Monthly Archives: June 2006

Press The Pride

Pick up a copy of this week’s NY Press, their annual Pride edition, which includes coverage of last week’s LGBT anti-violence march, an interview with NYC Council Chairperson (and out lesbian) Christine Quinn, and a fascinating look at the lives of gay New Yorkers who have arrived here to escape persecution in their home countries. You’ll also find another short …

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Wizzy Wuz Wunderful

My apologies for two days of radio silence, but I haven’t been feeling well since leaving the street fair on Sunday. Perhaps standing in the sun with a beer cup in my hand for 8 hours is something I shouldn’t be doing anymore. Hopefully next year I’ll plan to arrive later and leave earlier. Yeah, right. Last night’s WYSIWYG was …

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Weather Hot, Leather Lite

For yesterday’s leather street fair, I surveyed my closet for something from my sadly dwindling supply of perv-wear. Chaps? Yeah, right. My chaps are still lying collapsed in a pile of helpless mocking leather-laughter* after my having tried them on before the Black Party. My chain harness? Um, I’m totally not into sharply-defined man-boobs, and I so don’t want to …

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HomoQuotable – Kevin Aviance

“You can’t keep a good queen down! ” – Kevin Aviance, speaking through a wired jaw at Saturday’s NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project’s march against gay bashing.

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Top Ten Conservative Idiots

My favorite weekly feature over at Democratic Underground, is their Top Ten Conservative Idiots list. Our ignoble leader often holds down the top spot and sometimes he is listed several times within the same Top Ten for multiple blunders within the reporting period. I’m especially amused by the little cartoon icon story tags, my favorite of which is “batshit crazy”.

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Zoology

Yesterday, I continued my outer borough explorations, accompanying wildly popular celebrity blogger Aaron to the Bronx Zoo. Aaron and I met up at 70th & Madison, near my apartment, to catch the express bus to the zoo, which strangely picks up passengers at the very corner that houses the Prada, Gucci, and Cartier flagship showrooms. Has anybody in that neighborhood …

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Say Hi As You Cruise By

Above are the last 100 beautiful people to post their pics on my Frappr map. I’m trying to figure out how to get all 700 of youse guys to show up here. Any tips? Frappr is adding features right and left: forums, groups, blogs…but I’d prefer it if they would just clean up their clunky interface and let you all …

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Manhattan, From The Moon

Last weekend I made my second ever excursion to Brooklyn. My beloved Farmboyz and I met up at Grand Central, where they arrived tan and full of their typically debauched stories from their Barcelona vacation. Less than an hour later, we emerged from the G train (G? There’s a G train? Who knew?) in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood for a …

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LGBT Anti-Violence March

The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project is sponsoring a march and rally tomorrow, June 17th, to “raise our voices against anti-LGBT hate in our city”. The march begins in the East Village at 14th Street & 1st Avenue at 2PM and concludes in the West Village at Christopher Park at 3PM. I have a good idea who …

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Prince Rogers Nelson Of Darkness

Prince has clearly signed a deal with Satan. I just saw his 48-year old Purple Badness in Bryant Park, performing on Good Morning America, and he looks younger than he did when I last saw him in person, 25 years ago during the Controversy tour. Opening with his single Get On The Boat (from this year’s 3121) , then bringing …

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Wizzy Reminder

Come be part of the downtown (now almost entirely free of trucker-hats worn jauntily askew) hipster art scene! I’ll be appearing in the gay pride edition of WYSIWYG this Tuesday. Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. This show sold out last year, so I’d advise arriving early if you want to get in. I’m sharing the stage with …

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Alert Status Yellow

Midtown Manhattan, Thursday, 12:30PM Remember those rubber-band propelled balsa airplanes from when you were a wee lad? A co-worker came in today with one he found at a downtown dollar store over the weekend, and he had some fun putting it together and trying to fly to it around our office this morning. Then he went to lunch and I …

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Open Thread

What’s on your mind today? (Use this for rants, raves, bitches, plugs and other stuff that’s off-topic in other posts.)

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HomoQuotable – Wayne Besen

“The Bush Administration had always been at the intersection of Fantasy Street and Fanaticism Avenue, but inviting an ex-gay leader to a White House ceremony was beyond the pale. After all, the methods Exodus routinely uses to “cure” gay people are downright bizarre. For example, does Bush endorse youth boot camps where underwear is confiscated to ‘cure’ people who are …

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Aviance Email

Send your emails of support to Kevin Aviance in care of his manager: [email protected]

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Book Woman

Manhattan, the 6 train, 730pm I’m standing in the doorway, where you’re not supposed to stand, but the train isn’t too crowded at this hour, so I’m really not in anybody’s way. The woman seated to my right takes a book out of her shoulder-bag and flips to her bookmark, near the end. The woman seated across from her gets …

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Mass. Marriage Stats Mirror 2004

Continuing the trend that was discussed here last year, statistics from the state of Massachusetts show that lesbians are still getting married at nearly twice the pace of gay men. When you factor in the much smaller size of the lesbian community relative to gay men, the difference is even more remarkable. The new data from 2005 shows a huge …

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Ain’t No Mountain Gay Enough

Gentle readers, I love my people. Truly, I do. But I had to throw back my head and emit a yowl of spiritual pain upon reading of the petition campaign to rename a Vermont hilltop “Brokeback Mountain”. I mean, COME ON. What’s next, “Mount Mommie Dearest”? I’d rather see a sign that said “Hedwig Hill, 3 miles.” Or maybe, “Next …

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Muscle Bear Sea Tea

My dear friend Mike Tully, formerly Mr. NYC Eagle, is again co-hosting the gay pride Saturday Muscle Bear tea-dance cruise with DJ Mark Cicero, aboard the party boat Queen Of Hearts, on June 24th. The cruise takes you out past the Statue Of Liberty and under the Brooklyn Bridge, then back up the Hudson River. The boat has a capacity …

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

“There are flops, almighty flops and then there are books by Mary Cheney. Despite saturation media coverage, network interviews, cable interviews, blanket newspaper profiles, blog support, podcast interviews, the book “My Turn” had a very low first week’s sales of 2,445. Last week, a grand total of 574 books were sold. Not too shabby for a first author with not …

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