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News: DOMA's Dems, Bradley Manning, Jerry Springer, Microsoft's Move

CGorham  road Bradley Manning as an "unconventional revolutionary:" "In the gravityless world of the web, Manning could be all he wanted to be—gay, patriotic, and powerful, too... When the computer was turned off and his Army comrades returned, his superpowers disappeared."

 road Football player DeSean Jackson had some choice words for a "gay ass" radio caller.

 road Christopher Gorham, perhaps best known for playing Henry on Ugly Betty, has some serious guns.

 road South Korea hopes to digitize all school books by 2015.

 road Freshman Republicans in the House propose term-limit amendment.

 road Lesbian soccer team hits the pitch.

 road French LGBT activists arrested outside Russian Embassy in Paris while protesting Moscow's anti-gay pride violence.

 road Three in ten Americans think the Bible is literally the word of God.

 road The decline of real estate value has cost the American people $7.38 trillion.

 road Jerry Springer is prepared to pay Casey Anthony $1 million for a post-trial interview.

 road Here's a complete list of the 19 Democrats who supported Virginia Foxx's defense budget amendment that reinforces DOMA: Reps. Jason Altmire (D-​Pa.), John Barrow (D-​Ga.), Sanford Bishop (D-​Ga.), Dan Boren (D-​Okla.), Ben Chandler (D-​Ky.), Jerry Costello (D-​Ill.), Mark Critz (D-​Pa.), Henry Cuellar (D-​Texas), Joe Donnelly (D-​Ind.), Gene Green (D-​Texas), Tim Holden (D-​Pa.), Larry Kissell (D-N.C.), Dan Lipinski (D-​Ill.), Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), James Matheson (D-​Utah), Collin Peterson (D-​Minn.), Nich Rahall (D-W.V.), Mike Ross (D-​Ark.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.).

TheVatican road The Vatican's representative at the United Nations, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, disapproves of the UN's resolution supporting LGBT rights: "The resolution marks a change. It is seen as the beginning of a movement within the international community and the United Nations to insert gay rights in the global human rights agenda.” Yeah, that was the point.

 road Will News of the World's closing impact Fox News?

 road European tabloids react to News of the World's closing.

 road Atlantic City gets a new gay bar. Does this make you want to take a trip?

 road Tom Ford makes wide generalizations: "Americans are too fat. And in London they are starting to get fat too. So I have to say that if we have to talk about race system and nationalism, I find it refreshing that everyone Chinese is slim."

 road DOWNLOAD: Michelle Williams' new track, "Love Gun."

 road Um, it's about time: "Adolf Hitler is now formally persona non grata in the town of his birth. The town council in the Austrian village of Braunau has unanimously decided to withdraw honorary citizenship from the community's most infamous son, 78 years after the Nazi dictator was given the title."

 road Plane crashes in Democratic Republic of Congo, 127 dead.

AndrewLincoln  road Microsoft removed itself from Stephen Baldwin and Michael Lohan's Christian Values Network. Will Wells Fargo, Delta, Apple and other companies follow suit?

 road San Francisco's lawyers shoot down circumcision ban's language: "The city of San Francisco weighed in for the first time Thursday on a local ballot measure that would ban the circumcision of male children, arguing that the proposed law would be unconstitutional if it applies to Jewish mohels but not pediatricians and other doctors"

 road From Chicago: "Three teens are charged with a hate crime after making derogatory statements and threatening someone Thursday night near Millennium Park."

 road Here the unofficial trailer for season two of AMC's adaptation of the comic book The Walking Dead.

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  1. I remember Christopher Gorman from many short tv series, always nice looking, but look at him now, wow! He's a good looking man!

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jul 8, 2011 4:55:56 PM

  2. According to the BBC over 50 people died in the Kisangani plane crash but over 50 people were found alive. The plane also only had 112 people onboard. But the aircraft involved was reported to be a 727 so maybe the numbers just got conflated?

