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Road Woman files lawsuit against Beyonce and Jay-Z claiming to be Blue Ivy's mother. 

Road  BaldwinQueer Nation targets Sen. Tammy Baldwin over her support for ENDA, which Queer Nation is fighting against over its broad religious exemptions. 

Road 99-year-old great-great-grandmother Ida Keeling steals the show at the Gay Games' 100-meter dash.

Road Credence, the first LGBT-focused sci-fi film, ends its 30-day IndieGogo campaign with 370% funding.

Road RobininhellWestboro Baptist Church is reacting to Robin Williams' passing with their ususal level of grace and civility.

Road Mother grieves after gay teen son's dying wish to donate his organs is rejected by FDA regulations citing "ineligibility" because of son's homosexuality.   

Road Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) has a brain fart on camera in a debate on women's health, forgets what birth control is. 

Road Demi Lovato reveals why she unfollowed Selena Gomez on social media: "People change and people grow apart"

Road New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady admits he touches his centers' butts "more often than their wives"

Road  Stormtrooper-helmet-2-2A look at the rumoured Stormtrooper helmet for Star Wars: Episode VII

Road The family of Michael Brown have released a statement following Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson's press conference naming the officer: "There is nothing based on the facts that have been placed before us that can justify the execution style murder of their child by this police officer as he held his hands up, which is the universal sign of surrender."

Road Sebastian Stan sends a note of thanks to fans who helped make his birthday so special. 

Road There are whispers over the internet that Beyonce and Rihanna might be collaborating on a remix of Beyonce's song "Blow"

Road Henry Cavill is using his Superman strength and stamina to save the animals. 

Road Sea World has announced it will build larger tanks (prisons?) for its killer whale exhibits at its three theme parks.

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  1. I really wish you hadn't featured that "Robin in Hell" graphic. You have included a lot of other stories, so a lot of other graphics options.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Aug 15, 2014 4:26:21 PM


  2. i really wish you would stop giving Westboro so much attention.

    Posted by: max | Aug 15, 2014 4:49:11 PM


  3. From Wikipedia re: summary execution:

    "In nearly all civilian jurisdictions today, summary execution is illegal, as it violates the right of the accused to a fair trial before a punishment of death. Almost all constitutions or legal systems based on common law have prohibited execution without the decision and sentence of a competent judge, and the UN's International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) has declared the same:

    'Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No man shall be deprived of his life arbitrarily.'

    '[The Death] penalty can only be carried out pursuant to a final judgment rendered by a competent court' – ICCPR Articles 6.1 and 6.2.[1]"

    Posted by: edude | Aug 15, 2014 4:58:54 PM


  4. WBC is going to fail on this one. If Robin is in Hell, everyone will want to be there for his show.

    Regarding organ donation, this problem still exists in Canada

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/organs-donated-by-gay-man-rejected-called-high-risk-1.1356272

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 15, 2014 5:16:42 PM


  5. Whatever you say, EDUDE. At the end of the day, the Brown family's entire narrative was false, and their own star witness has turned out to be his accomplice in a felony robbery. Why should I believe with no other information that the guy DIDN'T try to grab the officer's weapon? He had JUST roughed up an old man on camera. No thanks, HRC. I'm not standing with anyone in solidary on this one. I knew tying the LGBT community to this albatross was a mistake, and here it is.

    Posted by: Jerry | Aug 15, 2014 5:41:56 PM


  6. Whatever you say, EDUDE. At the end of the day, the Brown family's entire narrative was false, and their own star witness has turned out to be his accomplice in a felony robbery. Why should I believe with no other information that the guy DIDN'T try to grab the officer's weapon? He had JUST roughed up an old man on camera. No thanks, HRC. I'm not standing with anyone in solidary on this one. I knew tying the LGBT community to this albatross was a mistake, and here it is.

    Posted by: Hrm | Aug 15, 2014 5:44:35 PM


  7. Whatever you say, EDUDE. At the end of the day, the Brown family's entire narrative was false, and their own star witness has turned out to be his accomplice in a felony robbery. Why should I believe with no other information that the guy DIDN'T try to grab the officer's weapon? He had JUST roughed up an old man on camera. No thanks, HRC. I'm not standing with anyone in solidary on this one. I knew tying the LGBT community to this albatross was a mistake, and here it is.

