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Vine Kiss Prankster Owned By John Stamos: WATCH

JohnStamosKissWe've seen John Stamos cuddle with Bob Saget, and we've seen his kisses auctioned off for a good cause, but now it seems like the former "Full House" hunk just genuinely loves kissing men (or at least pulling off a good prank). Vine superstar Jerome Jarre has become most famous for unexpectedly smooching other people and seeing how they react. A recent attempt, however, left the shocked Jarre with a mouthful of Stamos and a lot of unwarranted anti-gay backlash.

Gay.net reports:

Jarre posted the video to his 6.1 million followers on Vine with the tongue in cheek (pun intended) caption: “KISSPRANK BACKFIRED - CHILDHOOD RUINED - #FULLHOUSE #FULLMOUTH w/ John Stamos.”

He expected the same light, fun comments he usually gets on videos. Instead, his comment feed was littered with homophobic statements. “Gay. Unfollowed,” reads one. “God made Adam and Even not Adam and Steve,” reads another.

"I am receiving death threats now, but I would not delete this Vine for anything in the world," Jarre told Mashable in an interview.

Rather than give into the gay panic, Jarre opted to create a new video, revealing he has a "beautiful girlfriend" and then smooching fellow Vine user Nicholas Megalis. The best part? Megalis is done up in some particularly unconvincing drag.

"I'm sick of seeing kids being bullied for living their lives. Ignorance is so dangerous," Megalis told Mashable. "And as someone who makes things, it is my job to make something I actually believe in. And I believe in this. Gay, straight, alien. Doesn't mean shit. Love is love is love."

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NEWS: Democrats Debate, John Stamos Kisses, Atheists Unite, James Cameron Dives

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Towleroad-roadicon As Democratic leaders discuss adding marriage equality to the party agenda, tensions develop behind the scenes:

... sources told The Huffington Post that the DNC has been asking advocates for patience, worried that more sweeping platform language would put the president in an awkward bind.

"The DNC folks -- their political shop -- have been calling people and really pressuring them," said Paul Yandura, a political and fundraising strategist at the firm Scott+Yandura who led gay and lesbian outreach on both Bill Clinton and Al Gore's presidential campaigns. "Look, I'm not going to claim that they're pressuring them not to be for it, but this 'let's wait' thing is always what happens in politics -- let's wait so they can find a way to slow this down and maybe get a good reason not to do it."

"But that doesn't mean that activists and other people have to wait and see," Yandura added. "I think that we have to keep up the pressure."

Melanie Roussell, a spokesperson for the DNC, did not directly refute Yandura's assertion. Instead, she emphasized the party's commitment to equality and inclusion, with respect to both LGBT Americans and the platform process.

"The President and the Party are committed to crafting a platform that reflects our values and a belief that this is a nation in which everyone deserves a fair shot and hard work is rewarded," she wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. “The time will come to consider the content of the platform but not a single platform committee member has been chosen and the process has yet to begin."

Towleroad-roadicon Last week, Andy reported on an imminent pro-marriage rally in Cleveland; the brain-child of 17-year-old Adam Hoover. The rally's over, and it looks like it was a smash -- but Hoover's disconcertingly absent from the press coverage. Give the guy some credit!

Towleroad-roadicon Cuddling with full-grown lions atop a car painted like a zebra: Why not? 

IMG091-1024x768 Towleroad-roadicon The Reason Rally: More than 10,000 nonbelievers gathered Saturday on the National Mall:

The Reason Rally, sponsored by 20 atheist, secular and humanist groups, was billed as a “coming-out” party in the heart of Washington for a segment of the American population that is growing faster than any religious group.

“There are too many people in this country who have been cowed into fear of coming out as atheists, secularists or agnostics,” said the event’s star turn, Richard Dawkins, the British scientist and best-selling atheist author.

“We are far more numerous than anybody realizes."

Towleroad-roadicon The next morning, Dawkins turned up on Up! w/ Chris Hayes to chat with Jamila Bey, Steve Pinker, et. al. Watch the discussion here.

Towleroad-roadicon Salman Rushdie: Socialite.

Towleroad-roadicon Christiana, Denmark's most famous hippie enclave, could be shut down by the man.

Towleroad-roadicon It is mathematically improbable that Rick Santorum will be the Republican nominee for the American presidency.

Towleroad-roadicon Sometime in the last week, people began tweeting things hashtagged "#tomyunbornchild." The tweeters don't want gay kids.

Towleroad-roadicon As I type these words, James Cameron is the deepest man alive:

The director ... used a specially designed submarine called "Deepsea Challenger" to dive nearly seven miles. He completed his deep dive a little before 8 a.m. Monday local time, according to Stephanie Montgomery of the National Geographic Society.

