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Out lesbian actress and model Ruby Rose, seen most recently on Orange Is The New Black, has released a new short film, Break Free, "about gender roles, Trans, and what it is like to have an identity that deviates from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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The city of Bellevue, Idaho Monday passed a non-discrimination ordination that will provide protections for LGBT people against discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. While the measure passed by the Bellevue City Council bans discrimination on the basis of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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Last night, Rachel Maddow reported on the many high profile cases the Supreme Court has yet to rule on this term. One of those cases will likely determine whether same-sex couples are allowed to marry nationwide. Given how late it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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Madonna's highly anticipated music video for "Bitch, I'm Madonna" was released this morning on Tidal. But the video has since leaked elsewhere. Watch it (before it gets taken down), AFTER THE JUMP... The video features Nicki Minaj as well as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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If you felt left out after seeing Channing Tatum and a group of a male strippers surprise an advance screening of Magic Mike XXL with their magical moves, you may want to head to London to catch the stripper sequel.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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On last night's The Daily Show, Jon Stewart delved into the pure comedy gold that is Donald Trump's presidential bid. Said Stewart, "Thank you, Donald Trump for making my last six weeks my best six weeks. He is putting me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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Sunday night saw the season 5 finale of Game of Thrones and it left us reeling. Thankfully, Gay of Thrones is back for its final installment this season, recapping all the hullabaloo that happened in Westeros this week and helping... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Towleroad
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Michigan's state senate today passed three bills that would allow adoption agencies in the Great Lakes state to refuse adoptions if the religious beliefs of those seeking to adopt or become foster parents were not in line with the agency's.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Towleroad
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Earlier this month we reported that ESPN will award Caitlyn Jenner with their Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year's ESPY Awards. This didn't sit well with noted sports journalist Bob Costas. As Deadspin reports, Costas called in to The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Towleroad
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Singer Miley Cyrus has comes out as bisexual in Paper Magazine. Though not explicity labeling herself as such, she says that she loves women just as much as she loves men and has had serious relationships with women that the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Towleroad
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The 2016 hopeful joined Instagram today, posting a spot-on picture that further proves that the former Secretary of State has serious social media game. Check out the 'gram, AFTER THE JUMP... The caption reads only, "Hard choices." Well played, Hillary. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Towleroad
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(Photo via Alisha Siegel) Joseph Turnage and Brandon Moore were posing for engagement photos in Central Park recently when they got an unexpected visitor: Amy Schumer. The funny lady was out for a jog and spotted the couple being photographed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Towleroad
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Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that he illegally structured bank withdrawals and lied to the authorities about millions of dollars he withdrew to pay and silence a former male student he allegedly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Towleroad
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On Tuesday Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that the Department of Defense would add sexual orientation to its equal opportunity policy, putting discrimination based on sexual orientation on the same footing as discrimination based on religion, gender, or race.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Towleroad
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Ever wondered if there are tell-tale signs about your health in your pee? In their latest video, the guys at ASAPScience break down the biological process of urination as well as what your urine could be telling you about your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Towleroad
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YouTube vlogger Ingrid Nilsen, known for doling out beauty advice to her over 3.3 million followers, came out as gay yesterday on her online channel. Said Nilsen in an emotional 20-minute-long video that has already racked up nearly 2 million... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Towleroad
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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott under pressure to resist calls for same-sex marriage: "The latest salvo was fired by 38 religious leaders representing major traditions who have written to the prime minister expressing ;grave concerns' about a renewed push to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Towleroad
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An Arkansas county judge ruled Tuesday that the state must recognize over 500 same-sex marriages that took place last year after another judge struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. This latest ruling will allow those couples to have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Towleroad
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In a timely send-up of Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar's music video "Bad Blood", comedians Jake Wilson and Jeffery Self highlight the absurdity of the FDA's draconian regulations on blood donation from MSM (men who have sex with men). As... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Towleroad
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Zac Efron has been known to tease us with his ripped physique both while working and vacationing. Thankfully, he's back at it. Currently filming Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates in Hawaii, Efron and co-star Adam Devine blew off some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Towleroad
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Gay of Thrones is back, girl. And there is a lot to talk about in this week's episode. Jonathan recaps what's new in Westeros, including tales of happy hour at Dubai Cost Plus, American Pharaoh's trip to the toaster oven,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Towleroad
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Katniss is out for blood. President Snow's blood. "Nothing good is safe while Snow's alive...Snow has to pay for what he's done." Watch the trailer for the final installment in The Hunger Games franchise that stars Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Dormer,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Towleroad
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Yesterday, we told you about the first promo for Ridley Scott's upcoming sci-fi thriller that stars Matt Damon as a botanist turned astronaut on a mission to Mars along with crewmates Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Towleroad
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Jennifer Hudson's latest music video for her song "I Still Love You" is a heartwarming celebration of marriage equality. The clip which first premiered on Elle.com, opens with a young gay man calling his father and getting only his answering... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Towleroad
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In an internal report commissioned by HRC and obtained by BuzzFeed, employees of the nation's largest LGBT rights group described the organization as a "judgmental", "homogenous", "exclusionary" and "sexist" "white men's club." The report indicates that HRC values and promotes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Towleroad
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