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02/15/2012

Lana Del Rey's 'Video Games', by Nintendo: VIDEO

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 A Chiptune cover version made with 2 Nintendo Gameboys running LSDJ. Pick it up here.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Feb. 15,2012 at 9:38 PM EST by in Lana Del Rey, Music, Music Video, News | Permalink | Comments (8)


Washington Governor Chris Gregoire's Letter to NJ Governor Chris Christie on Marriage Equality: READ

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As she promised to do, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire sent a letter to NJ Governor Chris Christie lobbying him on marriage equality. Christie has promised to take swift action to veto a marriage equality bill there.

Gregoire's office tells Think Progress LGBT she has received "no response to date".

And HERE are the beautiful remarks she delivered at the beginning of January, if you missed them.

Posted Feb. 15,2012 at 8:15 PM EST by in Chris Christie, Chris Gregoire, Gay Marriage, New Jersey, News, Washington | Permalink | Comments (14)


Lesbian Couple Arrested After Locking Themselves to One Another at Albuquerque, NM Marriage Bureau: VIDEO

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A lesbian couple of nine years was arrested yesterday after locking themselves to one another in the marriage license area of the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Watch it all go down, AFTER THE JUMP...

ABQ Journal reports:

April Parker, 38, and Amanda Rich, 31, were part of a group of about 40 people protesting for marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

“Gay, straight, black, white, marriage is a civil right!” the group chanted, as Parker and Rich used bike locks to attach themselves back-to-back in two chairs inside the office.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Lt. David Knowles told Parker and Rich they could stay in the clerk’s office until 5 p.m., provided they did not interrupt business. A few minutes later, the women moved their chairs to block others from getting marriage licenses.

The demonstration in which Parker and Rich were involved was just one of 20 in six states organized by GetEqual and Marriage Equality USA meant to coincide with Valentine's Day.

Watch ABQ Journal's report on the arrests, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Feb. 15,2012 at 7:20 PM EST by in Activism, Albuquerque, Gay Marriage, New Mexico, News | Permalink | Comments (9)


What Homosexuality is Not: VIDEO

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Remember the 'Gay Rights Movement' clip that went viral a month ago?

Ryan James Yezak has posted two more clips in support of the documentary he's working on — one called 'what homosexuality is not' and another which riffs off the Apple "think different" commercial.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Feb. 15,2012 at 6:37 PM EST by in Film, News, Ryan James Yezak | Permalink | Comments (93)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1065

KISS IT FORWARD: A PSA from Marriage Equality USA and Revenge Is that celebrates all love being equal.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: A recent rally by anti-gay Christianist opponents of marriage equality got an earful from a rightfully furious angry lesbian. You go girl.

HOMOSEXUALIZED: NOM rabbi Yehuda Levin lashes out at Bill O'Reilly for defending Ellen DeGeneres against One Million Moms.

ROMANIA: Threading the needle.

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

Posted Feb. 15,2012 at 4:50 PM EST by in New Hampshire, News, Romania, Towleroad Guide to the Tube, Yehuda Levin | Permalink | Comments (7)


News: Saturn, Cher, Contraception, Jean Claude Van Damme, Ohio

RoadColorado civil union bill gets first hearing today. "The proposal is likely to be among the most emotionally charged this year, with supporters pleading for equal rights and opponents saying civil unions undermine traditional marriages."

BeckhamRoadLast month, briefs. This month, long johns.

RoadJean Claude Van Damme would like you to ride his mustache.

RoadAndrew Sullivan on contraception and the Catholic church: "I'm sorry but I find the protectors of child rapists preaching to women about contraception to be a moral obscenity. When all the implicated bishops and the Pope resign, ther replacements will have standing to preach."

RoadIllinois courts gays and lesbian tourists. "A new portion of the state’s tourism website has collected information about gay-friendly lodging and attractions, as well as links to information about pride festivals and other LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender) resources."

RoadOhio Dems initiate push for marriage equality in the state: "Columbus City Council President Andrew J. Ginther and Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady are two of the three chairmen of Ohio Leaders for Freedom to Marry. The third leader is former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Tim Hagan."

RoadJake Gyllenhaal introduces Meryl Streep tribute at Berlinale Film Festival.

Rhea_titanRoadSaturn moons: Rhea (foreground) and Titan captured in new image.

RoadFormer Victorian premier and Hawthorn Football Club president Jeff Kennett says 5 percent of Australian Football League players are gay: "'I'm also quite sure within the AFL there are a number of young men who are gay, who keep that fact to themselves, worried about how they're going to be treated by their colleagues,' Mr Kennett told Adelaide radio station 5AA. Mr Kennett said out of a playing group of 800, he would be 'very surprised' if 40 or less weren't gay."

RoadWashington radio host Bobby D gets death threat for making deal with Fred Phelps. "Yeah, someone threatened to blow us up."

RoadFormer Cher and Joan Rivers manager Billy Sammeth speaks out to Kevin Sessums about being fired by both of them.

RoadChris Brown's post-Grammy tweet: “HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY. Now! That's the ultimate F-CK OFF”

RoadShawn Pyfrom returning to Desperate Housewives for final season.

RoadKellan Lutz flashes a big smile in Vegas.

BullterrierRoadPet owners protest Romney dog abuse at Westminster Kennel Club show.

RoadLesbian rapper Syd the Kid: “...a lot of people take things out of context, and you’ve got to understand that there is a difference between saying, ‘Hey, you faggot’ and 'Hey, faggot.' When Tyler says 'faggot,' he's not referring to gays, he's referring to lame people. And in our vocabulary, that's what the word 'faggot' means. I'm not offended by the word 'faggot' -- and I am one."

RoadViolence Against Women Act becomes partisan issue after Chuck Grassley objects to inclusion of gays, immigrants: "The objections, led by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and a few conservative organizations, are not over the VAWA as a whole, but over a few new provisions in the reauthorization -- specifically, protections for LGBT individuals, undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic abuse and the authority of Native American tribes to prosecute crimes. The Leahy bill enumerates protections for LGBT victims of domestic violence, forbidding discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by VAWA grantees.

Posted Feb. 15,2012 at 3:20 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (16)



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