Monthly Archives: March 2008

Black Party 2008 Recap

Once again I failed to delay my arrival at the Black Party to an hour more amenable to sustaining my energy until the close of the event, an accomplishment I have only made four or five times in fifteen attendances, of which this year’s was my eleventh consecutive. Boo me. But as I had many out of town friends visiting, ...

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Frankly My Dear, My Rate Is $250/Hour

In a blistering review, the NY Times tears into Clark Gable: Tormented Man, a new book by David Bret who claims that Cable was “gay for pay”, “rough trade”, and in general a self-loathing homophobe. Calling the book “breathtakingly trashy”, the Times adds: “For all its smut, the book is painfully unsexy.”

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The Gay Karate Kid

About to make the rounds of film festivals is The Sensei, a movie about a gay kid who learns karate in order to mete out vengeance on the homophobes who’ve been beating him up. Kenneth In The 212 has more on the movie.

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Hundreds March On Phelps Church

In what some had billed the “Million Fag March”, hundreds of protesters marched on the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka yesterday. Hundreds of people from Kansas and across the country gathered Sunday in Topeka to protest Pastor Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. The march was also a way to promote peace, love, and equality. People of all ages, ...

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McDonald’s Goes Gay

Keep in mind that this item is from WingNutDaily, under the headline “McDonald’s Signs Onto ‘Gay’ Agenda”: McDonald’s restaurant’s, famed for the Golden Arches, Ronald McDonald and kids meals, has signed onto a nationwide effort to promote “gay” and “lesbian” business ventures. The company, which is listed on the website of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as ...

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Value Judgment

Black Party 2008, dance floor, 6:30AM Dancer 1: Oh.My.God! What ARE they doing on the stage?!? This is why straight people hate us! Dancer 2: Honey, I’ve seen you do worse. Dancer 1: I have no idea what you’re talking about. Shut up. My Black Party review will be up late tonight. I’m still mulling.

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Backfired!

Remember last week when the Polish president used a video of American gay couple getting married as a warning to his nation on the evils of homosexuality? Well, this is a fantastic development: A married gay New York City couple have become the darlings of the Polish media since arriving in the country on the weekend. Brendan Fay and Tom ...

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Dubya Booed At Nationals Game

As he threw out the first pitch of the season, our ignoble leader was roundly booed by the crowd of 40,000 at the Nationals game. (Via – Towleroad)

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Food Stamps Nearing Record Use

The number of Americans relying on food stamps is nearing records not seen since the 1960s. Driven by a painful mix of layoffs and rising food and fuel prices, the number of Americans receiving food stamps is projected to reach 28 million in the coming year, the highest level since the aid program began in the 1960s. The number of ...

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Study Claims Cell Phones More Dangerous Than Smoking

Via the The Independent (UK): Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos, a study by an award-winning cancer expert has concluded. He says people should avoid using them wherever possible and that governments and the mobile phone industry must take “immediate steps” to reduce exposure to their radiation. The study, by Dr Vini Khurana, is the ...

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Obama: Don’t Pressure Hillary To Quit

Barack Obama is taking the high road on calls for Hillary to drop out. Barack Obama is refusing to go along with other Democrats who are calling for Hillary Rodham Clinton to step away from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. “My attitude is Senator Clinton can run as long as she wants,” Obama said on the weekend.Obama told ...

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One Nation Under Godzilla

I found this lady wandering Union Square.

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Black By Popular Demand

Personal cameras are strictly verboten, so for the 11th year noted Gotham photographer Robert Zash will be taking portraits of Black Party attendees in all their leathery glory. Mention JMG for a $5 discount! Since the portrait area is on the lower level, right next to the coat check, I recommend herding your cats over to Robert’s lens as soon ...

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New HIV Infections Up 48%

Despite that the 2006 data includes cases from seven states that previously had not reported new HIV infections to the CDC, AIDS activists and government researchers are “stunned” by a 48% increase in new infections over 2005. Reported new HIV infections in the United States increased by 48 percent in 2006 according to new data from the Centers for Disease ...

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The TSA Wants Your Nipple Rings

After being forced to remove her nipple rings in order to pass through airport security, a woman has hired the grand dame of litigiousness, Gloria Allred, in order to sue the TSA. Having traveled many times with fairly hardcore leathermen, I can tell you that as I am typing these words, TSA employees around the country are getting quite an ...

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Siriano Retires “Fierce”

I never watched the show, but I’ve got to admit Christian Siriano slays me.

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Sally Kern Lightens Up

After a meeting with a local PFLAG chapter, archenemy to the gays Sally Kern softened her hate, saying that she now agrees with workplace protections for LGBT people. Via PageOneQ: Hosting a group of parents from Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays in her office at the state capitol today, Oklahoma House Rep. Sally Kern has taken a ...

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Or Obama-Bloomberg?

Some are speculating that Obama would do well to choose a Jewish running mate in the hopes of defusing the Rev. Wright debacle. But according to the NY Times, the two weren’t exactly BFFs at yesterday’s meeting in NYC. It was only hours after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg finally made it clear he was not running for president that his ...

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Coming Out In Droves

The Los Angeles Daily News uses Lawrence King’s murder as a jumping off point to discuss gay kids coming out earlier and earlier: The slaying of 15-year-old Lawrence King on Feb. 12 and the reaction to it illustrated a social shift characterized by gay youths “coming out” younger and their straight counterparts learning the art of tolerance. “I think we ...

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Broadway Friday

– In an all-star fundraiser on May 18th at Town Hall, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will present a one-time performance of Pamela’s First Musical, a new work by Tony winners Cy Coleman and David Zipper. Direction is by Tony winner Graciela Daniele, book by Tony winner Wendy Wasserstein. Cast: Donna Murphy, Lynn Ahrens, Christian Borle, Carolee Carmello, Sandy Duncan, Gregg ...

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