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WenzelRoadTransgender beauty Kylan Wenzel competes in the Miss California pageant this weekend: "We all know that beauty is just skin deep.  Beauty is not something that is earned—it’s something you’re born with or the doctor helps you with, whatever. Beauty is what you do with it."

RoadHere is what happens when you cast Lindsay Lohan in your movie.

RoadHetrick Martin Institute youth share their thoughts on anti-gay slurs in response to Azealia Banks' refusal to address the one she used earlier this week in a Twitter feud with Perez Hilton.

RoadFull list of 2013 Brit award nominees.

RoadTransphobic and homophobic attack reported in Broadripple, Indiana.

RoadRush Limbaugh doubles down on homosexuality and pedophilia connection: "I didn’t make any of this up.  There are people advocating for classifying pedophilia as normal, they did a study.  A lot of people.  The results of the study.  I simply asked you to think what was your first reaction when you heard first about gay marriage?  And I said you’re probably having the same reaction here.  And gay marriage is now standard, normal operating procedure.  This could be, too."

RoadBuzzfeed's Chris Geidner profiles DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor.

RoadHenry Cavill is off the market.

2ndamendmentRoadTwo a-holes asserting their 2nd Amendment right in Portland.

RoadWashington City Paper explores the complicated Bear scene: "And now a whole taxonomy of bears and related archetypes—cubs, muscle bears, otters, chasers—has complicated the scene, clarified its folkways, and opened it up to more ages and body types and interests. There are bear alternatives within the wider bear ecosystem—some bears are more outre or punk or traditionalist than others. And there’s a withering sense among some old grizzlies that the scene has lost sight of its inclusive ethos—and the opposite concern among others that it has become too open to outsiders."

RoadSweden ends forced sterilization of trans people.

RoadA new princess is on the way! And she's not a lady.

RoadHagel and Giglio: When homophobia comes back to haunt.

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RoadLady Gaga attacks Kelly Osbourne: "Your work on E! with the Fashion Police is rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another. 'Appearance”' is the most used reason for bullying in the world. Your show breeds negativity, and over the years has even become comedic in nature..."

RoadSharon fires back: "Your open letter is hypocritical and full of contradictions...Example, when I saw you wear a dress made out of raw meat, I was sickened. When I see you wearing fur, and using it as a fashion statement, the fact that defenseless animials have been killed so you can get your picture in the press is abhorrent to me. Shouldn't you be teaching your 'little monster' fans to respect animals and life?"

RoadSoccer stud Jamie Redknapp hits the beach in Barbados.

RoadJohnny Marr no longer speaks with Morrissey at all: "We don't have any reason to, to be honest," he says, with a touch of glumness. When Marr remastered the Smiths' back catalogue two years ago, he emailed Morrissey (along with all his ex-bandmates) saying he could hear the love in the music, but didn't hear back. "It was a nice way to leave it, I think," he considers, tiptoeing carefully around too much discussion of his former partner. "You can only try and be friendly with someone for so long without getting anything back. You just think: 'Ah, f**k it.'"

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  1. that ink is GORGEOUS.

    the guys with guns are everything that is wrong with the abuse of the Second Amendment.

    check out David Pakman's show from yesterday about Second Amendment distinctions - in a nutshell, either it applies to the kinds of guns that were around when the Amendment was drafted or it applies to any darn weapon currently available.

    and Limbaugh continues to soak his hands in blood.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 11, 2013 3:15:42 PM


  2. Red ink doesn't age very well, though.

    A big public fight between Gaga and the Osbournes? What silliness. Though I sometimes watch Fashion Police as a guilty pleasure, and they take pot shots at Gaga all the time. But maybe Kelly should fight her own battles.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 11, 2013 3:25:30 PM


  3. Andy, I wish you had linked to the actual Times piece as opposed to the dlisted remix of it.

    As for the story: I normally cannot abide the strange mixture of admiration and loathing that is inherent to every story about Hollywood sleaze. Journalists have a nasty habit of concocting a narrative imbued with meaning that simply isn't there in reality. But after reading that piece, I hope one day someone makes a movie about the making of The Canyons. I suspect it will be infinitely more interesting than the movie that will actually be made.

