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06/14/2015

Ezra Miller Experiences the Sinister Side of Psychology in 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' - TRAILER

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IFC Films has released the first trailer for The Stanford Prison Experiment based on the infamous 1971 psychological study of the same name. 

From the video's description:

MillerWhat happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days.

The film co-stars Ezra Miller, Olivia Thirlby, Jesse Carere, Keir Gilcrist and Thomas Mann and is scheduled for release on July 17. 

Watch the disturbing debut trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Jun. 14,2015 at 4:00 PM EST by in Ezra Miller, Film | Permalink | Comments (12)


ASAPScience Asks 'Could You Transfer Your Consciousness to Another Body?' - VIDEO

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With the topic of mind uploading appearing in recent films such as Captain America: The Winter SoldierAvatar, CHAPPiE and the upcoming Selfless starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds, the ASAPScience guys decided to dig in and find out if our brains and memories might one day be able to be download, stored, and uploaded into something new.

Find out, AFTER THE JUMP...

 

Posted Jun. 14,2015 at 3:00 PM EST by in ASAPScience, Science | Permalink | Comments (13)


Towleroad's Top 10 Must Watch LGBT Videos of the Week

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Need a refresher on all the informative, uplifting, sexy, and entertaining LGBT videos from this past week?

Look no further as we count down the best of the best, AFTER THE JUMP...

10. Andrew Christian Models Share Their Coming Out Stories For LGBT Pride Month

In a new Pride 2015 video from underwear maker Andrew Christian, Topher DiMaggio, Ryan Rose, Diego Sans, Jacob Ford and Matt O’Reilly all share their coming out stories and overcoming struggles on their journey to self-acceptance.

All shirtless of course!

 

9. Vine Star Alx James Comes Out as Gay: 'God Does Not Make Mistakes'

Alx James, a Vine star with over 7 million followers, came out as gay this past week in an emotional video posted on his YouTube page. 

"This video is really for my family and for you guys," said James. "I feel like I haven't made a point to say 'Hi, this is who I am'"

In the 14 minute clip, James recounted the resentment he felt towards his parents growing up in the closet and discussed coming out in the context of his Christian faith.  

Don't let someone tell you who you are. You know who you are and it's okay to be who you are. My advice to anyone who is struggling with their sexuality and they are a believer in Christ - don't let it stray you away from your faith. Don't let the church tell you that it's not okay to be who you are. Because it is. God does not make mistakes and God does not give you anything that you can't handle. He doesn't. It says it in the Bible.

 

 

8. Kids React to Caitlyn Jenner's Transition Will Give You Hope for the Future

Accepting others' differences can sometimes be difficult, but if the kids in this video are any indication for how the next generation handles diversity, the future looks to be in good hands. 

 

 

7. Sen. Mike Lee: Churches May Have to Close If SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Same-sex Marriage

Less than a week after reintroducing a disgusting bill allowing organizations to refuse service to gay couples simply by citing religious beliefs, Sen. Mike Lee warned to right-wing rag World Net Daily that churches an other religious institutions may have to close if the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage this month. 

 

 

6. John Waters Says 'Gay Is Not Enough Anymore' in RISD Commencement Speech

A speech that's dry, witty, humorous, and most importantly makes you think, John Waters recent commencement address at the Rhode Island School of Design is definitely a must watch. 

 

5. Gandalf and Dumbledore Got Hitched Outside Westboro Baptist Church

Check out this (J.K. Rowling approved) wizard wedding in Topeka, Kansas that likely had Shirley Phelps-Roper and the rest of her WBC orcs frothing at the mouth. 

And did we mention the ceremony's soundtrack? Simpy magical. 

  

 

4. Jake Wilson and Jeffry Self Parody Taylor Swift with Gay Blood Ban PSA 'Sad Studs'

In a timely send-up of Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar's music video "Bad Blood", comedians Jake Wilson and Jeffery Self highlight the absurdity of the FDA's ban on blodd donations from gay men who've had sex within the past year. 

 

 

3. Rachel Maddow Dissects Why the Anti-gay Side's 'Fuzzy' Logic Still Wins Politically

"Just the fact that they're making not great arguments doesn't mean that they're losing their fights," said MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. "Even as the logic keeps getting fuzzier and fuzzier and fuzzier on the anti-gay side, the political victories on the anti-gay side keep piling up."

The latest exhibits on display atop this anti-gay pile? North Carolina and Michigan's discriminatory new laws under the guise of "religious freedom."

 

2. Norway's 2012 Eurovision Contestant Tooji Comes Out as Gay in Sinfully Sexy Music Video 'Father' 

Norwegian-Iranian singer Tooji, who represented Norway in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, is out with a sultry new video for his song "Father" featuring the mononymous musician having an illicit affair with a gay priest.

