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07/02/2014

DIRECTV Previewing 'To Be Takei' Through August 6: VIDEO

TakeiBrace yourself and gird your Facebook feed — a viral tsunami is headed our way. It's To Be Takei, the Sundance-acclaimed documentary about George Takei — man, legend, Internet institution, and sex symbol — the latter title, as bestowed by Dan Savage in the film's trailer. Starting tomorrow, Friday July 3, the film will be available on DIRECTV Cinema, via DIRECTV and Starz Digital Media. It screens there through August 6, giving DIRECTV users a chance to watch the film in advance of its wide release.

In the years following his iconic portrayal of Sulu on Star Trek, Takei has built a cult following for his Facebook updates, his political outspokenness, and his great sense of humor. ("I was the best helmsman in the galaxy... and put to rest all that stereotype about Asian drivers.") The new documentary gives us a glimpse into the actor's personal life. He discusses his coming out story, and his 18-year relationship with husband Brad Altman.

At the end of the film trailer, 77-year-old Takei assures us "It's okay to be Takei!" Much less "okay," I would argue "being Takei" is aspirational!

Check the trailer out, AFTER THE JUMP...

 

Posted Jul. 2,2014 at 9:00 PM EST by in George Takei, News | Permalink | Comments (2)


Prop 8 Plaintiffs Renew Marriage Vows One Year Later: VIDEO

Prop 8 wed eat cake

Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo married at Los Angeles City Hall just hours after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on its ruling on Prop 8 last year. Now, exactly one year later, the couple have renewed their vows - this time in an elaborate ceremony in front of friends and family.

The big event was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 28 and was, appropriately, officiated by Prop 8 attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies.

Frontiers reports on the day:

The ceremony itself was simple, emotional and shared—as they were escorted to the center of the “stage” by their mothers and nieces and nephews put in appearances to present the rings. As if to illustrate the point he was making, Olson read off cards he was holding to note that marriage is not about perfection and not only about marrying the right partner but being the right partner.

Guests included Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, Lance Bass, Darren Criss, Rob Reiner and retired District Court Judge Vaughn Walker.

Watch an ABC7 News segment on the ceremony, AFTER THE JUMP... 

Posted Jul. 2,2014 at 8:40 PM EST by in California, David Boies, Federal Prop 8 Trial, Gay Marriage, News, Proposition 8, Ted Olson | Permalink | Comments (9)


Beefy Shirtless Jogger Stops Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Takes Him To Task: VIDEO

Joe Killoran Canada Day

Laughing stock of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford perhaps thought his celebration of Canada Day would be an innocuous affair as he marched alongside the East York parade. Alas, it was not to be as Ford was accosted and verbally mauled by an angry jogging bear.

The jogger, a high school teacher named Joe Killoran (who, incidentally, is very LGBT-friendly), got into a shouting match with Ford, taking him to task for his lies, corruption, bigotry, homophobia, and continual evasion of questioning by the public and the media. Ford's handlers tried to shunt Killoran to the side, and one accused him of being with another campaign and having anger management issues.

While Ford's crew were unimpressed with Killoran, the Twitterverse had a decidedly different reaction, exploding with support and formenting the new hashtag #shirtlessjogger.

You can watch the encounter between Ford and Killoran, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Jul. 2,2014 at 8:29 PM EST by in Canada, News, Rob Ford, Video | Permalink | Comments (25)


BURGER KING Celebrates Pride with the Limited-Edition PROUD WHOPPER Sandwich [SPONSORED POST]

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All PROUD WHOPPER® Sandwich sales will be donated to the BURGER KING McLAMORE Foundation, for scholarships benefiting LGBT college-bound, high school seniors graduating in spring 2015.

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Posted Jul. 2,2014 at 7:21 PM EST by in Sponsored Post | Permalink


News: David Beckham, Indiana, 'Hot Felon,' Wyoming

RoadService members celebrate Pride Month in Afghanistan: "U.K. Chaplain Squadron Leader Alex Hopson led the community in prayer stating, “You have broken down barriers. You have made rainbows dance in our eyes. You have offered us dreams that reach for the galaxies. You have awakened the long craving for love.”

Little RoadRuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite Jujubee made the dreams of one of his biggest--and tiniest--fans come true at Rhode Island Pride: "That’s my baby Jeffrey. Thank you all for making his day brighter yesterday. He’s never met anyone else like himself and has been bullied for years. I am so proud of him for meeting such a cruel world with the biggest smile everyday. And juju he says he’s never washing that skirt and shirt because you held him in it. you have no idea what a difference you have made in his life!! Luv ya."

RoadDan Savage appears in the NYT Crossword Puzzle.

RoadDavid Beckham jumps into his skivvies again for H&M.

RoadSneak peak of Christian Bale as Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings

RoadFormer French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces corruption charges: "Sarkozy is accused of tapping political allies to gain intelligence on a flurry of probes linked to campaign finance. He has vigorously denied wrongdoing and planned to address the latest allegations on television Wednesday."

RoadOpinion: Did the Human Rights Campaign Sell Us Out on ENDA and Outsource LGBT Rights?

RoadChicago Pride saw 1 million turn out this past weekend in the first year since IL legalized marriage equality.

RoadThe Cambridges watch Wimbledon, look normal and adorable doing so

RoadIndiana Attorney General tells county clerks not to issue any more gay marriage licenses

RoadThe first same-sex marriages to happen in Boulder, Colorado actually took place almost 40 years ago.

RoadSo-called 'hot felon' Jeremy Meeks signs with a modeling agent while still behind bars. 

RoadSherlock returning for a 4th season.

RoadRumors swirl that Beyonce hinted that Jay Z cheated on her.

RoadHarry Styles shows off his ink while hanging out in Lake Como. 

Road11 major obstacles to full equality still faced by LGBT Americans

Joe RoadPeople names Joe Manganiello hottest bachelor. No one complains. 

RoadChallengers to Wyoming's same-sex marriage ban ask state to declare the ban unconstitutional, citing tidal wave of court cases in favor of marriage equality: "The couples’ papers note that since last June, every state and federal court to consider the issue has ruled in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.  On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the federal government’s discrimination against married same-sex couples violates the federal constitutional requirements of equal protection and due process. Since then, courts in 17 states have struck down state laws prohibiting marriage for same-sex couples or refusing to respect the existing marriages of same-sex couples."

RoadNew music from Imogen Heap coming in August.

RoadRapper who cut off his penis while high on PCP plans to do porn. When asked by TMZ if everything, er, works properly after doctors re-attached his severed penis, the Wu-Tang affiliated rapper said, "Does it work?!? Can Chris Brown dance? Can Kanye West rant? Can Jay Z fight off a trick?" 

RoadApparently, Shia LaBeouf did not enter rehab but is sobering up. 

Posted Jul. 2,2014 at 5:47 PM EST by in Afghanistan, Beyoncé, Christian Bale, Dan Savage, David Beckham, Harry Styles, Imogen Heap, Jeremy Meeks, Joe Manganiello, News, Nicolas Sarkozy, Shia LaBeouf, Wyoming | Permalink | Comments (13)


WATCH LIVE: Florida Same-Sex Marriage Hearing

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Watch the hearing happening now, AFTER THE JUMP...

FOX 35 News Orlando

Posted Jul. 2,2014 at 5:05 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (7)



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