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News: DOMA's Dems, Bradley Manning, Jerry Springer, Microsoft's Move

CGorham  road Bradley Manning as an "unconventional revolutionary:" "In the gravityless world of the web, Manning could be all he wanted to be—gay, patriotic, and powerful, too... When the computer was turned off and his Army comrades returned, his superpowers disappeared."

 road Football player DeSean Jackson had some choice words for a "gay ass" radio caller.

 road Christopher Gorham, perhaps best known for playing Henry on Ugly Betty, has some serious guns.

 road South Korea hopes to digitize all school books by 2015.

 road Freshman Republicans in the House propose term-limit amendment.

 road Lesbian soccer team hits the pitch.

 road French LGBT activists arrested outside Russian Embassy in Paris while protesting Moscow's anti-gay pride violence.

 road Three in ten Americans think the Bible is literally the word of God.

 road The decline of real estate value has cost the American people $7.38 trillion.

 road Jerry Springer is prepared to pay Casey Anthony $1 million for a post-trial interview.

 road Here's a complete list of the 19 Democrats who supported Virginia Foxx's defense budget amendment that reinforces DOMA: Reps. Jason Altmire (D-​Pa.), John Barrow (D-​Ga.), Sanford Bishop (D-​Ga.), Dan Boren (D-​Okla.), Ben Chandler (D-​Ky.), Jerry Costello (D-​Ill.), Mark Critz (D-​Pa.), Henry Cuellar (D-​Texas), Joe Donnelly (D-​Ind.), Gene Green (D-​Texas), Tim Holden (D-​Pa.), Larry Kissell (D-N.C.), Dan Lipinski (D-​Ill.), Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), James Matheson (D-​Utah), Collin Peterson (D-​Minn.), Nich Rahall (D-W.V.), Mike Ross (D-​Ark.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.).

TheVatican road The Vatican's representative at the United Nations, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, disapproves of the UN's resolution supporting LGBT rights: "The resolution marks a change. It is seen as the beginning of a movement within the international community and the United Nations to insert gay rights in the global human rights agenda.” Yeah, that was the point.

 road Will News of the World's closing impact Fox News?

 road European tabloids react to News of the World's closing.

 road Atlantic City gets a new gay bar. Does this make you want to take a trip?

 road Tom Ford makes wide generalizations: "Americans are too fat. And in London they are starting to get fat too. So I have to say that if we have to talk about race system and nationalism, I find it refreshing that everyone Chinese is slim."

 road DOWNLOAD: Michelle Williams' new track, "Love Gun."

 road Um, it's about time: "Adolf Hitler is now formally persona non grata in the town of his birth. The town council in the Austrian village of Braunau has unanimously decided to withdraw honorary citizenship from the community's most infamous son, 78 years after the Nazi dictator was given the title."

 road Plane crashes in Democratic Republic of Congo, 127 dead.

AndrewLincoln  road Microsoft removed itself from Stephen Baldwin and Michael Lohan's Christian Values Network. Will Wells Fargo, Delta, Apple and other companies follow suit?

 road San Francisco's lawyers shoot down circumcision ban's language: "The city of San Francisco weighed in for the first time Thursday on a local ballot measure that would ban the circumcision of male children, arguing that the proposed law would be unconstitutional if it applies to Jewish mohels but not pediatricians and other doctors"

 road From Chicago: "Three teens are charged with a hate crime after making derogatory statements and threatening someone Thursday night near Millennium Park."

 road Here the unofficial trailer for season two of AMC's adaptation of the comic book The Walking Dead.


News: Tom Ford, Anarchists, Chris Meloni, Serengeti, Tom Hardy

RoadLesbian longtime politico Jean Harris dies.

RoadEpiscopal Bishops celebrate marriage equality in New York.

RoadAnarchists protesting commercial assimilation of Gay Pride wreak havoc in Seattle.

Tachmann RoadPhotographer Kevin Tachman goes backstage at Men's Fashion Week in Paris.

RoadTom Ford's baby won't be a press tool.

RoadSan Francisco couple faces deportation hearing on July 13: "Doug, a U.S. citizen, filed a marriage-based "green card" petition for Alex in July 2010. It was denied in March in a one page letter citing DOMA as the only reason. The couple re-filed the petition in June, citing changes in the administration position on DOMA that took place in February, and the Attorney General's intervention in a Board of Immigration Appeals case in April involving a gay binational couple facing deportation which was made public on May 5."

RoadTom Hardy is bald and beefy.

RoadTwo men arrested over murder in gay cruising area in London's Clapham Common last week.

RoadLinda Hirshman: How same-sex marriage benefits straight women. "As the arguments for heterosexual marriage inequality were used to fight same-sex marriage, so the success of same-sex marriage is a living refutation of the argument that marriage requires congenital natural inequality with women on the bottom. Even the campaign for same-sex marriage, consisting of a torrent of moving stories about the happy same-sex couples who want to get married, is a feminist windfall."

RoadBritney Spears meets with Marines who made "Hold It Against Me" YouTube video.

Wormald RoadJust Jared interviews Kenny Wormald, star of the upcoming Footloose remake.

RoadEvolve already.

