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04/19/2007


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #759

DECISION POINTS: George W. Bush's book trailer.

CARLY FIORINA: HRC tells her to reject the National Organization for Marriage's extremism.

CIRRATE OCTOPUS: A rare deep sea species is captured on film.

NEWSWEEK: You too can be the editor.

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Towleroad Guide To The Tube #750

WIN SOME, LOSE SOME: Carly Fiorina on DADT and DOMA.

BABY GAGA: The Lady tested her acting chops on The Sopranos.

MMM, MONSTER: Grover from Sesame Street spoofs the Old Spice man.

RUMBA: Bristol Palin and attractive dance partner Mark Ballas shake "it."

 

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News: Isaac Katz, Bloomberg Won't Dignify Paladino's Remarks, And GOP Tequila Shots

Obamastreaker Towlesmall Isaac Katz, son of Jonathan Katz, the Washington University professor whose essay, "In Defense of Homophobia" got him booted from the government's oil spill team, has come out of the closet: "When I told my dad I was gay, his immediate response was, "No, you're not." (My mom, by the way, was and is more supportive.) When my insistence finally overrode his denials, he echoed his online essay that I should deny who I am rather than to engage in an act so abhorrent as to love another man... To me, though, it is undeniable that removing him from the team for reasons unrelated to his scientific knowledge, academic credentials or intellectual capacity was a mistake."

Towlesmall The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund has named "Ten Races to Watch," which means the candidates are LGBT and could use a little boost.

Towlesmall President Obama and Joe Biden's rally in Philadelphia was quite a scene: first there was a streaker, and then someone threw a book at the President's head. Guess which one was arrested? [Answer: the streaker.]

Towlesmall New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, suddenly infamous for his gay "brainwashing" remark, has some allies. Unfortunately, they're people like anti-gay activist Bryan Fischer, who thinks believes everything Paladino said "is so true and so evident and so obvious that the real controversy here is that there is any controversy at all."

Towlesmall New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg does not approve of Carl Paladino's remarks, saying, "[His speech is] not what America stands for and it's not what New York stands for, and I won't dignify it with anything else." The Mayor was then asked whether he thinks Paladino's fit to serve, to which Bloomberg replied, "I don't think I want to dignify comments like he's made, and I'll leave it at that." That's saying enough...

Towlesmall Will future generation of smart phones be "squishy?"

Chadallen-1Towlesmall  Actor Chad Allen has a message for coming out day: "I have long held the belief that those of us who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender have been given an extraordinary gift. We are forced to go inside ourselves and determine, once and for all, that we are good. If we have anything at all to give the world, we are going to find it somewhere along that journey."

Towlesmall Diana Ross also has something to say about "coming out."

Towlesmall Sarah Palin hinted at a White House run this weekend, when she compared herself to another "unelectable" politician, Ronald Reagan. She also invoked the conservative icon in a message for Carly Fiorina: "This is still Reagan Country," she said of California.

Towlesmall Congratulations Joe Jervis for winning the Ali Forney Center Advocate Award.

Towlesmall Authorities describe a fire at a gay bar in Knoxville, Tennessee, as "suspicious."

Towlesmall Speaking of Carly Fiorina, the California Senate candidate spent some of her weekend downing tequila with Latino voters and another Republican candidate, Meg Whitman, who's running for Governor. Yes, beer on blue-collar "Main Street" and tequila with Latinos: the tradition of getting drunk with constituents just gets better and better...

Towlesmall Sjp-1 European Union officials say that Serbia's "failure" to prevent anti-gay riots during pride this weekend may hinder its chances at joining the Union. The United State embassy, meanwhile, praised Serbian authorities for protecting gay rights marchers.

Towlesmall Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud, the Saudi prince accused of murdering his servant and alleged lover, had an erotic massage just three days before the incident - yes, with a male masseuse - say witnesses at his trial, where he denied being gay.

Towlesmall Sarah Jessica Parker left the option of a third Sex and The City movie open...

Towlesmall Take a first look at Glee's homage to Rocky Horror, guest starring John Stamos.


NOM Bus Rolls Into California, Rallies Latinos For Fiorina

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The National Organization for Marriage has rolled their anti-gay agenda into California, where their latest bus tour specifically targets Latino voters they want to turn on to Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, instead of Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer.

And the group's using predictably divisive tactics to get the job done.

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Watch: Carly Fiorina Debates Barbara Boxer on Gay Marriage

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Obama is again used as the GOP's main anti-equality talking point when it comes to gays.

Carly, your positions are sooooo yesterday.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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NOM Boosts CA GOP Candidate Carly Fiorina with $1 Million Campaign

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The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is funding a conservative Latino group to the tune of $1 million, in order to keep marriage equality from Californians by supporting the Senate campaign of Carly Fiorina and her anti-gay platform.

HRC:

According to a media advisory from the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, the National Organization for Marriage is involved in a $1 million independent expenditure campaign to support Carly Fiorina for Senate, a candidate they point out opposes marriage equality. Today, the Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization - called on NOM, which has a long history of trying to hide political contributions, to disclose how much they're contributing to this effort. As the LA Times points out in reporting on the new campaign, "finding out where the money comes from - if and when it actually does come - is virtually impossible."

"Like a broken record, NOM is again involved in a campaign with an anti-LGBT message yet the public has no idea how deep they're reaching into their coffers," said Fred Sainz, HRC's vice president of communications. "Apparently they have some gas money left from their sham summer tour to once again flood the airwaves with lies about same-sex couples who only seek the same rights as everyone else."

NOM has a history of trying to evade long-established public disclosure laws and to hide their political activities from legitimate scrutiny and accountability. In doing so, they have falsely alleged that their donors have been harassed and intimidated across the country to justify why it shouldn't have to play by the same rules as everyone else. These tactics have prompted a state ethics investigation in Maine and recent court defeats across the country.

Added Sainz: "While the stated intent of this independent expenditure is to support Carly Fiorina, clearly NOM wants to poison the well around the marriage debate in California. With polls showing movement towards equality for all families, they see the writing on the wall and will stop at nothing to turn the clock backwards."

The Courage Campaign also sent out an alert:

"Amidst its anti-gay bus tour across 23 eastern and midwestern cities, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has joined a $1 million independent expenditure campaign called 'Tus Valores' -- or 'Your Values' -- to support Sarah Palin endorsed California Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina. 'In NOM, Carly Fiorina has aligned herself with a fringe group that relies on lies and fear to advocate discrimination and second-class citizenship for millions of loving American families,' said Courage Campaign Chairman and Founder Rick Jacobs. 'Bigotry is not a family value and it has no place in the United States Senate.' In addition to NOM, the 'Your Values' campaign for Carly Fiorina is being funded by the anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List. 'As a failed CEO who killed thousands of California jobs, Carly Fiorina knows she can't run on her record,' Jacobs added. 'The 'Your Values' independent expenditure campaign is an extremist-backed sham steeped in undermining families and limiting the freedoms of millions of Americans. By failing to condemn such a cynical ploy, Carly Fiorina is reminding voters just how out of touch she is with the values of California.'"


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