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Morning View – Not A Keno Board

I found this odd bit of artwork downtown near the South Street Seaport. I thought it looked like a giant keno board, but I’m told it’s some kind of calendar, part of what was once many interactive art installations in the area. Can anybody tell us about it?

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Jim Neal Loses NC Senate Primary

Openly gay U.S. Senate candidate Jim Neal was trounced in yesterday’s North Carolina primary, taking (as of this writing) only 19% of the vote to state Sen. Kay Hagen’s 62%. Hagen will now face incumbent Elizabeth Dole, who breezed to an easy win on the Republican side with 90% of the vote. Neal’s underfunded campaign ran no television ads and ...

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Clinton’s Vanishing Point?

Obama won easily in North Carolina and Clinton won Indiana by a teensy margin. Or not. Issues with the absentee ballots. Again. But even if Clinton sqeaks by, Indiana’s delegates will still be split 50-50. [UPDATE: Indiana was called for Clinton around 1AM.] Last night some of the pundits were calling yesterday’s primary the end of Clinton’s campaign. Prematurely so ...

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Barbara Walters: Why I Was Roy Cohn’s Beard

In an interview promoting her new memoir, Audition, Barbara Walters tells the San Francisco Chronicle about her relationship with Roy Cohn, the most despised gay man in American history, explaining why she allowed Cohn to pose as her boyfriend. Many of Walters’ other friends were horrified that she would even talk to Cohn, but what Walters reveals for the first ...

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The Transgender Third-Grader

In the Philadelphia suburbs, the cross-dressing of a 9 year-old transgender child has caused some parents of students at her elementary school to object to the school’s apparently respectful and conscientious handling of the issue. For school officials in Haverford Township, the challenge was daunting: What do you do when a 9-year-old student, with the full support of his parents, ...

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Bloggers On Blogging

Cody Lyon of Edge New York has posted short interviews with several Gotham-based gay bloggers including myself, Eric Leven, Lady Bunny, Andres Duque, and Josh Meltzer, who speaks for the Empire State Pride Agenda’s blog. Lady Bunny in particular has an excellent point to make. Check it out.

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Saddam, Scientist

According to the just-released diary of Saddam Hussein, the late Iraqi dictator feared that his American captors would give him AIDS by using his prison clothesline to dry their clothes. Saddam Hussein feared catching AIDS or other diseases during his U.S.-supervised captivity, a leading Arab newspaper said in publishing excerpts of his prison writings. The London-based Al-Hayat said the comments ...

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Friendly Voices: Mildred Loving

“The older generation’s fears and prejudices have given way, and today’s young people realize that if someone loves someone they have a right to marry. Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don’t think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me ...

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Tomorrow: Rugby Bachelor Auction

Stop by Manhattan’s Splash Bar tomorrow night for the annual Gotham Knights Rugby Bachelor Auction which benefits Immigration Equality, a group that works to keep bi-national gay couples and families together. How much does a rugger go for these days?

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Girls Just Wanna Be Remixed

Rich Morel’s fantastic remixes of his production of Cyndi Lauper’s new single Same Ol’ Story are now available on iTunes. Below you can stream Morel’s extended mix of the single, one of several versions available. Lauper’s full-length, Bring Ya To The Brink, goes on sale on May 27th.

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