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RoadSocarides: The top 10 gay rights heroes of 2013.

RoadWhite House blog: How Obamacare helps the LGBT community...

CooperRoadBradley Cooper looking fine on GQ.

RoadDemocratic Republic of Congo to consider banning gay sex: "Mbikayi said the legislation is important and needed in order to avoid 'moral depravity' and protect the Congolese youth from 'western morals.' ... 'Given the [direction the] wind is blowing around the world, and since most African countries ban homosexuality, we have legal vacuum that is screaming [for attention],' he said. 'As it were, silence implies consent.'"

RoadShia LaBeouf plagiarizes apology for plagiarizing film: “Copying isn’t particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else’s idea to produce something new and different IS creative work. In my excitement and naiveté as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation."

RoadChristie tops Clinton in new Quinnipiac Iowa poll: "New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has opened up a 5-point lead over Hillary Clinton in Iowa in a potential 2016 matchup, according to a new poll Tuesday...Clinton has at least a slim lead over the other potential Republican challengers polled. She leads Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 45 percent to 44 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz 48 percent to 41 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 47 percent to 40 percent."

IRoads Joseph Gordon-Levitt going to play The Sandman?

RoadCristiano Ronaldo now has his own museum.

BoylanRoadTransgender GLAAD board chair Jennifer Finney Boylan writes NYT op-ed describing volunteer work for the anti-gay Salvation Army.

RoadAccording to the Dallas Morning News, the hetero-only alternative to the Boy Scouts is starting to take off in Texas and beyond: “Trail Life is very much what families want,” said Rob Green, a former BSA executive who is CEO of the new group. “They just don’t know it yet.”

RoadIndiana State University groups affirm opposition to constitutional ban on same-sex marriage: "School President Daniel J. Bradley said Monday in a statement that the groups' actions are in keeping with ISU policies barring discrimination and harassment based on several factors, including sexual orientation."

RoadLGBT social networking app for ages 12 and up launches: "Distinc.tt uses real-time collective knowledge to connect trendsetting crowds and travelers to the places and people that best reflect their distinct interests. With an emphasis on real identities and good taste, Distinc.tt sleekly leads users to the event, restaurant, party, or vacation spot most interesting to them. In addition to seeing friends or new people nearby, members can view the places and events where users currently are, and where they plan go to in the future.

RoadRevolving De Niro.

CummingRoadAlan Cumming: "I still define myself as a bisexual even though I have chosen to be with Grant. I’m sexually attracted to the female form even though I am with a man and I just feel that bisexuals have a bad rap."

RoadMeet the robot telemarketer who denies she's a robot.

RoadToronto Film Critics Association name Inside Llewyn Davis as best picture.

RoadSix Feet Under's key players look back on that show's amazing final episode. Alan Ball: "The writers convened for season five to start working on story, knowing the show was going to end. I had always had an instinct that Nate [Peter Krause] would have to die, since his whole journey was coming to terms with his own mortality. But we didn’t want to end the final episode of the series like that. Once we figured out how to have him die three episodes from the end, suddenly it all started to fall into place. Somebody said, 'We should just kill everybody' — I wish I could remember which other writer it was who pitched this, because it wasn’t me — and everybody laughed. And then whoever it was said, 'No, I’m serious. We should jump ahead in time and see everybody at the moment of their death.' At which point I went, 'Of course.' I mean, that’s the perfect way to end this show. How else could you do it?"

 

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  1. "Christie tops Clinton in new Quinnipiac Iowa poll"

    Hillary will not be elected President. People have Clinton-fatigue as much as they have Bush-fatigue. If the Democrats are smart, they will nominate someone else.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 17, 2013 4:36:33 PM


  2. I've gotten calls from a robot with a woman's voice trying to sell me something. She eventually just hangs up after being a real chirpy Mrs. Doubtfire persona... LOL Totally not in character,, even if pissed off. She's the one if you ask if she's a computer, chuckles and asked " oh my, do I sound that bad?!?"... LOL.. I told it yes, and then oddly non really appropriate in the situation.. in the same perfect tone.. "I'm sorry I didn't understand"... it eventually just hangs at that point. (and without so much as a by your leave, at that!!) LOL

    Posted by: stevetalbert | Dec 17, 2013 4:58:48 PM


  3. if obamacare plays well and the economy improves in the next 3 years, she will win. if not, she won't.

    Posted by: Jaker | Dec 17, 2013 4:59:47 PM


  4. @rick. post presidency approval ratings:

    bush: 49% approve. 46% disapprove
    clinton: 69%(heh) approve. 27% disapprove.

    Posted by: Jaker | Dec 17, 2013 5:07:26 PM


  5. I miss Six Feet Under. Truly one of the best shows of all time.

    Posted by: Tyler | Dec 17, 2013 5:22:06 PM


  6. Oh, and speaking of 6 feet, can you guys believe that pic of the big hulking tranny? Does she really think she is fooling anyone? Geez, except for a few of the Brazilian shemale porn stars, none of these dudes will ever pass as a woman.

