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Tribute To Gay Chilean Writer Pedro Lemebel Who Died Last Friday

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Chilean LGBT community lost an icon last Friday with the death of Pedro Lemebel. A writer, activist, and provocateur, Lemebel was referred to as "a fighter for social justice and defender of freedom,” by the president of Chile herself,...

Ted 2 (Trailer)

Thunder Buddies assemble! Seth McFarlane and Mark Wahlberg return for more politically incorrect stuffed animal antics, as Ted settles down with Tammy-Lynn. We’re more than a little bummed to not see Mila Kunis though.

NORTH CAROLINA: Another Attempt To Allow Officials To Duck Marriage Duties

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Yesterday was the first day of North Carolina's legislative session and already there's an attempt to legalize the refusal to issue marriage licenses and conduct courthouse marriage ceremonies. But since they'd likely fail if they attempted to target only gay couples, the new bill is broader. Show More Summary

Michelle Tea’s ‘How to Grow Up’ Is an Honest Memoir About the Writing Life

Michelle Tea has always been a fearless and honest writer with manifold talents — from gritty memoirs like The Chelsea Whistle to young adult books like Rose of No Man’s Land, her work has been characterized by its freedom and daring. Show More Summary

Male Kegel Exercises May Prevent You From Squirting Too Soon

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

More and more men are ditching their cock rings and penis pumps and instead doing kegel exercises to help improve their stamina in the sack. At least according to a woman named “Marni,” a professional “dating coach” for Ejaculation Advisor. In a YouTube video called Kegel Exercises For Men — How To Last Longer in Bed, Marni explains that kegel exercises can […]

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Environmental harm.]"It's hard to deny that in certain geographic locations with certain geologic circumstances, we've had some problems with some wastewater wells [but] to make a blanket assertion that wastewater wells are always the cause, I don't know that I can agree with that."—A.J. Show More Summary

Does Polling For 2016 Even Matter Right Now?

Forget the hype, polls about the 2016 presidential race are basically useless right now. The post Does Polling For 2016 Even Matter Right Now? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

VIDEO: 538’s Grace Hopper Documentary Will Give You A Double Dose of Inspiration

1 hour agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

A short documentary about one of the most badass pioneering women in computer science? Directed by Gillian Jacobs? I'm here for that, and I feel like you are too.

Loretta Lynch Tastefully Distances Herself From Obama and Holder During Confirmation Hearing

Loretta Lynch, Obama’s nominee to replace Attorney General Eric Holder, held her own at Wednesday's eight-hour confirmation hearing before the Senate, Al Jazeera reports. Lynch lobbied back “measured answers” to questions from Republicans who were hell-bent on implicating Obama and Holder for how the Justice Department, they argue, has become “politicized.”

This Mini Documentary Perfectly Encapsulates Grace Hopper, Badass Computer Science Pioneer

A new documentary about legendary computer scientist and Navy admiral Grace Hopper is shedding light on the key roles women had in originating computers as we know them today. Image via Creative Commons Hopper, who passed away in 1992...Show More Summary

Hospital Sued After Denying Treatment to Two Developmentally Disabled Patients

Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Wisconsin Supreme Court that supports a lawsuit against University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics after it denied treatment to two developmentally disabled patients even though they were not in a persistent vegetative state and were not terminally ill. One of the patients, a 13-year-old boy, […]

Watch: Chilling Video of the Gunman During His Shooting Spree at Florida State University 

Myron May, the 31-year-old Florida State University 2005 alum who went on a shooting spree in the school’s library in November, can be seen carrying out the attack in new surveillance video recently released to the public, the New York Daily News reports.

Epitome Of A Bad Mother: Sherri Shepherd’s Surrogate Blasts Her For Acting “Like Baby Is Non-Existent!”

Sherri Shepherd’s Surrogate To Appear On “Inside Edition” Sherri Shepherd sounds super shady for this! This Thursday, January 29th, the woman who served as Sherri Shepherd’s surrogate, Jessica Bartholomew will tell her story. And boy is it a doozy.

A Poem by Henry Israeli

SO MANY MACHINES The car is a machine that spins the world beneath it. The heart is a machine that sits like a hunched little man. A child is a machine to keep balls bouncing. Balls are machines that keep gravity from crushing us. All machines depend on all the other machines. The weather machine, […]

BIG-otry Business: Arkansas Gun Range Owner Has Seen Profits Quadruple Since Banning Muslims From Her Property

Gun Range Owner Bans Muslims And Sees Steep Increase In Business We posted a story about this woman and her gun range last October and now she’s gettin’ gwap hand-over-fist! Via Breitbart In the five months since Hot Springs, Arkans...

Channeling Robin Williams?

Even though the following article was published by the tabloid National Enquirer, I've heard other spiritual rumblings coming out of the entertainment world. Not only has comedienne Dana Carvey made claims of channeling Robin Williams, a supposed incident transpired on a closed studio set as well. Show More Summary

Djokovic vs. Abrams

“Great off-road, not so much on the clay court.” If YouTuber timtimfed is to be believed, the Australian Open really was open. When a sentient tank is allowed to play pro tennis, everybody wins. Then loses horribly.

Food Futures: Arctic Seed Vault Adds 10,000 New Varieties

Adding to its existing collection of over 800,000 seeds, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has just received a series of 4 deliveries representing species from...

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