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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of FlyLife and Burgundy Records, this week I have five copies of Chaka Khan’s Funk This, her first all-new studio album in 10 years. Featuring duets with Mary J. Blige, Michael McDonald and Tony Maiden, Funk This is now in stores and available on download services. Click over for a special shout-out from Chaka to JMG readers, followed by ...

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HRC Signs “Stop ENDA” Letter

Via HRC Back Story comes word that HRC has signed the Leadership Conference On Civil Rights’ letter (PDF) calling for a trans-inclusive ENDA. HRC joins 16 progressive organizations including the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Lambda Legal, and the ACLU. October 1, 2007 The Honorable George Miller,Chairman Committee on Education and LaborU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman ...

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Wait, Did I Just Say That Out Loud?

One interesting ramification of the recent strength of the Canadian dollar is that marijuana exports to the United States are on the decline. Exporters of the famous “B.C. Bud”, one of British Columbia’s largest industries, now profit much less when selling stateside. In the plus column, the decline of the American market means more supply for stoner Canadians, who have ...

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Progressives Call To Action: Stop ENDA

Major national LGBT rights groups are among over 90 progressive organizations calling on Congress NOT to approve the current version of ENDA, which has been stripped of transgender protections. NGLFT: Please call your Congressperson right now. Call the Capitol switchboard at 202.224.3121 and ask to be connected to your representative. When a staffperson answers, say: “Please tell the representative that ...

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Friendly Voices: Julian Bond

“Gay and lesbian rights are not “special rights” in any way. It isn’t “special” to be free from discrimination – it is an ordinary, universal entitlement of citizenship. The right not to be discriminated against is a common-place claim we can expect to enjoy under our laws and our founding document, the Constitution. That many had to struggle to gain ...

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Showbears: The Audition

Just one of several hilarious spots for the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, which starts October 12th. The spots are written and directed by David Quantic. Also recommended: Drag Queen Workshop.

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Manhattan Monday

-NYC taxis get a logo makeover, design geeks take offense. -The fine for stealing recyclables from trash has been raised from $100 to $5000 for repeat offenders, in an attempt to thwart underground trash-picking businesses that prowl in advance of city garage trucks. City officials promise that the new law is not aimed at homeless people. -Daniel Leibeskind is designing ...

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HomoQuotable – Jonathan Capehart

“If only that Rudy were in this presidential race. That Rudy was a leader. One who didn’t duck challenging issues but faced them head-on. One who didn’t tell people what they wanted to hear to get their votes but what they needed to hear to earn their votes. – Jonathan Capehart in the Washington Post, discussing Rudy Giuliani’s former reputation ...

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Quackity

Central Park, Sunday, 2pmCrazy homeless guy: “Stupid-ass ducks! Ain’t got no motherfucking sense, swimming around in that cold-ass water. Quack! Quack! Quackity fucking quack! You ain’t cool. You can’t even sit in no tree. Dumb-ass ducks!”.

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