"All systems OK," were Cameron's first words, according to a statement. He arrived at a depth of 35,756 feet early Sunday evening on the U.S. East Coast.

Towleroad-roadicon OutQ News interviewed veeps at the GLAAD Media Awards last night ...

Towleroad-roadicon ... where John Stamos auctioned off a rather enthusiastic gay kiss. Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...

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The John Stamos Guide to Cuddling: VIDEO

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John Stamos on the art of being a cuddle monster. With some Saget-panic thrown in.

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News: Bob Fosse, Ghana, Oslo's Heartbreak, The Avengers

Commodore  road Dollars and sense: New York businesses are looking forward to making some gay dough once marriage equality becomes legal tomorrow, but what about same-sex couples? Are they going to gain or lose?

 road John Stamos on his Hairspray character, Corny Collins: "Kind of like a straight Ryan Seacrest."

 road Bob Fosse meets Michael Jackson and Bille Jean, finally.

 road Remember when we thought the Commodore 64 was the ultimate in technology? Now we're all like, "What's a keyboard?"

 road Correctional officers contradict claims that Brandon McInerney, accused of killing gay classmate Lawrence King, prescribes to white supremacist politics.

 road Am I the only person absolutely thrilled to see Sarah Michelle Gellar back on television, right where she belongs?

 road Amy Winehouse's last time on stage. RIP.

Garfieldspiderman  road Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield wore a far less form-fitting costume at Comic-Con in San Diego. I have clearly decided to depict him in a more revealing version.

 road Ghana human rights group on resurrection of that nation's anti-gay legislation: "It is promoting hatred - and it's creating a divided society where gay people will be antagonised or attacked or blackmailed... When a minister of state and government starts relating such messages it can't help society."

 road The Avengers' heroes disassembled.

 road Questions about when same-sex couples with children decide to get married: "Marrying when you already have children scrambles the traditional order of things, giving deeper meaning to some parts of the process, and raising questions about the significance of others. What does marriage change when you have been together for so many years? What does marriage mean when you have already signed piles of legal documents that declare yourselves each other’s health care proxies, and heirs and guardians of your children?"

 road Two gay men injured during a "bar check" in Fort Worth, Texas,  have settled with the city: "The state agreed to pay $210,000 to Chad Gibson, who suffered a head injury, and $15,000 to George Armstrong, who suffered a torn rotator cuff, during their arrests at the Rainbow Lounge in June 2009. As part of the settlement, the men agreed not to sue the agency. In an earlier settlement with the city of Fort Worth, Gibson was awarded $400,000 and Armstrong $40,000."

 road Oslo attacks more horrific than we thought: Officials originally reported only about ten people were killed during yesterday's attack on a Norwegian youth camp. As the investigation progressed, however, they have now raised that total to 85 victims. Just terrible.

 road Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon has been accused of an "aggressive, unwanted sexual encounter" with a young woman. This comes after Wu has been accused of "erratic" behavior with both staff and constituents, including circulating pictures of himself dressed as a tiger, which is tame compared to some other Congressmen's virtual exchanges.

Farinelli  road Dan Parent, creator of Archie Comics' resident gay, Kevin Keller, explains how the groundbreaking character came to be: "The whole Kevin thing came up pretty organically. I had an idea in the back of my head about Veronica chasing the 'unobtainable' guy. In her case, a gay guy. And the humor would stem in everybody knowing it except Veronica."

 road Just one? "There was at least one downside to Farinelli's castration. The operation may have preserved the 18th-century singer's treble voice into adulthood, making him a musical legend, but it also condemned him to a skull deformity that may have affected his mind."

 road This is great news: "On Friday, the Miami-Dade Public School District ammended the language of its anti-bullying and harassment policy to explicitly include unwanted harm against any student or teacher based on “sexual orientation and gender identity."


News: Edible Martini, Prince Harry, Food War, Goldfrapp, Alzheimer's

road.jpg Illinois state senator Dave Koehler proposes legislation legalizing civil unions in that state. Koehler: "This is going to be controversial because people are going to try to get all other kinds of issues about the morality of being gay. I hope that can stay to the sideline, because that's not the full intent of this bill. This bill is merely to recognize there are long-term committed relationships that right now do not have the law behind them."

Martiniroad.jpg Meet the edible martini: looking pretty good about now.

road.jpg The History of War told through food, quite literally.

road.jpg Britain's defense chief pulls Prince Harry from duty in Afghanistan saying media coverage puts him and his fellow soldiers at risk: "Air Chief Marshal Jock Stirrup, chief of the Defense Staff, said he decided to withdraw the prince after senior commanders assessed the risks, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. Harry, third in line to the British throne, has been serving on the front line with an army unit in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province since mid-December. He was originally due to return to Britain within weeks, but 'the situation has now clearly changed,' the statement said."

road.jpg David Beckham hits South Korea to show off a shiny new phone.

