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04/19/2007


News: Gay Bollywood, HIV, Tim Gunn, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck

 road Hear a song from the musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.

Bollywood  road Screenwriter of "Bollywood's Brokeback Mountain" proves that Indian Cinema isn't that much different than Hollywood: "I wanted a more established and senior actor. But when I approached some of them, they rejected it straight away, which is quite sad because if you offer these actors the role of a smuggler or a terrorist, they'll do it. But offer them the role of a gay man and they have apprehensions."

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 road Scruff: It's Grindr for the bears.

 road Barge leaks 100 tons of oil into the Nile river, but is stopped after causing further environmental damage.

 road HIV transmissions among gay men in France is "out of control": "Scientists from the French National Institute for Public Health Surveillance found that nearly half of the 7,000 people newly infected with HIV in the country in 2008 were gay men, and the incidence among homosexual men is 200 times higher than in the heterosexual population."Birds

 road One of only 199 copies of the 19th Century book "Birds of America" by John James Audubon set to be auctioned by Sotheby's in London for $6 million.

 road Tim Gunn is on why he's still not out to his mother: "I approach it this way, and please don’t think a huge of amount of discomfort didn’t permeate every molecule of my being as I was contemplating this whole thing. But I asked myself, ‘What do I gain from this and what does she gain?’ I certainly never talked about being interested in women or men with her."

 road Zac Efron is almost unrecognizable with his new beard and sunglasses.

 road Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin claim that it was a coincidence their rally of a few weeks ago fell on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s deliverance of his "I Have a Dream Speech." The duo are holding another event tonight, on the 9th anniversary of 9/11. once again, they're claiming the date is a "coincidence."

 road Someone did decide to burn a Quran at Ground Zero today after all.

 road Glee actors in Simpsons form.


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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #606

GAY COUPLE HELPS HAITI: Luke Montgomery and Nate Guidas want your help in getting emergency supplies to Haitian disaster zones. Their website HERE.

LADY GAGA: Her AmFAR performance. Part two here.

TIM GUNN: His appearance on The View.

ALI VELSHI: Gets a Howard Stern American Idol prank call.

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

News: Nate Berkus, ENDA, Ken Keechl, Argentina, Beenie Man

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Following judge's ruling, paperwork issued for Argentina's first same-sex marriage.

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Kardashian sisters don duct tape for NoH8 campaign.

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Joe Jackson's last money grab before MJ's fillings?

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Retired military chaplains come out in support of repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".

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ENDA mark-up postponed.

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Philippines elections board (COMELEC) says gays "overly represented" in Congress: "Comelec second division chairman Nicodemus Ferrer was defending the poll body’s rejection of the application of gay-rights group Ang Ladlad for party-list representation. 'I have been telling them, you are not under-represented… actually you are over-represented in the Lower House and Upper House,' Ferrer told reporters in an interview. But Ferrer declined to name names."

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While Levi does Playgirl, Neil Patrick Harris does Playboy.

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Ken Keechl takes over as first openly gay mayor of Broward County, Florida.

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Petition Obama to support federal court challenge to Prop 8.

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The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Community Center of Central Florida in Orlando and nearby gay-owned business hit by anti-gay graffiti: "...a swastika and the words 'Gay Pawer,' 'Die Fags,' 'Go To Hell' and other homophobic slurs. Damage to the two buildings is estimated to be over $1,000.The Center is currently working to cover the messages on the building to deter additional damage."

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Horrific undercover investigation of treatment of pigs on factory farms.

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Anti-gay Jamaican singer Beenie Man's appearance at Australia's Big Day Out has been canceled: "A statement from the Big Day Out's producers today says that while the concert organisers believe the controversial musician has now renounced homophobia, the storm of protest this week after the announcement that he was in the line-up means his continued involvement would prove too divisive."

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Anderson Cooper helms Elton John AIDS Foundation event in NYC.

