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The Heckler’s Veto

On Wednesday, students at the all-female Smith College invaded the auditorium where anti-gay author Ryan Sorba was giving a speech in support of his new book, The Born Gay Hoax. Chanting and banging pots, the students forced Sorba to abandon his lecture. And played right into the right’s evil hands. Wingnuts continuously accuse progressives of stifling dissent, of shouting down ...

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NYCLU: Pot Arrests Up Tenfold

According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, arrests for the possession of small amounts of marijuana have increased tenfold in NYC over the last decade. Via Gothamist: That isn’t all, the reports are also showing that the NYPD are weeding out Blacks and Latinos, with more than half those arrested being black, and 31% being Hispanic. A NYPD spokesperson ...

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Finally

Strange week, eh? Everybody pretty much sucked with Neil Diamond’s material. Paula reviewed a performance that hadn’t yet occurred, prompting renewed gossip that the producers were rigging the show. Especially interesting in that regard was Syesha Mercado landing in the bottom two – when the usually reliable Dial Idol had placed her at a comfortable first place. My early favorite ...

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HRC’s David Smith On Sirius OutQ Today

Yesterday Howie Klein, who blogs at Down With Tyranny and Crooks And Liars, appeared on Michelangelo Signorile’s show on Sirius OutQ to blast the HRC for withholding its endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Jim Neal. On the show, Klein told Signorile’s listeners to withhold their HRC dues and send them instead to Jim Neal. The Human Right Campaign’s David Smith ...

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Good Work Wednesday

A Chinese auction at NYC Eagle this Saturday will benefit Braking The Cycle and the NYC LGBT Center. Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 10pm, Team Eagle is hosting a fundraising auction at the Eagle with some great items on the block including, a Poker Party for 8, an LAPD Helmet, Movie Bundle from HERE TV, Private cooking lesson for 4 ...

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Daily Grumble

The temperature in my apartment has hovered around 50 for the last week, thanks to this ridiculous “spring” weather. And don’t expect your landlord to fire up the boiler, it’s only cold enough to be annoying. Poor Shelley has spent the last few days burrowed under the comforter. I actually considered getting a space heater last night. And tomorrow is ...

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Sweeping Reforms For Australia’s Gays, But No Marriage

The Australian government has announced over 100 reforms giving gay couples almost the same rights as straight couples – with the notable exception of marriage. The move has been welcomed by LGBT groups but has drawn criticism over the refusal to legalise ‘gay marriage’. Under the changes, gay couples in long-term relationships would be treated the same as married couples ...

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