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Road George Clooney is pissed that Sony pulled The Interview from theaters. "We know that to give in to these criminals now will open the door for any group that would threaten freedom of expression, privacy and personal liberty. We hope these hackers are brought to justice but until they are, we will not stand in fear. We will stand together."

NphRoad At a press conference today, meanwhile, President Obama called Sony's decision to pull the film "a mistake"

Road Too cute: Neil Patrick Harris shares a video of twins Harper and Gideon singing "Jingle Bells" while decorating the Christmas tree. 

Road New UK study finds lesbians earn more than straight women, but gay men earn 5% less than their heterosexual counterparts.

Road The 15 worst internet hoaxes of 2014.

Road Michael Phelps has received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to driving under the influence late September. 

Road The GA Voice names the gay marriage plaintiffs as its 2014 People of the Year.

Road Rand Paul blasts Marco Rubio on Cuba. 

Road Natalie Portman says no one wanted to hire her after she did the Star Wars prequel trilogy. 

FirefighterRoad Beefy Anchorage firefighters strip down for charity calendar. 

Road Jennifer Aniston awarded Movie Performance of the Year (Actress) at the inaugural People Magazine Award.

Road Albania is set to get its first LGBT shelter.

Road Five people have died and over 20 others have been hospitalized after they were infected with a listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples. 

Road Prince Harry cuddles up with some adorable kids while visiting his charity project in Africa. 

Road Bill to legalize civil unions in Poland fails for the third time

ActupRoad Are the die-ins in response to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner succeeding in putting the spotlight on police violence? "The latest die-ins are some of the first to garner national attention since environmental activists in the 1970s donned Cold War-era gas masks on Earth Day and conducted die-ins to protest polluted air, or Aids activists – especially from Act-Up – staged die-ins and political funerals to protest the government’s failure to act to study or prevent the mass deaths of mostly gay men from Aids in the 1980s and 90s. In the latter case, predominantly gay and lesbian protesters targeted places like Wall Street, the Food and Drug Administration and the White House with calls of “Silence=Death”, calling attention to the fact that the government’s willingness to ignore a public health crisis functioned as a death sentence for those without available treatment – and they worked with allies to eventually make Aids a mainstream social cause."

Road Study reveals half of Dr. Oz's medical advice is baseless or wrong


News: Sam Smith, Hawaii, Pope Francis, Beetlejuice 2, Blackberry

Road Hundred of tango enthusiasts danced their way through St. Peter's Square today to celebrate Pope Francis' birthday. Said Rachel Maddow: "The Pope is apparently a lifelong fan of tango. He says he used to dance tango with his girlfriend when he was a young man. Yes, the Pope had a girlfriend."

Road Lonely hourSam Smith's debut album In the Lonely Hour has passed the 1 million mark in U.S. sales. It's the third album to sell more than a million in 2014 and the year's biggest-selling debut album.

Road McCain vs. McCain on America opening diplomatic relations with Cuba

Road With Stephen Colbert saying goodbye to his faux-conservative persona tonight, what better time than now to relive the 15 greatest, gayest moments from The Colbert Report

Road Russian consumers made a mad dash to stores today buying cars, home appliances, and other big ticket items to pre-empt price rises due to the rapid decline in the value of the ruble in recent days. 

Road Report: at least 594 LGBT people were murdered in the Americas in a 15-month period. 

Road Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons adds two more Gramercy Park pads to his home collection. 

SatanRoad Satanists are set to build a sacrilegious holiday display at the Michigan State Capitol alongside the Christmas nativity scene. 

Road Exporting hate: U.S. based anti-gay Christian litigation group Alliance Defending Freedom is planning to open new offices in Europe and India

Road There's something growing on Zac Efron's upper lip

Road Will privacy be 2015's "killer app"? "In the US, public awareness and perceptions are changing in the post-Snowden era, with Pew Research recently reporting the growing concerns of consumers for how businesses and governments process their personal data. Couple this with the growing adoption of Big Data technologies within enterprises and there is a potentially explosive cocktail that means 2015 could become the year when online privacy and trust come to a head globally."

Road Hawaii's Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments today in a state GOP representative's lawsuit challenging the Aloha State's gay marriage law. 

Road Tim Burton officially confirms a sequel to Beetlejuice, says Winona Ryder will return. 

Road An Nebraska inmate and his transgender fiancée have asked a federal judge to allow them to join the legal challenge to the state's gay marriage ban. 

SantaRoad Sony has pulled the plug on The Interview after hackers released a statement threatening violence should people go see the film in theaters. 

Road A medical-marijuana dispensary in San Pedro has agreed to remove a painting of a pot-smoking Santa after receiving hundreds of complaints. 

