Joe Jervis

Remembering The Party

I’ve started this post several times over since I got back from last week’s Trocadero Transfer 30th anniversary Remember The Party event in San Francisco. I usually get my event reviews up pretty quickly, but not this time. Part of the delay was due to difficulties in getting the video below uploaded from my camera, but I think that a ...

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Manhattan Monday

– DRV-IN, a one-car “drive-in” movie theatre has opened on the Lower East Side. For $75, you and your pals can sit in a 1965 Falcon convertible while films are projected on a pull-down screen. Three shows a day, concession stand available, reservations required. The theatre is sold out for days in advance. $75 to sit in a car and ...

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Mayor Dirtwoman

JMG reader Rob hipped me to the Richmond, Virginia mayoral candidacy of Donnie Corker, aka Dirtwoman, a locally-reknowned transvestite who has promised to dress in drag every day if elected. I’m going to get all the prostitutes off the street,” says Corker, who once made his living alongside them. “I’m going to work with the City Council people. And I’m ...

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Recommended: Meanwhile

Photography fans should drop in on my buddy Aaron’s blog, Meanwhile, for some stunning images of his trip to Berlin. Aaron begins each post with a photo of his morning cup of coffee before he heads out for a day of sightseeing. If you’re an art fag or a foodie or a foodie art fag, you’ll love his work.

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Trans-less ENDA Bill To Move Forward

Despite a massive national outcry among gay activists and the work of an unprecedented coalition of progressive organizations, congressional leaders will move ahead with the version of ENDA that does not include transgender protections. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she has committed to presenting a second transgender-inclusive bill “the minute” enough votes have been secured to pass it. (In ...

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HomoQuotable – Father Tommaso Stenico

“It’s all false; it was a trap. I was a victim of my own attempts to contribute to cleaning up the Church with my psychoanalyst work.” – Vatican official Tommaso Stenico, who was suspended after he was caught on hidden camera making advances to a young man. Stenico claims that he is not gay and only visited gay chat rooms ...

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Governator Nixes Gay Marriage Again

As he’d promised he would, Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed California’s same-sex marriage bill on Friday. He vetoed a similar bill in 2005. Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, which sponsored the bill: “This will be part of his legacy. He single-handedly is standing in the way of lifting the cloud of discrimination for millions of Californians.” Schwarzenegger announced the veto ...

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Morning View – 86th Street & 3rd Avenue

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This Place Smells Like Balloons

As tedious as leather pageants can often be, last night the Farmboyz, Chris and I decided to drop in on the Mr. East Coast Rubber 2007 (NSFW) contest at the Eagle. I’m pals with Dave and Joey, the last two years’ winners, and while I find rubber fetishism a tad incomprehensible (I tried some on years ago and nearly had ...

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KS Back In San Francisco

Horrible news of out San Francisco. San Francisco doctors have reported a cluster among gay men of unusual cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma, the cancer-like skin disease whose disfiguring purple lesions were a terrifying signature of a bygone era of the AIDS epidemic. All 15 patients under treatment for the condition are long-term survivors of HIV whose infections are firmly under ...

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HomoQuotable – Randi Weingarten

“When we make a public declaration of our sexual orientation — when we say that we are proud members of this community, mountains move. Just that simple act helps create hope, opportunity and voice for the thousands of brothers and sisters who still think they must hide.” – Randi Weingarten, head of NYC’s powerful United Federation of Teachers, in a ...

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PlanetOut Unloads RSVP Cruises

Continuing to shed lackluster properties, PlanetOut has sold their RSVP cruise business to main rival Atlantis Events for an undisclosed amount. The sale will not affect RSVP’s scheduled itinerary or passengers already booked. According to reports, Atlantis plans on maintaining the RSVP brand. In June this year, PlanetOut sold SpecPub, their adult magazine division. CEO Karen Magee says the latest ...

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Caption This

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Broadway Friday

-Tony winner Christine Ebersole has been added to the cast of Rockers On Broadway: Salutes Motown, a benefit for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, which takes place on October 22th at B.B. Kings in Times Square. Others appearing include: Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, and J. Robert Spencer, along with Darlene Love, Mickey Dolenz, Deborah Gibson, Will Chase, Daphne Rubin-Vega, ...

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Larry Craig Meets The Village People

JMG reader Dick Zinya sent along this gem, just in case you really haven’t had enough of the Larry Craig story.

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Hate Crime Conviction In Sandy Case

Yesterday a Brooklyn jury convicted Anthony Fortunado in the death of Michael Sandy (left), who was lured to a local park last year after meeting Fortunado online. At the park, Fortunado, with three accomplices, attempted to rob Sandy, who was killed by a car as he attempted to escape. Fortunado was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crime and attempted ...

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Al Gore: Oscar, Emmy, Nobel Peace Prize

By now you probably know that Al Gore has been awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for global warming work. Gore joins Americans such as Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King. Now we can only hope that the Draft Gore movement gains more steam and convinces him to enter the 2008 presidential race. I like Hillary Clinton, but not wholeheartedly. ...

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Jones On Craig

Here’s a portion of the email Mike Jones sent me regarding his motivation for making it known that Sen. Larry Craig was his escorting client and how he feels about the reaction so far. As far as trying to make money of these situations as I am being accused of, please consider this information: I did not attempt blackmail on ...

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Sized To Fit

At an international convention of condom manufacturers, industry leaders are discussing the problem of poor-fitting rubbers, which can result in unwanted pregnancies or disease transmission. The old one-size-fits-all standard of the past has been increasingly dismissed, with several larger sizes available for years, although little attention has been paid to men who need a smaller fit. In 2003, TheyFit Condoms ...

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HomoQuotable – Daniel Anders

“Though lots of people know I’m gay, the coming-out process really doesn’t end. It’s important to be who you are and to be happy with yourself. Many other courageous people came out before me. Being gay doesn’t define who I am or impact my job in any tangible way, but maybe I can be a role model for some gay ...

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