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Gambia's leader Yahya Jammed signed a bill into law that would imprison citizens for homosexual acts, the AP has revealed: It criminalizes "aggravated homosexuality," which targets "serial offenders" and people living with HIV or AIDS. Suspects can also be charged... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Jimmy Kimmel presented the eighth in his series of videos of celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Dunham, Gerard Butler, Ty Burrell, Bob Newhart, Britney Spears, Geena Davis, Chris Pratt, Chloe Grace Moretz, Scott Foley, Michael... Continue reading
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Bearded drag performer Conchita Wurst has released a dramatic new video directed by Clemens Purner for his power ballad "Heroes", which is the follow-up to "Rise Like a Phoenix", the track which led to the Eurovision crown. According to Sony,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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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
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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The Human Rights Campaign issued a press release today that contained results from a study they conducted on the National Organization for Marriage's funding and found the organization is rapidly losing support. HRC examined NOM's tax filings from 2013 and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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The Washington Blade has a new interview out today with Marc Solomon — National Campaign Director for Freedom to Marry (pictured). Probably the highlight of the interview comes at the end, when Solomon talks about what happens if the Supreme... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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With a push for gay rights in Jamaica from government, activist groups and allies, others in the country are doubling down in their anti-gay views. The appalling conditions faced by gays in Jamaica has been well-documented, and VICE has a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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A former waiter at Kelley's Country Cookin', a Houston restaurant, is speaking out about a disgusting incident that occurred during a shift he was working last week, ABC13 reports: Blake Butler, 19, was a server at Kelley's Country Cookin' in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Donnie Swaggart, the son of disgraced Pentecostal pastor Jimmy Swaggart, has compared LGBT activists with ISIS Continue reading
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Ted Osius — an openly gay Foreign Service officer — is set to become the U.S. ambassador to Vietnam. While the appointment was confirmed on Monday by a voice vote in the Senate, President Obama first made the nomination all... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Even though Dallas has been cancelled, John Tucker continues to make a splash...like yesterday, when this hunky new photoshoot surfaced online. The photographer is Stephen Busken, and it's not his first time working with Metcalfe. In the past, he also... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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An update on the continually-troubled Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) from Chris Johnson at the Washington Blade: Hopes persisted the measure would move forward when the dust settled after Election Day, perhaps as a floor amendment in the Senate to the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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Hercules & Love Affair dropped a bright, sexy, energetic new video today for their track "Do You Feel the Same?" from their recent album Feast of the Broken Heart, directed by AlexandLianne. The clip stars choreographer Josh Johnson and other... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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Gay couples can begin marrying in South Carolina on Thursday at noon after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the state's request for a stay. Last week after Gergel struck down the ban, Attorney General Alan Wilson filed an... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL.) disclosed in an interview with CBS Miami last night that her views have changed on LGBT people after coming to terms with her transgender son's transition Mediaite reports. Watch Ros-Lehtinen and her son's interview with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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A record-setting roller coaster is set to be built in Orlando, reaching a height of 570 feet. The announcement comes from the developers of Skyplex, a mall/entertainment complex set to start construction in 2015 with completion in 2017. The Skyscraper... Continue reading
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Every year for the past 25 years, a group of neo-Nazis marches in Wunsiedel, Upper Franconia, the former burial place of Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess. But they got a big surprise this year when they unwittingly marched against themselves after... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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File this under, "Signs we've almost won." John Smid (above right), the longtime leader of one of the most prominent "ex-gay" therapy programs in the US, has married his same-sex partner — in Oklahoma, no less. Smid served as director... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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(troy with clean bandit, via instagram) Clean Bandit, the UK-based group behind the hit "Rather Be", released a new edition of their debut album New Eyes today with three previously unavailable tracks, including a cover of the early 90's Robin... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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CGI 3D animation has caught up with Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy, Woodstock, and the whole Peanuts gang in a trailer that was set for release this Thanksgiving Day but flew the coop early. The feature film is not... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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Confusion clouds the issue of marriage equality in Kansas, where a constitutional ban barring it was struck down by a federal court on November 4. The state sought a stay pending appeal from the 10th Circuit which denied it. The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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An actor on English soap opera Eastenders was reportedly cut from a quiz segment on the BBC telethon ‘Children In Need’ following a gay joke Continue reading
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Virginia has announced the formation of the state’s first first LGBT Tourism Task Force Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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Russia's persecution of LGBT citizens is spreading from the streets to cyberspace as the Russian government starts cracking down on LGBT affiliated websites reports Buzzfeed. The government has its eyes set on Children 404, a group page hosted on Facebook... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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Gay couples in South Carolina are prepared to begin marrying on Thursday at noon, which is when the stay in U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel's ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban expires. Last week after Gergel struck down... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad