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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #118

LETTERMAN TOP 10: To coincide with the White House Correspondents Dinner, David Letterman presents the Top 10 moments of George W. Bush.

ROSS THE INTERN: A newly svelte Ross visits the Country Music Awards.

JAKE GYLLENHAAL: Presents an award to Jennifer Aniston at the recent GLAAD awards in L.A.

JASON LEWIS: Demonstrates how to melt chocolate.

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News: Day of Silence, Bald Eagle, Simon Cowell, Colorado

road.jpg The Colorado Senate approved legislation protecting gays and lesbians from workplace discrimination on a 20-15 party-line vote Monday. This is the fifth straight year lawmakers have attempted to extend the protections: "The measure has been vetoed by former Republican Gov. Bill Owens or has died in GOP-controlled committees. This time, Democrats hope they have an ally in Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter."

Baldeagleroad.jpg Bald Eagle to be de-listed from the federal list of threatened and endangered species in June: "Environmentalists and scientists widely support the move because of the species' success since a 1972 ban on the pesticide DDT and since it was protected by the Endangered Species Act in 1978. Still, many eagle experts are worried, warning that the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the law that will protect bald eagles after delisting, does not adequately shield the nesting trees and feeding perches eagles depend on."

road.jpg Climate change and New York City, a forecast: "It’s really the prospect of the unraveling of many things as we know them. I don’t think we’re going to know until it happens. But the point of no return is actually way before the actual event."

070412_red_square_01road.jpg Death of a star: nebula spotted with "near-perfect symmetry".

road.jpg Gay Boston Catholics faced with no mass as Jesuits say they'll shut down the church. Worshiper: "I, and my friends, while not surprised, were saddened. This comes after a few years of rough times for gay Catholics, with Vatican and local episcopal declarations that have not been so friendly. I don't know what will be the future of gay ministry."

road.jpg Andrew Embiricos, New York socialite and descendant of the Prophet Muhammed, making name for himself in amateur gay porn videos.

road.jpg Simon Cowell criticized for rolling eyes after Chris Richardson's Virginia Tech comments. Cowell says, "I wasn't listening. I'm horrified."

Shhhroad.jpg Shhh! Those voices that you don't hear are the sounds of thousands of students across America: "Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence, a national youth movement protesting the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies in schools. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by harassment, prejudice, and discrimination. I believe that ending the silence is the first step toward fighting these injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today. What are you going to do to end the silence?"

road.jpg Brothers and Sisters's Jason Lewis hawks chocolates half-naked.

road.jpg UK group awarded grant to produce series of films on homophobic bullying in Britain's rural areas: "We've wanted to set up this project for a long time and now we can really get going with this funding. There are so many homosexual youngsters in rural areas across the country but many feel they're the only one. They are usually being bullied in school for being different because teenagers are trying their best to fit in."

road.jpg AfterElton dishes gossip from the GLAAD awards.

Towleroad Guide to the Tube: #116

BROTHERS & SISTERS: Dealing with coming out of the closet.

HIT RECORD: A short film by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

MORE CHRIS CROCKER: What's wrong with showin' a little leg? (via slog)

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News: Posh Spice, Jason Lewis, Houston Pride, Baghdad Blood

road.jpg Catholic Bishop in Piedras Negras, Mexico calls recent legislation legalizing same-sex unions in the state of Coahuila "an attack on the institution of marriage."

road.jpg Two of Saddam Hussein's aides have been hanged in Baghdad.

Beckhamvictoria_1road.jpg Victoria Beckham and her nipples arrive in L.A., inspiring attention from the locals.

road.jpg Police officer in Corvallis, Oregon tasers man during traffic violation pick-up: "Rodney Quinn, 49, was pulled over at NW Jackson Avenue and NW 10th Street after committing several traffic violations in his pickup truck, police said. According to police, Quinn crawled out of his pickup window and yelled, 'Are you a homosexual?' and other statements at the officer who pulled him over. Quinn didn’t respond to orders from police to stay back and continued to approach the officer, police and witnesses said. Authorities said the officer defended himself by using a Taser gun on Quinn."

road.jpg Setting Rosie O'Donnell aside for a moment, Donald Trump weighed in over the weekend on a couple of political figures. The New York Daily News reports on some comments he made to Sean Hannity about Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: "[Americans] want someone that knows how to negotiate, that knows the art of the deal. In all fairness, I see Condoleezza Rice - she goes on a plane, she gets off a plane, she waves, she goes there to meet some dictator. ... They talk, she leaves, she waves, the plane takes off. Nothing happens, it's a joke, nothing ever happens. I think she's a very nice woman, but I don't want a nice woman. I want someone that's not necessarily nice." On another note, Trump said of Hillary Clinton: "She is a very capable woman. She has done an amazing job as a senator of New York."

Jasonlewisroad.jpg Sex and the City's 'Absolut Hunk' Jason Lewis, who has just started a seven-episode stint as Matthew Rhys' love interest on Brothers & Sisters, tells Extra that having to kiss a man on screen was "scary".

road.jpg Tim Gunn in, Queer Eye out at Bravo. Gunn: "I'm practically delirious that Bravo has given me this incredible opportunity and together, we vow to redefine 'makeovers.' This series aims to be one-part education and two-parts fun, and you'll see me being a fashion therapist, not a svengali."

road.jpg Houston considering moving gay pride parade out of gay Montrose neighborhood. Activist Ray Hill: "I mean, there's queer blood on most of these . There's lesbian blood on some of them. ... We may not all live here anymore, but this is where we built a community. And we built a community because we cared for one another."

road.jpg Madonna threatened in high-speed Fifth Avenue car chase.

News: Manhunt Con, Jason Lewis, Kathy Griffin, Fantastic Four

road.jpg Gay Boston doctor stung by Manhunt con as internet date cons him out of tens of thousands of dollars: "Kalinowski said he discovered after their relationship ended last year that nothing Hildreth said was true. But that's what he does, says Kalinowski, Hildreth tells people what they want to hear in order to get what he wants, and what he wants more than anything is money. Lots and lots of money. But he has a history of doing it illegally."

Absoluthunkroad.jpg Absolut hunk Jason Lewis cast as Matthew Rhys' new love interest on Brothers & Sisters.

road.jpg I've received a couple emails about a post over on Brat Boy Bulletin that I am going back to Genre magazine. This is most definitely not true, and the press release posted there is from 2001.

road.jpg Gay porn actor Timothy Boham killed gay Denver businessman John Kelso in struggle over safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars: "Boham was "upset" when he visited his sister after the shooting, according to the police affidavit. He allegedly told her that Kelso had a safe in his home containing between $100,000 and $400,000. 'Kelso would not open the safe, and he and Timothy struggled for a bit,' Denver Police Lt. J.W. Priest wrote in the arrest warrant application. 'During this altercation, Timothy shot Kelso.' Katherine Boham also told police that her brother said he tried to clean up the scene before fleeing with the safe."

road.jpg Gay clubber dies after taking GHB in London.

Ffroad.jpg Fantastic Four 2 to feature FantastiCar. And might I say, Chris Evans is looking fantastic in that outfit.

road.jpg Plane carrying comedienne Kathy Griffin makes emergency return to Burbank airport after turbulence, fire.

road.jpg Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to release record: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling".


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