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News: Scissor Sisters, Chick-Fil-A's Gain, Mourdock, 'Cabaret'

1NewsIconThis is awesome: Catholics for Marriage Equality in Maine are running an ad this Sunday in which the coalition celebrates same-sex marriage. Over 100 Catholics are attaching their name to the missive.

Diebold1NewsIcon From Christian Science Monitor: "In four battleground states, glitches in electronic-voting machines could produce erroneous tallies that would be difficult to detect and potentially impossible to correct..."

1NewsIcon Scissor Sisters are taking an "indefinite hiatus," but lead singer Jake Shears insists they're not breaking up.

1NewsIcon Katy Perry wears her vote on her stomach.

1NewsIcon The College Board reports that college now costs, on average, $17,860 a year.

1NewsIcon Richard Mourdock stands by his remarks about rape victims not getting abortions because any pregnancy is "something God intended to happen". Though he says he "did not intend to suggest that God wants rape," "I would be less than faithful if I said anything other than life is precious, I believe it's a gift from god".

1NewsIcon Meanwhile, Obama is keeping up his attacks on Romney's connection to Mourdock.

1NewsIcon Marriage equality got a shout-out at Anne Hathaway and her talents pals' Cabaret celebration at Joe's Pub last night: "In deference to New York’s gay marriage law, Hathaway added that she and [Audra] McDonald had decided to sing [the song "Married"] lovingly to each other. In one of the show’s emotional highlights, they were joined by duets between [Eddie] Redmayne and [Bryce] Pinkham, and [Linda] Lavin and [Harvey] Fierstein."

DraperHawaii1NewsIcon Don and Megan take Hawaii.

1NewsIcon Former minor league baseball pitcher John Dillinger discusses coming out: "I felt like it was time and I wasn’t afraid of the unknown any more. I felt like people needed to know."

1NewsIcon Inside Prof. James Franco's thought process.

1NewsIcon Stacy Keibler thinks George Clooney is good at everything ever, which may be true.

1NewsIcon The CW is getting relatively high-brow with a show about Mary, Queen of Scots.

1NewsIcon Here's how Jessica Simpson reportedly reacted to an unconfirmed report that father Joe Simpson came out of the closet: "Jessica’s been trying to process the information slowly, but she’s having difficulty dealing with it... Despite that, she’s going to stand by him and support his decision."

1NewsIcon Joe Simpson is denying the rumors, though.

1NewsIcon "Guns, climate, gays missing in presidential race"

1NewsIcon Chick-fil-A may be benefiting from CEO Dan Cathy's anti-gay politics. From ABC News: "The number of people who said they visited Chick-fil-A in the "past month" increased 2.2 percent, according to a third quarter study by chain restaurant market research firm Sandelman & Associates' Quick-Track study. The research firm conducts research for all major fast-food chains in U.S. media markets."

Embryo1NewsIcon One has to wonder how the right will respond to this: "Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies from inheriting certain rare incurable diseases."

1NewsIcon Equality California has finally wrapped up its year-long search for a permanent executive director and today announced John O’Connor will take the slot vacated by Roland Palencia.

1NewsIcon Timothy Kurek, the man who pretended to be gay to learn more about his own homophobic attitudes, writes about his experience for Salon: "I found myself regularly going to a karaoke night, and so many gay people attended, we called it 'Lesbaoke.' At first it made me uncomfortable, but over time I found in that place a new home, where everyone was the epitome of loving, and where the judgmental voice inside of me was forced into silence."


News: Prince Philip, 'Ex-Gay' Suit, Ivory, Chicago

1NewsIcon A shop owner in India realized that no one wants to shop at a store called "Hitler".

Sistersobama1NewsIcon There are mad buttons to be had at the DNC.

1NewsIcon Dear Abby thinks a gay man may have to file a lawsuit to stop his colleagues, none of whom know he's gay, from trying to set him up with women.

1NewsIcon The Chicago Police Department today implemented policies to guarantee the respectful treatment of transgender citizens. "The order mandates that police not search transgender people in an attempt to determine their gender, that officers respect preferred names and pronouns for transgender detainees and that they not use someone's gender identity as assumed cause for a crime. It further bans derogatory language against trans people."

1NewsIcon A court decided not to expedite proceedings in Pedersen v. the Office of Personnel Management, a case challenging the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.

