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Sarah Silverman Sticks to Gay Rights Marriage Vow

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Sarah Silverman tells The Advocate that she's sticking to a vow she made in 2007 to not get married because gays can't.

Says Silverman: "Not only that, but lately I’ve been really annoyed by any liberal person getting married who says they stand for gay rights. How can anyone in good conscience get married right now? How is that different than joining a country club that doesn’t allow Jews or blacks?"


News: True Blood, Sarah Silverman, Bronx, Ed Koch, Caribou

road.jpg American Airlines endorses ENDA.

road.jpg Victory Fund endorses 100 candidates in 2008.

Bronxroad.jpg Gay families plentiful in the Bronx: "Same-sex couples in the Bronx are more likely to have children than those in any other New York City borough, according to a study released last month, and perhaps more than any county in the country."

road.jpg Britney Spears takes the isle of Manhattan.

road.jpg The Pope rejects French ambassador to Vatican because he's gay and married to a man.

road.jpg Popular Chicago bartender-turned gay activist takes own life: "Ron Ziebarth, a North Side bartender with a dedicated following, was a champion fundraiser for Equality Illinois and a former chairman of the gay rights group's annual gala. Mr. Ziebarth, 52, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, said Colm Treacy, owner of two Andersonville bars where Mr. Ziebarth worked. He had suffered from bouts of depression for a few years, and he killed himself by hanging, Treacy said."

road.jpg Sarah Silverman: Do the great schlep for Obama.

Palinlipsroad.jpg Report: Sarah Palin lip liner is a tattoo.

road.jpg Jonas Brother merges with a Mustang.

road.jpg Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ): Bailout defeat had nothing to do with Pelosi speech.

road.jpg Pride Reinvention Festival giving Perth, Australia a gay identity crisis?

Dungannonroad.jpg Homophobic attack in Dungannon, Northern Ireland: "The victim claims to have been lured to the old railway lines around 9pm on Tuesday, September 23 where four males beat him up. He required medical attention in the minor injuries unit for abrasions."

road.jpg Washington D.C. police arrest suspect in anti-gay July attack.

road.jpg Wisconsin man who stabbed his roommate because he believed the roommate was spreading gay rumors about him is ordered into a mental health facility in Wisconsin.

road.jpg Washington State Bar Association comes out in favor of marriage equality: "The resolution was adopted unanimously by the group's 14-member Board of Governors despite considerable opposition from association members, board president Mark Johnson of Seattle said. 'We felt it was appropriate to take a position,' Johnson told the Tri-City Herald. 'There certainly will be people who will be distressed.'"

Kwanten_2road.jpg True Blood's Ryan Kwanten hangs ten.

road.jpg Janet Jackson hospitalized with sudden illness.

road.jpg Straight model sues Genre magazine over unauthorized use of image.

road.jpg Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch campaigning for Barack Obama in South Florida: "Koch, who represented Manhattan's East Side on the City Council and in Congress before being elected to the first of three terms as mayor in 1977, told an admiring crowd that Obama is the best choice for president. His 15-minute speech at Temple Beth Torah/Tamarac Jewish Center was one of four stops Sunday to campaign for Obama. Koch also spoke at the Sunrise Civic Center, Temple Emeth in Delray Beach and Century Village in West Palm Beach."

road.jpg Caribou wins Canada's Polaris Music Prize.

road.jpg Guardian's Balaji Ravichandran: Public schism in India opening between the Health Ministry and the federal government of decriminalization of homosexuality.

road.jpg University of Iowa boosts harassment training after anti-gay graffiti discovered in public men's room: "A male student last week reported to school officials he saw several weeks ago a message written on a chalk board in the third floor men's restroom in North Hall. The student said the message was an anti-gay slur against Beth Skinner, a doctoral student and teaching assistant in social work. School officials don't know how long the message was there, and it was gone when the male student reported it, Saunders said. Skinner, 36, said her first reaction was disbelief that such a slur would be written in the School of Social Work. 'We have a core set of values and ethics that guide our practice and this would not be one of them,' she said."


Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno Screws Kansas Airport and Ben Affleck

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On Friday I posted about Sacha Baron Cohen and his Kansas escapades as gay Austrian reporter Bruno. Officials at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport called Cohen's actions "unethical and highly inappropriate." And now there's video. Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

AffleckTurns out Kansas isn't Bruno's first victim. Ben Affleck was also fooled by Cohen.

According to SlashFilm: "Mike Walker of the National Enquirer reported the following on the Howard Stern Show on Thursday: Ben Affleck called comedian friend Sarah Silverman after completing a sit-down interview with a person he was told was a 'very famous openly gay fashion journalist'. Ben called the interview 'the weirdest sit-down he has ever had with a reporter' explaining that the interviewer’s (wholm he refered to as an 'idiot') first question was 'How Do You Like Niggers?' After a stunned silence, Silverman asked Affleck 'Was this guy’s name Bruno?' Then and only then did Affleck actually realize that the whole thing was a gag. There is no doubt that this interview will be featured in the final cut, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters in October 2008."

Watch Bruno's airport dance, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jimmy Kimmel is F**king Ben Affleck!

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While his wife was having her neck ravaged by Gary Busey, Jimmy Kimmel was f**king Ben Affleck.

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Here's Kimmel's epic response to Sarah Silverman's previous and much-forwarded video, "I'm f*cking Matt Damon". Kimmel assembled an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, Cameron Diaz, Josh Groban, Meatloaf, Dominic Monaghan, Harrison Ford, Macy Gray, Christina Applegate, Joan Jett, McLovin, Don Cheadle, Rebecca Romijn, Pete Wentz, Perry Farrell, Good Charlotte, Lance Bass, and Huey Lewis.

Check the clip out AFTER THE JUMP...

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #141

PUBLIC LYNCHING: Paris Hilton hung out to dry by Sarah Silverman at the MTV awards.

VAN HANSIS: Luke (Hansis) meets his future boyfriend Noah (Jake Silbermann) on last Friday's As The World Turns.

BEN AFFLECK: Speaks the truth about the weak Democrats on Bill Maher.

SURFIN' USA: A summer distraction.

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