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David Beckham Inaugurates His Instagram Account With a Shirtless Birthday in Bed Selfie: PHOTO


David Beckham might be the one having the birthday today (he turns 40), but it's the rest of us who get the real present as the former footballer has just created an Instagram account for our viewing pleasure. 

Ever wondered what it would look like to wake up next to Beckham in bed? Wonder no more. 

Wrote Beckham:

Good morning and hello! It’s great to finally be on Instagram, been a long time coming but I can’t wait to start sharing all my special moments with you. Thank you for all your birthday messages so far. Looking forward to a great day with friends and family x

David Beckham and James Corden Get Intimate for New Underwear Line: VIDEO


David Beckham and new Late Late Show host James Corden have a new underwear line but don't look for it on shelves anytime, ever.

Watch the advert, AFTER THE JUMP...

This is familiar territory for Corden who has previously spent time in a bubble bath with Beckham and in 2008 appeared in a parody of Beckham's iconic Emporio Armani ad.


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Gay Iconography: Beckham Kicked Open Doors For Future Allies


It’s often said that professional sports are the final frontier for the LGBT community in popular culture. We’ve written about out athletes like Jason Collins and Robbie Rogers as well as allies like Ben Cohen previously, but before they stepped into the national spotlight, another professional athlete was changing the conversation in sports: David Beckham.

The beautiful Brit ushered in the era of the metrosexual in the early 2000s, expanding the definition of masculinity throughout the popular discourse. The man credited with creating and naming the concept of the metrosexual, writer Mark Simpson, called Beckham the ultimate metrosexual, describing him in a controversial piece for Slate in 2002 as, “the biggest metrosexual in Britain because he loves being looked at and because so many men and women love to look at him.”

Beckham’s well-groomed visage became the sought-after face of many fashion and fitness campaigns, earning a rabid fanbase of admirers gay and straight. Even on this site, photos of his latest campaigns would draw lots of comments about his physique. Towleroad commenters were even featured in a book about Beckham in 2009. That same year, Beckham was voted the only straight man in the top 10 male gay icons.

Not that Beckham ever minded the attention. In 2008, he told British GQ: "To have that kind of effect on so many different people around the world, I was honoured. When people talk to me about being a gay icon I think of it as a great honour." He even famously appeared on the cover of U.K.’s gay magazine, Attitude (something he told the Times Magazine he’d do again).

It’s not all just about his buff body and bulging undie adverts. Author and journalist Chas Newkey-Burden described the effect of Beckham on sports:

“What David Beckham did was break the long silence about homosexuality in football," Newkey-Burden told CNN in 2013. "Before Beckham came along, it was basically a taboo but he changed all that. He openly courted his gay fan base, saying he loved being a gay icon and was happy for his wife to broadcast that around. He was the first to give interviews to gay magazines -- before that, no footballer would have done that.”

See some of our favorite Beckham moments (including some actual soccer), AFTER THE JUMP

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News: David Beckham, Indiana, 'Hot Felon,' Wyoming

RoadService members celebrate Pride Month in Afghanistan: "U.K. Chaplain Squadron Leader Alex Hopson led the community in prayer stating, “You have broken down barriers. You have made rainbows dance in our eyes. You have offered us dreams that reach for the galaxies. You have awakened the long craving for love.”

Little RoadRuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite Jujubee made the dreams of one of his biggest--and tiniest--fans come true at Rhode Island Pride: "That’s my baby Jeffrey. Thank you all for making his day brighter yesterday. He’s never met anyone else like himself and has been bullied for years. I am so proud of him for meeting such a cruel world with the biggest smile everyday. And juju he says he’s never washing that skirt and shirt because you held him in it. you have no idea what a difference you have made in his life!! Luv ya."

RoadDan Savage appears in the NYT Crossword Puzzle.

RoadDavid Beckham jumps into his skivvies again for H&M.

