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RoadHudson Yards set to transform Manhattan skyline.

RoadChicago Gay Pride parade and festival to be held on separate weekends due to crowds.

CrosbyRoadMyles Crosby, the 11th ranked male model in the world, will quit his modeling career to play football for SMU.

RoadGrammys producers send out warning memo: "Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible 'puffy”' bare skin exposure."

RoadDid Walmart make a deal with hate group leader Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, to stop funding gay organizations?

RoadCNN allows itself to be hijacked by right-wing conservatives peddling the "gays are pedophiles" myth.

RoadUgandan parliament resumes, with the Anti-Homosexuality Bill waiting in the wings: "And so once again, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill placement on the agenda follows a fairly well-established pattern, and is consistent with my earlier speculation that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill’s true role in Parliament is to remain close at hand as a potent distraction (if needed) or as a unifying rallying point after a controversial vote (again, if needed)."

RoadHan Solo and Boba Fett to get standalone Star Wars films.

RoadVIDEO: Justin Bieber french kisses a mannequin.

BeebeRoadA gay sailor's love story, in 17 photos.

RoadJustin Timberlake has revealed the tracklist and cover to his forthcoming album, the 20/20 Experience.

RoadMiami-Dade judge approves private adoption allowing three people - a gay man and a married lesbian couple - to be legal parents of a girl: “We’re creating entirely new concepts of families. If you have two women seeking to be listed as Parent One and Parent Two, that does not exclude listing a man as father."

RoadTrans woman runs for office in Ecuador.

RoadFormer Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling defends gay players: "I've never understood this 'issue' with gay players? Who cares? I know I played with some, their sexual orientation never had much to do with how they hit with RISP, or pitched in late and close situations, why the hell would what they do in the bedroom ever matter?"

RoadThe Hill: President "all in" for gay rights.

RoadAdam Levine launched a fragrance.

M106RoadThis image of the spiral galaxy M106 was created from archive images from the Hubble Space Telescope by an amateur astronomer. It's 20 million light years away. The Kepler Space telescope team reported this week that billions of Earth-like planets are closer than imagined, within 13 light years of Earth.

RoadWhat allergic reaction to hair dye looks like.

RoadThe Jennifer Lopez-produced two mom family drama The Fosters is set to begin airing this summer.

RoadLake County School Board in Florida plans to ban all extra-curricular school slubs to block formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance: “Lots of my friends have been bullied at Carver,” said Bayli Silberstein, the 8th grader who is leading the effort to establish the GSA. “It had gotten really out of hand, and so we have been trying to do something about it.”

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  1. Why is this site, of all places, sponsored by ads for tawdry straight sex sites like "GirlsDateforFree," which is trying to entice me with a busty blonde "Jane," who is apparently "4 miles away!"? This is ridiculous for a gay news site.

    Posted by: CC | Feb 7, 2013 3:05:08 PM


  2. I love those gay sailor's story photos, lovely. All the best to this beautiful couple.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 7, 2013 3:09:38 PM


  3. Hudson Yards will have 13 million sq ft of space! That's a lot of space! It certainly will transform the neighborhood and city. Unfortunate Manhattan continues to become more un-affordable for the vast majority of people. I'd rather the days when it had real socioeconomic diversity, not the stratification it has now.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 7, 2013 3:35:29 PM


  4. We know why Adam Levine launched a fragrance. The guy admittedly almost never showers.

    Posted by: Sam | Feb 7, 2013 3:52:20 PM


  5. Wow, billions of earth-like planets within 13 light years? That's kind of amazing since, you know, there are less than 50 star systems within 15 light years of us. . . .

    Posted by: LiamB | Feb 7, 2013 4:14:55 PM


  6. That model is an idiot to give up his easy money (while he has his looks) to go play Texas football, seriously?

    Posted by: RONTEX | Feb 7, 2013 4:23:40 PM


  7. What is a "slub"? It has to do with gay/straight alliances, but how?

    Posted by: Geoff | Feb 7, 2013 4:28:04 PM


  8. "billions of Earth-like planets are closer than imagined, within 13 light years of Earth."

    Uh. No.

    The number of stars needed to host 'billions' of planets within 13 light years of us would light-up our night sky like daylight, regularly fry us when they nova'd, and who knows what their gravitational forces would do to us and each other.

    And the number 13 does not appear anywhere on that page (except as part of 2013). Nor does "thirteen".

