Monthly Archives: June 2009

HIV Travel Ban To Be Lifted

It’s looks like the Obama administration is finally going to implement a directive signed by Dubya almost a year ago. The first step to ending the HIV travel ban in the United States has been taken by the Obama administration. The Office of Management and Budget posted a notice on its site Friday afternoon indicating that the department of Health …

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At The DNC Fundraiser Protest

The Washington Blade reports on last night’s action.

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My Interview With Next Magazine

I guess it’s JMG Magazine Week cuz there’s an interview with me in the current issue of Next Magazine, in which they ask gay New Yorkers “of every generation” about their lives. Whee, I’m not the oldest one! Here’s their set-up: The 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots got us thinking about all the gay men who have come before …

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Tomorrow: Bear Hill in Central Park

Every couple of Saturdays during warm weather, my crew gathers on Bear Hill in Central Park to kick back under the trees and enjoy the disco oldies from the roller rink below. Most days there’s a dozen of so of us, but sometimes on special weekends such as Pride, our numbers swell greatly. So if you’re in the neighborhood, feel …

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Party Pooper

Press secretary Robert Gibbs says that there will be no new announcements of action on LGBT issues at Monday’s gay cocktail party at the White House.

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Gay Exorcism Vids Hit CNN

Over three months ago I told you about the Connecticut church that was performing outrageous and abusive “exorcisms” on young gay men. For some reason this story has finally caught the attention of the MSM. Below CNN interviews the pastor of the church who lies that she has nothing against homosexuals. Yeah.

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Signorile Vs. Barney Frank

Surf over to Michelangelo Signorile’s site and listen to him tangle with Rep. Barney Frank over the way gay activists have reacted to the Obama administration on LGBT rights. Things get quite heated. Signorile: Barney became very unhappy with me and pretty heated when I played Howard Dean’s comments on the DOMA brief, trying to stop me and saying he …

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My Interview With Rachel Maddow

My cover story interview with Rachel Maddow in Pride09 Magazine is stacked ass-high right now in the homo hoods of NYC and SF and has been out elsewhere for a couple of weeks. Pick up a copy of Pride09 in your favorite club, bar, gym, restaurant, whatever….and enjoy some great editorial features, including an in-depth examination of the plight of …

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What Would YOU Say To Obama?

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force executive director Rea Carey will be attending Monday’s LGBT cocktail party at the White House and wants to know what you’d like her to tell the president. I will be joining a group of LGBT leaders that President Obama has invited to a reception on Monday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall …

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Remembering June 1969

Yesterday the cast of Hair, the chorus boys from West Side Story, and the vogueing houses slated to perform at tomorrow’s Love Ball all gathered on the stairs of the new TKTS booth in Times Square to remember the night 40 years ago that sparked the Stonewall Rebellion. In the red headband behind the sailor is openly gay Hair star …

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Gibbs: No Stop Order On DADT

Yesterday White House press secretary said there will be no stop order on DADT because the administration wants a “durable legislative solution.” Americablog points us to tomorrow’s “March On The White House” by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. Facebook page here. Like those who drew a line in the sand 40 years ago at the Stonewall Inn in New York …

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New MTA Rates Start Sunday

(Via – Gothamist)

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Daily Grumble

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is the luckiest man in the world today, as we move into Michael Jackson’s Continuing Death: Day 2.

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Queens Internet Killer Confesses:
I Killed Him Over My Hooker Fee

Alexys Fermaintt, 30, yesterday confessed to the Queens stabbing death of Michael Pecora, 38, telling prosecutors that he acted in self-defense after Pecora attacked him with a knife in a dispute over Fermaintt’s escort fee. Fermaintt told authorities that he had met Pecora online and had agreed to have sex and spend the day with him for money. Fermaintt is …

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Cooper: I Was At Studio 54 With Michael Jackson When I Was 10 Years Old

I guess Mother Vanderbilt had some pull with the doorman.

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Gays Orgs Reverse Course, Now Support Federal Marriage Suit

Earlier this month, a powerful coalition of LGBT and progressive groups issued a joint statement in opposition to the federal marriage lawsuit being brought by superstar lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies. Yesterday the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) announced that the ACLU, Lambda Legal, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights had reversed course and filed an amicus …

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Despite Protests, DNC’s LGBT Fundraiser Yields Record $1M

Although protesters outside Washington DC’s Mandarin Oriental shouted, “Shame, shame!” and “Don’t go in!” last night’s DNC fundraiser netted $1M in donations. A long list of LGBT activists had also registered their discontent by simply declining to attend the dinner: activist David Mixner, former Clinton advisor Richard Socarides, millionaire Bruce Bastian, prominent Obama supporter Stampp Corbin, blogger Andy Towle, and …

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Michael Savage Threatens Watchdogs

Radio loon Michael Savage has threatened to post personal information about the folks at Media Matters on his website. Clearly, he’s hoping for another Dr. Tiller. Right wing talker Michael Savage vowed yesterday during his broadcast that he will retaliate against media watchdog Media Matters for America by posting pictures and “pertinent information” about the organization’s staff on his website. …

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Tonight: Blowoff At NYC’s Highline

Bob Mould and Rich Morel’s traveling bear circus returns to Manhattan tonight at the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea. Should be quite the out-of-towner fur fest as Gotham kicks off Pride weekend. Doors open 10pm. Tickets $25. Purchase advance tickets here. You can check out the set list from the last Blowoff here. Blowoff around the nation: Atlanta, July 4th, at …

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Shepard Foundation Rejects Perez’ $$$

Perez Hilton say he plans to file a civil lawsuit against the Black Eyed Peas and will donate any judgment he wins to the Shepard Foundation as penance for having used hate speech. But the Shepards want no part of it. “We do not know the details of the lawsuit, whether it has been filed, the nature of his claims …

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