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RoadU.S.: Syria crossed "red line", used chemical weapons against rebels.

KraftRoadOne Million Moms goes nuts over beefcake dude in Kraft ad.

RoadPrince William has Indian ancestry: "The DNA analysis of saliva samples taken from the Duke of Cambridge's relatives have established a direct lineage between the 30-year-old prince and an Indian housekeeper on his mother Princess Diana's side."

RoadRise of the Daddies: "An informal poll of men reveals that there seems to be an uptick of younger men who are interested in guys of my 'seasoned' age bracket."

RoadLGBT ally and philanthropist Joan Parker dies at 80.

RoadObama will have role in shaping scope of SCOTUS marriage ruling: "Gay rights advocates, aware that a Supreme Court ruling that overturns the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act would be the beginning of their push to have the federal government recognize same-sex marriage, are urging White House officials to plan to modify hundreds of mentions of marriage throughout federal statutes and regulations. Many legal analysts say there is a substantial chance that the Supreme Court will strike down the 1996 law, which in defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman denies federal benefits to same-sex couples."

RoadVIDEO: Kanye West performs "New Slaves" at Design Miami/Basel.

RoadWes Bentley is back and he's bearded.

FamilyRoadGay Lansing, Michigan couple invited to White House for Father's Day.

RoadNorthern Ireland out in the cold on marriage equality.

RoadNew survey shows Israel not as gay-friendly as some think: "According to a comprehensive survey conducted by the institute in 39 countries, only 40 percent of Israelis believe society should accept homosexuality, while 47 percent believe the opposite. This figure is lower than in any other Western, developed country surveyed, with the exception of South Africa."

RoadTom Cruise on a lunch date with Sumner Redstone.

RoadPlaque to be unveiled at NYC birthplace of PFLAG on June 23: "Celebrate LGBT Pride and History Month by joining GVSHP, PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and the Church of the Village for the unveiling of a historic plaque marking the founding of PFLAG forty years ago at the church. Earlier this spring we joined PFLAG and the church in memorializing PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford, who died this year at the age of 92.  A mother and school teacher from Queens, Jeanne Manford held the first meeting of what came to be PFLAG at the church after marching in the Christopher Street Liberation Day March (now the LGBT Pride March) with her son and Dr. Benjamin Spock, carrying a sign that read “Parents of Gays Unite in Support for Our Children.” Forty years later, PFLAG has 350 chapters and more than 200,000 members, and has affected countless lives."

RoadOne Direction's Harry Styles has released a solo record.

NikebetrueshoesRoadNike shows its Pride.

RoadKylie Minogue working with Timbaland? "In February, it was announced that Ms. Minogue was parting with Terry Blamey, her manager of 25 years, and signing with Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s influential entertainment company, which has worked with Rihanna and Rita Ora. Since then, she has been spending time in Los Angeles, recording tracks with the Roc Nation producers Timbaland and Pharrell Williams."

RoadNebraska's largest Ford dealer backs anti-lesbian Grace University.

RoadDan Savage talks to Kenneth Walsh about his son's coming out: "We had a few conversations when he was younger — prepuberty — during which he insisted that he would be gay. When he was nine he told us that he didn’t like girls and so, you know, case closed: going to be gay when he grows up. We told him that we loved girls when we were nine. Not liking girls when you’re a little boy is almost always evidence of straightness-to-come, not gayness. He doubled down and insisted he would be gay. Maybe that’s the reason he was hesitant — he’s pretty stubborn (wonder where he gets that?), and he basically had to admit that he was wrong."

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  1. The Moms looked at that ad and felt a tingling in their lady parts, which they were totally unfamiliar with. They then misinterpreted this feeling as nausea and are now outraged. I wonder what it's like to have an IQ of 25?

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 14, 2013 4:03:24 PM


  2. "Rise of the Daddies: 'An informal poll of men reveals that there seems to be an uptick of younger men who are interested in guys of my 'seasoned' age bracket.'"

    Um, DUH.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jun 14, 2013 4:25:55 PM


  3. @Jack M
    "I wonder what it's like to have an IQ of 25?"

    No. No, you don't.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jun 14, 2013 4:26:41 PM


  4. Informal poll of men = we made it up for pagehits!

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jun 14, 2013 4:34:06 PM


  5. I'm not sure I believe that Prince William's ancestor had an affair with an Indian housekeeper as implied in the article, particularly considering the source. It would have to have been a male housekeeper, which is unusual and the Spensors trace back their English lineage quite a ways, making William the first "English" royal since James II.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 14, 2013 5:07:45 PM


  6. The picture being shown here of the Kraft ad is not the actual picture in the ad. The original picture shows the man's whole body naked except for his genitals, which are covered by the blanket. I have to say that I really don't understand what this has to do with salad dressing. I mean its not a soap ad, an underwear ad. People usually don't picnic naked.

