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Travolta Comes Out (Against Psychiatry)

Well, I guess I spoke too soon about John Travolta keeping his crazy to himself. Speaking to W Magazine about the Virgina Tech shootings, Travolta says, “I still think that if you analyze most of the school shootings, it is not gun control. It is [psychotropic] drugs at the bottom of it.” You may recall Tom Cruise’s famous anti-psychiatry diatribe ...

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NY Marriage Bill Clears First Obstacle

The bill to legalize same-sex marriage made it out of New York State Assembly’s judiciary committee today, passing 16-5. The bill must now make it past the rules committee before it is put up to a general vote on the Assembly floor. Over on the state Senate side, majority leader Joseph Bruno (R) has said many times that he will ...

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Morning View – Spotlight

The newest addition to the madness of Times Square is Spotlight, a karaoke bar where you are joined onstage by in-house back-up singers and background dancers. There’s even a “green room” with a make-up artist to prepare you for belting out Flashdance. Audience members can send the performers Simon Cowell-worthy snide comments from their tableside interactive consoles. Spotlight also features ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Showtime, this week’s Swag Tuesday giveaway is a special advance DVD box set of the full first season of their hit series, The Tudors, starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Henry VIII. In March, I attended a screening of the first two episodes of The Tudors and I was immediately reeled in by the lush photography and uber-hot cast. Steve ...

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HomoQuotable – Rich Tafel

“Over the next 20 years Pride Festivals will fall out of favor as we move from outward challenges to inward ones. We’ll grow up to understand that pride cannot be given or taken away by others. In our past, we marched to be proud and not ashamed. The next 20 years we convince ourselves.” – Former Log Cabin Republicans head ...

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What Happens In Massachusetts,
May Not Stay In Massachusetts

Fresh off last week’s victory in stifling a possible reversal of gay marriage rights, Massachusetts advocates are now attempting a repeal of a 1913 law that only allows people from other states to marry in Massachusetts if their marriage would be recognized in their home state. The 1913 law was originally created to slow the spread of interracial marriages. Republican ...

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Wallpaper, Porn, Privacy

We talk a lot about privacy and the internet here, so I’m rather curious what you think about an interesting story out of San Francisco. The owner of Castro porn shop Auto-Erotica downloaded a naked photo of a man from the internet, photoshopped a sex toy onto the bed next to him, and posted the photo in his store’s window ...

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Barker Wants Rosie For TPIR

Newly retired Bob Barker has switched gears and endorsed Rosie O’Donnell to replace him on The Price Is Right, although he cautions that he isn’t sure that CBS is willing to have a female host for the show. On Friday, the now Rosie-less chat fest The View continued its 10-year losing streak at the Daytime Emmys, with Ellen Degeneres winning ...

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Folsom East Draws Record Crowd

Yesterday’s Folsom Street East fair was a smash success, with a massive crowd of leatherfolk and looky-loos crowding W.28th Street from 10th to 11th Avenues. FSE head John Weis was ecstatic, telling me that attendance was an all-time high, somewhere around 10,000, putting the event on a scale with SF’s similar Dore Alley Fair. Porn stars, media types, LGBT leaders ...

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Morning View – Hotel Chelsea

The Hotel Chelsea is the most famous artists residence in New York City. Those having made their homes there include such luminaries as Mark Twain, Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, Arthur C. Clarke, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Jopin, and pretty much anyone else who’s ever been famous for anything. It has been memorialized in song by such artists as Joni ...

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