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06/10/2013

Towleroad Talking Points: The Tonys Get Kinky

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Allstate stands up for the gays 

BY SAM GREISMAN

A look back at today's top stories

ENTERTAINMENT

It was Broadway's big night last night as the 67th Tony Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall. Check out a list of all the winners here. Kinky Boots was the big winner while Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike took home top honors on the play side of things. A visibly moved Cyndi Lauper may have been the darling of the night as she became the first woman to win "Best Score" for a musical.  The night started off with a bang as host Neil Patrick Harris brought the house down with an inspired opening number. Why can't this guy host the Oscars? Take a look at at all the numbers from a very musical and gay night in New York. 

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While the gays were focused on the Tonys it seems that a secret about Mad Men's mysterious Bob Benson was finally revealed (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!!). Hillary Clinton has started what promises to be an epic Twitter profile thanks to the gay "Texts from Hillary" folks. Sad news for Jane Lynch who has announced that she and her wife are splitting up and check out the first trailer for an HBO documentary that examines the lives of some prominent LGBT individuals

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GAY ISSUES

The hidden camera show What Would You Do? takes a look at if people will stand up for a transgender teen who is being bullied by her father and the results will please you. There was a very disturbing incident earlier this month in Brooklyn where the NYPD was caught on camera violently arresting one gay man and assaulting two others. An investigation is in the offing. 

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry had a round-table discussion this weekend with some LGBT activists about the heckling Michelle Obama dealt with last week. Also rest-in-peace to the gay firefighter who was one of the first responders to the Pentagon on 9/11. His family says his death was caused by complications from the response. 

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VIDEOS OF THE DAY

Edward Snowden has come out of the woodwork and revealed himself as the person who leaked the information about the NSA surveillance. In a video released yesterday he says that he is fearful for his loved ones. And NBA players get the mean tweet treatment on Jimmy Kimmel

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Dan Savage Reveals the Part of His Book He Was Most Hesitant About Including: VIDEO

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In one chapter of his new book, American Savage, Dan Savage explores the topic of being both married and continuing to attend fetish events like Folsom Street Fair and International Mr. Leather, but tells The Dish it was the one chapter he was hesitant about including.

Find out why, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Here's the Redesign of Apple's iOS 7 for Which Jony Ive Received a Standing Ovation: VIDEO

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Apple's faithful offered Jony Ive, the design genius responsible for Apple's hardware, a standing ovation for his redesign of iOS7 at today's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC). Ive has tossed out the skeumorphic elements such as wood grain and green felt in favor of a clean, minimalist approach in his first attempt to design the iPhone's software.

Are you impressed?

Video, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Jun. 10,2013 at 6:42 PM EST by in Apple, iPad, iPhone, Jonathan Ive, News | Permalink | Comments (30)


Jane Lynch Divorcing

Jane Lynch is divorcing her wife Lara Embry, People magazine reports:

Lynch_embry"Lara and I have decided to end our marriage. This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another. We ask for privacy as we deal with this family matter," Lynch says in a statement.

Lynch, 52, and Embry, 44, met at a 2009 fundraiser in San Francisco at which Embry was being honored. Shortly after confirming their engagement, the women married on Memorial Day in 2010 in an intimate ceremony in Sunderland, Mass., one of the few states where gay marriage is recognized.

Posted Jun. 10,2013 at 6:07 PM EST by in Divorce, Gay Marriage, Jane Lynch, News | Permalink | Comments (21)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1385

MARRIAGE NEWS WATCH: Prop. 8 ruling just days away, and Ohio's ballot initiative.

THE NEWSROOM: The full Season 2 trailer.

ILOVE MARRIAGE: In Illinois.

TOUGH MUDDER: From a first-person GoPro perspective.

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

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News: Cherry Grove, Nelson Mandela, Texas Coming Out, Dione

RoadJohn Malkovich saved a man's life.

RoadNelson Mandela remains in serious but stable condition at a Pretoria hospital.

CherrygroveRoadCherry Grove, Fire Island community house could become second LGBT site in the U.S. on the National Register.

RoadJustin Bieber thrown out of L.A. nightclub because children are not allowed.

RoadCiara served legal papers from West Hollywood nightclub in middle of Los Angeles Gay Pride performance.

RoadWhen will marriage equality hit Michigan's ballot? "Gay rights activists plan a 2016 ballot drive to overturn the 2004 constitutional ban approved by voters. Democratic senators last week introduced legislation to put the gay marriage question to voters in 2014, but odds of it passing a Republican-controlled Legislature are slim."

RoadJesse Metcalfe is getting in fighting shape, and doing it shirtless.

RoadJake Gyllenhaal as The Dude.

AndersonRoadTexas high school salutatorian comes out in graduation speech: “I myself am guilty of self-doubt, relying on others to give my life definition,” he said in his speech, “But that time has passed, and I feel the moment has arrived for me to be publicly true to my personal identity. So now, I can say, I’m gay. It is both a significant portion of who I am and an inconsequential aspect. It’s as natural and effortless to me as breathing. I couldn’t change myself even if I wanted, and believe me, I have."

RoadRomania takes to the streets for Gay Pride: "Hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists and sympathisers are expected to join the march in downtown Bucharest, an annual event which in previous years was marred by minor disturbances.Romanian lawmakers are currently discussing a constitutional amendment restricting the legal definition of marriage to a 'union between a man and a woman'. The article was proposed by the dominant Orthodox Church and accepted by a parliamentary committee tasked with amending the 1991 constitution."

RoadJury selection begins in trial of George Zimmerman.

RoadMale model fix: Pedro Aboud.

MartinRoadMale student pulled from class over eyeliner. "The principal's negative reaction to a boy wearing makeup prompted them to start a petition urging the Pinellas County School District to improve tolerance in the classroom. 'When I asked what was wrong with his makeup,' said his mother, Jamie Himes, 'the face the principal gave me made my blood boil.'"

RoadGay Austrlian conservative journalist and speech writer dies at 61: "Christopher Pearson, columnist for The Australian and speech writer for Australia's conservative former Prime Minister John Howard, has died aged 61. Opposition leader Tony Abbott paid tribute to Pearson saying he was one of Australia's 'finest conservative intellects' and a 'steadfast' friend."

RoadChristina Ricci to play Lizzie Borden.

RoadRevellers struck by car leaving gay bar during Durham, NC LGBT Pride week.

RoadSaturn's moon Dione may have had active subsurface ocean: "Images of Dione's 500-mile-long (800 kilometers) mountain Janiculum Dorsa suggest that the moon could have been a weaker copycat of Enceladus, Saturn's icy geyser moon. 'There may turn out to be many more active worlds with water out there than we previously thought,' Bonnie Buratti, who leads the Cassini science team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., said in a statement."

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