Watch: Marc Jacobs proposes to his boyfriend with Chipotle flash mob

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Fashion designer Marc Jacobs popped the question to his boyfriend, candle maker Char Defrancesco, with a surprise flash mob proposal at Chipotle on Wednesday.

Jacobs posted the video on Instagram which shows a group of people, including some of the restaurant workers, dancing to “Kiss” by Prince at a New York City Chipotle location. At the end of the dance, Jacobs gets down on one knee and proposes. Defrancesco can be seen nodding his head yes.

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James Corden jokingly apologizes for Sean Spicer kiss

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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James Corden stirred up some controversy when he was photographed playfully kissing former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who made a surprise appearance at the Emmys on Sunday.

Corden took time during his monologue on Monday night’s episode of his late night talk show to admit he is “disappointed” in the photo and blamed the alcohol.

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Around the World: Four romantic getaways for V-Day

By : Aaron Drake
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There’s something about arguing with your hubby while navigating the tumultuously windy backroads of Maui through a tropical forest – or clinging to each other at 3 a.m. during a downpour that rumbles like freight train on the tin roof of the cottage you’re staying in – that just spells the word “R-O-M-A-N-C-E.” I mean, it’s said that you never get to know someone better than when you travel together. What better way to kick off the most romantic month of the year than with a trip made for two? 2016 is the year to put it to the test, or perhaps re-spark that languishing LTR.

Inspired by the wintry weather, which is making its presence felt even here in the Sunshine State, we’ve got love and warmer temps on the brain.

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Did Aaron Carter just come out as Chris Crocker’s new beau?

By : Jeremy Williams
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Tampa native and late 90s heartthrob Aaron Carter is burning up the gossip mill after some posts on Instagram that allude to his alleged coming out and possible relationship with ex-YouTuber-turned-porn-star Chris Crocker.

You might mostly likely remember Carter as the pre-teen performer who was Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter’s little brother. You might remember Crocker as the “leave Britney alone” kid from YouTube during Britney Spears 2007 meltdown.

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Watermark Reader Comments: Do we still need gay bars?

By : Jamie Hyman
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Watermark readers have a lot to say about “Raising the Bar,” our in-depth piece from our latest issue discussing the role and relevancy of gay bars now that LGBTs are arguably mainstream.

Read a sample of reader comments from WatermarkOnline.com and Watermark’s Facebook page after the jump: 

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Ireland celebrates first same-sex marriages

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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland celebrated its first gay marriages on Nov. 17, six months after voters overwhelmingly chose to legalize the practice in the traditionally conservative Catholic nation.

Dozens of couples nationwide converted their existing civil partnerships into full marriages in brief ceremonies in often less-than-romantic settings, such as antiseptic hospital offices where births and deaths also are recorded.

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VIDEO: Gay Acrobats Get Engaged on Italian TV

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Gay acrobats got engaged on Italian television after performing on Italia’s Got Talent.

Les Farfadais, an Italian acrobatic act, is performing this season on Italy’s version of the popular Got Talent competition series.

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Marshall University Football Player Charged With Assaulting Gay Couple

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A college football player has been dismissed from the team and charged by police after attacking a gay couple because he saw them kiss.

Steward Butler, a running back with Marshall University’s football team, is accused of assaulting Casey Williams, 20, and Zackery Johnson, 21, in Huntington, West Virginia after seeing the couple exchange a kiss while they walked back to their hotel room from a local club.

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Ex-college football player admits stalking Hollywood mogul

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Los Angeles – A former North Dakota college football player who was kicked off his team after kissing a man has been given probation for stalking billionaire David Geffen.

A Los Angeles district attorney’s spokeswoman on Feb. 17 said that Jamie Ralph Kuntz pleaded no contest Feb. 9 to one misdemeanor count of stalking and was ordered to stay away from Geffen.

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Same-sex couple shares ceremonial first kiss

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SAN DIEGO – A same-sex couple was chosen for the first time to share the ceremonial first kiss for the homecoming of the USS San Francisco submarine warship.

Thomas Sawicki and his boyfriend Shawn Brier were the lucky couple who shared the first smooch off the submarine when it returned to port at Naval Base Point Loma on Feb. 9. Sawicki was back from a seven-month deployment in the Western Pacific.

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NFL’s first openly gay football player has no regrets about coming out

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St. Louis (AP) – Michael Sam dismissed the thought that his sexuality has cost him a spot in the NFL.

“I don’t like to think that way,” Sam said in an Oprah Winfrey Network documentary that aired Dec. 27. “But I do believe I’m a very talented football player and I’m going to continue working hard and try to get that opportunity to play in the league.”

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Santa Claus is gay. Deal with it.

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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A new documentary called “I Am Santa Claus” gives a peak into the lives of five Santa impersonators when it’s not the “most wonderful time of the year”—and one of the Santas is gay.

Jim Stevenson, in his 70s, is a Santa impersonator from Texas. Beard, who says he loves being Santa because he doesn’t have kids and it allows him the chance to give back. The documentary features shots of Stevenson spending time with his boyfriend and the couple sharing a kiss. 

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