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Welcome To NYC: Please Refrain From
Getting Down With Your Bad Self

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news about the demise of NYC’s Roxy nightclub, comes word that the NY State Appellate Court has upheld the 80-year old “cabaret law” that bans dancing in bars and restaurants. The court’s ruling says, “Recreational dancing is not a form of expression protected by the federal or state constitutions.” In the 1960’s, NYC had ...

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Kill Batty Man

Google is hosting a Jamaica-based blog, Kill Batty Man, that advocates the murder of all gay people, naming the names of those to be killed. The top post on Kill Batty Man today is a gleeful photo essay of last week’s attack by a violent Kingston mob on three men presumed to be gay. Other posts rail against the incursion ...

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Karma Chameleon

You may recall Rev. Lonnie W. Latham, the Oklahoma Baptist minister who loudly advocated against gay marriage and for gay people to reject our “sinful, destructive lifestyle”. That is, right up until his arrest last year for for offering an undercover cop a blowjob. Today, Latham’s lawyer asked for the case to be thrown out, citing Lawrence v. Texas, the ...

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2007 Oscar Predictions

Last year I did pretty well, picking 5 out the 6 top awards. Here’s my prediction for the 2007 Oscars: Best Picture: BabelBest Director: Martin Scorcese, The DepartedBest Actor: Peter O’Toole, VenusBest Actress: Helen Mirren, The QueenBest Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy, DreamgirlsBest Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, DreamgirlsWhat say you, cinephiles? UPDATE: David has a funny breakdown of his predictions...

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Taxing Burden

New Yorkers won’t be surprised to hear that the combined city/state tax bite for residents is 47% higher than than the average tax bite for the 8 other cities in the country with a population of greater than 1 million. The combined taxes per $100 of gross taxable resources: 1. NYC – $9.022. Philadelphia – $7.163. Los Angeles – $6.884. ...

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Roxy To Close March 10th

New York City’s legendary Roxy closes forever on March 10th, shortly before the building is set to be demolished. Originally a truck warehouse, then a roller-skating rink, Roxy has a been a staple of Manhattan nightlife for over 25 years and has hosted virtually ever pop star important to the gay community: Madonna, Cher, Bette Midler, etc. Roxy began its ...

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Blarg Hop Reminder

Our 2007 East Village Blarg Hop is a little more than 48 hours away. If you are planning to join us, we will be kicking things off at Nowhere Bar at 9PM. We will depart each bar just before the hour to allow a couple minutes of walking time before the next bar. The route is fairly north to south, ...

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HomoQuotable – David Geffen

“It’s not a very big thing to say, ‘I made a mistake’ on the war, and typical of Hillary Clinton that she can’t.” –David Geffen, one of the most wealthy homosexuals in the world and a former major Clinton fundraiser, speaking about his passionate support for Sen. Barack Obama. Geffen spoke to the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd, an interview ...

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The Handmaiden Of The Quilt

Gentle readers, with the author’s permission, I am posting a late comment to last month’s post regarding the NY Times article about the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Gert McMullin is the “Handmaiden Of The Quilt”, the person directly responsible for its maintenance, repair, and upkeep. Here’s her beautiful and touching message: Joe, the following is in response to some of your ...

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