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TrayvonMartin 6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Bad news for Philadelphia: a federal judge ordered the city to pay the Boy Scouts of America $900,000 for legal fees stemming from a decade-long battle over the organization's ban on gay scout leaders. The city tried to evict the Scouts from their property in town, but the Scouts proved victorious and now Philadelphia and its residents have to cough up dough to subsidize the group's hateful ways.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Why are KISS and Motley Crue picking on Rihanna?

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Nineteen-year old Deryl Dedmond pleaded guilty to the 2011 killing of James Craig Anderson, a black gay man Dedmond and his pals targeted because of his race. He's been sentenced to two terms of life in prison with no parole.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Scenes from the New York City march calling for justice in the Trayvon Martin killing.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi This is too rich: Jason Mattera from Andrew Breitbart's right wing media empire has been trumpeting an "exclusive" interview with Bono -- only it wasn't Bono at all. It was a Bono impersonator. Then he and his conservative buddies tried to pretend like the whole thing never happened.

MadMenExchange6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Chaz Bono will be grand marshall at the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade being held on April 15th.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Teens discuss what it's like to start a gay-straight alliance in the South.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Jon Hamm and the rest of the Mad Men cast are tickled pink to open the stock exchange.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Jessica Simpson's Elle cover too hot for Arizona Safeway.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi NBC has renewed Broadway drama Smash for a second season.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Anti-gay zealot Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth fame wants MTV to severe all ties with Dan Savage: "Dan Savage is a radical and raunchy homosexual activist who gives unhealthy and reckless sex advice... He should NOT be rewarded for this evil crusade, nor held up as a role-model for young people."

Jessicasimpsonelle6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Here's what the cast of Downton Abbey would look like if they were dogs.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Etch A Sketch sales are up 1,500% after Mitt Romney's aide made that instant classic gaffe.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Is conservative king maker Jim DeMint inching toward Mitt Romney? Sounds like it. "I'm not only comfortable with Romney, I'm excited about the possibility of him possibly being our nominee... Again, this is not a formal endorsement and I do not intend to do that right now but I just think we just need to look at where we are."

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Gay film a surprise box office hit in Serbia.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Lambda Legal executive director Kevin Cathcar predicts marriage will remain the hot button gay political issue for years to come: "Marriage is going to continue being the most visible, the most public because it gets the most attention in the media."

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi North Ireland's ban on gay adoption remains in place.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Reuben Lack, a student at Georgia's Alpharetta High, is suing to be reinstated as his school's student body president after he says officials booted him for being gay.

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  1. It is shocking that the murder of James Craig Anderson has never been mentioned on this site until now.

    Posted by: endo | Mar 22, 2012 4:24:57 PM

  2. There's a related and interesting study related to the Trayvon Martin tragedy: those who carry guns are more likely to see "phantom" guns.

    The more we learn about perception and neuroscience, there we understand that our biases play a big role in what we "see". The solution? Be a self-critical and critical thinker.

    Posted by: David R. | Mar 22, 2012 5:14:53 PM

  3. I agree. Egregoius. Karma will be a B.

    Posted by: drusilla barber | Mar 22, 2012 5:17:14 PM

  4. Reubin Lack, the student who was deposed by school officials as student body president is not gay. He is straight, and was forcibly removed for trying to propose and take a vote during a student council meeting that would remove the gender specific ideations of prom queen and king, and simply make it a court.

    Posted by: Ricco | Mar 22, 2012 5:27:32 PM

  5. Rihanna is a known supporter of very homophobic singers who sing songs about wanting to kill gays.

    Posted by: jason | Mar 22, 2012 5:47:58 PM

  6. I agree with Arizona Safeway's cover up of Jessica Simpson in Elle magazine. I don't see naked men on magazine covers in Safeway so I don't see why women should be allowed to get away with it. I am sick and tired of female privilege.

    I've noticed also that Towleroad rarely criticizes women. What's going on, Andy? Afraid to criticize our so-called partners in the liberal coalition?

    Posted by: jason | Mar 22, 2012 5:55:26 PM

  7. Can't wait for Shirley MacLain's dog character, bet she'll be a badass bulldog...and a great one!

    Posted by: Vern Dufford | Mar 22, 2012 5:58:09 PM

  8. Deryl Dedmond won't last a month of his 2 consecutive life terms, once he gets in prison. What a horribly racist a-hole. His "apology" at trial was laughable...god has taught him (in the last year) to 'see no color.' Whatever. Your ass is GRASS, boy.

    Posted by: jim | Mar 22, 2012 6:13:19 PM

  9. Thumbs up to Chaz Bono, gay-straight alliances, and Etch a Sketch.
    Thumbs down to the Boy Scouts judge, Deryl Dedmond, and Peter LaBarbera.
    Devastating heartbreak about Trayvon Martin. RIP, son.

    Posted by: Max | Mar 22, 2012 6:18:47 PM

  10. David R.

    interesting info
    do you have a link for the study?

    JUSTICE for Trayvon's family!

    Posted by: say what | Mar 22, 2012 6:38:33 PM

  11. @Jason: UNCLENCH.

    There are plenty of articles here about disgusting women. A few off the top of my head: Maggie Gallagher, that bigot principal, that animal carcass (Anne Coulter). I don't get what your whining about again.

    Re: Boyscouts of America, it is unfortunate that Philadelphia lost, and this only emboldens the bigots because the law is on their side. Sad.

    Posted by: Winston | Mar 22, 2012 7:21:30 PM

  12. Reuben Lack is NOT gay. He does, however, support a gay friendly prom policy. I would expect homophobes to call him gay for this, but not a gay news website.

    Posted by: Saul | Mar 22, 2012 8:10:38 PM

  13. @ SAY WHAT: yes: http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sns-rt-us-usa-florida-shooting-sciencebre82j1bu-20120320,0,180384.story

    This morning, I also heard about a study of pediatricians that showed that when it came to treating pain, they regularly recommended less medication for AA patients, but other treatments were equal. Again, there's bias all over the place! (Of course, certain posters here make it too obvious.)

    Posted by: David R. | Mar 22, 2012 8:11:37 PM

  14. David R

    thanx for the link

    wow on the other issue, do you have a link for that as well :-P thanx

    Posted by: say what | Mar 22, 2012 8:46:17 PM

  15. @ SAY WHAT: yes, just found the link for that study as well:

    Posted by: David R. | Mar 22, 2012 11:41:32 PM

  16. "I am sick and tired of female privilege"

    It's a privilege to be exploited by corporations for the purpose of selling magazines? Thanks for clearing that up!

    "I've noticed also that Towleroad rarely criticizes women"

    Yeah, except for Maggie Gallagher, Ann Coulter, Michelle Bachmann and on and on.

    I don't like the music of KISS or Motley Crue at all, but they're just saying what many of us who have spent years learning to play an instrument(s) have said: people like Rihanna are fakes, taking songs written and produced by other people and having to use AutoTune and other devices to sound halfway decent live.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Mar 22, 2012 11:47:32 PM

  17. I'm a bit aggrivated that it took Towleroad this long to even acknowledge the Trayvon Martin case.

    Posted by: Pekemo | Mar 23, 2012 1:21:10 AM

  18. thanx David R

    Posted by: say what | Mar 23, 2012 10:18:42 AM

  19. @Jason Don't you have a school report or something to do? Get lost.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Mar 23, 2012 11:13:11 AM

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