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Ted Cruz — and Honey Badger — Don’t Care: GOP Convention Recap, Day 3

Convention Recap, Day 3 There’s nothing like Loser Night. Ted Cruz, channeling that crazy nastyass Honey Badger, ripped Trump a “constitutional conscience” right up his diaper-soft Pence-poof posterior. Teddy Cruz don’t care. He’ll take Donald the King’s Cobra poisonous stings, retreat for a snooze— then come right back and EAT DONALD ALIVE like it was nothing. You go ahead and watch that great gay animal video again— I promise, you’re watching the film of the future. This was supposed to be Happy Loser Night. Newt Gingrich wanted to sign you up for one of his Great Mansplaining Courses. Scott Walker shouted at the wind. Marco phoned in his “Hey Girl!” via video. Why wasn’t Rubio there in person? “Something came up!” There’s ...

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George Takei Sets the Record Straight on ‘Gay Sulu’ Remarks and Why He’s Being a ‘Sourpuss’

Oh, my! The gay Sulu controversy was completely blown out of proportion and media coverage has been “misleading,” according to legendary actor George Takei. “Apparently, controversy makes for better sales,” he said. The 79-year-old actor who first originated the role of Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series took some time from his Montana vacation and posted a clarification of his remarks on his Facebook page: “I have noticed that many of you have been following the ‘gay Sulu’ story and wanted to know why I’m being such a sourpuss. I’m writing to set the record ‘straight,’ if you will,” he started. RELATED: Star Trek Creator’s Son Understands Why George Takei is Mad About Gay Sulu...

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Obama Releases Statement on Shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

President Obama released a statement this afternoon on the deeply disturbing police shootings of the last few days: Alton Sterling, who was fatally shot while pinned to the ground in Baton Rouge, and Philando Castile, who was fatally shot while on a traffic stop. Said Obama: All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. We’ve seen such tragedies far too many times, and our hearts go out to the families and communities who’ve suffered such a painful loss. Although I am constrained in commenting on the particular facts of these cases, I am encouraged that the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation in Baton ...

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A Closeted Gay Footballer Struggles to Come Out in New Film ‘Wonderkid’ – TRAILER

A new film, Wonderkid, tells the story of a closeted gay professional footballer (Americans, read: soccer player) who is struggling to come out and come to terms with his sexuality as his career begins to take off. SkySports reports:  Directed by Rhys Chapman and starring Chris Mason (who played the Kray twins’ cousin Ronnie Hart in the 2015 crime thriller Legend), ‘WONDERKID’ follows the inner turmoil of a talented player battling with the stress and scrutiny of the modern game, and the concealment of his sexuality. Contributing to the ongoing ‘Football v Homophobia’ campaign, the 30-minute film has been commissioned to help raise awareness about a lack of openly gay professionals in the sport. From the film’s YouTube posting: Wonderkid is part of a nationwide...

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Canadian Singer-Songwriter Shawn Mendes: ‘I’m Not Gay’

Canadian singer-songwriter and Vine phenom Shawn Mendes posted several messages to his Snapchat account declaring that he’s not gay after reading YouTube comments suggesting that he gives off a “gay vibe.” Says Mendes in the messages, which were compiled and posted to YouTube: So I don’t usually do this or bring up problems but I was on YouTube just watching some of my interviews and I was going down the comments and noticed a lot of people were saying I gave them a “gay vibe”. First of all, I’m not gay. Second of all, it shouldn’t made a difference if I was or if I wasn’t. The focus should be on the music and not my sexuality. Now...

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JetBlue Passengers and Crew Comfort Grieving Grandmother of Orlando Victim

A grieving grandmother found unexpected comfort and support from the crew and passengers aboard her JetBlue flight to Orlando, where she was headed to attend her grandson’s funeral. In the wake of the Orlando massacre, JetBlue announced it would offer free flights for families of the victims who were traveling to say goodbye to their loved ones. Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo (above) was one of the youngest victims of the mass shooting, aged only 20 years-old, and when JetBlue crew member Kelly Davis Kara learned his grandmother was aboard a flight she was working she decided to rally the plane behind her. CNN reports: Karas passed around a piece of paper for passengers to sign so their words might ease the grandmother’s aching heart. As...

