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03/03/2015

'Teen Wolf' Introducing Two New Gay Characters

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Matt Webb Mitovich of TV Line recently spilled some tea about two gay characters that will be making their debut on Teen Wolf in its upcoming season. The show is no stranger to gay characters, having given us some steamy man-on-man action in the past between Ethan (Charlie Carver) and Danny (Keahu Kahuanui) in the past.

Said Mitovich of what we can expect in season 5:

For those who’ve been holding out hope for Danny’s return, there’s this consolation prize: Episode 4 of the new season, titled “Condition Terminal,” will introduce the recurring character of Corey, who in the course of being treated in an operating room for a strange, painful wound dishes on his boyfriend Lucas. (Guest star Lucas, meanwhile, is described as a shy young man who has become an aggressive problem at a club.)

Danny, who was Teen Wolf's first gay character, was not seen in any of the episodes in season 4 though series creator Jeff Davis has hinted that we have not seen the last of of him.

No news yet on who will play the two new characters.

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Posted Mar. 3,2015 at 1:30 PM EST by in News, Teen Wolf, Television | Permalink | Comments (0)


Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon Recreate The Greatest Duets Of All Time: VIDEO

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Miss Independent herself and Jimmy Fallon teamed up on The Tonight Show for an über-medley that takes you through the history of duets in the modern pop era. If you're worried about how they'll handle some of your favorite hits, fear not. They've got you, babe.

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Posted Mar. 3,2015 at 1:02 PM EST by in Jimmy Fallon, Kelly Clarkson, News | Permalink | Comments (1)


2015's Sexiest Shirtless Snow Men Will Make You Say 'Yes' To More Winter: PHOTOS

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It seems like everyone is complaining about the never-ending onslaught of winter these days. Indeed, several reports have noted that February was the coldest month on record in parts of the U.S. For many, it pretty much feels like this cold front is the new normal.

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But rather than get down about the ice, sleet and snow, why not celebrate all that winter has given us? We've put together a list of 33 shirtless snow men who remind us of all that is (s)pec-tacular about winter. You might just leave saying, "the cold never bothered me anyway." 

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Conservative Radio Host: Discriminating Against Gays Helps Protect Them From Getting Stoned To Death - VIDEO

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Anti-gay activist Dana Loesch, the editor-in-chief of Andrew Breitbart's BigJournalism.com, has said that failure to protect the “right” of Christians to discriminate against people in public accommodations will lead to gay people being stoned to death on the streets, reports Right Wing Watch.

Appearing on a CPAC panel on religious liberty last weekend along with Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer and Tony Perkins, the leader of listed hate group the Family Research Council, Loesch made the bizarre connection between the right to discriminate and the potential murder of gay people, saying:

"You don't have to be a Christian to be affected by loss of religious liberty, because if one liberty is taken, more liberties will be taken.

“If I'm not speaking up [while] you're losing rights then what will happen to me when the day comes, if someone comes to me? What if you're stoned for walking out in the street for being gay? I mean, come on, that's where the conversation needs to go.”

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Posted Mar. 3,2015 at 11:51 AM EST by in CPAC, Discrimination, Religion, Tony Perkins, Video | Permalink | Comments (24)


State Legislators Mark Texas Independence Day By Introducing Omnibus LGBT Civil Rights Bill

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On Texas Independence day, five Democratic state senators introduced an omnibus civil rights bill that is the first of its kind in the state's history. 

Senate Bill 856 would prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and state contracting. Texas claimed its independence on March 2, 1836. 

“I chose today—Texas Independence Day—to file this important legislation,” Senator (Jose) Rodríguez said in a release, “because Texas values—such as hard work, opportunity, and the Golden Rule—are the reason why Texas remains strong 179 years later. That is why we must act definitively to ensure everyone in the Lone Star State is treated fairly and equally.”

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One of our most strongly held beliefs here in Texas is taking care of our own and treating our neighbors as ourselves. This kind of Texas spirit is visible in every town and city in the state, in family-owned businesses and large public employers. 

And yet, we realize there are places across Texas where this spirit does not flourish. Texans like Isabel and Victoria in Lewisville (Denton County) can be denied housing for themselves and their sons Juan and Oscar because the two women are in a same-gender relationship. Casanova from Austin and Dylan from Houston were harassed on the job after coming out as transgender but were given no recourse by their employers; Dylan would end up being laid off. Darla from Austin has been and can again be discriminated against while attempting to secure employment because she is a lesbian. John David and his partner Jerry from Tyler can be asked to leave a public accommodation—such as a restaurant or concert venue—because they are gay. Antonia, a transgender woman of color was fired from her job because of her transition.

Further, discrimination is bad for business. Fair treatment for workers, families, and people who visit our state—including gay and transgender people—is a crucial factor in the ongoing strength of the Texas brand.

In the past, separate legislation has been filed in Texas to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in all four areas — but the effort has never been combined into a single bill. The other authors of SB 856 are Sens. Rodney Elllis, Sylvia Garcia, Kirk Watson and John Whitmire. 

“Discrimination of any form has no place in Texas. Not in our schools, our government, or our services. I am proud to co-author this legislation and proud to stand strong for the fair treatment of all Texans especially our friends in the LGBT community who for too long have been the target of discrimination,” Whitmire said. 

“I’m proud to coauthor legislation to prevent fellow Texans from being discriminated against due to who they love,” Ellis added. “All hardworking Texans, including our LGBT neighbors, should have the chance to earn a living, provide for their families, and live like everyone else without fear of getting fired or evicted solely because of who they are. ”

“All Texans should enjoy equal protection under the law. This important legislation would ensure that our LGBT brothers and sisters can express who they are without fear of discrimination. It would also send a message to the rest of the world that Texas welcomes anyone that wants to contribute to our great state, regardless of sexual orientation,” Garcia said.

The 20-page bill has little chance of passing in the Republican-dominated Legislature. But its introduction is important symbolically in the face of a slew of anti-LGBT legislative attacks. It could also signal a future shift to protect all LGBT civil rights with a single piece of legislation, rather than doing it piecemeal. 

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Posted Mar. 3,2015 at 11:02 AM EST by in Austin, Discrimination, Gay Rights, LGBT Rights, News, Texas, Transgender | Permalink | Comments (3)


NEW MUSIC: Brightly, Screaming Females, Black Honey, Bernard + Edith, Loyle Carner And Eurovision News

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New Music is brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, which covers mostly indie/alternative music as well as electronica, ambient/modern classical, pop and anything really, really good.

Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this post.

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Brightly: “Keep Me Close”

Brightly is an indie pop act from Melbourne, Australia.

Taken from forthcoming album Oh, Infinity, “Keep Me Close” is a beautiful acoustic love song which was written by band member Charlie Gleeson “about homophobia, love, and my boyfriend…after a year of some pretty horrific homophobic attacks throughout the world.”

 

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Screaming Females: Rose Mountain

Screaming-females-456-280211New Jersey indie rock trio Screaming Females return with their sixth studio album Rose Mountain, released last week on Don Giovanni.

Lead track “Hopeless” opens with an unnerving piano intro leading to a pared back alt rock sound before launching into 30 seconds of glorious shouty grunge rock.

The video was shot over the course of several freezing winter nights and the blood splatters on the pick guard are apparently 100 percent real as singer/guitarist Marissa Paternoster played until her fingers split open. As you do…

 

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Posted Mar. 3,2015 at 10:33 AM EST by in Music, Music Recommendations, Music Video | Permalink | Comments (0)


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