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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1225

OH SH*T: Weather moment of the day.

PERFUME GENIUS: His latest video, "Take Me Home".

EVERYBODY GET FOOTLOOSE: D.C. couple Rick and Stephen make a wedding entrance.

RESCUED DUCKS: Take a first swim. "For the first time in their lives two dozen recently rescued ducks get their first taste of life in a pond. They had been living for years with a hoarder who had them in pens without adequate access to water or proper nutrition."

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Posted Oct. 8,2012 at 5:00 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, Gay Wedding, Nature, News, Perfume Genius, Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (4)

News: Dorothy, Mark Rothko, Moscow, Michael Bloomberg, Beyonce

RoadA cure for spare tires, double chins?

RoadActivists step up pressure on lawmakers for ban on "gay propaganda" in Moscow.

Tatler_harryRoadPrince Harry is Tatler's Man of the Year.

RoadMayor Michael Bloomberg wants taller skyscrapers over midtown Manhattan: "Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wants to overhaul these rules so that buildings in Midtown Manhattan can soar as high as those elsewhere. New towers could eventually cast shadows over landmarks across the area, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. They could rise above the 59-story MetLife Building and even the 77-story Chrysler Building."

RoadDavid Mixner has five questions for Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.

RoadSignorile: Time for AT&T and other companies to stop funding the Boy Scouts' gay bashing.

RoadBritish Foreign Secretary and Chancellor back marriage equality: "The comments from George Osborne and William Hague came as a poll suggested most grassroot party members want the prime minister to drop the plans. Mr Osborne said the party supported "institutions of commitment" and Mr Hague said the plans were 'right'."

RoadMichael Fassbinder joins Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale in the new Terrence Malick film.

RoadVIDEO: Beyonce performs at Jay-Z show.

DorothyRoadDorothy dress up for auction: "Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien says Judy Garland's original costume from 'The Wizard of Oz' could sell for half a million dollars when it hits the auction block next month." Video.

RoadGOP strategist Mike Murphy: Romney withholding details of tax plan to avoid criticism. "Here is the problem. You guys won’t give him any credit for closing loopholes, because like you guys, he won’t name the loopholes. Why? Because you’ll attack him for doing it. You attack him for not giving you a little target… and then you attack him when you get the target."

RoadBehind the scenes of Diamond Rings' "I'm Just Me" video.

RoadMike Albo on online dating: "Maybe I am just trying to convince myself that it’s okay to be a total ho-bag, but I think sex can be a spiritual pursuit—a less-acknowledged path to finding out who you really are, even if it has has become as convenient as Fresh Direct"

RoadTaylor Kinney and Jesse Spencer shirtless for Chicago Fire.

RoadMale model fix: Jeff Brand.

Franco_abramovicRoadJames Franco undergoes the Abramovic Technique for the Sundance Channel.

RoadGaga debuts goldfingers, gets booed at perfume launch in London.

RoadNow we know which magazines Sarah Palin reads.

RoadMan defaces Mark Rothko painting at the Tate Modern.

RoadAlexander Kargaltsev takes nude photographs of gay Russian asylum seekers who fled to the United States (work-unfriendly).

RoadMaryland lawmaker says casino company funded NGLTF mailer: "An executive with Penn National Gaming, a company fighting Maryland’s expanded gambling plan, has taken responsibility for paying for an anti-gambling mailer sent out this summer by a gay-rights group, according to a state senator. Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-Prince George’s) said in an interview Thursday that Steven Snyder, a senior vice president with Penn, told him recently that the company had provided funds for the mailer sent out by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force."

Posted Oct. 8,2012 at 3:30 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (17)

Sam Champion Talks About Engagement Announcement: VIDEO


On this morning's Good Morning America, Sam Champion's fiancé Rubem Robierb waved from backstage as Champion was asked about the announcement late on Friday that he was engaged to be married.

“I have met the most wonderful, giving, loving, caring person. I am so, so lucky to have someone like this in my life,” Champion said.

Champion said he has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support — from social media to the streets of New York City. Robierb stood alongside off-camera at the “GMA” studio today as Champion talked about their happy news.

“I felt like we lived in a small town… I was born in Paducah, Kentucky, and to me that’s exactly what it felt like. We walked out on the street and everyone was like, ‘Hey, congratulations,’” Champion said. “Thank you for the tweets, and the Facebook and just coming up on the street and saying the most wonderful things.”


Posted Oct. 8,2012 at 2:45 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, News, Sam Champion | Permalink | Comments (12)

Jay-Z Takes the Subway to His Final Show in Brooklyn: VIDEO


A few people noticed.


Posted Oct. 8,2012 at 2:20 PM EST by in Jay-Z, New York, News | Permalink | Comments (9)

Police Release Surveillance Video as LGBT Community Marches Against Anti-Gay Assault in Austin: VIDEO


Austin's LGBT community marched against hate in response to an alleged anti-gay assault that happened in the Texas capital two weeks ago during Pride weekend, KHOU reports:

In an rally on Saturday, they marched to the Capitol, spoke out against hate crimes and promised the attacker in the video that he will be arrested.

"I promise you, they will find you," Nick Soret said in a speech at the capitol.

Oppleman still struggles to talk about the night he was attacked. It’s something Wyll Silbas said Oppleman won’t forget.

Austin, TX police released a surveillance video of the assault late last week, the Dallas Voice reported:

The video shows Nick Soret ordering pizza when a man speaks to him, then knocks his pizza out of his hands. His friend, Andrew Oppleman, intervene and the suspect begins punching Oppleman. Oppleman lost six teeth and suffered a fractured jaw in the attack.

The video was obtained from the pizza truck owner.

The video shows another man who walks up with the attacker. Police arrested Jin Yung Park, 31, that night for public intoxication, but since the incident, he has moved and hasn’t returned police phone calls.

Watch a report on the march and rally and teh surveillance video, AFTER THE JUMP...


The surveillance video:

Posted Oct. 8,2012 at 1:50 PM EST by in Austin, Crime, News | Permalink | Comments (24)

Mitt Romney Action Figure Bends to Whatever Political Position is Required: VIDEO


The new Mitt Romney action figure has a posture for every issue. Whatever's necessary.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via americablog)


Posted Oct. 8,2012 at 1:31 PM EST by in 2012 Election, Mitt Romney, News | Permalink | Comments (11)


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