News: Frank Ocean, Allstate, Mariah Carey, Serbia, Downton Abbey

RoadAllstate embraces drag queens in new ad.

RoadGay evangelical Azariah Southworth outs Jonathan Merritt, a Christian Chick-Fil-A supporter.

F_oceanRoadEsquire applauds Frank Ocean's goatee: "Frank Ocean is already seen as a groundbreaker in many circles, but there's one small thing that's been overlooked thus far: The way he wears a goatee in such a smart, modern way. 'It's not connected to his mustache and it has very clean lines,' says Elle Medico, a men's stylist at Paul Labrecque. 'It's a cool twist on the all-attached modern goatee.'"

RoadMariah Carey inks $18 million deal to judge American Idol.

RoadDavid Beckham to have mystery starring role in the Olympics Opening Ceremonies? “It is something which nobody will be able to guess. It’s different from anything anyone would expect."

RoadThe Hill profiles gay Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei: “Overall, I consider myself a ‘live and let live Republican’ — the government should get out of your bedroom, off your back and out of your wallet. That’s a pretty traditional Northeastern Republican philosophy. We’ve always had a pretty strong libertarian flavor in our politics up here.”

RoadJackson family in public turmoil.

PaireRoadIs Benoit Paire the hottest tennis pro on Twitter?

RoadMan claims Propecia made him transgender and attracted to men.

RoadMeet the new hunks of Glee, Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist.

RoadPhyllis Schlafly speculates that Obama might eventually order the removal of all the crosses from Arlington Memorial Cemetery: "You were talking a minute ago about Arlington Cemetery; if you haven't been there, I'm sure you've seen pictures of all the crosses there and I just wonder if the day is going to come when they want to take down all those crosses."

Road13-year-old boy says "gay porn" led to his assault on 4-year-old.

RoadDownton Abbey creator James Fellowes discusses Thomas, the show's gay footman-turned-valet: “Every time you tried to make a pass or pick someone up, you were taking your life in your hands and most people would brush it off today but you never know and in those days people knew they had the power to make big trouble for you so, for me, that makes [Thomas] a sympathetic character. It doesn’t matter how WASPish he is. You have a kind of fundamental sympathy for someone who’s making their life against those kinds of odds and that’s why he’s one of my favorite characters.”

RoadMario Lopez, covered in gold.

Serbia_danielRoadSerbia becomes hub for sex-reassignment surgery: "Nearly 100 foreigners and Serbs have undergone sex-reassignment surgery in the past year, and the numbers are growing, according to the Belgrade Center for Genital Reconstructive Surgery, with candidates coming from France, Russia and Iran, and from as far away as the United States, South Africa, Singapore and Australia."

RoadAn inquiry into the very public private marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

RoadThe Miami Herald on HIV-prevention drug Truvada: “'It does come with a lot of potential side effects. There are the minor side effects, which I happen to be suffering,' he said. 'It makes it difficult to go to sleep and when you do go to sleep you have some really bizarre dreams. I also have gastrointestinal disturbances. ... The other unintended consequence from these drugs: the weight gain. I’ve gained almost 35 pounds.' The most serious side effects are less common and include acid buildup in blood that can cause weakness, muscle pain, fast or irregular heartbeat; liver problems including enlargement that cause jaundice; bone thinning and kidney problems. More common side effects include diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, headache, fatigue, abnormal dreams, sleeping problems, rash and depression."

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  1. "WASP" shouldn't be capitalized, he's using it in a different sense.

    Posted by: Nick | Jul 24, 2012 4:35:51 PM

  2. I've certainly noticed Benoit Paire. He's a talented shotmaker, like a lot of the French players. But he also frustrates his fans by going completely mental at key points in the match.

    Posted by: kirkyo | Jul 24, 2012 4:44:48 PM

  3. If a goatee is attached to the moustache above, it's called a VanDyke.

    Posted by: TomTallis | Jul 24, 2012 4:52:58 PM

  4. So STOKED by the outing of Jonathan Merritt!!!!!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jul 24, 2012 5:14:35 PM

  5. In Flanders field the poppies blow
    Between the crosses row on row.

    In Arlington... not so much, Phyllis.

    Posted by: Spalding | Jul 24, 2012 5:34:38 PM

  6. The Propecia guy just wanted an excuse to turn into a trannie...Daniel the guy from Serbia is very sexy.

    Posted by: jaragon | Jul 24, 2012 5:37:01 PM

  7. His name is Julian Fellowes not James.

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 24, 2012 5:46:42 PM

  8. uhhh, what goatee?

    Posted by: Jon | Jul 24, 2012 5:57:06 PM

  9. I hope those Michael Jackson kids get out of the crazy.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Jul 24, 2012 6:12:40 PM

  10. That Merritt guy supported the giving of money to sponsers of the Ugandan kill the gays bill !!!
    Just another spineless traitor......

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 24, 2012 6:18:24 PM

  11. The quality of this site is really degrading. Only 3 out of 17 stories in this section can even remotely be called news. The others are celebrity drek and gossip.

    Posted by: DB | Jul 24, 2012 6:26:35 PM

  12. Schlafly is an idiot: NONE of the markers at Arlington are crosses: ALL OF THEM are plain white marble tablets--some with crosses engraved into them at the top; others with the Jewish Star; and still others with the Crescent Moon and stars sometimes associated with Islam. Can't someone STOP THESE NEANDERTHALS FROM GETTING ANY ATTENTION?

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Jul 24, 2012 6:52:50 PM

  13. Considering the gay butler storyline hasn't been developed since the pilot episode, I would hardly call it trailblazing.

    Why is Towleroad still posting gossip about Mario Lopez who is anti-gay? If you're gonna talk about hot guys, at least post ones that support our community.

    Posted by: Sam | Jul 24, 2012 7:41:48 PM

  14. Mario Lopez anti-gay? Really?

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Jul 25, 2012 5:49:46 AM

  15. Note from the linked page: "Gay evangelical Azariah Southworth" is now "Gay agnostic Azariah Southworth."

    Sometimes bloggers bury the lead.

    Posted by: Ambiverbal | Jul 25, 2012 6:22:38 AM

  16. I wish the Jacksons and Tom Cruise would disappear, I thought Phyllis was dead (apparently she is from the neck up), and I love Downton Abbey, especially Thomas!

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 25, 2012 8:13:25 AM

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