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The Castro Is CLOSED For Halloween

In an effort to avoid a repeat of last year’s lawlessness and gang-related violence, a concerted public relations effort is underway to let the public know that the Castro will be closed for Halloween. Will this work? The city has previously attempted to end Halloween in the Castro, most notably with a failed counter-event at Civic Center Plaza, but every ...

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Staph Bigger Killer Than AIDS

New data from the CDC reveals that more Americans die annually from complications of drug-resistant staph infections than from AIDS. A dangerous germ that has been spreading around the country causes more life-threatening infections than public health authorities had thought and is killing more people in the United States each year than the AIDS virus, federal health officials reported yesterday. ...

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Ellen’s Puppy Breakdown

Much ink has flowed since yesterday’s Ellen Degeneres show in which she broke down and sobbed for the first five minutes of the show. Ellen had overlooked the “must keep” proviso of her shelter puppy adoption agreement and when she gifted the puppy to the children of an employee, the shelter repossessed the dog. I happened to catch the show ...

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Larry Craig: I Don’t Approve Of The Lifestyle

I watched Sen. Craig’s interview with Matt Lauer last night, watching Lauer lob softball after softball and through Craig’s denials, I just sat there thinking “Gayface, gayface, gayface.” I’m terrible. Here’s the complete transcript of the interview. From Tom Shales in the WaPo: One thing, at least, was made painfully clear by Matt Lauer’s interview with Sen. Larry Craig on ...

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Voice Choice

From the Village Voice’s Best Of NYC 2007: Best Place For Gay Men Of A Certain Bent To Smoke, Cruise, And Maybe Even Get Their Wescos Polished – The Eagle Despite AIDS, changing fashions in sex and sexuality, and the West Side real-estate boom that continues to devastate area nightlife, crowds of he-men still flock to New York’s sole serious ...

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Good Work Wednesday

SF: PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) hosts their 20th Annual Celebration tonight, October 17th, at the Federal Reserve Building. “The evening will include a sit down dinner for 400, entertainment, a special Founder’s Award presentation, a full-color program with a detailed narrative of the PAWS story, a live auction with select high-end packages to be auctioned off by San Francisco’s ...

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A Killer Wedding

Two men convicted of killing are being allowed to marry in a Canadian prison. (Montreal, Quebec) Two men in federal prison in Quebec will marry later this month in the first same-sex marriage at the Cowansville Penitentiary. David Bedard, 22, is serving a 10-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter. Sony Martin, 26, serving a life term for second-degree murder. The two ...

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HomoQuotable – Kate Kendell

“The removal of protection for transgender people, in addition to allowing continued discrimination against transgender people, would open the door to the court’s weakening of statutory protections under ENDA for all members of the LGBT community. Over the past two decades, many federal courts—including the U.S. Supreme Court—have adopted astoundingly narrow constructions of anti-discrimination statutes. We would be foolish—and irresponsible—to ...

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Swag Tuesday

This week’s Swag Tuesday giveaway is the soundtrack to RuPaul’s new movie, Starrbooty, due out on DVD on October 30th. I caught a screening of Starrbooty back in June, just before the movie opened at NYC’s Newfest and the music was killer. There don’t appear to be plans to release the physical soundtrack separately at this point (although it is ...

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Powerless

59th Street, 9am…..Woman 1: So I just looked her in the face and said “Fuuuuuck You!”Woman 2: Wow! Then what happened?Woman 1: She just shrugged and walked away. Sad.Woman 2: Yeah. “Fuck you” just has no power in this town anymore.Woman 1: Yeah, sad.Woman 2: Yeah..

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