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Karl Lagerfeld Sends Lesbian Brides Down the Runway: VIDEO


Karl Lagerfeld closed his Chanel Spring 2013 Haute Couture collection this morning in Paris, with a statement, the Guardian reports:

Less than 24 hours after the president's call for equality, Karl Lagerfeld subverted the traditions of Paris haute couture by closing the Chanel catwalk show with not one blushing bride, but two, hands clasped and dressed in identical, ravishing wedding gowns.

Lagerfeld said he wanted to signal his support for the controversial French gay marriage law, which has led protesters to take to the streets of Paris. "I don't even understand the debate," said Lagerfeld. "Since 1904 the church and state have been separate."

However, never one to miss an opportunity for maximum controversy, Lagerfeld added that he was "less keen" on gay couples being allowed to adopt children.

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News: Montana Oil, Gay 'Calamity,' The Hulk, Chechnya

Skarsgard  road U.S. Embassy in Pakistan celebrates gay pride.

 road VIDEO: NYPD explodes 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks.

 road Alexander Skarsgard offers his spoiler-heavy thoughts on True Blood character Eric's storyline: “It’s a completely different side of Eric. He doesn’t know who he is so all that baggage is gone — 1,000 years of resentment and bitterness, the whole loathing humanity kind of stuff is gone. But there has to be an element of danger there still. I didn’t want him to become too much of a little puppy…. I don’t think it would be fun to watch him for very long if he was completely emasculated.”

 road In other True Blood news, Ryan Kwanten discusses his form fitting cop uniform: “It’s even tighter off-screen. There was a good amount of laughing when I tried it on..."

 road Ick. While preaching against gay pride, Evangelical preacher John Piper called same-sex love "a calamity" that will yield death and disaster: "My sense is that we do not realize what a calamity is happening around us" he said. "Christians, more clearly than others, can see the tidal wave of pain that is on the way. Sin carries in it its own misery."

 road Karl Lagerfeld attends Prince Albert and  Charlene's wedding in Monaco, and makes it work.

 road Elsewhere in the world of royals, Kate and Will were protested in Canada, but it didn't ruin their appetite.

 road Will the Incredible Hulk survive Marvel's Fear Itself crossover?

 road Chechen journalist Marat Batalov claims there are no gays in Chechnya, "The country does not have such completely amoral phenomena as drug addiction, pedophilia, homosexuality and prostitution, which are all alien to Chechens." How very Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of him.

 road Indian companies are zeroing on the nation's increasingly visible and lucrative gay market.

TheIncredibleHulk  road Presidential candidate Fred Karger discusses President Obama's marriage stance in The Guardian: "I am puzzled that a man who is the product of a biracial marriage, whose own parents could not have married in 16 states before 1967, seems unable to understand the extreme pain that bigotry causes... I have never heard of anyone switching sides from pro-gay marriage, as the president used to be, to anti-gay marriage."

 road Bermudians have found their place at London's pride.

 road Rugby player and straight ally Ben Cohen praised New York's gay marriage law: "It’s nice to be in love with someone, and of course you want to have that extra bond of being married and not perceived to be different. [The idea that] because you’re gay you can’t experience being married is wrong."

 road Next time a snake bites you, use face cream.

 road Well, this is familiar: crews at Yellowstone in Montana are cleaning up an estimated 1,000 barrels of oil that spilled from a broken pipeline owned by Exxon. Happy Fourth!

Karl Lagerfeld's Chocolate Room Contains Chocolate Boytoy


Karl Lagerfeld aspires to be the Willy Wonka of fashion, and just as eccentric. Here he is with his chocolate room, and chocolate figure of his "muse" Baptiste Giabiconi. You can see real photos of Giabiconi HERE.

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Karl Lagerfeld 'Against' the Idea of Gay Marriage


An interview with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld by filmmaker Bruce LaBruce in the current issue of VICE magazine touches briefly on the subject of same-sex marriage. Lagerfeld doesn't believe in it.

LABRUCE: You are against the idea of gay marriage. I totally agree with you on that.
LAGERFELD: Yes, I’m against it for a very simple reason: In the 60s they all said we had the right to the difference. And now, suddenly, they want a bourgeois life.