    What struck me the most was the description of Deen - despite his apparent ascension to the top of the heterosexual male porn pile, he comes off as more than a little tragic.

    Posted by: Nat | Jan 11, 2013 3:27:42 PM


  4. A-holes, for exercising second amendment rights? Then I guess the writer of this blog is an a-hole for exercising first amendment rights.

    "check out David Pakman's show from yesterday about Second Amendment distinctions - in a nutshell, either it applies to the kinds of guns that were around when the Amendment was drafted or it applies to any darn weapon currently available."

    Really? Then the first amendment only applies to newspapers or printing presses that were around in 1791? The fourth amendment does apply to phone conversations or your computer? Only those storage places that were available in 1791?

    Posted by: joe | Jan 11, 2013 3:29:24 PM


  5. Joe, I will not apologize for possessing the ability to be intellectually discerning while you don't.

    thank you for proving me right. guys like you are the stupidest in america.

    *elegant curtsy*

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 11, 2013 3:39:31 PM


  6. elegant curtsy = falls on his ass

    Posted by: Yupp | Jan 11, 2013 3:43:53 PM


  7. Those two scruffy wankers should be told by the public to leave their penis toys at home.

    What a pair of losers.

    @ Joe : Who gives a *uck about an amendment that is patently past its sell-by date ?
    Get a life......and pu away your penis toy.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jan 11, 2013 3:47:08 PM


  8. Prince William's daughter, regardless of the line of succession, would have been Princess [name] regardless. I mean, Andrew's daughters have always had that title. I think the title is still bestowed upon by the regent, it isn't automatic, but this isn't any indication of anything other than their child will have it bestowed. Doesn't seem surprising or innovative in any way. It's probably only unusual in that they will be great grandchildren of the monarch and that hasn't happened often.

    Posted by: EdwardIV | Jan 11, 2013 3:49:40 PM


  9. I am starting to get so sick of all the gay subcultures - are you a twink, bear, otter, leather, queen, club kid, gym bunny, etc, etc. Who cares? Are you fun to be with, good at conversation, interested in more than just your body and sex, open minded and friendly? Much more important.

    Posted by: KT | Jan 11, 2013 3:51:41 PM


  10. aint it funny, Jack?


    these pathetic second-amendment abusers create their own world of fear.

    people walking around armed to the teeth...we're supposed to feel safe? we're not supposed to wonder which ones are "patriots" and which are maniacs out for shooting-spree infamy?

    all the nonsense the pro-gun cowards have been spewing of late makes me ask this:

    how am i supposed to feel when i see a guy with an assault rifle walking into a cinema? am i supposed to feel relieved that he's there, in case SOMEONE ELSE with a gun starts to open fire, or am i to be in fear that he may be the one to do it?

    similarly - how do the mentally unhinged nutcases wandering around with guns feel when they see other folks carrying guns? do they see a fellow gun-loving brother exercising his Second Amendment Rights, or do they see a threat that means they better be ready to open fire on him?

    anyone?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 11, 2013 3:57:05 PM


  11. Kiwi : YOU feel safe because you live with your parents in safe Canada. Why are you talking about the U.S. ? To another foreigner (self-hating) yet?

    Posted by: Yupp | Jan 11, 2013 4:00:42 PM


  12. A show hosted by Joan Rivers has over the years become comedic in nature? Either she doesn't get it, or they've made some pot-shots at her that she didn't like.

    Posted by: Kendall | Jan 11, 2013 4:01:57 PM


  13. "I am starting to get so sick of all the gay subcultures - are you a twink, bear, otter, leather, queen, club kid, gym bunny, etc, etc. Who cares? Are you fun to be with, good at conversation, interested in more than just your body and sex, open minded and friendly? Much more important."

    Absolutely, KT! All these categories are tiring and limiting.

