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Florida Court Clerks Association Warns Clerks Who Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses May Face Criminal Charges

22 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Florida’s State Court Clerks Association has begun sending out notices to clerks throughout the state informing them that they may face legal action if they issue marriage licenses to same sex couples this upcoming January. “Florida’s Court Clerks & Comptrollers’...

Holidays That POP: Delta Work's Guide to Party Guest Stardom

Make your holiday season pop with tips, tricks and tidings from acclaimed contributors in The Advocate's Holidays that POP series. read more

BOSTON: Obama Calls Into Public Radio Show, Chats With Gov. Deval Patrick

23 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Yesterday President Obama surprised Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick by calling into the governor's monthly Boston Public Radio show. "Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I've got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood, but I've moved down South since that time..."(Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

Two New Clips From 'Into The Woods' Tell a Tale Of Witches And Beans: VIDEO

23 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Into the Woods, the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's 1986 musical due out this holiday season, is starting to drop new clips and trailers left and right, and we've got two more to whet your appetite. First is a minute-long...

Swiss Film Festival Defends Homophobic Egyptian Reporter Involved in Gay Bathhouse Raid

23 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Mona Iraqi, an Egyptian reporter for the pro-government Al-Qahira wal Nas channel, is a homophobe. We reported on her the other day for leading Egypt's morality police in a raid on a gay bathhouse earlier this month. It turns out...

CHINA: Court Orders "Ex-Gay" Torture Clinic To Pay Compensation To Victim

23 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

In the first-ever such ruling in Chinese history, a court has ordered an "ex-gay" torture clinic to pay compensation to one of its victims. Via the Wall Street Journal: “We’re incredibly happy,” said Yang Teng, the plaintiff in the case. Show More Summary

Check Out Stephen Colbert's Epic, Star-Studded Send Off on 'The Colbert Report' Finale: VIDEO

23 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

After spending nearly a decade entertaining America with his truthiness and faux-conservative flair, it was finally time to say goodbye to The Colbert Report last night. And what a goodbye it was. Having already become immortal earlier in the episode...

Liberace: The Hologram Show

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Hollywood Reporter: In partnership with the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts, Hologram USA reported that it has started work on a hologram-like version of the famous entertainer for a feature-length live show that be would staged in such a way that "Liberace" would be able to interact with the audience. Show More Summary

Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland

The art of Touko Laaksonen, or Tom of Finland, may have played a role in the recent passage of marriage equality in his Nordic motherland. read more

Justice Department Will Now Back Claims Of Anti-Trans Discrimination Under Title VII

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Speaking on behalf of the Department of Justice yesterday, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder clarified the department’s new official position on anti-trans discrimination being encompassed within Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Previously the department refused to...

AUSTRALIA: Grieving Partner Of Murdered Hero Cafe Manager Speaks Out

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Australian television: Siege victim Tori Johnson's partner has thanked Australia and the world for the outpouring of support for the family that has come in the wake of the Martin Place tragedy. Thomas Zinn read an emotional statement...Show More Summary

Neil Patrick Harris Gets Freaky in New 'American Horror Story' Promo: VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

American Horror Story: Freak Show is currently on its end of the year hiatus following Wednesday's somber episode, but those still chomping at the bit for more freaky goodness should check out this promo for next year's winter premiere featuring...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Makes 'Substantial' Contribution To HRC Campaign Targeting His Home State Of Alabama

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Six weeks after coming out publicly, Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a "substantial" contribution to a campaign aimed at bringing LGBT equality to his home state of Alabama. The Human Rights Campaign announced Cook's contribution Thursday to its Project...

Morning View - Island House

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

All is quiet at this early hour at the Island House. As usual there are some JMG readers here this week: two self-proclaimed "flying monkeys" from Minneapolis, Mike from Atlanta, Russ from Manhattan, and a boisterous bear couple from Surrey, England. Say hello, boys!

Op-ed: K-12 Teachers, Let's Step Up for Our Trans Students

A teacher reminds his fellow educators: We're here to develop empathetic citizens. So why continue to bar trans students from their gender-affirming bathrooms? read more

Epic Stephen Colbert Finale

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Stephen Colbert said goodbye to his long-running Comedy Central show last night with an epic star-studded group singalong of We'll Meet Again. Joining Colbert were Jon Stewart, Henry Kissinger, Katie Couric, Cory Booker, Andrew Sullivan, Alan Alda, Andy Cohen, George Lucas, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Brokaw, Bill Clinton, and about a hundred other folks whom you'll likely recognize.

Emily Blunt: 'I Want to Be a Gay Icon'

The award-winning actress talks about her unique experience filming Into the Woods, why she believes same-sex couples make perfect parents, and her desire to hang out in more gay clubs. read more

Venezuelan LGBT Advocate Murdered in Caracas

Givineth Soto was a psychologist, LGBT advocate, mother, and wife. Her widow won't be recognized as such by the government. read more

Gay Dad Wonders How To Teach His Sons The True Meaning Of Christmas

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Queerty

I’m wrestling with how to put Christ into Christmas for my sons. This is three-year-old Ellison’s first Christmas where he “gets” it. But I’m afraid “getting it” means only, “Santa brings me Rocky and Peter Sam!” (Friends of Thomas) I’m concerned he’ll be a kid who tears through gifts, ungraciously casting aside Uncle Terry’s educational puzzle, […]

14 Great Gifts for the Ultimate Geek

These are the gifts a total dork like me wants to get this month. Hint, hint, Santa. read more

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