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10/10/2012

News: Peaches Geldof, Walrus, Frank Schubert, Politeness

RoadFrench marriage equality bill coming October 31.

RoadPro-life Republican Congressman and doctor pressured mistress to have an abortion.

SchubertRoadThe NYT profiles Frank Schubert, the anti-gay activist and Prop 8 mastermind who's running the fight state-by-state against the marriage equality ballot measures this November.

Road911 called after Lindsay and Dina Lohan brawl in limo on Long Island.

RoadNational Coming Out Day is tomorrow: 30 LGB athletes who came out in the past year.

RoadObama on his debate: "I think it's fair to say I was just too polite."

RoadJudith Light does Dallas.

RoadChris Hemsworth on shirtlessness: “It’s funny, you have one scene in the movie where you have your shirt off, then you do a press tour and it’s like, 'So you spend the whole time in the film with your shirt off.' It was all of 10 seconds. So it can overshadow things. It is what it is, and that was what that character called for. But no, there’s no complaint about it. It becomes a challenge because you then have to be smart about what you pick after that; you want to show range."

RoadLady Gaga awarded LennonOno Grant for Peace: “I will be donating this grant to the Elton John AIDS foundation and I will be working closely with them to ensure that the money goes specifically to those orphans and disadvantaged youth in America born with HIV or AIDS."

RoadHitchock's new movie poster is retro-tastic!

WalrusRoadMitik: Orphaned walrus finds a home in NYC. Here's video.

RoadIRA hero Michael Collins might have been gay, says David Norris: “If Michael Collins was gay or bisexual – so what? Who cares? It shouldn’t matter as it is just a neutral fact. It certainly isn’t a slur, and the vast majority of the Irish people no longer regard it as such.”

RoadMission launched to improve LGBT lives at work in India.

RoadBrian Sims, who will become the first openly gay LGBT State Legislator of the 128th district in Philadelphia, talks to West Virginia University about coming out: "My team had 118 guys on the football team. Every single one of them wanted to come find some private time with me to ask how I was doing and let me know that they were okay with it."

RoadGay Miami strip club Swinging Richards wins victory against the city: "The city council of North Miami Beach has voted unanimously to grandfather in nude dancing for Swinging Richard’s and the two straight clubs involved in the brouhaha, Dean’s Gold and G5."

RoadAfter Karl Rove's group pours money into Wisconsin Senate race, Pro-lesbian Super PAC LPAC announces a $50,000 match for Tammy Baldwin good for the next 48 hours.

HendersonRoadChristian legal group founded by Pat Robertson fires James Henderson, a senior counsel, one day after reports surfaced on the Internet that he may have had romantic relationships with young men.

RoadSerial killer of gay men launches new appeal in the UK: "Serial killer Peter Moore, who murdered several gay men in 1995, is to appeal his life sentence at the Court of Appeal in London. Between September and December 1995, he stabbed to death and mutilated four men for his own sexual gratification."

RoadBrian and Gavern want to return from exile in Ireland and rebuild their lives.

RoadPeaches Geldof speaks out for marriage equality in The Independent: "For a country and culture that declares ourselves so progressive, our governments, citizens and, of course, our churches, can be small-minded bigots at the best of times. One day we’ll look back on the gay marriage ban as we look back on historical events like apartheid. Because in the end, that’s what it is, pointless, futile segregation. I long for the day when we break free of this Orwellian ridiculousness, a nation of dictating pigs, where 'all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others'."

Posted Oct. 10,2012 at 3:40 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (16)


Here's the Trailer for 'Hitchcock': VIDEO

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You may be going psycho over what looks to be another Oscar contender starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D'Arcy, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow, and Kurtwood Smith.

Watch the new trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Oct. 10,2012 at 2:50 PM EST by in Alfred Hitchcock, Film, News | Permalink | Comments (22)


Pro-Life Rape Survivors Rip Todd Akin in New Ads for Claire McCaskill: VIDEO

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Democratic Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is determined not to let the public forget about her opponent Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" remarks and has released three devastating new ads featuring rape survivors, two of whom identify as "pro-life".

Watch them, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Oct. 10,2012 at 2:29 PM EST by in 2012 Election, News, Todd Akin | Permalink | Comments (17)


Bill Clinton Comes Out Swinging, Mocks 'Moderate Mitt': VIDEO

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Bill Clinton ridiculed Mitt Romney's debate performance while campaigning for Obama at a stop in Las Vegas.

Said Clinton:

I had a different reaction to that first debate than a lot of people did. I mean, I thought, “Wow! Here’s old Moderate Mitt. Where you been, boy, I missed you all these last two years!” But I was paying attention these past two years. And it was like one of these Bain Capital deals where, you know, he’s the closer. So he shows up, doesn’t really know much about the deal and says, “tell me what I’m supposed to say to close.”

Now the problem with this deal is, the deal was made by Severe Conservative Mitt. That was how he described himself for two whole years. Until three or four days before the debate they all got together and said, “hey Mitt, this ship is sinkin’ faster than the Titanic…but people are still frustrated about the economy, they want it fixed yesterday, so just show up with a sunny face and say I didn’t say all that stuff I said for the last two years. I don’t have that tax plan I’ve had for the last two years, you gonna believe me or your lyin’ eyes here? Come on. What are you doin’?” And if I’d been the President, I might have said, “well, I hate to get in the way of this, I missed you.”

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Oct. 10,2012 at 1:50 PM EST by in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Bill clinton, Mitt Romney, News | Permalink | Comments (16)


Southern Baptist Pastors Speak Out for Marriage Equality in New Ads Supporting Question 6: VIDEO

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In new ads from Marylanders for Marriage Equality, two African-American pastors speak out in support of the Question 6 ballot measure, which would put Maryland's legislatively-passed marriage equality law into effect.

Watch the ads, AFTER THE JUMP...

Recent polling has shown that 49 percent of voters support the marriage equality measure.

The Baltimore Sun reports: "The ads are designed to counter an organized push by black churches to preach opposition to same-sex marriage from the pulpit this month. Both sides are wooing black voters this year; they made up about 25 percent of the electorate in 2008, and are expected to come out in similar numbers for this year's election."

Says Hickman: "As a pastor, my support for Question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally."

Says Coates: "This law does not force any church to perform a same-sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. Protecting religious freedom and protecting all Marylanders equally under the law. That's what this is about."

This week, the NAACP's Julian Bond recorded a radio ad supporting the measure. The anti-gay Maryland Marriage Alliance is also running ads against it.

Watch the ads, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Oct. 10,2012 at 1:25 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, Maryland, News | Permalink | Comments (8)


Kelly Clarkson Catches Her Breath on New Single: LISTEN

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The original American Idol is releasing a 'Greatest Hits' album and this single to go with it.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Oct. 10,2012 at 1:02 PM EST by in Kelly Clarkson, Music, News | Permalink | Comments (7)



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