Today on Towleroad: Eastwood Sticks It to a Chair and More

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The GOP Convention mercifully came to a close night and it certainly went out with a bang. The night was built around Mitt Romney accepting the Presidential nomination and his speech in which he pledged to "restore America's promise". A good portion of Romney's speech was devoted to trying to prove that he belongs with the GOP's most conservative members. A fact that Romney himself has disproven in previous speeches. Romney however was maybe not the most talked about story out of last night. Clint Eastwood made a bizarre, unscripted, appearance in which he yelled at an empty chair that was supposed to be Barack Obama. It was very odd. It even warranted a response from Obama himself. Newt and Calista Gingrich also got in on the act last night, appearing together and comparing Obama to former President Jimmy Carter

What with all the drama from Thursday night, Paul Ryan's moment from Wednesday could easily be forgotten but Jon Stewart still found time to swoon over Ryan's baby blues. We may be getting to see so much of Ryan because of Condoleezza Rice's stance on abortion and civil unions

Jerame Davis, the executive director of the National Stonewall Democrats, watched Romney last night and unlike the former head of the Log Cabin Republicans, did not like what he saw at all

Now that the Republican Convention is over, all eyes turn toward Charlotte and the Democrats where we have Mary J. Blige and others to look forward to.

Stevie Wonder's music is the best, but his view toward gays is not so much. On the flipside, boxer Micky Ward made a stance for equality by pulling out of a Scott Brown endorsement. A few days ago we reported that California had banned "gay conversion" therapy for minors and now a bill banning "ex-gay" therapy altogether is now headed to the state's Governor. David Koch may be pumping money into conservative causes, but he backs gay marriage

Utah-based gay publication QSaltLake really needs your help!

The lines between church and state were getting blurred all over the place today. First, Catholic churches in Washington were caught collecting donations to fight marriage equality. And, a Minnesota Archbishop wrote a letter encouraging parishioners to vote against same-sex marriage. According to the Right though, the real evil comes courtesy of ParaNorman. Now I kinda want to see it. 

Oh and Victoria Jackson is still crazy. She has gay friends?

Check out the trailer for "How to Survive a Plague". Also great new music for your long weekend

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  1. Nice job weaving all these stories together, Sam. I'm enjoying your new daily wrap-ups.

    Posted by: Kyle | Aug 31, 2012 11:17:11 PM


  2. What Kyle said. ;1

    Posted by: RJ | Aug 31, 2012 11:26:35 PM


  3. Clint Eastwood, the acting was bad, you have lost it, time to retire. The Chair

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 1, 2012 12:48:45 AM


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  5. The pic shows where gop "stands" today.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Sep 1, 2012 3:20:43 AM


  6. Omg Sam, I met your mom and you your sister once when I worked at Allsaints in Soho. Love your mom, shes super down to earth. Small world. :)

    Posted by: Munro | Sep 1, 2012 6:24:57 AM


  7. You need a correction. The bill that goes to the Governor of California does NOT ban all reparative therapy. It bans only reparative therapy to minors by licensed state therapists. The penalties are now left up to professional organizations. The bill has been defanged. Just read about it at glbtq.com: http://www.glbtq.com/blogs/bill_banning_reparative_therapy_for_minors_passes_california_legislature.html

    Posted by: Jay | Sep 1, 2012 10:25:26 AM


  8. I'm actually getting angry over how what Stevie had said is being trampled over. He's right. And he could well have said 'the same could be said of heterosexuals, bisexuals, and any other sexual identity', and have been right.

    Stevie's given a non-apology for this one, and he's right to. Anyone who was offended by an elderly heterosexual ally trying to openly understand a way of life he can never know needs to turn down their sensitivity several notches.

    Posted by: RJ | Sep 1, 2012 10:30:25 AM


  9. I'm actually getting angry over how what Stevie had said is being trampled over. He's right. And he could well have said 'the same could be said of heterosexuals, bisexuals, and any other sexual identity', and have been right.

    Stevie's given a non-apology for this one, and he's right to. Anyone who was offended by an elderly heterosexual ally trying to openly understand a way of life he can never know needs to turn down their sensitivity several notches.

    I'm sorry if this comment appears twice - for whatever reason, Towleroad isn't letting me post this comment easily.

    Posted by: RJ | Sep 1, 2012 10:37:17 AM


  10. How sad to see an old man piss away his reputation on such a childish political stunt. Why was he telling all those "christian" folks that "chair Obama" was telling Romney to go f*ck himself? Naughty, Naughty Clint!

    Posted by: andrew | Sep 1, 2012 4:17:55 PM


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  12. I kinda think that Clint Eastwood's speech made more sense than any thing the two main guys said. (sorry, but I do not remember their names; but it does not matter. The average American voter has more sense than they think they do.)

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Sep 2, 2012 11:03:27 PM


  13. @Jerry6: I sure hope that you are right but I wouldn't bet on it.

    Posted by: andrew | Sep 4, 2012 2:11:18 AM


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