Monthly Archives: November 2008

Afternoon View – Given

In the former location for Harvey Milk’s camera shop is the gift store Given, above which is a painting of Milk looking out his apartment window.

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First Impressions

Castro Street, Saturday, 12:30 PM Leif and I are walking up the crowded Castro Street sidewalk when he calls out to a handsome bearded cub. Leif: Andy, you sexy motherfucker! Andy : Oh, hi….Leif….uh, these are my parents. Introductions were made to Andy’s tiny elderly parents who politely pretended not to have heard. I didn’t catch their names because I ...

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Tonight: Blowoff San Francisco

Serendipitilicious = happening to be in San Francisco on the same weekend that Blowoff is in town. The fur begins to fly at Slim’s at 10PM. Every single person we ran into on the street today said they’re going, it should be a crazy night.

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Morning View – Market Street

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NY Senate Democrats Back Off Promise For Marriage Equality In 2009

New York Senate Democrats are now telling the press that they may not bring up marriage equality in the upcoming session and may not do so at all until after the 2011 election. This, after encouraging boatloads of campaign donations from the LGBT community with the attached promise of bringing same-sex marriage to a vote. “We want to get there, ...

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“Own It, Work It, Grab An Ankle”….

….so said our waiter as he took this picture after our big homo-family Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. We were the last party to leave the dining room and I guess he finally felt safe to come out to us, although we’d instantly pegged him when we were seated. It was another wonderful holiday meal, our third consecutive year at this restaurant, ...

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Wal-Mart Death Stampede

It truly is Black Friday. A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said. The 34-year-old employee, a temporary maintenance worker, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m. Witnesses said the surging throngs ...

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New World Waking!

I’m heading back to San Francisco this weekend to attend the SF Gay Men’s Chorus’ world premiere of New World Waking!, the latest work by my fabulous pal Steve Schalchlin, whom you may recall from his recent Off Broadway hit, The Big Voice: God Or Merman? Three-time Oscar nominee Piper Laurie will introduce the evening, which features Tony Award winner ...

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On Rosie Live

We had to watch Rosie Live two times yesterday just to convince ourselves how incredibly, mind-bogglingly bad it was. I loves me some Rosie, usually, but dayum. From TV Guide: If the TV variety format weren’t already dead, the ghastly ego trip of NBC’s Thanksgiving-eve turkey Rosie Live would surely have killed it. Like the pie Alec Baldwin predictably pushed ...

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Open Thread Thursday

For the first 18 years after I left Orlando, I always came home for Thanksgiving. But three years ago I told my bio-family that I was building a new tradition with my homo-family in NYC and would henceforth be spending Thanksgivings with them here. They understand that while I’m single and childless, I have another family here that’s as real ...

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Donny Osmond On Gay Marriage

In the “About My Beliefs” section of Donny.com, the second-most famous Mormon in the country posted an undated response to a fan’s question about his stance on gay marriage: “My beliefs about marriage is beautifully stated in The Family – A Proclamation To The World, a document published by the leaders of our church back in 1995. I am going ...

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NY GOP Tries To Bribe Renegade Dems, Offers $6M To Stop Marriage Equality

The Republican leadership in the New York Senate is trying to bribe the three renegade Democratic senators to support their choice for majority leader with promises of committee leadership positions and access to a multimillion dollar budget. In a move that could help woo three Democrats whose votes will determine which party will control the New York State Senate next ...

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Terror Attacks On Tourists In Mumbai

A coordinated series of terror attacks aimed at Western tourists took place across Mumbai, India today with scores of people killed. At least 78 people were killed and 200 injured today when gunmen opened fire on a crowded Mumbai railway station, luxury hotels and a restaurant popular with tourists. Johnny Joseph, chief secretary for Maharashtra state in India, of which ...

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The Mormon PR Disaster

The Salt Lake City Tribune notes the backlash against the LDS: Although they live a continent away from California, LDS Church members Gregory and JaLynn Prince, of Washington, D.C., still have felt the backlash from their church’s involvement in the traditional marriage initiative known as Proposition 8. Their daughter, Lauren, a Boston University student, has lost friends over the issue, ...

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JMG Keywords!

This is how the mouth-breathers at Free Republic just tagged their commentary on my post about the Obama birth certificate lunacy: TOPICS: Chit/ChatKEYWORDS: antichristian; bigot; birthcertificate; celebratesin; certifigate; conspiracytheory; crackpot; dnctalkingpoints; gaystapotactics; hedonist; homosexualagenda; ifitfeelsgooddohim; larrysinclairslover; lavendermafia; liberalbigot; missingbirthcert; moonbat; obama; religiousintolerance; sodomite; woowoo My favorite: ifitfeelsgooddohim. Loves it!

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Put A Ring On It

Surely by now you’ve heard about the latest YouTube sensation, Shane Mercado, whose fabulously swishy home video performance of Beyonce’s Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) has garnered a zillion views. Mercado recreated his moves on the Bonnie Hunt Show last week with the help of a green screen. There are now loads of other YouTubers with their own ...

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“Protect DOMA” Site Launched

Terrified at the prospect that Barack Obama will actually make LGBT Americans the full citizens they deserve to be, the Christianist right has preemptively launched Protect DOMA, a site designed to build opposition in minority communities to the repeal of the Defense Of Marriage Act. All of the photos and quotes on the main page are from black and Latino ...

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NYTimes: Milk Is A Marvel

Milk gets a fantastic review from A.O. Scott in today’s NYTimes. An excerpt: That power lies in its uncanny balancing of nuance and scale, its ability to be about nearly everything — love, death, politics, sex, modernity — without losing sight of the intimate particulars of its story. Harvey Milk was an intriguing, inspiring figure. “Milk” is a marvel. Last ...

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A Roadblock For Hillary?

Constitutional scholars have pointed out an odd twist in the road to Hillary Clinton’s appointment as Secretary of State. Apparently, members of Congress are barred from taking other jobs in government if the salary for the new job has been raised in the last year, as has been done this year for Cabinet positions. Here’s the archaic language of the ...

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LA Film Festival Director Resigns Over Anti-Gay Donation

Los Angeles Film Festival director Richard Raddon has resigned after his donation to Yes On 8 caused some major Hollywood figures to threaten to boycott the events. In a statement, Raddon said, “I have always held the belief that all people, no matter race, religion or sexual orientation, are entitled to equal rights. As many know, I consider myself a ...

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