Monthly Archives: May 2008

Guest Post: Father Tony

Father Tony here, guest blogging for Joe from Fort Lauderdale. Dear Joe, No, of course you didn’t call too early this morning. In fact, C and I have been up for hours and have been at the Euro Café on East Sunrise Boulevard, hard by the drawbridge on the Galleria mall side of the Intracoastal. Here, the French proprietress who ...

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Back In The Saddle

My deepest thanks go out to my dear friend Aaron for helming this here website thingy for the last week. While it was hard to stay away, I managed to get in some pretty decent and much needed down time, both physically and mentally. I should probably do this more often. So as many of you have suggested, I’ve asked ...

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Gay Bloggers Credentialed For Democratic Convention

The Democratic Party has released their list of bloggers credentialed to cover the convention in Denver. The LGBT blogs represented are Towleroad, Pam’s House Blend, and AmericaBlog. Congrats to all!

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CA Asks Court Not To Delay Marriages

The state of California is fighting the wingnuts that want a stay of the ruling approving marriage equality. After fighting same-sex marriage for four years, the state Thursday urged the California Supreme Court to reject petitions that would delay enforcement of the court’s landmark ruling permitting gays to wed. “This historic litigation is now concluded,” wrote Senior Assistant Atty. Gen. ...

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Again!

I cannot believe this. ANOTHER construction crane has collapsed on the Upper East Side, killing at least two people. Two people died in a crane collapse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan Friday morning, according to the city’s fire department, reports WCBS-2 in New York. The construction crane smashed into a high-rise apartment building before crashing more than a ...

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Morning View – Central Park Mall

Lined by elm trees, the Mall is the “grand promenade” of Central Park and runs from 66th to 72nd Street. The Mall is also known as Literary Walk for the many busts famous writers placed along its sides.

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Aussie Olympian Comes Out

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, 20, has come out in advance of competing in the Beijing Olympics. Like many athletes around the world, Australian Matthew Mitcham fought his way to the top of his sport to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games. Unlike many of his Olympic counterparts however, the diver must fight to bring his life partner with him to ...

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New CA Poll: Majority Approve Marriage Equality For First Time Ever

By a tiny margin, for the first time ever a majority of polled Californians say they now approve of gay marriage. In a dramatic reversal of decades of public opinion, California voters agree by a slim majority that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, according to a Field Poll released today. By 51-42 percent, registered voters said they believed ...

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HomoQuotable – Chris Jensen

“The International Mr. Leather competition is purportedly the climax of the IML weekend. But this cowhide beauty pageant—which, at 3.5 hours, rivals the Oscars in terms of jaw-dropping self-regard—is interesting more as anthropology than as entertainment. (If you consider that the entire multi-hour event is underscored by a steady OON-cha-OON-cha-OON-cha house beat, punctuated with triumphalist theme music from “Gladiator,” you’ll ...

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Out Of State Gay Marriages To Stand In NY

Expanding on the May 5th decision by the New York State Court Of Appeals that the state must recognize legal gay marriages performed in other jurisdictions, Gov. David Paterson has issued a broad directive to New York state agencies commanding them to prepare policies and procedures to do so. Gov. David A. Paterson has directed all state agencies to begin ...

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Open Thread Thursday

Who was/is the sexiest actor ever and for which movie? I’m prompted to ask this today because I caught a little bit of Ed Harris in The Abyss last night.

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Morning View – Asia Society

At Park Avenue & E. 70th Street is the Asia Society , the “leading global organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States.” I’ve never been inside, but walking past it almost every few days on my street, I’ve noticed that it has a museum shop and what ...

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A People of Distinction

Filling in for Joe, who has had a couple of very busy weeks and is feeling under the weather. A couple of commenters on the post below expressed fears about the availability of state-recognized marriage for gay men and lesbians. My take: The goal here is to remove distinctions that the law makes between the rights of straight folks and ...

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Marriage

Joe is otherwise occupied, so I’m afraid that today’s performance will feature an understudy once again. Sorry! And, no, you can’t get a partial refund on the ticket price at the box office. Them’s the rules. Memorial Day weekend brought some spectacular weather to New York City and environs. Almost summer-like! With the warm weather comes love in the air, ...

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Memorial Day

4082. For information about issues important to Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans, you might visit this website. Paul Rieckhoff, the founder of the “Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America,” is hot stuff. And, I mean literally … hot stuff. Consider this an open thread to discuss your plans for Memorial Day and the rest of the week. — Aaron.

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Pressure Cooked

Do you know why a pressure cooker — despite urban legends to the contrary– is not likely to ever actually explode? It has a safety valve. (I guess device malfunction might cause otherwise.) What kind of things do you do to keep the pressures of modern life from bringing you to the bursting point? What kind of measures do you ...

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Saturday Reading

Someone in the blog comments yesterday mentioned this story by Joe as a favorite. “I’m resting!” My favorite Joe. My. God. story, though, is one that he has not yet posted, but read to a crowd at the final WYSIWYG last year. Titled “Hanky Codes,” it involved, in typical Joe fashion, a leatherman wearing so much gear “that he looked ...

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TGIF

Dad has some other obligations that require him to step away from blogging for a bit. You know what kids do when their parents aren’t home, right? Time to raid Mom and Dad’s liquor cabinet. Erm. In other words, I am going to have the Alexander Haig moment I’ve been waiting for all my life. I’ve been reading Joe’s blog ...

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A Break In The Programming….

Gentle readers, I’m going to take a short blog vacation as I’ve been under the weather for the last couple of weeks, leaving me very stressed and unfocused, causing my job performance to suffer during a critical time of the year for us. I think a few days of unpluggedness from this here website thingy might be just the tonic. ...

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