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HomoQuotable – Stephen Benjamin

“I was always discreet, I never considered it would be an issue. I thought if I don’t say anything, they’re not going to ask me. But it was more aggressive than I thought.” – Arabic languages specialist Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Benjamin, who was dismissed from the Navy in another round of DADT-related firings. Benjamin admitted sending his ...

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Morning View – Little Singer Building

Built in 1902, the art nouveau Little Singer Building on Broadway in Soho, where Singer sewing machines were built, was converted to retail, artist and loft spaces in 1979. The 41-story Singer Tower, built nearby in 1908, was for a short time the tallest building in the world, but was demolished in 1968, making it the tallest building in the ...

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They Want You As A New Recruit

This being Fleet Week in NYC, I’m reminded of a story from when I lived in Orlando, back when the Naval Training Center was open, circa 1982. Phone rings……Joe: Hello? Woman: Is this Joe? Joe: Yes, it is. Woman: Joe, you don’t know me, but I’m David’s mother. He’s sitting right here with me and he doesn’t want to talk ...

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California Chaos

Lady Random’s wheel landed on #108, making this week’s Swag Tuesday winner Thomas, who blogs from California at Oh, Manchester. Thomas sez: “Holy s—, I never win anything! Wow. I’m very excited to have won this week’s Swag Tuesday – Edmund White is one of the best writers around and has been for decades, and should be considered a national ...

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$6.8M For NYC AIDS Walk

I’m a couple days behind on this, but AIDS Walk New York raised a record $6.8 million on Sunday, with the proceeds headed for GMHC and over 50 other HIV/AIDS organizations. Celebrities taking part included Cyndi Lauper, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming, T.R. Knight, and Lance Bass. A massive crowd of 45,000 walked this year, also a new record.

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Bombs For Phelps

A Liberty University student was arrested at Jerry Falwell’s funeral yesterday after police were tipped off by his family that he had brought bombs that he intended to throw at the Westboro contingent that was protesting at the event. The bombs were described as a soda-can sized “sort of napalm”. Man, the gentle loving people of the Lord are ready ...

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PlanetOut Tumbles

Ouch. PlanetOut’s stock price has nosedived since last week’s earnings announcement, closing yesterday at $1.11, recovering slightly from an all-time low of $0.86 at midday. The 52-week high for the stock, which trades as LGBT, was $7.95.

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