Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1597

COCONUT WATER: What's in it?

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Amazing 41-shot table tennis rally.

DOUBLE RAINBOW: With lightning!

BATKID BEGINS: The trailer.

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Posted Jul. 30,2014 at 5:15 PM EST by in News, Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (3)

News: Orlando Bloom, NSYNC, Enola Gay, Jared Leto, McDonalds

Road Orlando Bloom takes a swing at Justin Bieber, misses. The Biebs gets payback by posting photo of Bloom’s ex Miranda Kerr, who may or may not be sleeping with the pop star. 

Road Unknown to members of *NSYNC, the band will be releasing a two disc compilation album this week. 

DogsRoad Toni Atkins' first responsibility today as California's first openly gay governor? Walking her dogs. 

Road EDM producer Diplo does a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), says he's "a lil gay" just like everyone else. 

Road Actress Blake Lively is jumping into the Martha Stewart-esque lifestyle brand with her new website Preserve, which Ms. Stewart thinks is a “stupid” idea. 

Road Apparently Russia is still furious that bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst won Eurovision earlier this year because a Soviet alternative competition is in the works. LGBTQ need not apply. 

Road A Wyoming judge has declined to suspend a lawsuit challenging the state’s gay marriage ban.

Road The Washington Blade looks at whether a comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination bill could be in the works for Congress to take up.   

Road “Pills cost pennies; greed costs lives!” – demonstrators at this year’s 20th International AIDS Conference protesting Big Pharma’s control of HIV and hepatitis C medication.

Enola gayRoad The last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945 has died at the age of 93. 

Road Poll shows opposition to gay marriage is eroding in Kentucky. “50 percent of registered voters in Kentucky oppose same-sex marriage, while 37 percent favor it and 12 percent remain unsure. That's a drop from the 55 percent who said they opposed gay marriage in February and a sharp decline from the 72 percent that voted in favor of a ban in 2004"

Road Madonna teases collaboration with Miley Cyrus. 

Road Girls’ star Allison Williams has landed the role of Peter Pan in NBC’s upcoming version of ‘Peter Pan Live’

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 2.49.44 PMRoad Jared Leto and his brother are really enjoying their European vacation. And we can all enjoy it too, especially with Jared Leto going shirtless.

Road White House petition calls on Health and Human Services and FDA to end ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. 

Road Slate’s June Thomas asks: Do we still need gay resorts like Provincetown and Fire Island in an era of marriage equality and assimilation?

Road National Labor Relations Board rules that McDonald’s could be held liable for its longstanding, egregious labor and wage violations – possibly opening the door to nationwide unionization of fast food industry. 

Road HRC Alabama releases results from their largest state survey ever with 45% of LGBT respondents saying they are "people of faith"

Road Skater Tony Hawk sounds off on marriage equality in new HRC video. 

Road Ricky Martin offers some tips on how to be a better parent. "As parents we sometimes think teaching our children is all about making rules and setting limits. In reality, kids can be OUR greatest teachers. They are ever present, and we forget that sometimes."

Posted Jul. 30,2014 at 3:45 PM EST by in News | Permalink | Comments (8)

Hercules & Love Affair's 'My Offence' Probes The C-Word: VIDEO


Hercules & Love Affair’s new video for “My Offence” dives face-first into the c-word in a documentary-music video hybrid that will offend, challenge and intrigue viewers.

The video’s YouTube page explains:

[The video] explores Andy Butler’s relationship to taboo words and the use of “c*nt" amongst NYC's gay community to relay flattery, empowerment and strength - in short a fierce display of femininity. After 13 years of living as a “Queen that lived in New York” Butler saw his own usage of the word engrained into his vocabulary. A move to German speaking Vienna prompted him to reflect on how subversive it really was, and sparked an exploration of it in a song…

Part music video, part documentary, prominent voices from New York’s art, music, literary and nightlife scenes including Kalup Linzy, Honey Dijon, Juliana Huxtable and Contessa Stuto discuss their relationship to the word over the dark, cathartic undertones of Butler’s bold electronic production…

Director Matt Lambert said, “I spoke to some of the people who appear in the video for over an hour. Each of them had a different answer and different relationship to the word ‘c*nt' as well as the appropriation and reclamation of profane language as a means of pushing culture forward. Language, especially when dealing with issues surrounding identity, defines people's realities whether they choose to embrace or ignore language.”

The video also has some incredibly fishy drag, some killer ballroom Voguing and some sweaty ladies strutting and working in true C U Next Tuesday style.

Naturally, attempts to reclaim the c-word (especially after The Onion applied it to nine-year-old, black, Oscar-winning actress Quvenzhané Wallis) have been met with mixed feelings. A powerful word, indeed.

Watch the video (warning: language) AFTER THE JUMP…


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Posted Jul. 30,2014 at 3:20 PM EST by in Hercules and Love Affair, Music, Music Video | Permalink | Comments (3)

Pat Robertson: Gays Want 'Open Sex with Anybody'

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Wingnut leader of the Christian Broadcasting Network Pat Robertson yesterday claimed that the gay community is preparing to drive Christians out of business and turn the U.S. into a “perverse” place that is ripe for “destruction,” reports Right Wing Watch.

Responding to a report on Colorado baker Jack Phillips’ ongoing fight to be allowed to discriminate against same-sex couples, Robertson said:

“What our civil rights commissions and others are saying is, ‘We want to endanger our society and set it up for the judgment of God and if you Christians don’t like it then get out.”

Comparing demands for LGBTI equality with the biblical story Sodom and Gomorrah, he continued:

“What the gays are saying is, ‘we’re going to drive you out of town, either you conform to us or you must leave.’ That’s the message that’s being put out, it’s the same message that there was in Sodom and Gomorrah: You’re either going to have sex with angels or have open sex with anybody or else you leave, or you go out of business. That’s America, you don’t want that, do you?”


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Posted Jul. 30,2014 at 2:55 PM EST by in Colorado, Denver, Evangelical Christians, Pat Robertson, Video, YouTube | Permalink | Comments (35)

Watch Hedwig's Husband Transform From Female-To-Male: VIDEO


Drag Queens and other male-to-female performers typically get all the love. But Lena Hall — the actress portraying Yitzhak the gender-bent love interest on Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch — deserves a hand as well for her Tony award-winning transformation from a high-voiced American woman to a deep-voiced European man.

So far Hall has acted alongside Neil Patrick Harris' Hedwig (she even strummed along during NPH during his awards-show performance of “Sugar Daddy”). But starting in August, she’ll play next to Andrew Rannells as he takes over the musical’s titular role.

Watch her transformation AFTER THE JUMP…

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Posted Jul. 30,2014 at 2:30 PM EST by in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Video | Permalink | Comments (6)

Out Musicians Michael Hensley and Adam Rio Cover Human League's 'Don't You Want Me' - VIDEO


Watch out musician Michael Hensley and Adam Rio’s indie electro-pop same-sex spin on Human League’s 80s classic “Don’t You Want Me.”

Michael tells us that “the goal was to bring out the darker side of the song, and the video tells the story of a relationship that's falling apart.”


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Posted Jul. 30,2014 at 2:05 PM EST by in Music, Music Recommendations, Music Video, YouTube | Permalink | Comments (26)

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