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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #927

DAVE KOZ: Dedicates his new video "This Guy's in Love with You" to marriage equality.

SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS: Cameras mounted on the booster rockets record final launch.

ROBOT MOUTH: Scares me a little.

ERIC BOLLING: FOX News pundit said he could not remember a single terrorist attack under Bush now claims he's a victim of the radical liberal left.

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News: Hegans, Midge Costanza, Alligator, Ted Kennedy, Syracuse

 road Recording artist Dave Koz teams up with Emeril for new show.

 roadSome male vegans want to be called "hegans" because their masculinity is threatened.

Costanza  roadLongtime lesbian politico Midge Costanza dies. As aide to President Jimmy Carter, Costanza handled the first White House meeting with gay leaders. The AP de-gays her obituary. Karen Ocamb has a personal recollection.

 roadBrad Pitt finally talks about his hideous beard.

 roadTea Party figure Dick Armey says slurs used by health care protest teabaggers were "deplorable": "We don't tolerate it...It's not the character of our folks, not the character of the tea party movement."

 roadHarris poll: 24% of Republicans believe Obama is the Antichrist.

 roadEqually Wed: a new same-sex wedding magazine.

 roadJason Derulo working with Madonna.

 roadUK Christians doing all they can to stop same-sex marriage ceremonies from taking place in churches: "They are worried that new laws, part of the Equality Bill, will mean clergy could be be prosecuted if they refuse to carry out the ceremonies. Currently gay partnerships cannot be registered in places of worship. The government has said the ceremonies are voluntary and no-one will be prosecuted for refusing to hold them. However, critics say that the change is another attempt by gay campaigners to elevate civil partnerships to the same status as marriage."

Hardtargets  roadHard Targets: Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes takes a look at a new exhibit on sports at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. Part two.

 roadThe Condomed Crusader?

 roadCondomania: 50 states and 20 cities ranked by penis size.

 roadItalian policemen tell gay bashing victim: "If you had kissed a woman nothing would’ve happened to you."

 roadAlligator found swimming with whales 20 miles out to sea: "Unfortunately, the fate of this mysterious ocean alligator is unknown, since researchers left the scene shortly after snapping a few photographs. 'Considering that we were in an inflatable boat 20 miles offshore, we didn’t want to risk having the gator inadvertently puncture the boat,' said Foley."

 roadBeyonce has a new half-brother.

 roadBritish PM Gordon Brown flustered over question about who he'd go gay for.

 roadKellan Lutz is a mean, Greek running machine.

Kennedy  roadTed Kennedy's son Patrick leaves note on gravesite: "Dad, the unfinished business is done."

 roadPFLAG to honor Liza Minnelli: "Pflag National, a group for parents, families, and supporters of gay people, is naming Liza Minnelli the second recipient of its Straight for Equality in Entertainment Award, which recognizes an ally of gay rights who is not herself gay."

 roadSyracuse University to pay $1000 to gay and lesbian employees using the university's domestic partner health insurance benefits to offset inequality in taxation laws.

 roadBristol, UK to hold first Gay Pride festival: "There are about 40,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who live and work in Bristol, making it one of the largest urban 'LGBT' populations in the UK. Beginning on August 14, a diverse range of events has been lined up across the city including a film festival, club nights, talks, shows and community events. The highlight of Pride Bristol 2010 is Pride Day on Saturday, August 21, when a large free festival will be held in Castle Park in the heart of Bristol."

News: Wimbledon, Dave Koz, Squid, Boulder Hate Crime

road.jpg Possible hate crime in Boulder, Colorado. A woman is assaulted after she tells two men she is gay and not interested in their sexual advances. The woman had offered the men a place to stay for the night. According to 9News in Boulder, "The victim is a student at Naropa University, a fine arts school that advocates peace and kindness."

King_riggsroad.jpg It's about time: Wimbledon to award women the same prize money as men.

road.jpg University of Georgia hockey goalie Joey Fisher comes out of the closet: "His decision was not without trepidation. He had heard homophobic comments in the locker room as his teammates flaunted their machismo. But Fisher clung to a story he had heard years before of former high school football captain Corey Johnson. 'I kept coming up with excuses to not come out. In reality, people are just going to be a lot better about it than anyone really expects,' Fisher said. He decided that he would post on his Facebook profile that he was gay. He figured that a couple people might see it and that it would help him ease out of the closet. In that assumption, he underestimated the power of the Internet."

road.jpg Agreement: Apple and Cisco to share iPhone name.

road.jpg Bobby Trendy weighs in on the debate over who is the father of Anna Nicole's baby: "Hopefully, it's Larry Birkhead's, he looks better than Howard Stern. I think Larry is more attractive. Anna always wanted a blonde hair, blue eyed baby."

Squidroad.jpg Fishermen haul in world's largest squid: "Experts are yet to examine the whopper, but if original estimates are correct it is about 10 metres long and is 150kg heavier than the next biggest specimen ever found. The creature is a colossal squid (scientific name Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) - a very large species that's shorter but much heavier than the better known giant squid. The squid was caught after it was hauled to the surface munching on one of its favourite foods - a Patagonian toothfish the fishermen had hooked on a longline."

road.jpg New Jersey Supreme Court orders schools to protect students from anti-gay harassment. Chief Justice: "Students in the classroom are entitled to no less protection from the unlawful discrimination and harassment than their adult counterparts in the workplace."

road.jpg Straight man becomes shooting target after gay man suspects he and his boyfriend are more than just friends.

road.jpg AfterElton hits up jazz musician Dave Koz for a chat about his new CD At the Movies. Koz uses snippets of dialogue from the film on the CD: "I always thought that this album should start by placing the listener in a movie theater. So the idea was: Let's start with 'Over the Rainbow'; let's use a little snippet of Judy Garland from The Wizard of Oz. Then it will start with that very old-sounding, crackly, mono sound to this beautiful open image with the orchestra coming in.Well, that was an idea; little did I know that we could actually make it a reality, and it was much to my surprise that we were able to get the rights for a fraction of what I thought it was going to cost to use that."

road.jpg David Beckham apparently enjoys humping his teammates.

road.jpg World's worst nightmare: growing up gay in a household that revolves around fundamentalist religion.


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