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1NewsIcon A 24-year old woman has been arrested in connection to the upstate ambush that left two firefighters dead last week.

Momdads1NewsIcon The dramedy television series Mom and Dads, about two gay guys raising a child with a straight woman, is kind of like an Israeli The New Normal, and is proving that same-sex parents are becoming a more everyday part of Israeli life: "For the most part Israeli society, which has made long and quick strides in gay rights in the past two decades, has reacted to the baby bump and the programs about it with nonchalance. Even the country’s sizable religious segment has merely shrugged at the series."

1NewsIcon Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will host same-sex marriages when they're legal in Maryland on January 1.

1NewsIcon Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to pay his ex-wife $48 million in annual alimony.

1NewsIcon Troubled actor Nick Stahl was arrested after being caught masturbating at a porn shop.

1NewsIcon "In Search of a Professional Gay Male Tennis Player in 2013."

1NewsIcon Meanwhile, Chace Crawford is vacationing in Australia.

Theroux1NewsIcon Justin Theroux tried and failed to have a private, shirtless moment with Jennifer Aniston in Cabo.

1NewsIcon Actor Luke Evans was less shy while strutting his stuff on Miami Beach.

1NewsIcon A look back at some of 2012's greatest photoshoots.

1NewsIcon "The 25 Worst Anti-LGBT Villains Of 2012"

1NewsIcon Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, the man who led US forces during the first Gulf War, has died. "The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commander's reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly earned him that rough-and-ready moniker ['Stormin' Norman']. But others around the general, who died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 78 of complications from pneumonia, knew him as a friendly, talkative and even jovial figure who preferred the somewhat milder sobriquet given by his troops: 'The Bear.'"

1NewsIcon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans on returning to work next week following her recovery from a recent bout of dehydration and exhaustion.

1NewsIcon Outgoing Log Cabin Republican leader R. Clarke Cooper insists the timing of his leaving has nothing to do with the Chuck Hagel brouhaha: "Cooper said he informed the board he would depart the organization at the year’s end during an Oct. 20 meeting at the California Republican Party headquarters in Burback. Cooper said his announcement kept in line with earlier stated plans to leave Log Cabin in that time frame."

1NewsIcon Incoming interim Log Cabin executive director Gregory T. Angelo backed Newt Gingrich during the Republican presidential primary.

Orchid1NewsIcon Two new orchid species have been found in the Caribbean, and they're teeny-tiny: "One of the world's newest orchid species is also its most delicate, with tiny white flowers smaller than a dime. Yet the flower finds its home amid boulders near the banks of rushing streams in Cuba's remote eastern mountains."

1NewsIcon With all the recent progress on equality, the LGBT inclusive Metropolitan Community Church is wondering what step to take next.

1NewsIcon An interview with Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir, the documentarians behind Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement.

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  1. Since when is it illegal to jack off in a booth made to watch porn?? WTF.

    Posted by: zeddy | Dec 28, 2012 6:44:36 PM

  2. Good news ! Towleroad gave us a day off from their irritating and pointless daily Anderson Cooper update.

    Bad news ! Towleroad is now giving us hourly updates about the Log Cabin Republicans.

    Obviously Towleroad is owned and run by self hating right wing gays.......

    Posted by: Icebloo | Dec 28, 2012 6:53:31 PM

  3. Luke Evans link is jacked.

    Posted by: sparks | Dec 28, 2012 7:18:42 PM

  4. Non-reciprocal even, just lie back and enjoy the ride!

    Posted by: Nick, next time call me | Dec 28, 2012 8:10:57 PM

  5. Nick Stalh was in "Terminator 3" - now he is a public masturbator.

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 28, 2012 9:05:07 PM

  6. There is more to the story about nick stahl than one is led to believe.

    guys don't just go into those places to rub one out, and when they do there are doors you close. What they get arrested for is sexual activity, either sticking it through a glory hole or showing yourself to get someone to go into your booth with you.

    he was either looking for a quick blowjob or hustling for a few bucks to get a high.

    i woulda definatly gone for it, i love him

    Posted by: aj | Dec 28, 2012 9:13:47 PM

  7. Your link to Luke Evans is actually a link to the Metropolitan Community Church story.


    Posted by: Timothy (TRiG) | Dec 28, 2012 9:56:14 PM

  8. WHAT THE????? How can ANY gay blog mention Schwarzkopf's death without recalling that he was one of those who viciously torpedoed Bill Clinton's effort to end the ban on gays in the military?

    In 1993, “Schwarzkopf joined [Colin] Powell in toeing the unit cohesion line, arguing that 'the introduction of an open homosexual into a small unit immediately polarizes that unit and destroys the very bonding that is so important for survival in time of war,' but his tone was sharper than Powell's, as he recounted lurid tales of sexual advances and harassment by gay men in military units. … In the House hearings, Ike Skelton, the chair of the Armed Services Committee, praised Schwarzkopf along with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and cited their opposition to gay service in making his own case to retain the ban.” – Nathaniel Frank, “Unfriendly Fire.”

