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road.jpg Ron Reagan endorses Obama.

Reynoldsroad.jpg Ryan Reynolds beefs up the NYC marathon.

road.jpg Two Swedish women married in India: "The young women, Sara and Sandra had been living together in India's national capital, New Delhi for past one year and 'solemnized' their marriage according to the Vedic rites and rituals. The newly married couple said that they were extremely happy to get married in the city of Taj Mahal, the monument of love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World."

road.jpg Lesbian engagement on All My Children: "That day, I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you. And I knew that I wanted to have a home with you and Miranda, and a future together. And so today, I am asking you my beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Bianca... will you marry me?"

road.jpg Will & Grace creator Max Mutchnick marries.

Levineroad.jpg Harrison Ford dressed as a peapod for Halloween while Maroon 5's Adam Levine took a sexier route.

road.jpg Hawaii verifies Obama birth certificate.

road.jpg New play about gay Iranian teens executed in 2005 to open in Chicago: " The play tells the story of two boys coming of age, and struggling with their identities as Arab Iranians, and as typical teenagers longing to discover their place in the world. Ayaz Marhouni and Mahmoud Asgari, the two fifteen year old boys who may have been gay or may have been experimenting with their sexuality – like many teenagers do, get caught in a compromised position, publicly humiliated and tried in the Iranian legal system."

road.jpg New York voters targeted with robocalls claiming to be Gay City News with an endorsement for the Democratic candidate in certain districts.

Saopauloroad.jpg Students kiss for gay rights in Sao Paulo.

road.jpg North Carolina Democrat Kay Hagan is suing Elizabeth Dole for defamation over her "Godless" attack ad.

road.jpg New McCain Keating 5 revelations on investigations on alleged leaks by the Senator: "All five senators--including McCain--had testified under oath and under the U.S. penal code that the leaks did not come from their camps. The leaks were also prohibited by rules of the Senate Ethics Committee; according to the rules of the Senate, anyone caught leaking such information could face expulsion from the body. These, then, were not the usual Washington disclosures: Discovered, they could have stopped the career of any Washington politician in his tracks."

road.jpg Boy gunned down while trick-or-treating: "An ex-convict who thought he was being robbed gunned down a 12-year-old trick-or-treater, spraying nearly 30 rounds with an assault rifle from inside his home after hearing a knock on the door, police said Saturday."

Tomoffinlandroad.jpg Tom of Finland retrospective opens in Liverpool.

road.jpg Joaquin Phoenix says good-bye to acting .

road.jpg Homophobic attacks on the rise in Scotland.

road.jpg Netherlands: Cannabis being laced with Viagra.

road.jpg Straight man bringing discrimination suit against employer over "gay taunts" from colleagues who suggested he was gay because he lives in Brighton: "Stephen English, who is heterosexual, says he was called a 'faggot' and 'Mr Franglais' by fellow members of staff at the blind and awning firm where he worked. He alleges that the barbs began after a sales manager discovered that he went to boarding school and now lived in the Sussex seaside town, which has a large gay population. Mr English, who has been married for 20 years and has three teenage children, decided to take legal action after his attendance at Brighton's Gay Pride parade wearing "skin-tight Lycra cycling shorts" was mentioned in the Thomas Sanderson Blinds in-house magazine."

NC Democrat Kay Hagan Fires Back at Dole's 'Godless' Attack Ad


Yesterday, I posted Elizabeth Dole's "Godless" attack ad on Democratic opponent Kay Hagan's religious beliefs. I've posted it again AFTER THE JUMP, along with Hagan's blistering response.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #383

PROMISE: Elizabeth Dole's disgusting attack ad on Democrat Kay Hagan.

WOLF BLITZER: Does McCain need an assist from bin Laden to win the election?

HILARY ROSEN: Frames the 'Prop 8' debate on CNN.

MILK: Castro in the Streets covers the Milk premiere.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #328

DO NOT PASS GO: Brave New Films says send Karl Rove to jail.

PICKLE: Watch Grandpa John demonstrate the power of Christianity by electrocuting a pickle in a sling. Seriously.

ELIZABETH DOLE: Was Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person" on Wednesday for her attempt to add Jesse Helms to the Hyde-Lantos AIDS bill.

DAVID REMNICK: The editor of The New Yorker talks to Charlie Rose about the controversial Obama cover.

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Elizabeth Dole Wants to Improve Jesse Helms' AIDS Record Posthumously

Via Atomic Gay Wonk comes word that North Carolina GOP Senator Elizabeth Dole wants to change the name of an AIDS bill before the Senate, adding homophobic AIDS-enabler Jesse Helms to that of former Reps. Henry Hyde and Tom Lantos:

Helms_dole"Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) yesterday introduced an amendment that would have added the name of Jesse Helms to the title of the HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria bill that is before the Senate...The name of the Act proposed in S. 2731 is "Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008". The Act would be named after former Reps. Tom Lantos (D-CA-12) and Henry Hyde (R-IL-06), who worked together in their last years in Congress to achieve bipartisan support for federal funding for the fight against these diseases."

The language was as follows: "SA 5074. Mrs. DOLE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 2731, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2009 through 2013 to provide assistance to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows: On page 1, line 5, strike 'and Henry J. Hyde" and insert ', Henry J. Hyde, and Jesse Helms'."

(via Joe.My.God)

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Poll Shows Gay Candidate Jim Neal Strong in NC Senate Race


In a Survey USA poll released yesterday, Jim Neal and Kay Hagan are shown to be neck-and-neck (with approx. 20% of the vote each) in a race to oppose Republican Elizabeth Dole for her U.S. Senate seat in November. Three other candidates remain far behind. 45% of those polled, however, remain undecided.

HaganSaid Neal in a statement: "This proves that grassroots politics works and people power trumps the power of money. Despite being outspent two to one, our message is getting through. The average contribution to our campaign is $80, and I am honored that thousands of North Carolinians are putting their hard-earned money behind us. I will continue reaching out to people across the state, listening to their concerns, and learning from their ideas so we can have a government that works for all the people."

According to SurveyUSA, "2,100 state of NC adults were interviewed 04/05/08 through 04/07/08. Of them, 1,824 were registered to vote. Of them, 725 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the Democratic Primary."

Pam Spaulding writes that Neal's competitor, Democratic State Senator Kay Hagan, who was recruited by Chuck Schumer and the DSCC, has refused to answer basic questions about LGBT legislation.

AmericaBlog endorsed Neal on Monday and Neal posted a video on their site to introduce himself to their readers. You can view it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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