Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tweet Of The Day – Roseanne Barr

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Romney Quizzed On Interracial Marriage

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation Launches Thirty Year HIV Activism Retrospective

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation has launched a month-long retrospective of the last 30 years of HIV/AIDS activism. Above is the first item in their online slideshow. Facebook page.

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Ann Romney: Just Unzip Him And
You’ll See My Husband Isn’t Stiff

Let the Viagra jokes begin. Ann Romney’s remarks came during an interview with Baltimore radio station WBAL, during which the host asked her, “And one of the things, Ann Romney, that folks talk about with your husband, Mitt Romney, and I’ve seen him in casual conversation-He comes off very smooth and okay. But sometimes he comes off stiff. Do you …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Activist Corey Johnson Explores Bid For City Council

Towleroad tips us that New York City-based activist Corey Johnson, about whom I’ve written for several years, is exploring a bid to replace Christine Quinn, who will be term-limited out of her City Council seat next year. Mr. Johnson, who is one of the youngest Community Board Chairmen in the city, previously worked as deputy director for programs at GLAAD. …

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RUSSIA: Activists File Legal Challenge To Ban On “Promoting” Homosexuality

Activists today filed a legal challenge to St. Petersburg’s ban on the “promotion” of homosexuality, which went into effect last month. According to the activists the law is inconsistent with the federal legislation. In particular it contradicts the administrative code of Russia by using such terms as “propaganda”, “bisexualsm”, “transgenderism”, “traditional and nontraditional family relationships”, none of which are defined …

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Frothy Vs Mittens: Meow Mix

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Arizona Hates Mexicans (Con’t)

Remember two years ago when Arizona banned ethnic studies in public schools? The same racist douchebag behind that move wants to expand the ban to state universities. An Arizona official who led the effort to suspend Mexican American studies from Tucson public schools is considering taking his fight to the state university system. Arizona’s superintendent of schools, John Huppenthal, says …

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Hackers Hit NYC Cabs

Bad news for lots of people: Global Payments—a massive international credit-card processor—has confirmed that it suffered a massive security breach. Hackers managed to acquire customer information from up to 1.5 million accounts across North America. As far as we know, every major credit card provider is affected. Worse news for New Yorkers: In this case, it seems those most at …

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Movie Synopsis Of The Day

From the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival: Leave it on the Floor – Directed by Sheldon Larry Sheldon Larry’s audacious, raunchy and big-hearted musical—with songs by Beyoncé’s music director Kim Burse and her choreographer Frank Gatson Jr. —takes us into the fabulously funky world of voguing. The setting is contemporary downtown L.A., where our hunky, homeless hero Brad is …

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2012 GOP Convention Preview

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Obama Widens Gallup Lead

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SCOTUS: Strip Searches Always Legal

By a 5-4 vote, today the Supreme Court ruled that it is constitutional for prisoners to be strip searched for any petty crime. And even when you haven’t committed a crime at all. The court ruled against a New Jersey man who complained that strip searches in two county jails violated his civil rights. Albert Florence was forced to undress …

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TODAY: SiriusXM At 2:30PM

Today around 2:30pm I’ll be on Michelangelo Signorile’s SiriusXM show to talk about some of the latest LGBT-related news items. The gays are on channel 108 and you can listen live online if you sign up for a freebie account. What would be your biggest LGBT news items of the last few days?

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Morning View – Magic Fund

This morning I noticed that the Magic Johnson Foundation has an impulse purchase box at the Walgreens register where you can buy a $3 rubber bracelet in support of “prevention and early detection.” What, exactly, you are preventing and detecting is not revealed on the display box or on the front of the package. But yes, if you flip the …

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Today’s New York Daily News

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Editorial Of The Day

From the New Jersey Star-Ledger: The NOM agenda reveals the dark corners of a movement that will do anything to impose its will. To stop state courts or legislators from enacting marriage equality laws and to roll back the laws where they do exist, the organization established a plan that seeks to divide and conquer. And kick up a lot …

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The Brotherhood Of Mike

With a Jonas brother and openly gay actor Michael Urie, this weekend NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg performed in a charity Broadway show. Details of Inner Circle 2012 are here.

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Obamacare Helps Women

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GOProud: Screw The Poor On Insurance

“At the end of the day, we don’t think gay Americans should have to rely on a benevolent corporation or government to provide a plan that meets their needs. We want a system where individuals and couples can make their own health-care decisions. Health-care needs are too important to be left to the discriminatory whims of a third party. When …

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