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Chris Pine suits up for GQ's 'Man of the Year'.

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Oprah interior designer Nate Berkus to get his own syndicated daytime show.


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Max Blumenthal on Palin's ghostwriter Lynn Vincent: "Vincent may have been an effective literary collaborator, but like Palin herself, she entered the project with considerable political baggage. Vincent’s commentaries for World are punctuated by inflammatory characterizations of gays, minorities and liberals that have already provided fodder for Palin’s critics. Among Vincent’s most strident statements were her description of homosexuality as a 'deviant' mental disorder and labeling of President Barack Obama as the 'face of the minority survivor' of abortion, which she dubbed the 'Black Genocide.'"

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Tim Gunn on the one item of clothing he can't stand: "I cannot wrap my brain around the ubiquity of Crocs. Kelly Ripa [on "Live with Regis and Kelly"] said, 'I insist that you put them on because they're so comfortable.' And I put them on. I am looking down at my feet, and I feel like I have hooves! They're horrible. If we all succumbed to the comfort trap, to dress as if we never got out of bed -- then we should never get out of bed."


News: YouTube Porn, Atlanta, Francis Bacon, Illinois, Cher

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Illinois to pass civil unions next week?

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Congressman Howard Berman, who said earlier this week that he expected action soon on LGBT issues within the State Department, suggests that more is to come from the White House in June: "I think the White House is preparing to make an announcement on a number of issues. I’m predicting here, not informing, that by the Stonewall anniversary we will have a very clear picture of what the administration is doing.

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Tim Gunn makes leap to comic books.

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Cher and Christina Aguilera to star in film together?

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Openly gay activist and lobbyist Pat Steadman wins Colorado state senate race: "The special election was open only to members of the Colorado Democratic Party. The vacancy came after openly lesbian Senator Jennifer Veiga resigned the seat to move to Australia with her partner and her partner's family. Veiga was the first openly gay member elected to the Colorado General Assembly, and Steadman is now the first openly gay man to serve in the Colorado State Senate."

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Tom Cruise and son appear in public together.

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Bordeaux: short film features 15,000 still images of Zachary Quinto.

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Prominent Canadian architect Arthur Erickson has died at 84. He came out in 2006 in this profile.

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Dead finback whale washes ashore in Provincetown.

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New Hampshire marriage equality all about compromise: "Rep. Jim Splaine, prime sponsor of the main gay marriage bill, said Thursday that advocates will use the next two weeks to educate lawmakers about the religious protections Lynch wants. 'The governor's made it clear he wants to stick to the core principles he's offered,' said Splaine, D-Portsmouth. 'We can do this.'"

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Mariah Carey announces the name of her new album on Twitter.

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Retrospective: If paintings had voices Francis Bacon's would shriek. "Bacon specialized in blur and atmosphere; he captured the tumult of homosexual sex in motion by borrowing from photographs, film stills or images of other art, conveying a sense of athleticism and sweat, violence and tenderness, furtiveness and shame. Homosexual sex was a criminal act in Britain, where he lived most of his life, well into the 1960s."

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ABC News picks up story of Miss California Carrie Prejean's lesbian mom.

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Gay rights group says Catholic Diocese of Maine is violating tax laws by funding anti-gay campaign.

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YouTube hit by porn attack: "Video-sharing website YouTube has removed hundreds of pornographic videos which were uploaded in what is believed to be a planned attack. The material was uploaded under names of famous teenage celebrities such as Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers. Many started with footage of children's videos before groups of adults performing graphic sex acts appeared on screen. YouTube owner Google said it was aware and addressing the problem."

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Former spokesman for Portland Mayor Sam Adams talks about why he left.

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Disney World to feature animatronic Obama.

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A lusty gallery of Kellan Lutz photos.

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Zona Rosa: Gays find acceptance in Mexico City. "It's really hard to be gay in the smaller, more conservative states within Mexico. I moved to Zona Rosa not just for my career but also for a chance to finally try and be accepted within my community."

