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The Homo Land

“This is not the homo-land, this is the Holy Land.” – New York-based Rabbi Yehuda Levin, head of a pan-faith coalition working to prevent World Pride from taking place in Jerusalem next month. Last fall, I happened to be seated next to the representatives from Jerusalem Pride at the plenary session of InterPride’s annual convention. I sat there taking notes …

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Instinct

Paul struggles to push his way through the crowd at the Dugout to speak to me…. Paul: Hey Joe! Did you see that song I po-…um….somebody is feeling my ass. Joe (looks over Paul’s shoulder): Oh my. He’s hot, actually. You should totally arch your back! Paul: Oh, I already am! Filed under: I love my people.

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Nickel For Your Thoughts?

The New York Times recently reported that due to rising zinc prices, the cost of manufacturing a penny has now risen to about 1.4 cents, giving impetus to the decades-old movement to abolish the penny. Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Arizona) is resubmitting his 2002 bill to kill the penny and force all retailers to round to the nearest nickel. (Guess whose …

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Instant Disco History #7: New York City

New York, New York, big city of dreams. But everything in New York ain’t always what it seems. You’re no tramp but you’re no lady. Talkin’ that street talk. If you wanna please me, I don’t mind if you tease me, just take me for a night in New York. New York City is the hottest place for a honeymoon …

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Kreme Kraving

Can it be coincidence that the History Channel runs a documentary about (of all things, of all times) Krispy Kreme donuts on a Sunday morning? That’s a pretty, um, sweet slot, isn’t it? But I’m not a hater. Not AT all. If I’m ever on death row, Krispy Kreme will definitely be part of my final meal. Um…and my next …

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HomoQuotable – Sean Patrick Maloney

“I’m tired of relying on straight politicians. No one would say to an African-American, ‘Don’t run; a white guy knows this stuff better than you.’ This is a hostage mentality. We’ve got the numbers and the resources to push the arc of history towards justice.” – Sean Patrick Maloney, openly gay New York State candidate for Attorney General. (via Pride …

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Faster?

With Aaron’s help, I’ve changed a few things in the left column which should help out those of you that have mentioned this page loading slowly. I’m interested in your feedback about this issue, if you still have a problem with JMG being slow to get it up.

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Blah Blah Blahnold

“In politics, I believe we need to address problems rather than attacking people.” “Whether you’re gay or straight, everyone needs someone to love.” “California is diverse, but it must never be divided.” -California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, from last night’s soundbite-laden meaningless speech to that state’s Log Cabin Republicans. The Governerator never explained his veto last year of California’s gay marriage …

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Father’s Day

Riding home in the cab a couple of weeks ago, after the long, hot, sweaty, beer-drenched marathon called Folsom Street East, I was pondering an odd, uneasy moment of self-realization that had come over me a few hours earlier. The Folsom Fair fell on Father’s Day, and as my friends well know, whenever a young(er/ish) gay man affectionately or flirtatiously …

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