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RoadPOLL: Strong national support for ENDA.

RoadNJ Democratic leaders ask for swift decision from high court on marriage.

1wtcRoadNYPD looks for parachuters in black suits and helmets who landed near the World Trade Center last night: "The parachuters landed on the sidewalk at about 3 a.m. near the Goldman Sachs building on West Street, Kelly said. It's not clear what they were doing or where they came from. Police have video of the parachuters but are looking for more images to try to identify them."

RoadVIDEO: Drunk popcorn guy doesn't give an F.

RoadLady Gaga says Jeff Koons is making a sculpture of her for the ARTPOP cover.

TRoadransgender homecoming queen poses for NoH8 campaign.

RoadVIDEO: Madonna covers Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars".

RoadCNN cancels Hillary Clinton documentary: "When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film. Not Democrats, not Republicans — and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons, or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration."

RoadMarc Jacobs to leave Louis Vuitton?

CaribouRoadCaribou Coffee releases statement after local franchisee removed Gay-Straight Alliance decoration: "It is a corporate-wide key pillar that we are accepting of all individuals regardless of age, gender, race or sexual orientation. It’s our hope that all of our guests feel welcome in our coffeehouses. Unfortunately, the actions undertaken by the Northbrook store team were not in alignment with our executional standards and policies; however, we take full responsibility of these actions."

RoadUK postal worker tells court he was stealing cash from greeting cards because he was being subject to homophobic taunts at work.

RoadAustralian Labor leadership candidate wants quotas for minority groups in parliament: "The LGBTI community has been underrepresented, particularly in political seats, both at a state and federal level in Australia. There are probably only 12 gay and lesbian identifying politicians across the country and probably not too much more in the history and its definitely under-representative. So we'd welcome any moves to increase the representation in politics."

RoadMale model fix: Brian Shimansky.

VampirediariesRoadTwo new posters for The Vampire Diaries.

RoadLGBT activists in Malta have no plans to boycott Barilla: "Gabi Calleja, chairperson of the Malta Gay Rights Movement, explained that the organisation has to date never resorted to boycotting individual brands or companies. 'We have no intention of declaring any formal boycott. Our members will see the arguments and decide for themselves.' Speaking on a personal level, Calleja added that comments like Barilla's were unhelpful. 'We regret statements like that. They represent a kind of attitude that is known to have negative repercussions.'"

Road12 things you should know about Neil Patrick Harris: "He retains his signature mussed-forward hairstyle with an oversize, ChapStick-like grooming product from Indonesia called a Tancho Tique."

RoadDoes Russia need its own Stonewall? "Many gay people in Russia today believe that there is no future in fighting homophobia here, and are pretty depressed about the situation, thinking they’ll have to either get used to it or emigrate. But back in the 60s, at the time of Stonewall, American gays and lesbians had nowhere to go; they had to fight. And we need people ready to fight in Russia today as well. Our turn has come: the front line in the battle with prejudice has reached our streets, whether we like it or not."

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  1. >> But back in the 60s, at the time of Stonewall, American gays and lesbians had nowhere to go; they had to fight.

    Yes, well, it was a lil different for Americans, they lived in a first-world, Western country. Russia just isn't either of those things, despite the efforts of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, Gorbachev, etc.

    Posted by: Randal Oulton | Sep 30, 2013 4:08:35 PM

  2. What Russia has done has not scared the LGBT citizens into hiding, as they wish. Instead, their policies have had the same effect it has in every other country, to galvanize the group being oppressed into action against the oppressor.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Sep 30, 2013 4:10:53 PM

  3. That vampire boy reminds me of James Dean...well, a little bit.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 30, 2013 4:31:42 PM

  4. How is it possible that Madonna is tone-deaf one day and this great chanteuse the next? Still haven't figured it out in all these years.

    Posted by: borut | Sep 30, 2013 5:40:49 PM

  5. Does anyone else have trouble with the comment posting on Towleroad. It seems that about 25% of the time my comment is said to have been posted, but it isn't.

    My first attempt here was to address the first item about ENDA. The pollster claims that even 80% of Republicans support ENDA. I find that extremely hard to believe.

    Posted by: Jonty Coppersmith | Sep 30, 2013 5:49:45 PM

  6. I for one would be happy to see some blowback against those neonazi freaks in Russia (and other former Soviet bloc countries). If we're not going to offer them asylum in the US, then we should arm them, train them, and let them have a fighting chance.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Sep 30, 2013 6:41:39 PM

  7. If past history is any guide, a Stonewall in Russia would not end well.

    Posted by: Perry | Sep 30, 2013 6:47:48 PM

  8. Russia is at least fifteen years away from being Stonewall-safe. Today, the response would be brutal and most of the public would cheer.

    Posted by: jd | Sep 30, 2013 6:57:28 PM

  9. Did the world really need more Jeff Koons pieces on skinny blonde sex objects? Did we not get enough with all the pieces he made with his ex-wife?

    Posted by: Jerry | Sep 30, 2013 7:39:08 PM

  10. I cannot, in all good consciousness, get behind Hillary Clinton. There is just SO much baggage with her and her husband that, unless the GOP places a Michele Bachman or Jan Brewer to run against her, she is unelectable.

    Posted by: Rad | Sep 30, 2013 9:30:21 PM

  11. I wish Madonna would stop trying to be an "Artist". That ship has sailed.

    Posted by: Joe De Hoyos | Oct 1, 2013 3:28:38 AM

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