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Chelsea Manning, who was given a 35-year prison sentence for leaking a trove of United States government documents, has been permanently banned from entering Canada. The news was celebrated by some on Twitter, including Donald Trump Jr., who liked an offensive tweet mocking the transgender whistleblower. Related: Chelsea Manning free: Whistleblower’s safety from ‘enemies’ top priority…

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Megyn Kelly welcomed the cast of Will & Grace to her new NBC morning show, along with the show’s creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, but it is Kelly’s interaction with superfan Russell Turner at the end of the segment which is getting attention.

After welcoming Turner up to the set, she asked him, “Is it true that you became a lawyer — and you became gay! — because of Will?”

Replied Turner: “I look at Will Truman, I’m like, ‘He has it made’: lawyer, best apartment in New York City, and gay? Come on, trifecta.”

After telling Turner that he was winning two free tickets to a taping in L.A., she assured him, “I don’t know about the lawyer thing, but I think the Will & Grace thing and the gay thing is gonna work out great.”


Twitter gave the exchange a big eyeroll:

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[in the highway, in the hedges]

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The world is on fire; Endellion was good-but-not-great; autumn in New York is almost as good as spring in New York; Chuck Schumer and his staff ignore their phones 100% of the time (Kirsten Gillibrand's staff is at least available sometimes, and my representative's staff ALWAYS talks to me); I made apple hand pies this weekend; the seminar I am taking is not as interesting as I was hoping but I will soldier on; the fact that no one has cut together the Elizabeth-Swann-relevant scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is an abomination; my office moved across campus and while there are some serious downsides, the fact that I no longer work in a dungeon is a net positive.

I cannot believe it is already almost Yom Kippur.
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THE MOOCH. Mario Cantone surprised Anthony Scaramucci on The View.

Tom BradyTOM BRADY. On Trump’s NFL attacks: “Yeah, I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive. I just want to support my teammates. I am never one to say, ‘Oh, that is wrong. That is right.’ I do believe in what I believe in. I believe in bringing people together and respect and love and trust. Those are the values that my parents instilled in me.”

ITALY. Swarm of dildos washes up on beach near Naples.

BUT HER EMAILS. Jared Kushner used private email to conduct White House business: “Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has corresponded with other administration officials about White House matters through a private email account set up during the transition last December, part of a larger pattern of Trump administration aides using personal email accounts for government business.”

BIDEN 2020? The anti-populist.

ANTHONY WEINER. Former congressman gets 21 months in prison: ‘“Now I focus on how to live my new, smaller life, one day at a time,” he said, voice breaking. “I have a disease, but I have no excuse.” Weiner said he goes to therapy twice a week and meetings every day to keep his sex addiction under control. Weiner’s lawyers said minors weren’t the focus of his sexual compulsions, and with treatment he stood posed to lead a better life. They asked for probation given the unusual circumstances of his offense.’

JOHN MCCAIN. My cancer prognosis is very poor.

VOX. Ezra Klein hires Brandon Ambrosino, a gay man who has made a name for himself by suggesting that being gay is a choice and whitewashing anti-gay bigotry and discrimination.

Ramzan KadyrovCHECHNYA. Russian activists urge EU member states to investigate crimes against gay men in Chechnya: ‘Igor Kochetkov, the founder and council member of the Russian LGBT Network, told the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on September 25 that his organization had helped 76 people to leave Chechnya. “We should understand that those evacuated from Chechnya are still under threat not only in Chechnya but also outside. The Chechen authorities look for them directly or through their relatives and try to intimidate them,” he told the committee.’

AFFIRMATION. Gay Mormon group celebrates four decades of existence: “Now, 40 years later, hundreds in the church’s LGBTQ community, their families and friends, are celebrating Affirmation’s anniversary openly and with gusto at a three-day conference at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo — many embracing their gayness and their Mormonness.”

L.A. People push for investigation into Gemmel Moore’s death at L.A. County Human Relations Commission meeting: “There was no investigation.There was no background check into who Gemmel was or the relationship between Gemmel and the individual in whose home he was found dead in. Right away Gemmel was deemed a black homeless gay sex worker who died of a drug overdose.”

GEORGE CLOONEY. On Hillary Clinton’s campaign: ““It was frustrating because I never saw her elevate her game. I never saw it. And I had a lot of liberal friends who were like, ‘She’s not good at this.’ And I see that, and I understand it. I also think, though, that if it was a guy it wouldn’t have been so polarizing. I think the fact that she’s a woman made it a much harder uphill battle.”

