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08/07/2013

Right Wing Blowhard Phyllis Schlafly Feels 'Personally Insulted' By DOMA Decision: AUDIO

SchlaflyPhyllis Schlafly, the anti-gay, antifeminisit leader of the Eagle Forum, stopped by the Steve Deace radio show yesterday to blast the 'inappropriate, unprecedented and really nasty' majority opinion Anthony Kennedy issued for the DOMA decision.

When asked if Kennedy's writing is really just an 'anti-Christian polemic disguised as a legal opinion,' Schlafly had this to say [via Right Wing Watch]:

"Well, I was extremely offended at all the nasty names he called us. I just think it's so inappropriate, unprecedented and really nasty for the justice to say that the reason DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, was passed, and those who stand up for traditional marriage is that they have animus against gays, they want to deny them equal dignity, that we want to brand them as unworthy, we want to humiliate their children, we have a hateful desire to harm a politically unpopular group. I just think, I feel personally insulted by what Justice Kennedy said. I don't think that's true, the idea that anybody who stood up for traditional marriage is guilty of all the hate in his heart is just outrageous." 

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

In the past, Schlafly has made the claim that 'the main goal of the homosexuals is to silence any criticism. Most of them aren't interested in getting married.'

Posted Aug. 7,2013 at 7:45 PM EST by in Anthony Kennedy, DOMA, Evangelical Christians, News, Phyllis Schlafly | Permalink | Comments (87)


Introducing the #Instastuds: The Gorgeous Gay Men Who Are Taking Over Social Media

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With apps like Instagram giving users the ability to crop and filter their photos to near-professional results, its no surprise that the social media site has quickly become a psedo-Vogue for the general public to flaunt their very own glamorous style and sex appeal.

And now there's a term for the gays taking full advantage of these social media platforms to harness their own eroticism: the #Instastuds. Mike Albo over at New York sums up how these guys are not your run-of-the-mill shirtless hotties, but rather something much more alluring and unobtainable:

The #Instastuds are different than your average hot selfie-taking guy or women on Instagram - the ones who will occasionally post a photo of a sunset, their cat, or a casual lingerie shot in their apartment. These men are more relentless and artful: They pose gorgeously in photo after photo, channeling their inner Steven Meisel, their images as well-selected, aspirational, and powerfully seductive as an underwear or fragrance ad campaign.

Flaunting themselves on Instagram, they are also all proudly and openly gay...But at the same time, they all look fairly heteronormative: hunky, sporty, the kind of guy who would call himself "masc & musc" in a hook-up app and would never take a photo of himself at Drag Brunch. And all are careful to avoid appearing like they are doing this just to get laid. By showing that, they would be revealing that they are vulnerable and have needs, and an #Instastud can never look unsatisfied with his life. 

You can check out the full article and more photos of these self-published studs HERE.

Posted Aug. 7,2013 at 6:45 PM EST by in Advertising, Instagram, Models, News | Permalink | Comments (54)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1410

ANNIE: "Back Together".

HANS: The incredible unicorn.

AEROS WITH JOSH: "Took my mate up for an aerobatics flight. He mentioned he's a tad scared of flying."

BRADLEY MANNING'S FATHER: Talks to Anderson Cooper.

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

Posted Aug. 7,2013 at 5:43 PM EST by in Anderson Cooper, Bradley Manning, News, Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (4)


News: Subway Shark, The Sun, Donald Trump, Bangerz, Steve Grand

RoadNOAA: 2012 among the 10 warmest years on record.

RoadWashington Post: It's time for Obama to sign an ENDA executive order.

SharkRoadSad: Dead shark photographed on NYC subway.

RoadOprah reached out to Paula Deen during the N-word scandal. “In the very first days I tried to reach her and then I decided to stay out of it as I saw it blowing up. In time she will be fine. For me, it all just felt kind of sad."

RoadIAAF calls on Russia to reconsider anti-gay laws.

RoadHow should gay couples fend off pressure to marry? " Given the recent focus on the many benefits of marriage that same-sex couples were being denied, it’s not surprising that many of our friends and relatives assumed gay lovebirds would get hitched if only we could."

RoadMatt Bomer rocks some tight leather.

RoadSteve Grand to perform at Chicago's Market Days on Saturday before Wilson Phillips hits the stage: "Grand will perform his viral gay-themed love song “All American Boy” at 8 :15 p.m. on the street festival’s North Stage. Market Days’ headliners also include names like Lynda Carter and David Cassidy."

