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07/18/2013

Check Out These Fierce Allies Of Texas Women's Rights: VIDEO

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Full Frontal Freedom has released a role-reversing political parody based on Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' and inspired by the women of the Texas legislature and their allies. Rick Perry better watch his back!

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Jul. 18,2013 at 7:17 PM EST by in Music, News, Texas, Women's Issues | Permalink | Comments (43)


Kermit The Frog Sings A Marriage Equality Parody Of The Muppets' 'Rainbow Connection' - VIDEO

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A funny parody video about marriage equality, divorce, North Korea, and the Pope, all sung to the tune of the classic Muppets song "Rainbow Connection."

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

 

Posted Jul. 18,2013 at 6:00 PM EST by in Divorce, Gay Marriage, Muppets, Music | Permalink | Comments (16)


FRC Hate Group Leader Peter Sprigg Says ENDA Is Legislating Immorality: AUDIO

SpriggWith the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) receiving bipartisan approval in the Senate HELP committee this month, the right-wing hysteria over a potential future where sexual orientation is protected against employment discrimination has steadily grown.

Right Wing Watch reports that Peter Sprigg (pictured right) of the hate group Family Research Council, stopped by Janet Mefferd's radio show yesterday to stoke fears that ENDA represents a "direct assault on moral values," and is actually just an effort to legislate the "immorality of those who accept homosexual conduct."

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Jul. 18,2013 at 5:25 PM EST by in ENDA, Family Research Council, News, Peter Sprigg | Permalink | Comments (25)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1406

JON HAMM: His opening monologue at The Espys hits Dwight Howard, Ryan Lochte, and Manti Te'o.

WOMAN'S WORLD: Cher gets a Golden Girls remix.

SHADOW BOXING: A dog discovers a rival that only seems to be around on sunny days.

DAPHNE DOALL LACHORES: An Alaskan original.

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

Posted Jul. 18,2013 at 4:25 PM EST by in Drag Queens, Jon Hamm, News, Pets, Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (3)


News: Haiti, Justin Bieber, Femen, Glenn Greenwald, Glee

RoadBorowitz: Queen rips Chris Christie on gay marriage.

RoadAdvocacy groups denounce threats to Haiti's small gay community. "Attorney Mario Joseph and gay rights advocate Charlot Jeudy told a news conference that people who are gay or lesbian should be able to live freely without being harassed or attacked."

EyetattooRoadJustin Bieber's mom has an eye on him.

RoadIf you've never seen the documentary about Edie Windsor, Edie and Thea, A Very Long Engagement, it's playing tonight at Dixon Place in NYC.

RoadDaily Caller high school intern trolls White House Press Secretary over Zimmerman case: "Conservative news site The Daily Caller sent 16-year-old intern Gabe Finger to the White House press briefing on Wednesday — and his question instantly became the biggest point of discussion from the briefing. In a terse exchange with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Finger asked about threats against George Zimmerman's family."

RoadJake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin to climb Everest, on film. "From director Baltasar Kormakur (2 Guns), Everest follows two expedition groups whose treks turn tragic when a massive storm hits, leaving eight people dead."

RoadGlee writers hold emergency meetings about where to go without Cory Monteith.

RoadParis Hilton is taking up residence as a DJ in Ibiza.

RoadThe police probably have photos of you in your car.

FemenRoadFrench far-right furious about new stamp inspired by founder of pro-gay activist group Femen: "Femen's most high-profile protests in France have targeted the street demonstrations against same-sex marriage. It also recently staged an anti-fascist protest in Notre Dame cathedral and attempted to ambush the French president at an airshow."

RoadLesbian couple shows up at UK fire station cuffed together: "Two women in their 20s turned up at their local fire station in the northern town of Halifax at 1:30 a.m. Thursday after losing the key to the toy cuffs. The red-faced pair begged firefighters to remove the shackles, which were starting to cut into their hands."

RoadFederal government cancels scores of deportations in Arizona: "The decision for ICE to exercise prosecutorial discretion for these immigrants living in one of the most anti-immigrant states shows not only its commitment to stop the deportation of low-priority undocumented immigrants, but its close scrutiny of arrests made by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio."

RoadBrad Pitt has returned to his Fabio look.

RoadMale model fix: Ricardo Baldin.

GreenwaldRoadGlenn Greenwald gets book deal for tome on Edward Snowden and the NSA story: "Sara Bershtel, publisher of Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt, made the announcement late Wednesday that the as-yet-untitled book will be published in March. According to the publisher, it will 'contain new revelations exposing the extraordinary cooperation of private industry and the far-reaching consequences of the government’s program, both domestically and abroad.'"

RoadSenate advances gay nominee Todd M. Hughes for federal appeals court: "Upon confirmation, Hughes would make history by becoming the first openly gay person to serve on a federal appeals court. Previous openly gay judicial nominees the Senate has confirmed were for positions on district courts."

Road'The Satanic Temple' holds same-sex wedding at gravesite of Westboro Baptist Church elders.

RoadReza Farahan comments on Jewish families leaving over the decision by Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Westwood, California to begin conducting same-sex marriages: "If you ask me, good riddance!" says Farahan, who's not a member of the congregation. "The fewer ignorant Persians congregating in one place, the better. The fact is, most Persians in L.A. forget what life would be like back in the 'homeland.' "

Posted Jul. 18,2013 at 2:55 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (22)


A Bit of Housekeeping

Just a short housekeeping note that I'm going to be taking some much-needed days off over the next few weeks.

Trm108Also, you may have noticed over the past couple of months that some new writers and columnists have joined us.

I'm extremely happy to welcome RJ Aguiar, Jacob Combs, Joseph Ehrman-Dupre, Kyler Geoffroy, Garth Greenwell, Bobby Hankinson, Sean Mandell, Daniel Villarreal, Christian Walters, and Julian Ward into the mix here at Towleroad. It has been great having them on board with the rest of our amazing contributors. You can find some more information about them by clicking on their respective bylines. I hope that you'll offer them your attention and support.

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Posted Jul. 18,2013 at 2:38 PM EST by | Permalink



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