    So, tell me, KT, whatchu' think of butch queens?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 11, 2013 4:01:58 PM


  14. Ahahahah...and that article is from Shakesville!! Men=Bad Shakesville

    Posted by: Yupp | Jan 11, 2013 4:02:13 PM


  15. And yet, Yupp, what he said has bee echoed by many right here in the US of A. Oklahoma just got through passing a law that allows open carry, and I have heard a great number of people express those concerns. The fact that you can't seem to grasp such a simple concept is just sad. Or perhaps, it's merely that you are still butt hurt over past conflicts with Kiwi and refuse to acknowledge valid concerns, which just makes you pathetic.

    Posted by: LiamB | Jan 11, 2013 4:04:58 PM


  16. aint it funny Derrick?

    "what kind of guys are you into?"

    well, I'm into guys. it's not "what kind" you are, but how you are about it. no matter what "type" you may think you are, or others put you into, it's all the intangibles that make you interesting. or not. ;-)

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 11, 2013 4:07:10 PM


  17. i repeat: if we live in a culture where everyone is free to walk around carrying assault-rifles, where does that leave us?

    in a permanent state of panic, wondering which ones are carrying 'for protection' and which ones are carrying to become infamous killers?

    add to that the reality that gun-defenders are, CLEARLY, incredibly paranoid individuals and you have a recipe for disaster: legions of complete idiots defending their right to carry guns while also believing that others who are carrying are possibly looking to go on shooting sprees.

    um...yay?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 11, 2013 4:10:06 PM


  18. I'm with you, Kiwi. No one needs a gun. I wish they would ban hunting, given that it's hardly sport to kill animals and few people need it for subsistence eating. (Spend that money you put toward ammo toward food.)

    And why do so many people believe the government is going to come after them? For what? The government doesn't really care about you, and if it wanted to come after you, its bombs, grenades, and myriad other weapons will take you out long before even your assault rifle will protect you.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 11, 2013 4:11:09 PM


  19. Liamb : So...he just repeats whatever Americans he wants to emulate.

    Posted by: Yupp | Jan 11, 2013 4:11:14 PM


  20. Paul R. : Try being an obviously-gay oldster living in the ghetto and then say you don't need a gun.

    Posted by: Yupp | Jan 11, 2013 4:12:38 PM


  21. LiamB, ignore Yupp the troll.

    and Towleroad readers, i truly and humbly apologize for feeding these cowards for so long. my bad. 2013 resolution: ignore em.
    the Yupp/Jason/Rick/UFFDA/and on and on and on.

    i get it - those who have a Visible presence become the obsessions of those who can't. and i truly apologize for my part in letting their idiocy get nourishment.

    so ignore that hack. he's just trying to get my attention. this, btw, is the reason that those troll types are so unsuccessful in life as gay people - rather than work on changing things in the real world, they use the internet to anonymously lash out at everyone who is doing what they themselves aren't simply man enough to actually do.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 11, 2013 4:15:02 PM


  22. Paul R, paranoids running around with guns. totally. nothing good comes from that.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 11, 2013 4:16:05 PM


  23. The Right Wing blogosphere went ballistic about the false story that involved the New Black Panthers just standing around without weapons intimidating voters. I can only imagine how the Right Wing blogosphere will spin this story about Portland.

    @Joe: As a gay Christian, I'm not thrilled with the strong anti-religious bias of many commenters on TR, but I acknowledge their opinions and don't call them "a-holes".

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Jan 11, 2013 4:16:44 PM


  24. Kiwi : You are always on here under different names. Artie In Lauderdale. Lipstick Lesbian. Buckie. You're fooling no one. Your only real identity is (probably!) the trust-fund Canadaian one who lives with his parents.

    Posted by: Yupp | Jan 11, 2013 4:17:17 PM


  25. And I still want some elderly victims of gaybashing to come in here and talk about guns. Not young foreigners living in crime-free areas.

    Posted by: Yupp | Jan 11, 2013 4:18:55 PM


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