Stamosroad.jpg John Stamos takes a kayak break in Hawaii.

road.jpg UPenn students urge university to examine how FDA's ban on blood donation from gay men conflicts with the school's anti-discrimination policies: "Despite a national blood shortage, millions are prohibited from donating by the Federal Drug Administration's lifetime ban on men who have had sex with men (MSM) since 1977. The FDA argues that this type of sexual activity puts them at a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases that could be then transmitted through blood transfusions. After a controversial, lengthy debate, the Blood Donor Discrimination Proposal passed by a margin of 17 to 9 with three abstentions, College senior and UA chairman Jason Karsh said. When Lambda Alliance first raised the blood policy issue at a University Council meeting last March, the UC never followed up, said Wharton and College junior, UA member and DP columnist Lisa Zhu, who coauthored the proposal on behalf of the UA. The proposal is an attempt to revive the University-wide debate and "pressure the administration to reevaluate their stance," said Karsh."

Danb_gillespie_sellsroad.jpg The Feeling's Dan Gillespie-Sells covers the new issue of Attitude.

road.jpg A look at the new Goldfrapp album, Seventh Tree.

road.jpg LGBT Latinos unify in support of Obama.

road.jpg Janet Jackson hopes her drag queen kicks Madonna's drag queen's ass.

road.jpg More rumors surface about Florida Governor Charlie Crist's sexuality: "I just wish he would come out and admit it. That would be a great thing if he did."

road.jpg Anti-gay marriage group in Iowa which staged demonstration at the Supreme Court accuses lawmakers of holding up proposed amendment banning gay marriage: "Several legislative leaders quickly denounced the group's claims, calling their tactics hateful. 'I have a problem when people say, 'We are good, they are evil,' House Majority Speaker Pat Murphy, a Dubuque Democrat, said in response to the group. 'The bottom line is, I believe that every person should be treated with dignity and respect in this state.'"

road.jpg Could Alzheimer's Disease be cured with a 'reset button' for the brain?


News: John Stamos, AIDS and HIV, Megan Mullally, Jerusalem

road.jpg The state of the AIDS epidemic is currently getting worked over in the blogs. Andrew Sullivan, who reiterated his theory in a recent issue of The Stranger that 1996 was the end of AIDS, has inspired a strong reaction from Gabriel Rotello responding to Sullivan's claims in The Huffington Post. Sullivan, in turn, has fired off another reply.

Michaelroad.jpg Producer of new Stephen Fry documentary called HIV and Me says that interviewee George Michael won't get tested: "George says he does not believe in tests. He says he finds the wait for results too harrowing and that he hasn’t had a test since at least 2004 due to his fears it might be positive."

road.jpg CNN opinion poll reveals shifting attitudes about the nature of homosexuality: "Fifty-six percent of about 515 poll respondents said they do not believe sexual orientation can be changed. In 2001, 45 percent of those responding to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll held that belief. In 1998, according to a CNN/Time poll, the number was 36 percent. In addition, 42 percent of respondents to the current poll said they believe homosexuality results from upbringing and environment, while 39 percent said they believe it is something a person is born with -- a close division that reflects the national debate over the issue. However, those numbers are greatly changed from the 1970s and '80s, in which fewer than 20 percent of Americans said a person is born homosexual. In a 1977 poll, the number was 13 percent." Another new poll reveals that young Americans are leaning left...

road.jpg Megan Mullally will play the role popularized by Madeline Kahn in the new Mel Brooks stage musical Young Frankenstein to open on Broadway this fall.

road.jpg Protests by ultra-orthodox Haredi jews against this year's gay pride in Jerusalem cost the city $100,000. city council member Saar Netanel: "It is impossible that tax payers in Jerusalem bare the brunt of the illegal protests carried out by the haredim. It is obviously legal to protest against the gay pride parade, but damaging municipal property is violent and illegal."

road.jpg John Stamos in drunken Aussie talk show appearance?

Artroad.jpg Paris Hilton's jailhouse scrawl.

road.jpg NPR: Wealthy gay donors a new force in politics. Patrick Guerriero, former head of the Log Cabin Republicans and now mogul-turned-philanthropist Tim Gill's political director: "I think what folks like Tim Gill are trying to do is to basically level the playing field. I think a lot of folks who believe in basic equality were caught blindsided when the issue of marriage equality was used as a wedge issue in elections around the 2004 cycle. And what happened was a lot of really decent, fair-minded legislators were thrown out of office based on those issues."

road.jpg OUT magazine is looking for nominations for this year's "Out 100".

road.jpg Summer drinks: imbibe.


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