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 road A 39-year-old San Diego man is accused of picking up young men in San Diego, drugging them, and then having sex with them. He's alleged to have murdered one of them, a 23-year-old.

Christian-siriano-having-a-moment  road Marriage and adoption by gays and lesbians in Mexico City is legal as of today but, according to one woman who intends to marry her long-time partner, "our real battle is with our people in Mexico."

 road Did Canada's immigration minister order the removal of decriminalization of homosexuality in 1969 and other references to gays and lesbians in the country's citizenship study guide? He says he "did not do such a thing." 

 road This isn't good news for the Catholic Church.

 road Project Runway winner Christian Siriano will get his own show on Bravo.  Watch out for his new catchphrases: “J’adore,” “Genius” and “Having a Moment.”

 road Did Marie Osmond's son commit suicide because he was conflicted over his sexuality?

 road We hear that George Michael and Lady Gaga will both be at the Mardi Gras celebrations in Sydney this weekend and that they'll perform together on stage.

 road AT&T helps fund Equality California so they can keep on fighting the good fight.

 road Sarah Palin is rumored to be involved in a large-scale television documenatry on Alaska. Not to worry. This doesn't mean you're going to be exposed to narration peppered with "you betcha"s over glacial landscapes. No, she will only produce the project.Kristen-stewart-dakota-fanning-the-runaways-promo-pictures

 road Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning recorded a version of The Runways "Cherry Bomb" and you know what? It does't suck at all.

 road These are good odds: Four candidates running for governor in Rhode Island support marriage equality. Unlike the current governor, Donald Carcieri.

 road Yes, there are indeed gay NASCAR fans. And at least one of them is a member of the press.

 road The UK's Tory party wants to give gays and lesbians who have have children extra paternity and maternity rights.

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  1. Bummer... couldn't open the Christian Siriano clip, but found it on the Bravo website! http://www.bravotv.com/videos/moved-on-from-fierce

    Posted by: peter | Mar 4, 2010 4:11:27 PM


  2. Since when is the word "genius" a "catch phrase?"

    Posted by: Matt | Mar 4, 2010 4:25:14 PM


  3. Please, can someone explain the Siriano phenomena? He has no talent and a personality like nails raking across a chalkboard. Or is that all it takes these days?

    Also thanks Matt — and since when have the other two selections been catch phrases either?

    Sigh… I feel like I was born in the 19th century.

    Posted by: lars | Mar 4, 2010 4:29:33 PM


  4. While i feel very badly for the osmonds, I too believe that the young man committed Suicide due to the repressive and unhealthy attitude of the Mormons toward their GLBT membership! I've know too many "Former" mormons who have "Survived" being Mormon. When a young person in a strict Mormon family commits suicide you can bet it is over their personal identity!

    Posted by: AlexInBoston | Mar 4, 2010 4:39:24 PM


  5. That San Diego murder story is all sorts of fucked up. Wasn't there another guy drugging gay men at bars in Hillcrest?

    Posted by: crispy | Mar 4, 2010 4:46:38 PM


  6. thanks for including Ryan McGee's story about my site; Queers4Gears.com Towleroad has been on my links bar since day one and I am honored to be mentioned here.

    Posted by: Michael Myers | Mar 4, 2010 4:53:14 PM


  7. The gay NASCAR Fan phenomena is nothing new. Last year we did a story in COMPETE magazine on www.gaytona.com, a website for gay and lesbian NASCAR fans. Good to know about queer4gears.com though.

    Posted by: Alfonzo | Mar 4, 2010 5:05:38 PM


  8. Some of your Towleroad readers are gay NASCAR fans as well. I am one. I grew up in the South so maybe it is easier for me to see it as a sport, but I love it. I think if more gay men got a good look at the men behind the wheel, they'd agree. There are some real hotties in NASCAR -- like my driver, Kasey Kahne. :)

    Posted by: BDD | Mar 4, 2010 10:12:43 PM


  9. Re: the Vatican prostitution scandal. I think I'd like to meet this "Angelo" guy!

    Posted by: alfredo | Mar 4, 2010 10:24:13 PM


  10. Gay nascar fans prove that intellect and homosexuality are not genetically linked. We've got our trash, too! Hoooooray for the status quo.

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 4, 2010 10:38:17 PM


  11. I don't doubt the virulent homophobe Jason Kenney removed the references to gays in the immigration pamphlet. The sooner we get rid of this government the better.

    Posted by: Chris | Mar 4, 2010 11:42:21 PM


  12. Wow Tank, nice of you to pre-judge. There are many ill informed stereotypes of gays - and NASCAR fans alike. NASCAR fans are accepting of me being gay - so why can't you be understanding of gays who are NASCAR fans..... without insulting them. "Understanding" is a two way street.

    Posted by: michael | Mar 5, 2010 12:58:31 AM


  13. Adam Lambert is going to be at Sydney Mardi Gras, too. So that means Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert and Amanda Lepore are going to be there. That will be one hell of a party.

    Posted by: gc | Mar 5, 2010 10:52:01 AM


  14. Don't bother, Michael. Tank is our resident troll who leaves contrarian comments on every post just to get a rise out of people. Most everyone around here has learned to ignore him. Like a persistent STD, he just refuses to go away.

    Posted by: TANK SUCKS | Mar 5, 2010 11:03:12 AM


  15. Fuck the commenter above me with a fist. Michael, here's the diffy...those mean stereotypes about gays...well, they're false. Those mean stereotypes about nascar fans beating up their womens and having room temperature IQ's? Well...they're true.

    Talledega Nights wasn't a spoof.

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 5, 2010 1:15:32 PM


  16. The UK's Tory's SAY they want to give gays extra rights. That's different to actually wanting too. They're going all out to get the pink vote but their track record goes against them. Remember, they're actually called the Conservative Party, and that's entirely appropriate.

    Posted by: Garçon Stupide | Mar 7, 2010 12:27:12 PM


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