RoadMiley Cyrus's new album is called Bangerz: “If you don’t know why my record is called BANGERZ you’ll know as soon as you hear it. Nothin but #BANGERZ".

RoadVideo game invites you to slap Hillary.

AzariaRoadHank Azaria on playing his Birdcage character: "'Hesitant' is too mild of a word... not only could I be offending all gay people... but is the character going to work? Is it funny?"

RoadGLAAD gives Donald Trump some instructions he won't listen to: "Now is the time for Donald Trump to show some leadership and to demonstrate that he is not like the other anti-LGBT activists out there. Donald Trump needs to use this speaking opportunity to publically and unequivocally distance himself from the radical and outlandish claims being made by Vander Plaats and his colleagues at the Family Leadership Summit."

RoadMain terminal at Kenya's airport destroyed by fire.

RoadHomelessness a greater risk for gays in some cities.

RoadPennsylvania's leading bigot lawmaker Rep. Daryl Metcalfe wants to impeach elected officials who issue marriage licenses to gays.

RoadFrank Bruni: Striking Olympic Gold. "Imagine this: it’s the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A huge television event, watched the world over. The American Olympians join the proud march of nations. They’re our emissaries, our exemplars. And as the television cameras zoom in on Team U.S.A., one of its members quietly pulls out a rainbow flag, no bigger than a handkerchief, and holds it up. Not ostentatiously high, but just high enough that it can’t be mistaken."

SunRoadSun's magnetic field about to flip. "It looks like we're no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal," solar physicist Todd Hoeksema, director of Stanford University's Wilcox Solar Observatory, said in a statement. "This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system."

RoadLittle Britain's David Walliams talks sexuality: "I think it's all about falling in love with the person and that is overlooked, really...I hate it when people 'confess' or 'reveal' their sexuality and also things can change for people over the years. So it is about the person but I also think it goes beyond that. You don't just fall in love with someone's body, do you? You fall in love with someone's soul and heart and brain."

RoadVIDEO: Morrissey performs "Every Day is Like Sunday" on new concert DVD.

RoadIra Sachs adds John Lithgow and Marisa Tomei to follow-up to Keep The Lights On: "Lithgow last month boarded the project replacing Michael Gambon, who was initially set to star opposite Alfred Molina. Lithgow and Molina will now play Ben and George, respectively, partners of 38 years who finally are able to marry only to be forced to crash separately with friends and family after they lose their apartment. Tomei will play novelist Kate, who’s married to Ben’s nephew. When crisis strikes Ben moves in with the couple."

Posted Aug. 7,2013 at 4:15 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (14)


NYC Gay Couple Tells Story of Homophobic Assault by Knicks Fans: VIDEO

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In a new NYT "Op-Doc", Nick Porto and Kevin Atkins, the gay couple assaulted in May 2013 outside Madison Square Garden during a Knicks game, tell the story of how they found themselves suddenly the targeted in broad daylight and how the attack has affected their lives.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Aug. 7,2013 at 3:31 PM EST by in Crime, New York, News | Permalink | Comments (29)


State Department to Host Google+ Hangout on Visa Processing for Same-Sex Couples

The State Department will host a Google+ hangout tomorrow to discuss guidelines for visa application for same-sex couples.

KerryFrom the State Dept:

Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the Department of State would begin processing visas for same-sex couples in the same manner that it considers applications for opposite-sex spouses.  On Thursday, August 8 at 1 p.m. EDT, the Department will host a Google+ Hangout to discuss what these new guidelines mean for both immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants.

On hand to answer questions will be David Stewart, Consul General of the U.S. Embassy in London; Don Heflin, Managing Director of the State Department’s Visa Office; and Victoria Neilson, Legal Director of Immigration Equality, which advocates on behalf of LGBT and HIV-positive individuals. Chris Johnson, chief political and White House reporter for the Washington Blade, will moderate the hangout. 

The hangout will be broadcast live on the Department of State’s YouTube channel and Google+ page.  Questions can be submitted in advance via Facebook and Twitter using #AskState and tweeting at @StateDept,@TravelGov, or @USAinUKCGCorner.

Posted Aug. 7,2013 at 3:03 PM EST by in Immigration, John Kerry, News | Permalink | Comments (7)



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