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04/19/2007


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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7 Minutes in Heaven with Jon Hamm: VIDEO

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Mike O'Brien gets Jon Hamm into his closet to talk about Mad Men, The Town, Inside the Actor's Studio, and his most absurd body part, before they are interrupted by the tickle spider and Hamm becomes unable to resist O'Brien's male charms.

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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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What if Mad Men's Don Draper and Roger Sterling Were Gay Lovers and Got Outed? - VIDEO

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A Mad Men remix.

Editor Pop Culture Pirate writes:

We love watching powerful men run into the walls created by their traditional masculinity. I wanted to tell a story where Don subverts rather than sells traditional maleness to finally give our hero some relief.

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News: South Korea, Closed Club, Ex-Gays, Eruption

TravisWall  road Family Research Council's Tony Perkins versus the Log Cabin Republicans.

 road LISTEN: Video for Kelly Clarkson's new single, "Let Me Down."

 road So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Travis Wall discusses the new season, "coming out" on Twitterand his boyfriend, with whom he'll soon star on a reality show.

 road al-Qaeda is now training its terrorists on how to avoid getting caught up in a "honey trap," the term used for foreign spies posing as beautiful women. The first suggestion? Pray for strength. The second? Pretend you're gay: "The second thing is to find an excuse to get away from her that is realistic and sensible, such as you having a girlfriend for the past few years and you are loyal to her or you are ­homosexual."

 road In related news, terrorists reportedly want implant bombs in their bodies to bypass airport security. Remember when flying wasn't scary?

 road What would a royal Canadian tour be without a bit of hockey?

 road Here's what Michele Bachmann had to say about nefarious "ex-gay" group Love Won Out in 2004: "I know that Love Won Out will present the truth about homosexuality and present it in a compassionate and loving manner."

 road The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

 road If you're a New Yorker and want to be married on the first day same-sex marriages are legal, head to Binghamton.

Gambier  road Southern Australia's volcanoes, including Mount Gambier, are "overdue" for explosions.

 road Women politicians are breaking glass ceilings, yes, but the Barbara Lee Family Foundation tells me that voters still treat them differently than men.

 road How to spend $1 million at Tiffany & Co.

 road As quixotic presidential candidate Herman Cain's campaign falls apart, his staffers are resorting to childish, discriminatory infighting, including calling each other gay.

 road Is "ex-gay" leader Alan Chambers proof that LGBT people can "turn straight?" No, of course not, because there is no such thing as an "ex-gay," but that doesn't stop conservative publication Charisma from saying that it does.

 road Mitt Romney raised $18.25 million for his presidential campaign last quarter, putting him way ahead of the GOP pack.

 road Natalie Portman has reportedly named her son Alef, the Hebrew word for "leader."

 road Scottish LGBT activists are rallying to stop homophobic businessman Brian Souter from being knighted: "The 'Withdraw Brian Souter’s Knighthood' campaign is calling for this knighthood to be retracted in support of the people who suffer from homophobic or transphobic bullying and harassment, and to send a clear message to homophobes that this kind of behaviour should no longer be overlooked when awarding British citizens this high honour."

Apex  road DC gay club Apex has closed its doors after nearly three decades.

 road Nancy Grace pulled no punches in her reaction to the Casey Anthony verdict, saying, "The Devil dances tonight." It seems like a joke, but it's not.

 road Opposition to marriage equality has waned a bit in Virginia, but the "nays" still have it.

 road Three words: Jon. Hamm. Beard. 'Nuff said.


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