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We Do, a series of demonstrations grown out of the grassroots Campaign for Southern Equality protested at the Hinds County Courthouse on Tuesday. Part of the protest involved five couples applying for, and eventually being denied, marriage licenses. Towleroad reported... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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Last August, California Governor Jerry Brown (right) signed AB 1266 into law, effectively protecting the rights of transgender students across the state to utilize whichever locker room and bathroom facilities match their gender identities, and to choose sports teams in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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You may have never known that you needed 43 cartoon themes played back-to-back by a fantastic, jazzy music ensemble. All that will change once you listen to Ensemble ACJW obliterate your favorite Saturday morning tunes from the past several decades.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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Larry King appeared on The Rubin Report to talk with Dave Rubin about civil rights in the 1950's, his perspective on the gay rights movement, and what we might see happen in the 2016 election. Along the way he dropped... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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On Monday, Brendan Eich (right) became CEO of Mozilla, the software community responsible for developing Firefox, the popular web browser. Formerly the multi-tiered group's chief technology officer, Eich was an understandable but not altogether popular choice for the appointment. One... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Towleroad
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Do you love Sarah Jessica Parker? You'll probably fall for her even harder after watching Vogue's infectiously fun new video in which an interviewer asks the actress 73 questions in just over five minutes. Even better, SJP leads the the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Towleroad
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Last week we reported that Adam Lambert would be going on tour with Queen for a 17-date U.S. run. Now, Euronews has posted video footage of the rockers' synergistic performance on stage as well as an update from a press... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Towleroad
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The Democratic Republic of Congo may follow in the footsteps of Uganda if the Congolese National Assembly approves a drafted anti-gay bill currently in legislative limbo, though the level of support there is variable and wavering. Introduced in December by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Towleroad
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The South Carolina House refused on Monday to restore book purchasing budget cuts assigned to College of Charleston and University of South Carolina Upstate after the two institutions of higher learning taught literature dealing with homosexual content. Totaling nearly $70,000,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Towleroad
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Stephen Fry is set to narrate a special for the UK's Channel 4 called, "Our Gay Wedding: The Musical." With music and lyrics written by the couple, composer Benjamin Till and actor Nathan Taylor, and group numbers to be performed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Towleroad
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Photo: The Lyceum, oldest building on the campus of the University of Mississippi. Though the Mississippi house's Judiciary B Civil Subcommittee advanced their "religious freedom" bill yesterday, an exciting bit of news out of the Magnolia State this week indicates... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Towleroad
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One of the longest operating gay resorts in the world, the Island House in Key West is now being put up for sale by owner Jon Allen who bought the resort (open since 1976) with partner Martin Kay in 1999.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Towleroad
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A court case in Jdeideh, Lebanon has invalidated Article 534, a law which criminalizes "unnatural sexual intercourse," and is being heralded as a major step toward equal rights for LGBT persons. Judge Naji al-Dahdah ruled that the law did not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Towleroad
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Over twenty LGBT rights activists sporting "Add the Words Idaho" t-shirts and covering their mouths with their hands were arrested for blocking all four entrances to Idaho governor C.L. "Butch" Otter's office today. The protestors, who have held demonstrations at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Towleroad
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Richard Scott Kennedy, a British student at University of Central Lancaster, was reportedly attacked in an anti-gay hate crime last week. He posted a photo and his story on Facebook: Here is my face after a homophobic attack, 4 of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Towleroad
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The times they are a-changin', or so it seemed yesterday when it was announced that over twenty prominent Republican lawmakers would file a friend-of-the-court brief in favor of same-sex marriage for the 10th Circuit court (right). The court will hear... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Towleroad
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MK Nobilette, the first openly gay contestant to compete on "American Idol," wowed the judges and the audience last night with her rendition of Allen Stone's "Satisfaction." She, along with the other contestants, will have to wait until tonight to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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In a particularly offensive, though not entirely surprising segment, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly asked Family Research Council president Tony Perkins about his thoughts regarding Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of Arizona SB1062, which would have allowed business owners and other... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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When soccer player Robbie Rogers came out last year, after leaving the sport and his former Leeds United team, he certainly made waves. When he signed with the L.A. Galaxy and became the first openly gay major league soccer player,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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It's Okay To Be Smart's Joe Hanson has returned from a stint with bees and snowflakes to show off some of the most important scientific images ever captured. From medieval times to the twentieth-century, Joe convinces us that pictures have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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Hillary Clinton spoke at the University of Miami last night, captivating an audience of college students and professors alike. The former Secretary of State was quick to remark on Gov. Jan Brewer's decision to veto anti-gay Arizona legislature just hours... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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Andrea Mitchell sat down with Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday to discuss the anti-gay bills recently passed in both Arizona and Uganda, as well as briefly mentioning Russia's anti-gay propaganda laws. Though the laws' implications vary widely and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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Are you into beards? Do guys with facial hair get you going? Then you're in luck, because now you can even type to your bearded-heart's content with a new font based entirely on one man's mustachioed look. Gizmodo reports: The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Towleroad
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Drew Swope, a gay grocery store employee who had a verbal altercation with North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (right) on Sunday wound up fired. Now, in a remarkable turn of events, he is receiving help from Charlotte's mayor, Pat Cannon,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Towleroad
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Dustyn Murrain (above) experienced a harrowing ordeal last week when he was attacked and tortured in a shed by four peers, two of whom he claimed as friends. Murrain was beaten in the head with a crowbar, received shots to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Towleroad
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