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02/19/2013

Towleroad Talking Points: Clive Davis is Bisexual

6a00d8341c730253ef017d41291518970cPHOTO OF THE DAY: British boybander Duncan James puts Instagram to good use 

BY SAM GREISMAN

A look back at today's top stories

ENTERTAINMENT

Clive Davis has a memoir on the way and in it he not only reveals that he is attracted to both sexes, but also that he is currently involved with a man. He also mentioned in a recent Nightline interview that he believes that the subject of bisexuality is "much maligned." Azealia Banks continues to receive her due flack for her support of the word "faggot". Gay filmmaker Ryan James Yezak performed this open rap for her in an attempt to get her to stop using the word. Also, she and GLAAD really don't get along

Here is something a little un-Kylie from Kylie Minogue. A collaboration with the experimental electronic group "Mum". And it seems that late street photographer and genius Vivian Maier is finally getting her due

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VIDEO OF THE DAY

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's viewers crap all over their relationships for our amusement!

Posted Feb. 19,2013 at 10:45 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (1)


It's Honey: VIDEO

Honey

RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Honey Mahogany's new video may make you feel sticky.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Feb. 19,2013 at 7:37 PM EST by in Drag Queens, Music, Music Video, News | Permalink | Comments (16)


Former Family Research Council Intern Tries to Explain Why She's Not What the Tape on Her Mouth Says She Is: VIDEO

Bigot

#FAIL.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Alvin McEwen notes:

Hoffman seems to be taking a page from the Maggie Gallagher book of "Whine about being called bigots to cover up how bigoted our tactics are." She goes on a spiel about how unfair it is that those like her are labeled as "bigots" simply because they support so-called traditional marriage. Is she serious? Was Hoffman asleep during her entire tenure at the Family Research Council?  Hoffman seems to conveniently omit the many, many times her organization has demonized gays, labeled us as the "dangerous other," and expressed desires that we be either deported from the country or put in jail. And that doesn't even begin to cover the cherry-picked studies the Family Research Council uses against us.

Adds Jeremy Hooper:

Stop blaming loving same-sex couples for any of the largely hetero problems that you mention. I don't watch "The Bachelor" or "Bridezillas" and I refuse to take responsibility for either.

Posted Feb. 19,2013 at 6:48 PM EST by in Family Research Council, News | Permalink | Comments (26)


Poll: 59 Percent of Americans Oppose DOMA

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A new poll commissioned by the Center for American Progress and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and conducted by the Goodwin Simon Strategic Research and Voter Consumer Research examines views about DOMA, suggesting that its repeal is far overdue.

What they found:

First, mirroring other recent national polls, we see that a majority (52%) of registered voters favor allowing same-sex couples to legally marry.

Nearly six in ten (59%) registered voters oppose Section 3 of DOMA, which requires the federal government to treat legally married same-sex couples as unmarried for the purposes of federal benefits and protections. Just one-third (34%) favor this part of DOMA, while six percent are unsure.

Notably, some voters who oppose marriage for same-sex couples nonetheless believe that if same-sex couples are allowed to legally marry in their state, then the federal government should recognize those legal marriages. These voters reject the section of DOMA that prohibits federal recognition of marriage for same-sex couples. Therefore, while 52 percent of respondents favor marriage for same-sex couples, a larger 59 percent oppose DOMA’s requirement that the federal government treat them as unmarried.

Shedding insight into these findings is that 62 percent of respondents agree that “it is discrimination for the federal government to deny marriage protections and benefits to legally married same-sex couples.” Just 34 percent disagree with this statement, while four percent are unsure.

The Washington Blade's Chris Johnson spoke with GLAD's Mary Bonauto:

“With each passing day, more and more Americans are learning how DOMA denies important marital protections and heaps disrespect on married same-sex couples across the country – and they’re saying, ‘Enough is enough,’ Bonauto said. “It’s not surprising that a majority of this country now believes that loving, committed couples in legal marriages should be treated fairly under federal law. It’s time for our laws to catch up with where public opinion is on abolishing DOMA.”

(graphic via CAP)

Posted Feb. 19,2013 at 6:22 PM EST by in DOMA, News, Polls | Permalink | Comments (6)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1310

DOWNTON ABBEY: Covers One Direction.

THE SUPER SUPERCAPACITOR: This needs to happen NOW.

MIDWAY ISLAND: Heartbreaking video about how much trash we leave in the world.

AFA's BRYAN FISCHER: "President Obama is our enemy."

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

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News: Morrissey, Meteor, Neil Patrick Harris, Rome, Kathleen Wynne

RoadHow the universe might end.

RoadSignorile: The AP's refusal to treat gay and straight marriages equally.

MorrisseyRoadMorrissey to play first-ever vegetarian concert at Staples Center. "I don't look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals."

RoadWould it be more shocking if Lisa Lampanelli didn't use a slur?

RoadOfficemates unwittingly spend entire workday talking to each other on Grindr: "At press time, sources confirmed the men’s plan to hook up had been aborted after each had arrived at the agreed-upon meeting place and unexpectedly caught sight of a coworker."

RoadNeil Patrick Harris on celebrity Survivor? Yes, please.

RoadChinese Army Unit tied to hacking against the United States: "The building off Datong Road, surrounded by restaurants, massage parlors and a wine importer, is the headquarters of P.L.A. Unit 61398. A growing body of digital forensic evidence — confirmed by American intelligence officials who say they have tapped into the activity of the army unit for years — leaves little doubt that an overwhelming percentage of the attacks on American corporations, organizations and government agencies originate in and around the white tower."

RoadMichael Jackson's son Prince is now a reporter for Entertainment Tonight.

RoadDavid Bowie teases second single off his new album.

RoadGuy Cecil, the gay man leading Democrats to keep the U.S. Senate in 2012, profiled.

RoadBradley Cooper appeared on a 1999 Inside the Actor's Studio with Sean Penn, as an audience member.

MetRoadHow powerful was that Russian meteor? "The object is estimated to have been about 17 m across with a mass of 7,000–10,000 tonnes when it hit atmosphere. It exploded with a force of nearly 500 kilotons of TNT –- some 30 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb — around 15 to 20 km above the ground."

RoadOntario Premier Kathleen Wynne thanks Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto for being place of refuge for her when she was coming out: "After a standing ovation, Wynne explained how when she was coming out, she would sometimes “sneak” from North Toronto to the church near Gerrard St. E. and Logan Ave. Back when her kids were young, she and her partner, Jane Rounthwaite, would go to some evening services there, Wynne said, thanking the congregation for the 'strength' it gave them."

RoadMadonna's boytoy Brahim Zaibat shows off his singular expression on the runway.

RoadRome's gays toast the departure of the Pope: "He was less human than the last one."

ArtRoadAustrian men get exposed to art.

RoadCatholic Bishops, who once fought for inclusive marriage laws, fight to keep gays out: "The bishops have gone from making a strong moral and religious case for ending interracial marriage bans in the 1960s to making a largely political argument in 2013. They are now urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hold back on finding same-sex couples to have similar constitutional rights."

RoadBritney Spears has a new man and some people are trying to figure out who he is.

RoadRally to mark end of gay activist's 6,000 mile walk to the White House from Seattle: "The longer answer is that he's walking to raise awareness of gender identity and expression and sexual orientation, and to honor those lost, often brutally, in the struggle for LGBT equality."

Posted Feb. 19,2013 at 3:30 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (9)



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