1NewsIcon Yes, Jude Law is handsome.

1NewsIcon Director and former Scientologist Paul Haggis believes the Vanity Fair story about how the church picked partners for allegedly closeted Tom Cruise.

ElephantsUganda1NewsIcon In addition to wanting to kill gay people, forces within the Ugandan government, a U.S. ally in Africa, may be killing elephants: "[Garamba National Park] officials, scientists and the Congolese authorities now believe that the Ugandan military — one of the Pentagon’s closest partners in Africa — killed the 22 elephants from a helicopter and spirited away more than a million dollars’ worth of ivory."

1NewsIcon The group Gay Alumni and Allies of Catholic Universities is going after Ohio-based Franciscan University for including homosexuality in a course about "deviant behavior". The school is spreading a "culture of hate and ignorance," they say.

1NewsIcon The anti-gay Liberty Counsel is threatening to sue California if Gov. Jerry Brown signs into law a ban on "ex-gay" therapy for minors. "If the bill is signed into law, Liberty Counsel will sue on behalf of counselors, parents, and minors who provide, refer, or who receive and have found change therapy to be beneficial," said group leader Matt Staver.

1NewsIcon Attention royal watchers: Pippa Middleton, the not-quite-royal sister of Catherine, is in New York City for the U.S. Open.

1NewsIcon In other news from the House of Windsor, Prince Harry stepped out, fully dressed, for the first time since his naked Vegas scandal.

1NewsIcon Meanwhile, Harry's grandfather, Prince Philip, accidentally flashed his royal jewels while wearing a kilt this weekend. [This link is safe for work, thankfully.]

Jonhammmorning1NewsIcon Good morning, Mr. Hamm!

1NewsIcon Todd "legitimate rape" Akin makes a prediction: "I don't believe that the comments I've made doom the entire Republican Party." Maybe not the whole GOP, but probably the Missouri branch.

1NewsIcon Author Janet Levy is trying to twist the Democratic Party's commitment to diversity, including not discriminating against Muslims, into something it's not: "It is the height of hypocrisy and irony that, although Democrats freely criticize the policies of Republicans as anti-woman and anti-gay and worry about a conservative agenda that will result in a setback of the gains enjoyed by women and homosexuals over the past several decades, they fail to address the greater threat Islamic doctrine represents. Democrats are silent about Islamic relegation of women to second-class citizenship and the life-and-death dangers it poses for homosexuals."

1NewsIcon DC Comics will soon unveil a Muslim Green Lantern. The right, of course, will have a field day.

1NewsIcon Does Nicki Minaj really support Mitt Romney?

1NewsIcon No convention bounce for Mitt Romney, according to Gallup.

1NewsIcon Anti-gay activist Scott Lively on "gay fascists": "They think they are smarter than you all anyhow and have already made up their minds. They need to see angry crowds with tar and feathers in hand coming to run them out of office! Indeed, the Mayor of Springfield complained to the media that he was extremely bothered by threats of recall by the citizens."


News: Romney's Papers, Denise Rich, Scientology Ban, Alligator

Batter 1NewsIcon Jon Hamm looks fine as always representing the St. Louis Cardinals at the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game.

1NewsIcon Democratic donor Denise Rich, ex-wife of Marc Rich, the investor pardoned by Bill Clinton, gave up her U.S. citizenship to catch a tax break.

1NewsIcon Tom Brady better watch out, because fellow New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski may be take over his football heart throb status.

1NewsIcon Rafael Nadal is healing himself in Spain.

1NewsIcon A teenager lost his arm after being attacked by an alligator in Florida. It could have been worse: "He's been around alligators all his life, He's smart enough, he knows if he offers him his arm, he won't take his torso. He was smart, he took the risk."

1NewsIcon Here's a not work friendly picture of actor Harry Eden's penis from the gay short Nightswimming.

1NewsIcon Absolute Deadlock: "According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney remain in a deadlocked contest, tied at 47 percent among registered voters and basically where they stood in late May. The new numbers reflect a stubborn constancy: Only twice in 13 surveys over more than a year has either candidate held a lead exceeding the poll’s margin of sampling error. Now, the campaign appears destined to remain extremely close in the final four months before Election Day."

RomneyMoney1NewsIcon Vice President Joe Biden to Mitt Romney, who continues to keep tax records to himself: "Show your papers."

