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Towleroad Heads to Texas for the Dallas 'Black Tie Dinner': PHOTOS

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Last week, Towleroad paid a visit to Texas to check out the Black Tie Dinner in Dallas.

Celebrating its 33rd year, Dallas' Black Tie Dinner is the longest running and largest LGBT fundraiser in the United States. Formed to educate the public and embolden the South's growing LGBT population; Black Tie Dinner is one of the keystone events promoting equality in the world.

This year BTD honored celebrated straight ally and Dallas news anchor, Dale Hansen, who famously spoke to the world via a viral YouTube video when Michael Sam came out of the closet.

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Speakers included NY Nets player Jason Collins, HRC President Chad Griffin, and Equality Award honoree and Prop 8 attorney Ted Olson. Glee's Alex Newell and Steve Grand entertained the crowd throughout the evening; both were a resounding hit with the Dallas crowd. The event was hosted by lesbian comedian Dana Goldberg.

Check out some of our favorite photos from the event, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jimmy Kimmel Takes #CutestSelfieEver With One Direction: VIDEO


The boys of One Direction stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live the other night to help Kimmel take the "Cutest Selfie Ever." Kimmel enlisted the help of the teenage heartthrobs, but the host felt the boys alone weren't cute enough; cue the reinforcements of puppies, teacup kittens, tiny ballerinas, stuffed animals, a unicorn and even Guillermo himself to capture the most sickeningly sweet selfie ever. 

Even Louis Tomlinson appeared in good spirits on the show considering he angrily tweeted a UK reporter last week for insinuating the singer is gay in a tweet the reporter posted. However, it was Niall Horan who decided to go diva this week, donning a tiara from Kimmel's prop box;

Watch the boys mug for the camera AFTER THE JUMP...

[photo via Twitter]

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It's Almost Time for Towleroad's Pop-Up Gay Summer Camp in Provincetown: Are You Signed Up Yet?


It's almost time for the kick-off of Towleroad's first Pop-Up Gay Summer Camp in Provincetown. Those of you planning a trip to this paradise at the tip of Cape Cod from July 1 through Labor Day, please sign up with us at RSVPtown.

LogoThose who SIGN UP at RSVPtown can stop by Pop-Up Gay Summer Camp HQ at the Crown and Anchor Inn as soon as you hit town to say hi, find out about events all over town, and pick up your RSVPtown welcome bags with our guide, handbook, exclusive offers from Ptown businesses, discounts, invites, and gifts including free Kiehl's products (they just opened a new store in town!). You'll also be automatically entered in a contest for ticket giveaways every week of the summer (SEE BELOW FOR 4TH OF JULY WEEK).

So please SIGN UP if you don't want to be left out!

Today we are proud to announce that the Provincetown Tourism Office is joining us as a co-sponsor and will be helping us help you get the most out of your time in Ptown.

Said Provincetown Tourism Director Anthony Fuccillo:

“Provincetown, America’s first gay destination, is excited and looking forward to the Towleroad Pop-Up Gay Summer Camp. Everyone is invited to take part in the many fun attractions, eco-tourism, great food and arts community while visiting PTown. Of course we know you will enjoy the entertainment and legendary nightlife.  The Pop-Up Gay Summer Camp is proudly sponsored in part by the Provincetown Tourism Fund.”

IndependenceWe told you earlier this month that we would be giving away tickets to parties and entertainment at the Crown and Anchor to people who have signed up at RSVPtown for Pop-Up Gay Summer Camp and for those of you coming for the week of Independence Day (June 30- July 5) we're going to be giving away the following to a few lucky winners:

2 Platinum Passes to INDEPENDENCE - the deluxe package including 8 club nights and Beach Party, Central House Restaurant gift certificate, free chaise lounge rental and towel service Poolside at the Crown, an Absolut Vodka beach bag, and more, worth over $200. More info HERE.

2 Tickets to the all-new Beach Party with DJ Abel on July 2 from 12-7 pm.

2 tickets to see Leslie Jordan for his shows on June 30 and July 1.

2 tickets to see Dina Martina on July 2.

2 tickets to Miss Richfield 1981 on July 3.

2 tickets to Audition with Kevin Aviance and Marti Gould Cummings on July 3.

You can ONLY be eligible to win these tickets if you are signed up at RSVPtown, so do it!

Winners will be drawn for the Platinum Passes on June 23 and the show tickets on June 27.

You are only eligible for tickets for the weeks you indicated you would be in Provincetown on your RSVPtown sign up. All drawings and giveaways will be drawn at random from those eligible.

More news to come soon!

Writers, Join Our Team


We're looking for a few more motivated, talented Towleroadies interested in joining Towleroad's team and helping us grow: daily news bloggers, post contributors, and, if all the stars line up, additions to our current weekly columnist line up (currently: film, music, law, theater).

More info here.

Towleroad Looking for Outgoing Peeps to Help Us Out at L.A. Pride and NYC Pride

Towleroad is hiring some energetic and enthusiastic folks to help us out with our presence at L.A. Pride on June 7 and 8 and NYC Pride on June 29.

LapridePrideFest responsibilities will include manning our mobile photo booth, walking around PrideFest engaging with people, taking and sending commemorative photos and collecting emails. We're looking for social, outgoing people who are up for long days.

NycprideParade responsibilities will include carrying a Towleroad banner in the parade or operating a mobile phone booth along the parade route, dipping into the crowds, taking photos, collecting emails and then catching up with the Towleroad banner.

Please email as soon as possible and put L.A. Pride or NYC Pride in the subject line.

Are You Going to Provincetown This Summer? RSVP with Us!


Are you planning a trip to Provincetown on Cape Cod this summer? Or thinking about it?

Towleroad is going to be there and we don't want you to miss a thing!

"RSVPtown" with us AT THIS LINK and we'll keep you in-the-know with insider tips, a guide to events, and special deals all season. More to come soon!

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