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Jake Gyllenhaal plays Junior Middleweight champ Billy “The Great” Hope in Southpaw, directed by Antoine Fuqua, and underwent the full physical transformation, as you can see. The film co-stars Rachael McAdams, 50 Cent, Rita Ora, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, and... Continue reading
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Rachel Maddow took a look last night at the weak link in airline safety: humans. Over the past two decades, 24 pilots have deliberately brought planes down, sometimes killing large numbers of people along with themselves. Maddow takes a look... Continue reading
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A massive fire overnight burned a hotel, several homes, and the boardwalk in the central area of Fire Island's Cherry Grove, a summer destination for New York's gay and lesbian community. News12 reported: Officials say the first started just before... Continue reading
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Marc Benioff, the CEO of global cloud computing company Salesforce, announced that he is canceling all programs that require travel to Indiana in light of the signing of SB 101 by Governor Mark Pence. The new law allows businesses to... Continue reading
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NCAA President Mark Emmert released a statement today following Indiana Governor Mike Pence's signing of SB101, which allows businesses to discriminate against LGBT people based on religious beliefs. Said Emmert: "The NCAA national office and our members are deeply committed... Continue reading
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Orchid and Hound are known for putting original spins on their videos (you've seen the soaring ballad "If You Stay" and the spooky "Go On" here on Towleroad). Their latest, "Original", is a peppy pop anthem to standing out from... Continue reading
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Indiana Governor Mike Pence has signed the anti-gay "religious freedom" bill in a private ceremony. The bill allows businesses to deny service to gay and lesbian customers based on religious beliefs. Said Pence in a written statement: Today I signed... Continue reading
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Many more details have emerged about Tom Ford's follow-up film project to the critically-acclaimed A Single Man. The Hollywood Reporter reveals: Ford is attached to direct Nocturnal Animals, the adaptation of an Austin Wright book titled Tony and Susan. Ford... Continue reading
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Andreas Lubitz, identified as the co-pilot of the Germanwings A320 that crashed in the Alps on Tuesday morning, intentionally put the aircraft into a dive while the pilot was locked out of the cockpit, a Marseille prosecutor told reports today.... Continue reading
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What are the things you'd like to say to an important person in your life before they, or you, die? Thank you? I love you? Forgive me? I forgive you? Every year the $1 million TED Prize is awarded to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Ozer Aydogan and Bahadir Baruter, two Turkish cartoonists working for the satirical paper Penguen, have been slapped with significant fines for creating a caricature of the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, suggesting that he’s gay. The two artists penned a... Continue reading
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Indiana Governor Mike Pence plans to sign the anti-gay 'religious freedom' bill tomorrow at a private ceremony, Freedom Indiana reports via Twitter. Tomorrow, #Indiana will go down a dangerous road—as @GovPenceIN will sign #RFRA into law at a private signing... Continue reading
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Stonewall, directed by Roland Emmerich, and starring Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman, Jonny Beauchamp, Caleb Landry Jones, Joey King, Karl Glusman, Vlademir Alexis, and Alexandre Nachi has been acquired for distribution by Roadside Attractions and is aiming for... Continue reading
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Jeb Bush's relationship with his family is complicated. Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson has some advice for gay men: marry a woman. Study: There is no reason to feel self-conscious if your ears stick out. "In the study, people rated the... Continue reading
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A bill introduced last week to the Alabama Legislature could allow adoption agencies, including those with state contracts, to refuse to place children with gay couples on religious grounds Continue reading
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Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is slamming the "religious liberty" legislation passed by the state House and Senate that Governor Mike Pence has said he is "looking forward" to signing into law. Said Ballard in a statement: "Indianapolis strives to be... Continue reading
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Provincetown, Massachusetts has a longtime reputation for attracting visionary and enterprising individuals to its scenic shores at the tip of Cape Cod. Its history as an arts colony, its spectacular natural setting, and its appeal as a tourism mecca for... Continue reading
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The world's biggest boy band has lost a member. Zayn Malik announced he's leaving the group today: "My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is... Continue reading
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J.K. Rowling has proven again what an LGBT ally she is in a response this week to a fan questioning why she made the Harry Potter character of Albus Dumbledore gay. Said Rowling: "Maybe because gay people just look like...... Continue reading
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An Austin man claims a W Hotel bar bouncer called him a "fag" before throwing him to the ground — breaking his arm, dislocating two bones in his hand and possibly causing nerve damage. Bobby Beltran, 31 said the incident... Continue reading
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Following last night's news about gaming convention Gen Con's announcement that they'll pull their $50 million convention out of Indiana should Governor Pence sign the anti-gay "religious freedom" bill in front of him, George Takei had a few words of... Continue reading
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Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm is the sponsor of Australia's marriage equality bill and in recent days has been pushing for a debate and vote. Above is a letter the senator allegedly received from someone so threatened by equality that they... Continue reading
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Back in February 2014 we reported on Blake Brockington a student at Charlotte, North Carolina's East Mecklenburg High School who became its first transgender Homecoming King. Brockington, who had a difficult childhood and coming out experience, hoped to win in... Continue reading
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UPDATED BELOW Rumors began hitting social media last night that HBO's Looking won't be returning for a third season. And while there is still no official confirmation from HBO, author and celeb interviewer Kevin Sessums had this to say on... Continue reading
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We hope your commute this morning is easier than this one in the Para state of Brazil. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP... Continue reading
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