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04/21/2013

The Gay Web Series 'EastSiders' Continues: VIDEOS

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Back in December we posted the first two episodes of EastSiders, a web series that follows a gay couple dealing with infidelity in Los Angeles and co-stars Van Hansis, the actor who played gay character Luke Snyder on As The World Turns, and Kit Williamson, known best for his stage work, including Talk Radio with Liev Schreiber. It has been described as "Girls with a bunch of gay guys."

The series got picked up by LOGO TV online and they are giving Towleroad readers a first look at the full third episode on Tuesday at 9 am before it begins streaming there later that day.

In anticipation of that, here's a chance to catch up on the first two episodes which have been offline for a while.

Enjoy them, AFTER THE JUMP...

Episode 2:

Tune in on Tuesday morning here at Towleroad to see what's next.

Posted Apr. 21,2013 at 3:17 PM EST by in EastSiders, News, Web Series | Permalink | Comments (40)


London Marathon Runners Hold Moment of Silence for Boston Marathon Victims: VIDEO

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Participants in the London Marathon today observed a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston marathon, and wore black ribbons in their honor.

CBS News:

Moments before the majority of runners set off on the grinding course, announcer Geoff Wightman used the loudspeakers to ask for silence. He described marathon running as a global sport that unites runners and supporters in every continent in a spirit of friendship.

"This week the world marathon family was shocked and saddened by the events at the Boston Marathon," he said as he asked the people gathered to "remember our friends and colleagues for whom a day of joy turned into a day of sadness."

As those gathered responded to his call, the only noise that could be heard was the buzz of helicopters and the beeping of a truck.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Apr. 21,2013 at 2:57 PM EST by in Boston Marathon Bombing, London, News | Permalink | Comments (10)


Protesters Crowd Streets of Paris Ahead of Final French Vote on Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Anti-gay protesters crowded the streets of Paris today ahead of a French parliament vote on Tuesday in which it is expected to adopt marriage equality, Deutsche Welle reports:

Protest organizers said between 30,000 and 50,000 people took part in the demonstration in the Montparnasse area of Paris on Sunday. A rival protest in support of the legislation was also held on Sunday but gathered fewer participants.

Two thousand security officers were on hand to ensure the throngs remained peaceful after demonstrations earlier in the week led to a bit of violence.

Protests were held three nights running, from Wednesday to Friday, and some of the hard-core opponents clashed with police. More than 100 arrests were made throughout the week.

Watch a Euronews report, AFTER THE JUMP...

AFP adds:

In a series of guerrilla actions, activists opposed to the bill have staged dawn protests outside ministers’ homes, vandalised cars, assaulted journalists and even blocked a fast train carrying a prominent gay marriage campaigner. One Socialist MP received death threats, and there are reports that two attacks on gay bars, one in Bordeaux and the other in Lille, were linked to rising anti-gay sentiment fed by the protests. So why the explosive outrage in the land of liberty, fraternity and equality?

Some argue that it is simply part of a wider backlash against what is seen as a corrupt, incompetent political class, prompted by Mr Hollande’s inability to tackle unemployment and the discovery that the government’s tax tsar had a secret Swiss bank account.

But the French Right has seized on the gay marriage issue to rally its demoralised electorate. Given the mess that Mr Hollande’s Socialist administration is making of the economy, Right wingers argue, the Left has no right to legislate on moral issues as well.

Posted Apr. 21,2013 at 2:16 PM EST by in France, Gay Marriage, News, Paris | Permalink | Comments (48)


Helicopter Video Reveals Assault on Boston Bomber: VIDEO

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Video shot from the state police airwing helicopter show the Boston bomber hiding in a boat in a Watertown, Massachusetts backyard as assault teams move in for his capture on Friday night. Stun grenades can be seen exploding as they are tossed into parts of the boat.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Apr. 21,2013 at 11:28 AM EST by in Boston Marathon Bombing, Law Enforcement, News | Permalink | Comments (38)


President Bill Clinton Accepts GLAAD Award in Los Angeles: VIDEO

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President Bill Clinton accepted GLAAD's 'Advocate for Change' Award at the GLAAD Awards in Los Angeles last night and while he did not, as GLAAD had not in its announcement that Clinton would be receiving the award, mention that he was the one who had signed it into law in 1996, one heckler (at 5:35 in the video) reminded the crowd of that fact.

"You signed it!" yelled the attendee.

Clinton, without acknowledging the voice, did promise to keep on the path of advocating for equality:

"I want to keep working on this until not only is DOMA no longer the law of the land, but until all people - no matter where they live - can marry the people they love."

Clinton called for the Supreme Court to overturn DOMA in a Washington Post editorial in March.

He added that there is still work to do:

"You have helped me come to the place where I am today. That's why you are the true agents of change...I believe you will win the DOMA fight, and I think that you will win the constitutional right to marry. If not tomorrow, then the next day or the next day...I supported and tried to pass ENDA without success. We still need to pass that. We still need to fight bullying and we need the right kind of immigration reform that doesn't discriminate against anybody."

And attributed his evolution on gay rights issues to his daughter Chelsea:

"She has had a profound impact in many ways on the way I see the world. It's sort of humbling when you get to be my age when your child knows more than you do about everything....Chelsea and her gay friends and her wonderful husband have modeled to me how we should all treat each other regardless of our sexual orientation or any other artificial difference that divides us. Many of them come and join us every Thanksgiving for a meal. I have grown very attached to them. And over the years, I was forced to confront the fact that people who oppose equal rights for gays in the marriage sphere are basically acting out of concerns for their own identity, not out of respect for anyone else."

Near the end of his speech, Clinton did seem to note that he had some detractors in the audience:

"You are the agents of change. I'm getting this award tonight because I was the object of your affections - or not, as the case may be."

Watch his speech, AFTER THE JUMP...

A full list of GLAAD Award winners HERE.

Posted Apr. 21,2013 at 9:20 AM EST by in Bill clinton, DOMA, GLAAD, News | Permalink | Comments (59)



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