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Some black American clergy, unhappy with Mitt Romney's Mormonism and Barack Obama's affection for gays, are telling their congregations to stay home on election day. On the bright side, Michelle Bachmann is poised to lose her House seat. Bryan Fischer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2012 at Towleroad
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Chicago's Kevin DuJan, the gay, right-wing blogger who believes liberals have ruined his love life, did the following bit of serious journalism: He set out to research a story last Friday on the teachers' strike, but failed to find any... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2012 at Towleroad
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"I'm very much in love w/u." So read the text message that Cameroonian Roger Jean-Claude Mbede sent to another man last year, and which landed him in Kondengui Central Prison, where he remains still. In Cameroon, homosexual acts are punishable... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2012 at Towleroad
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Rupert Everett, of My Best Friend's Wedding, Shakespeare In Love, and so on, "can't think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads." So he says in an interview with The Sunday Times. (The Times is subscription-only,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2012 at Towleroad
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AFTER THE JUMP, see Rick Santorum's suddenly infamous speech at this weekend's Values Voter Summit. The part of Rick's speech to so far command the most attention arrives near the end, when the ex-senator explains why "the media" will never... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2012 at Towleroad
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Several weeks ago, I posted a video of what appeared to be Mitt Romney addressing a group of high-rolling donors about traveling to China to buy a factory. It was interesting to hear the candidate talk off-record in such sympathetic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2012 at Towleroad
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Vladimir Putin admits he's a bit of a fibber: Russian President Vladimir Putin told a Russian journalist that many of his most picturesque media appearances — shooting a tranquilizer dart into a tiger who appeared about to pounce; tagging a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Towleroad
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Back when the terrible film Innocence of Muslims was called Desert Warriors -- when it was just some schlocky, lucky-if-it-ever-makes-it-to-DVD film about people not named Mohammed killing each other in the desert -- its director was a fellow named Alan... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Towleroad
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Perhaps you don't need to hear another version of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" again, but do. Just one more. AFTER THE JUMP, find a gorgeous, and -- maybe this is just me -- somehow melancholic, fully orchestral, end-of-summer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Towleroad
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Jerome Corsi, a slavering paranoiac who could be mistaken for a serious journalist only in the bizarro universe of World Net Daily, became famous for insisting that Barack Obama is a secret foreigner. The stance became difficult to maintain after... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Towleroad
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Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Ollie North, Jim DeMint, Tony Perkins, Mike Huckabee, Steve King, Michele Bachmann, and Kirk Cameron all spoke yesterday at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit (where, if the VVS's twitterfeed has it right, someone named... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Towleroad
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Weird news out of Malaysia, from Reuters: The Malaysian government has begun holding seminars aiming to help teachers and parents spot signs of homosexuality in children, underscoring a rise in religious conservatism in the Muslim majority nation. So far, the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Towleroad
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The Times neatly sums up the sudden eruption of pro-equality sentiment from the NFL: “I think it’s a transformational moment and seismic shift to see so many folks in the world of sports stepping up and speaking out in support... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Towleroad
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At the New York Post, Mayrav Saar writes about a minor but fascinating controversy currently bubbling under in the Conservative Jewish community, involving gay marriage, straight marriage, and why the former's better than the latter. Yes -- the former, gay... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Towleroad
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The second season of the United States' edition of The X Factor debuts on the 12th, and television's full of promos. This very awkward video from what looks like the season premiere has been making the rounds on Facebook all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Towleroad
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In what was probably his final major interview before resigning as Archbishop of Canterbury, the always thoughtful Rowan Williams continued to baffle liberals, conservatives, Christians, and secularists alike in a far-randing discussion with The Daily Telegraph. On the question of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Towleroad
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Mitt Romney never expected to win his adopted home state of Massachusetts in November, despite having briefly governed it. Still, the degree to which he's not-winning MA must be a little painful. Yesterday, the Republican Sen. Scott Brown -- the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Towleroad
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Earlier this summer, Andy began chronicling the growing animosity between PETA and Lady Gaga, after the songstress appeared in a b-movie promo poster dressed in what looked like a wolf carcass. At the time, PETA vice president Dan Matthews warned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Towleroad
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Is this a picture of Emily Dickinson? After the Labor Day weekend beating of a gay man at the hands of four marines, at least a few gay military men suspect the offenders' animus was inflamed by politics: “The Republican... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Towleroad
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The Pakistani Christian girl named either Rimshah or Masih, who was arrested near Islamabad three weeks ago for allegedly burning pages of a Qur'an to start a cooking fire, has been released on bail. The release comes nearly a week... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Towleroad
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At the Washington Blade, Chris Johnson reports that 145 House Democrats yesterday filed a friend-of-court brief on behalf of 83-year-old widow Edie Windsor, of New York City, in the case of Windsor vs. The United States. (At least, they were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Towleroad
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In a Friday interview with Iowan television station KWQC, Ann Romney declined three times to state her position on marriage equality. And she declined in the most dismissive possible way, insisting that the question of lesbian mothers' ability to wed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Towleroad
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Congrats to the fabulous gay man, excellent actor, hilarious Facebook photo-poster, and all-around mensch George Takei on his big weekend. Not only is today the 46th birthday of Star Trek -- the show on which Takei became famous as Mr.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Towleroad
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Here's a fantastically awkward bit of brand-burnishing from Sarah Palin, delivered while she was being interviewed on FOX Business Network Thursday evening, shortly after John Kerry mentioned her during his speech at the DNC: I think he diminished himself by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Towleroad
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Paul Ryan definitely didn't run that marathon in under three hours ... ... which is, according to The New Yorker, an important thing to know. Secret histories of the Long Beach gays. Another sincere prayer for Dan Savage. There have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2012 at Towleroad
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