Monthly Archives: June 2009

JMG Makes Advocate’s Top Political Blogs

This here website thingy made the Advocate’s Top Political Blogs list. From Joe.My.God to The Daily Beast, Advocate.com spotlights a few of the best blogs that cover politics, inside and way outside the Beltway. Joe.My.God: The name sounds salacious, but the content is anything but. Not to say Joe Jervis’s six-year-old blog is boring — it just gets to the ...

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HX Media Spins Off Namesake Mag

In yet another sign of the woes of LGBT print media, HX Media, owner of the New York Blade (among other properties), has sold its namesake title, HX Magazine, the famed weekly guide to Gotham’s gay nightlife. An investment fund that owns a stake in HX Media was forced into receivership in February. “HX Magazine and the web site hx.com ...

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Did Michael Jackson Die Of Anorexia?

When a 50 year-old man only weighs 112 pounds at 5’11”, it seems possible. placeAd2(commercialNode,’midarticleflex’,false,”) According to autopsy reports, the King of Pop was a skeletal 112 pounds when he died last Thursday. Although the cause of death won’t be known for weeks, two authors of Michael Jackson biographies have put forward an intriguing theory: that Jackson might have died ...

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Filibuster Proof: Dems Get 60th Senate Seat As Al Franken Wins Case

After a legal battle that has lasted for more than half a year, Al Franken will at last be seated in the U.S. Senate, giving the Democrats a filibuster proof 60 seats. The Minnesota Supreme Court has just issued its long-awaited judgment in the Senate race, declaring that Democrat Al Franken is the winner. The unanimous decision was released after ...

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Numerous Wingnut Groups Join Forces To Create Massive Anti-Gay Group

Ex-Gay Watch points us to a Reuters story noting the formation of the Freedom Federation, a massive coalition of anti-gay groups who are joining forces to create one giant swirling cesspool of hate. The Freedom Federation is a new and unique federation of some of the largest multi-ethnic and transgenerational faith-based organizations in the country committed to plan, strategize, and ...

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Flight Safety From Air New Zealand

Notice anything about their uniforms? UPDATE: JMG reader KJ points out their blooper reel and their fun site. (Tipped by JMG reader Jim S)

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Haters Lose, No Vote On DC Marriage

A Washington DC Superior Court has just dismissed the case filed by anti-gay Bishop Harry Jackson and others, clearing the way for the District to begin recognizing same-sex marriages on July 6th. The decision from Judge Judith Retchin to deny a preliminary injunction and grant the city’s motion to dismiss means there will be no referendum on the recognition statute, ...

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British PM Bans Gay Activist Peter Tatchell From Downing Street Pride Event

The world’s most famous gay activist, Peter Tatchell, claims that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown barred him from a gay Pride celebration at 10 Downing Street because of Tatchell’s criticisms of the government on LGBT rights issues. In a statement, Tatchell said: “I have been campaigning for LGBT human rights for 40 years. I was one of the group of ...

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SCOTUS Reverses Nominee Sonia Sotomayor On Affirmative Action

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a decision made by SCOTUS-nominee Sonia Sotomayor when she was an appeals judge, ruling that white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut had been discriminated against when they were passed over for promotions in favor of less qualified black firefighters. The case is expected to have broad impact on affirmative action cases nationwide. In the ...

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Rep. Jared Polis On White House Party

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Dallas Paper Calls For Inquiry Into Fort Worth Gay Bar Raid

The Dallas Morning News doesn’t seem to believe the Fort Worth cops. The Fort Worth Police Department still has some explaining to do about what happened early Sunday at a southside gay bar called the Rainbow Lounge. Or some clarifying or some illuminating or some supplementary detailing – anything to mitigate the apparently self-administered public-relations shot-to-the-foot it suffered after what ...

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Peter LaBarbera Discovers YouTube

America’s most famous closeted homosexual, Peter LaBarbera, has posted his first ever YouTube clip, a 2.5 minute compilation of Chicago’s Gay Pride parade. LaBarbera conveniently positioned himself outside the local bathhouse (not too far to walk after the parade!) so that he could film parade participant Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart with the baths behind him. UPDATE: Mr. Chickenshit has ...

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Cops Raid San Diego Dem Home Fundraiser With Helicopter, Arrests, Pepper Spray

Congressional candidate Francine Busby was being hosted at the home of a lesbian couple in San Diego, where they and 30 guests raised funds for her campaign. A neighbor of the couple began shouting homophobic slurs over his backyard fence and then apparently called the police to complain about the noise. What happened next is surreal. Cops responded with eight ...

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You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught

JMG reader Bryan sends us this clip of a group of Somalian immigrant children harassing a gay man as he walks home from Twin Cities Pride in Minneapolis. Listen as they shout “I hate gay people!” “Fuck gay people!” and other epithets. The man maintains his composure beautifully.

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Jackson’s Kids Go To His Mother

Michael Jackson’s three children have been placed in the custody of his mother, Katherine Jackson. Michael Jackson’s three children asked to see their father’s body in the UCLA emergency room after they were told he was dead, according to the lawyer for Jackson’s personal doctor. “My understanding is that they did” see the body, attorney Ed Chernoff said. On Monday, ...

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Obama Speaks At WH Gay Cocktail Party

Pam Spaulding has the complete transcript of the president’s remarks. At one point Obama was interrupted by somebody’s cell phone. The offender’s ringtone? A duck call. Hmm. The president quacked up.

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Indian Gays Rally For Decriminalization

New Dehli saw its second-ever gay pride event yesterday where attendees demanded an end to colonial-era laws against homosexuality. Balloons, whistles, masks, flags, placards and a riot of colours marked the second Delhi Gay Pride Parade, which went down the Barakhamba Road to Jantar Mantar. And for a show of solidarity, more than a 1000 strong crowd congregated at the ...

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HomoQuotable – NY Sen. Thomas Duane

“I am very optimistic — I probably should say I’m cautiously optimistic — but I’m very optimistic that same-sex marriage will be a reality in this state. I believe it’s absolutely doable by the end of this session. I don’t think anyone has changed their hearts on the issue of marriage at all. It’s certainly my strong position, the governor’s ...

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Livestream: White House Gay Cocktails

Today’s LGBT cocktail party at the White House will be livestreamed here beginning at 4:25pm EST. Americablog’s John Aravosis vents: I’m so proud of our gay leaders today. Getting all spiffed up to go to the White House and “deliver our president a message.” That’ll be the day. Oh, I’m sure, in the 8 minutes or so that a small ...

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Wingnuts Go After Openly Gay Obama Appointee Kevin Jennings

Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council has launched a website in their campaign to depose Kevin Jennings, the former Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network president who was appointed by Obama to head the Office of Safe & Drug-Free Schools. The campaign includes a full page ad in the Washington Examiner. As the former president of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight ...

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