    Posted by: Tyler | Dec 17, 2013 5:26:33 PM


  7. @ "....none of these dudes will ever pass as a woman."

    Rick,

    don't be so pessimistic. You're only 55 now. Maybe by age 60 you'll be able to pass as a man.

    (And you're not foolin' anybody by using Tyler's posting name)

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Dec 17, 2013 5:42:49 PM


  8. I hadn't realized that Rick was using my name again. I guess he's just butthurt about how I consistently call him out on his pathetic trolling. Oh well. I do miss six feet under (that was my comment), and I greatly respect Ms. Boylan's decision not to help the bigoted Salvation Army. Standing up for what you believe in and not sacrificing the safety of your rights is something a log cabin repub like Rick would never understand. He's a glutton for punishment.

    Posted by: Tyler | Dec 17, 2013 5:51:55 PM


  9. Nope, the Emu still looks like an emu.

    Posted by: Jerry | Dec 17, 2013 6:04:32 PM


  10. Six Feet Under had one of the best endings of any series. showing the deaths of all the main characters was moving, especially Clare's at the very end. In retrospect it would have made no sense to end it any other way, but it's interesting that it was just an off-the-cuff idea thrown out in a writers' meeting.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Dec 17, 2013 6:05:47 PM


  11. I loved the way "Six Feet Under" often opened the episodes with a vignette of someone meeting their demise. It was brilliant to end the series by projecting the main characters into their future fate as well.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Dec 17, 2013 6:10:01 PM


  12. Hillary will do fine. Women know it's their turn to rule & no one has better qualifications than Hillary Rodman Clinton.

    Every possible GOP candidate is seriously flawed, beside that, they will tear each other apart in the primaries.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Dec 17, 2013 6:18:10 PM


  13. Bradley Cooper looks awful. Andy Towle needs glasses.

    Posted by: asamb | Dec 17, 2013 6:32:09 PM


  14. Note also that the sexist GQ magazine always puts men in conservative suits but women in bikinis. I think it's appalling that Andy Towle promotes this sexist rag.

    Posted by: asamb | Dec 17, 2013 6:35:29 PM


  15. Damn! I went to Madeira in September and missed the Cristiano Ronaldo museum (and wax figure).

    Posted by: Marty | Dec 17, 2013 6:35:32 PM


  16. Notice that Rick always posts his drivel under different aliases, like AsamB.

    Posted by: Tyler | Dec 17, 2013 6:59:50 PM


  17. Notice that Rick always posts his drivel under different aliases, like AsamB.

    Posted by: Tyler | Dec 17, 2013 6:59:50 PM


  18. Six Feet Under was pretentious crap.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 17, 2013 7:11:28 PM


  19. TYLER, your nipping like a little obnoxious poodle is much more yawn-inducing than RICK. Wish someone would smack you with a rolled up newspaper.

    Posted by: MIke | Dec 17, 2013 7:12:40 PM


  20. Let me say at the very outset, to be handicapping 2016 presidential candidates this far out is nothing more than speculation and one political junkie's guess is as good as any other. So let's play what if.

    Yes, all the GOP candidates are flawed and pretty much also rans. Hilary has been out of the political limelight of late and so people are not thinking of her political future right now. Christie just won reelection, so he's that going for him right now. But, his star will begin to fade once the GOP muckraking begins.

    Who else will the Democrats run in 2016? Biden? I like him, but he's run before for POTUS and he's commonly dismissed as a nice guy, but a bit bumbling and foolish. Too many gaffes in the past and probably many more to come. Bernie Sanders is thinking of running, as a Socialist or Independent. He can't win, but he could be a spoiler for the Democrats, ala Nader. The Castro boys are not ready for prime time yet. So Hillary is pretty much it as things stand right now. Depending on the national economy, if Clinton runs, she'll probably win.

    Posted by: Bob R | Dec 17, 2013 7:14:09 PM


  21. Iowa likes Christie? I'm not surprised: When I visited Iowa I was shocked at how much obesity I saw. So it kinda fits.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Dec 17, 2013 7:14:16 PM


  22. Mike, I didn't know you were so fond of trolls. Perhaps Stockholm syndrome has set in and you actually appreciate all the terrible things he has to say.

    Posted by: Tyler | Dec 17, 2013 7:25:53 PM


  23. We get it ASAMB you dislike Towleroad. Are you here ONLY to b*tch and complain?

    Posted by: EYEROLL | Dec 17, 2013 7:27:42 PM


  24. Alan Cummings is sad....

    Posted by: Ankerich | Dec 17, 2013 9:25:04 PM


  25. Seems like the LGBTA community should start voting on the human rights of the top human rights violators on the planet since if people's human rights are going up for votes, then everyone's human rights go up for votes. There is less than a 50% chance the human race survives to the next century because governments keep violating the human rights of millions of people, who really don't have to put up with it at all given current technology.

    Posted by: Daniel | Dec 17, 2013 9:32:15 PM


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