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03/31/2013

GOP Senator Jeff Flake: Republican Presidential Candidate Who Supports Marriage Equality 'Inevitable': Video

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GOP Arizona Senator Jeff Flake assured Chuck Todd on Meet The Press today that a Republican presidential candidate who supports marriage equality is "inevitable."

Flake also reiterated that he does not intend to change his personal view on marriage (that it is between one man and one woman) while he is in political office which means that he would clearly not be that accepting candidate if he ever decided to through his hat into the presidential ring.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP.

Posted Mar. 31,2013 at 4:25 PM EST by in Arizona, Gay Marriage, News | Permalink | Comments (28)


News: Chris Brown, Google, Madonna, Mercury

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Is Chris Brown's new song asking Drake to come out of the closet?

Bencohen6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Ben Cohen on the day he received a phone call from Elton John: "He said, 'I hear you’re deaf. I love the work you’re doing and I’d love to help you. When you’re next in America I’m going to send you over to [hearing aid manufacturer] Starkey and fit you out with new state-of-the-art hearing aids. While you’re there you might as well see the head guy, the owner.' It was an amazing day."

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Neil Patrick Harris and Newt Gingrich are just two of the few celebrities/notables who have been selected to give Google Glass a whirl.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Howard Kurtz says Anderson Cooper is not interested in Matt Lauer's gig on The Today Show.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d 20-year-old Cason Crane is on his way to becoming the first openly gay mountaineer to climb the so-called "Seven Summits." He started on number six yesterday: Mount Everest.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Katy Perry and Jane Lynch bump into each other while out on a hike.

Mercury6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d The green meteorite found in Morocco last year might just be from the planet Mercury.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Madonna's homeless brother gets blunt about his relationship with his sister: "She lives in her own world. I never loved her in the first place, she never loved me."

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Nelson Mandela on the mend after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d The Real World cast member Marlon Williams admits to a past gay experience but insists he is neither gay or bisexual.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Facebook co-founder Sean Parker will get married in June in a medieval-themed wedding celebration.

Posted Mar. 31,2013 at 3:56 PM EST by in Anderson Cooper, Ben Cohen, Chris Brown, Elton John, Facebook, Google, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Madonna, Neil Patrick Harris, News, Science, The Real World | Permalink | Comments (16)


The Teaser Trailer For Liberace Biopic Movie: Video

DouglasHBO has just released a teaser for the upcoming film, Behind the Candelabra airing on the cable channel May 26. Watch the clip, which includes plenty of piano-playing as well as a shot of Matt Damon and Michael Douglas sharing both a toast and a bath, AFTER THE JUMP.

Posted Mar. 31,2013 at 2:33 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (22)


NYC Cardinal Timothy Dolan On Marriage In Catholic Church: Gays And Lesbians Are 'Entitled To Friendship': Video

CardinalABC’s This Week host George Stephanopoulos asked guest Cardinal Timothy Dolan how he would respond to Catholic gays and lesbians who want to get married in the Catholic Church.

Dolan, who claims the church "is not an anti-anybody," replied:

"Well, the first thing I’d say to them is, 'I love you, too. And God loves you. And you are made in God’s image and likeness. And – and we – we want your happiness. But – and you’re entitled to friendship.' But we also know that God has told us that the way to happiness, that – especially when it comes to sexual love – that is intended only for a man and woman in marriage, where children can come about naturally. We gotta be – we gotta do better to see that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people. And I admit, we haven’t been too good at that."

Watch the clip, AFTER THE JUMP.

Posted Mar. 31,2013 at 12:37 PM EST by in Catholic Church, Gay Marriage, George Stephanopoulos, Timothy Dolan | Permalink | Comments (65)


RNC Official Dave Agema Refuses To Resign Over Anti-Gay Message

Several days ago, Andy posted about a call for the resignation of Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema after he published an appalling anti-gay message on his Facebook page.

AgemaIn that post, he encouraged people to read a hateful propaganda piece titled "Everyone Should Know These Statistics on Homosexuals" which includes such abhorrent claims as gays are responsible for “half the murders in large cities.”

Agema was interviewed by Michigcan's WWMT3 and, while he slightly backs away from some parts of the article, he says he very much still believes most of it.

"They quoted as what somebody else said and attributed it to me; I didn't say that," Agema said. "So, do I agree with everything that that guy and the way he said it in the article, no. But he gives a lot of statistics on the results of the health and mental and physical health of the lifestyle and what it causes."

He is refusing to resign form his post.

Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP.

Posted Mar. 31,2013 at 11:33 AM EST by in Michigan, News, Republican Party | Permalink | Comments (22)


Freddie Mercury And Princess Diana Allegedly Partied At Gay Club

And Diana was apparently decked out in drag.

British comedy actress Cleo Rocos describes in her new book how she and Freddie Mercury dressed Princess Diana up as a man one night and brought her, undetected, to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, a well-known gay bar in London. She apparently had a blast.

The AFP reports:

600full-princess-dianaComedian Cleo Rocos describes in her book "The Power of Positive Drinking" how she, Mercury and fellow comedian Kenny Everett dressed Diana in an army jacket, cap and sunglasses for a night out at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, south London, in the late 1980s.

"When we walked in... we felt she was obviously Princess Diana and would be discovered at any minute. But people just seemed to blank her. She sort of disappeared. But she loved it," said Rocos, who co-starred in Everett's television show.

She said she did not know whether Diana was propositioned in the bar in her guise as a male model, but added: "She did look like a beautiful young man." The presence of Mercury, Everett and Rocos diverted revellers' attention and Diana was able to order drinks undetected, Rocos recalled.

Parts of Rocos' book are being printed in The Sunday Times. Read the full entry about Diana's night out here.

Posted Mar. 31,2013 at 8:00 AM EST by in Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana | Permalink | Comments (15)



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