1NewsIcon Mark Ruffalo looks hot everywhere and in everything.

1NewsIcon As part of his divorce settlement with Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise is reportedly forbidden from discussing Scientology with daughter Suri.

1NewsIcon Listen to "Runaways," the latest track from The Killers.

1NewsIcon Even Dear Abby knows that a man whose husband dies is still called a widower. Same-sex marriage doesn't suddenly invert gendered monikers.

1NewsIcon The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is waiting on President Obama to confirm or deny his attendance at the upcoming International AIDS Conference. "We are here to express our concern and dismay that, less than two weeks from the start of the conference, President Obama has yet to commit to attending it," said the group's general counsel, Tom Myers.

1NewsIcon LGBT activists and their allies in Dallas are planning a rally to support Beau Chandler and Mark "Major" Jimenez during their August 2 hearing about their marriage equality protest arrests.

1NewsIcon Writer and director Brian Sloan needs some financial help making a big screen adaptation of his popular teen novel Tale of Two Summers, about the relationship between gay and straight teens.

BjorkWorm21NewsIcon Bjork wore a worm dress while singing in Denmark.

1NewsIcon Sorry, Columbia, Missouri, but it is going to be 923 degrees next Monday.

1NewsIcon And yet another computer that can watch and learn from humans.

1NewsIcon Gay priest and equality activist Father Bernard Lynch confesses that he's been married to a man for 14-years and, no, it is not a celibate marriage. Even more reason for the Vatican to hate him.


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1124

BAIN: Obama goes after Mitt Romney and Bain Capital.

JIM GARLOW: Anti-gay pastor warns that gay marriage "may cost us our lives."

JAYBIRD: The video game of life.

JON HAMM: Takes YouTube's questions.

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News: DeMint's Romney Excitement, Mad Men, Philadelphia, Trayvon Martin

TrayvonMartin 6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Bad news for Philadelphia: a federal judge ordered the city to pay the Boy Scouts of America $900,000 for legal fees stemming from a decade-long battle over the organization's ban on gay scout leaders. The city tried to evict the Scouts from their property in town, but the Scouts proved victorious and now Philadelphia and its residents have to cough up dough to subsidize the group's hateful ways.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Why are KISS and Motley Crue picking on Rihanna?

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Nineteen-year old Deryl Dedmond pleaded guilty to the 2011 killing of James Craig Anderson, a black gay man Dedmond and his pals targeted because of his race. He's been sentenced to two terms of life in prison with no parole.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Scenes from the New York City march calling for justice in the Trayvon Martin killing.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi This is too rich: Jason Mattera from Andrew Breitbart's right wing media empire has been trumpeting an "exclusive" interview with Bono -- only it wasn't Bono at all. It was a Bono impersonator. Then he and his conservative buddies tried to pretend like the whole thing never happened.

MadMenExchange6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Chaz Bono will be grand marshall at the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade being held on April 15th.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Teens discuss what it's like to start a gay-straight alliance in the South.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Jon Hamm and the rest of the Mad Men cast are tickled pink to open the stock exchange.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Jessica Simpson's Elle cover too hot for Arizona Safeway.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi NBC has renewed Broadway drama Smash for a second season.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Anti-gay zealot Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth fame wants MTV to severe all ties with Dan Savage: "Dan Savage is a radical and raunchy homosexual activist who gives unhealthy and reckless sex advice... He should NOT be rewarded for this evil crusade, nor held up as a role-model for young people."

Jessicasimpsonelle6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Here's what the cast of Downton Abbey would look like if they were dogs.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Etch A Sketch sales are up 1,500% after Mitt Romney's aide made that instant classic gaffe.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Is conservative king maker Jim DeMint inching toward Mitt Romney? Sounds like it. "I'm not only comfortable with Romney, I'm excited about the possibility of him possibly being our nominee... Again, this is not a formal endorsement and I do not intend to do that right now but I just think we just need to look at where we are."

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Gay film a surprise box office hit in Serbia.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Lambda Legal executive director Kevin Cathcar predicts marriage will remain the hot button gay political issue for years to come: "Marriage is going to continue being the most visible, the most public because it gets the most attention in the media."

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi North Ireland's ban on gay adoption remains in place.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e912af4d970c-800wi Reuben Lack, a student at Georgia's Alpharetta High, is suing to be reinstated as his school's student body president after he says officials booted him for being gay.


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