Tag Archives: Leif Wauters

NEW ZEALAND: American DOMA Refugee Named Head Of National Gay Magazine

Two years ago I told you about my longtime dear friend Leif Wauters (above left), who was forced to move from San Francisco to New Zealand in order to stay with his Kiwi husband, who had to leave the United States due to DOMA. In a brighter turn of events, Leif has just been named the editor of New Zealand’s ...

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NEW ZEALAND: A Man May Not Marry…

My pal Leif Wauters points out New Zealand’s rather exhaustive and confusing list of who a man may not marry. Daughter’s son’s wife? Wait, what? Same-sex marriages don’t appear on the banned list, possibly because New Zealand offers civil unions. Leif and his husband were forced to emigrate to New Zealand last year because of DOMA. They are watching the ...

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LAUNCHED: DJ Neil Lewis Podcasts

My pal Leif Wauters is spearheading an effort to post the sets of the late and legendary DJ Neil Lewis, whose epic work is considered by many to represent a pinnacle of San Francisco nightlife. Welcome to the premier podcast of Neil’s recorded sets from his nights at Pleasuredome. Each release represents both sides of an audio cassette tape recording ...

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Love Exiles: Leif & Mo

Part of the reason for my trip to San Francisco is to see off my dear friend Leif, who is being forced to emigrate to New Zealand on Tuesday because the United States won’t recognize his relationship with his husband, Mo. New Zealand, however, had no problem admitting Leif as Mo’s partner. They suggest you visit Love Exiles, where binational ...

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Proclamation

At my birthday dinner in the Castro last night, in the presence of about 25 dear friends from around the country, my loyal companion Aaron stood and delivered a lovely speech, after which San Franciscan Leif Wauters unveiled a plaque from Mayor Gavin Newsom declaring October 10th as “Joe Jervis Day in San Francisco.” ::thud:: As those who know me ...

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Blowoff San Francisco Photo Recap

Here’s a slideshow of last night’s sweaty shenanigans. Go here for full-screen versions of the shots. If you don’t want your photo included here, please email me.

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First Impressions

Castro Street, Saturday, 12:30 PM Leif and I are walking up the crowded Castro Street sidewalk when he calls out to a handsome bearded cub. Leif: Andy, you sexy motherfucker! Andy : Oh, hi….Leif….uh, these are my parents. Introductions were made to Andy’s tiny elderly parents who politely pretended not to have heard. I didn’t catch their names because I ...

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Real Bad Donates $160K

The staff of the 20th anniversary Real Bad party held their check presentation ceremony last night where they donated a record-setting $160,000 to five LGBT charities: AIDS Legal Referral Panel, GLBT Historical Society, Dimensions Clinic, openhouse, and The Positive Care Center at UCSF. Real Bad is the fantastic closing night party of the Folsom Street Fair put on by Grass ...

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