If This Was James Franco’s MFA Final Project, I’d Give Him An ‘A’

This is a video of heterosexual actor James Franco making out with his reflection, as published to the internet by the New York Times, so you know it has cultural relevancy. (Though I think Vincent Cassel's is more … reflective.)

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HRC Makes It to Final Round of Mashable Awards — Vote for Us!

The Mashable Awards celebrate corporate, organizational and individual innovators in digital and social media. This year, HRC has been named one of the top 5 finalists in the “must-follow non-profit” category. Voting is open until December 14 at 11:59pm. You can vote for us once a day!

Cast your vote here!

We’re definitely going to need all the votes we can get. We’re up against PETA, To Write Love on Her Arms, VH1 Save the Music Foundation and Vittana. The winner will be announced next month.

Thanks to everyone who helped us get this far.

Human Rights Campaign | HRC Back Story

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The Final Exam For Seton Hall’s Gay Marriage Class: How Ever Did This Course Manage to Get Taught?

Seton Hall's gay marriage class — the one that had Newark's Catholic Archbishop John J. Myers (pictured, top) dry heaving — was not taken off the school's course list as conservative administrators had hoped. Instead, "Special Topics in Political Theory: Gay Marriage" has been meeting twice a week as scheduled, with openly gay prof W. King Mott (pictured, below) leading his charges. And Jesus has yet to turn the quad into a place to slaughter thy first born.


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Live chat: Fortunately, final grade not based solely on #midterms

Rather than start our own chat, we’re going to join up with our pals at Towleroad for what’s sure to be a long night of returns. Engage:


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Today is SU’s ‘Final Assault’ On Capitol Hill

Today, Servicemembers United is hosting a lobby day for supporters of DADT repeal. It’s called the “Final Assault.” That’s an appropriate name, because the next few days could make or break the effort to end DADT. If we can’t even get the compromise DADT language passed, we’re in trouble.

Today, they’ll be working the Hill to get Senators on board. And, they’ve clearly laid out the ask:

1) OPPOSE a motion to strike the repeal amendment from the bill
2) OPPOSE any replacement or substitute repeal amendment
3) OPPOSE any attempt to modify the repeal amendment in the bill
4) OPPOSE any filibuster attempt
5) SUPPORT final passage of the bill

The first hurdle is the filibuster attempt. As we reported yesterday, McCain is planning to block the Defense Authorization bill from even getting to the floor. Yep, choosing his own personal prejudices and homophobia over legislation to fund our troops and our military operations during two wars. The vote to end the filibuster should come next Tuesday. It is going to be a big test.

Support SU’s efforts today. You’ve got the talking points. Call your Senators. Like these young people in Colorado did. The Senate switchboard number is 202-224-3121.


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