Monthly Archives: June 2009

CNN On Pride & Stonewall’s 40th

A pretty good piece, actually.

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Brutal Gay Bashing On Upper East Side

The NYC Anti-Violence Project is investigating the case of a gay man who was viciously beaten yesterday by a group of men who called him a “faggot.” The incident happened on the usually sedate Upper East Side. The Village Voice reports: Joe Holladay, in town on business, was jumped and beaten Saturday morning by a group of men who called …

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Bernie Madoff Sentenced To 150 Years

Billionaire scammer Bernie Madoff was just sentenced to 150 years in prison. Judge Denny Chin said the sentence was a symbolic one for a crime that showed “extraordinary evil” and “took a staggering human tool.” Madoff , addressing the court in a dark suit for about six minutes, said that when he started the scam, he thought he’d be able …

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Slideshow: NYC Pride 2009

We had a great group of NYC bloggers march with us in yesterday’s parade, but holy cow that thing took forever. We lined up at 11:30 am, didn’t make Fifth Avenue until 2:30pm and finally crossed the finish line in the West Village around 6:30pm. SEVEN HOURS on our feet. But the crowd reacted great to us, the announcers at …

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10th Anniversary: TV’s First Gay Kiss

Spangle Magazine editor Brian Patrick Thornton recalls the day ten years ago when he and his boyfriend pranked The Today Show and Al Roker to create what some consider the first kiss between two actual gay men on national television. [T]hat morning, the first three Al Roker weather segments passed us over. We thought they must have figured us out …

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Cops Raid Ft. Worth Gay Bar, Arrest 18, Protest Follows

Up to 200 people protested outside of Ft. Worth’s police headquarters yesterday after a Saturday raid on a gay bar brought charges of harassment and brutality by police. One patron was hospitalized with a brain injury. Arrests were made for “public intoxication”…inside of a bar. Witnesses say that police arrived at the nightclub about 1 a.m. Sunday and arrested seven …

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Bensonhurts

Way to stay sharp, MTA.

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New GLAAD Head On Obama

This is the first national TV interview I’ve seen with new GLAAD head Jarrett Barrios. He’ll be at tonight’s party at the White House.

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GOP Marriage Formula

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Morning View – LOVE Sculpture

One of many replicas of Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture is located on Sixth Avenue in midtown NYC. Is this the original? Wikipedia is unclear.

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Dan Choi On Pride And DADT

Lt. Dan Choi speaks about his role as grand marshal of SF Pride, DADT, and tonight’s LGBT cocktail party at the White House. Eloquent as always. When do I get to vote for Lt. Dan Choi in New York?

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SF’s Pink Triangle Burned

Every Pride week in San Francisco, a massive fabric pink triangle is placed on the hills above the Castro, a visible-for-miles reminder of the murder of homosexuals in the Holocaust. Yesterday vandals succeeded in burning a portion of the installation. Arson investigators were trying to determine what caused a fire that damaged the Pink Triangle on San Francisco’s Twin Peaks …

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Billy Mays Found Dead At 50

Bear and advertising icon Billy Mays was found dead in his family home early Sunday at the age of 50. Family members say that Mays reported hitting his head during a rough commercial US Airways landing the day before and had said he wasn’t feeling well afterwards. It was unclear whether the bumpy landing contributed to Mays’ death, but he …

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SLDN Protests At The White House

Video by Americablog’s Joe Sudbay.

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It’s A Sunshine Day

June has seen 23 days of rain so far, but not today.

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Get Your Pride On

Here’s a few Pride classics to put you in the mood.

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Empire State Building Goes Gay

As is tradition, this weekend the Empire State Building is illuminated in lavender to commemorate gay Pride.

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Bloggers On The March

If you attend NYC’s Pride Parade, keep an eye out for the marching bloggers. We’re in Section 8 (heh) right behind the float for Club Atlantis. That should be interesting. We step off at noon from West 54th Street & Fifth Avenue.

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Slideshow: Blowoff Pride NYC

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The Foot Wore A Spiked Heel

It was June 28th, 1969. The day that the fags, dykes, and queens of New York City finally said “Enough!” For some historical perspective, I’m posting the story that the New York Daily News ran that week about the Stonewall Riots. Note how the story drips with condescension and ridicule. We’ve come a long, long way in 40 years and …

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