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10/24/2014

Cobra Starship and Icona Pop Have 'Never Been In Love': VIDEO

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Alternative band Cobra Starship - whom you may remember did the closing credits to Snakes on a Plane with the awesomely cheesy "Bring It!" - have just released the music video for their new song "Never Been In Love", featuring Icona Pop. The bouncy piano-centric tune is party-friendly and is fertile for some dance club remixing.

Give it a listen for yourself AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Oct. 24,2014 at 7:46 PM EST by in Icona Pop, Music Video | Permalink | Comments (2)


Death Of White Rhino Leaves Only 6 Left In The World

Northern White Rhino

Suni was a 34-year-old northern white rhino living in Kenya died last week at the wildlife conservancy where he lived. The cause of death is presently unknown, but for once poaching is not suspected. However, Suni was one of the last two breeding males

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy released a statement saying that they will do what they can to work with the remaining animals that hopefully will result in the birth of a calf.

Thanks to insane levels of poaching of the animal's horn, which was ground up and sold to suckers in Asia for snake oil treatments for conditions such as seizures, fevers, strokes, and nosebleeds, the northern white rhino is officially considered "Extinct in the Wild." Now, it's one step closer to just "Extinct."

Posted Oct. 24,2014 at 7:16 PM EST by in Kenya, Nature | Permalink | Comments (7)


Lady Gaga Invites Fan to Propose to His Boyfriend Onstage: VIDEO

Lady Gaga Jay and Shaun proposal

Love her or hate her, Lady Gaga has been an extremely vocal supporter of the LGBT community from virtually day one, so much so that she's even pissed off the Russian government with her support. (Yes, Madonna has done so, too. She is also awesome.) Last Tuesday in Manchester she continued her trend of support by hosting a gay marriage proposal on-stage during her concert. After getting her heel un-stuck from her latex outfit, she called her friend Jay up on stage and telling Jay's boyfriend Shaun that he might have a question for him. And then the crowd went berserk.

You can watch the proposal and piano-only rendition of "Born This Way" AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Oct. 24,2014 at 6:46 PM EST by in Gay Marriage Proposal, Lady Gaga, Video | Permalink | Comments (19)


Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Files Motion to Keep Stay on Pro-Marriage Equality Ruling

Back in August, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle became the first federal judge to strike down Florida's gay marriage ban when he ordered the state to issue a new death certificate for Carol Goldwasser, naming Arlene Goldberg (her partner for 47 years) as her wife. Hinkle, however, issued a stay covering all aspects of the federal case except Goldwasser's death certificate until the Supreme Court resolved the marriage cases before it.

Pam bondiWith the Supreme Court declining to take up any of the cases earlier this month, the ACLU proceeded to ask Hinkle to lift his stay on the ruling, but Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has now filed a motion asking the stay remain in place until the case is heard by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Miami Herald reports:

“This Court has already entered a limited stay after recognizing the ‘substantial public interest in stable marriage laws,’ and it should continue the stay until the federal appeals court can review the decision,” Bondi wrote to Hinkle. “On balance, it is in the public’s best interest to wait for an appellate decision before implementing an order of this significance.”

The paper adds:

Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida, responded: “This is how an Attorney General uses the law to serve an ideology and partisan politics, rather than justice.”

If Hinkle lifts the stay, it is likely he would give Bondi another week to file an appeal to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta before allowing couples to marry, Simon said.

“It’s disappointing that Attorney General Bondi and Gov. Rick Scott have chosen to continue to swim against the tide of inevitable history and block Florida families from having the protections that come with being married,” said Daniel Tilley, the ACLU of Florida’s LGBT rights staff attorney.
 
Read the full motion below via Equality Case Files.

Posted Oct. 24,2014 at 6:16 PM EST by in Florida, Gay Marriage, News, Pam Bondi | Permalink | Comments (7)


Bystanders Stop Drunk Redneck's Anti-gay Attack at Dallas Airport: WATCH

Dallas

Some disturbing footage from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is making its way online showing what appears to be an intoxicated man on a verbal and physical rampage against another passenger who he believes is gay.

Raw Story has the scoop:

The video is dated Thursday, October 23, and shows an unnamed angry man bellowing and threatening another passenger who is wearing a jacket and a pink shirt.

A tall man in a black cowboy hat approaches and asks the angry man what he’s upset about.

“Queers!” the man shouted. “That’s what I’m upset about. This faggot right here.”

After a tense exchange, the angry man kicks the man in the pink shirt, then slaps at him and grabs his hair.

A number of people rush to intervene as the man is tackled and put on the floor.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

We'll update the story once more information becomes available. 

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Posted Oct. 24,2014 at 5:45 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (37)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1636

UNNECESSARY CENSORSHIP: Jimmy Kimmel's weekly tribute to the FCC

ANDERSON COOPER: Isn't amused with this reporter's selfie request. 

CBN: The Christian news station asks "Does the universe revolve around earth?"

SUPERHERO SHOWDOWN: Hollywood Boulevard's costumed characters duke it out

  

  

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Posted Oct. 24,2014 at 4:43 PM EST by in Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (4)


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