LABRUCE: It’s normalizing.
LAGERFELD: For me it’s difficult to imagine—one of the papas at work and the other at home with the baby. How would that be for the baby? I don’t know. I see more lesbians married with babies than I see boys married with babies. And I also believe more in the relationship between mother and child than in that between father and child.

LABRUCE: I take it you don’t want children.
LAGERFELD: If I were interested in children, I would be a godfather—or a godmother. I don’t like the idea of taking people out of their lives and their contexts. If there were a child I wanted to adopt, I would try to find the family of the child and give them the money for an education in his life and his context.

Lagerfeld also says he is ignorant of homophobic violence: "I never met anything like this in my life. I had an overprotected life. What can I fight about? I don’t know what to do. It never happened to me, and it never happened to people I know."

Karl Lagerfeld Muse Baptiste Giabiconi's Naked Wallpaper


The upcoming issue of Wallpaper features a peel-away cover shot by Karl Lagerfeld (and a 27-page inside spread) of his new muse Baptiste Giabiconi. Last March it was reported that Lagerfeld had left behind his frequent muse, model Brad Kroenig, for the French model.

News: Mehcad Brooks, Aral Sea, Christian Bale, Hate Crimes, Utah


Senate to vote on hate crimes bill this week. What you can do. Text 'EndHate' to 69866 to tell Congress to vote YES.

Aralsea  roadSatellite photos released documenting death of Aral Sea in man-made engineering disaster.

 roadGaunt: Christian Bale reveals shocking weight, hair loss for new film.


Shooting of transgender Syracuse woman Latiesha Green recounted at hate crime murder trial.

 roadGovernor David Paterson pushes for September vote on marriage equality in New York.

 roadNeil Patrick Harris confirmed as host of Emmys: "I’m looking forward to the challenge of the show — adding my own voice to it, while honoring the nominees and the entire year in television. But which voice to choose? I’m torn between gangsta, foppish Brit, and robot. Really proud of my robot. We’ll see what happens on the night."

 roadIllinois man who stabbed neighbor 61 times acquitted using 'gay panic' defense: "Joseph Biedermann fatally stabbed his Hoffman Estates neighbor....On Friday, a Cook County jury acquitted him of first-degree murder, buying his claim that he was defending himself against an unwanted sexual advance, his mother confirmed Saturday. Biedermann, 30, killed Terrance Michael Hauser, 38, early on March 5, 2008, in the Barrington Lakes apartment complex on Hassell Road, where they lived in separate units."

 roadDavid Beckham flaunts Speedo on holiday.

Lagerfeld  roadKarl Lagerfeld, bodyguard Sebastian, and model companion Baptiste Giabiconi take in St. Tropez.

 roadBouquet thrown at Italian wedding causes plane to crash.

 roadMilwaukee's downtown post office removes historical Gay Pride exhibit after four hours: "Letter carrier Dale J. Schuster resigned last week from his position as chairman of the post office diversity team. Postal rules say he can't talk to the media, but in an e-mail to [Milwaukee Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center director Maggi] Cage he said, 'In light of the controversy over the pride month display being taken down, I had no other recourse than to resign. I believe it is important that everybody is treated with dignity and respect, and that nobody should feel excluded.'"

 roadDaylight floods plane as hole opens in plane ceiling on Nashville-Baltimore Southwest Airlines flight.

 roadDick Cheney's secret CIA assassination program confirmed.

 roadAwkward: Obama's teleprompter crashes to ground.

Mehcad  roadMehcad Brooks lets it all hang out on True Blood (nsfw).

 roadEquality Utah names Brandie Balken interim director.

 roadAmnesty International condemns adoption of homophobic legislation in Lithuania: "The law classifies public information about homosexuality and bisexuality alongside material that portrays physical or psychological violence and the display of dead or mutilated bodies. Also prohibited is material that 'encourages gambling, encourages and suggests participation in the games of chance, lotteries and other games that imply easy win' or 'promotes bad eating, sanitary and physical passivity habits'."


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