Thrill seekers will be pleased to know that Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio will be unveiling the world’s first 4-D roller coaster in 2015. What exactly does that mean, you ask? KFOR reports:
The theme park described ["BATMAN: The Ride"] as the ‘most exciting thrill ride’ in its 22-year history.
This interactive roller coaster is aimed to make riders feel like they’re flying, just like batman in Gotham City.
The world’s first one-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology features six smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips, and gives guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track.
After being lifted up 10 stories with their feet dangling, riders will then be whipped around and be flipped over and over with a tightly packed series of gravity-defying twists.
Park president Martin Bozer adds, “The unanticipated tumbling will add even more thrills as riders travel along the dipping and swirling track.”
My stomach is turning already.
Check out a concept video that demonstrates just how terrifying/thrilling the ride looks to be, AFTER THE JUMP…
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Posted Sep. 2,2014 at 5:00 PM EST by Sean Mandell in News |
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Giant rubber duckie no longer in residence in LA harbor.
$2.8 million NIH study looks at "how sexual minorities grapple with weight": “Compared with exclusively heterosexual males, heterosexual males with prior same-sex partners and bisexual males were more likely to self-perceive as overweight despite being of healthy weight or underweight,” the study found. “Compared with exclusively heterosexual females, lesbians and bisexual females were more likely to self-perceive as being of healthy weight or underweight despite being overweight or obese.”
Gay social networking app Scruff launches new feature "Benevolads" that seeks to "connect non-profit organizations that work with the LGBT community with SCRUFF’s worldwide base of more than 7 million members."
Gay Britney Spears super-fan David LeCoers gets surprise letter from Britney after giving her his own letter detailing how her music helped save him from suicide: "The letter explained how [Britney] helped me get through a real tough period in my life these past couple of months, and I wanted to end it all but she made me strong." While [Britney] had her bodyguard chase LeCoers down to get his snail mail address, he probably didn't expect a personal letter from her. But he got one, and he posted it on Instagram to share."
CeeLo Green seems to have an incredibly disturbing definition of rape.
Hollywood had a terrible summer at the box office, hitting an 8 year low.
Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani calls out conservative Italian political party for using a photograph he took to advocate against gay rights when the photograph was taken for a gay rights campaign. Toscani says the political party did not have his permission to use the photograph: "The Brothers of Italy party, which has 9 MPs in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies, published a photo of two same-sex couples holding a baby to Twitter last week with the caption 'A baby is not a whim – no adoption for the gays'...According to the Local, Toscani said: 'Why would you use one of my pictures for such a thing?'"
Hacker leaks naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst and other famous females on 4chan. FBI investigates.
Time asks: "Where all the hacked pictures of men?"
Film festival entries provide a look at LGBT life in China: "What’s it like to be LGBT in China? 'I would say in big cities, like Beijing and Shanghai, people are more open. But in small towns, people are not,' says Echo Xie, a native of Beijing who has lived in D.C. since moving here a few years ago to study at American University."
Magic Mike XXL begins filming.
Laverne Cox to guest star on season 2 of MTV's Faking It, the show that follows a pair of straight high school girls who pretend to be a lesbian couple to become popular.
Map shows all the devices in the world connected to the internet.
Tom Cruise is allegedly looking for a new girlfriend again.
Joan Rivers is still on life support.
Arrow offers up new teaser trailer for season 3.
Rufus Wainwright glad he had a daughter because he “would hate to be attracted to a son”: “‘I don’t think it would happen,’ he apparently laughed in response. ‘[It's just that] when I’m old and he is 35 and gorgeous…Well he would probably look like me. And I would be like, ‘Oh my God! I’m falling in love with myself!’”
ICYMI, your weekly Male Model Monday fix.
Out lesbian country singer Chely Wright crowdfunding next album on Kickstarter.
Brad and Angelina were married in France this past weekend, despite their 2006 comments that they “[would] consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.”
