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Megachurch pastor calls women who have premarital sex "filthy dishrags": "One wonders, whatever happened to purity?" Lancaster Baptist Church pastor Paul Chappell asked in a sermon. "Whatever happened to that? Whatever happened to the days when girls said, 'I'm not... Continue reading
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In the wake of U.S. District Judge Brian Morris' ruling today which struck down Montana's 2004 voter approved ban on same-sex marriage, Montana's Republican Attorney General Tim Fox, who has previously voiced his opposition to marriage equality, announced his intent... Continue reading
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U.S. District Judge Brian Morris (pictured) has ruled that Montana's ban on same-sex marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, thus making it unconstitutional. Morris' order is effective immediately and is not stayed, though the Ninth Circuit... Continue reading
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Scott Bradlee and his Postmodern Jukebox have targeted "I'm Not The Only One" by out crooner / man of the moment Sam Smith as their next cover. This time, the group gives Smith's tune a decidedly New Orleans jazz vibe... Continue reading
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Out singer-songwriter Eli Lieb is back with another original song, "Lightning in a Bottle," about believing in the power of your own unbridled spirit. Lieb told Out Magazine, "I want people to see the music video, hear the song, really... Continue reading
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Despite earlier reports that stated same-sex marriage would not begin in South Carolina until Thursday at noon, Probate Judge Irvin Condon has begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples who had filed for them prior to October 9 of this... Continue reading
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Thor fanboys and girls will be pleased to know that the "awesome Aussie" who portrays the hammer-wielding son of Odin has been named People's Sexiest Man Alive. Speculation was rampant as to who would take the top hotness honors. Chris... Continue reading
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After 13 seasons in the NBA, Jason Collins, the first player to ever come out as gay while still a playing professional, has announced he is retiring from basketball. The trailblazer made his announcement in a special column on SI.com:... Continue reading
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South Carolina's Attorney General Alan Wilson, who has long been entrenched in his battle against attempts to end the state's discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage, is seeking a stay of U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel's ruling that struck down... Continue reading
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Cosmopolitan Magazine has a new web series out that shows men doing amazing things without those cumbersome shirts that always seem to get in the way. The men also seem to be silent, if this first installment is any indication.... Continue reading
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Earlier today, we told you about the chaos and confusion that pervades the state of Kansas on the question of the legality of same-sex marriage. Now, a ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court has this evening further complicated matters, clearing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon saves Benjy the Gay Bull from the anti-gay campaign trying to serve Benji on a bun. Tom Hardy will be coming to your TV sets. Al Franken says Ted Cruz has it "completely wrong" on net... Continue reading
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The bearband Bearforce 1 (whom some of you may remember us telling you about back in 2007 and 2008) has returned after the original group broke up five years ago. Band leader Robert Brown returns with a new line up... Continue reading
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Your favorite go-go boy is back for the final installment of the hit web series Go-Go Boy Interrupted, and this time, he's finally taking a look at his life and his choices, wondering where he might have gone astray. As... Continue reading
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In an in-depth piece published today, LA Weekly goes inside “K6G,” the gay wing of Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles and looks at what life is like for its 400 inmates. Those who have been and are currently inmates... Continue reading
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In addition to dishing on how he managed to piss off Barbara Walters when he co-hosted The View, funnyman and pop culture connoisseur Andy Cohen played a little game of "Yank The Tank!" during his visit to Meredith Vieira's talk-show... Continue reading
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British actor Paul Bettany took some time last week to educate a Twitter troll who went on an anti-gay rant attacking him, as Big Gay Picture Show reports. The troll in question messaged Bettany, "Your a faggot pussy I would... Continue reading
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Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy are all in to make a Hocus Pocus sequel. Waiting on Disney's response. Emma Stone debuted as Sally Bowles in Cabaret on Broadway last night. Her beard showed up to support her.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Towleroad
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The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Kansas' request for a stay of a lower court's decision striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, effectively allowing same-sex couples to say "I do" in the Sunflower State. Justice Sonia Sotomayor had... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Towleroad
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Following Federal Judge Richard Mark Gergel's ruling striking down South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage today, the state's Attorney General Alan Wilson announced he will appeal Gergel's ruling "immediately", well ahead of the November 20 deadline Gergel set for the... Continue reading
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Last week, we told you about an interview One Direction-er Harry Styles did in which he stated that gender is "not that important" when it comes to his significant others. This set off speculation as to whether Harry is bisexual.... Continue reading
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Fashion and underwear brand Freedom Reigns has released a new video promoting their latest collection and, as The Underwear Expert points out, there's definitely a certain sense of freedom about this shoot. Go into the woods for a hot journey,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Towleroad
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In case you're feeling beset upon at work or in your personal life today, here's a bit of inspiration for you: stunning video showing a young elephant successfully fending off 14 lions as they try to attack and kill it.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Towleroad
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The European Space Agency has successfully landed a probe on a comet for the first time. CNBC reports: A probe from a comet-chasing spacecraft successfully landed on its target Wednesday in a 10-year mission that could hold answers to the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Towleroad
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You may recall the story we brought you of an ex-gay man who proclaimed to his Missouri mega-church, "I'm not gay no more": "I'm not gay no more. I am delivered! I don't like mens no more. I said I... Continue reading
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