JAMIE OLIVER. Chef shows his support for Australian marriage equality: “Love is love, and Australia is quite far behind the rest of the world. Much of the world has already made it legal for same sex couples to be married.”

KEY WEST. Town has reopened to tourists: “Two weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys, the first cruise ship docked Sunday in this southernmost city, providing the first boost of tourist dollars to the storm-ravaged area.”

GREEN BAY PACKERS. Aaron Rodgers and teammates take a knee.

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TRAILER OF THE DAY. Pitch Perfect 3.

COVER OF THE DAY. Depeche Mode covers David Bowie’s “Heroes”.

AD OF THE DAY. Guinness Beer “The Cowboys of Compton”.


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Bodybuilders Anthony McDonough and Christopher Glebatsas were transformed into a living Tom of Finland drawing by body painter Michael Mejia. Mejia was a contestant on the GSN body painting competition show Skin Wars.

Tom of Finland was a finnish artist known for his hyper-masculine, eroticized images of gay men.

RELATED: The U.S. Trailer for ‘Tom of Finland’ is Here: WATCH

McDonough and Glebatsas were captured by photographer Mike Ruiz after being painted head to toe.


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The final image:

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Sterling K. Brown shirtless

Sterling K. Brown, who won an Emmy last week for best lead actor in a drama series for his performance in This Is Us, was initiated by Ellen DeGeneres in his first appearance on her show.

To mark the occasion, Ellen forced a completely shredded Brown to take his short off and drive a baby tractor around the stage, a combination of two “challenges” she gave his co-stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore.


Watch Brown’s Emmy speech, which was cut off by producers:

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Charlie Carver spent the weekend at the San Jacinto National Monument in Riverside County, California. He thrilled fans by sharing a photo of himself in the buff.

See Carver getting back to nature HERE.

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Steve Bannon

Days before he joined the Trump campaign, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon plotted with a staffer at the Family Research Council, the anti-LGBT hate group led by Tony Perkins, to plant a mole inside Facebook.

Buzzfeed News reports:

The idea to infiltrate Facebook came to Bannon from Chris Gacek, a former congressional staffer who is now an official at the Family Research Council, which lobbies against abortion and many LGBT rights.

“There is one for a DC-based ‘Public Policy Manager’ at Facebook’s What’s APP [sic] division,” Gacek, the Senior Fellow for Regulatory Affairs at the group, wrote on August 1, 2016. “LinkedIn sent me a notice about some job openings.”

“This seems perfect for Breitbart to flood the zone with candidates of all stripe who will report back to you / Milo with INTEL about the job application process over at FB,” he continued.

“Milo” is former Breitbart News Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos, to whom Bannon forwarded Gacek’s email the same day.

“Can u get on this,” Bannon instructed his staffer.

On the same email thread, Yiannopoulos forwarded Bannon’s request to a group of contracted researchers, one of whom responded that “[it] Seems dificult [sic] to do quietly without them becoming aware of efforts.”

Neither Bannon, Yiannopoulos, Gacek, nor the Family Research Council responded to multiple requests for comment on the exchange, and it’s unclear whether the men’s plans ever advanced beyond spitballing on email.

Read the full report HERE.

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A gay Chicago couple’s home was targeted by a vandal who sprayed “anti white cuck” in graffiti on their sidewalk.

WGN reports:

However, Jeff Zacharias said  he’s not anti-anything. In fact, quite the opposite.

“We are an openly gay couple, and I think it’s important to be out and proud about a variety of things, and I think in our political climate it’s even more important to show people that we won’t be quiet,” Zacharias said

The family fought back, posting their own signs saying “hate has no home here” before cleaning up the graffiti.

“I think it was very healing to get rid of it, but I think it was, it’s still on our mind,” Zacharias said. “It’s very scary; we feel real uneasy tonight.”

The couple, who has a college-age daughter, also has a sign in their yard that reads “Here we Believe Love is Love, No Human is Illegal, Black Lives Matter, Science is Real, Women’s Rights are Human Rights, Water is Life, Kindness is Everything.”

That sign was defaced as was another on their block that said “Black Lives Matter”.

Said Zacharias to CBS Chicago:

“There’s a lot of old trauma that comes up for us. I’ve run the gamut today from being really angry, to being scared, and just put the signs back in our yard and up our efforts to resist even more. We’re going to keep fighting for people who are disenfranchised and disempowered, and not allow bullies to win. The fact that the signs were destroyed just makes me know that they need to be there.”

Watch a report from CBS Chicago:

And WGN:

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Randy Rainbow North Korea

Randy Rainbow jumps into The Sound of Music (and a nun’s habit) in his latest musical commentary on the saber-rattling between Donald Trump and North Korean “Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un.

Watch our favorite Broadway parodist do it again:

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John Oliver weighed in on Trump’s hateful reaction to protests of racial discrimination by black players and allies in the NFL, following remarks by the president over the weekend.

Said Trump, referring to Colin Kaepernick and others: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!'”

Said Oliver: “Kaepernick’s own mother, incidentally, magnificently responding, ‘I guess that makes me a proud bitch.'”

Oliver also added that Trump has really hit rock bottom on this:

“Even NFL commissioner Roger Goodell denounced the president’s comments. And when you have lost the moral f**king high ground to Roger Goodell, something is horribly wrong.”

Watch the segment up top.

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Sep. 25th, 2017 08:40 am
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Saturday night Donald and I drove up to Ukiah. In the morning we checked the fence line in part of the Iris Barn Pastures. Carrie thought she had a problem out there. We found several minor things, but nothing that should have killed a battery. I suspect that the battery had been abused just enough to be at the end of its life anyway.

Moving on we checked the drip and spray lines at the Howell Creek restoration project. The ones that were chewed up, apparently by a coyote, during August. They had all survived intact for the 5 days since I’d seen them last. We left one set of sprinklers going just to give the little willows a boost.

Over at the winter shelter for the horses, our project was to finish cutting the 1 inch plywood to length and get some primer on it.

Apparently nothing gets done without painful preliminary steps. First thing in the morning I had loaded the generator into the car, hurting my back in the process. Yes, I know, I should have waited for help… Once loaded several of us tried to figure out how to siphon off the stale gas in its tank. All the ethanol in the gas may make it burn cleaner, but it also makes it go bad within about 3 months, and the gas in that tank was at least a year old. Unfortunately for us, the tank on the generator was designed to be hard to steal gas from. Eventually I got a siphon going and Donald held the generator at an angle until it had drained. We refilled it with “tool gas” which is wildly expensive but has a shelf life of 2+ years. Once at the shelter, getting the generator going was a comedy of errors since there was very poor labeling on the machine (I kept trying to start it in the “off” position, which wasn’t labeled), and the valve on the fuel hose works the opposite of the valves I’m familiar with, leading me to attempt to start the machine in the off position with no fuel!!

Thinking about doing this project at home I realized that I no longer owned any saw-horses, the last ones had disintegrated into compost some time before. At the hardware store I found some very nice metal ones that fold up and have a carry handle. Ideal. We set the two bright yellow saw-horses up, marked the first sheet of plywood and I began running my old skill-saw through it. It immediately became obvious that the old skill-saw was un-useable. Way back when Matt was working for us he had mentioned that the saw didn’t work properly and that he thought the shaft was bent. I went to town. An hour later my brand new De Walt skill saw was making short work of the plywood.

Dave, the deer hunter, happened to be on the place taking down their hunt camp for the season. I called him and he very obligingly came down and helped shuffle plywood around, giving my sore back a rest. We got everything cut, and Donald got quite a lot of paint on the plywood given that he kept being interrupted to help move things.

Once the plywood was cut I tightened the bolts that hold the rafter to the walls with a tiny ratchet wrench that was terribly annoying. I like my tools to work, not half work!  Here is the worksite. Note the black plastic on the right hand side.  There a lovely little frogs sheltering in its damp folds!

At the end of the day we walked past the new tents that are sheltering the various bits of equipment that no longer fit in the barn. The tents are getting quite badly blown around. Next trip I need to fix that problem. I know what I want to do, put big 4x6 runners under each side of the tent and fasten everything securely down to those.

Got back to SF about 10pm.


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A portrait by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens of one of the most famous gay men in history has been found in Glasgow, Scotland and restored to its original beauty.

The painting, missing for four centuries, features George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, thought to have been James VI and I’s lover,

James was King of Scotland as James VI from July of 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on March 24, 1603 until his death. The painting and its restoration are the subject of a BBC show called Britain’s Lost Masterpieces.

