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Cruz wins First Fight Since Announcing He’s Gay

These last two weeks have weighed heavily on Orlando Cruz. But as soon as he walked out to a cheering crowd displaying flags of his native Puerto Rico, boxing’s first openly gay fighter could finally breathe and do what he came to do, slugging his way to a victory by unanimous decision over Jorge Pazos.

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Iowa Court Official Accused Of Gay Marriage Fraud

Iowa – A rural Iowa court official filed false documents to say she had married a same-sex couple from Florida, even though she never met the men and they had not traveled to the state for a ceremony, investigators said Thursday. Grundy County Deputy Clerk of Court Brigitte Van Nice was

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Thousands Of Porn DVDs Seized From Palm Springs Warehouse

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA  – U.S. Marshalls raided a Palm Springs warehouse Thursday after a media company lost a $5 million copyright infringement suit over adult films. The armed officers seized thousands of DVDs from a warehouse at 188 W. San Rafael Drive and a home at

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1234

VIOLENTACREZ: AC360 interviews the Reddit troll exposed by Gawker this week. ROMNEY: His new ad for women. KAZAKY: "Last Night". BABY ELEPHANT: Rescued from a well in Kenya. For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

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Honey Boo Boo Child and Her Uncle Poodle Speak Out Against Bullying on GLAAD’s Spirit Day: VIDEO

Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo child and perhaps the youngest advocate for gay people on reality TV, released a statement in support of GLAAD's anti-bullying Spirit Day today, and her gay uncle Lee Thompson (aka Uncle Poodle because Alana calls all gay people "poodles") released a video talking about being bullied in the South. Writes Honey Boo Boo on Facebook: well today is GLAAD (gay and lesbian alliance against defamation)...

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Towleroad Talking Points: O’Donnell Challenges Tagg Romney

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Wyclef Jean hanging out on a Ducati in a speedo as we all do at some point during the day.  BY SAM GREISMAN A look back at today's top stories ELECTION 2012 Lawrence O'Donnell, of MSNBC's The Last Word, took real exception to Tagg Romney's ...

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Richard Tisei Has No Fear Of GOP ‘Knuckleheads’

The national Republican Party has a well-deserved reputation for being homophobic, and Richard Tisei, an openly gay GOP Congressional candidate from Massachusetts, understands he'll have to deal with some resistance should he win his election and move to Washington next year. But ...

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The OXD Mirror: New Music for 10.19.12

BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT The OXD Mirror is a weekly music column brought to you by the boys of OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD), a New York City based movement created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh Appelbaum, and Tadeu Magalhães, who want to share their love for disco, house and dance music with the world.  Holy Ghost - 'It Gets Dark' Holy Ghost! is a band and DJ duo comprised of...

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Man In Scott Brown Campaign Ad Spreads Homophobia, Anti-Semitism Via Facebook: VIDEO

Scott Brown may want to put more energy into vetting the stars of his campaign commercials. In a recent ad put out by the Massachusetts senator's reelection campaign, a union worker named George Patriarca blasts Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren for allegedly taking workers made ill by asbestos to court. Her campaign denies his version of events and, as Matt Sledge at The...

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Angela McCaskill Calls For Anti-Gay Group To Stop Using Her Image

Maryland Marriage Alliance, one of the conservative groups trying to stop marriage equality in that state, thought they hit the jackpot when Gallaudet University suspended diversity provost Angela McCaskill for signing a petition to put same-sex nuptials on the November ballot. She had been intimidated and threatened, they said, and they used that very point, and video of McCaskill, in a recent commercial. "When marriage has been redefined elsewhere, as Question 6 does, people who believe in ...

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Notre Dame Arts Center Thinks Equality Is ‘Mature’ And ‘Adult’

Either the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at Catholic Notre Dame University anticipates some kind of sexual revolution at an upcoming discussion about marriage equality or the center truly thinks a debate about people's rights crosses the line of decency, because the announcement for the event says that the talk "includes mature or adult content." Or maybe they're just warning people about National Organization for Marriage's Maggie Gallagher, whose lies, to be lobbed at Wayne State University professor John Corvino next Thursday, definitely qualify as ...

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Rev. Phil Snider Flips Gay Rights Script, Wants Bible Read With ‘Integrity’: VIDEO

Voters in Springfield, Missouri, spent much of their summer debating whether or not to expand their town's non-discrimination policies to LGBT people. At the height of the back-and-forth, a local reverend named Phil Snider appeared before the city council to deliver what is being described as a "fiery sermon" about gay rights. "I worry about the future of our city," he said last August. "Any accurate reading of the Bible should make it clear that gay rights goes against the plain truth of the word of God. As one preacher warns, man in overstepping...

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Bloomberg Says He’s ‘More In Sync’ With Obama

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg hasn't made an endorsement in the 2012 presidential election, but told the New York Times he's "more in sync" with President Obama on matters like marriage equality and abortion. He also told the paper that he thinks Vice President Joe Biden deserves more credit than Obama on pushing the administration toward supporting gay marriage. Though he is more likely to agree with Mr. Obama than with Mr. Romney — on same-sex marriage, climate change...

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News: Iran, Ohio, Big Tex, Chris Kluwe

Former Jersey Shore star Angelina Pivarnick now says that same-sex couples should be able to get married, even though she said precisely the opposite just last week. A new Obama campaign ad running in the crucial swing state of Ohio hits Mitt Romney on his infamous "let Detroit go bankrupt" op-ed, while another commercial from the president's reelection effort criticized the Republican rival's education policy. Meanwhile, Romney's campaign claims that a second Obama term would bring more debt, more taxes and general malaise. ...

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UPDATE: Federal Marriage Amendment DEFINITELY Still A Cornerstone Of Romney’s ‘Values’

After last week's debate, Mitt Romney campaign senior adviser Bay Buchanan told The Advocate's Julie Bolcer that the former governor thinks marriage equality should be left to the states. "He very much supports traditional marriage, but he's also a very strong advocate for the Tenth Amendment. It's a state issue," said the openly gay sister of Pat Buchanan. She also reportedly said Romney would...

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George McGovern, Senator And Liberal Stalwart, Dead At 90

In 1972, Senator George McGovern waged a largely grassroots campaign to unseat Republican President Richard Nixon. After winning his party's nomination, McGovern and his anti-war progressivism gave the Democrats a reason to hope. The Vietnam War still raged; tricky Dick was ruffling feathers and the good old days seemed like a thing of the past. But those hopes were dashed when Nixon routed McGovern's campaign. For the next decades, even while he was still a sitting senator, McGovern's name became synonymous with quixotic, ultimately doomed campaigns campaigns. His political...

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Jawan Wright’s Family Says Anti-Gay Bullying Led To Shooting: VIDEO

Chicago police are describing the fatal Friday shooting of 18-year Terrance "Jawan" Wright as a robbery. According to them, five men approached Wright, a senior at Banner Academy South, and tried to rob him. Wright fought back and one of the men shot him in the chest. He died soon after. Wright's family, however, say it's more complicated than a robbery: Wright had just transferred ...

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