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Out country singer Billy Gilman made an appearance this week at the opening of West Hollywood's Flaming Saddles, the city's first country-western bar, and spoke with PerezTV about the reactions he received after coming out of the closet last November:... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Lawmakers in both houses of Congress reintroduced legislation on Thursday to create a special U.S. envoy to advance LGBT rights internationally, Reuters reports: The International Human Rights Defense Act, spearheaded by Sen. Edward Markey (pictured) of Massachusetts and Rep. Alan... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Sam Kutesa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly whose election was protested internationally by LGBT rights groups because of his hand in Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality law and comments referring to gay people as "disgusting", returned to his home country... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Since far too much media coverage has been devoted this week to the so-called 'Deflategate' controversy, a few Patriots fans have come forward to take responsibility in advance of Sunday's Super Bowl game. Demand the perpetrators: "Now leave Tom Brady... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Towleroad
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Rome's City Council approved the establishment of a register for civil unions on Thursday in a vote of 32-10 with one abstention, The Local reports: The long-awaited move was welcomed by (Mayor Ignazio) Marino (pictured) as aligning the Italian capital... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin won't say if she believes businesses should be allowed to refuse service to gays, according to the AP: During a presentation to reporters and editors at The Associated Press’ annual legislative forum, Fallin said she has... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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A Michigan man recently employed as a contractor for the Ford Motor Company has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying he was fired because of his religious beliefs. The firing came after Thomas Banks received a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Italian independent filmmaker and Towleroad reader Roberto Laureri sends along a short film he shot set to the Italian classic "Estate" by Bruno Martino, which has become an internationally-known jazz standard (some may know the performance done by João Gilberto).... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Did you miss the gay sex scene in Good Will Hunting? Harvey Weinstein explains why, on a recent episode of The Graham Norton Show. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP... (h/t instinct) Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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Rachel Maddow is reporting tonight that Bryan Fischer, virulently anti-gay Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association, has been fired from his position. Maddow reports that the firing was due to Israeli press reporting that Reince Preibus and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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NASA Astronaut Terry Virts, currently aboard the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 42 crew, shot some incredible images of the U.S. east coast last night including a time-lapse video from the Gulf of Mexico all the way... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Lance Bass and now husband Michael Turchin appeared on Entertainment Tonight to chat with Nancy O'Dell about their wedding ahead of an E! special airing next month about it. The two married on Dec. 20 at the Park Plaza Hotel... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Madonna's 13th studio album Rebel Heart is not due until March 10 but an undoubtedly well-coordinated media blitz got underway this week in Australia, with an interview with Richard Wilkins on the Today show. At the beginning of the interview,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Same-sex civil unions are set to become the law in Chile after the Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill passed by the House last week that President Michelle Bachelet (pictured) has said she will sign, the Washington... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs Lamia Beard is likely to be the first transwoman reported to be murdered in 2015. Beard, 30, was found with a fatal gunshot wound early on the morning of January 17th before... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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The National Institutes of Health have put forth nearly half a million dollars for a study being conducted by Columbia University analyzing gay mens’ use of geolocation-based networking apps like Grindr, Scruff, and Jack’d. “Smartphone technologies have provided a new... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Hearings are underway in the Senate Judiciary Committee for U.S. Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch, whom Obama nominated as a replacement for departing Attorney General Eric Holder. This morning Lynch was confronted by a question from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC),... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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According to Republican Member of Oklahoma’s House of Representatives Sally Kern, she “doesn’t hate anybody.” Her claims are somewhat difficult to accept at face value, however, in light of the three discriminatory pieces of legislation that she pushed through the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Bill Cunningham, the NY Times' longtime fashion eyes-on-the-street, says it's men who are pushing fashion forward in NYC these days. In a new video he makes note of the felt hats, evolutionary mohawk haircuts, fur and faux-collared coats, and winged... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Allegations of fraud and forgery took center stage as a trial over Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance began this week, according to a report from The Houston Chronicle. After the council approved the ordinance in May, anti-LGBT groups said they turned... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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As we reported earlier this week, Alabama's first and only openly gay state legislator Dem. Rep. Patricia Todd took to Facebook over the weekend to fire back at politicians alleging that gay marriage would erode "family values" should it become... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Actor Joel Grey is speaking out about his sexual orientation publicly for the first time at 82, to People magazine: "I don't like labels," says Grey, "but if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man."... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Where can you find Towleroad on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest? Find out about all our social media accounts HERE. It helps support Towleroad when you LIKE and SHARE our content and we thank you! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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Google’s translating feature recently caught the attention of All Out, an LGBT crowdsourcing platform, after it was discovered that the search giant suggested slurs such as “poof,” “queen,” and “faggot” as synonyms for gay: “Imagine learning English and being taught... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad
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One of the three men arrested on suspicion of homosexuality in The Gambia back in December has been admitted to a hospital due to "excessive bleeding" and reportedly fears for his life. Freedom Newspaper, a Gambian online news site, claims... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Towleroad