The NSFW black and white video ends with angel wings and some clerical copulation in front of stunned churchgoers. You're welcome. 

  

 

1. YouTube Star Ingrid Nilsen Comes Out as Gay

YouTube vlogger Ingrid Nilsen, known for doling out beauty advice to her over 3.3 million followers, came out as gay this past week on her online channel.

Said Nilsen in the emotional clip:

"I'm shaking right now because this moment is real and it's here and I've been waiting for this a long time....I want to sit down and talk to you and have this conversation just as I've had this conversation with friends and people who are close to me in my life."

It's 20-minutes long, but well worth the watch. Nilsen is beautiful inside and out.

 

Posted Jun. 14,2015 at 2:04 PM EST by in LGBT Video Round-up | Permalink | Comments (5)


Robert Jeffress: Gay Wedding Cake Wars Will Escalate Into Full-Fledged Holocaust Against Christians - VIDEO

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Prominent opponents of same-sex marriage continue to go out with a bang.

Earlier we told you about a pledge signed by anti-LGBT leaders who claim they would go to jail in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of nationwide marriage equality. 

Among those who signed the pledge was the Rev. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Dallas. 

Jeffress also recently made yet another appearance on Fox News, where host Sean Hannity responded to Bill Maher's claim that Christians aren't really being persecuted in America, according to Mediaite

Jeffress agreed with Hannity and said: 

“It doesn’t rise to the level of having their head chopped off by ISIS in the Middle East, but it’s all the same attitude that allows for those attacks.

“I want to remind people that, you know, the Nazis weren’t able to take the Jews to the crematoriums immediately. The German people wouldn’t have allowed for it. Instead, the Nazis had to change public opinion. They marginalized the Jewish people, disparaged them, and make them objects of contempt.”

When even Hannity questioned whether Jeffress really believes that, the pastor responded:

“Absolutely, they are being marginalized right now, treated as objects of contempt by the media, and once that happens, then the taking away of further rights will be very easy.” 

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

The pro-LGBT Texas Freedom Network responded to Jeffress' comments

Such statements aren’t just absurd. They’re also offensive to the memory of the millions of Jews and others who were slaughtered by the Nazis. Jeffress should be ashamed of himself.

Back in February, Jeffress said Christians being forced to bake gay wedding cakes was a sign of the Antichrist. Another sign? President Barack Obama

 

Posted Jun. 14,2015 at 1:00 PM EST by in Dallas, Gay Marriage, Gay Rights, LGBT Rights, Religion, Robert Jeffress, Texas | Permalink | Comments (41)


LA County Hoping to 'Dramatically Reduce New HIV Infections' With PrEP Distribution Plan

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In a move that's sure to stick in the craw of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Michael Weinstein, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this past Tuesday passed a motion authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl (pictured) that aims to implement a program for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) distribution to counter the spread of HIV.

"PrEP is not a silver bullet, it’s not a panacea, but it is another tool that we need to offer our county residents who are at high risk of contracting HIV," Kuehl said. She added that the PrEP, combined with other HIV prevention tools, will make it possible to "dramatically reduce new HIV infections."

An estimated 1,850 men and women became infected with HIV in Los Angeles county last year - down slightly from 2013's 1,913 new infections - and while condoms can help curtail the spread of infection, PrEP has proven itself to be an invaluable tool that is underutilized in the fight against HIV. The Department of Public Health’s Division of HIV and STD Programs are developing strategies to cope with the obstacles that stand in the way of a PrEP regimen, including education and awareness, distribution, and cost.

A network of public and private clinics would be able to provide significant geographical coverage of the Los Angeles county and help diminish the issues of patient awareness of the program and the ability to distribute the drug. There does not yet seem to be a strategy in place to address the cost, but it is feasible that Los Angeles would adopt strategies similar to San Francisco where patients meeting certain criteria can acquire the medication at a deeply discounted rate, including discounts up to 100% for specific cases.

You can also read Weinstein's AHF press release reaction to the news here

Posted Jun. 14,2015 at 12:00 PM EST by in AIDS/HIV, Los Angeles, Sheila Kuehl | Permalink | Comments (24)


The Colossal Cost Required to Build Your Own Jurassic Park Will Leave You Weak at the Knees - VIDEO

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After over two decades of waiting following the release of Jurassic Park, audiences are finally able to witness what a "fully functional" dinosaur theme park would look like now that Jurassic World has arrived in theaters. 

JpBut over the years did you ever stop to wonder just how much John Hammond's original prehistoric park would have cost him? After all, cloning dinosaurs doesn't seem like a cheap endeavor 

Take a deep breath and find out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Jun. 14,2015 at 11:11 AM EST by | Permalink | Comments (12)



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