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The 70th edition of the Golden Globes were held last night in Beverly Hills and Argo, Les Miserables and Girls were among the big winners. Check out the highlights from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's superb hosting gig. Burn, James Cameron. Jodie Foster received the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award and created a bit of a stir when she not only announced that she wasn't retiring but gave a coming out speech...of sorts.

Actor Victor Garber also confirmed he's gay...something that apparently everybody already knew. Speaking of actors coming out, Rupert Everett would advise young stars not to do it.

Also coming out is new music from Justin Timberlake!




John Eastman, the chair of the National Organization for Marriage, is really upset about gays being able to marry in Episcopal churches. And that anti-gay lawyer who was arrested on child pornography charges has been found guilty.



If the proliferation of meggings wasn't gender bending enough for you, here is the new man dress

Some gay first love to brighten your January and a kilt-wearing, Cirque du Soleil-doing hottie

Posted Jan. 14,2013 at 10:30 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (6)

Tiny Appalachian City of Vicco is Fourth in Kentucky to Pass an LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

The Vicco City Commission, via the Fairness Campaign.

Vicco, Kentucky, a small Appalachian city, is the fourth in the state (and the first in a decade) to pass an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance, the ACLU reports:

Situated in the southern tip of Perry County in the Appalachian mountain region, Vicco was incorporated in 1964 and currently boasts a population of 334 residents, according to 2010 U.S. Census data. It is nestled in the heart of coal country and was originally named for Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Company, a large land business still operating in the region.
"Vicco is a community that believes all folks should be treated fairly," shared Vicco City Attorney Eric Ashley. "We believe everyone deserves the opportunity for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Fairness is a Kentucky value, a Vicco value, and one of our most American values."
Vicco's passage of a Fairness law comes on the heels of several other Kentucky communities' movements towards anti-discrimination protections through work with the Fairness Coalition of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky (ACLU-KY), Fairness Campaign, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Kentucky Fairness Alliance, and Lexington Fairness.

Posted Jan. 14,2013 at 9:13 PM EST by in Discrimination, Kentucky, News | Permalink | Comments (10)

Victor Garber Confirms a Fact 'Everybody Knows': He's Gay

Entertainment blogger Greg Hernandez had a hunch that notoriously private actor Victor Garber (Smash, Titanic) had never publicly discussed his sexuality, even though, at least in the Broadway community and among industry insiders, he was living in a glass closet. So Hernandez decided to ask during an interview during the TV Critics Association Press Tour:

GarberWe were being rushed off the stage so the next panel could be set up so I thanked him and we parted ways. I sat down but couldn’t help wondering: "Did he come out and I missed it?"

So I got up, walked into the lobby of the Langham Huntington Hotel and found Garber. I just decided to ask him: "Wikipedia lists Rainer Andreesen as your partner. I wondered if that’s something that’s public, that you've confirmed."

He seemed surprised by the question but said: "I don’t really talk about it but everybody knows."

Garber then added: "He's going to be out here with me for the SAG Awards."

And there you have it.

Posted Jan. 14,2013 at 8:34 PM EST by in I'm Gay, News, Victor Garber | Permalink | Comments (60)

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1284

NO PANTS SUBWAY RIDE: Improv Everywhere on the 12th annual event.


LET GAYS GIVE: A plea for blood donation reform.

BIG FREEDIA: The Queen Diva.

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

Posted Jan. 14,2013 at 4:45 PM EST by in Big Freedia, Blood Donation, News, Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (1)

News: Robin Roberts, Kylie, Jodie Foster, Sister Simone Campbell

RoadProgressive Catholic Sister Simone Campbell for Inaugural benediction?

CarrieRoadRed-eyed: Julianne Moore in the new Carrie poster.

RoadTaylor Swift leveled by Adele.

RoadRobin Roberts to return to Good Morning America: "I'm so happy to be sharing this news with everybody," Roberts said. "We're going to take it step by step…I'm listening to my doctors. I'm taking everything into account but this is a next step and I'm so excited to be sharing it with everyone."

RoadKylie quitting music after split with manager? "Kylie, now 44, has decided to concentrate on acting for the foreseeable future and take a break from music."

RoadOne month after Newtown shooting, NRA releases shooting app featuring coffin-shaped targets: "The app bills itself as a 'network of news, laws, facts, knowledge, safety tips, educational materials and online resource.' The NRA reports that it '[i]nstills safe and responsible ownership through fun challenges and realistic simulations.'"

RoadDave Annable hits the beach shirtless in Maui.

RoadMale model fix: Rodrigo Braga.

CarrawayRoadIs The Great Gatsby's Nick Carraway gay?

RoadEdmonton HIV support and outreach worker murdered: "Koscielny said 22-year-old William Kootenay of Morinville was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with one count of second degree murder. While early media reports said Badger was the victim of gaybashing, RCMP said that was not the case."

Road5 incredible movies that never happened.

RoadPrince William and Kate Middleton's baby is due in July.

RoadEd Koch "taken aback" by comments by Ethan Geto about his shameful AIDS legacy in a new documentary: "So many people, particularly in the gay community, thought Koch was gay and that because he was a closeted gay man he wouldn’t do anything on AIDS," Geto says in the movie. "It would have been so incredibly invaluable for a popular mayor of New York to declare he was gay."

MooreRoadGone with the Wind Fabulous?

RoadNOM launches anti-gay Rhode Island website.

RoadRyan Gosling's Gangster blitz.

RoadGLAAD scolds Anderson Live co-host Robin Robinson for offensive questions to trans Miss California USA contestant Kylan Wenzel: "How long ago did you complete the surgery, are you still in any kind of pain?"

RoadSignorile: "I don't care if people like Jodie Foster are bitter or annoyed at activists. It's the job of activists to challenge people and, yes, to annoy people. What I care about is that the repressive and suffocating gay closet not be seen as a good place even if it is still the only safe choice for many. The only reason that millions are still in the closet is that society forces them there under threat of punishment. But things get easier for all those millions of closeted individuals when Hollywood celebrities and media figures come out. And more and more, it appears that it's becoming their responsibility, as privileged members of society, to do so."

Posted Jan. 14,2013 at 3:15 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (10)

Introducing the Man Dress: VIDEO


It Brit design JW Anderson's latest collection is all about gender-bending.

Writes Daniel Tehrani at OUT:

The inspiration for his collection, titled Mathematics of Love, was the "examination of bourgeois kinkyness and boudoir perversity" -- the result, men in strapless camel bustiers, frilled bloomer-shorts, doctors' gowns complete with what looks like dishwashing gloves, a powder blue robe and kinky leather pleated dresses. Wearable? Not quite. Commercial? Definitely not, but it is certainly conceptual...

...Style.Com writer Jo Ann-Furniss says "write off Anderson as a mere provocateur at your peril; his agenda is more complex than that. The effeminacy of this collection—a kind of put-together sixties jolie madame made into a twisted jolie monsieur; think Séverine in Belle de Jour crossed with some of her kinky fantasy coachmen—is intended to reconfigure both menswear and womenswear, and to give a kick up the arse to the stale state of much of men's fashion at the moment."

In fact, Anderson is a part of a bigger movement to bring originality into the men's dress-code.

See the collection, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Jan. 14,2013 at 2:36 PM EST by in Fashion Men, JW Anderson, News | Permalink | Comments (56)


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