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David Letterman welcomed Perfume Genius to The Late Show last night to perform "Queen" from the new album Too Bright. Too Bright is the third album from the out gay Seattle-based artist. You may recall the videos for "Queen" and... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Towleroad
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Dylan Beard, a gay Houston teen, was ambushed and beaten in a planned hate crime by his peers, KHOU reports: Dylan Beard says he lost his sense of security. His friends told him to meet him at Jenkins Park in... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Towleroad
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Suze Orman weighs in on the significance of Apple CEO Tim Cook bring the first leader of a Fortune 500 company to come out of the closet. Says Orman: "Tim Cook's coming out publicly will be the door opener for... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Towleroad
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2015 is 'bearing' down on us in a big way now that the Nashville Grizzlies gay rugby calendar has arrived! One of the team's members, Thomas H., writes us: "The Nashville Grizzlies RFC is a USA Rugby Division III club.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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In an appearance on CNBC this morning following the news that Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay, former Rep. Barney Frank (who also served as chair of the House Financial Services Committee) said he's "grateful" that Cook came... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Drag Race stars Adore Delano and Bianca del Rio come to a peace accord with the help of a couple of skinny lattes in a new advertising collaboration between Starbucks and Canada's OUTTV. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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A single-engine plane crashed at 7:40am on Tuesday just after taking off at Boulder Municipal Airport. The lone casualty was Steven Moore, executive director of the National Gay Pilots Association. The organization's board chair confirmed it was in fact Moore... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Last weekend, Towleroad hit The Big Easy for Halloween New Orleans! We were so excited to participate this year as a media sponsor and our crew was headquartered outside OZ bar each day at the corner of Bourbon and St.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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In major news in the fight against HIV, a second European study has concluded the "randomized" phase of its examination of the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) due to the drug's high effectiveness at preventing HIV infection. All participants in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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James Dobson, Focus on the Family founder and generally unpleasant individual (see that time he linked gay marriage to the Sandy Hook school shooting), has taken to the pages of his October newsletter to warn Americans that they are sliding... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Houston Mayor Annise Parker met with clergymen from across the nation yesterday to discuss the city's subpoena of church records tied to Houston's recently passed Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). KHOU reports: The mayor juggled her schedule Tuesday afternoon to meet... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Jake Gyllenhaal might have suspected that when Ellen DeGeneres invited him on her show to talk about Nightcrawler and the other dark films he has been attracted to in recent years, that she was going to pull a scare on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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The National Organization for Marriage has wheedled its way into the tight North Carolina senate race this week, spending $117,000 on postcard mailers alone to support Republican candidate Thom Tillis. Tillis, the current N.C. house speaker, was an integral voice... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore has denounced “ex-gay” therapy at a conference in Nashville Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Equality California wants your help ending the gay blood ban: "This discriminatory lifetime ban doesn't apply to people who engage in high-risk activities, including intravenous drug use or who have unprotected sex with commercial sex workers. But it does apply... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Last week, wingnut Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) issued a warning about gays in the military: "I've had people say, 'Hey, you know, there's nothing wrong with gays in the military. Look at the Greeks.' Well, you know, they did have... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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(David Mixner, Point Foundation Executive Director Jorge Valencia, DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor, and actress Judith Light outside New World Stages theater: twitter the point foundation) Political luminaries, LGBT personalities, and friends ranging from DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor to White House... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Nutjob right-wing conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles has warned that President Barack Obama is planning a dictatorship and is directing the persecution of Christians by an LGBT gestapo Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Earlier this week we reported that attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in the case that struck down DOMA, had filed a challenge to Mississippi's gay marriage ban on behalf of two gay couples. That challenge has been put... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Towleroad
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X-Men director Bryan Singer and actress Michelle Clunie (Queer as Folk) are expecting a child, Singer's rep Simon Halls announced to E!'s Marc Malkin: "I can confirm that Michelle Clunie and Bryan Singer are happily expecting a baby together in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Towleroad
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Katherine Bradacs, a State Trooper, and Tracy Goodwin, a U.S. Air Force vet, are a lesbian couple attempting to overturn South Carolina’s ban on same sex marriage. On Monday the couple submitted a lawsuit petitioning U.S. Judge Michelle Childs to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Towleroad
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NASA creates Soundcloud account: "More than 60 samples have been added to the agency's new dedicated Soundcloud account, but listeners are unable to leave comments underneath the files. Astronaut communications, including "Houston, we've had a problem" and "the Eagle has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Towleroad
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A stage play about the life of gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas is in development, Wales Online reports: A joint production between National Theatre Wales and Out of Joint, it tells the story of the former Wales rugby captain... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Towleroad
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Madelynn Taylor, a 74-year-old U.S. Navy veteran from Boise who has been battling for the right to be buried beside her late wife Jean Mixner in the Idaho Veterans Cemetery, has won her fight, NCLR reports: Idaho officials agreed to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Towleroad
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Last week, the right-wing freaked out over subpoenas sent to Houston area pastors for "all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Towleroad
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