Via Mediaite: Sen. Bill Cassidy has responded to late night host Jimmy Kimmel’s searing indictment of his proposed health care bill in an appearance on CNN’s New Day. CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Cassidy about Kimmel’s comments on Wednesday morning, to which the senator replied: “I’m sorry he does not understand. Show More Summary
Key West’s Island House resort has been a longtime supporter of the work we do here at Towleroad, so we were very concerned about how they would emerge after Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction through the Florida Keys. RELATED: 10 Reason… Read The post Some Good News from Key West: Island House is ‘Safe and Sound’ appeared first on Towleroad.
Our TowleREAD audio series is back this week with Parvez Sharma’s A Sinner in Mecca: A Gay Muslim’s Hajj of Defiance, a new book that chronicles Sharma’s pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, a trip that as a gay Muslim, Sharma risked his lif… Read The post A Sinner in Mecca: This Gay Muslim Risked His Life to Reveal a Side of Islam Most Have Never Seen appeared first on Towleroad.
The Guardian reports: A Brazilian judge has approved gay “conversion therapy” in a ruling which prompted widespread outrage and raised fears of a conservative backlash. Waldemar de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital of Brasília,...Show More Summary
The Hill reports: Comedian Stephen Colbert presented former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a packet of unused jokes from election night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” “One of the things I regret the least...Show More Summary
Politico reports: Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is “such a negative force” on Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning amid a final GOP push to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system. Show More Summary
France has selected Robin Campillo’s “120 Beats Per Minute”, this year’s Grand Prix winner at the Cannes Film Festival, as its submission in the best foreign-language film category of the Oscars. A tribute to direct-action group ACTShow More Summary
Stephen Colbert’s interview with Hillary Clinton on last night’s Late Show was a bit more relaxed that many of her recent publicity stops to promote her new book, What Happened, and included Chardonnay and some man buns. Here… Read The post Stephen Colbert Showed Hillary Clinton 5 Nude Man Butts Painted with Her Campaign Slogan: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
The Associated Press reports: One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Show More Summary
Via press release: The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) won the Arizona Supreme Court case, McLaughlin v. McLaughlin, which ruled that a woman was the legal parent of the child she and her same-sex spouse conceived through assisted reproduction during their marriage. Show More Summary
Variety reports: Jimmy Kimmel railed against a new Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, this time calling one senator a liar for claiming that he supported a health care bill that guaranteed coverage for all families. The...Show More Summary
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s possible crimes goes back until at least 2006, CNN reports: The FBI’s warrant for a July search of Manafort’s Alexandria, Virginia… Read The post Mueller’s Probe of Paul Manafort’s Potential Crimes Goes Back More Than 11 Years appeared first on Towleroad.
Hurricane Maria has made landfall in Puerto Rico ner the town of Yabucoa as a massive Category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds. USA Today reports: The strongest storm to ever hit Puerto Rico was San Felipe in 1928 with 160 winds mph.Show More Summary
Mexico City, Mexico – Fabiola Luna Rios was in her house in the southern part of Mexico City when Tuesday’s earthquake struck. “This was a horrible experience,” the 47-year-old told Al Jazeera as she sat with her husband, Jesu… Read The post Death Toll Rises to 216 in 7.1 Magnitude Mexico City Earthquake appeared first on Towleroad.
Jimmy Kimmel did a huge public service last night in his opening monologue, calling out the deception and hypocrisy of Republicans who are now trying to pass another bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, namely Senator Bill Cassidy who Kimmel points… Read The post Jimmy Kimmel Destroys Sen. Show More Summary
The Washington Examiner reports: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said President Trump called him to apologize after members of his security detail were indicted for attacking protesters during his visit to Washington, D.C., in May. Show More Summary
Talk about a bod from hell.
"Every day or two someone has a crack at listing a form."
Challenging authoritarianism starts with powerful works of resistance art, writes playwright Oliver Mayer, who channels gay writer Federico García Lorca in his new production.