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BY JOSEPH EHRMAN-DUPRE Boyhood is a concept film, but it does not feel like one. Filmed over 12 consecutive years, using the same actors to portray the same characters as they age naturally, Richard Linklater’s newest feature is a structured... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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The Film Society of Lincoln Center and OutFest combine forces this week to bring you NewFest, New York City's largest LGBT film festival. From July 24th thru July 29th, NewFest will screen a series of wonderfully-curated narrative, documentary, and short... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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The focus is all on Anastasia Steele and, of course, Mr. Christian Grey in the just-released first trailer for the highly anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. The movie is sure to be a hit with the "housewife"... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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House guest Frankie, Big Brother 16's openly gay contestant (and Ariana Grande's half-brother), seems to be flourishing as the other contestants embrace their inner bromanticism. Whether participating in a muscle competition or sharing a cozy bed, this season's initial male-male... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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In a rather stunning turn of events, CBS has announced that 'Two And a Half Men' stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer will get married in the show's final season. Why? So that they can adopt a child together. According... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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In 1975, David Kopay became the first NFL player, current or former, to come out publicly in the Washington Star. It was a stunning moment for sports, and he later revealed even more--including a one night stand with former Redskin... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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A new survey conducted by brand expert Jeetendr Sehdev found that gay men between the ages of 18 and 54 favor celebrity endorsers who are smart, female, and mature, all qualities possessed by Ellen DeGeneres, who topped the list. Her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Towleroad
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The new issue of Attitude magazine finds Tom Daley slightly more clothed than usual, opting for jeans rather than a speedo. Still, the superstar diver is burning up the cover. His dashing good looks were not the focus of his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Towleroad
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Australian tabloids are spreading a rumor: that Ricky Martin, currently a judge on the Aussie version of The Voice, mentored professional swimmer Ian Thorpe prior to his coming out this week. The "Thorpedo," as he was called when he swam... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Towleroad
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The L.A. Beast, a competitive eater known to drink Tabasco by the liter, took on a new challenge recently: downing a gallon of honey (which he hates) while covered in bees (which he is terrified of). Needless to say, it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Towleroad
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In late June, Outfest, in partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, announced the lineup for New York City's largest and most esteemed LGBT film festival, NewFest! Running from July 24th through July 29th, the nearly week-long event will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Towleroad
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Jacob Brown's new short film "420" is straightforward, sexy, and psychedelic. A prolonged, lip-lock-filled toking session, the movie aims to promote respect and acknowledgement of a hybrid cultural niche: that of the 'homostoner'. One part homosexual, one part stoner, both... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Towleroad
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Bad Boys, Transformers, The Island, and Pain and Gain: these are examples of hyper-kinetic, variably watchable, mildly entertaining cinema, and the oeuvre of Michael Bay, whose new film, Transformers: Age of Extinction hit theaters this weekend. They also revel in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Towleroad
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Former GOP governor of Florida and current Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist previously apologized for a blatantly anti-gay political track record. Now he has made good on part of his promise to do everything he can to help achieve equal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Towleroad
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The Houston, TX-based coalition "No Unequal Rights" has created a radio ad in protest of the LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance that the city council passed this May. The fearmongering ad, containing a story delivered by a 'McDonald's worker', tries to instill... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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Following the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Wednesday, which upheld the unconstitutionality of Utah's same-sex marriage ban, the county clerk of Boulder, CO, Hillary Hall, began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples there. As of now, 34 couples... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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Broken Heart Land, an expectation-eschewing documentary from directors Jeremy and Randy Stulberg, begins with an all-too-familiar tragedy in the rural American landscape: the suicide of a gay teenager. From there it weaves a far different story than one might anticipate,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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In 2012, several gay rights activists were holding a workshop when Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo (right), accompanied by police officers, broke it up. The activists filed suit against Lokodo and now, two years later, they've lost. It is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Towleroad
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In a 5-2 vote yesterday, the Orlando City Council decided to file a brief in support of same-sex marriage, and in favor of overturning a 2008 ban. The brief argues that marriage equality will provide for a safer and more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Towleroad
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Melanie Nathan (right), director of the San Francisco African Leadership Institute, wrote a scathing piece about the state department's denial of visas for several LGBTI persons from African countries whom she had invited to march in the San Francisco Pride... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Towleroad
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A few days ago we reported that Ariana Grande's gay half-brother would be appearing on Season 16 of CBS' Big Brother which premieres on Wednesday, and now it has been revealed that one of Grande's housemates is an alleged homophobe... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Towleroad
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Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box this week, and his strategy for bolstering the GOP in upcoming elections was anything but conventional. Johnson called himself "a pretty traditional guy" and said that he believes "marriage is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Towleroad
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The Princes and the Treasure, a revisionist fairy tale which finds its duo of handsome princes (on a quest to save a damsel in distress, mind you) falling in love with each other, is likely sitting on the shelf of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Towleroad
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Georgian singer Tamar Iveri (right), a soprano contracted to perform in Opera Australia's upcoming production of Otello, was released this weekend after posting anti-gay comments on her Facebook page. The post was framed as a letter to the Georgian president... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Towleroad
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The Smithsonian Institute revealed the first ever 3D printed sculpture of a U.S. president last week, adding to the collection of Barack Obama portraits in the National Portrait Gallery. The bust was on display at the White House Makers Faire,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Towleroad