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HomoQuotable – Shad Smith

“I was always scared that my mom and dad would find out and wouldn’t like me, and my brothers wouldn’t like me. I was petrified, because I didn’t want anyone to find out. And I would try to be the toughest person around. That way, no one would suspect, no one would ever say it, no one would think it.” ...

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Judy Shepard On Sally Kern

“Sally Kern’s comments hit me like a punch to the gut. I was enormously saddened that someone—anyone, really, but especially an elected official—could say such mean things about other human beings. We have so much to deal with already—the incessant dreary news about war, about the economy, about shocking crimes. I’m amazed that someone like Sally Kern found the time ...

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Larry Craig Keeps His Word (For Once)

Sen. Larry Craig is retiring. For real real. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), encumbered by a scandal since last summer, did not file for reelection by his state’s deadline Friday, keeping a promise he made and officially marking the end of his congressional career. Craig’s political future has been in doubt since his arrest and guilty plea on disorderly conduct charges filed ...

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Funplexed

Last night Dr. Jeff and I attended the B-52s release party for Funplex at Socialista and chatted a bit with Jake Shears, Fred Schneider, and Baby Daddy. Years ago I remember talking about electro with Baby Daddy at the Eagle and he said something like, “Oh, I’m in a band. It’s called Scissor Sisters.” And I just nodded and said, ...

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4000

The death toll for American soldiers in Iraq has reached 4000. The overall U.S. death toll in Iraq rose to 4,000 after four soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad, a grim milestone that is likely to fuel calls for the withdrawal of American forces as the war enters its sixth year. The American deaths occurred Sunday, the ...

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Morning View – Webster Hall

Built in 1886, last week Webster Hall was granted landmark status by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. The East Village nightclub and concert venue is owned by Unity Gallega, a cultural group for immigrants from the Galacia region of Spain. Unity Gallega objected to the landmark designation, worried that it will damage the resale price of the building. They plan ...

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FL Gay Activist Michael Brown Murdered

Beloved South Florida gay bar owner and AIDS activist Michael Brown, 50, was found murdered in his West Palm Beach home on Friday. Brown’s presumed killer, Brant Hines, 27, stayed in Brown’s home for two days after the murder before hanging himself on a bedroom door. Brown and Hines had had a turbulent off and on relationship for several years. ...

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National Pillow Fight Day

Today was National Pillow Fight Day and at Union Square I got a little too close to the action. By the way, this video is not speeded up. I was just ducking pillows, hence the jerky camera action.

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