10/01/2014

Look For The 'Monsters Among Us' In New 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Trailer - VIDEO

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After the teasers and the first official trailer hinted at what we could expect by way of actual footage from American Horror Story: Freak Show, a new trailer released today on BuzzFeed finally delves deeper into what we're in for this season in Ryan Murphy's miniseries that gives new meaning to 'American Gothic.' Sarah Paulson and her two heads are there, as are some familiar faces from seasons past and some new ones. And it looks like we may just get a few more Jessica Lange musical numbers.

Watch the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Oct. 1,2014 at 10:44 AM EST by in American Horror Story, News, Ryan Murphy, Television, Video | Permalink | Comments (6)


Lesbian Couple Alleges Hate Crime Following Assault In Long Beach

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A lesbian couple in Long Beach, California, has claimed that an attack last Saturday evening was a hate crime, reports Long Beach Post.

Jamie Jarvis and Meg Taylor said they were attacked by three African-American females while returning home from a party near Broadway and Esperanza Avenue.

According to Marlene Arrona of the Long Beach Police Department, the altercation occurred following the suspects honking at the victims and one of the victims giving the suspects a “hand gesture” in response.

Jarvis said:

“Meg and I were jumped coming home from a birthday party. We just got out of the ER. This should have never happened and I thought my girl was dead. I’m not ok with this. Please help by keeping your eyes out. The girl in the SUV had two toddlers with her. Is this how we want our youth raised? Please spread the word.”

According to Arrona, one of the victims was transported to the hospital, where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The suspects have not been located and it is not clear whether this is being investigated as a hate crime or not.

In a comment on Long Beach Post’s Facebook report - which appears to since have been removed - Jarvis addressed other comments which suggested that the attack may not have been a hate crime:

“[Taylor] flipped them off. But who stops and pulls their car over to start yelling, “Dumb white bitch, dyke bitch, go tell your girl to f*&k a dick….then attacks people...THIS IS A HATE CRIME. FULL OF HATE. THESE LADIES HAD NO BOUNDARIES.”

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Posted Oct. 1,2014 at 10:20 AM EST by in California, Crime, Gay Slurs, Hate Crime, Long Beach, News | Permalink | Comments (9)


North Carolina Pastor's Pro-Gay Blog, 'If I Have Gay Children', Goes Viral

JohnPavlovitzJohn Pavlovitz, a North Carolina pastor, recently wrote a blog post titled, "If I Have Gay Children: Four Promises From A Christian Parent/Pastor." Since hitting the web, the blog has blown up, taking over Facebook newsfeeds and receiving over 2,500 comments. The reason for its popularity? Probably because Pastor Pavlovitz approaches LGBTQ identity with a warm, open-minded message of love and support.

WBTV reports:

In the blog, Pavlovitz writes that "sometimes I wonder if I'll have gay children" and says he thinks about it often.

"Maybe it's because I have many gay people in my family and circle of friends. It's in my genes and in my tribe," he wrote. "Maybe it's because, as a pastor of students, I've seen and heard the horror stories of gay Christian kids, from both inside and outside of the closet, trying to be part of the Church."

Pavlovitz says there are four simple steps he will take if his own child(ren) are gay, steps that distance him and his family from the often negative message put across by the Christian right.

1) If I have gay children, you’ll all know it.

My children won’t be our family’s best kept secret...

2) If I have gay children, I’ll pray for them.

I won’t pray for them to be made “normal”. I’ve lived long enough to know that if my children are gay, that is their normal...

I won’t pray that God will heal or change or fix them. I will pray for God to protect them...

3) If I have gay children, I’ll love them.

I don’t mean some token, distant, tolerant love that stays at a safe arm’s length. It will be an extravagant, open-hearted, unapologetic, lavish, embarrassing-them-in-the-school cafeteria, kind of love...

4) If I have gay children, most likely; I have gay children.

If my kids are going to be gay, well they pretty much already are.

God has already created them and wired them, and placed the seed of who they are within them.

Not only is the message almost overwhelmingly touching, Pavlovitz is also a beautiful writer whose passion and concern for the topic at hand is evident throughout the entire blog post.

