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POLL: Keep Religion Out Of Politics

Welcome news. For the first time in a dozen years, a majority of Americans believe that churches and religious institutions should “keep out” of politics, according to the annual Pew Religion and Public Life Survey. It’s the highest level of public concern with faith’s effect on politics since Pew began asking the question in 1996. The rise in Americans’ desire ...

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Morning View – DUMBO

Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass is Brooklyn’s DUMBO, a hipsterfied neighborhood that got hot when the East Village got pricey. Galleries, cafes, and more galleries. I’ve always been fascinated with DUMBA, the defunct DUMBO space that was a hotbed of the queercore movement and the host of the Lusty Loft parties. Trivia: Shortbus was based on the Lusty Loft ...

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Christianists Win, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal To End LGBT Job Protections

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is allowing to a 2004 law that protects LGBT people from job discrimination to lapse, claiming (lying) that state and federal laws already protect people from being fired for being gay. Calling the executive order unnecessary, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he would not reissue a ban on discriminating against gays and lesbians in the workplace. ...

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Bilerco DNC Donation Fund

Bilerico, the nation’s largest group LGBT blog, is sending a contingent to cover the Democratic National Convention and they are asking for help in meeting their funding goal. Help Send Marti, Jerame and Bil to the Democratic Convention! Marti Abernathey, Jerame Davis and Bil Browning are heading to Denver for the 2008 Democratic National Committee Convention (DNCC) from August 22 ...

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John McCain: I Don’t Know How Many Houses I Have

Man of the people John McCain doesn’t know how many homes he owns. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in an interview Wednesday that he was uncertain how many houses he and his wife, Cindy, own. “I think — I’ll have my staff get to you,” McCain told Politico in Las Cruces, N.M. “It’s condominiums where — I’ll have them get ...

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Congratulations On That Thing You Did

Hallmark has issued a series of rather bland same-sex marriage cards. Most states don’t recognize gay marriage — but now Hallmark does. The nation’s largest greeting card company is rolling out same-sex wedding cards — featuring two tuxedos, overlapping hearts or intertwined flowers, with best wishes inside. “Two hearts. One promise,” one says. Hallmark added the cards after California joined ...

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Slow Your Roll

Purple Drank, every gangsta rapper’s favorite cough syrup-laden grape drink, is now on sale in NYC. Only without the actual cough syrup. Get ready to “slow your roll” New York; the mass-produced version of “Purple Drank” will hit shelves in Manhattan and the Bronx this week. According to Wikipedia, the homemade version of the beverage is “a recreational drug popular ...

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Working In

Crunch Gym, Lafayette Street, Tuesday 4pm Steroided Meathead: Your hands are on the bar wrong. Put them here and here. Angertwink: If I wanted help from you, I’d buy it from you and then inject it. (Provided by Paul)

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