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Kelly Osbourne plays a character inspired by Jem of Jem and the Holograms in the music video from queer electro duo Double Duchess (davO and Krylon Superstar) featuring Future People for their new "future twerk" track "Good Girl Freak Out".... Continue reading
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FIRST PERSON From time to time Towleroad runs first person stories spotted on social media we think will be of interest to the broader community. If you come across a particularly timely, moving, amazing or otherwise worthy post, please let... Continue reading
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Tom Daley offered viewers of his YouTube channel a preview of his 2015 calendar today and most folks will be looking forward to whatever month he's previewing above. The British Olympian diver also recently shared some clips of a recent... Continue reading
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As you may have heard there is a new iPhone coming out today worldwide. As stores opened in Australia, the media was there to capture the "iPhrenzy", interviewing the first fanboy to emerge with one of the coveted devices. Unfortunately,... Continue reading
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As we reported earlier, the group charged with assaulting a gay couple in Center City, Philadelphia last Thursday won't be charged with a hate crime because sexual orientation is not included in the state's hate crime statutes. But Pennsylvania Rep.... Continue reading
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Do you have your costume picked out for Halloween yet? How about joining Towleroad at Halloween New Orleans for a weekend of festive, sexy, and spooky events from October 23-26? Halloween New Orleans is one of the largest and most... Continue reading
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Earlier this week we reported that diva Annie Lennox would soon be out with her first non-holiday studio album in 7 years, a set of covers that includes Screaming Jay Hawkins' 1956 classic "I Put a Spell on You". Hawkins... Continue reading
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A discharge petition for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) being pushed by Rep. Jared Polis has the support of 75 of 218 lawmakers it needs to succeed, the Washington Blade reports. The petition has no Republican support so far, even... Continue reading
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Scott Huntington is a queer pop recording artist from Sydney now based in Hamburg. He and his bandmate Dustin Ibrahimoglu recently recorded their first video, "Secret". Find out the secret, AFTER THE JUMP... Continue reading
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San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener decided to "come out of the PrEP closet" this week in order to educate the public and destigmatize 'pre-exposure prophylaxis', an HIV prevention strategy that reduces the risk of infection by the use of antiretroviral... Continue reading
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Writing for the Archdiocese of Washington, Monsignor Charles Pope has finally and categorically explained exactly what is wrong with gay people. Continue reading
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On Tuesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dropped some hints about the Supreme Court's plan of action on the issue of gay marriage. In a talk at the University of Minnesota Law School, the Justice said people should look to the... Continue reading
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Adam and Luke Monastero are fraternal twins. They are 21 and recently came out to each other. As neither of them were out to their parents, the guys decided the best thing was to come out to Mom and Dad... Continue reading
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Mary Bonauto, the Civil Rights Project Director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) since 1990 and a civil rights lawyer who has been battling for equality for LGBT people for decades and scored one of the first victories... Continue reading
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Death threats have been sent to organizers of a planned women- and gay-friendly new mosque in Cape Town, South Africa Continue reading
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The good news about Jimmy Somerville, who stunned us recently with a haunting 30th anniversary reprise of his 1984 Bronski Beat classic "Smalltown Boy", is that he has begun releasing singles from a forthcoming album which has a distinctly retro... Continue reading
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Out singer-songwriters Tom Goss and Jeb Havens cover Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" with a loop pedal and a trash can. Now that's some backyard cooking. Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP... We've previously featured Havens cover of Lorde's "Royals"... Continue reading
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Erasure (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have been teasing their new album The Violet Flame since May and yesterday began streaming their 16th studio album in full over at USA Today. Last week saw the release of the Tom Oxley-directed... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Gallo Nero, a NYC restaurant down the street from the West Village's well-known Big Gay Ice Cream shop, has removed a sign from its window advertising 'Big STRAIGHT Ice Cream' after it was brought to the neighborhood's and the internet's... Continue reading
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In response to a planned protest at their headquarters, representatives from Facebook have agreed to meet with Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and David Campos, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, about Facebook’s recent... Continue reading
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Outsports: It's the straight players who are causing the "distractions" in the NFL, not Michael Sam. Happy Birthday Prince Harry! To celebrate, check out this photo trip through three decades of ginger hotness. Gwyneth Paltrow to host a dinner party... Continue reading
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SCRUFF CEO Eric Silverberg took to The Huffington Post to give the internet a brief, but insightful, lesson in “trilateration,” the process through which a person’s specific location can be pinpointed with a few bits of information and a little... Continue reading
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A Kazakhstan politician has said that gay people can be easily identified by blood testing for “degeneracy" and by their "colored pants" Continue reading
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Annie Lennox is back with her first non-holiday studio album in 7 years and takes on standards, mostly from the first half of the 20th century, in a work aptly titled Nostalgia. In a 7-minute preview she talks about the... Continue reading
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The Imitation Game, the upcoming film about gay codebreaker Alan Turing which you've seen us cover here, here and here, picked up a big win at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) over the weekend. The movie, which stars Benedict... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad