Lance Bass to serve as ‘Love is Love’ ambassador at historic beach wedding of 100 LGBT and straight couples in Florida

Lance Bass

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– Former *NSYNC member and Dancing with the Stars alum, Lance Bass, will be the official “Love is Love” ambassador during a landmark sunrise beach wedding and vow renewal for 100 LGBT and straight couples from across the country and around the world. Hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau [...]

Books: ‘The Comfortable Shoe Diaries’ explores lesbian and gay culture in an offbeat way

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Renée J. Lukas’s debut novel, The Comfortable Shoe Diaries (Bella Books, 2015) explores LGBT culture in a funny and offbeat way, including the issue of gay marriage. It’s the story of Sydney Gray, a neurotic writer who loses everything—her job, home and a long-term relationship to boot. How she’s able to pick [...]

Alan Ball, Elton John to produce new musical drama for HBO

Alan Ball and Elton John

Alan Ball, the writer-producer who developed True Blood for TV is back with HBO with Virtuoso, a Fame-like musical drama that has received a pilot pickup, according to The Hollywood Reporter. According to the report Ball will write, exec produce and direct Virtuoso, an hourlong period drama set against the complex and volatile backdrop of [...]

Budweiser’s Super Bowl ad tugs at the heart strings (VIDEO)

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Budweiser released its 2015 Super Bowl ad Wednesday, a sequel to its successful dog-and-Clydesdale story from last year. The commercial, entitled “Lost Dog.” #BestBuds is set to the song  “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” performed by Sleeping At Last. The puppy in the commercial goes off on an unscheduled trip, eventually finding his way home [...]

Mormon church backs LGBT rights — with conditions

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Convening a rare press conference on Tuesday at church headquarters in Salt Lake City, Mormon leaders pledged to support anti-discrimination laws for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, as long the laws also protect the rights of religious groups, reports CNN. In exchange, the Mormon church wants gay rights advocates — and the government — [...]

Grammy award-winning Musicians Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer to partner with HRC

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WASHINGTON –  Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced a partnership with award-winning children’s musicians Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, who will dedicate a portion of proceeds from their new album to the HRC Foundation’s unique Welcoming Schools program. The duo will also debut its latest CD, “Dancin’ In The Kitchen,” which celebrates diverse [...]

All-female ‘Ghostbusters’ cast revealed

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Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and “SNL” stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are negotiating to star in the new Ghostbusters movie which will be direted by Paul Feig, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Negotiations are ongoing, but the quartet are expected to sign on as the specter-seeking, poltergeist-punishing, phantom-phollowing foursome in the reboot, which is scheduled [...]

San Diego Mariachi Opera returns with ‘El Pasado Nunca Se Termina’

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SAN DIEGO – San Diego Opera has announced that it will  present the second ever mariachi opera, El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (The Past is Never Finished), featuring the world famous Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and composed by the same team from 2013’s wildly popular mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross [...]

WATCH: TYTs Cenk and Ana take on controversial Pastor Manning (VIDEO)

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Pastor James David Manning of ATLAH World Missionary Church has gone back and forth with Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and The Young Turks (TYT), and today they attempt to set the record straight. What did Pastor Manning mean when he said he wanted to stone gay men and wants Harlem to be a homo-free zone? [...]

MUSIC: Eddie Van Halen’s 60 today!

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Happy birthday to the Guitar God, reports VEVO. Hard to believe Eddie’s 60 today. He’s still got the chops! Can you believe one of the greatest solos ever wasn’t even on a VH song? Check it out above!

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