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08/05/2013

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1408

A SLICE OF LYNCH: David Lynch sits down at a diner with Mädchen Amick, Kyle MacLachlan and John Wentworth to reminisce about Twin Peaks.

KATY PERRY: Burns her blue Teenage Dream wig in announcement of new single.

COCKS IN SPACE: The movie.

KOORTWAH: "Forty Five".

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Posted Aug. 5,2013 at 4:00 PM EST by in David Lynch, Katy Perry, KOORTWAH, Music Video, News, Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (1)


News: Costa Rica, Scott Walker, Ryan Seacrest, The GOP

RoadDavid Mixner: Should we boycott the Sochi Olympics?

RoadWSJ: How the SCOTUS DOMA ruling is reshaping marriage laws nationwide.

RoadObama photo used as target in dart game at Otsego County Fair in Morris, New York.

AykenRoadClay Aiken has an amazing technicolor dreamcoat and a new 'do.

RoadBradley Manning's mother Susan: "Never give up hope, son. I know I may never see you again but I know you will be free one day. I pray it is soon. I love you, Bradley and I always will."

RoadPaul Krugman: "It's curious how comforting [Republicans] find the idea of denying health care to millions of Americans."

RoadWhy Russia turned against the gays: "On the one hand, there’s its physical survival — Russia’s birthrate plummeted in the wake of the Soviet collapse and encouraging baby-making (through government grants as well as rhetoric) has been one of Vladimir Putin’s hallmarks. And then there’s its moral survival; if Russia is to survive as Russia it needs to reject the corrupting influences of the West."

RoadZach Stafford on the suicide of AJ Betts.

RoadWill Ryan Gosling and Joe Manganiello be battling each other in Batman vs Superman?

RoadHeatherette founder Richie Rich busted for evading $1,800 bill at Westin Hotel in Times Square.

RoadMiley Cyrus in Big Sean's music video "Fire".

RoadVIDEO: A Mariah Carey bloopers real.

ChoRoadBishop Harry Jackson: Margaret Cho faking her sexuality for gay rights.

RoadRaven-Symone confirms she came out in tweet: "I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted. I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to..."

RoadNPR: Uganda's "discreet" Gay Pride celebrations.

RoadShifts in attitude kill off suburban gay bars: "Those were our ghetto bars," Mark Segal, publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News, said of some of the windowless places in the suburbs. "We were stuck there. Today we're not stuck. Our dollars are welcomed everywhere." He added: "There was a time when a gay couple could only go to the gay bars in New Hope. Can you imagine today a couple not feeling comfortable going to almost any bar there?"

RoadMale model fix: Anthony Gomez.

MonkeyRoadCosta Rica to zoos: free all the animals!

RoadWisconsin Governor Scott Walker on marriage equality in his state: "To change anything in the constitution ... it requires two consecutive sessions of the legislature, and ultimately, a vote of the people,” Walker said, noting that Wisconsin voters adopted a gay marriage ban to the state constitution in a 2006 vote. “I just don't see that as being anything that's going to be addressed anytime soon."

RoadDailyKOS: Republicans are destroying civilization.

RoadKylie Minogue to join The Voice UK?

RoadRyan Seacrest to host new game show. "The network said Monday it is constructing a giant hourglass-shaped structure in Manhattan for the game, which will involve contestants testing their trivia skills over a million seconds, or 11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds."

RoadOn the closing of NYC's Splash Bar: "When Splash does close in August, I won't necessarily miss it (though I did have some remarkable times there). What I will miss is the New York City that it was a part of, a place where the fringes of our culture could come together and celebrate. Maybe gay men are no longer fringe, or maybe the fringe is simply not able to afford Manhattan. Either way, I hope that when they vote in the upcoming mayoral election, all the gay men complaining about another small gay business shutting its doors consider what they want Manhattan to look like and who can come here and leave their mark, start a life, dance, get drunk and still be able to afford breakfast the next morning."

Posted Aug. 5,2013 at 2:33 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (32)


Daniel Radcliffe is Allen Ginsberg in First Trailer for 'Kill Your Darlings': VIDEO

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Over the weekend the first teaser dropped for Kill Your Darlings, in which Daniel Radcliffe plays beat poet Allen Ginsberg exploring his sexuality. While the teaser is not heavy on that aspect of the film, aside from what might be interpreted as a few admiring stares from Radcliffe at Dane DeHaan, who plays Lucien Carr.

The film does feature Radcliffe's first gay sex scene.

Check out the teaser, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Aug. 5,2013 at 1:55 PM EST by in Allen Ginsburg, Daniel Radcliffe, Film, News | Permalink | Comments (7)


Tammy Baldwin, 84 Dem Lawmakers Urge End to Gay Blood Donation Ban in Letter to HHS Sec'y Kathleen Sebelius

Senator Tammy Baldwin is leading an effort by Democratic lawmakers to end the U.S. ban on gay men donating blood, Gannett reports:

BaldwinShe sent a letter signed by 84 other Democratic lawmakers Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius expressing concern that the ban “continues to perpetuate inaccurate stereotypes against gay and bisexual men and fosters an atmosphere that promotes discrimination.”

Baldwin, who is the first openly gay U.S. senator, and her colleagues are urging that blood donors be selected based on health factors and not sexual orientation.

“Our current policies turn away healthy, willing donors, even when we face serious blood shortages,” they wrote.

The current policy, which prohibits blood donation by any man who has had sex with another man since 1977, was put under review by HHS in March 2012, but there has been little movement since.

Gannett adds:

It’s unclear how the study is progressing or when it will be finished. An HHS spokeswoman said only that the study is “not yet complete” and that “HHS is committed to continuously improving the safety and availability of the nation’s blood supply” and “is in the process of conducting additional studies to help inform our policy discussions.”

Posted Aug. 5,2013 at 1:28 PM EST by in Blood Donation, News, Tammy Baldwin | Permalink | Comments (4)


Ben Cohen, Hudson Taylor, and Cyd Zeigler Talk to Thomas Roberts About Gays, Russia, and Sochi: VIDEO

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Rugby star and LGBT ally Ben Cohen, Outsports' Cyd Zeigler, and Athlete Ally's Hudson Taylor joined Thomas Roberts on MSNBC this morning to talk about the rising outrage over Russia's anti-gay laws, the Sochi 2014 Games in that country, and how athletes and allies should respond.

Check out the segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Aug. 5,2013 at 1:01 PM EST by in Ben Cohen, Hudson Taylor, News, Olympics, Russia, Sochi Olympics, Thomas Roberts | Permalink | Comments (27)


Eric Himan's 'Red Hot Tears': VIDEO


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"Red Hot Tears" is the latest song and video from gay Tulsa-based singer-songwriter Eric Himan, who is about to set out on a tour for his new album Gracefully.

Check out the clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Aug. 5,2013 at 12:18 PM EST by in Eric Himan, Music, Music Video, News | Permalink | Comments (11)



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