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Grand Jury Service Open Thread [VIDEO]

As I mentioned yesterday, today I begin grand jury service. Since you’re seeing this post, that means I’m busy indicting ham sandwiches, so use this post to discuss any breaking news and for your regular off-topic ruminations. As a bonus, enjoy the below live-streams of baby kittens and the view from the International Space Station. (You can rewind both streams …

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So I Start Grand Jury Service Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning I report to the New York County Supreme Court in downtown Manhattan for grand jury service. Unlike with regular juries, there is no voir dire process and there appears to be little chance I’ll be dismissed for being self-employed, a social justice activist, a journalist with a long history of being critical of the police, or a hologram. …

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Open Thread Thursday: Show Us Your Fur Babies

JMG reader David writes to suggest a “sanity break” with an open thread for everybody to show off their fur babies, which we haven’t done for quite some time. Shelley endorses this idea, although she takes a dim view of my suggestion of adding another household member, primarily so I can name the new addition Hillary Kitten.

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Please Like JMG On Facebook For Philly Coverage

The 2016 Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia on Monday. Please like the JMG page on Facebook for photos, commentary, and live-streamed video as I work the halls of the Wells Fargo Center and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (The “like” button is also on the JMG front page.) I’ll arrive on Saturday afternoon to attend a few of the …

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Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all of our JMG family in the north! As I said last year, “We make a lot of fun of you, but we also not-so-secretly want to be you.” Have a great 149th birthday, you don’t look a day over 29. Please make up the guest room in November, you know, just in case. And thank …

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TODAY: Twelve Years Of JMG

Today is the twelfth blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time …

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Ninth Cativersary

Nine years ago this week I brought Shelley (formerly “Little Gray”) home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 20 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+, the last of which might explain the “owner surrender” notation on her adoption papers. Shelley was so freaked out upon arrival in my apartment that she first tried to escape by climbing up …

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Open Thread Thursday

Your quarterly book report is due. What are you reading? Writers, please feel free to plug your own work.

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BREAKING: Ali Forney Center Reaches $200,000 Goal In Donation Campaign To Buy Harlem’s Hate Church!

WOO HOO! You did it! Moments ago the Ali Forney Center’s Love Thermometer blew past the $200,000 goal in their campaign to purchase Harlem’s hate church, which is scheduled to go to public auction on February 24th. Huge thanks to the JMG community for their generosity and to social media kingpin Scott Wooledge for amplifying the campaign across the Twitterverse. …

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UPDATE: Ali Forney Center’s Donation Campaign To Buy Harlem Hate Church Tops $75K In First 48 Hours

AMAZING! On Thursday we learned that Harlem’s infamous “Jesus Would Stone Homos” hate church will be placed to public auction on February 24th due to over $1M in unpaid debts. Late Friday afternoon the Ali Forney Center, which serves homeless LGBT youths, announced a campaign to buy the building and the donation drive has already rocketed above $75,000. AFC founder …

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BREAKING: Ali Forney Center Wants The Harlem Hate Church And A Fundraiser Has Been Launched

Yesterday we learned that Harlem’s infamous “Jesus Would Stone Homos” hate church has been ordered to public auction due to over $1M in unpaid bills. Many of you here on JMG immediately suggested that the community rally to buy the property for the Ali Forney Center. You may be able to help that dream come true. AFC founder Carl Siciliano …

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Open Thread Thursday

Your quarterly book report is due. What are you reading?

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Happy New Year, JMG Community!

Another action-packed year has come and gone for this here website thingy, which in a few months will mark its 12th year. I want to thank everyone most sincerely for sticking with me during our long-overdue departure from The Google. There were a few coding hiccups at the start, but the dust thankfully settled quickly and we finished the year …

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Open Thread Thursday: 2016 Resolutions

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Lose weight, see the world, yadda yadda yadda. Surely the readers of this here website thingy have some actually interesting resolutions. Let’s hear them.

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Evening View: Island House, Key West

Another week at the fabulous Island House come and gone in a blurry and very furry fog of Iced Teas and Blood Marys. Another week of Father Tony and Coach Mike yelling at me to stop working and get into the pool. Tomorrow we’ll be back up in Fort Lauderdale and on Sunday we’ll be at Hunters in Wilton Manors …

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Afternoon View: Island House, Key West

Father Tony and I arrived at the Island House with our buddy Mike on Saturday and as usual the place is full of JMG readers. So here’s a shout-out to the Atlanta crew, Edward from London, Paulo and Etienne from Nice, Roger from Raleigh, Andrew from Quebec City, and Chris and Carl from Sarasota. Next weekend I’ll be up in …

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Guest Post: Ali Forney Center Head Carl Siciliano

From Joe: Beloved readers, on this Thanksgiving Day, as on every other day of the year, uncountable LGBT kids are living on the streets, turned out by the very people who are supposed to love them. As we do every Thanksgiving, today we turn JMG over to Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano. Please click and read his message below….. …

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Open Thread Thursday

Let’s see your fur babies.

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