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04/30/2012

A Vision of Yosemite: VIDEO

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Photographer Shawn Reeder offers a breathtaking time-lapse tribute to California's grandest National Park. Turn the sound up and make the screen as big as possible.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Apr. 30,2012 at 9:00 PM EST by in California, National Parks, News, Time-Lapse | Permalink | Comments (7)


Man Uses Rifle to Shoot Sign Opposing NC Gay Marriage Ban: VIDEO

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Says the gun owner in the video: "Right now there's this amendment trying to be passed, Amendment One. It's gonna state that marriage is between a man and a woman, which is how it ought to be. Somebody thought it'd be a good idea to put this sign near my house. They oughta know not to put stuff like that near my house."

He then proceeds to shoot it.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via jmg)

Posted Apr. 30,2012 at 7:45 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, Guns, News, North Carolina | Permalink | Comments (37)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1114

INSTANT DATE: The latest from Improv Everywhere.

POP PIÑATA: Bryan Safi is back with another web series.

MOVIES THAT CAME TO THE RESCUE: How many superheroes can you name?

VAMPIRE HISTORY: A new featurette for the upcoming Dark Shadows film.

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

Posted Apr. 30,2012 at 5:00 PM EST by in Bryan Safi, News, Superheroes, Towleroad Guide to the Tube, Vampires | Permalink | Comments (2)


News: Apple Green, Mark Wahlberg, One World Trade, Batstache

RoadChange is...

RoadJulianne Moore to play mother in Carrie remake.

RoadOne World Trade Center the tallest object in Manhattan sky. "Poking into the sky, the first column of the 100th floor of 1 World Trade Center will bring the tower to a height of 1,271 feet, making it 21 feet higher than the Empire State Building."

NyctaxiRoadNYC gets 'apple green' taxi fleet.

RoadMark Wahlberg wearing only an apron and boots.

RoadCalifornia Congresswoman Linda Sanchez gets Hollywood support for Social Security Equality Act: "Sánchez’s bill, H.R. 4609, would eliminate the Social Security Administration policy denying same-sex couples benefits. According to Sánchez, gay male couples receive 18 percent less in Social Security benefits than straight couples, while lesbian couples receive 31 percent less because women statistically earn less money."

RoadVIDEO: Rihanna's "Where Have You Been?".

RoadCyndi Lauper to receive honor for LGBT youth advocacy and lobby Capitol Hill: 'I am doing something really important. I am meeting with members of Congress and the Obama administration to discuss ways to better help homeless LGBT youth. I am going to discuss the need for more funding to help runaway and homeless youth, ensuring that LGBT youth experiencing homelessness are not discriminated against in federally funded shelters and other agencies, and that we pass the Reconnecting Youth to Prevent Homelessness Act that Sen. [John] Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced last year. It is my first time visiting Capitol Hill and I am really looking forward to it.''

RoadChris Hemsworth and Chris Evans promote Avengers juggernaut, which has already taken in more than $200 million overseas.

Anderon_cooperRoadAnderson Cooper and a 39-pound pussy.

RoadTruth Wins Out's Wayne Besen repeatedly confronts anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively in Oklahoma City: "There were 33 people attending his seminar at the suburban Oklahoma City church. My purpose for going was to monitor his talk and confront his lies. This was not easy, because this hardcore fundie church was hostile territory. There was also a police officer on-hand, which made confronting Lively a dicey task. The last thing I needed was to leave the talk in handcuffs, which would have played to Lively’s bogus narrative that he is a Christian martyr besieged by homosexuals."

RoadSeventh Day Adventist church in Australia closes down language school for international students, migrants and refugees because its founder publicly supports gay marriage.

RoadMale model fix: Arthur Keller.

BatstacheRoadNana nana nana nana nana nana na - Bat-stache.

RoadKeith Olbermann responds to Jimmy Kimmel jabs at the White House Correspondents Dinner: "Funny that Jimmy Kimmel ripped me after his people desperately wanted me to fly to LA to be on his show this past Wednesday #nerdprom"

RoadBritain's marriage equality ad 'Homecoming' now has more than half a million views.

RoadActivists protest Costa Rican restaurant for tossing out lesbian couple: "Close to 200 protesters marched to the downtown San José restaurant Chelles to demonstrate against ownership for throwing out a lesbian couple. On March 14 at 1 a.m., 10 friends arrived at the 102-year-old Chelles diner. When two women in the group kissed, management cancelled their orders and forced the couple to leave, said Paulina Torres, one of the women removed from the restaurant."

Posted Apr. 30,2012 at 3:25 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (6)


Boy Scouts Board Member Quits Over Dismissed Lesbian Den Mom

David J. Sims, a board member of the Ohio River Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) resigned over the BSA's recent decision to dismiss den mother Jennifer Tyrrell after learning she was a lesbian, GLAAD reports.

TyrrellWrote Sims in a letter to the Ohio River Valley Council of the BSA:

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I write to you today to inform you that I am resigning as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio River Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Yesterday, after receiving the email from Paul Tucker, I first learned the story of Jennifer Tyrrell, the den leader for Pack 109's Tiger Scouts in Bridgeport, Ohio, who was removed as leader solely due to her sexual orientation. I understand that this action was taken as a result of a standing policy of the Boy Scouts of America and that said action is legal. However, Ms. Tyrrell’s removal goes against my fundamental beliefs of how we should treat our fellow human beings and is, in my opinion, wholly discriminatory. I understand that the Boys Scouts of America is free to run its organization as it sees fit, however, I can not formally be a part of it based upon this policy.

My grandfather was an Eagle scout, my father was an Eagle scout and I am an Eagle Scout. Other than his family and his Christian faith, the most important thing in my father’s life was the Boy Scouts. The lived and breathed scouting. That is what makes this decision so exceedingly difficult and emotional. However, I know that my father would support my decision.

Best wishes to you, Ohio River Valley Council and the Boy Scouts of America in future endeavors. I hope that the powers that be will look into their hearts and find the wisdom and courage to re-examine the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.

A change.org petition calling for Tyrrell's reinstatement has nearly 260,000 signatures as of this posting.

Posted Apr. 30,2012 at 2:35 PM EST by in Boy Scouts, GLAAD, Jennifer Tyrrell, News | Permalink | Comments (15)


Cleveland DJ Dominic Dieter Apologizes for Telling Man He Should Have His Possibly-Gay Daughter Raped Straight

Over the weekend, Brandon posted about Cleveland WMMS Radio personality Dominic Dieter and his advice to a man who discovered his daughter kissing another girl that he "get one of [his] friends to screw [his] daughter straight."

DieterThis morning, Dieter apologized:

"I just wanted to say that, I know on the show this past Friday I made some comments that people found…..  considered to be offensive.  And I just wanted to say, I understand why people are angry.  I want to genuinely apologize to anyone who may have been offended by what I said.  I regret what I did say.  My comments were inappropriate.  They were inexcusable, and just downright stupid.   And I want to make it clear; there was absolutely no intention to promote physical or sexual violence.  And I’m truly; truly sorry by my poor choice of words that led people to believe otherwise.  Again, Rover… I just want to apologize for any pain I might have caused. (...)  I ask people to find it in their hearts to forgive me.  I am sorry for the words that I did say. "

WMMS told GLAAD it is disciplining Dieter but hasn't specified the punishment. The station says it will also run PSAs "about the dangers of parental rejection, and the importance of giving LGBT young people a safe learning environment."

Posted Apr. 30,2012 at 2:10 PM EST by in Dominic Dieter, News, Radio | Permalink | Comments (31)



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