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Domino's 50 Shades of Grey-themed Superbowl commercial is turning some heads. Tom Daley goes for a shirtless run on the treadmill. Michelle Obama's decision not to wear a head scarf on trip to Saudi Arabia for King Abdullah's funeral draws... Continue reading
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Noted out gay blogger Andrew Sullivan announced today that he is quitting blogging. A conservative who is credited as a pioneer in the world of political blogging, Sullivan started blogging in 2000 and wrote under various online mastheads including Time,... Continue reading
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Out crooner and Grammy nominee Sam Smith covers this month's Rolling Stone with the title "The Lonely Boy Inside The Big Voice" accompanying a brooding image of Smith clad in a black leather jacket. In the cover story, Rolling Stone... Continue reading
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After the Alabama Probate Judges Association argued that Judge Callie V.S. Granade's ruling against Alabama's same-sex marriage ban applied only to the plaintiffs in the case not the entire state, Judge Granade, a George W. Bush appointee, today issued a... Continue reading
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North Dakota's Senate is again considering a nondiscrimination bill that would protect LGBTQ people from being discriminated in the workplace on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Nebraska currently has an abysmal record on LGBT civil rights... Continue reading
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Get ready, hunties, RuPaul's Drag Race is coming back for its 7th season and it promises to be the the most 'raggedy' season ever according to Ru. This year Ross Matthews and Carson Kressley will be joining as judges on... Continue reading
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NYT wonders, What's happening to New York City's skyline? "Get used to the rise of what are called pencil towers. There will be more, with a dozen or so planned in the next several years in mid-Manhattan, as the city’s... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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A federal judge has denied Nebraska's request to stay a lawsuit brought against it by seven same-sex couples seeking to overturn the Cornhusker State's ban on same-sex marriage. Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon found that the U.S. Supreme... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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If Blizzard 2015 has you feeling nostalgic for snow days and using Frozen references to explain your wintry struggles you may just want to check out a special musical video message from Matt Glendinning, Head of School at Moses Brown... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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In a decision that cited her previous ruling striking down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage, District Judge Callie V.S. Granade ruled in favor of another same-sex couple, James Strawser and John Humphrey, once again declaring the state's ban on same-sex... Continue reading
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Morgana Bailey, a Human Resources professional, recently came out at TED@State Street London's talk, surprising her colleagues at the event who did not know she was a lesbian. Bailey even hid the truth from the TED organizers about why she... Continue reading
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While we wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the four cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has expedited its review of a federal judge's ruling that struck... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Whether you're in Harlem, Hollywood or Jackson, Mississippi this performance of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" is sure to rouse you. The video comes from Dallas' A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School and the school's theatre arts... Continue reading
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As we reported yesterday, an Idaho House Committee had finally agreed to hear testimony on a proposed non-discrimination bill that would add protections for Idahoans based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. The hearing, which began yesterday and continues... Continue reading
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Comedian Louis C.K. has finally figured out why babies cry on airplanes: "they're like really upset" that gay people can marry nowadays. "Like inconsolably upset." And no matter how you try to reason with them, they won't listen. C.K. takes... Continue reading
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Paddle boarder Rich German has shared a video on YouTube showing him get up close and personal with a friendly pod of 5 Orca whales off the coast of Laguna Beach, California. German captured the incredible footage using a Go... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Towleroad
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The Chilean House of Representatives has passed a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples, The Washington Blade reports: “People of the same-sex will have the opportunity to demonstrate that they have the right to be happy,” said... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Towleroad
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Anti-gay activist and likely Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson spoke with Iowa talk radio host Steve Deace last night and suggested that Congress should oust judges who rule in favor of same-sex marriage, Right Wing Watch reports. Carson's comments come... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Towleroad
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Psychotherapist Matthew Dempsey is back with the second installment in his four-part video series on relationships. Dempsey's previous video looked at why we love who we do while this latest video addresses the question of how to find love in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Towleroad
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How do you know you're working on a TV show no one believes will succeed? A good indicator according to Rob Lowe is that you're working next door to a dildo factory. The Parks and Recreation actor shared his experience... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Towleroad
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He has no more elections left to run. How does he know? Watch and find out, AFTER THE JUMP... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Towleroad
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In his sixth state of the union address Tuesday, President Obama sounded a victorious note, declaring “the shadow of crisis has passed," referring chiefly to economic challenges that have been center-stage since he was elected to the Presidency in 2008.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Towleroad
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A lawsuit challenging North Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage has been put on hold by a federal judge until the Supreme Court rules on whether there exists a constitutional right to marry. The AP reports: U.S. District Chief Judge Ralph... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Towleroad
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As we've been reporting, the rabidly anti-gay Catholic group Legatus found itself at the center of a controversy after activist and Good As You blogger Jeremy Hooper highlighted the extreme and disturbing views held by the organization including labeling same-sex... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Towleroad
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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and anti-gay activist Austin Ruse will be headlining the annual conference of anti-gay Catholic organization Legatus after actor Gary Sinise, Fox News anchor Bret Baier and MolsonCoors Chair Pete Coors dropped out of the event... Continue reading
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