    SCHWARZKOPF to the Senate Armed Services Committee, May 11, 1993: “I am aware of instances where heterosexuals have been solicited to commit homosexual acts, and, even more traumatic emotionally, physically coerced to engage in such acts. Whether we like it or not, in my years of military service, I’ve experienced the fact that the introduction of an open homosexual into a small unit immediately polarizes that unit and destroys the very bonding that is so important for the unit's survival in time of war. … in every case that I am familiar with, and there are many, whenever it became known in a unit that someone was openly homosexual, polarization occurred, violence sometimes followed, morale broke down, and unit effectiveness suffered. That has been my experience. Will this same pool of high quality young men and women be available to us if the ban on homosexuals in the military is lifted? If what I am told by young men and women who talked to me is indicative, the answer is no. If what I am told by countless parents is indicative, the answer is no. What about our troops' rights? Are we really ready to do this to the men and women of our Armed Forces and to risk a possible decrease in our Nation's ability to defend itself simply to force our servicemen and women to accept a lifestyle of a very well-organized, well financed, and very vocal, but what turns out to be a very small minority of our society? … A military leader, whether an officer or a noncommissioned officer, known as a homosexual is unable to effectively command or lead his or her soldiers because of a loss of respect and trust in his or her abilities. Further, homosexuals in leadership positions often develop emotional involvements subverting the traditional Army concepts of discipline and immediate response to order, whether popular or not. Likewise, a soldier's performance of his or her individual duties could be influenced by emotional relationships with other homosexuals, or the fear of disclosure of homosexual conduct or possible criminal prosecution. Because of this fear, homosexuals may be increased security risks. These factors would certainly affect the Army’s ability to perform successfully in peacetime or on the battlefield."

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Dec 28, 2012 10:44:34 PM

  9. Feel like I got rickrolled with that Luke Evans link. Religion ruins everything.

    Posted by: jeeves | Dec 28, 2012 11:38:12 PM

  10. Luke Evans link is:

    Posted by: dctopman | Dec 29, 2012 12:19:50 AM

  11. Luke Evans link is:

    Posted by: dctopman | Dec 29, 2012 12:19:56 AM

  12. @Zeddy & AJ: I suspect that sex for one or more in Adult Bookstores has always been illegal. But who cared? The law and its enforcement underwent a major shift in the early days of AIDS in an attempt to curb its spread. Because of the new laws... Some places removed glory holes. Some places removed doors. Some places added windows. Cops started caring about who was doing what in the booths. Some places added "guards" to avoid problems with undercover cops. Some places have eventually given up on booths entirely.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 29, 2012 12:25:17 AM

  13. Its really a too good movie on gay glory hole. I watched it many times.

    Posted by: gloryholesexclub | Dec 29, 2012 12:37:36 AM

  14. I'm not posting until that damn spam above is gone! Ugh!

    Posted by: iban4yesu | Dec 29, 2012 1:54:28 AM

  15. I saw Justin's pic yesterday and had no idea he has such a good looking body.
    Other than that I feel they also are entitled to their private life.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Dec 29, 2012 3:29:55 AM

  16. Schwarzkopf is an American military leader, i.e., a war criminal and a thug.

    Now it's too late to see him prosecuted.

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Dec 29, 2012 3:52:48 AM

  17. The same cop caught both Nick Stahl and Fred Willard (I'll have to figure out a way to gouge that image out of my brain) jerking off in porn booths? Seems like that cop has a really weird fetish.

    Posted by: Eddie | Dec 29, 2012 12:50:02 PM

  18. FYI TW: I don't give a rat's ass about the LCR. Enough about those self-loathing reprobates. (Unless of course, TW and its blogmeisters are secret LogCabinettes.)

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 29, 2012 1:36:28 PM

  19. Seriously that's what guys do in porn booths-but with porn on DVD and so easy to find on line- the guys who go to jerk off in a porn store are looking for some buddy action.

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 29, 2012 5:39:39 PM

  20. You know that the cop must have waited and watched. What BS, lay in wait for a movie star and then bust his head in. I hope Nick Stahl can get his marbles together and move on.

    Posted by: Bill Michael | Dec 30, 2012 3:48:28 AM

  21. Was the late Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf a Catholic?

    Posted by: Bill Michael | Dec 30, 2012 3:49:48 AM

  22. I've always been a fan of Nick Stahl's and hope he gets his life back on track. That said, I have to wonder if there is more to this latest story that what is being told, like others have said, and the police and lawyers are covering it up.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Dec 30, 2012 4:05:51 PM

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