Joe Jervis

And The Loser Is…..Larry Craig

On national talk radio’s Ed Shultz Show, to the tune of Diana Ross’ I’m Coming Out, gay activist and blogger Mike Rogers today outed Senator Larry Craig (R-ID), claiming to have multiple independent sources from different parts of the country, all of whom say they have had homosexual sex with Senator Craig. Rogers’ sources include one man who claims to ...

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Sandy Attackers Charged With Murder

Today the NYPD upgraded the charges to include murder, in the case of Brooklyn gay-bashing/robbery victim Michael Sandy, who died on Friday after being taken off life-support. Four young straight men laid in waiting for Sandy, after luring him for sex using a gay internet hook-up site (rumored to be Manhunt.net). Sandy broke away from from his attackers and ran ...

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Who Will It Be?

The progressive blogosphere is on pins and needles today as BlogActive’s Mike Rogers is about to finally come through on his threat to out an anti-gay Republican Senator for having public restroom sex with men. The revelation (and I have no idea how Rogers is going to substantiate his claim) will come live on national talk radio on the Ed ...

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T-Dance At Radio City

Actually, it’s intermission during the Pet Shop Boys. Most of the audience stayed in their seats, but several hundred of us decided not to waste a 20-minute mingle opportunity in one of the grandest rooms in NYC. Can you spot the woman? There was one there. We met her. Her name was Irene. Hi Irene! UPDATE: Vasco made a short ...

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CNN: 36% Of Americans Complete Idiots

The latest CNN poll shows Bush receiving his all-time worst overall disapproval rating, 61%. And 64% of those polled say they disapprove of Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq. More and more of the nation is turning against Bush, but there’s no joy to be derived from his continued fall, just a continued sense of foreboding. And just who ...

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

“Those of us who supported this war cannot wash our hands of the blood of tens of thousands of innocents it has now claimed.” – Andrew Sullivan. Actually, the respected British medical journal Lancet, using well-established estimation techniques, puts the number of Iraqi deaths at somewhere around 665,000, a little bit more than “tens of thousands.” Still, I respect Sullivan’s ...

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Mystery Date

Eagle roofdeck, Sunday, 9pm Guy 1: So he calls me and says, “Bitch, you gave me the clap!” And I was all, “When? We haven’t fucked around since like, Pride.” And he goes, “Wait, that wasn’t you at El Mirage?” Guy 2: Ha, ha, ha. Drug addicts are funny.

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Big Lug Opens October 24

Alfredo Troche’s crazy-fun and long-running East Village bar night, Big Lug, is leaving its once-a-week gig at Nowhere Bar and morphing into a full-time bear bar in its own space on Avenue A. I’ve been known to drop in at Nowhere for the weekly event and I’m looking forward to seeing what my DJ pals Paul & Damien have up ...

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Cab Wars On The UES

Yesterday afternoon I got in the middle of a fight between two cabbies arguing over who had the right to pick me up. I’d stuck my hand up on 2nd Avenue and both cabs jerked over to get me, one of them from the middle lane, one from the curb lane. The middle-lane guy accelerated to pass the curb-lane guy, ...

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The Mark Of Kane

Over on The Mark Of Kane, my dear friend Mark has turned in another heartripping episode of his NYC life during the plague years. If you are under 30 (and even if you aren’t) do yourself a favor and read his elegial story, My Best Friend. If the last line doesn’t rip your heart out, it’s entirely possible you never ...

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Morning View – The Puck

Soho’s Puck Building went up in 1885 to house Puck Magazine, which went under in 1916. You might recognize it as the home of Grace Adler Designs, as it was used for the exterior shots on Will & Grace. Today the Puck contains office space as well as massive grand ballrooms used for corporate events. This photo I took Saturday ...

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Rock Rink

Leaving Radio City last night, Aaron and I strolled through Rockefeller Center where we were rather surprised to find the skating rink packed already, in mid-October. What happened to fall?

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“And We Are *Still* The Pet Shop Boys!”

Above, Neil Tennant’s final words to tonight’s sold-out crowd of almost 100% middle-aged gay men at Radio City Music Hall. And indeed they are. An amazing show that took us far back into their catalog, tossing out old, unexpected gems that we’ve never heard in concert before. My oldie highlight: Domino Dancing. From the latest album, Fundamental, we heard: Psychological, ...

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Gerry Studds, 69

Gerry Studds, America’s first openly gay Congressman, has died in Boston at age 69, due to a blood clot in his lung. Studds had been in the news recently, even though he retired from Congress in 1997, as he too had been involved in a page scandal, back in 1983. Studds leaves his husband, Dean Dara, whom he married shortly ...

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Stuck

During Open House New York, our “tour” of the Chrysler Building turned out to be a rather boring lobby lecture on the history of skyscrapers. We were told when we got there that contrary to expectations, we would get no further than the inside of the elevator parked on the ground floor. Oh, but we were welcome to take pictures ...

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Saturday Night

I hate having to make the call between Blowoff and Pet Shop Boys, but since the Boys only come around every three years or so, I’ll be at Radio City Music Hall. Those that can get to DC, should definitely not miss Blowoff at the 9:30 Club.

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Sirius Out Q, Monday 10AM

Listen for me on Sirius Out Q In The Morning, with Larry Flick, Monday at 10am, 7am for you left-coasties. I never know what we’re going to talk about, but you can stream the show live here. I’ll try to provide an MP3 of the show afterwards as well, it’s always a blast.

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Hic-Hic…Oooh, Thank You, Baby

Among the winners of this year’s Ig-Noble Awards, a prize given annually to scientists who used bizarre or unconventional methods to make legitimately useful discoveries, is Dr. Francis Fesmire of Chattanooga, Tennessee, whose cure for the hiccups has been corroborated by a team of Israeli reseachers. Dr. Fesmire’s cure? A slow, probing, circular rectal massage using the index finger. True ...

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Things To Be Happy About

1. Scrotum stubble.2. Simultaneously loathing and pitying self-hating closeted homos.3. Gravy Train and daisies, but not in the same bowl.4. Passing smug silent judgment on intergenerational relationships.5. A perfectly ripe “monogamist”. Here’s some other things to be happy about. We call it “sharing”. It’s a clear, crisp day here in “NYC”. Always be true in your “heart” to your partner/trick/polyamorous ...

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Morning View – 5th & 41st

As a giant “Fuck You!” to those continuing to cry out against scaffolding advertising, Lufthansa drops this billboard-sized adscreen across the building facing the Main Library. The lions are pissed.

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