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John Waters Talks to the NYT About Hitchhiking Across the Country: VIDEO

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John Waters spoke with the New York Times about his new book Carsick, full of embellished tales about a real-life adventure he took recently hitchhiking across the country.

J_waters"Something could have happened but I'm not scared of people. Staying home is scary!"

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Carsick is one of the books we'll be giving away all summer to Towleroad readers who are visiting Provincetown and sign up for our POP-UP GAY SUMMER CAMP.

Tonight we'll be drawing the lucky winner of Platinum Passes for 4th of July week at the Crown & Anchor so if you're going to be there next week and haven't signed up, get to it!

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John Waters Talks to Stephen Colbert About Hitchhiking Across America: VIDEO

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Film director John Waters (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) has a new book out called Carsick about hitchhiking across America, which, he tells Stephen Colbert, is something everyone should do.

"It's an adventure, it's a reality show, it's a soap opera, and you'll meet new people. You don't need to go on dating sites, just go hitchhiking."

You might even "have sex in a demolition derby in a car in the race."

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RuPaul Drives John Waters…Part 2! – VIDEO

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Turns out there was so much good banter between these two divas that a second video was in order.

Find out Waters thoughts on the future of gay bars, Broadway, and getting mistaken for Steve Buscemi.

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RuPaul Drives John Waters: VIDEO

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RuPaul drives film legend John Waters in the latest episode of his automotive interview series.

Waters recently hitchhiked across the country (looking for perverts). He wrote a book about it that's coming out sometime in the future. Ru and Waters talk about his films, his casting, the movies he loves now, his favorite television shows, childhood's blown illusions, how kids rebel today, being an outsider, show business, and rejection.

"A no is free. It doesn’t cost you anything to ask for what you want.”

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News: Walmart Madness, Morsi, Pot Plant, 'Downton'

1NewsIcon Egyptians are protesting across the country after President Mohamed Morsi elevated himself to the top of the governmental chain in a "constitutional coup" to take care of "weevils" he claims are corrupting the nation. Opponent and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei said "Morsi today usurped all state powers and appointed himself Egypt's new pharaoh. A major blow to the revolution that could have dire consequences."

MikeRowe1NewsIcon Discovery pulled the plug on Dirty Jobs, leaving dreamy host Mike Rowe in a lurch.

1NewsIcon British radio host Rubina Nasir has been fined for saying gay people are "evil" and deserve to be beaten. "What should be done if they do [practice homosexuality]? If there are two such persons among you, that do this evil, the shameful act, what do you have to do? Torture them; punish them; beat them and give them mental torture," she said, citing the Quran as her source.

1NewsIcon Argentine politician Gabriela Cerruti is being called a "drug pusher" after posting a picture of a pot plant on her Twitter as a means of starting a conversation about decriminalizing marijuana. The pot plant was a gift from gay activist Alex Freyrem.

1NewsIcon Bad lesson: "On Monday, 62 per cent of Alberta school boards voted against adopting a sexual minorities policy at the Alberta School Boards Association conference. Both the Calgary Catholic School District and the Calgary Board of Education voted against, and they were joined by 37 other school boards."

On Monday, 62 per cent of Alberta school boards voted against adopting a sexual minorities policy at the Alberta School Boards Association conference.

Both the Calgary Catholic School District and the Calgary Board of Education voted against, and they were joined by 37 other school boards.

The view of many in the majority, according to various officials, is that individual groups shouldn’t be singled out, and that school board policies cover all variety of discrimination and harassment.



Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/School+boards+reject+separate+policy+sexual+minorities/7597793/story.html#ixzz2D4y52Ajy

On Monday, 62 per cent of Alberta school boards voted against adopting a sexual minorities policy at the Alberta School Boards Association conference.

Both the Calgary Catholic School District and the Calgary Board of Education voted against, and they were joined by 37 other school boards.

The view of many in the majority, according to various officials, is that individual groups shouldn’t be singled out, and that school board policies cover all variety of discrimination and harassment.



Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/School+boards+reject+separate+policy+sexual+minorities/7597793/story.html#ixzz2D4y52Ajy

1NewsIcon After a tumultuous few weeks (to say the least), Chevy Chase is leaving NBC's Community.

Far-from-the-tree_original1NewsIcon Gay author Andrew Solomon discussed his new book, Far from the Tree, a rumination on the varied effects of biological differences of all kind, including homosexuality and deafness, with NPR: "I had felt very lonely, in some ways, in dealing with being gay, and then all of a sudden I discovered that I had something in common with all of these other people. And I felt all of them seemed to be lonely in their particular identities, and I thought, I wonder whether I can possibly describe what it was like to have to go through my experience and what our experiences have in common.

1NewsIcon Now that they were finally able to return to Sandy-ravaged Fire Island, residents vow to rebuild.

1NewsIcon California Gov. Jerry Brown made history by appointing Jim Hume as the state's first openly gay appellate justice.

1NewsIcon Another burning, itching question for the GOP: "Are Republican immigration reform opponents losing clout?"

1NewsIcon The Republican Party's conservatism is too single-minded for many Latino voters.

1NewsIcon John Waters say save The Roxie.

1NewsIcon "The Beautiful Ones."

1NewsIcon Want to be punched in the face for 25% off? Go to any number of Walmart locations, where riots, would-be shootings and other bedlam have been happening since Black Friday began this morning.

Dowager21NewsIcon The Dowager Countess will spit wit for at least one more season: Downton Abbey has been renewed for a fourth go-round.

1NewsIcon The Obama campaign's couture collaboration with fashion big-wigs paid off: "While President Barack Obama's re-election campaign took heat for launching a high-fashion clothing line as a fundraising tool earlier this year, it turns out the move may not have been such a far-fetched idea. The Obama team's campaign manager, Jim Messina, recently said the line ultimately brought in 'just north of $40 million' –a notable chunk of the more than $644 million raised by the campaign."

1NewsIcon Remember when Paris Hilton met Dame Judi Dench? 2006 was a wild, wild year.


John Waters Supports SF's Roxie Theater, The USA's Oldest Running Cinema and Public Wanking Haven: VIDEO

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Filmmaker John Waters appears in a Kickstarter video to save San Francisco's Roxie Theater, the USA's oldest continuously running cinema, which says it needs support to become a sustainable non-profit.

Says Waters: ""On a slow night, if few people are there, you can masturbate in the theater! Or better yet, have sex with a fellow ticket-buyer on a really good night there! Afterwards, you can have a drink in one of the many alarming bars of this neighborhood...If you don't give them money, you're an assh*le, plain and simple."

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And here's the Kickstarter page for you non-assh*les.

Writes the theater:

The Roxie has remained true to its mission to promote and support truly independent film / filmmakers and programming that would likely never be presented at more mainstream, profit-based venues. That’s right, the Roxie continues to stay rooted in a commitment to taking risks with non-traditional and experimental films – works that are critical to challenging the status quo and inspiring viewers. Films have become one of the most important and effective sources for presenting stories that need to be told and communities that need to be recognized.

(via louis virtel at afterelton)

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