The Guardian reports:

Although the Duke of Buckingham’s personal relationship with James VI and I is much debated, the king referred to Buckingham as his husband, and their relationship scandalised the court. In 1628, the duke was assassinated at the age of 35, three years after James died.

It was known that Rubens had painted a portrait of Buckingham in about 1625, but the work had been regarded as lost by art historians for almost 400 years.

Grosvenor said: “The chance to discover a portrait of such a pivotal figure in British history by one of the greatest artists who ever lived has been thrillingly exciting.

“I hope it inspires many people to visit Glasgow’s museums, some of the finest in the country. ”


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Gordon Thomson

Gordon Thomson, who played villainous Adam Carrington on the ’80s ABC hit Dynasty, has come out as gay.

Thomson spoke at length with Tim Teeman at The Daily Beast:

“It’s not something I’ve ever announced,” he says of his sexuality. “I’m assuming that people know, and now that I’m my age that’s fine. I don’t go out of my way because it’s my generation, I think. I’m probably as homophobic as any gay man alive because of my background.”

Thomson was born and raised in Ottawa, studied English at McGill University in Montreal, and before Dynasty had done stage work (Jesus in GodspellLove’s Labour’s Lost), as well as daytime soap (Ryan’s Hope). He was a very young-looking 37 when he got the role of Adam Carrington, who was supposed to be in his mid-twenties.

“When I was growing up it [homosexuality] was a crime, and then classified as a mental illness. It was not until Pierre Trudeau was prime minister of Canada when I was 23, 24 years old, did it cease being a crime, and it was not until I was nearly 30 that it stopped being classified as a mental illness in the U.S. So you’re dealing with that. And the shame, the breathtaking lack of self-esteem, has only just begun to seep out of my soul.”

Really, this reporter says, because that sounds like an awfully long time of feeling bad about oneself.

“Oh yes, absolutely, absolutely,” Thomson replies quietly.

Thomson also talks about life in the closet as a Hollywood actor, how Dynasty treated gay characters (Steven Carrington), what he thinks of the upcoming reboot (“utter sh*t), and why he never wants to have a partner.

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Will Grace theme

The cast of Will & Grace — Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes — showed up on Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to talk about the upcoming reboot. They were introduced singing a new version of the show’s theme song with lyrics.

The show premieres this Thursday September 28 at 9 pm


They also talked about how the reboot came out and previewed the opening scene (which includes a Caitlyn Jenner joke).


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On Thursday, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced several steps to make political ads on the world’s largest social network more transparent. The changes follow Facebook’s acknowledgment earlier this month that $100,000 worth of political ads were placed during the 2016 election cycle by “inauthentic accounts” linked to Russia. The changes also follow ProPublica’s launch of…

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NFL Trump

Donald Trump continued a three-day, 11 tweet tirade Monday morning blasting black players and their allies in the NFL for standing up against hate and racial discrimination, also retweeting a call to boycott the NFL organization.

The tirade played out amid a show of defiance from players on all 28 NFL teams.

Tweeted Trump:

“If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect…….our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do! … Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country.Tell them to stand! … If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend! …

NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S. … Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings! … Courageous Patriots have fought and died for our great American Flag — we MUST honor and respect it! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! … Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy! …

So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear! … Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag! … The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!”

Trump also retweeted a call to boycott the NFL:

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German Election Results

Sep. 25th, 2017 08:36 am
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CDU/CSU 33,0 % (Conservatives)
SPD 20,5 % (Social Democrats)
AfD 12,6 % (The Neo-Nazis, imho)
FDP 10,7 % (The Liberals)
Linke 9,2 % (The Left)
Grüne 8,9 % (The Greens)

2017 Voter turnout 72,1% (2013 Voter turnout 68,6%)

A decent interactive map can be found at this place. The AfD won direct seats in Saxony.
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i attacked S.E Hinton and it was a heterophobic hate crime


liek dis if u cri everytiem :,C

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Weekend uncluttering

Sep. 25th, 2017 10:00 am
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How did your weekend go? Did you sneak some stealthy uncluttering in to a spare few minutes, or did you go all out on something you've been eyeing off for a while?

Me? I spent most of my weekend at an ice-skating competition (apart from my kid competing, I'm also in training to be the set up person for the new judging tech). So my decluttering was limited to a bit of paperwork here and there. ...which actually, has been the theme of my week, although the amount of paperwork dealt with each day has varied from 'a couple of pieces of paper' to 'filled the inside bin three times over'.

