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Rufus Wainwright & Jörn Weisbrodt Got Hitched!

Mr. & Mr.

Back in April of 2010, singer Rufus Wainwright revealed that he was planning to marry his boyfriend Jörn Weisbrodt. About a year later, it was revealed that Rufus fathered a child with Lorca Cohen, a baby girl that he planned to raise with Jörn and Lorca. Today we learn that Rufus and Jörn FINALLY got themselves married in a private ceremony in Montauk, NY last night. Click below to see the newlyweds on their wedding day and read some deets about their nuptials. More »

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James Franco Will Produce & Star In A Gay Indie Film

Franco Is Now 'Cruising' The Gays

James Franco is a very multitalented, multifaceted actor/producer/director/writer/scholar. In just the past few months we’ve seen Franco as a student, as a You Tube lip-dub “singer”, as an actor and as a nude model. Today we learn that James is moving into the world of movie production. Franco is producing and starring in an indie film directed by “gay art-porn” director Travis Mathews which is titled James Franco’s Cruising. Click below to see James on set with a NSFW bare-assed actor and learn more about this exciting new project. More »

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The Mexican Supreme Court Rules That All Mexican States Must Recognize Same-Sex Weddings Performed In Mexico City

Progress In Mexico

Back in December of 2009, the capital city of Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage in Mexico. Today we learn that the Mexican Supreme Court has ruled on that legalization by ordering that all 31 Mexican states recognize the same-sex weddings that have been and will be performed in Mexico City. For example, the US state of New York has legalized same-sex marriage but the other 49 US states are not required to recognize those marriages. Because of this ruling, same-sex couples who get married in Mexico City and then move to another state will be afforded the same rights as married heterosexual couples anywhere in the country of Mexico. This is amazing! More »

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Madonna Faces A $10 Million Lawsuit For Morally Damaging Concert-Goers With Gay ‘Propaganda’

AKA For Expressing Herself
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The last Madge suit we heard about involved an allegedly hidden sample in Vogue, but this is a lawsuit of a different order. Her MDNA tour stopped in St. Petersburg, Russia on August 9, and Madonna had big plans for her performance. She used the stage to address new laws in Russia that ban so-called gay/lesbian ‘propaganda’ or promotion. After speaking out against this law and the homophobic mentality behind it, Madonna is being sued by Russian anti-gay groups for over $10 million. She has, apparently, corrupted their youth. Deets inside.

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The US Army Promotes Its First Openly Gay General

A Star (General) Is Born

In September of 2011, the US military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy banning gays from openly serving in the armed forces was officially repealed. Today we learn that the US Army has just promoted its first ever openly gay general. Brigadier General Tammy Smith was presented with her general’s star at her promotion ceremony a few days ago and in one fell swoop made US history. An event like this would’ve been unheard of just a couple of years ago but as our country moves forward — slowly but surely — toward equal rights for all citizens, events like this will become more commonplace … to the point of mundaneness. Click below to see a photo of Brig. Gen. Smith at her US Army promotion ceremony and read more about her amazing achievement. More »

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Protesters Stage A Kiss-In At Chick-Fil-A

PDA For Change!

On Friday protesters, demonstrators, activists, and regular ol’ people participated in one of the most loving, peaceful protests you could ever have. Shouting at these Chick-Fil-A locations was most likely minimal– as many lips were locked– and although some people held signs, they were more interested in holding each other. It’s all about love people! And politics, and civil rights, and marriage, and capitalism, and religion, and chicken… But mainly? It’s about love. Check out the love-fest in the gallery and try to make out with somebody today, lol. It’s good for the soul.

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First Look: Matt Damon And Michael Douglas Start Filming The Liberace Biopic

Keepin' It 70s

Magic Mike director Steven Soderbergh has started shooting his next film and I think it’s time to get excited (again). The director (critically-acclaimed for his Oscar-winning film Traffic, as well as Erin Brokovich, Ocean’s Eleven, and Contagion) is no stranger to hype and his next movie is definitely going to experience its fair share. Behind the Candelabra is an HBO biopic that just started filming, and the story will bring to light the relationship between legendary pianist, performer, and icon, Liberace and his behind-closed-doors lover– a man 39 years his junior. Today we get our first look at Matt Damon (who plays the lover, Scott Thorson) and Michael Douglas as the man himself, Liberace. Peep the gallery for more (Matt Damon has some seriously blonde hair and it’s all very 70s) and get more deets about the film inside.
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The Abbey Food & Bar Introduces The ‘Chick-For-Gay’ Sandwich To Benefit The American Foundation for Equal Rights

Food for Thought

As you are prolly well aware, yesterday was a so-called Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day where thousands of people rallied around the fast food chain in a show of, IMHO, misguided support. True, many people did line up to support the company’s hateful practices but many others did so for the wrong reasons … but I’ll get to that in a minute. In opposition to CFA Appreciation Day, businesses here in LA offered an alternative. The Abbey Food & Bar in West Hollywood, CA has introduced a Chick-Fil-Gay sandwich that will benefit the fight for marriage equality. Hamburger Mary’s, also in WeHo, is offering a chicken sandwich of their own. While others gave their money to CFA that will, in turn, be donated to anti-gay hate groups, David and I dined at The Abbey last night happy in the knowledge that our money was being put to good use. May people claim that this CFA boycott is meant to stifle the company owner’s First Amendment right to free speech … but, on the contrary, I welcome his use of this right … because now more people know what the company stands for and why it’s imperative to stop giving them money. More »

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Amtrak Features Gay Families In Their New Ad Campaign

"Ride with Pride"

Last week we got our first look at the new Target wedding registry ad that features a same-sex couple and today we learn that another major corporation is also featuring gay families in their newest ad campaign. Amtrak has just released images from their Ride with Pride campaign and as you can see below, the ads feature same-sex couples and their children. On a day when some people are choosing the celebrate the homophobic practices of another company, I am so happy to share this brilliant and very inclusive new Amtrak ad campaign. Check out the beautiful photos below. More »

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Watch: Kylie Minogue Plays A Sexy Lesbian In The New Film ‘Jack & Diane’

Kylie Makes Out with Elvis Presley's Granddaughter Riley
Kylie & Riley in 'Jack & Diane'

Back in October of last year we learned that Kylie Minogue had filmed scenes for a new film titled Holly Motors in Paris, France. It turns out that she has been quite the bizzy little actress because today we learn that she will also feature in another new film titled Jack & Diane. As you can see in the video trailer for the film, Kylie plays a sexy lesbian opposite Riley Keough — granddaughter of the late Elvis Presley. But, I must make clear that the relationship in the film between Kylie and Riley is NOT the central focus of the film. Click below to learn more about this forthcoming film Jack & Diane. More »

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