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Carl Simons, 44

Carl Simons, a Los Angeles-based attorney, blogger, and longtime participant in the JMG community, passed away late last month. Simons began commenting here four years ago (when this blog was still mostly personal short stories) and his kind messages and supportive attitude encouraged me greatly. When readership grew and several other readers named Carl began commenting regularly too, Simons began ...

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“Make Change, Not Lawsuits”

A broad coalition of nine major LGBT rights and legal groups have issued a joint statement asking out-of-state gay couples married in California NOT to then sue the federal government, their home states, or their employers for recognition of their marriage status. Four lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) legal organizations and five other leading national LGBT groups today issued ...

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No Fruitful Multiplying = No Marriage

Well, at least the Catholic Church isn’t using the procreation argument just against gays. A paraplegic man was recently denied a church marriage by a bishop in Italy because he was impotent, say reports. The 26-year-old man ultimately had to go for a civil marriage on Saturday in Viterbo. “No bishop, no priest can celebrate a wedding when he knows ...

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DADT Setback

The Federal Court of Appeals has issued a setback to the fight to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that the military did not violate the constitutional rights of 12 gay and lesbian servicemembers when it discharged them. The First Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Boston, had been told that ...

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A Historic First, For The Second Time

This time, it will be legal. When same-sex marriages start at 5 p.m. June 16, San Francisco will stage a repeat of the ceremony that started the 2004 Winter of Love, when thousands of gay and lesbian couples married at City Hall. This time, though, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon’s wedding will be legal. Mayor Gavin Newsom said Monday that ...

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Brazil’s President Denounces Homophobia

Calling opposition to homosexuality a “perverse disease“, Brazil’s President Luiz Lula launched that country’s first ever national convention on LGBT rights. Brazilian President Luiz Lula had the First National Conference of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals (GLBT), inaugurated by presidential decree, and called for “a time of reparation” in Brazil. Accompanied by six ministers, Lula exhorted all those opposed ...

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Faster, Smaller, Cheaper

The faster, smaller, cheaper iPhone: Steven P. Jobs, chief executive of Apple, introduced a new cheaper iPhone model on Monday that navigates the Internet more quickly, expanded its distribution overseas and displayed a range of new applications and services in order to establish Apple as a major player in the cellphone industry. Apple, the maker of consumer electronics and computer ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Saint-At-Large, today’s swag giveaway is two tickets to their official post-Pier Dance party at Pacha featuring DJs Stephan Grondin, Jonathan Peters, and Junior Vasquez. The Saint At Large, gaydom’s premiere dance party for over 28 years, presents CHAMPIONS – The Official Afterparty for Dance on the Pier. Heritage of Pride, the non-profit organization founded to produce New ...

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