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As promised, Lambda Legal has filed an appeal of Federal Judge Perez-Gimenez’s ruling that upheld Puerto Rico’s ban on same-sex marriage. The case will now be heard by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. The Washington Blade reports:... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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The final trailer has been released for the first installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay two-parter that will draw to a conclusion the much obsessed-over franchise. In this latest video, Katniss has a message for President Snow. Find out what... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was killed last week at the War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, was laid to rest yesterday. Sexual harassment claims, leaked emails dominate last weeks of gay Republican Carl DeMaio's congressional race: "Maybe the only certain thing... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Jon Stewart is in Austin, Texas this week as part of his "Democalpyse 2014 - South by South Mess" and yesterday drew attention to the lengthy efforts Democrats are going to to avoid being associated with President Obama, who Stewart... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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And they better look out. According to Page Six, the iconic 'do' currently being donned by Michael C. Hall in Hedwig and The Angry Inch on Broadway was stolen after a recent performance: Hall — who took over the role... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Yesterday, we told you about the unmanned Antares rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS) that exploded mere seconds after launch. Today, video has surfaced showing the explosion as seen from a Cessna plane flying not far from the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Daniel Radcliffe stopped by Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show last night and shared that not only is he a big fan of rap music--which he noted many find surprising--he also has "an obsession with memorizing complicated, lyrically intricate and fast... Continue reading
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Following Marvel's announcement of nine upcoming films in its superhero franchise, the studio debuted a new trailer last night for the hotly anticipated Avengers sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. As Business Insider notes, this latest reveal from Marvel "shows... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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In a stunning new video, an unmanned rocket headed for the International Space Station (ISS) exploded mere seconds after launching. USA Today reports: The Antares rocket supplied by contractor Orbital Sciences blew up six seconds after liftoff, NASA said. NASA... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Todrick Hall (whom you may recall from his musical spoofs Mean Boyz, Spell Block Tango, Cinderoncé, and The Wizard of Aahs) is back with a lesson in social media and public safety in his cover of Taylor Swift's "Shake It... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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A drunken traveler at Dallas Fort-Worth Airport who assaulted a man he believed was gay while shouting anti-gay epithets will not face jail time and will not face hate crimes charges, Lone Star Q reports. The suspect is identified as... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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What's scarier than Halloween? The Bible, of course. America's Best Christian shows you how to take your neighborhood back for Christ this Hallow's Eve. As Betty points out, "Secular horror may seem scary, but nothing beats The Lord when it... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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ABC News Anchor Micahel Putney recently slammed Florida Governor Rick Scott for his refusal to own up to the fact that same-sex marriage is illegal in Florida in no small part because of his actions. While the state's ban on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Scott Bradlee and his Postmodern Jukebox have taken on Calvin Harris' "Summer" in the group's latest video of retro inspired covers of contemporary hits. In case you're already missing the warm days of summer, let this smooth and laidback rendition... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals announced yesterday it would consider arguments in cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Texas and Louisiana for the week of January 5, 2015. The Times-Picayune reports: The cases from the two states remain... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Jimmy Fowlie's irreverent web-series Go-Go Boy Interrupted has released a new episode that focuses on that awkward moment when you wake up in someone else's bed--and you're not sure whose bed that might be. Should this happen to you, Fowlie's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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The city of Lewiston, Idaho has become the 9th city in the state to ban discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation based on sexual orientation, gender identity or familial status. As The Lewiston Tribune reports, the vote came last... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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The original American Idol has turned in another noteworthy cover. No Sam Smith this time, Kelly instead sets her vocal sights on Ms. 1989 herself, Taylor Swift and her "screw the haters" anthem, "Shake It Off." Watch and listen as... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Following an overwhelming vote by Kyrgyz lawmakers in favor of a Russian-style ban on the promotion of positive attitudes towards so-called "non traditional sexual relations", Pink News reports that the United Nations has urged the former Soviet Republic to abandon... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Ever fans of creating innovative and interesting music videos filmed in one single shot, the band has outdone themselves with their latest video release for "I Won't Let You Down." With the help of a lot of umbrellas and Japanese... Continue reading
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Two to three gunmen have attacked the Canadian Parliament, the War Memorial and possibly a mall in Ottawa, Canada, killing one soldier who was on guard at the national War Memorial according to USA Today. CNN reports: The Canadian government... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Towleroad
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The popular and endearing gay web series is back with its season 3 finale that sees the gay-straight duo of Nick and Ed being abandoned by their last remaining creation/creature, the Monster. The two are then forced to come to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Towleroad
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Alaska's lone congressman Don Young, the House of Representatives' longest serving Republican member, made comments recently at a Wasilla, Alaska high school that have been labeled 'hurtful' by the school's principal Amy Spargo. Alaska Dispatch News reports that many present... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Towleroad
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The Slow Mo Guys, a.k.a. Gavin and Dan, have taken to having some fun with a slow motion camera to see just how cool things can look when filmed in slow mo. In their latest video, the duo show off... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Towleroad
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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and his Democratic challenger Paul Davis sparred on Monday night over the issue of gay marriage. Following the Supreme Court's decision to let stand a 10th Circuit ruling invalidating bans on same-sex marriage, a ruling that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Towleroad