Since the blog was posted, Pavlovitz says he's spent several hours a day pastoring to people who have reached out to him saying they were touched by his blog...

"I was prepared for some people to applaud it, and for others to condemn it. That's what happens whenever you put an opinion out there," he said. "I was fully prepared for the waves of both support and hostility that accompany any vantage point, especially on a controversial topic like this."

"What I was not prepared for in any way, were the literally hundreds and hundreds of people who have reached out to me personally to thank me for bringing some healing and hope to their families; for giving them a message they rarely get from Christian leaders," he continued.

"People who haven't ever before, or in many years, are telling me the piece has moved them to engage with God and with the Church, which is the most any pastor can hope for."

Congratulations, Pastor John, for crafting an elegant and moving piece! Read the entire post here.

Posted Oct. 1,2014 at 10:00 AM EST by in Blogs, Gay Parents, Gay Pride, Gay Stories, News | Permalink | Comments (12)


Adam Levine Is A Creepy Shirtless Butcher In Maroon 5's 'Animals' - VIDEO

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In the video for Maroon 5's latest song, "Animals", band front-man Adam Levine bares the skin and ink we have all come to know. However, in this instance, Levine adds an element of stalker / creepster and a lot of fake blood in meat lockers to mix things up. 

BONUS: Andy Cohen recently shared his experience of seeing the video for the first time, offering some humorous commentary on the rather curious video. Check out Andy's take a la The People's Couch and the original music video itself, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Oct. 1,2014 at 9:37 AM EST by in Adam Levine, Andy Cohen, Music, Music Video, News | Permalink | Comments (3)


December Court Date Set For Three Charged in Philly Gay Bashing: VIDEO

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The three suspects charged in the September 11 attack on a gay couple in City Center, Philadelphia will not face a preliminary hearing in court until December 16, according to NBC 10 News. 

The defendants, 26-year-old Kevin Harrigan, 24-year-old Kathryn Knott, and 24-year-old Philip Williams, are accused of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and criminal conspiracy. The December court date was granted because attorneys for the accused “requested more time before [the] preliminary hearing”: 

6a00d8341c730253ef01bb078c5a13970d-300wiPolice accuse the two men and a suburban police chief's daughter with taking part in an assault that left one man with a wired jaw.

Despite the charges they face, the suspects -- through their attorneys -- insist the gay couple instigated the fight when one of them threw the first punch, and that gay bashing was not the motive

"With respect to my client, he was not the aggressor," said Fortunato Perri, an attorney for Williams. "[He] did not initiate anything and only became involved in the incident after one of the purported victims in the case punched one of the girls in the face."

Despite the defendants’ claim that they were not the instigators, reports have abounded that the fight was preceded by homophobic slurs hurled against the victims by the defendants. You’ll also recall the social media sleuthing done by activist Scott Wooledge who dug into accused attacker Kathryn Knott’s Twitter account and found a history of homophobic remarks. 

The accused attackers have all been released on bail. They will not face hate crimes charges as Pennsylvania law does not offer hate crime protections on the basis of sexual orientation. However, that may be about to change if State Rep. Brian Sims and State Sen. Jim Ferlo have their way.

Watch a news report on the latest update out of Philadelphia, AFTER THE JUMP…

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Posted Oct. 1,2014 at 9:02 AM EST by in Crime, Hate Crime, News, News Clips, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Video | Permalink | Comments (16)


Ben Affleck Discusses Going Full Frontal In 'Gone Girl' - VIDEO

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Ben Affleck spoke with MTV recently about his penis' onscreen debut in the upcoming David Fincher film, Gone Girl. Explaining that though he "tries to get it in in every movie" this particular film called for him to bare it all to show "the seedy underbelly of his character." Affleck also cautions audiences to keep in mind, "It was a very cold set." 

Watch the interview, and find out about "IMAX Penis", AFTER THE JUMP...

Affleck's male prowess previously set tongues wagging after CBS Producer Chuck Lorre, referring to concerns about Affleck playing the Dark Knight in the Zack Snyder-directed Batman vs. Superman, told a story about using the urinal next to Affleck at an event: "Yes I peeked. And yes, Comic Con, he can play Batman."

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