Joe Jervis

Broadway Friday

-Gay funnyman Seth Rudetsky will host the 2009 Broadway Touring Awards on Monday at the Hilton Theater. Liza Minnelli among the presenters.-The limited engagement of Waiting For Godot had its official opening last night at Studio 54 starring Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman and John Glover.-The soundtrack to Big Gay Musical will be released on July 14th.-PBS will broadcast …

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Queens For Marriage Equality

Queens, the borough, that is. Tomorrow marriage equality activists in Queens will stage an organizational meeting and party. Details: Saturday, May 2nd, 5:30pm, 21-21 24th Street, Astoria, Queens. (b/w Ditmars and 21st Avenue). I know we have tons of JMG readers in Queens, who’s down?

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Breast In Show

Village Voice gossip columnist Michael Musto joined Keith Olbermann last night for several minutes of fake boob jokes.

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Stocks See Best April In Nine Years

Hmm. April was Wall Street’s best month in nine years _ offering some of the most powerful evidence yet that maybe, just maybe, the economy is about to begin a turnaround. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, considered the most reliable measure of the broader market, climbed 9.4 percent in April, its best performance since March 2000, the peak of …

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Carol Ann Duffy Becomes UK’s First Openly Gay Poet Laureate

The UK has appointed Carol Ann Duffy as its first openly gay poet laureate. She is also the first woman to hold the post. Duffy, who once said “no self-respecting poet” should have to write verses about the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest son, will be expected to produce poems for royal weddings, funerals and other state occasions. A …

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Dancing Is For Poofs

Hugh Jackman: “In another world, another life, probably growing up in another country, I might have been more of a dancer. In fact I was going down that road when I was about 12. I was encouraged to do that, and I remember my brother saying, ‘Ah, you poof,’ so I gave it up. I dropped it like a hot …

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Maddow Interviews Judy Shepard

Rachel Maddow provides a history lesson on the murder of Matthew Shepard, then interviews his mother Judy about the comments of Rep. Virginia Foxx. Since the murder of her son, Shepard has become a well-known national spokesperson against violence perpetrated on LGBT people.

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Who Would Jesus Waterboard?

The more often an American attends church, the higher the likelihood is that he supports the torture of prisoners. And evangelicals are the most likely support it. More than half of people who attend services at least once a week — 54 percent — said the use of torture against suspected terrorists is “often” or “sometimes” justified. Only 42 percent …

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Influenza A (H1N1)

New from WHO: The World Health Organisation (WHO), bowing to pressure from meat industry producers and concerned governments, said on Thursday it would refer to a deadly new virus strain as influenza A (H1N1), not swine flu. “From today, WHO will refer to the new influenza virus as ‘influenza A (H1N1)’,” it said on its site. The new strain has …

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SCOTUS Judge David Souter To Retire

Sources close to Supreme Court Justice David Souter have revealed that he will retire at the entire of the Court’s current term. The sources say that he will remain in office until President Obama selects his replacement. Factors in his decision no doubt include the election of President Obama, who would be more likely to appoint a successor attuned to …

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Deeeeelicous!!!!

Hey, remember when NOM went all copyright on everybody’s ass because of those Gathering Storm audition tapes? Check out what you see now when you try to play their new clip featuring Perez Hilton aka Mario Lavandeira.BWA HA HA HA. Never thought I’d say THIS, but Perez Hilton FTMFW!

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Q&A With Carrie Prejean At The Washington Press Club

Washington Blade’s Rebecca Armendariz: [Maggie] Gallagher introduced Carrie and was very careful in choosing her words. She said that she understands that the “attacks” on Miss Cali don’t reflect the views of most gay people, and remained civil, and a little emotional, about the need to preserve traditional marriage. I’m sure she’s also really proud of the soundbite she brought …

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White House Shrinks LGBT Rights Commitments List On Official Site

UPDATE II: There have been two important developments in the story. First. Second. Hey, President Obama! Where did that famous list of commitments to LGBT rights go on your website? Within five minutes of Obama’s swearing-in, a heavily detailed list of eight promises to us were posted: repeal DADT, support ENDA, expand adoption rights, etc. There’s no mention of DADT …

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The Two Best Rebuttals In Yesterday’s House Hate Crimes Debate

Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) rips the GOP position that the hate crimes bill criminalizes thought. “That’s like saying that anti-lynching laws criminalized knot-tying!” Some real zingers there. But DO watch Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) tear into the Repubs who numerous times evoked the “Philadelphia 11”, a group of anti-gay protesters who were arrested in 2004 for preaching at a gay …

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34 Senate Co-Sponsors Of Hate Crimes Act

A whopping 34 U.S. Senators have already signed on as co-sponsors of Ted Kennedy’s hate crimes bill. This bodes very well. Sen Akaka, Daniel K. [HI], Sen Bayh, Evan [IN], Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM], Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA], Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH], Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA], Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD], Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA], Sen Collins, Susan …

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Victory For Marriage In Maine Senate

The wins are coming every day now. This just in: The Maine Senate this morning passed a bill that would allow same-sex marriage in Maine. The Senate voted 20-15 in favor of the measure. Supporters say it would end discrimination against gays and lesbians and opponents say the proposal is an attack against the institution of marriage. This morning’s vote …

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Rep. Foxx Says She’s Getting Death Threats Over Matthew Shepard Remarks

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) says she has gotten death threats since yesterday’s House hate crimes debate during which she called the murder of Matthew Shepard a hoax. Foxx is now backing off her statement. A spokesperson for the congresswoman said Foxx’s office has received hate mail over the past 24 hours, including death threats. Foxx later said her comments didn’t …

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