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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with NPR's Nina Totenberg for a conversation at the 92nd Street Y which was streamed online. Ginsburg was asked about the Court's recent refusal to take up any of the marriage cases... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Brian Houston, the pastor of the Australian-based international Hillsong megachurch, made headlines over the weekend for remarks in which he said that the Church is "on the journey" with homosexuality, and needed to figure out "How do we not become... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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A dramatic shift in tone from the Vatican regarding gay people that was evident in the draft of a document produced by Catholic leaders at its synod on the family has been scrapped and all evidence of it removed by... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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After a history of extraordinary gay athletes, like Martina Navratilova, Orlando Cruz and Glenn Burke, the last few years have seen more active players beginning to open up publicly about their sexuality. Jason Collins may have been the first publicly... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Boise, Idaho-area couple Justin and Melanie Sease are driving around in a car painted with phrases like "HOMOSEXUALITY is a sin & a abomination", "Just Say NO to Gay Marriage", and "GOD'S NOT DEAD". They say they're speaking out for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Vandals pulled the plug on Paul McCarthy's wondrous inflatable sex toy 'tree' in Paris's Place Vendome last night when a security guard wasn't looking. And this is why we can't have nice things. Place Vendôme : L'installation de Paul McCarthy... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Shonda Rhimes's new Thursday night ABC show How To Get Away with Murder promised a lot of gay sex and has been delivering on those promises. Thursday's show did not disappoint in that regard, in an episode focusing on Jack... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Rome's Mayor Ignazio Marino registered 16 gay marriages into city books today in defiance of Italian law, Bloomberg reports: “Today is a special day that I hope will soon become a normal day,” Marino posted on his social media account... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels (pictured above with her partner Heidi and their children) tells Health magazine she's not fully comfortable with her sexuality. The magazine asks: "Have you always been comfortable talking openly about being gay?" Says Michaels: I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Brian Houston, the pastor of the Australian-based international Hillsong megachurch, is making headlines for remarks he made in New York City at a press conference on Thursday, the NYT reports: Leaders of Hillsong have been avoiding condemnation of homosexuality for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Echoing similar sentiments he made during a campaign debate this week, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead released an official statement last night saying that it would be futile for the State of Wyoming to appeal a ruling striking down the state's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Governor Jan Brewer is not happy that marriage equality has come to Arizona. Said Brewer in a statement, following today's federal court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban: In 2008, Arizona voters approved a state constitutional amendment to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl has struck down the state's gay marriage ban but his ruling has been put on hold until 5 pm Thursday or until the defendants have officially said they will not appeal, the Casper Star-Tribune reports.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Prompted by a security guard who told a lesbian couple to stop their "disgusting" kissing (on National Coming Out Day, no less), hundreds of protesters flooded a Sainsbury's supermarket in Brighton, UK on Wednesday for a "big consensual kiss-in" to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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U.S. District Judge John Sedwick (a George H.W. Bush appointee) has struck down Arizona's ban on gay marriage, declaring it "unconstitutional by virtue of the fact that they deny same-sex couples the equal protection of the law." As we reported... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Charice, a singer and actress (Sunshine Corazon on Glee) who rose to fame via YouTube and was the first Asian solo singer to land in the Billboard 200 Top ten album chart, made international headlines when she came out of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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In his new Choose Your Own Autobiography, Neil Patrick Harris writes about coming to an understanding that he was gay, and reveals that one of his 'aha' moments was on the set of the 1989 TV show B.L. Stryker, when... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Arizona's Attorney General Tom Horne appears to have conceded that marriage equality is coming to Arizona, but he is pushing back as much as possible before that happens, Arizona Central reports: In legal documents filed Thursday, Republican Arizona Attorney General... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Florida Governor Rick Scott refused to come out on stage for a debate against challenger Charlie Crist last night because of an "extremely peculiar situation." "As you can see, the two candidates who were invited to take part in this... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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The ACLU has filed for summary judgment on behalf of four same-sex couples in a case challenging Montana's ban on gay marriage, they report: “We don’t think there are any material facts in dispute, and so the case can be... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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NYC Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan, spoke to CBS This Morning about the Vatican document released Monday that appeared to show a marked change in the Catholic Church's attitude toward gay people. The document caused such a stir that yesterday Catholic... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Annabelle Paige, a university student in Brighton, UK, was told to stop kissing her girlfriend by a security guard at a Sainsbury's supermarket recently. Though the supermarket has since issued an apology, activists are incensed about the threatening "stop-or-leave" words... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Michelle Obama, a longtime advocate for healthy eating, yesterday posted a video to Instagram and Vine where the First Lady answered a video question posted by an Obama impersonator asking her how many calories she burns when she "turns up."... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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A man in Crown Heights, New York was savagely attacked Tuesday morning by a "hammer-wielding assailant" who shouted anti-gay slurs at his victim, leaving him with a fractured skull and several gashes to his head. As DNAinfo reports, New York... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Stephen Colbert is now blasé about the whole gay marriage thing (because it's popular!) but last night he expressed surprise about the most recent state to come down: "Gay marriage is legal in Alaska! Gay couples will have the right... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad