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Dan Savage: Marcus Bachmann Is A 'Tormented Closet Case' - VIDEO

In an interview with Playboy, Dan Savage has attacked “tormented closet case” Marcus Bachmann for promoting “ex-gay” therapy.

BachmannBachmann, the husband of Republican supreme wingnut Michele Bachmann, is probably Minnesota’s best-known practitioner of the harmful practice. An attempt earlier this year to ban conversion therapy in the state failed. In one of her viler outbursts of the year, Mrs Bachmann said that gay people want laws changed "so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually."

In the interview, Savage says “anybody who has gaydar—anybody who has eyes” looks at Bachmann and “sees a tormented closet case who has externalized his internal conflict and is abusing other people, doing his reparative-therapy bullshit.”

He continues:

“It’s so sad and pathetic. A lot of the self-destructive behaviors gay people are prone to drifting into are directed inward, and then you have these shitbags like Marcus Bachmann for whom it’s all directed outward.

"Marcus Bachmann is the photo negative of the guy on the last bar stool in the gay bar, drinking and smoking himself to death, except instead of destroying himself, he’s destroying other vulnerable queer people in an effort to destroy the queer inside himself.”

Savage also opens up about coming out to his mother when he was 18 and the It Gets Better project.

On the issue of bullying faced by LGBT youth, Savage says:

“It hasn’t quite sunk into the thick skulls of high school administrators and teachers that they can’t abuse queer kids with impunity anymore, because the families are likely to be on the kids’ side. We’ve got lawyers now and we will come after you. We’re winning and we’re not going to sit idly by anymore. You can’t just beat up a queer kid at a high school in Mississippi and have it be a local story. We will jump down your fucking throat.”

Read Savage's full interview with Playboy here

There is some hope for Marucs - last month John Smid, a former "ex-gay"activist and Exodus International board member, married his same-sex partner.

Watch a video in support "the gay husband of ghastly gay-bashing anti-american religio-psychotic kook and incompetent Michele Bachmann, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Guy Candy: 20 Famous Men Who Got Shirtless and Sexy on Instagram This Week — PHOTOS

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Out L.A. Galaxy player Robbie Rogers showed off his new backpack on Instagram in the best way possible this week.

Also, in this week's guy candy:

Russell Tovey, Ricky Martin, Alex Minsky, Brad Goreski, Scott Eastwood, Tom Daley, Flume and Chet Faker, Derrick Gordon, Harry Shum Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Dan Savage, Terry Miller, Darryl Stephens, Rory McIlroy, Jake Shears, Gilles Marini, Dan Osborne (below), Blake Skjellerup, and the Flaunt flavor of the week, Nick Jonas.

Enjoy, AFTER THE JUMP...

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WorldNetDaily's Molotov Mitchell: Dan Savage Should Be Shipped To Iraq with Westboro Baptist Church: VIDEO

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The love of Jesus is strong with World Net Daily's wannabe tough guy poseur and self-described "Christian Supremacist" Jason 'Molotov' Mitchell, a man so unhinged that even others on the far right will speak up against him. Now Mitchell is making hateful waves again by piggybacking on comedian Adam Hills' joke that members of Westboro Baptist Church should be sent to Iraq by adding Dan Savage to the flight list. He claims that Savage has done worse things than Westboro, like arguing for gay people being allowed to marry and bragging about trying to infect conservatives with diseases.

Mitchell tops off his little Christian display the Second Commandment by noting that while Dan is arguing for the right to marry, in many countries he and other gay men "don't have the right to breathe." Mitchell, of course, doesn't realize that this is why theocracies are a bad thing. 

Watch the rant, AFTER THE JUMP...

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RoadService members celebrate Pride Month in Afghanistan: "U.K. Chaplain Squadron Leader Alex Hopson led the community in prayer stating, “You have broken down barriers. You have made rainbows dance in our eyes. You have offered us dreams that reach for the galaxies. You have awakened the long craving for love.”

Little RoadRuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite Jujubee made the dreams of one of his biggest--and tiniest--fans come true at Rhode Island Pride: "That’s my baby Jeffrey. Thank you all for making his day brighter yesterday. He’s never met anyone else like himself and has been bullied for years. I am so proud of him for meeting such a cruel world with the biggest smile everyday. And juju he says he’s never washing that skirt and shirt because you held him in it. you have no idea what a difference you have made in his life!! Luv ya."

RoadDan Savage appears in the NYT Crossword Puzzle.

RoadDavid Beckham jumps into his skivvies again for H&M.

RoadSneak peak of Christian Bale as Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings

RoadFormer French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces corruption charges: "Sarkozy is accused of tapping political allies to gain intelligence on a flurry of probes linked to campaign finance. He has vigorously denied wrongdoing and planned to address the latest allegations on television Wednesday."

RoadOpinion: Did the Human Rights Campaign Sell Us Out on ENDA and Outsource LGBT Rights?

RoadChicago Pride saw 1 million turn out this past weekend in the first year since IL legalized marriage equality.

RoadThe Cambridges watch Wimbledon, look normal and adorable doing so

RoadIndiana Attorney General tells county clerks not to issue any more gay marriage licenses

RoadThe first same-sex marriages to happen in Boulder, Colorado actually took place almost 40 years ago.

RoadSo-called 'hot felon' Jeremy Meeks signs with a modeling agent while still behind bars. 

RoadSherlock returning for a 4th season.

RoadRumors swirl that Beyonce hinted that Jay Z cheated on her.

RoadHarry Styles shows off his ink while hanging out in Lake Como. 

Road11 major obstacles to full equality still faced by LGBT Americans

Joe RoadPeople names Joe Manganiello hottest bachelor. No one complains. 

RoadChallengers to Wyoming's same-sex marriage ban ask state to declare the ban unconstitutional, citing tidal wave of court cases in favor of marriage equality: "The couples’ papers note that since last June, every state and federal court to consider the issue has ruled in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.  On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the federal government’s discrimination against married same-sex couples violates the federal constitutional requirements of equal protection and due process. Since then, courts in 17 states have struck down state laws prohibiting marriage for same-sex couples or refusing to respect the existing marriages of same-sex couples."

RoadNew music from Imogen Heap coming in August.

RoadRapper who cut off his penis while high on PCP plans to do porn. When asked by TMZ if everything, er, works properly after doctors re-attached his severed penis, the Wu-Tang affiliated rapper said, "Does it work?!? Can Chris Brown dance? Can Kanye West rant? Can Jay Z fight off a trick?" 

RoadApparently, Shia LaBeouf did not enter rehab but is sobering up. 


Dan Savage Joins Condemnation Of Jo Becker's Gay Marriage Book, Protest Planned: VIDEO

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Joining the widespread condemnation of Jo Becker’s book Forcing The Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality, writer and activist Dan Savage called the book “a divisive lie,” a theft, a "bullshit-washing of history" and appalling.

Speaking with HuffPo Live, Savage said:

“The book has been universally condemned by people all across the ideological spectrum in the gay community. You know, when you’ve got Andrew Sullivan, Nathaniel Frank, Chris Geidner, Michelangelo Signorile, John Aravosis, me, all these people in unanimous agreement that this book is a travesty… Andrew said recently on his blog that he’s seen episodes of (anti-gay preacher) Pat Robinson’s The 700 Club that were received better in the gay community than this book.

"Jo Becker claims that this book is a history. It says in the book — she’s backpeddling now — that this is a history of the marriage equality movement. And she describes marriage equality as an issue that had languished in obscurity until 2008 when Chad Griffin, Ted Olson and David Boies decided to do something about it in the wake of the Prop 8 case, and that’s just complete and total bullshit. And they’re being called on it."

Savage goes on to slam Becker for disparaging Freedom to Marry founder and long-time marriage equality activist Evan Wolfson’s 50 state, one-state-at-a-time strategy which has proved very successful. Savage points out that people involved in the Prop 8 case had nothing to do with the Edie Windsor DOMA case which has been much more instrumental in winning marriage equality state-by-state across the nation.

A protest is planned for Jo Becker’s May 2 book signing event at the Book Passage in San Francisco.

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Dan Savage: Phil Robertson's Racism is Much More Offensive Than His Anti-gay Comments - VIDEO

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Dan Savage stopped by Anderson Cooper's CNN show last week to weigh in on the Duck Dynasty controversy and his thoughts on why Phil Robertson isn't getting as much blowback for the racist comments he made in the now-infamous GQ interview as he did for the anti-gay remarks.

Said Savage:

I actually thought what he said about African-Americans in the South under Jim Crow was so much more offensive. At a time when an African-American looked funny at a white person they could be lynched, oddly enough he never heard any of them complaining to him about the circumstances...but this is America and sex is [something] we'd rather be talking about than race or anything else. So the fact that he invoked gay people's rear ends means that's going to be the conversation instead of the really patently offensive, absurdly revisionist things he said about African-Americans."

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