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Morning View – NewYork-Presbyterian

At York Avenue & 70th Street, NewYork-Presbyterian is rated the 6th best hospital in the US, and its ambulance service is the most-used by NYC, hence the non-stop wail of sirens going up my street. Trivia: Richard Nixon, Malcolm X, and Jim Henson all died here. Dumber trivia: the proper spelling of the hospital specifies there be no space between ...

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Reggae Label Plans “Straight Pride Parade” In Brooklyn

Via Good As You comes word of a “Straight Pride Parade” to be staged in Brooklyn on August 31st. The parade is being organized by a reggae music label who is pissed off because a hit song by their artist Stapler, Hit Them Hard, has been banned by some radio stations because it encourages violence against gays. From the press ...

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HomoQuotable – Michelangelo Signorile

“The news on Friday about Helms’ death was certainly satisfying for those of us who experienced his reign of terror, and I among others gave him a fitting send off. “But let’s not let history forget that a powerful gay man was instrumental to Jesse Helms, even as Helms was vilifying and demonizing gay men and allowing them and and ...

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Bristol Bushes Brouhaha

In light of last month’s stories about sex arrests on Fire Island, it’s interesting that gay activists in the UK are calling the plans to raze a local cruising area “discriminatory.” Scrub clearance work on Bristol Downs has raised concerns among some gay men who use the area for sex, the city council has said. The authority’s lesbian, gay and ...

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The Bulging Bible Belt

From Strange Maps: Mississippi is the fattest state in the Union, with 30.1% of Mississippians being obese. That’s almost one in every three inhabitants. Not that the Magnolia State (in red on this map) should be singled out for its massiveness. It is surrounded by four of the eight other fattest US states (in brown on this map): Tennessee (29.0%), ...

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McCain Urged To Begin Gay Bashing

Weekly Standard editor Fred Barnes went on Fox News yesterday to urge John McCain to start gay bashing if he’s going to win in November. On which campaign wedge issues McCain should use, Barnes said: “In particular, gays in the military for one. We know Barack Obama is for allowing gays in the military, and Bill Clinton tried to do, ...

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New To The Dictionary

Among the new words added to this year’s Merriam-Webster dictionary: netroots, webinar, air quotes, Texas Hold ‘Em, mondegreen, pescatarian, infinity pool, dirty bomb, mental health day, subprime. I’m still waiting for “embiggen” to make it. Also: “greedy bottom.”

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DJ Cary Stringfellow, 36

Renowned circuit party DJ Cary Stringfellow was found dead on Saturday after he failed to appear for his headlining performance at California’s IndepenDance party in Long Beach. Last weekend Stringfellow headlined at San Francisco Pride’s Saturday night event, Frisco Disco. I’m told that Stringfellow committed suicide and left a note.

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I’ll Email You When I Land… Or Not.

I’ve lost stuff at airports over the years, usually a hat or a jacket that I took off while waiting for a flight – but this surprises me. Lost your laptop at a U.S airport and thought it was bad luck, well guess what? You are one of 12,000 in a week. According to a study published by the Ponemon ...

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West Village Rite Aid Manager Loses Mind

Queerty is reporting that this lovely sign appeared in the window of a West Village Rite Aid yesterday. Rite Aid simply ain’t right. A reader sent in this image from one of the pharmacy’s New York City locations (on Sixth Avenue at West 13th Street) and, as you can see, it’s not the most welcoming message. This isn’t the first ...

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