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ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day. Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ridiculous Santa hat covered in sequins, ...

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I Will Hold You Ten Times

As longtime readers know, there are four or five JMG entries that I repost every year. This is one of them. My dear friend Daniel Johnson, who threw the most kickass Groundhog Day birthday parties for himself, would have been 59 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. I ...

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ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day. Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ridiculous Santa hat covered in sequins, ...

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ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day. Membership  Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ridiculous Santa hat covered in ...

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ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day. Membership  Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas Luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ridiculous Santa hat covered in ...

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Today: Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Find events in your city with this list. New Yorkers: There will be an observance tonight beginning at 6pm at the LGBT Community Center in the West Village.

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Quote Of The Day – Laurie Anderson

“We were at home – I’d gotten him out of the hospital a few days before – and even though he was extremely weak, he insisted on going out into the bright morning light. As meditators, we had prepared for this – how to move the energy up from the belly and into the heart and out through the head. ...

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Sad News For JMG Community: Longtime Commenter Beeblemeyer Has Died

JMG reader Tone writes with the very sad news that longtime commenter David Lee Beebe, known to most of you as Beeblemeyer, has passed away from kidney disease. David was one of the earliest readers of this site and often sent kind emails and news tips, although those came far less frequently in the last year as he struggled with ...

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VIDEO: It Could Happen To You

Andy Towle writes: Shane Bitney Crone has marked the one-year anniversary of his boyfriend of six years, Tom Bridegroom, with a devastating video, It could happen to you, chronicling what happened to him after Tom’s sudden death. If there’s anyone in your life who doesn’t understand the familial rejection, the institutional discrimination, and the bias that gay couples face every ...

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ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. I also wrote about Barney here. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day.Membership Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas Luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ...

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Tears And Rage

The post below this one reminds me of one of the very first I wrote for JMG. Originally posted here on June 8th, 2004. Yesterday I watched Ronald Reagan’s body being ceremoniously placed for viewing in the Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. The honor guard, comprised of all military services, moved with stiff dignity while placing Reagan’s flag-draped coffin ...

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I Will Hold You Ten Times

As longtime readers know, there are four or five JMG entries that I repost every year. This is one of them. My dear friend Daniel Johnson, who threw the most kickass Groundhog’s Day birthday parties for himself, would have been 54 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. I ...

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Celebrity Deaths Of 2010

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ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. I also wrote about Barney here. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day.Membership Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas Luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ...

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Ricky Loved Madonna

As longtime readers know, there are a handful of short stories from my archives that I repost annually. Today is Madonna’s 52nd birthday and this story makes its fifth appearance in memory of a departed friend. Ricky Loved MadonnaToday is August 16th. It’s Madonna’s 48th birthday. That’s not something of which I’d ordinarily make note……… Twenty years ago today, August ...

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Love Will Tear Us Apart

Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide 30 years ago yesterday. Here’s the band’s iconic single, Love Will Tear Us Apart. This version is slightly different than the one most of us remember, but the audio is great. Some of you tender kittens won’t know this track, but it’s the one that diverted many of us from disco into ...

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I Will Hold You Ten Times

As longtime readers know, there are four or five JMG entries that I repost every year. This is one of them. My dear friend Daniel Johnson, who threw the most kickass Groundhog’s Day birthday parties for himself, would have been 53 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. I ...

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ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. I also wrote about Barney here. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day.Membership Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas Luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ...

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Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Today is the 11th annual International Transgender Day Of Remembrance. The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil ...

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Ricky Loved Madonna

As longtime readers know, there are a handful of short stories from my archives that I repost annually. Today is Madonna’s 51st birthday and this story makes its fourth appearance in memory of a departed friend. Ricky Loved MadonnaToday is August 16th. It’s Madonna’s 48th birthday. That’s not something of which I’d ordinarily make note……… Twenty years ago today, August ...

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