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Iraq War Vet Kicked Out of Taxi for Kissing Boyfriend: VIDEO

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Iraq war veteran Eric Williams was the victim of homophobia July 4th when a Tacoma, Washington, driver allegedly kicked him and his boyfriend out of a cab for sharing a kiss.

Speaking to Q13FOX.com, Williams, who completed two tours in Iraq and was the subject of a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell investigation, said that when the driver asked why they were kissing, he replied “that’s my boyfriend, I’m gay,” at which point the driver pulled off the road and refused to continue the fare.

While Williams says it was just an innocent kiss, the cab driver claims something more intimate was going on and he was offended.

Yellow Cab spokesman Anthony Nix said that the incident is under investigation. If video footage corroborates Williams’s version of events, the driver will be fired.

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First Look: Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes

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Ian McKellen is starring in "A Slight Trick of the Mind" directed by Bill Condon and co-starring Laura Linney.

Tweets McKellen: "Over 70 actors have previously played Sherlock Holmes. Now he's 93 years old and it's my turn. #MrHolmes "


66th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announced: FULL LIST

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Nominations for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards were announced this morning.

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Anti-Gay Activist Peter LaBarbera Tells Michael Sam to Seek 'Ex-Gay' Therapy in Open Letter

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Hate-monger Peter LaBarbera and his right-wing anti-gay organization Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) today issued an open letter to Michael Sam, August's OUT Magazine cover-boy, essentially telling Sam to seek ex-gay therapy:

6a00d8341c730253ef01a5119c7921970c-800wi…Since “coming out” you are also modeling a lifestyle that the cost for those living it, has been unpublicized but appalling—as it has for society. The troubling fact is minorities are suffering most and in growing numbers…

Believe it or not, no one is born “gay”; molestation, emotional  deprivation, parental or peer rejection, or other traumatic factors can foster same-sex attraction–but many men and women have managed it, diminished it, or eliminated it altogether. [See these heartwarming ex-"gay" testimonies.] Many accomplished this through Reparative Therapy and counseling, despite the relentless, unwarranted condemnation of and campaign against both by self-serving “gay” activists.

What we hope for from you, Michael, is that you don’t make your feelings, well-publicized as they have been, your claim to fame. Your achievements on the football field will earn you a legacy you can be proud of; your “coming out” as one celebrating homosexuality as normative can earn you only regret, as well as notoriety among millions of us.

Earlier this year LaBarbera was arrested in Canada. He also complained about being "forced" to watch the kiss Sam shared with his boyfriend Vito Cammisano after he was drafted into the NFL, calling it "homosexual perversion."


World's Tallest Residential Tower Planned in NYC

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The Nordstrom Tower at 225 w. 57th street will rise to 1,775 feet, jut one foot short of the new 1 WTC, according to plans revealed by New York Yimby:

In terms of contemporary comparisons, the design looks to draw from Smith + Gill’s Trump International Tower in Chicago, which is also replete with setbacks and ends in a distinctive but far shorter spire; indeed, it almost looks like a merger between Trump and Willis, though the notched indentations at Nordstrom will be far less intrusive than the setbacks on the former Sears Tower.

Extell’s latest development will have a collection of superlative titles, but its (hopefully) imminent rise underscores the velocity of New York’s general ‘supertall’ boom, which is now the most impressive on the planet. In Midtown alone, other supertalls on the near-horizon include 111 West 57th Street, 432 Park Avenue, 53 West 53rd Street, 3 Hudson Boulevard, 30 Hudson Yards, and 35 Hudson Yards, all of which are already under construction or on their way.


Demi Lovato Releases Video Supporting Marriage Equality: WATCH

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Pop star Demi Lovato, who recently appeared at both NYC and L.A. Pride, revealed that her grandfather was gay at a Logo Trailblazers event, and released a music video with an LGBT rights message, appears in a new video from HRC's Americans for Marriage Equality Campaign.

Says Lovato in the clip: “I believe that love comes in all different shapes, sizes and colors. So whether you’re LGBT or straight, your love is valid, beautiful and an incredible gift. So let’s protect love and strengthen the institution of marriage by allowing loving, caring and committed same-sex couples to legally marry.”

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