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In the entrancing music video for singer-songwriter Josef Salvat's single "Hustler," the Australian-born but London-based artist takes his viewers down a dark road as he searches for love. The video, directed by Casper Balslev, is as eerie as it is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Towleroad
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If you've ever wondered (or theorized) why gay men and straight women often form such tight bonds, Psychologist Matthew Dempsey is here to provide some insight. In a new video, Dempsey describes how relationships between gay men and straight women... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Towleroad
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A new report out of Puerto Rico suggests that the U.S. commonwealth may soon ends its defense of a statute that bans same-sex couples from getting married. Via The Washington Blade: El Nuevo Día reported Gov. Alejandro García Padilla’s administration... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Towleroad
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After Aaron Schock's announcement yesterday that he would resign from Congress following persistent investigations into his finances and potential abuse of power, Schock's father is speaking out about his son's decision to step down. In an interview with ABC News... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Towleroad
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In an impressive feat of parenting, two bald eagles managed to keep their eggs incubated and warm during a winter squall in Pennsylvania that left them up to their necks in snow. The eagles took turns caring for the eggs,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Towleroad
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The week long Madonna-thon on Ellen continues. Yesterday, the Queen of Pop played a rousing round of "Never Have I Ever" with the talk show host and special guest Justin Bieber who was brought in just for the occasion. But... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Towleroad
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U.S. District Judge Callie Granade has refused a request from a county judge to stay her ruling which struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage. Granade's order compels Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis (pictured right) to issue marriage licenses... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois has resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives following a series of scandals that raised serious questions about Schock's alleged mis-use use of campaign and government funds. From Politico: “Today, I am announcing my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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Her Madge-sty stopped by Ellen yesterday, beginning her week-long residency as a guest on the show. To start the week off, the Material Girl got up close and personal about the logistics behind the wardrobe malfunction that caused her to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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As part of its annual Broadway Backwards event benefitting Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, director Robert Bartley transformed Chicago's famed "Cell Block Tango" into an all-male revue so hunky you would never tell them that they were wrong. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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Following the bombastic praise heaped on Italian clothiers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (aka Dolce and Gabbana) by the National Organization of Marriage (NOM) in the wake of the duo's incendiary comments criticizing same-sex parenting, comes new support from another... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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In a new video posted in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Matt Baume, whom you may recall from his weekly Marriage Watch updates, looks at the history of gay people being banned from marching in St. Patrick's Day parades, why... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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On The Daily Show last night, host Jon Stewart dug into the recent rise in so-called "religious freedom" bills that would, contrary to how they are depicted by their advocates, enshrine into law a person's right to discriminate against LGBT... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Towleroad
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Irish parishioners walk out on priest criticizing footballer for voicing support for same-sex marriage. Trial underway in slaying of gay Clarksdale, Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian. The defendant, Lawrence Reed, doesn't dispute that he killed McMillian but is claiming a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Towleroad
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Last week we told you about Jared Leto's new eyebrow-less, platinum-hair-dyed look. However, this was not the first time the Oscar-winning actor went blonde. In fact, Entertainment Tonight found an old video of a 26-year-old platinum-haired Leto talking with ET... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Towleroad
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New reports are circulating that ISIS has beheaded three men in Iraq because they were gay. Photos released online show the men blindfolded and corralled in a traffic roundabout before being beheaded in front of a crowd of onlookers. Via... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Towleroad
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The guys at ASAPScience are back and looking at what happens to your brain when you trip out on 'shrooms. Though not considered clinically addictive and thought to be less dangerous than other recreational drugs, this naturally grown fungus causes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Towleroad
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A mother recently wrote to popular advice columnist Dear Abby asking how to handle news that her 17-year-old son had his first kiss and it was with another boy. "Modern Mom" wrote that she was confused and "didn't know what... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Towleroad
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The Divine Ms. M stopped by Jimmy Kimmel last night and lent her musical skills to one of Kimmel's Twitter sketches where famous vocalists sing tweets of celebrities known for what we might call amusing social commentary. Middler was the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Towleroad
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Last night, Rachel Maddow dug into Hillary Clinton's press conference at the United Nations following her speech before a special conference on women's rights at the Security Council. As Maddow notes, it was not women's rights that brought the press... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Towleroad
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Hillary Clinton will directly address questions that have arisen in the wake of the revelation that she used a personal email account while serving as Secretary of State. Mrs. Clinton is speaking at a United Nations conference on women and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Towleroad
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It's been nearly 14 years since fashion's two hottest male supermodels, Derek Zoolander and Hansel, had their famous walk-off. But thanks to an upcoming sequel to the 2001 comedy spoof, the duo has been reunited once again. Crashing the runway... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Towleroad
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Crooner Sam Smith is opening up about his experiences with bullying and homophobia after he came out at age 11. MTV News reports that the "Stay With Me" singer told British paper The Sun about the taunting he received not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Towleroad
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Political drama heats up in West Hollywood. And yes, Grindr's involved. There's now a gay erotic novel about "the dress" from the author who wrote gay erotic fiction about T-Rexes. The Bank of Canada says that "Spocking" your bank notes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Towleroad
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A new video from the Ad Council titled "Love Has No Labels" has racked up over 1.5 million views on YouTube since it was posted a mere 24 hours ago. The video, intended to show that love is love regardless... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Towleroad