    Posted by: Adric | Jul 8, 2011 4:56:50 PM

  3. Why does Tom Ford talk?

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 8, 2011 5:11:34 PM

  4. I don't watch Jerry Springer, and I think Casey Anthony might be innocent, but I would totally watch that if they allowed the usual audience participation.

    And Gorham has always had a rockin' bod. When he appeared shirtless once on Ugly Betty, I remember all the blogs accusing them of CGIing his head on someone else's body ('cause he was a nerd and all).

    Posted by: Kendall | Jul 8, 2011 5:24:38 PM

  5. Well, it's going to be very difficult to root for my football team's most dynamic wide receiver this season (if there is a season).

    DeSean will learn from the front office of the Eagles that the anti-Gay slur he used on that radio was the same as using an ugly racial slur against a Black person.

    Of course, DeSean will claim that his angry response had nothing to do with "real" Gay people. It doesn't matter if the caller was saying something that sounded offensive to you. Why resort to slurs against people who haven't done anything wrong to ignorant piece of trade.

    Oh, Michael Vick would never say anything like that--not nowadays.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 8, 2011 5:26:19 PM

  6. Hate to be the lond of person that hijacks a thread but JMG has some news about a 4 year old who was killed by his father because he

    Posted by: Rowan | Jul 8, 2011 5:26:42 PM

  7. I'm at a loss: 3 out of 10 people seriously believe the bible are the actual words of God? Either these '3 out of 10' are really stupid or their elevator has never gotten out of the basement!

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Jul 8, 2011 5:30:24 PM

  8. His name is DeSean?


    "Three teens are charged with a hate crime after making derogatory statements and threatening someone Thursday night near Millennium Park."

    Yeap you guessed it.....

    And people said the black vote wasn't an issue during Prop 8

    Posted by: AllBeefPatty | Jul 8, 2011 5:52:04 PM

  9. Paul R asks, "Why does Tom Ford talk?"

    I ask, why does Towleroad feel compelled to quote his every idiotic statement?

    Posted by: John in Iowa | Jul 8, 2011 5:58:17 PM

  10. "And people said the black vote wasn't an issue during Prop 8"

    And what was the Republican vote to reinstate DOMA into the Defense Appropriations Bill? And what race are most Republicans? How did the
    Congresses' Black Democrats vote?

    Maybe Idiot DeSean Jackson should have been talking your White supremacist azz.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 8, 2011 5:59:00 PM

  11. DeSean, DeSean. No way he's getting out of that one. There is no question he was homophobic and is homophobic. And that's a man who publicly came out how he was against bullying and fought for those who were bullied when he was in school.

    The fact he said this on national broadcast radio so openly really speaks to just how ingrained homophobia is in his system. The real question should be, how large is the fine going to be?

    Posted by: Francis | Jul 8, 2011 6:16:53 PM

  12. "And what was the Republican vote to reinstate DOMA into the Defense Appropriations Bill? And what race are most Republicans? How did the
    Congresses' Black Democrats vote?"

    And why is our black President, the product of an inter-racial marriage, still evolving? What's the problem? Too many fundamentalist Christian blacks?

    Posted by: AllBeefPatty | Jul 8, 2011 6:17:57 PM

  13. The 19 Democrats who voted for the DOMA bill, we all need to remember that Democrat doesn't necessarily=gay friendly or liberal. Notice how almost all of those Democrats are in conservative districts and/or states. That's just a reminder that conservatives by and large are anti-gay and why we need to get out and vote in 2012 to prevent them from continuing to attack our community legislatively.

    The story in Chicago hasn't been confirmed as an anti-gay crime but if it were it's the third in that region this week, along with one in Oswego and one in Champaign, where the suspects have been caught.

    Anyone who keeps making homophobia a racial issue is ignorant, but anyone who denies that certain cultures are prone to homophobia definitely are promoting ignorance as well. Inner-city culture is homophobic. It's time to accept this fact, and make steps to change it.

    Posted by: Francis | Jul 8, 2011 6:23:52 PM

  14. Now it's been confirmed, the updated story shows it.

    These teens keep getting arrested for these hate crimes and anti-gay harassment. But steps need to be taken to prevent these incidents in the first place. This is a sketchy area for sure, hopefully the victim is not too shaken.