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Sunday Secrets

Sep. 23rd, 2017 10:46 pm
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Dear Frank-
Years ago I started writing notes and putting them in random places like behind paintings in hotels, between the pages at book stores and in Sky Mall Magazines on airplanes. While browsing through a PostSecret book, I found one of my notes. That small ripped piece of paper is featured above. I attended your event last week at CMU. I’m thankful for your ability to speak to people in their broken places.

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At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.

It's the book the movie was based on. I really wanted to see the move, but couldn't get past my dislike of movies with George Clooney and/or Matt Damon.
A note about the movie: Among those leaked e-mails from Sony studios was one from Clooney (who directed as well as acted) apologizing for the movie not doing very well. My brother saw it on one of those "entertainment news" shows where they tried to make it seem like it was a bad thing, but my brother said: "If anything, it makes him seem like an even nicer guy than you hear about. that whole "gentleman George" thing,"

The book was interesting, if long & is one of those forgotten stories of World War 2 that more people should know about it. To that end, they have an official site about the real men (& women) behind the story. And there's a monuments men foundation to help preserve art that is in danger from armed conflicts today. they are also looking for info on missing cultural objects from WW2 & other wars.

I've read several books about little known or forgotten people & stories of WW2 & am convinced that if a movie studio just did movies about them, they could put out movies for at least a decade.

Because I have to put it somewhere:

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KJ Charles protagonists by Hogwarts house.

Gryffindor: Stephen Day, Archie Curtis, Richard Vane, Silas Mason, Nathaniel Roy, Jonah Pastern, Simon Feximal

Ravenclaw: Dominic Frey, Rowley Green, Crispin Tredarloe, Saul Lazenby

Hufflepuff: Harry Vane, Lord Gabriel "Ash" Ashleigh, Clement Talleyfer, Ned Hall, Ben Spenser, Martin St Vincent, Robert Caldwell

Slytherin: Lord Crane, David Cyprian, Daniel da Silva, Justin Lazarus, Julius Norreys, Francis Webster, Theodore Swann, Randolph Glyde

Which means we have:

Gryffindor/Slytherin x4, Gryffindor/Ravenclaw x2, Gryffindor/Hufflepuff x2, Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff x2, Ravenclaw/Slytherin x1, Hufflepuff/Slytherin x3
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Stephen Curry

Shortly after making controversial comments about the NFL, President Donald Trump moved on to the NBA. On Saturday morning he tweeted that the Golden State Warriors–the 2017 NBA Champions–are no longer invited to the White House. It’s not clear whether his statement is referring to the entire team or just Warriors guard Stephen Curry. “Going to…

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Posted by Andy Towle

Russell Tovey Ray

The CW is planning a four-part crossover series of its Arrow-verse this fall, airing on November 27 and 28, and they’ve tapped out actor Russell Tovey to play gay superhero The Ray. Additionally, Tovey will voice the character on the animated series based on the character which was announced in July.

EW reports:

The Ray first appeared in a 1973 issue of Justice League of America; the animated series’ Ray will be closer to the version of the character in DC’s Multiversity series, which updated the Freedom Fighters to look more like current-day Americans. Freedom Fighters: The Ray will debut on The CW’s digital channel in 2017.

Last year, CW boss Mark Pedowitz hinted that The Ray would eventually show up in one of The CW’s live-action Arrow-verse shows — much like Megalyn E.K.’s Vixen on Arrow.

Here’s the character description for The Ray from July’s announcement, as well as a trailer for the animated series.

Raymond “Ray” Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. But before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a “genetic light bomb.” The bomb failed to kill him and instead gifted Ray with light-based powers. With these abilities, Ray realized he could go beyond reporting on injustice — he could take action to help stop it. Calling himself The Ray, he was recruited by Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters to fight violence and oppression wherever it exists.

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Die Liebe kommt nachts angeklettert und legt sich schwer auf deine Brust. Es ist unklar, ob sie durch Zuneigung oder Hunger angetrieben wird. Ob du nicht vielleicht einfach nur ein Ort bist, auf dem man herumliegen kann, wenn kein Fleckchen Herbstsonne zur Verfügung steht. Warm und weich legt sie sich ab und du kannst zuhören, wie dein zu schnell schlagendes Herz sich beruhigt. Seidenweich rammt sie die Erinnerung an tausend Nasenküsse und noch viel mehr Stupser zwischen deine Finger und schnurrt.…


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