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Tweed  road Despite all of her question dodging, Michele Bachmann tells the Boston Globe she's still committed to fighting marriage equality: "My core principles have not deviated. What I talk about is what people are interested in out here on the campaign trail. I am not shy about talking about standing for marriage between a man and a woman...’’

 road Actor Ryan Rottman will appear on 90210 next season as "smart, handsome gay 20-something who is confident in his identity and is committed to fighting for marriage equality." The Nickelodeon actor also once recorded a video for the site Straight But Not Narrow, and told viewers, "There’s a million reasons why you shouldn’t be friends with someone - except for them being gay."

 road James Marsden looks dapper in tweed.

 road 9/11 memorial wine?

 road Life-like Will and Kate dolls?

 road Seriously? Ultimate fighter Rodrigo Nogueira says he won't train with gay people: "I have no prejudice against the gays, but I wouldn't train with someone who's gay. I have no malice, I don't take our physical contact as (something) sexual. But what if the gay person has that malice of having physical contact with me, of staying there grappling? I would have no problems having a gay student in my academy, but I would rather not train with him."

 road Anne Hathaway thinks some of her ex-boyfriends may be gay.

 road A pop-up ice cream shop for gays makes its debut in London this weekend. I hope it serves straight people, too.

 road Which Nicolas Cage movie would you rather see: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance or Trespass? Or, as an alternative, Peggy Sue Got Married?


 road In other movie news: the trailer for Roman Polanski's Carnage, which stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Walz and John C. Reilly.

 road IBM's new computer chip is based on the human brain: "Each of IBM's brain-mimicking silicon chips is a few square millimetres in size and holds a grid of 256 parallel wires that represent dendrites of computational 'neurons' crossed at right angles by other wires standing in for axons. The 'synapses' are 45-nanometre transistors connecting the criss-crossing wires and act as the chips' memory; one chip has 262,144 of them and the other 65,536. Each electrical signal crossing a synapse consumes just 45 picajoules – a thousandth of what typical computer chips use."

 road Actress Olivia Wilde wonders, "Who doesn’t want to be an 18-year-old boy?" Probably a lot of people; including me. I'm alright with my age.

 road Rihanna in feathers.

 road Once homophobic, reformed Tim Hardaway is fighting the conservative-led recall of three lawmakers who support health benefits for gay city employees.

PopeKiss  road Spend your weekend watching gay actor Montgomery Clift movies.

 road More Nebraskans are supporting marriage equality, but majority still oppose.

 road Thirteen-year old girl and her parents injured after someone mistakes fireworks for candles.

 road National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown makes predictable, repulsive and baseless argument: "When you knock over a core pillar of society like marriage, and then try to redefine Biblical views of marriage as bigotry, there will be consequences. Will one of the consequences be a serious push to normalize pedophilia?"

 road An image from the failed kiss-in protesting Pope Benedict.

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  1. UFC is basically gay sport porn for straight guys...

    Posted by: jaragon | Aug 19, 2011 5:35:44 PM

  2. If you have to say "I'm not prejudiced BUT..." then you are prejudiced.

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Aug 19, 2011 5:43:12 PM

  3. James Marsden, who is always hot, looks very hot.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Aug 19, 2011 5:53:52 PM

  4. As a gay IBMer, I'm pleased as punch that we made it on Towleroad!


    Posted by: DuPree | Aug 19, 2011 6:00:06 PM

  5. Good to know high-waters are back in fashion.

    Wish I had saved those pants from 4th grade, when they only made you look like a welfare case whose parents could only afford to shop at Goodwill..

    I coulda made a fortune!!!

    (Sorry, high-waters are not even attractive on James Marsden.)

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Aug 19, 2011 6:17:42 PM

  6. @IBM: Too bad it's for BS.. People have been working on this neural net crap for 50 years and it's amounted to nothing.

    If you want a real technical accomplishment that is having a real impact on computing, look here instead:


    Unfortunately, Intel does not play the PR tricks IBM does. But in engineering circles, Intel's accomplishment in delivering 22-nm FINFET technology is breathtaking and puts them head-and-shoulders above everyone else.

    Posted by: Anonymous | Aug 19, 2011 6:19:23 PM

  7. Hasn't pedophilia been legal for clerical members of the cathlick church since 6000 years ago - when the Earth was born?

    Isn't the story that their god raped a 12-year-old to start a new religion when he got bored with the jews? Well, if it's good enuf for god, surely it's good enuf for all those men in drag claiming to be god's representatives on earth...

    These are "men of god". They said so. That makes it true!

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Aug 19, 2011 6:46:17 PM

  8. I hope folks with a Yahoo account will go to the Tim Hardaway story and comment. The phobes are expressing their disappointment at Hardaway's acquisition of a soul.

    Posted by: lower register | Aug 19, 2011 7:05:25 PM

  9. Almost all the guys who have this "I don't want to touch/associate/sleep etc. with a gay man" are ugly dudes, who no-one would desire sexually.

    Based on the comments I read on the UFC website discussing this, it's about 50-50 in terms who who agree/disagree with his comments. It's almost comical how these guys, who fight and live in gyms, are so insecure and unnerved when it comes to anything gay related. Highlights how much some people are mentally destroyed by our culture that promote this sort of fear.

    Posted by: Francis | Aug 19, 2011 7:07:14 PM

  10. That new Polansky film looks gooood, and who could not see again anything with Motgomery Clift.

    and..."gay sport port for straight guys"...jaragon@that is fan-quality wit!

    Posted by: uffda | Aug 19, 2011 7:09:42 PM

  11. I sure hope that these straight guys who are so concerned about unwanted sexual advances are also working to prevent unwanted sexual advances by straight men on women. Of course they probably aren't.

    Posted by: Matt | Aug 19, 2011 7:59:00 PM

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    Posted by: zhongeio | Aug 19, 2011 8:12:03 PM

  13. I read the comments about the James Marsden spread and I found out that I'm not a total loser when it comes to fashion. The pants are too short and the outfits are too tight. Other than that, I love the socks! I hate plain dress socks.

    As for the Nick Cage movie-Peggy Sue! I think that is one of Kathleen Turner's best movies.

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Aug 19, 2011 9:06:47 PM

  14. Nogueira is definitely prejudiced and/or afraid - the big sissy.

    Posted by: justinw | Aug 19, 2011 10:46:17 PM

  15. Alas. . . most of Nic Cage's movies suck, but Peggy Sue was probably one of the gems of his career. And, except the War of the Roses, it was probably the last really good film role Kathleen Turner ever had (Hollywood sure wasted her talent).

    Posted by: Gregor | Aug 20, 2011 10:29:06 AM

  16. You don't want to be 18 again? I suspect you're not being entirely honest. Accepting things you cannot change is one thing, but let's not pretend 18 isn't one of the best ages to be.

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 20, 2011 12:00:28 PM

  17. @Randy

    Maybe for Andy it wasn't. I'd like to be 18 again (well, not really, I'm very much in favour of linear time) because I was a well adjusted and happy person then. Most of my friends feel the opposite though, they didn't care for their teen years.

    Posted by: Eric26 | Aug 20, 2011 3:54:07 PM

  18. I agree with Grover Underwood above, love the socks on Marsden! I have a vast array of flashy socks myself hee hee. As for Nogueira, does he realize half the audience for UFC is gay guys who like the rough and tumble of pumped half-naked men?

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Aug 20, 2011 10:23:52 PM

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