    A lot of people, in an attempt to justify their own prejudices, like to make wide, baseless statements. "Black" isn't a reason why people commit anti-gay hate crimes. Plenty of white people are homophobic. The reason people are anti-gay is 100% because of the culture they grew up around and surround themselves in.

    Notice, how it's not hipsters committing these attacks. Not skateboarders. Not suit and tie folks. No, generally it's street trash, inner-city thugs, homeless kids. Instead of looking for the simple reason of skin-color, what we should be doing is actually start realizing what the real problems are, start figuring out why there are issues in particular communities when it comes to homophobia, and making a change. Making this a black vs. white issue does absolutely no favors at all.

    Posted by: Francis | Jul 8, 2011 6:39:57 PM

  15. if steven baldwin and micheal lohan are examples of christian values means christians don't have any. are alcohol and drugs christian values. is money grubbing a christian value? those are the only value these man have displayed.

    Posted by: walter | Jul 8, 2011 6:51:46 PM

  16. Thank you Andrew. I just called Wells Fargo and let them know they have two weeks to get the hell out of or I'm cancelling my accounts after six years and getting a new bank.

    Posted by: Tommy Marx | Jul 8, 2011 6:58:14 PM

  17. "but anyone who denies that certain cultures are prone to homophobia definitely are promoting ignorance as well."

    Hmmm let me guess:

    Ignorance + religion + sport figure idolization + rap culture + thug worship + prison attire = ????

    BTW, these "children" are not from the inner city. They are from Richton Park.

    Posted by: AllBeefPatty | Jul 8, 2011 7:11:04 PM

  18. In terms of these street thugs, the primary issues are lack of education, hyper-masculinized culture (which leads to homo hatred, misogyny etc.) and hyper-aggression/an overall violent, animalistic mentality. It's a mentality as much as a location. Also one can be officially located in a particular place, but that doesn't mean they won't find their way into trouble wherever they can find it, especially since many of these thugs tend to be vagabonds.

    Race is not the reason why these hate crimes exist. It's 100% mentality, it's a cultural issue, and it's one that can and should be addressed. I don't see enough gay groups or people addressing these issues of hate crimes.

    Posted by: Francis | Jul 8, 2011 7:30:48 PM

  19. I am looking forward to Cee Lo and 50cent doing a "It's Gets Better Video"

    Posted by: AllBeefPatty | Jul 8, 2011 8:14:19 PM

  20. It wasn't just French activists arrested in Paris. They arrested Alekseev, too.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Jul 8, 2011 8:26:24 PM

  21. Oh, and Michelle Bachmann, Fox guest professor from Dayton U., Archbishop Thomas Dolan, Virginia Foxx, Van der Plaats, the list goes on and on, and... woah!! You mean they're not black??? How can that be???!!!

    Posted by: KevinVT | Jul 8, 2011 8:30:08 PM

  22. Atlantic City: Las Vegas for ugly people.

    Posted by: Vlad | Jul 8, 2011 8:46:37 PM

  23. No, the real estate crash didn't "cost" Americans over $7 trillion. It was never "real" money, sitting in any of these homeowners' pockets. It was all on paper! Good Lord.... This wrenching adjustment NEEDED to happen to pop an unsustainable bubble. To return the price of housing to a level that's at least somewhat closer to being in line with historical inflation-adjusted housing values. Heck, it's STILL overinflated in many parts of the country!

    Posted by: SteveinMaine | Jul 8, 2011 9:44:05 PM

  24. Francis,

    "Race is not the reason..."

    Then explain the high correlation.

    "I don't see enough gay groups or people addressing these issues of hate crimes."

    Don't blame the victim. Blame the thugs.

    Posted by: Max | Jul 8, 2011 10:01:22 PM

  25. When the F are they going to try Manning? It takes way too long for many people to be brought to trial in the U.S. No reason why a court case should take years before trial.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 9, 2011 12:43:48 AM

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