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03/28/2012

Matt Bomer and Darren Criss Display Brotherly Love in 'Glee' Preview: VIDEO

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Here's a preview of the forthcoming episode of Glee in which Matt Bomer plays 'Cooper Anderson', brother to Blaine, and famous for a free credit rating ad.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Mar. 28,2012 at 7:43 PM EST by in Darren Criss, Glee, Matt Bomer, News | Permalink | Comments (25)


Poet Adrienne Rich Dies at 82

Adrienne Rich, one of America's great poets, has died at the age of 82, the AP reports:

RichRich died Tuesday at her Santa Cruz home from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, said her son, Pablo Conrad. She had lived in Santa Cruz since the 1980s.

Through her writing, Rich explored topics such as women’s rights, racism, sexuality, economic justice and love between women.

Rich published more than a dozen volumes of poetry and five collections of nonfiction. She won a National Book Award for her collection of poems “Diving into the Wreck” in 1974. In 2004, she won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for her collection “The School Among the Ruins."

Rich came out of the closet after leaving her husband and met her lifelong partner, the writer Michelle Cliff, in 1976.

Posted Mar. 28,2012 at 6:57 PM EST by in Deaths, News, Poetry | Permalink | Comments (12)


Carson Daly Mocks Gay People in Jetblue Radio Rant: VIDEO

Carson Daly mocked gays this morning in a discussion about the JetBlue pilot that had a meltdown on the flight from JFK to Vegas, TMZ reports:

DalyIt all went down on Daly's L.A. radio show this morning ... when he was talking about the flight and said, "Most of the people were on their way to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas ... it was like a bunch of dudes and well trained dudes ... thank god."

He laughingly continued, "With my luck, it would be like ... 'this is the flight going to [the gay pride parade] in San Francisco ... I mean, that would be my colleagues."

Then, changing his voice to sound like a gay stereotype, Carson said, "Uh, we're headed down to Vegas for the floral convention."

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

Aside from the offensive nature of the remarks, I guess he's never heard of Mark Bingham.

UPDATE: Daly tweets:

This morning on my radio show I attempted to make fun of myself & offended others by mistake. I sincerely apologize.

Posted Mar. 28,2012 at 6:30 PM EST by in Carson Daly, News | Permalink | Comments (76)


Rick Santorum Stops Boy from Bowling with Unmanly Pink Ball

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The Human Rights Campaign criticized Rick Santorum after Reuters reporter Sam Youngman tweeted about an incident that took place at a bowling alley campaign stop in Wisconsin earlier today.

Bowling_santorumTweeted Youngman:

"You're not gonna use the pink ball. We're not gonna let you do that. Not on camera." Santorum to a young fella bowling with him

Said HRC's Fred Sainz in a press release:

“This is another example of Rick Santorum intentionally making ignorant statements that have a real impact on LGBT people. Whether he’s comparing our marriages to inanimate objects, saying our children would be better off with a parent in prison as opposed to two loving same-sex parents, or calling open military service a ‘tragic social experiment;’ he’s proven that he thinks LGBT people are second-class citizens not worthy of dignity or respect. In this case, he’s advancing tired gender norms by implying a boy should be ashamed or embarrassed to use a certain color bowling ball...Kids have enough to worry about. They don’t need Rick Santorum telling them that using a pink bowling ball is a bad thing."

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Posted Mar. 28,2012 at 6:05 PM EST by in Bowling, News, Rick Santorum | Permalink | Comments (48)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1093

KRISTEN BELL: An American for marriage equality.

BIKE PARKOUR: Some incredible riding by Andrew Dickey in Melbourne, Australia.

ELEPHANT: Enjoys a touchscreen phone. Here's an outtake.

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT: Operatic duo has Susan Boyle moment.

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

Posted Mar. 28,2012 at 5:20 PM EST by in Kristen Bell, News, Opera, Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (5)


News: Act Up, Dave Franco, Malta, Fiona Apple, Africa's Kaza

RoadAri Fleischer believes Obama will endorse marriage equality after the election.

RoadMaltese government to propose civil partnerships: “The government’s position is that the relationship between gay couples should be regulated by the law regulating cohabitation, including the institute of civil partnerships.”

KramerRoadPictures from a battlefield: How to Survive a Plague director David France looks at portraits of activists who started ACT UP as the group marks its 25th anniversary. Larry Kramer reflects in the HuffPost: "It's difficult to be grateful when the AIDS plague is worse than ever all over the world and the two organizations I helped found to stop it are, if not no more, then in such pathetic shape as to almost be no more."

RoadLindsay Lohan on Glee?

RoadLana and Andy Wachowski drop development of hard-R drama about gay relationship between U.S. soldier and Iraqi.

RoadWatch: Madonna's Truth or Dare fragrance commercial.

RoadAfrican countries create largest international wildlife conservation area: "Spanning an area of Africa almost the size of Italy, the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, or KAZA, will encompass 36 national parks, game reserves, wildlife-management areas, and tourism areas, according to WWF, a conservation organization offering both technical and financial support to the initiative. In 2011 presidents of five African nations—Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—signed a treaty establishing the huge protected region, which has been in the works for several years."

RoadJake Gyllenhaal looking more lumberjack-y than ever.

TachmanRoadPhotographer Kevin Tachman hits Jeffrey's Fashion Cares event at the USS Intrepid in NYC.

RoadScientists discover planets born at the dawn of the Universe: "Two huge Jupiter-sized planets found orbiting a star 375 light-years away, that will soon transform into a red giant, are the oldest alien worlds yet discovered, reported scientists at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany."

RoadThe world's first all-diamond ring.

RoadWhen Fiona Apple was 16, she wrote a letter for a fan's Gay-Straight Alliance: "A person who loves is a righteous person, and if someone has the ability and desire to show love another — to someone willing to receive it, then for goodness’ sake, let them do it. Hate has no place in the equation; there is no function for it to perform. Love is love, and there will never be too much."

RoadNotre Dame High School, a Catholic school in Lawrenceville, N.J. bans production of The Laramie Project.

RoadMore gangsta photos of Federline Franco.

Pit_francoRoadThe other Franco.

RoadPuffins are really cool birds.

RoadOne of my former obsessions, SimCity returns!

RoadVictim of D.C. anti-gay attack speaks out: “Physically, I’m about 50 percent, emotionally, I’m about the same,’’ the victim told the Post. He is not being identified to preserve his safety. “I just try not to think about the fact that the person who did this to me is still out there.”

RoadRobert Mapplethorpe turns up at Urban Outfitters.

RoadKentucky Equality Federation condemns Clear Channel radio host for comparing gays to the KKK in story about printing company that denied request to make t-shirts for Lexington Pride.

RoadCruise ship passengers discuss gay couple arrested in Dominica: "We had left the ship and were on the port side there waiting for our excursion buses and so forth. All of a sudden behind us we heard a commotion of a lot of the locals waiting in the area. We saw these people pointing and you could look up and see the profile of two naked people standing on their deck and doing something. If you’re a gay man and you see that kind of a profile, it’s pretty easy to identify what they were doing."

Posted Mar. 28,2012 at 3:50 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (9)



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