Monthly Archives: July 2007

JMG PSA

Don’t worry, JMG isn’t going all beefcake/NSFW on you. It’s just that I feel it’s my patriotic duty to mention that the 2008 FDNY calendar came out today. Why do you hate America? The calendar raises about $150,000 annually for a non-profit fire safety and training program. Get yours here. With all the gay firemen prowling Ty’s, I have to ...

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HomoQuotable – Sheryl Swoopes

“Since my coming out, I’ve gotten letters from parents who have said, ‘Thank you for what you have done in coming out and helping me better understand how to deal with my daughter, or even my son.’ Those parents with gay kids are asking themselves, how did this happen to my child? How did they turn out this way? Of ...

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For Whom The Web Tolls

I wanted to write about ghoulish MyDeathSpace.com yesterday, but after the AP’s story was picked up by virtually every news outlet, the site crashed from all the traffic. MyDeathSpace is a virtual graveyard populated by deceased members of MySpace – kids who committed suicide, soldiers killed in Iraq, victims of murder, cancer, car accidents – a cornucopia of tragedy. The ...

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Case Study #832

The evils of heterosexual adoption: July 31, 2007 — Nine teens and young adults adopted in New York were cruelly abused, starved and shackled like prisoners in their Florida home by a heartless scam-artist mom who lived off money meant for the kids, authorities said. The hundreds of thousands of dollars came courtesy of New York taxpayers. The children were ...

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The Power Of 10

The premise of the upcoming CBS game show, The Power Of 10, hosted by Drew Carey, is asking contestants to predict how Americans respond to certain questions. On the pilot episode one of the questions is this: If asteroids are headed for Los Angeles and New York City and the government only has the power to save one city, which ...

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Morning View – Christopher Street Fashion

Finally. That hard-to-find rainbow-hued gay pride bikini you’ve all been waiting for is here – available now on Christopher Street – so please rush, ill-tempered Kazakhstani clerks are standing by, anxiously fingering their Saddam mustaches as you decide whether you want the matching suspenders, wristbands, and choker. Which, of course, you do. Sadly, the rhinestone tiara is for display purposes ...

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Swag Tuesday

This week’s Swag Tuesday booty is an autographed copy of Out Magazine columnist, author, and actor Jesse Archer’s latest book, You Can Run: Gay, Glam, and Gritty Travels In South America. Archer’s acting resume includes the movies Boy Culture, Hustler WP, and A Four Letter Word –which he also co-wrote, earning him the Grand Jury Award for Best Screenplay at ...

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UPS Reverses On Civil Unions

After pressure from NJ Gov. Corzine and Lambda Legal, UPS has reversed its previous stance denying benefits to the partners of civil-unioned employees. The lawyer representing the UPS employees for Lambda Legal said, “UPS is joined by hundreds of employers around the state in hearing that civil unions are different from marriage and that is to be expected when people ...

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The Rules Of Leather
Are Simple And Finite

NYC Eagle, Sunday, 8:30PM Random Guy: I can’t believe what just happened. You know I’m a sub, right?JMG: No, but OK.RG: So I just tried to buy a collar in the leather shop and the guy wouldn’t fucking sell me one without my master being there!JMG: Do you have a master?RG: No.JMG: Well, rules is rules.RG: It’s so stupid.JMG: If ...

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Newt: It’ll be Clinton-Obama

Newt Gingrich is predicting a Clinton-Obama ticket for the Dems, saying, “I think that either Mayor Giuliani or Governor Romney or Senator Thompson would be a very formidable opponent for what I expect will be a Clinton-Obama ticket, and I think that there’s a possibility that will work.” Right now, I’d prefer Gore-Clinton. Or Clinton-Edwards. Or Clinton-Bloomberg. And after Obama’s ...

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Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan

I’m gonna tell you something good. Chaka Khan releases her first studio album in ten years, Funk This, on September 25th. Billed as a “return to her funky/r&b roots”, the album is produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and contains a duet with Mary J. Blige and a cover of Prince’s Sign ‘O’ The Times. In 1984, she had ...

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HomoQuotable – Perez Hilton

“I’m like Madonna, I’m not afraid to offend.” – Gossip blogger Perez Hilton, to the New York Times, in what the Times called “one of several self-generated comparisons to the pop star.” Hilton, who is curently defending multiple copyright infringement lawsuits from photo agencies (as well as a defamation suit), has an upcoming VH1 reality series titled What Perez Sez. ...

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Scrumtious

I was just tipped off by a reader about a LaChapelle-esque ad campaign that the Regional Tourism Committee of Paris has launched in London in a bid to draw visitors to the Rugby World Cup. Embiggen for the kissy hawtness.

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Big Voice Opens in SF August 1st

My pals Steve Schalchlin and Jim Brochu’s show, The Big Voice: God Or Merman?, a musical comedy about their 22-year marriage, opens in San Francisco at the New Conservatory Theatre on August 1st. The show had a great six month run in New York City, winning rave reviews from Variety and the New York Times. Our contemporary embrace of the ...

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Morning View – Schnabel Building

Basquiat director Julian Schnabel’s new West Village tower has been getting so many atrocious reviews that yesterday Superdaddy and I ducked out of beer bust to wander over to West 11th and see for ourselves. And, wow – is this thing fugly. An 11-story addition to the top of an existing 3-story former stable, its proposed construction was fought in ...

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Non-Sequitur Sunday

If there’s anything better for erasing the blues of a gloomy, muggy, rainy Sunday afternoon than dancing around your apartment in your underwear to Sylvester, I’d like to know what it is. I feel mighty real and yes, I do wanna funk. That’s all I got.

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A Message From Fort Lauderdale

Nicki Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Visitors and Convention Bureau, dropped a comment on one the Flush Naugle posts and I’m reposting it here so that everybody sees it. Hello, I’m writing from The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. I wish to reassure you and your readers that Greater Fort Lauderdale is a warmly welcoming destination ...

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Gay Activists Disrupt UN Secretary General Speech In San Francisco

Gay activists interrupted the San Francisco appearance of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon yesterday, protesting the United Nations’ refusal to address the plight of LGBT people being murdered, attacked and imprisoned around the world. Led by local activist Michael Petrelis, activists disrupted Ban’s speech to the World Affairs Council of Northern California, chanting, “Break the silence! Talk about gays!” (Photo ...

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Clinton V. Obama

The pressure of being second place must be getting to Barack Obama. Yesterday he broke the long-standing “no attack langauge” truce between himself and Hillary, saying, “The reason that this president has failed to lead this country is because he hasn’t been able to unite our country. He’s polarized us when he should have pulled us together. That’s why the ...

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Broadway Friday

– Elaine Stritch will do a three week run beginning in January at the Carlyle Hotel in a show called Elaine Stritch At The Liberty….At The Carlyle. Tickets are $125 and you must order dinner – which, of course, is not included. – A revival of Sunday In The Park With George hits Broadway on February 21st. The Pulitzer Prize-winning ...

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