Monthly Archives: June 2006

HomoQuotable – Sean Patrick Maloney

“I’m tired of relying on straight politicians. No one would say to an African-American, ‘Don’t run; a white guy knows this stuff better than you.’ This is a hostage mentality. We’ve got the numbers and the resources to push the arc of history towards justice.” – Sean Patrick Maloney, openly gay New York State candidate for Attorney General. (via Pride ...

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New Signs Of The End Times

The Four Segways Of The Apocalypse1. Global warming2. Bird flu3. Dial-up4. Paris Hilton with a Top Ten single*. *Seriously. The song is a smash across several radio formats.

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Faster?

With Aaron’s help, I’ve changed a few things in the left column which should help out those of you that have mentioned this page loading slowly. I’m interested in your feedback about this issue, if you still have a problem with JMG being slow to get it up.

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Blah Blah Blahnold

“In politics, I believe we need to address problems rather than attacking people.” “Whether you’re gay or straight, everyone needs someone to love.” “California is diverse, but it must never be divided.” -California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, from last night’s soundbite-laden meaningless speech to that state’s Log Cabin Republicans. The Governerator never explained his veto last year of California’s gay marriage ...

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Father’s Day

Riding home in the cab a couple of weeks ago, after the long, hot, sweaty, beer-drenched marathon called Folsom Street East, I was pondering an odd, uneasy moment of self-realization that had come over me a few hours earlier. The Folsom Fair fell on Father’s Day, and as my friends well know, whenever a young(er/ish) gay man affectionately or flirtatiously ...

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The Hostage

In 1966, an aspiring 18 year old singer auditioned to replace Melba Moore in the Broadway musical Hair, but was instead cast in the German road production of the show, later switching to the Austrian version. Years later, during a stint in the Vienna Folk Opera, she met, married, and had a child with Austrian performer Helmut Sommer. In 1974, ...

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Open Thread Thursday

Pimp. Bitch. Brag..

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NY State AG Race Looks Interesting

I took this photo of Mark Green in front of Grand Central Terminal last Friday, as he campaigned for New York State Attorney General. On September 11th 2001, I voted for Green for NYC mayor, a race he would have won, had the coverage of the terrorist attacks not totally drowned out his runoff campaign against Michael Bloomberg, who was ...

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HomoQuotable – Eric Rofes

“Recently I attended a dance party, one of the many evenings of intense music and cavorting available to thousands of gay men in my city each weekend. I looked over the crowd of primarily twenty-something and thirty-something men, shirtless, gyrating, arms reaching to the heavens. I thought immediately at how the doomsayers criticize this population of young gay men, saying ...

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I Knew When I First Saw Her Too

“I was a missionary of sorts to many a gay man. By then I was already a gay magnet—for some reason they were just drawn to me. And over and over I’d live out the same scenario. Some extremely handsome guy would confess to me that he was all confused about his sexuality, and for some reason he thought I ...

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Superman Returns

Tonight I saw an advance screening Superman Returns, in IMAX and 3D, thanks to my pals Captain Steve and his husband Brian. There was quite a mob scene outside the AMC Lincoln Center Theatre, tons of adorkable boys in Superman t-shirts, with noticeably fewer girls in the lines. I’m not so big on superhero movies, but I can recommend Superman ...

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Eric Rofes Dies Unexpectedly

Author and gay activist Eric Rofes died of unknown causes in Provincetown yesterday. Rofes was perhaps best known for his controversial declaration that “AIDS is over”, in his 1998 book Dry Bones Breathe. Rofes pioneered many gay activist groups, including founding the Boston Area Gay & Lesbian Schoolworkers and the Boston Gay & Lesbian Political Alliance. In the 80’s he ...

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Anniversary

It was June 27th, 1969. The day that the fags, dykes, and queens of New York City finally said “Enough!” For some historical perspective, I’m posting the story that the New York Daily News ran about the Stonewall Riots. Note how the story drips with condescension and ridicule. We’ve come a long, long way in 37 years and we’ve still ...

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Pride 2006: Cool, Wet, Wonderful

It was, in a word, glorious. This, despite that Pride Sunday dawned to blackened skies. I was awakened not by the sound of real thunder, but by the fake computer thunder that the Weather Bug on my laptop makes to alert me that a thunderstorm is imminent. But the threat of a little rain didn’t stop 500,000 of my closest ...

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Morning View

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My Gaydar Is Not 20/20

This is the story I read at Tuesday’s WYSIWYG… In late September 2004, a friend of mine at ABC-TV called after he forwarded me a press release about to go up on ABC’s site, looking for participants in an episode of 20/20, the Peabody Award winning one-time benchmark of investigative journalism, now currently producing landmark feature stories like “What You ...

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The Helpful Homo Says:

THIS is Grand Central Station.And THIS is Grand Central Terminal.Now let us not speak of your confusion again.

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Thursday, 06-22-06, 12:57PM

Maybe I should post a webcam link to the view from behind my desk. I’ve been sitting here for five years and I never get tired of the view.

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Open Thread Thursday

Confess it. Go ahead, you’ll feel better. .

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Find A Place With Celebrations And Songs

This Sunday in NYC there will be more ma$$ive big ticket dance parties than you can shake a glowstick at. Once the fireworks over the Pier Dance fade into the Hudson, I’ll be nudging my boys towards Souvenirs, at the East Village’s Element, one of the more swank venues in Manhattan, where I will close my Pride weekend blissing out ...

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