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Feb 7, 2013 5:21:08 PM


  9. Hudson Yards demonstrates that the future of modern architecture sadly still relies on reflective glass.

    Posted by: GB | Feb 7, 2013 5:23:08 PM


  10. CC: take it down a notch Mary! The ads aren't generated by Towleroad, rather a third party ad company. It's not the end of the world. Clutch your pearls in outrage about something more important (like some of the actual stories above), not a bunch of ads that 90% of people ignore anyways. Some people!

    Posted by: HUH | Feb 7, 2013 5:26:12 PM


  11. Yes, why are there. ads for meeting women on towleroad? Buzz off, girls.

    Posted by: jason | Feb 7, 2013 5:45:45 PM


  12. Poor slubs, they never catch a break. One more time, SLUBS!

    Posted by: John | Feb 7, 2013 6:07:54 PM


  13. @Anastasia Beaverhausen: what was actually reported is that there seem to be a huge number of earth-sized planets, with a large number in orbit around red dwarfs (a type of star) and at distances suitable for life. The closet is probably only 13 light years away. Previously people thought that red dwarfs were poor candidates.

    http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2013/pr201305.html has the details: about 75 percent of the closest stars are red dwarfs and about 6 percent have earth-like planets at the right distance to be earth like (similar mass and surface temperature). It's based on data from the
    Kepler space telescope. It is easier to find earth-like planets orbiting red dwarfs with the Kepler telescope because planets at the right distance have short years compared to ours, and you need at least 3 orbits around the star to identify the planet. Also, because red dwarfs are small, a planet crossing in front of the star is easier to detect - a larger fraction of the light is blocked by the planet than would be the case if the star was like ours.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 7, 2013 7:20:31 PM


  14. If Myles Crosby's dream is to play football for SMU then he should follow his dream.

    Posted by: OMG | Feb 7, 2013 7:22:42 PM


  15. Fine looking men are always falling in love with one another and getting married. Living happily ever after, raising kids and retiring in wonderful places. What's the big deal?

    God I loved saying that.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 7, 2013 9:10:52 PM


  16. Guys, those ads are populated based on other sites you've visited, and things you've searched for. Check your browser history...do you share your computer with a straight person?? For some reason, the Powers That Be think you're straight.

    For what it's worth, the ads I see are always thoroughly gay. Draw your own conclusions.

    Posted by: Lars | Feb 7, 2013 10:42:58 PM


  17. I'm kinda amazed you see ads at all cc. The add-ons required to block them have been out for years...

    Posted by: lessthan | Feb 7, 2013 10:58:52 PM


  18. @CC: turn off javascript and turn off cookies (and get rid of all you have) and see what happens.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 7, 2013 11:03:58 PM


  19. They rank models? This site is educational :)

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Feb 7, 2013 11:21:40 PM


  20. It's kind of weird, but a lot of the really successful models may take great pictures, but aren't all that more attractive than the Boy Next Door outside of that.

    The kid's good looking, don't get me wrong, but I'm not unlikely to see someone about as attractive if I do something as mundane as go to the gym.

    One thing I hope the kid realizes: by playing football at a division 1 college level, it's going to change his body. He's going to have to bulk up a lot, even as a safety, and the modeling career may not be there for him in his 20s because of that. Even if he lost some of that bulk, his body will still be different because he had it.

    Of course, there's nothing wrong with making that choice -- if his heart's not into it, his heart's not into it -- but I hope he's at least aware.

    Posted by: Ryan | Feb 8, 2013 12:02:40 AM


  21. I think the story on CNN missed the point -- to say that the network allowed itself to be "hijacked" ignores the fact that in each instance, the bigot's lies were refuted by the reporter. That's not being hijacked -- that's committing journalism.

    Posted by: Hunter | Feb 8, 2013 7:33:21 AM


  22. No puffy vaginas for the Grammy Guys. Don't they know that the term "breast nipples" is redundant? Where else would you find them?

    Guess visible penis lines are OK though.

    Posted by: Jack M | Feb 8, 2013 8:31:24 AM


  23. Grammy wardrobe: isn't CBS the network that also airs the annual Victoria's Secret very little clothing special....?

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 8, 2013 9:01:19 AM


  24. I always thought that the Chicago Gay Pride Parade should end up in Wrigley Field or in Soldier Field, rather then just end as it has at Lincoln Park. However, I believe this is a good idea.

    Posted by: Jerry Pritikin aka The Bleacher Preacher | Feb 8, 2013 9:03:25 AM


  25. @JACK M:"Don't they know that the term "breast nipples" is redundant? Where else would you find them?"

    Jack, ask Bradley Cooper and Mark Wahlberg.

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Feb 8, 2013 12:51:38 PM


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