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Hate Crime Or Not?

There’s an interesting discussion making the rounds of NYC news blogs regarding what happened at a Jewish wedding reception last week. A 23 year-old Christian-raised cater waiter, who for five years had worked for a catering company that specialized in Jewish weddings, decided to express his sympathy for Palestinians by using the Woodbury Jewish Center’s PA system to broadcast some ...

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SNL’s History With Gay Hosts

Neil Patrick Harris hosted Saturday Night Live last night. Most of it was unfunny, except for a marginally amusing bit about Broadway falling on hard times. I was wondering about SNL’s history with gay hosts and went off to Wikipedia to research. Here’s what I found. 1976: Lily Tomlin. Not out at the time.1976: Anthony Perkins. Died without coming out.1976: ...

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No Pants 2K9 NYC

Over 1200 shivering Gothamites showed yesterday for Improv Everywhere’s annual No Pants Subway Ride. Check out Improv’s galleries of pants-less nonsense here.Photos credit: Katie Soloker.

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DADT By The Numbers

Over on Change.gov, the Obama transition team does a weekly video Q&A, responding to questions submitted by readers. On Friday, incoming White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs affirmed Barack Obama’s plan to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Via AmericaBlog: Thaddeus asks: “Is the new administration going to get rid of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy?” Gibbs answers: “Thaddeus, you ...

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#1 This Week In 1993

In 1992, producers David Cole and Robert Clivilles of C&C Music Factory hired Michelle Visage (the white chick in the freestyle girl group Seduction) to create the annoyingly punctuated group S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M. Their rap/dance cover of Bill Wither’s 1976 hit Lovely Day spent two weeks at the top of Billboard’s dance chart in 1993 as It’s Gonna Be (A Lovely ...

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NYC Tonight: Mel Cheren Tribute Party

There will be a fundraiser tribute party tonight for Mel Cheren, “the Godfather of Disco.” Top DJs and performers from the days of the Paradise Garage will perform. Get tickets here. Admission benefits LIFEbeat, AREA, and the Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

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FL: Trans Rights Under Attack

A year old transgender rights ordinance in college-town Gainesville, Florida is under attack by right-wingers who are attempting to repeal trans protections via a March ballot measure. And typically, they are using the old “scary pervert in the restroom” ploy to terrify voters. A blond girl heads from a playground into a women’s restroom. A scruffy man, lurking outside, darts ...

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Manhunt Weather Report

Manhattan Forecast: Standards will be dropping sharply after 2 AM,when an ugly front will be sweeping in from the clubs. Torrential drama may occur throughout themid-relationship zones. Expect widely scattered pockets of sketchiness,especially in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. Prepare for high gusts of attitude, particularlyabove 59th street. Ages reported to be in the low 20’s will be sharplyhigher in person. ...

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Click Photo To Embiggen….

As a reader correctly observed a couple of days ago, on any site the percentage of visitors who bother to click over to take part in a poll is always in the very low single digits. And since Andy Towle’s single digits are a lot more than mine, yeah, this beauty pageant is pretty much over. However, since y’all have ...

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