    But then just about anything can be considered sexy. Some people would be arroused by this photo. I personally am not. But I was watching a Youtube clip of The Who playing "See Me, Feel Me" at Woodstock. Roger Daltry was gorgeous. But Pete Townsend was really doing it for me. It was enough to make a woman long for some kneepads- if you know what I mean. Yet we can't ban everything. I still say this Kraft photo is a bit too risque.

    Posted by: Mary | Jun 14, 2013 5:09:40 PM


  7. The daddy desire had purely to do with "seasoned" bank account.

    Posted by: gb | Jun 14, 2013 5:22:08 PM


  8. It's so much fun to use One Million Mom's e-mail feature to send complimentary e-mails to the businesses they want to protest -- simply delete their nonsensical protest, and substitute your own message praising the ad. Here's what I sent Kraft via OMM: "I love your 'Silverware Optional -- Let's Get Zesty' ad. It's fun, charming, and the model is incredibly hot. I'm going to go purchase a copy of People magazine for your ad alone. I hope this is going to be a series -- keep up the great work!"

    Posted by: ajax2828 | Jun 14, 2013 5:31:51 PM


  9. When I think of Kraft I think of 1975 (or thereabouts) and old-fashioned, so the ad is the first time I've thought of the company in decades. It definitely worked in that sense even though I'm not a candidate for bottled salad dressing. (My husband refers to me as the Salad Queen, with good reason!) Clever, fun, and sexy, with the added bonus that it tosses the 10 Moms panties in a tight tight twist. Kudos, Kraft.

    Mary, naked picnicking is spectacular, unless (speaking from experience) the mosquitoes or sand fleas are biting. Don't forget the sunscreen.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 14, 2013 5:59:11 PM


  10. "One Million Moms" needs to get one-million-laid.

    Posted by: Bollux | Jun 14, 2013 5:59:51 PM


  11. Diggin' the Kraft add, million mom's can suck it. And is there a "toss that salad" joke in here somewhere?

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jun 14, 2013 7:11:44 PM


  12. problems with the Israel poll

    - world wide sample size is 37,653 (world pop about 7.2 bill) and Israeli population 7.766 million. No mention of what % of the sampling was Israeli. The 37k sample size would have a been good sampling of Israel but since it was the world sample one assumes the Israel sample was extremely small thus risking not being representative of reality

    - if the poll is somewhat accurate,3 things that should be remembered are 1) the conservatives pop out tons of babies 2) the moderates etc tend to produce fewer offspring 3) the younger more liberal generations if they have the money are fleeing Israel (currently suffering a youthful brain drain to other western nations)

    would like to know the actual sample size of Israel for the poll

    Posted by: Moz's | Jun 14, 2013 7:24:18 PM


  13. Maybe the Indian housekeeper is on William's father's side. William's real father isn't Liz's boy Chuck Wales, which is why bro Harry is such a (1) Hot (2) Ginge.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jun 14, 2013 10:01:10 PM


  14. About Prince William, DNA doesn't lie, I think that Anon is a little racist!!

    Posted by: s | Jun 14, 2013 11:43:34 PM


  15. The Prince William DNA result is bogus like many publized DNA results it's goal is to open borders. It's to say you aren't (fill in the blank European ethnic background) therefore restricting immigration is pointless.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | Jun 15, 2013 12:55:32 AM


  16. I love that Michigan couple with their cute kid. They look clean and wholesome, next door nice fellows. That's my gay ideal and lots of them show up all the time these days, right here and right there everywhere. I can't see enough of them, and if they are kissing even better, but mostly it's just the sight of their comfortable happiness that is most tonic. We still see way to much of the freaks and stereotypes.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jun 15, 2013 2:18:04 AM


  17. That Kraft ad is stupid. Why bother if you can't think about the dressing for all the undressing. Besides that men's genitals look great and it adds a certain sweetness to his nakedness that men should more easily be shown in all their glory. But not to sell salad dressing.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jun 15, 2013 2:25:01 AM


  18. I can count on Towleroad comments to always hit the lowest level in discussions of anything race-related. Bravo, Billy.

    Posted by: gwyneth cornrow | Jun 15, 2013 4:57:39 AM


  19. I'm i little tired of Dan's son "coming out".
    I don't dislike Dan, i don't agree with him sometimes, but i find him funny and articulate, but his son didn't come out, he is straight, period.
    I accept that the kid maybe has doubts, and maybe he was nervous about saying he is straight, because his dad is a gay activist, but in the long run he is straight and the struggle is not remotely the same

    Posted by: jjose712 | Jun 15, 2013 6:36:40 AM


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