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04/19/2007


NEWS: Gym Selfies, The Economy, TSA, Lindsay Lohan, Same Love, Evil Giant Robots

Road Nick Jonas posted a shirtless photo on Instagram that has drawn the attention of many straight girl and gay boy fans across the web. Hugh Jackman posted a selfie too, but it showed less skin and a much more indimidating face.

Nick Jonas Shirtless Selfie Road A new report released by Dallas Fed conservatively estimates that the economic crisis that plagued the U.S. from 2007 to 2009 cost the economy $14 trillion, which is approximately one year's domestic GDP. 

Road After it was revealed that he had fallen behind in the polls, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has released a new campaign ad, saying that "quit isn't the way we roll..." 

Road Mexican rock band "Molotov" has announced that it will no longer use the word "maricon", due to a recent anti-gay attack against a Chilean teen that cost the victim his leg. Many LGBT advocates have also called for them to stop playing their popular song "Puto". However, the band defended the song, claiming that it advocates "anyone who attempts our freedom".

Road According to the U.S. Commerce Department, economic growth was reportedly 1.7% during the second quarter, which is significantly more than many economists previously estimated. 

Road Daniel Chong, the San Diego student who was left alone in a cell by the DEA for five days before authorities realized their error, has reportedly settled his lawsuit for $4.1 million

Road Singer Mary Lambert, best known as the voice of the heartwarming chorus of Macklemore's "Same Love", has released an extended, full song version entitled "She Keeps Me Warm". 

Road X-Men fans (including this writer) are rejoicing the fact that sentinels (aka evil giant robots) will be making an appearance in the upcoming film adaptation of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Trust me, if you're at all a fan of the franchise She Keeps Me Warm
(and gay parable), this is big news. 

Road According to a new report, misconduct by members of the TSA has risen by 26% over the last three years. 

Road Game of Thrones star Kit Harington (aka John Snow) confessed at a panel recently that Season 4 will be his favorite season of the show yet.

Road Lindsay Lohan was just recently released from rehab. Based on photos, she appears to be doing significantly better.  

Road New email documents released by the Department of Defense reveal that San Diego Pride Parade Organizers might have given permission for gay servicemembers to wear their uniforms before the DOD actually gave authorization. 

Road Project Runway winner Christian Siriano got engaged to long-time boyfriend Brad Walsh earlier this week.

Road A New York Appeals Court recently declared the city's ban on "large sodas" to be unconstitutional. 

Road Kristen Stewart recently told a member of the paparazzi "you don't deserve to breathe the same air as I do". How do we know? He caught it on video.

Road In an interview with Men's Health Magazine, Tom Brady announced that he will be opening up a new sports therapy center to "help athletes train smarter". 

Road A trailer has finally been released for Ben Stiller's The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Some film afficionados are already speculating that it could be an Oscar contender.

Road The Acedemy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected its first ever African-American president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs. 


News: Australia, Vampire Queen, Utah, Jack Mackenroth, Phoenix

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The best John Hughes tribute you'll read. Plus, Molly Ringwald releases statement...

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Medaled: Jack Mackenroth cleans up at World Outgames.

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Sharon Stone lets it all hang out.

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Hundreds rally against AIDS cuts in San Francisco: "The Republican governor used his line-item veto power last week to slash another $52 million in general fund support to AIDS programs, including totally eliminating state funding for HIV prevention and testing efforts, on top of what lawmakers had agreed to cut from the state Office of AIDS budget."

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State GOP actively promoting town hall mobs. More disruptions...

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Queen Latifah's girls' night out: "The rapper-turned-actress recently sashayed with five stunning women into Country Club's weekly Wednesday night lesbian party, 'Eden,' on West 14th Street. 'She chilled for several hours, ordering bottle service for her friends and chatting up promoter Maggie Collier,' our spy said. She also showed up again this week."

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Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, and David Cook do Good Morning America.

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First look: Evan Rachel Wood is True Blood's vampire queen.

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Christian Siriano surfaces at Victoria's Secret.

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Brazil's Copacabana beach to get museum makeover.

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Dan Savage: Was Obama a one-night stand?

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Utah's new governor mum on gay rights: "Nearly three months after Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert learned he would become governor, the Republican has yet to stake out positions on a host of gay rights issues supported by the departing and highly popular Gov. Jon Huntsman, whom he serves with."

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Male seahorses have "Rod Stewart syndrome".

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Louisiana lawmaker calls for stricter laws on gay adoption...

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Australian MP Dorothy Pratt: Homosexuality not "normal part of life": "I feel very strongly about that particular thought that . . . I'm not saying they aren't loving people, I'm not saying they wouldn't be fabulous parents, but I am saying that in my opinion a child deserves a mother and a father if possible and that whether you regard homosexual activity as a normal part of life or not, I don't."

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Robbie Williams cleans up for new album.

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Six Phoenix residents to walk 97 miles for marriage equality: "The walkers are members of Right to Marry: Arizona, an organization that seeks equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians. The plan is to walk about 15 miles a day for seven days, with stops along the way where they'll try to engage religious and political figures in conversations about the issue."

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13-year-old bullied, sexually assaulted by teammates in Florida.

