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O’Donnell Intro’s NY Marriage Bill

Openly gay New York State Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell (Rosie’s brother) introduced Gov. Elliot Spitzer’s gay marriage bill to the state Assembly yesterday. The bill, which is expected to come to a vote in the next few weeks, needs 76 votes to pass. The Empire State Pride Agenda says 69 members have indicated support, 48 are undecided, and 33 have voiced ...

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Morning View – East River

It’s hard to believe that people fish out of the East River, but they do. As it is a tidal strait, visitors to New York are sometimes baffled to see the East River rushing rapidly uptown, away from the sea. I always think that looks neat.

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GB:NYC 4

The fourth annual gay bloggers meet-up takes place in NYC this weekend. Largely organized by Dallas-based bon vivant Zeitzeuge Mark, this year’s drunkathon stretches over the holiday weekend. Friday 9PM: Cocktails at Therapy in Hell’s Kitchen, 348 W.52nd Street. Saturday 2PM-6PM: Central Park picnic on Bear Hill above the roller-disco near the flagpole. Live DJs, wacky NYC characters, no alcohol ...

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The Bearded Governor

Florida Governor Charlie “Closet” Crist has grown a beard and her name is Kelly. Yesterday they made their relationship known to the St. Petersburg Times, who gushed, “She’s blond. She’s tan. She’s a mother of two, a former beauty queen who auditioned for NBC’s Fear Factor by eating a live earthworm and hiding four lizards in her mouth.” During his ...

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Spinning Right Round

Dead Or Alive frontman Pete Burns, 47, is looking for a personal assistant to work on the set of his upcoming British reality show which begins filming in June. “Would you love to work for a celebrity? This role is not for the faint hearted! Are you highly efficient, motivated, organised, flexible, and thick skinned?!” Burns continues his plastic surgery ...

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Yellow To Green

NYC Mayor Bloomberg will announce today that all city taxis must be converted to gas/electric hybrids by 2012. Approximately 20% of the fleet will be converted every year until the target date. While I’m certain that taxi owners will transfer the cost of this conversion to city riders, with the exception of a couple of major missteps, Bloomberg continues to ...

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Double Standards

FexEx/Kinko’s, Vanderbilt Street, 8:30amMale Hipster: I still can’t believe you slept with him. I mean, he’s cool and all, but… Female Hipster: Well, clearly he’s not completely gay. MH: Nuh-uh. Once you’ve done it, you are all the way gay. FH: Well, I guess that makes me a lesbian. MH: That’s HOT. FH: Whatever, dude..

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Morning View – Toys R Us

The centerpiece of the gigantic Times Square Toys R Us is a three-story ferris wheel with passenger cars in shapes of popular toy brands: Hello Kitty, Cabbage Patch Kids, Barbie, etc. There’s usually a long line to board and tickets are about $4. And no, I’ve never ridden it. There’s also a giant animatronic T-Rex and a two-story Barbie Dream ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Avalon Publishing, this week’s swag prize is Chaos: A Novella and Stories, the new book from Edmund White, revered author of the must-have trilogy for fans of gay literature: A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony. And many of you may fondly recall 1977’s The Joy Of Gay Sex, which White coauthored ...

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Evening View – Jersey City

Downtown Jersey City as seen from Christopher Street. Jersey City’s skyline has been growing steadily since 9/11, thanks to all the Manhattan companies that bailed. JC is the second-biggest city in the state, behind Newark, with about 240,000 residents. Interestingly, JC has no ethnic majority, all races are represently almost equally.

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