Joe Jervis

Hundreds Turn Out At Brooklyn Vigil For Jose Sucuzhanay, Murdered Victim Of Anti-Latino, Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Hundreds of New Yorkers turned out yesterday for the memorial vigil for Jose Sucuzhanay, the Ecuadorian immigrant who was beaten to death with an aluminum baseball bat last week because his attackers thought he and his brother were homosexuals. The event was covered by over a dozen television crews from local, national, and Hispanic news channels, as well as print ...

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Sarah Palin’s Church Burns In Arson Attack, Palin And Associated Press Suggest Gay Involvement

Sarah Palin’s church in Wasilla, Alaska suffered an estimated $1M in damage from an arson-related fire yesterday. In the Associated Press’ account of the incident, their reporter connected the fire to outrage about the church’s hosting of an “ex-gay” conference after Palin told the press that she was sorry if the crime was related to “undeserved negative attention” the church ...

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Today: Jose Sucuzhanay Memorial

On Friday, hours before his mother arrived from Ecuador, Jose Sucuzhanay’s heart stopped and he was declared dead. An Ecuadorean immigrant who was brutally beaten with a bottle and baseball bat last week by men said to be shouting anti-gay and anti-Hispanic slurs has died, a family spokesman said on Saturday night. Three Sucuzhanay brothers — from left, Romel, Diego ...

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Blowoff NYC Photo Recap

Another great night at Blowoff last night with just about everybody I know in the tri-state area in attendance. Musical highlights: Bob Mould spinning a ripping remix of Yelle’s Ce Jue and Rich Morel playing his own Shoe Gazer Disco. If you don’t want to appear in the above slideshow, please email me. RELATED: Here’s the most recent San Francisco ...

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Jingle 2008

On Thursday night, Aaron and I attended Jingle 2008, the fifth annual holiday fundraising party for the Ali Forney Center, NYC’s shelter for homeless LGBT youth. Held at the lovely Meatpacking District loft of David Raleigh and Richard Bahl, the party brought out a nice crowd of Gotham’s homorati including pop star Ari Gold, Tony winner B.D. Wong, gossip maven ...

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There’s A Moon In The Sky,
It’s Called The Moon

Via Wired Science: Prepare yourself for a sight tonight — not to mention some wild behavior, if the legends are true. The biggest full moon in 15 years is set to grace the Northern Hemisphere tonight. Because the moon orbits along an egg-shaped ellipse, not a circle, its distance from us changes. Today, the moon is approaching its nearest point ...

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Pinklisting The Mormons

Ex-Mormon Jon Powell wants all of Broadway to refuse to license their work to the Mormon Church. Powell has talked with one artist in particular, Stephen Schwartz, the composer of the musical “Wicked” which the Young Ambassadors wants to use in their show. Powell says, “For me that material is so blatantly hypocritical… the use of it in the Young ...

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Daily Grumble

For about a week I’ve been getting multiple daily robocalls to my cell that warn me that my car warranty is about to expire. “This is your FINAL notice!” On Sunday they almost filled up my voicemail, so yesterday I waited forever to get an actual person on the line so I could tell them I haven’t owned a car ...

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Tonight: Blowoff At The Highline Ballroom

Blowoff’s beary beer-soaked band of bouncy brutes returns to Manhattan tonight at the Highline Ballroom. Doors open at 11:30pm, advance tickets are here. Next week I’ll happen to be in DC when Blowoff returns to the mothership at the 9:30 Club, making it four Blowoffs in four cities in five weeks for me. What’s the bear version of a Deadhead?

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HomoQuotable – Tom Ford

“There’s one indulgence every man should try in his lifetime: If you’re straight, sleep with a man at least once, and if you’re gay, don’t go through life without sleeping with a woman. Either way, you might be surprised at how natural it will feel if you can get past the mind-fuck of stereotypes. In the end, it’s just another ...

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Nextbook On The “Jew Fairy”

Jewish culture site Nextbook dissects Boys In The Band and its “Jew fairy” character Harold, noting the interesting parallels between the gay and Jewish worlds and how both deal with the issues of assimilation and acceptance with self-deprecating humor. Harold may not be entirely at ease with either his sexual or religious identity, but he refuses to downplay or mask ...

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Hall & Oates Sing Tribute To Alan Colmes

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Top Evangelical Forced Out After Admitting He Is “Shifting” On Gay Marriage

Last week evangelical leader Richard Cizik told NPR that he now backs civil unions for gays and was “shifting” on the issue of same-sex marriage. Yesterday he resigned his position with the National Association of Evangelicals after an internal uproar over his comments. An outspoken and polarizing voice in conservative Christian politics resigned effective Thursday from the National Association of ...

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Battlestar Galactica To Out Two Characters

Soap-opera-in-space Battlestar Galactica will out two characters in webisodes that will run prior to next month’s season debut. (Stop here if you don’t want to be spoiled.) The webisodes are meant to bridge the gap between the mid-season finale and the January 16 premiere, but that’s not the only interesting thing about them. Galactica Sitrep reports that two male characters ...

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Bettie Page, 85

Bettie Page, 1950s bondage model and inspiration to goth kids everywhere, has died at 85. Bettie Page, the 1950s secretary-turned-model whose controversial photographs in skimpy attire or none at all helped set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution, died Thursday. She was 85. Page suffered a heart attack last week in Los Angeles and never regained consciousness, her agent ...

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Auto Bailout Deal Collapses

The auto industry bailout fell apart late last night. A bailout-weary Congress killed a $14 billion package to aid struggling U.S. automakers Thursday night after a partisan dispute over union wage cuts derailed a last-ditch effort to revive the emergency aid before year’s end. Republicans, breaking sharply with President George W. Bush as his term draws to a close, refused ...

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The Most Embarrassing Re-Elected Members Of Congress

From the Citizens For Responsibility and Ethics In Washington comes the “most embarrassing re-elected members of Congress.” Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released its 2008 Most Embarrassing Re-Elected Members of Congress report. The list incorporates those elected officials who have misused their position through illegal, unethical or just plain outrageous conduct. Members are not ranked, but ...

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Trademarked ;-)

Some guy in Russia has trademarked an emoticon. How much would you pay for a ;-)? A Russian businessman has trademarked the emoticon or combination of punctuation marks used to convey a wink in text messages and e-mail. Oleg Teterin, president of the mobile ad company Superfone, said Thursday he doesn’t plan on tracking down individual users following the decision ...

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Colin Powell: It’s Time To Rethink DADT

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Toodles To Ta-Ta’s

Man, you really know Wall Street has been hit hard when Scores, Gotham’s jiggle-titty mecca, is closing. It’s the last lap dance for Scores, the strip club empire whose comely babes attracted A-list celebs and money-burning execs. Once the highest-grossing strip club chain in the world and a hangout for Madonna, Howard Stern, Russell Crowe, Jason Giambi and countless others, ...

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