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Picking up dog crap makes George W. Bush realize he's a real person again.

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Atlanta mayoral candidates speak to LGBT voters: "The candidates gathered for a forum of about 150 people held at the Amsterdam Cafe in Midtown. Mayor Shirley Franklin, a two-term incumbent, is prohibited from running for a third consecutive term. Several candidates stressed their past achievements and support for the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. One out of every seven Atlantans is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, community advocates say. The community has become an influential force in city politics, particularly in neighborhoods near downtown."


News: Russia, Kylie Minogue, Kindle, Chris Pine, Nebraska

 roadLesbians to apply for same-sex marriage license in Russia: "Public relations worker Irina Fyet, 31, and her partner of the same age will apply for a marriage license at a register office on May 12 in Moscow, a city where mayor Yuri Luzhkov once described gay pride marches as 'satanic.' Gay rights activist Nikolai Alekseyev said it was the first time a gay couple would apply for a license."

Chanel roadMeet Chanel, the world's oldest dog: "She always wears a sweater or T-shirt when she goes out, even in summer, because she tends to get chilled easily. Chanel also has cataracts and has to wear goggles with tinted lenses to protect her eyes when she goes out."

 roadPets who teabag.

 roadStaley and Sullivan: Obama asleep at the wheel on HIV? "Their apparent resistance to anything pro-gay - delaying repeal of DADT indefinitely, freezing with fear on anything to do with civil unions or marriage - is beginning to make the Clintonites in the primaries seem prescient; and those of us in the gay movement who backed Obama seem like fools."

 roadEU bans seal products.

 roadKylie Minogue to launch U.S. tour.

 roadLevi's launches campaign for Hetrick-Martin Institute.

 roadArlen Specter misspeak: "There's still time for the Minnesota courts to do justice and declare Norm Coleman the winner."

 roadProp 8 The Musical wins Webby Award.

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 roadAmazon's newest Kindle: first impressions: "Three newspapers — The New York Times, Washington Post and the Boston Globe — will offer a reduced price on the Kindle in exchange for a long-term subscription. The Times and Globe will be offered starting this summer in areas where home delivery is not available. No prices of that promotion were released. Amazon emphasized that the Kindle will exchange personal documents, all without the user having to look for a wireless hot spot."

 roadTim Gunn goes to Capitol Hill.

 roadDeb Price: David Souter proves a gay rights surprise. "Using his intellectual gifts and good heart, Souter helped produce a warming trend, enabling the court to begin moving away from four decades of icy treatment of gay men and lesbians. Thanks to Souter, the court turned a major corner in 1995, when a unanimous opinion that he wrote for the court finally used the respectful term 'gay.'"

Pine  roadChris Pine: The new Captain Kirk goes for a shirtless stroll.

 roadKirks collide: Pine meets Shatner.

 roadOpenly gay North Carolina state senator Julia Boseman advances bullying bill: "The measure now goes to the House, which passed a similar bill last year, according to the Greensboro News & Record. 'This is solely to protect kids and keep them safe at school,' Boseman said, but social conservatives vowed to fight the bill because it specifically includes sexual orientation."

 roadBeast: Why do Kanye West's fashion choices bring out the homophobes?

 roadEl Al launches tourism campaign for gay Europeans.


 roadViewers await gay storyline in Southland...

Lincoln  roadThe new guard: Lincoln High School students in Iowa battle back against the Phelps clan. "More than 200 students gathered at the northeast corner of Lincoln High School's campus Tuesday afternoon to counter a protest by about a half-dozen anti-gay pickets from a controversial Kansas church. Zach Toillion, a Lincoln senior, used the social networking Web site Facebook to urge students to protest across from the pickets, who stood along Southwest Ninth Street. The students carried signs that read 'God loves all' and 'unity' and cheered at honking cars."

 roadBradley Cooper to play The Green Lantern?


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