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Originally conceived as important bastions of sanitation in urban centers, American bathhouses became meccas for gay hook-up culture and entertainment in the 1960s and 70s. At that time, nearly 200 bathhouses were open around the country; now only 70 remain,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Emma Jane Gonzalez and Sasha Winters are two fierce ladies, in and out of the kitchen. Their new not-to-be-missed web series, "Eat Our Feelings," is a hilarious and informative hybrid of scripted comedy and Food Network cooking show. A truly... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Sharks bite only a few people each year, and yet they strike fear into our hearts. Hippos and crocodiles run way faster than we'd like to think and have nightmarish man-eating reputations of their own. And yet, this deadly assortment... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Hunky superstar and humanitarian Matt Damon didn't just take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, he took on the global issues of sanitary water and drought. Damon is a co-founder of Water.org, a non-profit working toward providing clean water for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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An advertisement produced by LGBT rights organization LGL and featuring gay, lesbian, and allied couples will not be aired on Lithuanian television according to broadcasters. The ad depicts several couples living their day-to-day existence, seemingly happy; at the end, though,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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The American Family Association's reigning king of nonsense Bryan Fischer took to the airwaves with a new batch of offensive vitriol last week. Citing Sodom and Gommorah, "pagan armies," Israelites, and other Old Testament buzz words, Fischer worked to convince... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Last year, Stephen Lovegrove was fired from his position as a resident assistant at Charleston Southern University after coming out. He had been inspired by Macklemore's performance of "Same Love" at the 2013 VMA's to spread a message of acceptance... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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In typically grandiose fashion, Sir Ian McKellen, in full Gandalf the Grey "You shall not pass!" voice, nominated Laura Linney, Derek Jacobi, and Anthony Hopkins to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Backed by at least fifty dancers from... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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Joan Rivers, the self-proclaimed "Queen of the Gays" and all-around funny lady, was ordained by the Universal Life Church and may quickly become the go-to officiant for New York gay couples. After performing a ceremony atop the Empire State Building... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Actor John Barrowman of Doctor Who and Torchwood fame took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, but "pool boy" husband Scott Gill certainly stole the show. Sporting a bright red jock strap and a massive trash can full of icy H2O,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Rebecca Anderson's thick Scottish accent may be unintelligible for some, but her singing rings out loud and clear. The 16-year-old out lesbian has made a parody of a parody; in July, hate-mongers at the Westboro Baptist Church created their own... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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What can we gather from the new "Girls" teaser from HBO? Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) definitely isn't in New York anymore! The very brief clip finds the star straddling a bike and enjoying a whole new, slower pace of life,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Ugandan Archbishop John Baptist Odama has reportedly spoken out about the plight of homosexuals in his home country, according to Metro Weekly. Following the overturning of Uganda's controversial anti-gay bill, many Ugandans are eager to move forward on further discriminatory... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Towleroad
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God loves gays. It's true. And tight white tees. You probably wouldn't know given the hate spewed by the funeral-protesting Westboro Baptist Church, which is exactly why God, well, God's representatives over at Facebook, have started a campaign to create... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Towleroad
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(photo via Instagram) Gaga and Bennett are back! They've released a new track from forthcoming jazz album, Cheek to Cheek. This time the duo covers "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," a standard dating back to 1928 when it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Towleroad
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Ben and Daniel met ten years ago; now, they've tied the knot in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, and we are lucky enough to witness just how loving and sweet they are. While the vows are epic, it is their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Towleroad
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On September 15th, producers Stephen Schwartz and Bruce Cohen will partner with the United Nations Foundation for "Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality." The concert, headlined by Broadway diva Patti Lupone and international superstar Sting, falls strategically... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Towleroad
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Adam Catanzarite went into a Portland, Oregon Apple store for a pair of headphones, and left with what could be considered a homophobic slur. A few days after his purchase, Catanzarite took a closer look at his receipt only to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Towleroad
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The Campaign for Southern Equality launched an action yesterday to have out-of-state marriages recorded in Mississippi. Same-sex couples from eight different counties tried to have their home state recognize the very real bonds of matrimony achieved elsewhere around the country,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Towleroad
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Israeli interior minister Gideon Saar [pictured] gave word on Tuesday that immigration authorities should not distinguish between same-sex and opposite-sex couples when granting citizenship. The new allowance amends a previous law allowing Jews to immigrate to Israel along with a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Towleroad
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A new study out of UCLA Law School's Williams Institute indicates that Michigan could stand to generate over $53 million in revenue from same-sex marriage ceremonies over three years. The study also found that nearly 7,300 couples could be married... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Towleroad
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Are you a "Shark Week" fan? Do Great White attacks and megalodon sightings make you tingle with anticipation? That may be just what Discovery Channel wants and, according to a new video, they don't achieve it with accuracy. Vox is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Towleroad
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Two years ago, the National Organization for Marriage began a protest of Starbucks after the massive coffee vendor supported a pro-marriage equality referendum on the Washington ballot. Now, NOM president Brian Brown claims that that boycott has made an impact... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Towleroad
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Joanna Rohrback is, well, back, and bigger than ever! The slim, inventive “fitness guru” who created Prancercise, a truly unique workout, has clearly upped her budget for a new video showcasing how you and a partner can prance your way... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Towleroad
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Fredia Hurdle (on the left) fought a long, tough battle to achieve marriage equality in Pennsylvania, the state she and partner Lynn Hurdle called home. Nearly three months ago they won, and Pennsylvania was yet another domino of inequality struck... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Towleroad