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06/01/2015

Celebrate the End of 'Drag Race' Season 7 With Debut Music Videos from the Final Three Queens: WATCH

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To coincide with the end of this season of RuPaul's Drag Race, the top three ladies released music videos for their debut singles showcasing each finalist's signature flair. 

Watch Pearl's EDM track "Love Slave," Ginger Minj's brassy "Ooh Lala Lala" and Violet Chachki's BDSM-inspired "Bettie," AFTER THE JUMP...

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What'd you think of tonight's finale?

 

 

 

Posted Jun. 1,2015 at 10:31 PM EST by in Drag Queens, News, RuPaul | Permalink | Comments (6)


Caitlyn Jenner Receives Outpouring Of Celebrity Support on Twitter

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Caitlyn Jenner's official unveiling today on the cover of Vanity Fair is already receiving an outpouring of support from celebrities across the Twitterverse including the Kardashians and Jenner's two daughters.

Jenner also received wide support from her fellow LGBT public leaders and celebrities including Janet Mock, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ellen Degeneres.

Jenner's new Twitter account has grown exponentially, reaching one million followers in as little as four hours. Jenner's account broke the record set by President Obama's Twitter account that reached one million followers in four hours and 30 minutes on the first day his profile launched.

Posted Jun. 1,2015 at 7:51 PM EST by in Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen Page, Janet Mock, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Lance Bass, LGBT Stories, Transgender, Twitter | Permalink | Comments (30)


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CAITLYN JENNER: HRC's Jay Brown reacts.

HBO: Celebrates LGBT content in new ad.

WHOOPEE CUSHION: World's largest?

IAN SOMERHALDER: Makes fan cry after telling her no photos.

  

  

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Posted Jun. 1,2015 at 6:05 PM EST by in Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (14)


Gay High School Valedictorian Reads Banned Graduation Speech At LGBT Advocacy Group Event: WATCH

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Longmont, Colorado valedictorian Evan Young, who was banned from reading his graduation speech at his high school ceremony due to the school administration's objection to Young disclosing in the speech that he's gay, read his speech at Out Boulder's awards ceremony yesterday reports Daily Camera.

Young's high school principal, BJ Buchmann, prevented Young from reading his speech at his May 16 ceremony because the reveal that Young is gay in the speech somehow conflicted with the school's "mission," to "protect the solemnity of the evening."

Young recited his speech at the Out Boulder ceremony, while donning a green cape to add some free-spirited flourish, and expounded upon why he shouldn't have to apologize for who he is and that he expects classmates to overlook differences as they have done in the past.

Watch Young's moving speech, AFTER THE JUMP...

Young has since received commendations by state Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, with Polis announcing that he wants to "make sure this is the last time somebody like Evan will have to go through what he had to go through." Out Boulder's Executive Director Mardi Moore said Young only agreed to go public with the issue because he wanted to support the LGBT community and push his school toward tolerance.

 

Posted Jun. 1,2015 at 5:47 PM EST by in Colorado, Discrimination, Gay Pride, Jared Polis | Permalink | Comments (7)


Caitlyn Jenner Smashes Record for Fastest Growing Twitter Account, Besting President Obama

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Caitlyn Jenner amassed 1 million followers on Twitter in a record four hours and three minutes, beating the previous record set when President Obama joined the social media network in May, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

"Since she joined, there have been over 1.5 million Tweets about Caitlyn Jenner, including an outpouring of support from users," a rep for Twitter told The Hollywood Reporter...Obama set the previous record in May 18, reaching 1 million followers in approximately 4.5 hours. Before Obama, the Guinness World Record had been held by Robert Downey Jr., who reached 1 million followers in 23 hours and 22 minutes in 2014.

Twitter also released a visualization chart (below) detailing how the data on Jenner spread.

Posted Jun. 1,2015 at 5:05 PM EST by in Bruce Jenner, News, Twitter | Permalink | Comments (13)


News: Fifty Shades, Windows 10, Vince Vaughn, Supreme Court, Tron 3

Road Shepard Fairey, the artist behind Obama's iconic "Hope" poster, says he's run out of hope for the president. "Obama has had a really tough time, but there have been a lot of things that he's compromised on that I never would have expected...I'm not giving him a pass for not being more courageous, but I do think the entire system needs an overhaul and taking money out of politics would be a really good first step."

PalinRoad Ukraine's second-ever gay pride parade has been reportedly canceled over safety concerns

Road Game of Thrones favorites meet their D.C. matches

Road Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James to pen new book from Christian Grey's perspective

Road Has Nicki Minaj called off her engagement to Meek Mill? 

Road Supreme Court rules in favor of Muslim woman who sued Abercrombie & Fitch for job discrimination after she was denied a sales job because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. 

Road The new video game Cobra Club is all about that D

Road Bernie Sanders asked on Meet the Press about his 1972 essay on fantasy rape

AlittlelifeRoad Towleroad's book critic Garth Greenwell on why Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life is the great gay novel we've been waiting for. "Just as Yanagihara’s characters challenge conventional categories of gay identity, so A Little Life avoids the familiar narratives of gay fiction. Yanagihara approaches the collective traumas that have so deeply shaped modern gay identity—sickness and discrimination—obliquely, avoiding the conventions of the coming-out narrative or the AIDS novel."

Road Microsoft's Windows 10 launches July 29

Road Justin Bieber tells fans "I'm not gay but even if I was that's not an insult" after posting video of him kissing male friend. 

Road GLAAD's Director of Programs, Transgender Media Nick Adams applauds Caitlyn Jenner's journey. "For a transgender person to step into the world as his or her authentic self is a moment of tremendous freedom. The world can now see what Caitlyn Jenner has always known, that she is - and always has been - a woman."

Road The Jurassic Park franchise's 11 scariest moments, ranked. 

Road Headline of the Day: Store Owner Tackles Thief Who Stuffed Assault Rifle Down Pants

Road Keke Palmer to star in NBC's live television adaption of Grease

ClunanRoad Male model Monday: Matt Clunan.

Road Christiano Ronaldo bares his hot, shirtless body in Monaco. 

Road New Quinnipiac poll shows Americans would support a pro-equality Supreme Court decision 56-38 percent. 

Road Vince Vaughn says Americans should be allowed to carry guns wherever they want, including schools. “Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat. Taking away guns, taking away drugs, the booze, it won’t rid the world of criminality,”

Road Thousands petition Disney to revive Tron 3.

Posted Jun. 1,2015 at 4:05 PM EST by in News | Permalink | Comments (7)



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