News: Nicki Minaj, Banned Books And 'Stealth Jihad'


6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi Virginia's Republican Governor, Bob McDonnell, says that he will not declare next April "Confederate History Month."

6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi Towleroad reader Lavi Soloway posted some incredible pictures and video from this weekend's Marriage Equality March in New York City.

6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi No boys allowed: sensational singer Nicki Minaj says she prefers the company of women, "I don’t date guys. I hang out with my girls. They’re sexier, anyway, and they’re more fun. And less needy."

6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi Right wingers are describing The 99, a comic book about Islamic superheroes, as a "stealth jihad" endorsed by the "Muslim POTUS."

6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi Darren Criss has joined Glee as the show's latest gay character, and many are wondering if he'll be Kurt's long-rumored boyfriend.

6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi Transgender guns rights activist Nicki Stallard participated in a 2nd Amendment conference in San Francisco this weekend. Says Stallard of gay gun owners, "In the central part of the country, people don't want people to know they're gay. Here they don't want them to know they're gun owners. It's like gays who are registered Republicans might want to stay quiet about that."

6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi A white supremacist who calls himself "Hitler" has apologized for beating an elderly black man last year: "I live in a haunted state of mind," he said. "I should have been able to conduct myself as a man, but chose the actions of a boy."

6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi Happy Banned Books Week!

6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi The National Organization for Marriage has filed a lawsuit against Rhode Island's election board for the right to run election ads, yet still keep political contributions a secret. Why do they think they're such a special class?

6a00d8341c730253ef0133f4999918970b-250wi6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wiSurvivor castaway Shannon Elkins tries - and fails - to defend his "Are you gay?" comment: "I don't have to ask Sash if he's gay. Look at the kid, he's gay. He kept on and on telling me I was a liar. He should have kept his mouth shut and he wouldn't have been called out in front of America."

6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi Hard battle: outraged parents take on erectile dysfunction commercials. Think they can take down the pharmaceutical industry?

6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi Hallmark settles with Paris Hilton over "That's Hot" card. Because she needs more money.

6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi British journalist Paul Vallely offers a great, although unintentional, rebuttal to Ann Coulter's insistence that "[gay marriage] is not a civil right – you’re not black:" "Minorities do not have a pecking order."

6a00d8341c730253ef013487bc74a4970c-800wi Bill O'Reilly's still more famous and watched than Rachel Maddow.

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  1. Linking to Politico and slamming Rachel Maddow? I don't read Towleroad for this. Andy can't come back from vacation soon enough.

    Posted by: ohplease | Sep 27, 2010 3:33:11 PM

  2. "Bill O'Reilly's still more famous and watched than Rachel Maddow."

    Perhaps, but Rachel has bigger (and smarter) balls than o'reilly.

    And SpongeBob is still more famous than either of them (according to Rachel, who really doesn't give a fuck either way).

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Sep 27, 2010 3:37:10 PM

  3. That "Homocon" poster....

    "The Right Wing Judy Garland!"

    Poor Judy must be furiously spinning in her grave over THAT.

    Posted by: Terry | Sep 27, 2010 3:39:58 PM

  4. @OhPlease .. Tell me about it. What's with attacking Alan Grayson?

    Posted by: anonymous | Sep 27, 2010 3:40:13 PM

  5. Lil Kim is the Queen of Rap. Lil Kim Forever.

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 27, 2010 3:52:38 PM

  6. Oh, I like the idea of Darren Criss as Kurt's boyfriend waaaayyyyy better than that Overstreet character. So much more interesting.

    Posted by: rascal | Sep 27, 2010 4:00:57 PM

  7. No! I want Overstreet to be the homo! He's so adorable.

    I can't believe that Virginia is doing something nonracist, and based on a Republican governor's decision no less.

    "Slamming Rachel Maddow" could also be interpreted as "reporting the news."

    Posted by: Paul R | Sep 27, 2010 4:33:42 PM

  8. Wow. Y'all need to tone down the whole sycophant thing a little, m'kay? A) I don't see how linking to a report that merely states a fact is meant to be a slam. Just an unfortunate picture of our current electorate. B) Even if it was meant to be provocative, are you really so coddled that you can't deal with the occasional opposing view? That makes you no better than the average Fox News viewer.

    Posted by: Dan | Sep 27, 2010 5:11:38 PM

  9. @Dan: Amen to that, brother.

    Posted by: Sam | Sep 27, 2010 6:34:09 PM

  10. Ann's flip generalization also fails to note that many LGBTIs ARE black.

    Posted by: Randy | Sep 28, 2010 10:02:39 AM

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