RoadSneak peak of Christian Bale as Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings

RoadFormer French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces corruption charges: "Sarkozy is accused of tapping political allies to gain intelligence on a flurry of probes linked to campaign finance. He has vigorously denied wrongdoing and planned to address the latest allegations on television Wednesday."

RoadOpinion: Did the Human Rights Campaign Sell Us Out on ENDA and Outsource LGBT Rights?

RoadChicago Pride saw 1 million turn out this past weekend in the first year since IL legalized marriage equality.

RoadThe Cambridges watch Wimbledon, look normal and adorable doing so

RoadIndiana Attorney General tells county clerks not to issue any more gay marriage licenses

RoadThe first same-sex marriages to happen in Boulder, Colorado actually took place almost 40 years ago.

RoadSo-called 'hot felon' Jeremy Meeks signs with a modeling agent while still behind bars. 

RoadSherlock returning for a 4th season.

RoadRumors swirl that Beyonce hinted that Jay Z cheated on her.

RoadHarry Styles shows off his ink while hanging out in Lake Como. 

Road11 major obstacles to full equality still faced by LGBT Americans

Joe RoadPeople names Joe Manganiello hottest bachelor. No one complains. 

RoadChallengers to Wyoming's same-sex marriage ban ask state to declare the ban unconstitutional, citing tidal wave of court cases in favor of marriage equality: "The couples’ papers note that since last June, every state and federal court to consider the issue has ruled in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.  On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the federal government’s discrimination against married same-sex couples violates the federal constitutional requirements of equal protection and due process. Since then, courts in 17 states have struck down state laws prohibiting marriage for same-sex couples or refusing to respect the existing marriages of same-sex couples."

RoadNew music from Imogen Heap coming in August.

RoadRapper who cut off his penis while high on PCP plans to do porn. When asked by TMZ if everything, er, works properly after doctors re-attached his severed penis, the Wu-Tang affiliated rapper said, "Does it work?!? Can Chris Brown dance? Can Kanye West rant? Can Jay Z fight off a trick?" 

RoadApparently, Shia LaBeouf did not enter rehab but is sobering up. 

David Beckham Stripped Down and Oiled Up for New Bodywear Campaign: VIDEO


David Beckham is ready to take the wraps off his new H&M Bodywear campaign but as in the past, the internet isn't really as interested in the clothing as it is in what's under it.

Watch Beckham's preview clip, AFTER THE JUMP...


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News: Caroline Kennedy, Bradley Manning, Gay Weddings, Russia, Jared Leto

Road President Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy to be US Ambassador to Japan. If confirmed she will be America's first female ambassador to the land of the rising sun. 

Road A broader call for boycott of Russian products.Ben

Road David Beckham finds another excuse to take off his shirt.

Road If you haven't seen these horrific and heartbreaking pics of the anti-LGBT human rights abuses in Russia as of late you must take a look.

Road Too much hotness to handle? Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron allegedly in talks to star in Star Wars.

Road Benedict Cumberbatch officiates gay wedding in Ibiza.

Road Obama administration, unhappy with Morsi ouster, cancels delivery of planes to Egypt: “Given the current situation in Egypt, we do not believe it is appropriate to move forward at this time with the delivery of F-16s,” the Pentagon press secretary, George Little, said Wednesday. He did not cite any specific actions by the Egyptian military."

Road It's becoming tired but still, Bill Clinton's 'Blurred Lines' is pretty great.


Road Jane Austen gets face-time on UK currency.

Road George Alexander Louis: what's in a name?

Road The road not taken: Jared Leto could have been a drug dealer.

Road 78 dead, 178 injured in terrifying train crash in Spain.

Road Beth Ditto got hitched!

Road Court to hear closing arguments in Bradley Manning case today.

Road Superhuman future possible with superorgans?: "Synthetic DNA circuits inserted into human stem cells could soon allow us to build new organs with unprecedented precision and speed...The technique could prove an efficient way of making organs for transplant without the worry of rejection, and raises the tantalising possibility that it might one day be possible to upgrade the organs we were born with."


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