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02/01/2013

Towleroad Talking Points: Niners, Koch & Coach of the Year

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Blasphemy! A shirtless scene was cut from Ryan Gosling's new movie! 

BY SAM GREISMAN

A look back at today's top stories

WINGNUTTERY

Well if this isn't coach of the year material, I don't know what is. A high school football coach in Alabama is being investigated after he was recorded making homophobic remarks and calling Michelle Obama a "fat gorilla". Classy stuff. Next door in Tennessee, the creator of the "Don't Say Gay" Bill thinks that anyone who disagrees with him should be medicated

It turns out that the world's most famous Catfish, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, is a little more than just confused as he now tells Dr. Phil that he is a "recovering homosexual". Good luck with that. And in case you forgot, it seems like every anti-gay bigot is really secretly gay

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GAY ISSUES

In response to Chris Culliver's anti-gay remarks, gay marriage advocate and Baltimore Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo continues to show his intellect and his devotion to the cause. Who else is gonna be rooting for Baltimore on Sunday night? Meanwhile gay-related controversy continues to swirl around the San Francisco 49ers as the two players who appeared in an "It Gets Better" video seem to be trying to distance themselves fromit because they didn't know it had to do with gay kids. 

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Rest in peace to former New York City Mayor Ed Koch who died today at 88. His lack of response to the AIDS crisis during his term in office continues to be a source of much vitriol. Also a new documentary explores the world of violence and bigotry that the LGBT community faces in Jamaica. 

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VIDEOS OF THE DAY

If something your boyfriend keeps doing makes you want to crawl out of your skin then maybe you can relate to Vincent and Daniel's trip to therapy. All that high-school level biology boiled down to one short video. I know I am very slow thinking on this Friday. And now that Jimmy Kimmel is back at the reigns of his own show, he is free to present this week's tribute to the FCC

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Sesame Street Spoofs 'Downton Abbey' VIDEO

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Violet Crawley and Mr. Carson figure out how to turn Upside Downton Abbey right side up.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Hillary Clinton Bids Farewell to the State Department: VIDEO

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said good-bye to a cheering State Department today.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Gay Wedding Video of the Day: Bloomington, Indiana Mayor and 13 Same-Sex Couples

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In Bloomington, Indiana yesterday, where same-sex marriage is not legal, Mayor Mark Kruzan symbolically wed 13 couples at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater downtown in a protest for equality.

2_bloomington"History will not smile kindly upon those who advocated against equality," said Kruzan. "The reason I was so pleased to participate this evening is that I want you to know that there are many elected and public officials willing to and wanting to recognize these unions. It's time same-sex marriage was recognized by all. I would like you to meet some people who agree."

A group of elected and church officials then took the stage to witness the occasion.

Check out the amazing video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Feb. 1,2013 at 5:34 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, Gay Wedding, Indiana, News | Permalink | Comments (13)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1298

GLENN BECK: Not in favor of women serving in combat.

ADAM LAMBERT AND SAM SPARRO: "Shady", a new song they wrote together, with Nile Rodgers.

DOMINO DEATH SPIRAL: A cat finds itself hypnotized.

A NAKED-EYE COMET: It's heading this way now from the Oort Cloud!

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

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News: Morrissey, Liz Lemon Greek, Grey Gardens, Rhode Island

Road57 percent of Rhode Island voters now support marriage equality.

RoadLight the way to justice: Here's the central website for late March demonstrations surrounding the Supreme Court hearings on DOMA and Proposition 8.

GreygardensRoadSpend the summer at Grey Gardens.

RoadBurger King admits using horsemeat.

RoadHuman Rights Campaign endorses Christine Quinn for NYC Mayor: “New York needs Christine Quinn because she approaches every issue she cares about with passion and drive,” said HRC President Chad Griffin in a statement. “Whether it’s equality for all New Yorkers, great public schools or twenty-first century infrastructure, Chris is ready to fight for the city New Yorkers deserve.”

RoadDavid Fincher to direct Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' video.

RoadCatholic League nutjob Bill Donohue says 'gay dog' story proves that gays get 'special rights': " It must be said, though, that the shelter is not exactly inclusive in its policies. To wit: Had poor Elton not been identified as a homosexual, his heterosexuality would not have been enough to save his hide. The moral of the story is: Being gay is not only a bonus for humans these days, it is a definite plus for dogs as well. As for straights, the lonely and the disabled, that’s another story altogether."

RoadSuper Bowl teaser: Brad Pitt's World War Z.

LizlemonRoadBen & Jerry's announces new 30 Rock flavor. "Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt! A Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt with a Blueberry Lavender Swirl, coming this spring."

RoadVietnamese LGBT groups fear exclusion from Orange County Tet parade.

RoadHank Plante: Gay rights war nearing an end.

RoadThe Victory Fund interviews SF Supervisor David Campos about his legislation to name SFO for slain gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk: "I have introduced a Charter Amendment that would add Harvey Milk’s name to our airport to make it the 'Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport.'  Our SFO airport code would remain unchanged.  In San Francisco, a Charter Amendment must be passed by the Board of Supervisors (six votes) and then passed by voters (50% +1)."

RoadGlee turned up the sex appeal last night.

RoadMorrissey is alive: "The reports of my death have been greatly understated. Once admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak in Michigan, I received treatment for concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett's esophagus. The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try."

D_beckhamRoadDavid Beckham to donate entire football salary to children's charity: "The 37-year old highest paid soccer player in the world's most popular sport put his money where his mouth is. The "huge sum" Beckham confirmed he would earn — estimated at €800,000 ($1 million) a month, nearly double his salary at his previous club, the Los Angeles Galaxy — will all be donated to a yet-to-be-named Parisien children's charity."

RoadThe 50 hottest pro football players of all time?

RoadLady Gaga rants against former personal assistant in sworn deposition: "She’s just — she thinks she’s just like the queen of the universe," Gaga ranted, court records obtained by The Post show. "And, you know what, she didn’t want to be a slave to one, because in my work and what I do, I’m the queen of the universe every day."

RoadVirginia lawmakers approve bill inviting any religious or political university student group to discriminate and still receive funding and access to campus facilities: "This would make LGBT students particularly vulnerable to discrimination because universities’ protections for sexual orientation are not enforceable under Virginia law. Under this bill, though, even a KKK chapter could hypothetically form, use campus resources, and openly discriminate against non-white and non-Christian students on campus."

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