Monthly Archives: October 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Jury Slams
Phelps Clan For $10.9M

The Drudge Report is first with this breaking news: JURY HATES PHELPS: The father of a fallen Marine awarded $2.9 million by jury that found leaders of a fundamentalist church had invaded the family’s privacy when they picketed the Marine’s funeral. Developing… UPDATE: More from the Associated Press. BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday awarded the father of ...

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Gay Activist Carl Siciliano Wins
Brooke Astor Service Award

Carl Siciliano, Executive Director of the Ali Forney Center, New York City’s homeless shelter for LGBT youth, was yesterday awarded the 2007 Brooke Astor Service Award. Siciliano (right) is seen here accepting the award from New York Public Library president Paul LeClerc. The Brooke Russell Astor Award honors Mrs. Astor’s commitment to the role of individuals in improving the quality ...

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Rho A Go For DP’d Mo’s

The Rhode Island legislature has overridden Gov. Don Carcieri’s veto of a bill providing domestic partners of state employees access to state pension and retirement benefits. The legislation includes all employees with pensions managed through the Employee Retirement System of RI – teachers, judges, and other state and municipal employees. To qualify, partners must have lived together for one year ...

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Walker / Don’t Walker

I usually only get approached by hookers when I’m in the vicinity of fancy midtown hotels, where well-dressed young women will smile as if you’re an old friend and say brightly, “Hey, you havin’ a good night?” Maybe they think I look like an expense account-toting bidnizman, but I usually say flatly, “I live here” and they go on their ...

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Kucinich At Last Night’s Debate

At last night’s Democratic candidates debate in Philadelphia, Dennis Kucinich vehemently called for the impeachment of President Bush to a surprisingly silent response from the audience, although this clip cuts off a bit too soon for you to tell. I just don’t get their reaction, but I do get Dennis Kucinich. I just wish more people did.

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

“McClurkin describes sexual orientation as something that God wants to save me and other gay people from. If one were being generous, one would say this isn’t meant as an attack; but it is certainly experienced as an attack. McClurkin, in short, should never have been allowed to speak at this event, because his words are inherently divisive, his record ...

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Ralph Nader Sues Dems

Ralph Nader is suing the Democratic Party, claiming party officials conspired to keep him from taking votes away from John Kerry and worked to keep him off the ballot in the 2004 election. Nader’s lawsuit, filed in District of Columbia Superior Court, also named as co-defendants Kerry’s campaign, the Service Employees International Union and several so-called 527 organizations such as ...

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Morning View – The Belleclaire

Now an apartment building, the Hotel Belleclaire on Broadway and 77th Street was built in 1903. Designed by Emery Roth, my beloved Farmboyz advise me that the Belleclaire is an example of his work before he “got all Italianated”. They continue: “The building is known for its bay windows which look out on Broadway and continued the exuberant effort of ...

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It’s A GOP Whoregasbord!

Ho-lee CRAP! The scandal unfolding around Washington state Rep. Richard Curtis (R-DUH) is out-Haggarding and out-Craiging anything we’ve ever seen from fucked up, self-hating, anti-gay, right-wing Republicans. And that, my tender kittens, is rilly, rilly saying something. Today’s Self-Loathing Menu (Prix Fixe: One Political Career) We start with a late-season twink porn prostitute appetizer (NSFW), followed by a main course ...

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Good Work Wednesday

DC: The Human Rights Campaign will host a photo exhibit called “Pride / Prejudice: Voices of GLBT Youth,” on Wednesday, November 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The November 7th event will include a reception with photographer Rachelle Lee Smith. The photo exhibit will remain to the public on Thursday, November 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit ...

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Married Gay Straight Stud For Same

I hesitated to do yet another post about yet another public sex sting … BEDFORD – A sting aimed at men who cruise a rest area off Interstate 684 for gay sex resulted in charges against 20 men in the past month, including a Catholic priest and a registered sex offender. The sting, which also netted a local Rotary Club ...

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Obama Spins McClurkin

Notice at the 0:55 mark how Obama refers to the McClurkin controversy as happening “a while back.” Uh, yeah. Waaaay back on Sunday. Spin, spin, spin. Also from the same forum, but not in the clip: Appearing at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Abbi Swanson whose son is gay, asked what he would do to give him the same rights ...

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The Dwindling Gayborhood

Springboarding off tomorrow’s closure of the Castro for Halloween (thanks to violence spawned by the annual invasion of het-thugs), today the New York Times riffs on the topic of gayborhoods, asking if “gay enclaves” around the nation are not only doomed, but even necessary in today’s increasingly accepting world. (The post below this one to the contrary.) These are wrenching ...

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Value Voters: Lock Up Queers,
Death To Blasphemers

Huffington Post’s Max Blumenthal reports from last week’s Value Voters Summit where he lets the cameras roll as the Christianists elabocrazy on quarantining sodomites and other Jeebus-filled topics. Watch the video all the way through, if you’ve got the stomach for it. From his post: Recently, there has been a lot of mainstream media noise about a new, more socially ...

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Parenticide

14th Street & 8th Avenue, Monday, 7PM Two gay boys are looking at a movie poster featuring Jake Gyllenhaal. Gay Boy 1: I would totally murder my parents to be his boyfriend. Gay Boy 2: Oh, totally..

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The Republican & The Rent Boy, Chapter 3

And the hits keep coming. Washington state Rep. Richard Curtis (R-La Center), whose voting record includes voting against gay domestic partners legislation and against a bill protecting gays from job discrimination, is the subject of a police investigation involving a male prostitute who is accused of attempting to blackmail the right-wing pol. Yesterday Curtis denied that he is gay, adding, ...

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New AIDS Timeline Revealed

According to a new study, AIDS arrived in the United States via Haiti around 1969. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The AIDS virus invaded the United States in about 1969 from Haiti, carried most likely by a single infected immigrant who set the stage for it to sweep the world in a tragic epidemic, scientists said on Monday. Michael Worobey, a University ...

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Morning View – Mythic Creatures

So on Sunday, when the Ex and I rolled up on the American Museum of Natural History, my first thought upon seeing their banner was “Shouldn’t that be Mythical Creatures?” The show is about dragons, unicorns and mermaids and those are imaginary, or mythical. Mythic means “legendary” and while I suppose such creatures could be considered legendary, so could Madonna, ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing, this week’s Swag Tuesday prize is Grace After Midnight, the memoir of controversial actress, rapper and out lesbian Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, star of HBO’s The Wire. Written by Pearson and David Ritz, the book is due out November 1st. While Felicia is a brilliant actor in a truly chilling role, what’s most remarkable about “Snoop” ...

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Manhattan Monday

-After their dismal showing this season, the Yankees have replaced manager Joe Torre with the infinitely hotter former catcher Joe Girardi. Makes me want to care about the American League again. Almost. The Yankees won three World Series with Girardi behind the plate. -The 34th Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade starts at 7pm on Wednesday. In honor of the day, ...

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