Monthly Archives: July 2006

Random Homo Stat For Today

The chance of any gay man’s dog being named Max or Buddy is 63%. These odds increase dramatically if the dog is a large breed or if said gay man is tattooed, belongs to a gym, or drives a jeep. And if said gay man’s said dog is a black Labrador Retriever, 100% of them will be named Jake.

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Pride, A Steeper Love

Spearheaded by Toronto’s gay pride committee, Canadian LGBT organizations are attempting to trademark the word “pride”, ostensibly “to protect the trademark against for-profit individuals or companies exploiting it in the queer market.” Companies or organizations that wish to use the word “pride” to promote their products or event must pay a fee, assuming the usage is approved. Remember when the ...

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Today’s Dose Of Cranky

“Push to speak” or “walkie-talkie” cellphones have replaced the shoulder-mounted boom box as the annoyance device of choice for teenagers. I can think of no other reason for owning one, other than the delight in the knowledge that you are pissing off every adult within earshot. Yesterday, at the 86th Street Barnes & Noble, some kid received five squawking “Where ...

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Four Great SF Events

The 18th installment of Folsom Street Fair’s legendary closing party, Real Bad, takes place Sunday, September 24th, right after the fair ends. Always the hottest ticket of the weekend (and woe to the leatherman who waits too long to buy his ticket), this perenially sold-out volunteer-run event has raised over half a million dollars for dozens of Bay Area organizations. ...

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First Things First

From the Department of About Fucking Time comes news that 260 gay scholars, writers and activists have co-signed a document saying that too much emphasis is being placed on the fight for gay marriage at the expense of other worthy causes important to the gay community. Longtime readers of this blog know it’s always been my position that ENDA should ...

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OutGames Get PEP-y

Montreal health officials have begun a bilingual television and print campaign advising the 12,000 attendees of this week’s OutGames that they have stockpiled a large quantity of the the HIV post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP drugs, the so-called “morning after” HIV treatment, should any of the athletes do anything “risky” or have a condom break. Astoundingly, PEP treatment is scorned by ...

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Pass The Tanning Butter

According to today’s AM New York, New York City is working on legislation that will require parental consent for children under 18 to patronize tanning salons, a law that exists in many other municipalities. The state is working on similar legislation. Unsurprisingly, the tanning salon industry is alarmed that these laws are the beginning of outlawing tanning salons entirely. This ...

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Pride Radio

Yesterday I taped an interview at Clear Channel’s studios above Radio City Music Hall for The Ryan And Caroline Show, a gay talk show on Pride Radio, a new gay station. Pride Radio is a commercial-free, subscription-free station streamed on the Internet and broadcast on HD digital radio. The interview will air sometime next week, I’ll give a heads-up when ...

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Caller ID

Thursday, 11amReceptionist: Joe, someone’s calling you from the Gay Attack Force. Do you want to take it? Joe: Wow! Cool! Who are they? Yes, I’ll take it. Caller: Hi, Joe. It’s Marci from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Joe (disappointed): Oh, hello..

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Diablo Cody

The first blog I ever read regularly was Diablo Cody’s Pussy Ranch, in which she frankly chronicled her life as a bisexual stripper in Minneapolis. Pussy Ranch was raunchy, enlightening and hilarious. I even sent her a couple of fan e-mails back in 2003. Now Cody has a book and a movie deal. A couple of years ago she announced ...

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Open Thread Thursday

What are you reading?.

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Gay Orgs Erupt With More Infighting

Adding to the woes of WorldPride, who just had to cancel their parade, a coalition of 22 gay organizations has called for a boycott of their events. The coalition includes Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism, Queers For Peace And Justice, and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Additionally, religious leaders in Jerusalem are organizing an anti-gay counterprotest which may draw as many as ...

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Morning View: 505 Fifth Avenue

Three years ago, when construction crews broke ground at the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, I was quite excited to see what would arise. After all, that intersection is one of the most famous in the world, and the other corners are gorgeously anchored by the Main Library and by 500 Fifth, one of my favorite buildings ...

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Sean Patrick Maloney

After happy hour with Aaron and RJ at Grand Central’s Cipriani, I ran into openly gay New York Attorney General candidate Sean Maloney and he was kind enough to pose for a photo. According to RJ, I now look like the “firechief of Itchboro, New Jersey”. Must be the mustache.

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Hype-Casting

Nicolas Cage…as Liberace? I’m just not seeing it. Does somebody smell the hype from this year’s Oscars (Brokeback, Capote, Transamerica)? And he’s directing it himself. Oh goodie. (via – SFgate.com)

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Lunch View: Main Library

I took this on the way back from lunch today. Despite what you saw in The Day After Tomorrow, the Beaux-Arts Main Library doesn’t have revolving doors, nor does it face south. The famous lions out front were named “Patience” and “Fortitude” by Mayor LaGuardia in the 1930’s, as that’s what he thought New Yorkers would need to get through ...

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She’s Madonna

Robbie Williams is dueting with Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant on a single called She’s Madonna, the title taken from what Guy Ritchie told his then-girlfriend Tania Strecker as he dumped her, “Look, you know I really love you, but she’s Madonna.” According to The Mirror, Madonna green-lighted the single when Williams played it for her and he hopes to ...

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Yowtch

Staying on the topic of Georgios Panayiotou, check out my buddy Mike Atkinson, aka Troubled Diva, aka Stylus Magazine music reviewer, for his scathing review of George Michael’s new single, An Easier Affair. Oooh, it ain’t pretty.

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“Christians” Outraged, Yawning Ensues

I love this. The Christianist nutjobs over at World Net Daily have got their choir robes in a twist over NBC’s having had Queer Eye cast member Carson Kressley provide color commentary during last night’s Miss Universe pageant. With the top-of-page banner headline: “Breaking News: NBC struts ‘gay’ jokes all over Miss Universe”, the lead reads: “With some of the ...

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HomoQuotable – George Michael

“Are you gay? No? Then fuck off! This is my culture!” -George Michael, screaming at News Of The World photographers who caught him having sex in the bushes on London’s notoriously cruisy Hampstead Heath. George isn’t wrong about park cruising being part of gay life worldwide (The Rambles, Buena Vista, Meat Rack, etc), although calling it “culture” is a bit ...

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