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10/18/2013

Rambo, But Gay: VIDEO

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A gay retelling of one of the most iconic macho man movies of all time. Write the filmmakers:

Sure there's blood in guts in this Rambo from Michael Serrato and Mark Byers, but in this musical version the audience is asked to reexamine what it is to be a man and what it is to be manly. This post DOMA tinkering of war veteran, John Rambo is hopefully just the first exploration of "Manly, But Gay" that Serrato and Byers get to tell.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Oct. 18,2013 at 9:30 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (22)


Christie: NJ Will Comply with Court's Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

ChrischristieFollowing the New Jersey Supreme Court's ruling today giving the go-ahead for same-sex marriage to begin on Monday, Governor Chris Christie's press secretary Michael Drewniak released the following statement:

"The Supreme Court has made its determination. While the Governor firmly believes that this determination should be made by all the people of the State of New Jersey, he has instructed the Department of Health to cooperate with all municipalities in effectuating the order of the Superior Court under the applicable law."

Posted Oct. 18,2013 at 8:05 PM EST by in Chris Christie, Gay Marriage, New Jersey, News | Permalink | Comments (26)


Dolly Parton Raps About Her 'Wrecking Balls' for Queen Latifah: VIDEO

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The queen of country turns to hip-hop in a rap performance on The Queen Latifah Show: "I’m workin'. I’m twerkin'. Hey Miley, I got your wrecking balls right here!"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Oct. 18,2013 at 7:54 PM EST by in Dolly Parton, News, Queen Latifah | Permalink | Comments (24)


Meet This Year's Mr. 'Ex-Gay' America Trace McNutt: VIDEO

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For those of you who are unaware, it's awards season in the 'ex-gay' community! This year, Trace McNutt, a former self-described "satanic drag queen," has been awarded the highest honor an 'ex-gay' can receive: The Voice of the Voiceless Courage Award for Former Homosexuals. This award is given annually to an individual who "displays bravery and resilience in leaving homosexuality despite insurmountable challenges."

McNutt's account of his journey from abusive childhood to homeless drug addict is actually quite sad. It's just unfortunate that he turned to 'ex-gay' slimeballs for a solution to his problems.

Check out the nutty story, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via good as you)

 

Posted Oct. 18,2013 at 7:36 PM EST by in "Ex-Gays", Awards, Drag Queens, News | Permalink | Comments (43)


Chely Wright Fans Launch Petition to Get Openly Gay Country Star Invited Back to Grand Ole Opry: VIDEO

Chely WrightCountry singer Chely Wright used to be a fixture at the Grand Ole Opry, country music's oldest and most enduring "hall of fame" concert stage. But after she publicly came out as a lesbian in 2010, the Nashville stage show (and the country music industry altogether) have given her an icy cold shoulder. Wright's fans, however, are hoping to change that with an online petition asking the Opry to invite her back as a singer.

From the petition: 

In the past three years [Chely Wright] has had a new album, a book and a film that was part of the Nashville film festival. Yet she still has not been asked to sing at the Opry.

We fans have started a petition asking The Grand Ole Opry to invite her back. 

Fans have also released a video in support of the petition, which you can check out AFTER THE JUMP...

In the past, Wright has spoken at length about how her 'coming out' affected her career as a country singer. But Wright also says she doesn't dwell on the negatives.

"I don't wallow around in any lack of public support by my industry," she said in an interview with the Nashville Scene last year. "The headlines that get picked up and the sound bites suggest that I'm devastated, but I'm not really that hurt by it...I'd love to see some real public support for the LGBT community from my industry."

Wright says she's received some private support from industry people in Nashville, but there's a long way to go. "I do think that there are homophobic people in the industry - some of them in power," she continues. "I feel that the greatest setback that plagues the country music industry is their collective fear of the consumer's expected homophobia. I call this fearphobia. The industry is afraid of the record buying public's fear of gays and lesbians. They're afraid of fear. And that fear is enough to cause silence. And it's deafening, if you ask me."

To find out more about the petition, click HERE.

  

 

Posted Oct. 18,2013 at 6:35 PM EST by in Chely Wright, Music, News | Permalink | Comments (9)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1447

ESCAPE ARTIST: Cat figures out door knob.

THIS WEEK: In unnecessary censorship.

IF THE MOON WERE AT THE SAME DISTANCE AT THE ISS: It would be terrifying.

HONEST TRAILER: The Walking Dead.

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Posted Oct. 18,2013 at 5:35 PM EST by in News, Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (3)



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