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REPORT: Drunk straight men ruining Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. "A report released by the Australian Institute of Criminology this week said people travelling to and from Sydney's public gay and lesbian events were going in large groups, using private transport, visiting areas with larger gay and lesbian populations and remaining alert at all times. They were also avoiding showing affection towards their partners and not wearing make-up or extravagant clothing."


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #432

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO: Comments on the Chris Brown/Rihanna story.

HAVE A SEAT: Drunk woman sits on invisible chair.

COLLISION: France and England have an undersea accident.

MIKA: The British pop artist offers some insight into his work process.


News: P!nk, Uganda, John Lennon, Tall Men, Charlie Herschel

road.jpg HOPE: A few numbers.

road.jpg Gay man murdered in Dallas, body missing...

road.jpg 19-year-old New Zealand man gets 15 years for brutal murder of gay man...

Lennonroad.jpg BOOK: Lennon wanted sex with McCartney.

road.jpg P!nk: Scientology's newest recruit?

road.jpg Tim Gunn blown away by Christian Siriano's debut collection: "His namesake line, shown to an audience of the show's alums and judges, was indeed a remarkable achievement. Along with futuristic skinny pants and ruffled blouses, Siriano unveiled looks that are already his signature styles, like layers of chiffon circles." Gunn: "I expected to be wowed. You know, in my own way I've been in this industry for a long time, and I'm a bit jaded, but I was blown away."

road.jpg Pamela Anderson on Sarah Palin: "I can't stand her. She can suck it."

road.jpg British pop star Will Young wants to find a husband and have kids: "I would love to be a parent one day. Obviously it won’t be happening soon because I am still single. But having a family and bringing up children is something I have thought about a lot recently. Gay marriage and civil partnership is a great thing. It means more rights for same-sex couples. It is safer and there are relationships now that provide a perfect set-up for bringing up children. I was thinking about the future and the idea of bringing up a child and helping them through life is something that appeals to me hugely..."

road.jpg Lohan-Ronson marriage rumors resurrected.

Herschelroad.jpg Reality Blurred interviews gay Survivor: Gabon contestant Charlie Herschel: "I’m not sure if there is a golden rule book for how you should play this game. People who do well go in flexible,” he said. “The thing I’ll need to do is tone it down and be less paranoid, be less aaah!, and make people perceive that I’m comfortable—but I don’t think I’ll ever be comfortable in this game."

road.jpg San Diego City Councilwoman Toni Atkins marries her partner Jennifer LeSar.

road.jpg Poll says taller men happier: "Data from a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index study found taller people were more satisfied with their lives, more likely to report positive emotions like enjoyment and happiness, and less likely to report emotions like anger, sadness, and stress...The Gallup data suggested it would take a 29 percent increase in income to have the same effect on men's life satisfaction as moving from below-average to above-average height."

road.jpg Lance Bass on Dancing with the Stars and the rumors that he might have had a male partner: "That was just a rumor, for sure. I don’t think anyone dealing with the show ... I don’t even think that came across their minds. This competition is for a male and female partner -- that’s the way the judges judge. I don’t think it would be an even playing field if we were to do it...And who would wear the dress? Come on now [laughs].

Tatumroad.jpg A kiss from Channing Tatum.

road.jpg Obama's gay mentor speaks out. Professor Lawrence Goldyn: "He was one of those unusual, straight young men who was secure enough in his sexuality that he was not fearful of being associated with me, whether that involved taking a class or just talking socially."

road.jpg South African church sends letter to teacher after firing him because he's gay: we didn't mean to hurt you.

road.jpg CDC reports alarming rates of HIV infection among black gay men: "The biggest percentage (46%) of HIV/AIDS infections in 2007 in US has been reported among men with homosexual orientation. Black Americans are seven times more likely to be infected than whites. Afro-Americans are the most exposed male human beings to HIV infection (annual rate of change 14.9 percent), followed by Caucasians (9.4 percent annual increase) and Hispanics (7.9 percent)."

road.jpg Gay Ugandan threatened with deportation by the UK: "Mr Nyombi is being removed from the UK after spending seven years working and living in Portsmouth. He is now faced with the possibility of life imprisonment or even death when he returns to Uganda on Sunday. 'I don't know what will happen because in Uganda they don't like my sexuality,' he said. 'I have got good friends here who welcomed me. 'They understand and they have been very supportive. They were really shocked. 'I have never had a day off work. I've never been in trouble.'"

road.jpg Guy Ritchie: enjoying 40.


Christian Siriano Moves to Fiercely Dilapidated Loft in Brooklyn

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Looks kind of 'expired' in this shot, no?

Reports The NY Sun: "Mr. Siriano said he was at first turned off by his building's old, graffiti-covered exterior, but as soon as he saw the inside of the apartment he knew it had to be his. When he moved in three weeks ago, he was the first person on his floor."

Said Siriano: "There's a great little park around here that's like a mini Central Park. On the weekends it's just full of fabulous-looking people on their fabulous bikes...I needed to find a space that was big enough for me to work and live in. Right now my work is my life, and I might as well do everything in one place. Studios in New York are so expensive and they're so small, so I thought, I might as well get two for the price of one."


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #284

HEAD OVER HILLS: Belinda Carlisle's gay son lets it be known who his mother is supporting for president.

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BARACK: Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO: Behind-the-scenes of last week's Ugly Betty appearance.

OIL: John McCain reveals the real reason for the war in Iraq. More here.

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