News: Sinead O’Connor, Illinois, Brangelina, Vietnam, Nancy Pelosi

RoadU.S. Marines seen urinating on Taliban corpses in online video.

RoadNYT asks readers whether it should say if assertions made by candidates are true or not.

BlackgaycouplesRoad140 years of Black male couples.

RoadSinead O'Connor attempted suicide last week?

RoadPalm Beach police entrap more than 600 men in sex stings in public park: "Only a handful of the arrests – four to be exact — were between two men; the rest of them involved an undercover detective soliciting another man for sex using tactics that one lawyer called “disgusting” while another lawyer questioned the legality of the detectives’ behavior."

RoadJust a few weeks left for LGBT students to apply for Point Foundation Scholarships.

RoadIllinois lawmakers seek to move forward on marriage equality: "State representatives Greg Harris, Deb Mell, Ann Williams, Kelly Cassidy, Sara Feigenholtz and Senator Heather Steans are in talks with Illinois organizations about introducing a bill that would allow same-sex partners to marry in Illinois. According to Harris, the bill will not likely be introduced until at least 2013. Harris believes the fight will be difficult, especially as anti-gay political candidates work to bolster support for upcoming presidential elections."

RoadBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie go to the White House.

Romney_flyerRoadFormer Mitt Romney intern took credit for 2002 Gay Pride flyer (via Sam Stein).

RoadGary Bauer reverses public support for same-sex marriage in FOX News lie: "During an interview on Fox & Friends, Gary Bauer, president of conservative group American Values, claimed that the "overwhelming majority of the American people think that marriage is between a man and a woman." In fact, multiple polls conducted in 2011 show that a majority of Americans favor legalizing gay marriage."

RoadInside Madonna's Graham Norton taping.

RoadJoe Manganiello on his sex symbol status: "I spent my entire career in my 20s with nobody wanting me to take my shirt off. Seems like I turned 30 and everything kind of flip-flopped."

RoadGavin Rossdale has been showing off on the tennis court again, shirtless.

RoadAshton Kutcher cleans up.

PelosiRoadNancy Pelosi on gay Republican taunting of Barney Frank: "Oh, but what about them?" she snaps. "He chooses a party that supports his values. They've chosen a party that supports their income — a party that denigrates them and treats them with disrespect."

RoadVietnamese film helping change attitudes toward gays? "Curious filmgoers have streamed into cinemas to catch "Lost in Paradise", which chronicles the doomed love affair between a gay prostitute and a book seller and provides a rare glimpse into a usually hidden side of Vietnam. For some, the movie was eye-opening, with one Vietnamese woman saying the bittersweet love story had changed her views about homosexuality. 'Now I think they are just like us,' said the 50-year-old state employee, who did not want to give her name, after watching the film in the capital."

RoadSpain plans LGBT retirement home.

RoadBrazilian loggers said to burn tribal Amazon girl alive: "The child was said to have wandered away from her village, where around 60 members of the Awá tribe live a primitive life in complete isolation from the modern world, and fallen into the hands of the loggers. Luis Carlos Guajajaras, a local leader from a separate tribe, told a Brazilian news website that they tied to her a tree and set her alight as a warning to other natives, who live in a protected reserve in the north-eastern state of Maranhão ."


  1. LOL says

    Andy, it’s not a lie…more likely a FOX News spin on words. Most Americans probably do believe that most marriages are between a man and a woman, because there are more hetero marriages than homo ones. That’s true independent of opinion. That’s different than saying that more Americans don’t believe in marriage equality than do, which the poll shows to be false.

  2. brent says

    Regardless of what anyone thinks of Pelosi’s positions policy-wise, she was a damn good Speaker of the House. Comparing her record as Speaker vs. John Boehner’s…well there is no comparison, he’s an embarrassment to his own party. She was definately in charge of the House, while Boehner cannot keep his Tea Party faction in line whatsoever.

  3. cranky1 says

    Dear Towleroad: Would you PLEASE stop idolizing Joe Manganiello as some sort of gay icon when he is a public supporter of the Salvation Army – an organization that just today signed on to an anti-gay letter claiming its rights to discriminate.

  4. Ykv says

    Andy, I agree with ‘GISAM’ – the Dlisted website is below you. During the 7 years in which I’ve visited your blog regularly, I have enjoyed the level of journalistic quality you have maintained. Your reliance on, and endorsements of, sites like Dlisted bring your journalistic integrity down. Considering that most of your readers are gay and have most likely struggled with suicidal thoughts in the past (many even have friends and loved ones who have killed themselves), linking to an article that blatantly makes light of suicide is not only inconsiderate, but also quite tacky.

    While we’re on the subject, perhaps you should consider hiring a new weekend blogger, preferably one who is educated n objective journalism, rather than a bitter queen who can’t seem to keep his emotional reactions, judgments and uneducated opinions out of a single story he writes.

  5. Mark says

    I love Michael K and DListed and think he’s hysterical when the story warrants it and respectful when it doesn’t. He always reports suicides/attempts and deaths appropriately, never in a cruel manner. What do you want, a dry as dust news site? His site is supposed to cover celebrities humorously.

  6. Ykv says

    Ger, you make a fair point. To my credit, however, I wasn’t trying to pass off those judgments as journalism.

    Mark, celebrity hate as a spectator sport is only humorous to those with nothing else to think about.

  7. Mark says

    I’m an oncologist, he makes me laugh during meal breaks, and over a quarter of the time his blog is not even discussing “celebrities”. I’ve enjoyed it since his blogspot days. Michael K is about as hateful as a ladybug unless you’re a Kardashian. To each his own. Towleroad and dlisted both cross link daily so I think they’re cool with each other. Have been doing so for years as I read both.

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