Tag Archives: celibacy

Just Your Standard Peep Show

The Meatpacking District’s fancy new Standard Hotel straddles the also fancy, also new High Line Park, whose visitors have been treated to numerous sex shows from the windows of the hotel, including a few porn shoots. The New York Post is outraged: Disgusted neighbors say they’ve seen men masturbating, professional porn films being shot and couples engaging in sex in ...

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80’s Flashback

Pete Shelley, Homosapien, 1981. The BBC (but not MTV) banned this first solo single from the former Buzzcocks lead singer because of the references to gay sex. “Homosuperior. In my interior.” Yeah, still funny. Of course, a lot of the Buzzcocks songs had gay references too. TRIVIA: Pete’s parents were going to name him “Shelley” if he’d been a girl, ...

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High Testosterone Levels Found In South African Sprinter Caster Semanya

Tests have revealed that South African sprinter Caster Semanya, who was accused of not being female after blowing away the competition at the track and field world finals, has three times the normal level of testosterone in her system. This does not necessarily prove that she has been doping as some women naturally have such a result. But very interestingly, ...

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The Watchmen On The Wall(s)

The Family Research Council is holding a giant anti-gay marriage shindig in Augusta, Maine on September 14th, with a lineup featuring all the usual crazies. “The battle is raging for America’s soul! Will you sound the alarm?” Note how similar the name is to the Watchmen On The Walls, the virulently anti-gay group founded by Pink Swastika author Scott Lively. ...

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Is Bash Back The New ACT-UP?

Details Magazine has published a profile of Bash Back!, the “queer anarchists” who last November provided the right-wing with oceans of anti-gay ink when they invaded a Michigan church during services, shouted slogans, pulled the fire alarm, and threw leaflets at parishioners. In May, the Alliance Defense Fund filed a federal lawsuit against Bash Back. From Details: The group’s website ...

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Thursday: Free Donna Summer Concert

Just a reminder that Donna Summer’s free NYC concert is this Thursday in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. The 31st Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series performances are held Thursday nights 7:30 pm at Asser Levy/Seaside Park at West 5th Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island/Brighton Beach, across the street from the New York Aquarium. The public is encouraged to bring their ...

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Quote Of The Day – Arthur Frommer

“For myself, without yet suggesting that others follow me in an open boycott, I will not personally travel in a state where civilians carry loaded weapons onto the sidewalks and as a means of political protest. I not only believe such practices are a threat to the future of our democracy, but I am firmly convinced that they would also ...

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West Virginia: Lutheran Church Edits Sign In Anti-Gay Protest

The St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Charleston, West Virginia has blocked out the word “Lutheran” from their sign after the national denomination elected to allow openly gay clergy. “I asked that be done because I’m ashamed,” the church’s pastor, Richard Mahan, told the congregation later Sunday morning. “I’m ashamed of what the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has done to ...

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UK Runs PSA On Texting While Driving

The UK is running a pretty gruesome PSA against texting while driving. Could something like this run on American television?

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CDC Considering Promoting Circumcision In The United States

The Centers for Disease Control is considering recommending that newborn boys in the U.S. be circumcised to reduce their risk of contracting HIV. The topic is a delicate one that has already generated controversy, even though a formal draft of the proposed recommendations, due out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by the end of the year, has ...

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McCain: Obama Must Drop Public Option

McCain: “There was a provision in the bill that talks about a board that would decide what are the most effective measures to provide health care for people, okay? So what does that lead to? Doesn’t that lead to a possibility of rationing?”

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The Crookedest Candy Street

Via SFist: In honor of the board game’s 60th anniversary, the crookedest street in the U.S. was transformed into the sweetest board game around. Here are some shots from today’s Candy Land on Lombard Street. SFist’s Ted Weinstein, who was live on the scene, reports that today’s event was commercial yet charming, and the kids really loved it. “Capitalism meets ...

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Fierce Advocate: Michelangelo Signorile And LCR Spokesman On Obama’s Promises

Log Cabin Republican spokesman Charles Moran: “The most we’ve gotten is a little bit of a circuit party with a Madonna remix in the East Room of the White House.” Crap. I agree with the LCR. Crap.

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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days… California: Pastor E. Joshua Sims arrested for embezzling $800K from his church.Nebraska: Pastor Efrain Umana arrested for sexually assaulting a 14 year-old girl. Umana has “numerous prior arrests” for similar crimes.North Carolina: Rabbi David Alan Stein sentenced to three years probation for eight counts of having sex with an underage student.Tennessee: Pastor William Charles Lohn ...

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Winkers

JMG reader Chris alerted me to the glory that is Winkers, which you can purchase for $159-$579, depending on the design. Judging by the models used in the below promo clip, you’ve got to have some serious junk in the trunk to get the effect. On me, they would just be Starers. The music kills me.

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Daily Grumble

This week New York City did another 24-hour crackdown on using cell phones while driving, issuing over 7000 tickets in one day, more than ten times the daily average, netting the city about $1M in fines. The tickets are $120 each, but $200 for cab drivers. The funny thing about this ticket blitz is that every New Yorker knows that ...

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No On 1 In Maine

JMG reader Sean Chapin and the DepFoxes (of the “Ask A Gay Family” YouTube series) join to create a short No On 1 in Maine clip.

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PhoboQuotable – Ya’akov Katz

“I have a son who is a farmer. He has sheep. He says to me: Father, if the sheep were only male, the world would die. There would be no more sheep. The natural tendency of man is to allow the world to continue to exist. So a man who comes and says ‘I hold an orientation that does not ...

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Didn’t The Simpsons Do This?

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Wisconsin AG Refuses To Defend State’s New Domestic Partners Law

Saying that legislators violated the will of the voters, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is refusing to defend his state’s new domestic partner’s law against a lawsuit brought by the Wisconsin Family Council. “When the people have spoken by amending our Constitution, I will abide by their command,” said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, who believes the law is ...

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