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OutGames Get PEP-y

Montreal health officials have begun a bilingual television and print campaign advising the 12,000 attendees of this week’s OutGames that they have stockpiled a large quantity of the the HIV post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP drugs, the so-called “morning after” HIV treatment, should any of the athletes do anything “risky” or have a condom break. Astoundingly, PEP treatment is scorned by ...

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Pass The Tanning Butter

According to today’s AM New York, New York City is working on legislation that will require parental consent for children under 18 to patronize tanning salons, a law that exists in many other municipalities. The state is working on similar legislation. Unsurprisingly, the tanning salon industry is alarmed that these laws are the beginning of outlawing tanning salons entirely. This ...

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Pride Radio

Yesterday I taped an interview at Clear Channel’s studios above Radio City Music Hall for The Ryan And Caroline Show, a gay talk show on Pride Radio, a new gay station. Pride Radio is a commercial-free, subscription-free station streamed on the Internet and broadcast on HD digital radio. The interview will air sometime next week, I’ll give a heads-up when ...

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Caller ID

Thursday, 11amReceptionist: Joe, someone’s calling you from the Gay Attack Force. Do you want to take it? Joe: Wow! Cool! Who are they? Yes, I’ll take it. Caller: Hi, Joe. It’s Marci from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Joe (disappointed): Oh, hello..

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Diablo Cody

The first blog I ever read regularly was Diablo Cody’s Pussy Ranch, in which she frankly chronicled her life as a bisexual stripper in Minneapolis. Pussy Ranch was raunchy, enlightening and hilarious. I even sent her a couple of fan e-mails back in 2003. Now Cody has a book and a movie deal. A couple of years ago she announced ...

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Gay Orgs Erupt With More Infighting

Adding to the woes of WorldPride, who just had to cancel their parade, a coalition of 22 gay organizations has called for a boycott of their events. The coalition includes Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism, Queers For Peace And Justice, and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Additionally, religious leaders in Jerusalem are organizing an anti-gay counterprotest which may draw as many as ...

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Morning View: 505 Fifth Avenue

Three years ago, when construction crews broke ground at the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, I was quite excited to see what would arise. After all, that intersection is one of the most famous in the world, and the other corners are gorgeously anchored by the Main Library and by 500 Fifth, one of my favorite buildings ...

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Sean Patrick Maloney

After happy hour with Aaron and RJ at Grand Central’s Cipriani, I ran into openly gay New York Attorney General candidate Sean Maloney and he was kind enough to pose for a photo. According to RJ, I now look like the “firechief of Itchboro, New Jersey”. Must be the mustache.

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Hype-Casting

Nicolas Cage…as Liberace? I’m just not seeing it. Does somebody smell the hype from this year’s Oscars (Brokeback, Capote, Transamerica)? And he’s directing it himself. Oh goodie. (via – SFgate.com)

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