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Drag Personality Alaska Thunderf**k Jumps In The Ice Water Challenge: VIDEO

Alaska Thunderfuck Ice Bucket Challenge

Drag personality and former Drag Race contestant Alaska Thunderf**k is one of the latest to get wet for ALS awareness, and like a true drag queen she does it with personality and style. And yes, she really does get her hair wet.

You can see just how wet AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Aug. 21,2014 at 6:00 PM EST by in Drag Queens, Video | Permalink | Comments (15)

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1609

JIMMY SHAVES JARED: The Dallas Buyers Club Oscar-winner gets a trim.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Teaser for the upcoming Freakshow season.

SPICY: Indians react to Americans reacting to Indian food.

BIG DOG, LITTLE GIRL: Meet Weiwei and her giant Tibetan Mastiff named Simba.



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Posted Aug. 21,2014 at 5:00 PM EST by in Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (1)

Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida's Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge in Florida has struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, becoming the first federal judge to do so.

Four state judges have already issued rulings against Florida's gay marriage ban.

The AP reports:

FloridaU.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that the ban added to Florida's constitution by voters in 2008 violates the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection and due process. Hinkle issued a stay delaying the effect of his order, meaning no marriage licenses will be immediately issued for gay couples.

Hinkle, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, compared bans on gay marriage to the long-abandoned prohibitions on interracial marriage and predicted both would be viewed by history the same way.

"When observers look back 50 years from now, the arguments supporting Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, though just as sincerely held, will again seem an obvious pretext for discrimination," Hinkle wrote in a 33-page ruling. "To paraphrase a civil rights leader from the age when interracial marriage was struck down, the arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice."

Equality on Trial adds that Judge Hinkle has issued a preliminary, statewide injuction preventing the state from enforcing the ban while the case moves forward. The decision is stayed pending Supreme Court action.

Read the ruling below:

Florida Preliminary Injunction via Equality Case Files

Posted Aug. 21,2014 at 4:29 PM EST by in Florida, Gay Marriage | Permalink | Comments (9)

News: Beyonce, Chris Pratt, Pop-Up Gay Bar, Zac Efron

Road Justin Bieber has finally shaved off his rat 'stache

Road Thirteen Russian children have been united with their adoptive parents in Sweden, ten months after they were denied the opportunity due to Russia's ban on adoption rights to countries with gay marriage.

Robbie-rogers-greb-berlantiRoad Arrow creator Greg Berlanti on his relationship with soccer star Robbie Rogers: "I’m absolutely crazy in love with him so I don’t think too much about all that stuff. I just try to live my life and I know he does too, like two people who are really happy and healthy and a relationship that we both feel really blessed about."

Road A look at Deborah Penny - the UK's first transgender soldier serving on the Army's front line

Road Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are reportedly having marriage troubles and have been living apart for months. 

Road Is Beyoncé photoshopping her Instagram pictures?

Road ISIS reportedly demanded a multimillion dollar ransom from the U.S. before killing journalist James Foley. 

Road Australian politician Dave Tollner apologizes after calling the gay son of a fellow politician Gary Higgins a "pillow biter"

Road PenceIndiana Gov. Mike Pence has been stripped of immunity from lawsuit challenging state's ban on gay marriage by federal judge who threw out the ban in court this week. Judge Richard Young ruled that Pence's actions telling the court that he had no power to enforce Indiana’s gay marriage ban but then directing executive agencies about how to proceed after court rulings on the subject were "a bold misrepresentation" and "at a minimum, troubling." 

Road Chris Pratt dressed up as his Guardians of the Galaxy character to cheer up sick children in the hospital. 

Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez have officially "broken up"

Dublin is leading the way on civil partnerships - with nearly 3,000 people having entered into the unions since Ireland's Civil Partnership Act went into effect spring 2011.

Road Introducing the Pop-Up Gay Bar. "During the first wave of dot-coms in the early 2000s, it was known as Guerrilla Queer Bar, but the basic premise remains consistent. Via a group e-mail list, members can organize or join an outing where they take over a venue with a group of fellow members, all for the joy of getting away from their usual watering holes with some newly made friends. Guerrilla Queer Bar arose not only from a desire for new frontiers but also a sense of displacement that was occurring during a time of rent hikes and shutterings of long-established businesses."

Road B. K. S. Iyengar, the man regarded by many as the father of modern yoga, has died at the age of 95.

Road Check out The Prospectives - a Brooklyn-based serialized story told through Instagram photos.

Road Is The Laramie Project a "convenient untruth"? - "Even though Matthew’s murder was not a gay hate crime, it’s not as if there were no others so society was off the hook and compunction was uncalled for. As a dramatic synecdoche for necessary truth, therefore, The Laramie Project is not an erroneous fiction. Shaping moral meaning from myth, legend, and metaphor is what theater has done for ages. The Laramie Project belongs to that noble canon."

Road PaperMissouri's Columbia Daily Tribune is under fire for publishing cartoon about Ferguson demonstrators that many are calling racist. 

Road Does the MPAA have a problem with gay-related films?

Road LGBT Whisper users share first-hand stories of anti-gay discrimination at restaurants and businesses.

Road A South Carolina teen was arrested and suspended from school for writing about shooting a pet dinosaur. 

Road Does a big wedding mean a happier marriage? "[The report] found that among couples with 150 or more guests at their wedding, 47 percent reported having a high quality marriage in the years that followed. But only 31 percent of couples with weddings attended by 50 or fewer people said they were happily married later on. Couples that held medium-sized weddings -- 51 to 149 guests -- were not much more fulfilled: only 37 percent reported having a marriage they felt would endure."

Road The FBI is warning that Lyle Marvin "Ty" Hoffman, the man wanted in connection to the death of gay Minnesota activist Kelly Phillips, may be using Grindr and Scruff to find shelter. 

Posted Aug. 21,2014 at 3:39 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (22)

Check out George Takei's Witty Answers to Dumb Questions About Gay People


No one at this point should be questioning the comedic genius that is George Takei, but anyone in doubt (and everyone else, for that matter) should take a look at his most recent collaboration with BuzzFeed, wherein he answers burning questions from the straights about gays. Fielding such inquiries as, "Why do gay guys always hit on me please stop" [sic] and "Why can't gay guys have babies :'( they would make such beautiful babies" [sic], George replies with wit and aplomb...and occasionally a mimosa.

Check it out HERE.

Posted Aug. 21,2014 at 3:00 PM EST by in George Takei, Twitter | Permalink | Comments (5)

Channing Tatum and Wife Cozy Up for Ice Bucket Challenge: VIDEO


Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum are the latest duo to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for charity. Their nominees include Jonah Hill, Daniel Day-Lewis, Kate Mara, Meryl Streep, and Janet Jackson.  



Posted Aug. 21,2014 at 2:31 PM EST by in Channing Tatum | Permalink | Comments (11)


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