Joe Jervis

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Dubya Sewage Plant Makes Ballot

The proposed George W. Bush Sewage Plant renaming that I told you about back in April? Yesterday the initiative qualified for the November ballot in SF. Congrats to the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco, whose board of directors includes drag star Peaches Christ and members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

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Newlywed Game Returns (No Gays Allowed)

Bawdy 70’s game show The Newlywed Game is coming back to the airwaves. But via Good As You, check out the eligibility rules (PDF):I can’t imagine any self-respecting queer couple wanting to go on The Newlywed Game, but then again I didn’t use to think that people would eat worms for money on TV.

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Broadway Friday

– 9 to 5: The Musical will begin Broadway previews March 24, 2009, at the Marriott Marquis Theatre following a Sept. 3-Oct. 19 tryout at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Joe Mantello directs a cast that includes Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Allison Janney and Marc Kudisch. – Whoopi Goldberg joins the cast of Xanadu on July 29th for ...

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Majority Oppose Prop 8

Using the same language as the amendment, a new Field Poll shows that a majority of Californians continue to oppose Proposition 8. Pollsters expect opposition to grow. Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in California, is opposed by 51 percent of likely voters with 42 percent in favor, according to a new Field Poll. Those results ...

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Liddy Dole: Worst Person In the World

Wednesday night Sen. Dole made Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person In The World” countdown at #3. Coming in at the top was that Florida billboard asshat.

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ACLU: No Public Money For Religious Hate

The ACLU and the Americans United for Separation of Church and State have filed a joint lawsuit in a federal appeals court asking that government funding be refused to a Baptist childcare agency in Kentucky because the agency fires gay employees and proselytizes to the children. The lawsuit asserts that Kentucky Baptist Homes has no right to accept public funding ...

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OK Pol Uses Homophobic Comic Book

Via Towleroad comes the story of Oklahoma politician Brent Rinehart’s homophobic comic book, which he is using to attack the people he thinks are trying to run him out of his OK County Commission office: The “liberal good ol’ boys,” gays and Satan are doing everything they can to get Oklahoma County Commissioner Brent Rinehart out of office, a comic ...

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Morning View – Winter Garden Theatre

The Winter Garden was built in 1896 as the American Horse Exchange and was opened by the Schubert family as a theater in 1911. Just a few of the famed Broadway musicals that have played the Winter Garden: Peter Pan, West Side Story, Funny Girl, Mame, Follies, Gypsy, Cats. Since 2001 the theater has hosted Mamma Mia! The movie version ...

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HIV Vaccine Trial Ends Before It Starts

Less than a year after Merck gave up on its initially promising HIV vaccine trial, the U.S. government announced yesterday that it too was giving up on a massive HIV vaccine trial. Plans for a large human trial of a promising government-developed H.I.V. vaccine in the United States were canceled Thursday because a top federal official said scientists realized that ...

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Dubya’s Turn

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Daily Grumble

As Aaron and I were walking in Hell’s Kitchen yesterday on our way to see Yaz, we ran into Cheyenne Jackson leaving his apartment, presumably on his way to Damn Yankees, where he’s moonlighting from Xanadu this month. (It was 7:30. What time do performers have to be there for an 8PM curtain? Seems to be cutting it close, even ...

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Yaz At Terminal 5

Last night Aaron and I attended the first of three NYC shows by Yaz (Yazoo to you Brits) as they close out the American leg of their Reconnected reunion tour. It’s been over 25 years since Alison Moyet and Vince Clark released the second of their meager two album output, but you wouldn’t have known that by the reaction of ...

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Daily Show On New Yorker Cover

As usual, Jon Stewart nails it.

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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

I know there’s an “internet sensation” every ten seconds, but you really, really, really have to watch Act 1 of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, a singing, acting, evil Doogie Houser bwah-ha-ha-ing bit of genius. Conceived by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, a three-part musical miniseries, has become an online sensation since Part 1’s release ...

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Orlando Subdivision: No Queers Allowed

Another bit of lovely news from my hometown. The tidy palm lined streets and affordable homes of the Rybolt Reserve subdivision in suburban Orlando have become popular with middle class homebuyers and speculators but if you are a gay or unmarried opposite-sex couple the Homeowners Association has a message – don’t bother to try to rent here according to some ...

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Jesse Jackson “N” For More Trouble

Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has campaigned against the usage of the N-word by rappers and the film industry, apparently used the word himself in that now-famous whispered conversation caught by Fox News. The Rev. Jesse Jackson used the N-word during a break in a TV interview where he criticized presidential candidate Barack Obama, Fox News confirmed Wednesday. The longtime civil ...

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Geboortenaam

That’s the word the Dutch are using to refer to married gay men’s “maiden” name. If you take your husband’s name, of course. It just means “birthname.” C’mon, we can do better than that. Ideas? (Via – Queerty)

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Lesbian Named Poet Laureate

Kay Ryan, 62, an openly lesbian woman, has been named the nation’s 16th poet laureate. Known for her sly, compact poems that revel in wordplay and internal rhymes, Ms. Ryan has won a carriage full of poetry prizes for her funny and philosophical work, including awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 1994, the ...

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Open Thread Thursday

What’s your favorite ethnic or foreign cuisine?

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