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President Obama Officially Endorses Hillary Clinton: WATCH

President Obama has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Obama made his announcement in a YouTube video posted to Hillary Clinton’s account on Thursday. NBC News reports:  “I know how hard this job can be. That’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it. In fact, I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,” he says in the video, which was tweeted by Clinton’s official Twitter account. “I have seen her judgment, I have seen her toughness, I have seen her commitment to our values up close,” he said of his former Democratic rival and first secretary of state. Obama and Clinton will appear together in their first joint campaign trip...

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Rachel Maddow Profiles Hillary Clinton’s Shirtless Pranksters – WATCH

Last night on The Rachel Maddow Show, Maddow took a deep dive into the politically satyric actions of two pranksters who have been trolling presidential candidates this election cycle. We first told you about these pranksters, who have been identified as Davram Stiefler and John Nelson, last week when they decided to troll Hillary Clinton at a rally in Orange County, California. The guys appeared shirtless and caught Clinton’s attention just in time to keep from being kicked out. Despite reports indicating that these guys were not actually supporters of Clinton (including our own), Clinton’s campaign included them in a new Instagram video. The two men were previously seen at a Hillary rally wearing “Settle for Hillary” shirts, and were also heard saying they were excited...

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MLB Says ‘No Malicious Intent’ in Padres’ Gay Chorus Incident

Major League Baseball announced Thursday that they found no evidence of “malicious intent” at play in the humiliating incident involving the San Diego Gay Men’s Choir who were slated to perform the National Anthem at the Padres’ annual Pride Night game. In a statement released on Twitter, the MLB said, “Saturday’s regrettable situations was a product of human error”, adding “that the situation was exacerbated by the fact that the lead entertainment supervisor was involved in a card accident on Friday night and thus was unable to work on Saturday and handle his typical responsibilities.” The MLB also said that employees involved in the incident “universally relayed contrition for how the incident unfolded and the adverse impression that it created...

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Seth Meyers: ‘Black Women and Lesbians Are Liars’ – WATCH

On Late Night, Seth Meyers revealed that there are some jokes–no matter how funny–that he doesn’t feel comfortable telling. “Every night I deliver jokes written by a diverse team of writers. As a result a lot of jokes come across my desk that due to my being a straight white male would be difficult for me to deliver,” he said. But being that he doesn’t want audience members to miss out on those jokes, he decided to invite two staff writers (one black woman, one lesbian) to tell “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell.” As you might expect, the jokes are pretty great. Like this one: “A lesbian Pennsylvania high school student was recently thrown out of her prom...

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NC Lt. Gov. Dan Forest: Obama Administration Using Extortion to Push ‘Radical Leftist Agenda’ – WATCH

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest accused the Obama administration of using the legal battle over HB 2 as a political football to push its “radical leftist agenda.” Speaking with The Daily Signal, Forest called the DOJ’s countersuit against North Carolina, a suit that could result in the loss of $2 billion in federal funds for the state, “extortion.” Forest also says the federal government is holding the children of North Carolina hostage. As for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s comparing HB 2 to Jim Crow laws and other forms of state-sponsored discrimination, Forest says, “To use Jim Crow laws is pretty shameful…the color of somebody’s skin, the pigment of their skin has absolutely nothing to do, zero...

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This Super-Fit Sword Swallower Has the Deepest of Throats: WATCH

Alex Magala is a sword swallower from Moldova who made his name on Britain’s Got Talent. Ellen DeGeneres brought him in to show off his talents, which are unique, acrobatic, and just pleading for a puncture wound. Watch: The post This Super-Fit Sword Swallower Has the Deepest of Throats: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

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Gay Romantic Drama ‘Holding The Man’ Chronicles 15 Years of Love and Loss – TRAILER

A new trailer for the romantic gay drama Holding The Man has debuted and, if the teaser is any indication, it looks to be a tear jerker. The film follows two young men who meet and fall in love at school as boys. Their relationship grows and lasts over 15 years as each struggles to deal with bigotry, family intolerance, and growing up. Holding The Man is based on the 1995 memoir of the same name by by Australian writer, actor, and activist Timothy Conigrave. Conigrave passed away a year before the book would be published. It would also go on to be adapted as a play. The film stars newcomers Ryan Corr and Craig Stott. Neil Armfield directs from a screenplay by Tommy Murphy. Watch the trailer (which...

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