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GOP Hipster May Actually Support Marriage Equality: VIDEO


The Republican National Committee's new TV ads featuring young hipsters and people of color has already been widely lambasted for pandering, stilted writing and the fact that many GOP policies actively hurt the very people the ads seem directed towards.

However, gay activist Jeremy Hooper has discovered that even though the official Republican national platform opposes same-sex marriage, one of the GOP's bespectacled spokes-hipsters, Scott Greenberg, once posed for a photo with the gay-married reality show couple The Fabulous Beekman Boys. Hooper writes:

If (Greenberg) is as pro-LGBT as appearances would lead me to believe, it would actually make sense that the GOP is going this direction. After all, it's only a matter of time before they have to become an LGBT-accepting party, if they want to be in the ballgame at all.

The photo itself may not matter much at all because, as Gawker's Adam Weinstein points out, the ad (currently running in 14 swing Senate states) may not even actually be targeted at 30-something hipsters:

The RNC likely doesn't give a flying rat's patoot if this campaign hooks in a single under-35 voter. But if it impresses a couple of rich country-club grandpas and loosens up their checkbooks, it will have served its purpose. This is marketing for dollars, not for votes. 

Watch Greenberg's miserable RNC ads AFTER THE JUMP...

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The TV Legacy Of 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy': VIDEO


When Queer Eye For the Straight Guy premiered in July of 2003, cell phones still had buttons, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court was still months away from becoming the first state to recognize same-sex marriage and no Kardashians had their own TV show.

Queer Eye was not only a surprise hit, but it also became a cultural phenomenon. After five seasons, Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez, Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas and Thom Filicia were household names. The original Fab Five will reunite on Bravo Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern on a special Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later, hosted by Andy Cohen.

A decade later, the reality program's societal impact is still up for some debate. Some applaud the show's ability to expose a broader audience to gay people, while others criticize its reliance on stereotypes.

Whatever Queer Eye's cultural legacy may be, it's left an indelible mark on the television landscape, paving the way for some of the shows we love today.

Check out a few of the shows influenced by Queer Eye For the Straight Guy, AFTER THE JUMP …

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Gay 'Amazing Race' Winners The Beekman Boys Talk About Their Win on 'The Talk': VIDEO


The Beekman Boys showed up on The Talk yesterday to celebrate their win, share what they learned, and how the million dollars will impact their lives.

Said Josh Kilmer-Purcell: "It was a great lesson if you're having troubles in life. Just keep going. Keep trying. Someone will help you, and you're gonna win."


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Did the Gays Win 'The Amazing Race'? - VIDEO


Did the Beekman Boys Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, who were dubbed the "evil gays" by the Sri Lankan twins,  show America that they could edge out the Chippendales and a couple of straight dating Texas jocks to win the million bucks?

Watch the show's final moments (SPOILERS), AFTER THE JUMP...

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