Monthly Archives: April 2007

Another Challenge to DADT

Log Cabin Republicans have forced a legal challenge to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, after a California federal judged ruled that their case against the government will proceed on June 18th. A similar suit filed by the Servicemembers’s Legal Defense Network is awaiting a ruling from a Boston federal judge, after the SLDN sued for the reinstatement of 12 soldiers discharged ...

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MacArthur Parking

Bay Area commuters have a big mess to contend with after a section of the MacArthur Maze collapsed yesterday due to a tanker fire which melted the steel supports. The MacArthur Maze is a confusing knot of superhighways that join together at the Oakland end of the Bay Bridge and has probably caused more emergency last-minute lane changes than Miami’s ...

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No Menus

The super of my building recently got fed up with all the restaurant menus being shoved under everyone’s doors by delivery guys, so he posted a sign on the front door: “No Menus!” When that did not slow the piles of fliers, he posted a new sign: “DEFINITELY No Menus!” Oh, definitely? Yeah, that didn’t work either, considering that most ...

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Morning View – Park Avenue

Looking north from 14th Street. If you embiggen, you can sort of make out Grand Central Terminal nestled in front of the Met Life building.

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More Trouble For The Boy

Boy George is in jail in London after a prostitute told police that he’d been chained to a wall all night by George and another man. The hooker had arrived at midnight for an $800 “photo session” after meeting Boy George on Gaydar.com. He later escaped George’s London apartment in his underwear, calling the police from a local shop. George ...

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Unfriended

Sunday 2pm, Starbucks, Upper West SideYoung Mother: Do you want to have a playdate with Lindsey tomorrow? I can call her mother and set it up. 5 Year-Old: No! I don’t like Lindsey anymore. She’s poor. (Overheard by Jeff.).

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Dem Leaders Rock Cali Con

Rex Wockner, intrepid gay reporter/superhero, covered yesterday’s California Democratic State Convention yesterday, where Barack Obama stepped on his camera. That mishap aside, Rex got some great photos of Obama, Hillary, and Nancy Pelosi. Check out his story and photos here.

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Morning View – Window Kitty

Victory is mine. She slept on my pillow last night. That grumpy look is because she’s waiting for me to open the blinds. She is already the boss of me. OK, I’ll stop now.

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American Fiesta: Love And Logic,
Taught Via Ceramic Bowls

Last night Aaron and I attended the New York premier of American Fiesta, a one-man show at the Vineyard Theatre, whose recent big hit was the pre-Broadway Avenue Q. Written by and starring Steven Tomlinson (an Austin native, where the show originated), American Fiesta is an exploration of gay marriage, family, and the neuroscience of politics, told through the metaphor ...

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JMG: Year Four Begins

Today is JMG’s 3rd blogiversary. My first post: I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck, during it’s daily dusk-time trip down our dirt road. The cry of ‘Smokey! Smokey!’ would fly up and down Nine ...

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Kitty: Day Two

I swear that JMG is not going become a cat blog (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but since there was such an interest in yesterday’s post, I thought I’d give y’all an update. Last night Shelter Kitty slept on the sofa instead of under the bed, which is pleasingly rapid progress, yes? She’s still very quiet, I haven’t ...

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Giuliani Reverses On Civil Unions

Rudy Giuliani has reversed his previous position on civil unions, saying he is opposed to yesterday’s New Hampshire civil union vote. His campaign issued this statement: “Mayor Giuliani believes marriage is between one man and one woman.Domestic partnerships are the appropriate way to ensure that people are treated fairly. In this specific case the law states same sex civil unions ...

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Morning View – Union Square

Located near NYU and poised atop a major subway station, Union Square is the heart of NYC public political activism, hosting rallies on every major cause: anti-war, gay rights, immigration reform, etc. After 9/11, Union Square was the focal point for public expressions of grief, as it was the closest gathering point to Ground Zero of any size. Embiggen to ...

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Progress Around the Nation

The New Hampshire legislative approved of same-sex civil unions today, sending the bill to Gov. John Lynch, who has said he will sign it, joining NH with New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont. Iowa today extended civil rights protections to LGBT folks in an ENDA-tpe bill that took 15 years to gather enough votes to pass. Almost two-thirds of polled New ...

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I Exist, And….

And now for the most cliched blogpost: I exist, and I have a cat. After my Tuesday bike ride past the window of the ASPCA, I came home and went to bed, where I dreamt about the sad kitty I’d seen in the window. Taking that as a sign, last night I returned. Window Kitty was on “behavioral hold”, unavailable ...

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Non-HomoQuotable – Sanjaya

“I got teased in school because people figured I must be gay because I understand women. I think that’s why guys didn’t like me – because I got along with girls so well. When I went up to girls they would give me a hug and a kiss on the cheek like I was their gay friend. But I was ...

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Seattle Pride Saved

On Tuesday, Seattle’s gay pride organization, Out And Proud, announced that they were cancelling this year’s pride celebration and declaring bankruptcy, due to the organization’s $102,000 debt from last year’s event. But upon hearing the news, Seattle’s mo’s came rushing to the rescue, pouring in enough donations to retire the debt by the end of that very day. Amazing! Seattle’s ...

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Morning View – W Hotel Union Square

The Beaux Arts-style W Hotel in Union Square was built in 1911 as the German Insurance Building but had its named changed to the Guardian Life Building during WWI. Starwood Hotels bought it for their “W” brand in 2000. Did you know that “W” stands for “Whatever, Whenever”? Yeah, me either. The lobby is beautiful, I recommend sticking your head ...

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Open Thread Thursday

Let’s play like the chat room kids. A/S/L?.

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BK Tops Most Blogged List

Brooklyn has the bloggiest ‘hoods in the country, according to a study that tracked 100,000 posts about 3000 neighborhoods. Unsurprisingly, the ten most blogged-about neighborhoods in the nation are hotbeds of education and the creative arts. Here are the top ten nabes for hipster hype. 1. Clinton Hill, Brooklyn2. Shaw, Washington DC3. Downtown Los Angeles4. Newton, Massachusetts5. Rogers Park/North Howard, ...

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