Monthly Archives: April 2008

The Baptism Of Obama

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HRC’s David Smith On Sirius OutQ Today

Yesterday Howie Klein, who blogs at Down With Tyranny and Crooks And Liars, appeared on Michelangelo Signorile’s show on Sirius OutQ to blast the HRC for withholding its endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Jim Neal. On the show, Klein told Signorile’s listeners to withhold their HRC dues and send them instead to Jim Neal. The Human Right Campaign’s David Smith ...

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Good Work Wednesday

A Chinese auction at NYC Eagle this Saturday will benefit Braking The Cycle and the NYC LGBT Center. Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 10pm, Team Eagle is hosting a fundraising auction at the Eagle with some great items on the block including, a Poker Party for 8, an LAPD Helmet, Movie Bundle from HERE TV, Private cooking lesson for 4 ...

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Daily Grumble

The temperature in my apartment has hovered around 50 for the last week, thanks to this ridiculous “spring” weather. And don’t expect your landlord to fire up the boiler, it’s only cold enough to be annoying. Poor Shelley has spent the last few days burrowed under the comforter. I actually considered getting a space heater last night. And tomorrow is ...

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Sweeping Reforms For Australia’s Gays, But No Marriage

The Australian government has announced over 100 reforms giving gay couples almost the same rights as straight couples – with the notable exception of marriage. The move has been welcomed by LGBT groups but has drawn criticism over the refusal to legalise ‘gay marriage’. Under the changes, gay couples in long-term relationships would be treated the same as married couples ...

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European Court: Siblings Don’t Get Same Tax Breaks As Civil Partners

Interesting: Two elderly British sisters have lost their case in the European Court of Human Rights to allow them to avoid inheritance tax when one of them dies. They argued that British law treats them less favourably than a lesbian couple in a civil partnership. The siblings have been living together in Wiltshire since they were born, but Joyce, 88, ...

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HomoQuotable – Wayne Besen

“The decline in the public sex culture and gay bars can be attributed, in part, to the rise of the Internet. However, a larger trend, captured by the Times magazine article, is at work. A good portion of men in their mid 20’s have been out of the closet for more than a decade. (They were barely in.) Having had ...

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Duffy – Warwick Avenue

I cannot get enough of Welsh pop sensation Duffy. And not just because when I first posted about her last year she sent me a sweetly autographed photo. (Which I promptly lost somehow.) This is the third single from the full-length Rockferry, due out here May 13rd. The previous single, Mercy, topped every chart in Europe, stayed at #1 in ...

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D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y

Somebody wants to help you. (Via – By The Bayou)

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Soylent Yeller

Because America wants a dog food named after beloved family pet that gets rabies and is killed with a shotgun blast from a crying boy. (Via – Slog)

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Another Dumb Distraction

At his press conference to endorse Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley said, “This lady right here makes Rocky Balboa look like a pansy. There’s nothing I love more than a strong powerful woman.” Clinton began using Rocky-inspired metaphors during her primary campaigning in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia was the setting for the Best Picture-winning 1976 movie. Despite an ...

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Talk, Talk

When I mentioned my 4000th post last week and wondered, “What HAVE we been going on about?” – I should have thought to look at my post tag counter. Since Blogger added post tagging in December 2006, here are the top ten most frequent JMG post topics and how many times they were used. 1. NYC – 3572. 2008 elections ...

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HRC Withholds Endorsement Of Jim Neal, Openly Gay North Carolina U.S. Senate Candidate

Via Daily Kos diarist SPNJ889: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) REFUSES to support Jim Neal, an openly gay candidate in North Carolina running for US Senate. Something fishy seems to be going on. Is the DSCC interfering in a Democratic Primary election? Jim Neal, a progressive Democrat in North Carolina, is running to take on Senator Elizabeth Dole. He was ...

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Principal Outs Gay High School Couple

The ACLU is protesting the outing of two high school students by their principal, who revealed the students’ relationship to other students and teachers, then called one of the student’s mother to reveal her son’s gayness and tell her that she would not tolerate homosexuality at her school. In a letter to school board officials in Memphis, the ACLU demanded ...

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Details Mag: Single Gay Dads Are Hot

Details Magazine blogs about the gayby boom. Interesting story overall, but with a few “Oh, brother” moments, one of which I’ve bolded below. Evidence of the gayby boom is everywhere. It isn’t just the strollers in gay neighborhoods. Some Halloween parties at lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community centers now brim with gay dads showing off their immaculately costumed progeny. ...

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NC Gov Endorses Hillary

A week before that state’s primary, North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has endorsed Hillary Clinton. At a joint appearance in Raleigh Tuesday morning, the two-term Democrat said Clinton “gets it.” “It’s time for somebody to be in the White House who understands the challenges we face in this country,” Easley said. Easley’s endorsement comes a week before the state’s May ...

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How To Sabotage Your Candidate

Dana Milbank: Speaking before an audience that included Marion Barry, Cornel West, Malik Zulu Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party and Nation of Islam official Jamil Muhammad, Wright praised Louis Farrakhan, defended the view that Zionism is racism, accused the United States of terrorism, repeated his view that the government created the AIDS virus to cause the genocide of ...

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Fava Beans And A Nice Chianti

Another gay cannibal? A gay Yorkshire man has been charged with murder in the death of a man he picked up. The naked body of Damian Oldfield, 33, was found in a house in Harehills following remarks the suspect made at a local takeout restaurant. Police said that part of Oldfield’s right leg had been cut out and pieces of ...

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Analogies Are Fun

(From Married To The Sea via Ballad Of A Ladyman)

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Fly Life, this week’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to the True Colors Tour starring Cyndi Lauper, the B-52s, Andy Bell, Rosie O’Donnell, Wanda Sykes, Deborah Cox, Joan Jett, Joan Armatrading, the Cliks, the Indigo Girls, Nona Hendryx, and others. Here’s a video clip of Cyndi inviting you to the 26-date tour, which kicks off in Boston ...

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