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Jesus RoadAwesome counter-protest at Chicago Pride.

RoadA guy in Britain had his already well endowed member made girthier thanks to plastic surgery.

RoadChris Colfer tweets he was let go from Glee; reps then say his account was hacked and the actor will in fact be returning to the show.

RoadThrowback Thursday: TRL returns for one day only.

RoadThe Episcopal Diocese of St. Louis announces support for challenge to Missouri's same-sex marriage ban: "Bishop George Wayne Smith said in a statement that he 'supports St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and City Counselor Winston Calvert in their challenge to Missouri law prohibiting same-sex marriage. Even as the Episcopal Church works to clarify our theological understanding of and pastoral practices around same-sex blessings, I believe that it is not the place of the State of Missouri to deny the privileges and responsibilities of marriage to anyone, basing that denial solely on the gender of the couple.'”

RoadJessica Chastain played Juliet in NYC's Shakespeare in the Park.

RoadFault in Our Stars star Ansel Elgort to play gay pianist Van Cliburn in biopic.

RoadFirst official image of Henry Cavill as Superman in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Henry RoadPennsylvania High School won't allow production of Monty Python's Spamelot because play features gay wedding: "Dawn Burch, director of the school’s drama department, told WNEP news that Principal Jesse Smith wrote an email to her informing her that homosexuality does not exist in a conservative community such as South Williamsport. Smith did not respond to a ThinkProgress inquiry regarding these specific comments."

RoadApparently, there were some fireworks on the set of The Notebook. Hate and love are the closest emotions.

RoadAustralian rugby team Sydney Convicts are first gay team to play on professional level: “The Sydney Convicts are very excited and proud to be the first gay and inclusive rugby team to be invited to play as part of an elite level rugby match," [The president of the Convicts, Dave] Whitaker told the Gay News Network. “We hope this game helps to challenge these misconceptions while also raising awareness that homophobia in sport is still a major issue and gay people often still feel unwelcome.”

RoadHorrible Bosses 2 trailer released.

RoadOmar Sharif Jr. one of People's hottest bachelors.

RoadBrothers & Sisters alum and out actor Luke MacFarlane to play gay service-member on NBC's Night Shift

RoadRussian conductor Valery Gergiev, known for being close with Russian President Vladimir Putin, says Russia's anti-gay propaganda law isn't anti-gay: “It’s not anti-gay… Nothing to do with gay. It’s about propaganda in schools, in schools, what they call ‘non-traditional’. I don’t understand all these things; I also don’t understand the campaign [of protests against his performances].” He went on to claim that the impacts of the law are exaggerated by western media, saying: “I didn’t know about this law. I learnt about this law in the west. Nobody knows about this law in Russia because [the] law is never applied. No one is put in prison, no one is killed, no one is arrested. We have no idea what is this law in reality to do with our lives here. No idea. Nobody here is about this at all.”

RoadGay CEOs reluctant to come out? "'Of course there are gay CEOs and I reached out to many of them and got an extremely cool reception,' said New York Times columnist Jim Stewart on CNBC, 'Not one would allow to be named for the column.'"

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  1. Thank GAWD there are places in the US where homosexuality does not exist! The only things getting Rammed Down People's Throats are hot dogs and chicken wings!

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Jul 3, 2014 3:17:07 PM

  2. re: Gay CEOs who don't want to come out....

    there's a world of men and women who stand up to be counted. electing to be visible to help others. forgive me for rolling my eyes at the complainers on the sidelines who bemoan that "there are no role models Like Them" - you know what I mean. They don't want the visible role models that are already out there in terrific numbers, they want Some Other Type. you know, more "Like Them" - here's what they miss: those people they want to be their Role Models have no intention of being their role models. they don't care to help you, they think only about themselves in their plush lush lives.

    there are LGBT role models and vanguards all over. if you can't see one "like you" then you need to realize that your hoped-for leader/role-model doesn't care about you. all those other OUT people whom you disregard and dismiss? be inspired by them. stop ignoring the everyday heroes who put themselves on the line because your hoped-for Hero has zero f***ing interest in thinking about anyone but himself.

    those who scream (or rather, miserably type on the internet, anonymously) about a lack of visible role models are always the first to give the excuses to not stand up, themselves, and BE that role model.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 3, 2014 3:20:29 PM

  3. I often wonder where this site gets its news. Some of the items are about a week old.

    Posted by: hmm | Jul 3, 2014 3:41:15 PM

  4. Henry Cavill just looks better and better.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Jul 3, 2014 3:44:38 PM

  5. David Geffen has been out for over a decade.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 3, 2014 4:30:40 PM

  6. The pro-torture Shasta thingy is fugly inside out, ugh! The Bard is turning in his grave!

    Posted by: iban4yesu | Jul 3, 2014 6:05:19 PM

  7. " I learnt about this law in the west. Nobody knows about this law in Russia because [the] law is never applied. No one is put in prison, no one is killed, no one is arrested."

    Same with the sodomy laws in the USA, but they were the roadblocks to almost all other rights, and they also made it socially acceptable to hate LGB people.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 3, 2014 7:46:49 PM

  8. "Australian rugby team Sydney Convicts are first gay team to play on professional level"

    I suppose "Gay Shame" will be on their case too...

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 3, 2014 7:50:43 PM

  9. While we are extremely proud of Bishop Wayne here in St. Louis, just one teensy correction needs to be noted. It's the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, not St. Louis.

    Posted by: crashstlmo | Jul 4, 2014 10:35:25 AM

  10. Except, Valery, all those things DO happen. Other than the blood, you're exactly right.

    Posted by: John | Jul 5, 2014 12:28:39 PM

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