Monthly Archives: June 2009

Jimmy LaSalvia, Head Of New Gay GOP Group, Co-Signs With Leaders of Anti-Gay Hate Groups

The eagle-eyed Jeremy Hooper at Good As You has noticed that Jimmy LaSalvia (left), the cofounder and head of GOProud, the new uber-right Log Cabin Republicans spinoff, has signed onto a document calling for a Senate filibuster to block the approval of SCOTUS nominee Sonia Sotomayor. And who are LaSalvia’s cosignees? How about Peter LaBarbera, Donald Wildmon, Rev. Lou Sheldon, …

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California: Haters Fail In Bid To Repeal LGBT Student Protections

Save Our Kids, an organization headed by the repulsive Karen England, has failed in their bid to repeal the California Students Civil Rights Act, as yesterday a Sacramento Superior Court dismissed their lawsuit. The suit specifically objected to discrimination protection granted to LGBT students. Via press release: The court held that the plaintiffs had failed to show any way in …

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Surprise Wedding Reception

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Today In Frivolous Lawsuits

A retired NYPD lieutenant is suing Bumble Bee Tuna for $100K because he choked on a tiny bone and now, tragically, can no longer enjoy tuna. In fact, he cannot eat fish of any kind! Which has left him with “permanent emotional pain and suffering.” “I can’t even be near tuna now,” said the ex-cop. “Like a fish fillet sandwich? …

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Review: Trippin’ On The Moon

Sunday night’s Trippin’ On The Moon – Saint reunion party was quite simply the best fucking night out I have had in at least a year. Maybe two. Maybe three. Dr. Jeff and I arrived at 8pm to find the venue already crowded and the steam never let up until we shut the place down at 3:30am. DJs Michael Fierman …

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NY Sen. Tom Duane: We Have The Votes

Openly gay NY Sen. Tom Duane is continuing to claim that a win on marriage equality is possible in the state Senate, saying that he is confident that the required 32 votes are there. Sen. Thomas Duane (D-Manhattan) said he’s received assurances of support from more than the 32 senators needed to approve the bill. “I have the votes,” said …

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Olbermann: Fox News Incited The Murder Of Dr. George Tiller

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How Not To Land When Falling 26 Stories

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Passports Now Required To Enter Mexico & Canada – 70% Of Americans Can’t Go

As of yesterday you now need a passport to enter Canada and Mexico – rendering 70% of the country unable to visit even our closest neighbors. American travelers entering the U.S. by land, air or sea from Mexico, Canada, Bermuda or the Caribbean are now required to carry a U.S. passport. “The basic, number one rule is that everyone should …

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Andrew Sullivan On Obama & LGBT Rights

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Subway Stalker

JMG reader Clint in Boston took my photo of the Astor Place subway entrance and did some Photoshoppery magic, including popping me into the picture. It’s like an artist’s rendition of a future subway stop with a stalkery old dude added for local color. Love it.

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Morning View – Engine Company 31

The Engine Company 31 station was built in 1895 and designed by Napoleon LeBrun, who with his sons were the official architects for New York Ciy’s fire department in the latter half of the 19th century. The building was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1972 when the fire department vacated the premises for the Downtown Community …

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Which One?

(Via JMG reader Richard)

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National Mall Already Booked On Planned Weekend Of March On Washington

Duncan Osborne at Gay City News has discovered that the National Mall in Washington DC has already been booked by three other groups for the weekend suggested for a 2009 March On Washington. The organizers of the proposed march on Washington should have checked with the National Parks Service before they began announcing the October dates for that event. “It’s …

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Obama Issues Gay Pride Proclamation

Hours after a similar statement released by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama has issued his own recognition of LGBT Pride Month. Here is his complete proclamation (PDF). BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become …

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Expialidocious

From YouTube member Fagottron, a strangely gorgeous take on Mary Poppins. Free MP3 download here. (Tipped by JMG reader Alan T)

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Manhattan Cat Survives 26-Story Fall

And his name, naturally, is Lucky. Gothamist has the story. Lucky went to the kitty hospital briefly for treatment of a broken toe and jaw, but will be fine. Nearby window-washers caught it all on film.

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Dick Cheney: People Should Be Free To Enter Any Type Of Union They Wish

As long as it’s handled completely at the state level.

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Maggie Gallagher Vs. Tobias Wolf

NOM’s Maggie Gallagher and University of Pennsylvania law professor Tobias Wolf debated the federal marriage suit on CNN this weekend. Gallagher pledges that NOM will force the repeal of same-sex marriage in all states where it is presently legal. She also dismisses support for same-sex marriage among the nation’s youth, saying, “I don’t think you should go to 18 year-olds …

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Hillary Recognizes Pride Month

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has issued a statement recognizing June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. It reads, in part: Forty years ago this month, the gay rights movement began with the Stonewall riots in New York City, as gays and lesbians demanded an end to the persecution they had long endured. Now, after decades of hard work, the …

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