    Posted by: Hrm | Aug 15, 2014 5:44:39 PM


  8. Whatever you say, EDUDE. At the end of the day, the Brown family's entire narrative was false, and their own star witness has turned out to be his accomplice in a felony robbery. Why should I believe with no other information that the guy DIDN'T try to grab the officer's weapon? He had JUST roughed up an old man on camera. No thanks, HRC. I'm not standing with anyone in solidary on this one. I knew tying the LGBT community to this albatross was a mistake, and here it is.

    Posted by: Hrm | Aug 15, 2014 5:44:39 PM


  9. Whatever you say, EDUDE. At the end of the day, the Brown family's entire narrative was false, and their own star witness has turned out to be his accomplice in a felony robbery. Why should I believe with no other information that the guy DIDN'T try to grab the officer's weapon? He had JUST roughed up an old man on camera. No thanks, HRC. I'm not standing with anyone in solidary on this one. I knew tying the LGBT community to this albatross was a mistake, and here it is.

    Posted by: Hrm | Aug 15, 2014 5:44:46 PM


  10. When faced with an account with gaps or the hyperbolic statements of one who stands to profit from a situation, which do you give credence to?

    At this point I give none to either.

    Posted by: Diogenes | Aug 15, 2014 5:48:39 PM


  11. Please stop giving the idiotic Westboro trolls the attention they crave. They're falling apart since their evil leader finally kicked it, and if we all stop watching they will finally fade away. Coverage and attention is the only thing keeping them going, so let's quit giving it.

    Posted by: SebastianQ | Aug 15, 2014 5:49:46 PM


  12. @ HRM,

    well, atleast you'd save the American tax payers money. You don't want laws, lawyers, judges and courts. You just kill 'em...even with their hands up in surrender.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 15, 2014 6:05:04 PM


  13. HRM, did you think that posting something multiple times would make it true? Who knows if Mike Brown robbed the store, he may have, but to get from the store to the place that he was gunned down would have been an amazing feat. But, that is not even relevant. The police have said that Browns murderer did not stop him because he thought that he was a suspect in a robbery, he stopped him, because he thought that he was blocking traffic by waling in the middle of the street. Which is not the best way to behave, if you just robbed a store.

    The family's narrative, and the narrative of most people is that the killing needs to be investigated. At this point, the media have talked to key witnesses in the case, but the police haven't. That's a problem.

    Posted by: Cadence | Aug 15, 2014 6:54:14 PM


  14. The woman that's suing Beyonce and Jay-Z has no case - everyone knows that Solange is the real mother.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Aug 15, 2014 7:20:05 PM


  15. Regarding the Sea World post (Low hanging fruit Towleroad?)...

    Throughout history, humans have domesticated animals. Where is the line where we stopped? Marine parks and zoos do a tremendous service to society by letting people get close up and personal with animals we would otherwise never see, and thus their habitats we would never consider valuable or worth conserving. These animal rights groups need to redirect their focus on perhaps less-profitable, less high-profile arenas where they can achieve more positive change for society. Stop hitting these easy targets for publicity and financial gain. Parks like Sea World are warming hearts and influencing the public and our youth to give a crap about our actual planet and its' inhabitants versus than the virtual ones we see on TV or in our iphones that will exist forever as pixels. I have worked in both marine parks like Sea World and as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching people in developing countries about natures balance and the worth of these endangered animals other than exploiting them. I am presently working along side Sea Shepherd --a historically radical organization full of hype and self promotion to shock people and raise funds-- to protect a small sea turtle nesting beach in Central America. I don't agree with everything they have done/or do, but I believe some of the shock is justified to get people to notice. Some good is coming out of this project and Sea Shepherd's efforts to help. But show me a hospital or restaurant that doesn't have things that would shock people. It's life people, get over it. Nowhere is perfect and dwelling on some high ratings, emotional story about a some behind the scenes dirt like the movie Blackfish wants to stir up, well welcome to "Fund-Raising 101." If you put people, water, and then wild animals together, something is eventually going to happen even if it takes thousands or perhaps millions of situations . Keep the cameras rolling as the $$$ will eventually come in for those interested in their own cause and organizational expenses, and not the overall common good of the planet. Sure the bigger pools, the better. Who can argue with that? But it's probably better to focus on people causing real harm to animals, rather than those who go above and beyond to make sure their animals are well-cared for.

    Posted by: castaway | Aug 15, 2014 10:14:00 PM


  16. So zoos are prisons now? I know PETA is pushing that line very hard and would like to see zoos go away, but it's hardly a mainstream viewpoint. There are many species, for example, that are primarily zoo animals now because they exist in such low numbers in their native habitat. The tiger is probably the best example. They're very numerous in zoos and rare in the wild.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 15, 2014 11:09:18 PM


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