Posted Sep. 2,2014 at 4:20 PM EST by Sean Mandell in News |
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British actor and soon-to-be Cucumber star Freddie Fox stripped down to his skivvies to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, making sure to also nominate Cucumber's creator, Russell T. Davies (who also created the original Queer as Folk). Davies' latest TV endeavor follows a 46-year old man (Vincent Franklin) going through a break-up who then falls for a younger man, played by Fox. Fox also appears in the film Pride, which follows the unlikely friendship formed between miners and LGBT activists during the 1984 mineworkers strike in Britain.
Watch Fox get wet, AFTER THE JUMP...
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Posted Sep. 2,2014 at 2:19 PM EST by Andy Towle in News, Russell T. Davies |
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The WWE posted an open letter to Michael Sam today, inviting him to come on next Monday's broadcast of WWE Raw (which, not coincidentally, would air opposite Monday Night Football), to tell his side of things as they've gone down in the NFL so far:
Exhibiting class and dignity rarely shown in professional sports, Michael Sam, WWE invites you to next Monday's Raw to speak of your struggles to succeed, lessons you have learned along the way, the courage it takes to be yourself and the prospects of your continued journey.
You are a role model, who, by example, can encourage everyone to stand up and openly be themselves.
Sam was cut from the St. Louis' Rams roster over the weekend, also failing to be given a spot on the team's practice squad. The 31 other teams in the NFL similarly did not offer Sam a place on their teams during the 24 hours they were allotted to claim him.
Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated reports that Canadian Football League (CFL) team The Montreal Alouettes has reached out to Sam, presumably regarding a potential contract. No word yet on whether Sam is considering a move to the CFL or whether he will continue pursuing a career in the NFL.
Posted Sep. 2,2014 at 1:57 PM EST by Sean Mandell in Football, Football (American), Michael Sam, News, Sports |
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The a capella group Pentatonix has debuted a new video that mashes up two songs that feature out gay singer Sam Smith, "La La La" and "Latch", to create an aca-awesome hybrid, "La La Latch."
Watch and listen as the group makes two songs into one, AFTER THE JUMP...
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Posted Sep. 2,2014 at 1:15 PM EST by Sean Mandell in Music, Music Video, News, Pentatonix, Sam Smith |
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The first gay pride event in the Bahamas has been cut short after one of the event’s organizers received death threats on his Facebook page, reports the Nassau Guardian.
The Bahamas Pride Weekend, which started last Thursday and was set to run until Monday, was “designed to inspire, educate and celebrate the diverse Bahamian LGBT community.”
However, organizer Victor Rollins said he received the threats after he posted pictures of attendees holding pride flags along with Bahamian flags.
Rollins also said that only 11 people other than the event organizers showed, all of whom were foreigners.
He also indicated that local talk shows were particularly vocal in their opposition to the event. Many claimed that God would judge the Bahamas for allowing a gay pride event to take place.
According to The Bahama Journal, Dr. Myles Munroe, President of The Bahamas Faith Ministries International, said the fact that the LGBT community were officially given permission to host the event was “nothing more than a ‘celebration of insanity.’”
In a press statement, Munroe said gay people are blind to the fact that they are contributing to extinction of the human race:
“I am not sure what their mission or goals are in this effort but obvious they have received enough incentive and motivation to attempt something that 90 per cent of The Bahamas and Bahamians consider unacceptable and violates their collective convictions, moral standing and values.
“Perhaps it may be helpful to first ask a simple yet profound question; “Is it civil, right, reasonable, logical, sane to promote a cause, lifestyle or practice of a behavior that could in its ultimate conclusion cause the extinction of the human race. It is insanity to demand the ‘celebration’ of your own extinction.”
Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in the Bahamas.
Posted Sep. 2,2014 at 12:55 PM EST by Jim Redmond in Bahamas, Caribbean, Gay Pride, Gay Quotes, News, Religion |
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