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The ACLU of North Carolina told reporters that it would push harder to invalidate the state's gay marriage ban following yesterday's ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the unconstitutionality of Virginia's ban. The News & Observer reports:... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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LGBT and civil rights activist, author, storyteller, and Towleroad contributor David Mixner will debut a new one-night only one-man show on October 27 at 7 pm at New World Stages in New York City to benefit The Point Foundation, an... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have released the first single from their forthcoming standards album Cheek to Cheek, due out in September, with a clip that shows the duo getting to know one another and recording Cole Porter's 1934 classic... Continue reading
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This is unexpected. The Fort Worth Police Department made national news five years ago when they engaged in a Stonewall-style raid on the gay bar The Rainbow Lounge. The Fort Worth PD is now attempting to repair its relationship with... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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North Carolina's Attorney General Roy Cooper said today that he would no longer defend the state's gay marriage ban following the Virginia ruling today from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the News Observer reports: Cooper said that in light... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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DUMBLEDORE: Things he did that would be creepy if you did them. WEIRD AL: A side-by-side comparison of his videos with the ones they are parodying. HIGH DIVE INCIDENT: Don't have second thoughts or this may happen to you. WEIRD... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN Today, the Richmond, Virginia-based Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower court judge's decision striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. When last we discussed this case, a three-judge panel was hearing oral argument and one judge, Paul... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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NYT: 36 hours in Provincetown, Massachusetts. UN rights official: Downing of Malaysian MH17 may be a war crime. Worst watermelon ever. When the weatherman tells you to expect 12 inches. Obama urged to highlight LGBT rights during African summit: "Nigerian... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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The late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, at the time of his untimely death, figures prominently in its first teaser trailer as former head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, as he discusses Katniss, rebellion, and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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In case your conservative hag programming isn't quite what it needs to be, there is a new channel dedicated solely to that, and it is being launched by a failed vice presidential candidate-turned wannabe reality tv player. Said Palin in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Eric Stonestreet, famous for his portrayal of Modern Family’s resident farm-raised house husband Cameron Tucker, spoke to the Huffington Post about his character’s sexuality, a topic that the show has made a point of avoiding addressing directly. “Jesse [Tyler Ferguson]... Continue reading
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother and city councilor Doug have issued apologies for the verbal and physical attack on LGBT protesters by Ford supporters at Friday's barbecue celebration for the confrontational mayor. CBC reports: Ford said he didn't... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Ford Nation: This is a crime. #topoli pic.twitter.com/SSUexuRqcJ — Daniel (@DanFmTo) July 26, 2014 Ford Fest, Toronto mayor Rob Ford's annual barbecue celebration, turned ugly yesterday when gay right supporters were both verbally and physically attacked in the city park... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Keith Brooks-Bekkestrom was attacked in a park in Oslo, Norway by two men who approached him on a bench and asked if he was gay. Brooks-Bekkestrom sais he was confused about why they asked him but replied 'yes' when they... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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A judge in Miami-Dade County has dealt another blow to Florida's ban on gay marriage, NBC South Florida reports: A Miami-Dade judge has ruled in favor of gay marriage, saying the ban violates the 14th Amendment. The judge said Florida's... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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EDIE WINDSOR: Part 3 of Marriage Equality USA's interview. NEWFOUNDLAND: Iceberg collapse tidal wave frightens boaters. NICK JONAS: "Chains". THIS WEEK: In unnecessary censorship. For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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David Tyree shuts off his Twitter. Colorado appeals court denies bid to block gay marriages in Boulder county. The case against Scott Lively, the graphic novel. Tara Reid: A 'sharknado' could really happen. Crime Survey of England and Wales: 1/3... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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Earlier this week we mentioned NBC analyst Tony Dungy saying that drafting Michael Sam would have been a distraction, and we pointed out the hypocrisy in his reasoning given that Dungy was fine with the readmission of convicted criminal Michael... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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Democratic House Representative Jared Polis is preparing to initiate a discharge petition for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, according to the Washington Blade. A discharge petition, in short, is a means of bringing a bill directly to the floor without consideration... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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In a new interview with People magazine, model Andrej Pejić revealed that she is transgender. In the piece, Pejić says she began the transition process earlier this year and that she'll now go by the name Andreja. She tells People:... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Towleroad
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In what should be regarded a part of a years-long run-up for his inevitable U.S. presidential campaign, Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio proved his conservative credentials in a speech he made at Catholic University in Washington on Wednesday. During the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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"Do people love Apple products so much that they'll look beyond [the fake logo we placed on the back of a cheap watch]?" asks late night host Jimmy Kimmel. The answer, evidently, is yes. Kimmel and his staff bought a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
CRISTIANO RONALDO: On a Japanese game show. KATY PERRY: The "This Is How We Do" lyric video. SPRAY CAKE: Microwaveable cake batter. PETER HOLLENS AND NICK PITERA: A 'Wicked' medley. For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Judge refuses to halt Boulder, Colorado gay marriages. Botched Arizona execution lasts two hours, leaves prisoner gasping. Largest aquatic insect in the world discovered in China. J ustin Bieber the new Marky Mark? The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Jason Collins weighed in on Tony Dungy's remarks that Michael Sam would be a distraction for an NFL team. Said Collins on TakePart Live: "Personnel - coaches, owners - can look at my example in the NBA … and see... Continue reading
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