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St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison heard arguments Monday on a challenge to Missouri's gay marriage ban brought by four gay couples who were married in St. Louis by city officials in June. The couples are Tod Martin and David... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Police in Sioux Falls, South Dakota have identified two people wanted for questioning in connection to the assault of local resident, 27-year-old Drew Bartscher, KELO reports. Bartscher, who is straight, was brutally attacked after he told a woman who called... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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The group popular for doing funky twists on contemporary hits (like a 40s swing version of Madonna's "Like A Prayer", for instance) is back with a soulful take on Ariana Grande's "Break Free" that is full of 70s flare. Watch... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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GoPro has opened our eyes to whole new worlds of experience: be it surfing with seals, diving into volcanoes, unicycling down mountains, getting up close and personal with a Great White shark or even just travelling around the world. Now... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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During her performance at Lincoln Center highlighting her jazz collaboration with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga turned out a chilling rendition of Cher's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)." Gaga made sure to sport her Moonstruck-era Cher hair for the... Continue reading
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Adore Delano, one the finalists on last season's RuPaul's Drag Race, has released the music video for latest single, "I Look F--kin' Cool" featuring Alaska Thunderf--k and Nina Flowers. The song is the fifth single off her album, Till Death... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Out gay heartthrob Matt Bomer will be starring opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in Shane Black's detective thriller The Nice Guys, being produced by Hollywood heavyweight, Joel Silver. Deadline Hollywood reports: Black’s Nice Guys takes place in 1970s Los... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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A gay couple visiting Minneapolis from Brooklyn and Philadelphia were targeted and shot with a BB gun by a homophobic Christian man in a popular local gay, KMSP-TV reports. The man, 43-year-old Wayne Steven Odegard, harassed customers at the Saloon,... Continue reading
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Out crooner Sam Smith has released a new video of him performing his song "Restart", about putting a break up in your rear-view mirror. The song is off of Smith's hit debut "In The Lonely Hour", which he recently shared... Continue reading
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Neil Patrick Harris sat down with David Letterman to share some more intimate details about his recent wedding to longtime partner David Burtka in Italy. Harris talked about Sir Elton John's performance, his and David's first dance to Kelly Clarkson's... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Apparently, Noah Ritter knows a lot about dinosaurs. The adorable mini-ginger rose to fame after giving an unforgettable TV interview at the Wayne County Fair in Pennsylvania last month. He recently visited Ellen to share his new favorite word and... Continue reading
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Following the international backlash against the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) handling of the human rights crisis in Russia specifically as it pertained to the nation's hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympiad in Sochi, the IOC announced today it would add... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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After arrest warrants were issued yesterday, all 3 suspects in the September 11 attack on a gay couple in City Center, Philadelphia turned themselves in to police this morning. Police have now released the mugshots of the the 3 individuals,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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Longtime LGBT rights activist and friend of Harvey Milk Tom Ammiano recently wed partner Carolis Deal in San Francisco. Ammiano, a California assemblyman, reportedly brought guests together at the Delancey Street Foundation without too many clues as to the precise... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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The Northwestern Law School chapter of the Federalist Society on Monday sent out an invitation to a debate on same-sex marriage that prominently featured food from notorious anti-gay fast-food chain, Chick-fil-a. As Above the Law reports, the Chick-fil-a logo is... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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The comedic duo is back with new episodes of their Comedy Central show. In anticipation of tonight's season opener, they released a teaser trailer taking a hilarious look at expectations surrounding gay weddings. Watch as they go over gay hymns,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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Yesterday, Philadelphia police announced that arrest warrants had been issued for three individuals accused of attacking a gay couple in City Center, Philadelphia on September 11. Those individuals, Philip Williams, 24, Kevin Harrigan, 26, and Kathryn Knott, 24, were charged... Continue reading
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Researchers off the coast of Kamchatka in Eastern Russia have captured footage of a juvenile white Orca. Previously, researchers filmed a mature male white Orca they nicknamed "Iceberg." Said the researchers of this latest footage: In August-September we surveyed the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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Following Federal Judge Martin Feldman's ruling earlier this month that upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage, the first federal ruling to uphold a marriage ban since the Supreme Court gutted DOMA in United States v. Windsor, state officials in Louisiana... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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The outspoken activist and former NFL player took to Twitter last night to share his support for gender equality and the #HeforShe campaign kicked off by actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson. After tweeting that he was about to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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In honor of Bisexual Awareness Day, bisexual vlogger RJ Aguiar took questions from Twitter users about his own experience as a bisexual guy. Reacting to the oft recited statement, "I don't believe in bisexuality" Aguiar remarks, “I mean, just because... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Towleroad
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Edmund White and Michael Carroll talk about their relationship, experience writing gay fiction: “It’s a very intense, very invested group of readers,” White said. “Gay life is this object out there that’s waiting to be written about. A lot of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Towleroad
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Arrest warrants have been issued for three individuals accused of savagely attacking a gay couple in Philadelphia's city center on September 11. ABC 6 reports: The accused are Philip Williams, 24, Kevin Harrigan, 26, and Katherine Knott, 24, all of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Towleroad
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The ACLU filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel alleging the DOD and top officials have provided improper treatment for Manning's gender dysphoria. Currently serving a 35 year sentence in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Manning insists she has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Towleroad
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The aca-awesome Pentatonix covers current hit "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit on their new album PTX Vol. III. Listen to the band's rendition of the dance beat along with a discussion of how and why they chose to cover this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Towleroad