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10/15/2012

Morgan Freeman Narrates New Obama Ad: VIDEO

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Actor Morgan Freeman lends his voice to a new Obama campaign ad which was released on Saturday and ran during professional sports games:

Says Freeman in the ad: "Every president inherits challenges, few have faced so many. Four years later our enemies have been brought to justice. Our heroes are coming home. Assembly lines are humming again—there are still challenges to meet, children to educate, a middle class to rebuild but the last thing we should do is turn back now."

Meanwhile, another new web ad warns voters not to be fooled by Romney's doublespeak.

Watch both, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Oct. 15,2012 at 3:10 PM EST by in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Morgan Freeman, News | Permalink | Comments (13)


Lesbian Couple Says Two Men Attacked Them in Hate Crime Over Gay Pride Weekend: VIDEO

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A lesbian couple says they were attacked by a couple of men during Atlanta Pride over the weekend, FOX5 reports:

Kathryn Katalinich and Brooke Creef tell FOX 5 News that the attack was disturbing by its very nature and its timing.

They say that two men targeted the couple early Saturday outside a popular Atlanta hotel because of their sexual orientation. They said the men grabbed and pushed them to the ground. The men ran after the couple say they started to scream for help.

They are hoping surveillance video from the hotel will help investigators find the two men.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

Posted Oct. 15,2012 at 2:43 PM EST by in Atlanta, Gay Pride, News | Permalink | Comments (16)


$550K Added to Fight for Marriage Equality in Maryland by Republican Billionaire Paul Singer and HRC

Money is pouring in to the Maryland campaign for marriage equality.

They report: MD

Republican Paul Singer today gave $250,000 to Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the lead group working to pass marriage equality in Maryland. Singer runs the firm Elliot Management in New York City and has given more than $10 million to marriage equality efforts across the country.

“Paul’s leadership on marriage equality continues to amaze and sets an example for other fair-minded members of the Republican Party,” said Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, a founder of Marylanders for Marriage Equality. “His investment in the equality and dignity of Marylanders reflects the growing bipartisan support to get Question 6 over the finish line in these critical final weeks.”

And HRC has added to its pledges as well:

This latest contribution includes $150,000 to Marylanders for Marriage Equality and another $150,000 to the NAACP Maryland Marriage PAC as part of the $1 million the organization gave to the four statewide marriage campaigns. HRC has given $1.53 million in cash and in-kind donations to the pro-Question 6 campaign — and a total of $7.3 million to efforts to defend same-sex marriage laws at the ballot in Maryland, Maine and Washington and defeat a proposed state constitutional amendment in Minnesota that would define marriage as between a man and a woman on Election Day.

Posted Oct. 15,2012 at 2:15 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, Maryland, News, Paul Singer | Permalink | Comments (8)


Westboro Baptist Church Member Tackled at Military Funeral for Gay Staff Sergeant Donna Johnson: VIDEO

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A Westboro Baptist Church member was tackled at a military funeral for Army Staff Sgt. Donna Johnson, blog Guardian of Valor writes:

So at the funeral today for Fallen Soldier Sgt. Johnson a Westboro member decided it would be smart to stomp on the American flag. A Soldier did not take kindly to that and broke through the line, hitting one of the protesters that was disgracing Old Glory. As he was being arrested, two other Soldiers rescued the flag. The first video was filmed bu a friend of mine, the person you see jumping around with the flag is also a buddy. The second video was made by another person there to protect the funeral it is a little clearer. The person you see jumping around right before the Soldier runs in and clocks the member is a friend of mine. The Soldier was not charged and later released.

Johnson died in a suicide bomber attack while on patrol in Afghanistan. She is survived by her wife Tracy Dice.

Watch the crowd go nuts when the WBC member is taken down, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Oct. 15,2012 at 1:47 PM EST by in Military, News, Westboro Baptist Church | Permalink | Comments (89)


'Insanity' Fitness Trainer Shaun T Comes out, Marries Boyfriend

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Shaun T, the former Mariah Carey back-up dancer and trainer behind the popular Insanity workout routine, came out over the weekend by retweeting a congratulatory tweet and a series of others which revealed that he married his partner Scott Blokker.

Congrats!

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Posted Oct. 15,2012 at 1:17 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, I'm Gay, News, Shaun T | Permalink | Comments (53)


Felix Baumgartner's Helmet Cam Footage: VIDEO

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The first footage from daredevil Felix Baumgartner's helmet cam shows the beginning of his record-breaking freefall from space, and the violent spin that nearly knocked him unconscious.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Oct. 15,2012 at 12:37 PM EST by in Felix Baumgartner, News, Space | Permalink | Comments (9)



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