Monthly Archives: May 2007

Adam Kokesh Fights On

Remember Cpl. Adam Kokesh, USMC? Last month I blogged about the sexy Iraq war veteran, photographed here at the Alberto Gonzales hearings. Because of his anti-war protests, Kokesh is now facing a revocation of his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps and a discharge from the Individual Ready Reserves. On June 4th, Kokesh will face a military tribunal in Kansas ...

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Piercing The Veil

David Hyde Pierce’s publicist confirmed yesterday that the multi-Emmy winning actor is a homosexual. Was there ever any doubt? Previously Pierce had declined to discuss his personal life, taking the Sean Hayes “my private life is personal” route, although his gayness was well-known to friends and industry associates. I think Pierce is a fantastic talent, yet I can only offer ...

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HomoQuotable – Beth Ditto

“If there’s anyone to blame for size zero, it’s not women. Blame gay men who work in the fashion industry and want these women as dolls.” – Lesbian rocker Beth Ditto, lead singer of The Gossip, saying that gay men are responsible putting anorexic models on runways.

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New Hampshire Get Civil Unions

New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed that state’s civil unions bill into law today. When the law goes into effect in January, NH will join Vermont, Connecticut, and New Jersey as the 4th state with civil unions available to same-sex couples. A total of 10 states now offer gay couples some sort of state-level recognition.

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Xanadu: The Musical

Last night Little David and I attended a preview of Xanadu, joining an audience that seemed to be 50% gay men. When the house lights went down, a roar of anticipation went up. David said, “Rowdy crowd!” And they were not disappointed. Thanks to brilliant book by Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed), a show that could have been ...

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Open Thread Thursday

What languages do you speak?.

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Bush To Double AIDS Budget

George Bush asked Congress today to double the amount spent fighting AIDS to $30 billion a year, beginning in 2008. In 2003, Bush requested a $15 billion annual allocation, a five-year funding that expires when the new amount would kick in. The 2003 budget remains the largest annual AIDS funding in the world. Critics complain that even the new amount ...

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You Da Man, Gerle

Over the weekend, Mikel Gerle of Los Angeles was crowned Mr. International Leather 2007 at Chicago’s annual gathering of SM/BD enthusiasts and fans of the couture. Gerle will use his title year promoting world peace, fighting third world hunger, and smacking around anybody that seems to like it. Perennial favorite Mr. Trinidad-Tobago did not make the final round. After the ...

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Hotel, Motel, Holiday Win

With an appletini in one hand and a Marlboro 100 in the other, Lady Random spun her glittery wheel and landed on Fog City Mike, this week’s Swag Tuesday winner. Mike, a music writer who has just written the liner notes for the upcoming Sugarhill Gang reissues, will be getting a copy of Mike Jones’ I Had To Say Something, ...

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Blind Item

Tonight I am going to a place where nobody dared to go.

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Morning View – BridgeMarket

My favorite supermarket is the BridgeMarket Food Emporium, cleverly wedged under the supports of the Queensboro Bridge with a fabulous tile vaulted ceiling. Just outside is Terrence Conran’s Shoppe of Expensive Whimsy, where you can pick up such necessities as a $2000 molded plastic sofa.

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Gays Gone Wild!

Two weeks from today I’ll be performing at Gays Gone Wild, the annual gay pride edition of WYSIWYG, alongside JMG blogroll pals Joel Derfner and Rod Townsend . This will be the final Wizzy, after four years the promoters are burned out and decided to pull the plug on a high note, as the pride show is always a smash. ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Seven Stories Press, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is a hardback copy of Mike Jones’ brand new autobiography, The Art Of Ted Haggard’s Fall: I Had To Say Something (cowriter: Sam Gallegos). The book ships this week. I can’t imagine that any regular reader of this or most any other gay blog would not know who Mike Jones is, ...

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HomoQuotable – Peter Tatchell

“I’m not deterred one iota from coming back to protest in Moscow.” – British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, who was beaten by suspected neo-nazi protesters at this weekend’s Moscow gay pride event. Unbelievably, after he was beaten, Tatchell and other marchers, including Moscow Pride organizer Nikolai Aleksee were arrested by Moscow police. Tatchell delivered the keynote address to Moscow ...

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Charles Nelson Reilly, 76

Charles Nelson Reilly, the campiest creature ever to challenge Paul Lynde’s chiffon sash as TV’s first mean queen, died yesterday in Los Angeles at 76. Most probably know Reilly from his trademark evil snigger, which he delivered for many years on game shows such as Hollywood Squares and Match Game. However, Reilly’s fame first came many years earlier, in 1961, ...

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Mr. Fleet Week

Mr. Fleet Week is climaxing. Waist-deep in the Hudson River he stands, back arched, toes curling, straining…UGH…to blow his patriotic load of bipedal cannon fodder one last time over America’s well-fingered g-spot, Midtown Manhattan. The spot, after six nights of polite (compared to the locals) but woefully unskilled (ditto) attention, is currently wavering perilously between grateful, exhausted satiety and “not ...

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On Bear Hill

Father Tony took this shot at yesterday’s picnic on Bear Hill in Central Park. I’ll post some pics of my own after the weekend is over. In the meantime, Father Tony has lots more over at his place. This photo is now embiggen-friendly.

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“Chelsea, You Rule”

You gotta love the copywriter that came up with this Virgin Mobile ad that Superdaddy and I found on a phone booth on 8th Avenue, which playfully compares sexual versatility to Virgin’s phone plan. Super and I walked all the way from the West Village to the GB:NYC4 drink-up at Therapy, where a massive crowd of sodden bloggers awaited. Along ...

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Pier Queers

LEFT: Eric Leven, an organizer, shows off the flyer for Queer Justice League’s first action at the Christopher Street piers. Meant to “celebrate the queer presence on the piers”, most of the kids took a flyer and paid interest to the speakers for a bit before returning to their vogueing and cell phones. It was a good beginning, I think.

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Rosie Ankles View Early

Today was Rosie O’Donnell’s last day on The View, she will not be returning for her final three weeks after Wednesday’s huge blow-up with co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck. The official reason for the early departure is that Rosie has requested “early leave”. Damn. I was really looking forward to watching Rosie finish out her contract, unrestrained and unapologetic. Rosie has long ...

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