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While you're there, the hotel has an exhibition called Stolen Glances by Kyle Froman up (August 30—September 20, 2014) filled with behind-the-scenes shots from the New York City Ballet. Tutu cool!
From when Jason Priestley was such a hot piece he attracted the notice of Bruce Weber.
Australian Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has booked out the main room of the country’s parliament house so that the anti-gay Australian Families Association (AFA), an organization closely linked to the World Congress of Families (WCF), can hold a conference on “strengthening the family” that “[commemorates] the tenth anniversary of the redefining of marriage as ‘between a man and a woman’ in the 2004 amendment of the Marriage Act,” according to The Guardian:r
In past years the organisation has held public events at parliament house. This year’s affair is a private event with all MPs invited to attend. The committee room must be booked by a sitting member. Andrews booked the room for the organisation, but is not attending, a spokeswoman told Guardian Australia.r
The AFA conference on Wednesday will hear from a number of speakers on “relationship literacy for youth, strengthening marriages, family-based taxation and the economics of the family”.r
The organisation will call for the government to “renew a culture of strong and lasting marriages by educating young people about the benefits of marriage and getting government taxation and support structures right,” the AFA’s national president Terri Kelleher said in a statementr
The affiliated WCF has been struggling to find a venue for its annual conference in Australia having been turned down by four venues in Melbourne.
CBS has introduced the world to the cast members of its latest season of Survivor — Survivor: San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. Water — and this year’s cast, like the last season of Blood vs. Water, features a gay couple, Joshua Canfield (32) and Reed Kelly (31). Both are singer/dancers who hail from Broadway, having worked on shows such as Spider Man and Wicked. Both Josh and Reed also happen to be Christians.r
Watch a video introducing the couple contestants, AFTER THE JUMP…rr
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked a request from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to halt gay marriages in Oregon, The Oregonian reports:r
The action comes in the wake of the May 19 decision by U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane in Eugene to strike down Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage. Voters in 2004 passed an amendment to the state constitution, Measure 36, defining marriage as between one man and one woman.r
Supporters of same-sex marriage applauded Wednesday's decision.r
"We're thrilled by the news but not surprised at all," said Jeana Frazzini, executive director of Basic Rights Oregon. "There was never any merit to their proposal and they've been denied now at every turn."r
Frazzini read the court's decision and called it "decisive."r
NOM can now either appeal its case to the full 9th Circuit (a three judge panel issued today's decision) or the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court previously denied a request from NOM to get involved in the case back in June. Should NOM appeal to the Supreme Court, the justices would have another chance to intervene.r
Read the 9th Circuit's ruling for yourself, AFTER THE JUMP...rr
...five other things you need to know today
Book-ended by boycake, fashion icon Donatella Versace skirts self-parody with her version of the ALS challenge, before ending by urging you to donate to “ASL”...
SHEIK MYSTIQUE: The 87th Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service.
Mariah Carey looks divorce-worthy.
Sharon Tate covers People 45 years after her death!
Kate Bush's first concert in 35 years!
Addams Family house up for sale, 1st time in 90+ years!
Classic gay portraits on display.
BenDeLaCreme's is terminal in NYC.
Is Rush Limbaugh on the way out?
Mitt Romney lies again.
BORN WITH A TRUNK: Bradley Cooper's Broadway-bound Elephant Man is near.
Behind the scenes with Mary Lambert.
Federal appeals judges don't find gay-marriage bans appealing at all.
David Lynch's ice-bucket challenge is so, so odd.
The Henry Cavill/Amy Adams ice-bucket challenge is “so cold...so cold.”
Berlin's gay mayor is out in more ways than one.
Find out if a gay love spell worked on this blogger's friends.
Madonna might back Frida Kahlo exhibit in Detroit.
Broadway's Reed Kelly & Josh Canfield do Survivor.
CAREY ON: The Price is Right is seeking male models.
Cinecon 50 honors Ruta Lee, Margaret O'Brien & more.
FOX News prefers Putin to Obama.
Kevin Sorbo is as dumb as he looks.
“Dad's a woman...” Season One of Transparent is coming.
Wait, so is The Walking Dead's “Daryl” gay after all?
Cops audio technician killed filming shoot-out.
Uh, Hello Kitty is NOT A CAT.
Icky-sounding, sexist-seeming The News Sorority sounds...delicious.
“Laura Mars”, eat your heart out!
Verführung von Engeln (The Seduction of Angels)
Director: Jan Krüger
Cast: Geraldine Rose, Swaantje Burow, Christian Bumba, Udo Lindenberg
Germany | 2000 | 5 min
ENG - A young man cruises through the nightly city. He meets people, silhouettes, strange and scary. They all end up in a dim night club.
Clips from Auf der Suche (Looking for Simon - 2011), Rückenwind (Light Gradient - 2009), Hotel Paradijs - 2007), Unterwegs (En Route - 2004), Freunde (The Whiz Kids - 2001), Verführung von Engeln - 2000)
Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals has asked the state’s Supreme Court to decide whether the ban on same-sex marriage passed by 62% of Floridian voters in 2008 is unconstitutional, the AP reports. In its decision, the Second District Court urged the higher court to take up the matter due to "great public importance”:r
The ruling is connected to a Hillsborough County divorce case involving a same-sex couple who had been married in Massachusetts but since relocated to the Tampa area. Their petition to dissolve their marriage was rejected by a Florida judge who noted that state law does not recognize gay marriage.r
"Resolution of the constitutional questions will no doubt impact far more individuals than the two involved here," states the unsigned opinion. "And there can be little doubt that until the constitutional questions are finally resolved by the Florida Supreme Court or the United States Supreme Court, there will be a great impact on the proper administration of justice in Florida."r
A panel of judges with the Lakeland based appeals court earlier this summer rejected a request to forward the case up the state Supreme Court. But that ruling was overturned in a 10-3 decision by the entire appeals court.r
Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage has been overturned on five separate occasions now.r
Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi, unswayed by the latest ruling against the marriage ban which came only last week from U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, has stated that she hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will settle the question of gay marriage.