Road Let Tom Hiddleston serenade you with a Christmas carol

Road The Orphan Black season 3 trailer is here

Road A new Pew Research Center analysis of wealth finds the gap between America's upper-income and middle-income families has reached its highest level on record.

Road Blackberry is attempting a Hail Mary with the release of the Classic - a new phone that features a traditional keyboard for business-minded smartphone users. 


Indiana Anti-Gay Church Pastor Accused of Grabbing Man's Genitals, Soliciting Oral Sex: VIDEO

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Gaylard Williams, the pastor at the Praise Cathedral Church of God in Seymour, Indiana, has been accused of making sexual advances on a man and been charged with battery, reports WLKY.com.

Williams (59) appeared at the Jackson County Superior Court on Tuesday.

According to court documents, the pastor approached a 27-year-old man at his vehicle parked at a lake, grabbed and squeezed his genitals and requested that he perform oral sex.

Williams allegedly left the scene after the victim acted like he was reaching for a gun. Police later found gay pornography in the pastor’s car.

According to 'Church of God' beliefs, homosexuality is a sin, also, "We will engage in those activities which glorify God in our body and which avoid the fulfillment of the lust of the flesh." And of course, marriage is between a man and a woman.

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Hear What Megyn Kelly Regrets Saying to Obama at the White House Holiday Party: VIDEO

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FOX News Anchor Megyn Kelly attended her first White House holiday reception this week at which she had a meet-and-greet with President Obama and the First Lady, she told Jimmy Kimmel last night.

Upon reaching the front of the receiving line, Obama said to her, “The White House is a pretty fun place, isn’t it?”

To which she replied, "It is. Maybe we'll be here in two years."

Kelly claims she was making a joke about her and her husband Doug running for President or something and says it was absolutely, positively not "a shot" at Obama about Republicans and FOX News taking back the White House.

Says Kelly: "President Obama, I apologize. I didn't mean it that way."

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Appeals Court Denies Gender Reassignment For Trans Prisoner: VIDEO

  Michelle Kosilek

The full First Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must provide an incarcerated transgender woman with medically-necessary gender reassignment surgery, reports Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).

The Court of Appeals issued an initial ruling in January upholding an earlier finding that the Massachusetts Department of Corrections (DOC) engaged in a pattern of “pretense, pretext and prevarication” to deny Michelle Kosilek (above) treatment against the recommendations of multiple doctors, including those hired by the DOC itself. Born Robert Kosilek, Michelle Kosilek is serving a life sentence for the murder of her wife Cheryl (below, right) in 1990.

Cheryl KosilekThe latest decision was divided with a 3-2 majority and two sharply worded dissents.

Predicting that the case will not stand the test of time, Judge Thompson wrote:

“I am confident that I would not need to pen this dissent, over twenty years after Kosilek’s quest for constitutionally adequate medical care began, were she not seeking a treatment that many see as strange or immoral. Prejudice and fear of the unfamiliar have undoubtedly played a role in this matter’s protraction.”

Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project at GLAD, said:

“I am appalled by this decision, which means that Michelle Kosilek will continue to be denied the life-saving medical care she needs and has been seeking for years.  

"It is difficult or impossible to imagine a decision like this one – that second-guesses every factual determination made by the trial court – in the context of any other prisoner health care case.  

"This decision is a testament to how much work remains to be done to get transgender people’s health care needs on par with others in the general public.

“There is no scientific or medical basis for denying transgender people their health care needs. The consensus position of the medical community is that surgery may sometimes be essential treatment.”

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Evangelical Pastor Has Violent Anti-Gay Meltdown, Attacks Deputy in Chilean Congress: VIDEOS

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An anti-gay evangelical pastor named Javier Soto was ejected from the Chilean House of Deputies yesterday and began attacking lawmakers for approving an LGBT-inclusive initiative that would give legal protections to unmarried couples.

Soto burst into the chamber holding a poster for the AVP (Acuerdo de Vida en Pareja) bill, yelling (translation via euronews):

"Record, gentlemen... This is the filth they are offering up? To Chileans, this is perversion. This half-naked man… look at this and film it, gentlemen. This is what Mr. Rolando Jimenez (spokesperson for gay rights group Homosexual Movement of Integration and Liberation) does. Just look. Tell me otherwise."

He added: "I am an evangelical pastor and defend the gospel, gentlemen. Does this not lack modesty and decency?"

Soto then proceeded to go into full meltdown mode, and attacked Deputy Peter Brown before being ejected from the room.

The debate caused concern for the safety of lawmakers as nobody knew how Soto had gained access to the chamber but LGBT rights group MOVIHL told Noticia Cristina that it was by the invitation of another Deputy, Jorge Sabag.

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