Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cher & Lady Gaga – The Greatest Thing

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NEW YORK CITY: Bill De Blasio Soars To First Place In Latest Mayoral Poll

The New York Times has the story: In a jolt to the Democratic campaign for mayor, a new poll suggests that Bill de Blasio, the most liberal of the leading candidates, has vaulted into first place among likely voters. The new Quinnipiac University survey of 579 likely Democratic voters in the Sept. 10 primary found Mr. de Blasio, who has …

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Free Hugs

[Disclaimer: Hugs not actually free.] Source.

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Russian State TV Host: Gay Bashing Victims Only Bring It Upon Themselves

“Our [Russian] problem with homosexuals is that they behave in a provocative, victim-like way. They deliberately provoke situations, so that they become victims. Nobody prevents them from loving each other the way they want to. They are aggressively foisting minority’s values on the majority. It is likely that society would counteract this. Naturally, right? In various ways, including brutal ones. …

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Press Release Of The Day

Just in from Gay Cities / Queerty: In lieu of the national Stoli boycott by some in the LGBT community, GayCities has convinced SPI (Stoli’s parent company) to donate $5 for each person whom RSVP’s and attends The Most Original Stoli Guy Live in San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas and D.C. The participating charities include local chapters of Equality CA, …

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Soccer Association Demands Clarification From Russia Regarding 2018 World Cup

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) has asked the Russian government for “clarification and more details” regarding the “homosexual propaganda” ban.  FIFA’s World Cup is set to be hosted by Russia in 2018. “Russia has committed to provide all visitors and fans with a warm welcome and ensure their safety” during the monthlong tournament,” FIFA said, adding that “FIFA trusts …

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MICHIGAN: Lansing Unanimously Votes To Cut Sister City Ties To St. Petersburg

A symbolic but welcome gesture in Michigan: The city council voted unanimously last night to sever its “sister” relationship with St. Petersburg, Russia, over that city’s anti-gay policies, which effectively prohibits any expression of gay identity or support for equal rights for gay people. “I think all of us that sit at this dais believe that this is extremely important,” …

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Hot Chip & Frankie Knuckles On Board For Coming Donna Summer Remix Album

We’ve already heard advance tracks by Giorgio Mororder and Chromeo from the coming Donna Summer remix album and today Billboard tips us to some of the rest of the slate. “Love to Love You Donna” will be released on Oct. 22 through Verve Records, and is produced by Dahlia-Ambach Caplin and Randall Poster. The project features new re-workings of classic …

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FRANCE: Gay Rights Group To Sue Twitter Over “Gays Must Die” Hashtag

France’s English-language The Local reports: Shocked French Twitter users and gay rights groups have reacted angrily to the emergence of the hashtag “#LesGaysDoiventDispaîratreCar” (“Gay people must die/disappear because”), that trended over the weekend. The organisation SOS Homophobie, which fights anti-gay speech and violence, has launched a parallel campaign online, encouraging users to point out and report instances of the phrase. …

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Superheroes Introducing Themselves

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Queen Latifah: I’m Still Not Coming Out

“I don’t feel the need to discuss my private life on this show or any other show. There’s the part of my life that the public and I share together. And there’s the part that’s mine to keep for myself. And that’s mine. For me.” – Queen Latifah, telling the Hollywood Reporter that only one topic will be off-limits on …

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Photo Of The Day

USA Today has the caption: A Navy sailor returning from a six-month deployment emerged from his submarine, dropped to one knee and proposed to his boyfriend during the homecoming celebration in Connecticut for USS New Mexico. About 200 people were gathered at the dock of the Naval Submarine Base New London where Machinist’s Mate Jerrel Revels proposed to Dylan Kirchner. …

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Palm Springs Interview

There’s a short interview with me today over on the official website for Palm Springs, where I talk a bit about their coming pride event and the history of JMG.  We haven’t yet picked a venue for the readers meet-up that weekend, but I should have some news on that soon.

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The Most Cock-Obsessed Man In America

Check out Jeremy Hooper’s compilation of recent tweets from Bryan Fischer.

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Facebook Graphic Of The Day

As we know, those “assurances” were shot down by the Russian government, but the comparison remains striking. Source.

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Pat Buchanan: Russia Has It Right

“Our moral and cultural elites have put Putin on notice: Get in step with us on homosexual rights – or we may just boycott your Sochi games. What this reveals is the distance America has traveled, morally and culturally, in a few short years, and our amnesia about who we Americans once were, and what it is we once believed. …

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ASAP Science: How Old Are Your Ears?

According to this test, my hearing is age-appropriate. Pity. However, commenters on YouTube note that your result may be affected by the speakers or earphones you are using.

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NOM Calls For Removal Of Iowa Official

“The people of Iowa are entitled to the highest standards of ethical conduct and independence from the state’s top ethics officer, but Megan Tooker has shown herself to be biased and incredibly unprofessional in her handling of the complaint against NOM. Ms. Tooker worked for one of the justices we helped remove from office in 2010 and which is the …

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BRAZIL: Airborne Activists Harass Anti-Gay Commissioner Of Human Rights

Back in June, Brazilian Human Rights Commissioner Marco Feliciano, who is a virulently anti-gay pastor, supported a bill that would re-legalize “gay cure” therapy, which has been banned since 1999.  The bill passed its first hurdle in a House of Deputies committee, prompting protests in several major cities, but was withdrawn the following week by its sponsor when it became …

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CANADA: Asylum Requests From LGBT Russians To Be “Seriously” Considered

Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said yesterday that asylum requests from LGBT Russians who claim persecution will be seriously considered.  Chris Alexander said Monday in Surrey, B.C., that Russia has taken the wrong path in restricting the fundamental rights of its gay community, and that any refugee claims “related to this particular issue will of course be looked at very …

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