RoadSan Francisco's "bittersweet" celebration over NY marriage equality: “The irony is that we moved out away from New England to come to liberal California. And now it’s New England that’s leading the way,” said Dennis Carignan, who was out walking with his husband, David Arseneauli. The pair married in California.

RoadMale model fix: David Rosenberg.

RoadMatt Rettenmund interviews David Mixner.

RoadChristopher Meloni joins Zack Snyder's Superman movie Man of Steel"When Vulture caught up with the now ex–Law & Order: SVU star at the Public Theater Gala earlier this week, he told us he'd be instead playing a general in the movie. But when we pressed for more information about the role, he said, 'I can't tell you, or I'd have to kill you.'"

Serengeti RoadMajor victory for African wildlife as plans for Serengeti highway are scrapped.

RoadTea Party Nation compares gays to drug addicts.

RoadMaryland to face gay divorce question: "The right to divorce is probably not the one Maryland's gay couples had in mind when they pushed for the General Assembly to legalize same-sex marriage this year, and the circumstances of the couples whose cases are in legal limbo are certainly no cause to cheer. But the question of gay divorce may offer the clearest avenue for those legally married elsewhere to confirm that Maryland recognizes their unions just the same as anyone else's."


News: Chris Evans, GLAAD, Nigeria Soccer, Brad Walsh

 road Former NYC mayor John Lindsay gave Florence Henderson crabs.

Cpt  road Chris Evans blankets the new poster for Captain America.

 road The Boston Globe on the GLAAD/AT&T letter controversy: "Many nonprofits seek corporate sponsorship, especially in today’s financial climate, but their fund-raising operations shouldn’t drive their advocacy. And if AT&T or any other corporation wants to support civil-rights groups or a teachers’ union, it should do so out of a commitment to those causes, not as a down payment on future favors."

 road Prince makes an attempt to hide his royal purple.

 road Tom Ford on his possiblel future children: "If I have children, no one will know about it until the child is born. And no one will ever see the child because I certainly wouldn’t use it as a press tool."

 road Today marks the 2 year anniversary of Michael Jackson's sudden death.

 road "Gay Liberation" sculpture in Christopher Park gets a thorough scrubbing.

 road Hundreds march for marriage equality in North Carolina.

 road Church reportedly marries eight same-sex couples in Baguio, Philippines.

Brad  road Singer Brad Walsh on the anti-gay attack he experienced a few years ago: "There's a song on the new album called "D. F. W. M." which stands for Don't F*** With Me and it's about a time when I was walking and this truck driver got out, punched me in the face, called me a faggot, and chased me down the street. That was the first time a stranger has touched me in an angry manner. I made a big deal about it in the media and eventually got him fired. The police wouldn't classify it as an assault, so they called it harassment, which is not what it was. Nobody would stick around to be my witness for the police. It was one of those moments where I was like 'wow, it's really not the world I thought it was.' It took me two years to write that very angry song."

 road Gay organizations have called on FIFA to fight the discrimination produced by the Nigerian Football Federation. Sign the petition here. Earlier today, anti-gay Nigeria coach Eucharia Uche said "homosexuality is a dirty thing, spiritually and morally it is very, very wrong."

 road Despite the financial difficulties it has recently faced, organizers of San Francisco's pride parade will not skimp on the festivities.


Tom Ford Wears His Shirts Open to Prevent Migraines

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Racked has a look at what you can expect from the upcoming June 24 OWN Visionaries program on designer/director Tom Ford, including this revelation:

"I wear my shirts open because ties give me a headache. I can only wear them for a few hours and then I start to get a migraine."

Who knew that the heavage trend was facilitated by a medical condition?


Car Dealer: Tom Ford's a Used Ride But You'd Still Do Him

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Via Copyranter comes this ad from Canadian used car dealer Dale Wurfel which uses an unbuttoned Tom Ford to make a point about well-maintained 'pre-owned' vehicles.


Tom Ford is Never Clothed at Home

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Tom Ford discusses giving interviews in the nude, with Interview:

"Someone asked me recently about male nudity, and I brought up the subject that, in our culture, we use female nudity to sell everything. We’re very comfortable objectifying women. Women go out and they are basically wearing nothing. Their feet and toes are exposed, their legs are exposed, their breasts are exposed. Everything is exposed—the neck, the arms. You have to be really physically perfect, as a woman, in our culture to be considered beautiful.

Ford But full frontal male nudity challenges us. It makes men nervous. It makes women nervous. Other times in history, male nudes have been regarded in a different way. The Olympics were originally held nude. The reporter I was explaining this to said, 'This would make a great story.' I explained how when I come home I actually take off all my clothes, and I wear no clothes until I leave. I eat naked. I do everything completely naked. He said, 'That would make a great interview.' I said, 'Fine, we have to do it nude.'"

He was in very good shape. Anyway, we did the interview. The interviewer was straight, and I made it a point to desexualize the interview even though I was sitting with my legs wide open, completely naked. At the end of the interview, I put on a dressing gown and he put on his clothes, and I sat next to him on the sofa and said, “Was that sexual?” He said, “Absolutely not.” And I said, “That’s because I didn’t make it sexual. Sexuality is in the eyes, it’s an expression, it’s in a look.” Then, all of a sudden, I looked at him in a very different way, and it made him very nervous.

Tom Ford [interview]


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