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Swag Tuesday / New York City

Courtesy of Outmusic and the Saint At Large, this Swag Tuesday prize is two VIP tickets to Stonewall: A 40th Anniversary Commemorative Concert & Benefit, a star-studded gala of gay performers which takes place at 8pm on Saturday, June 27th at the Nokia Theater Times Square. Featuring A Star Studded Line Up: Ari Gold, Billy Porter, Deepa Soul, Colton Ford, …

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No Marriage Referendum For DC

The Washington Blade is tweeting that that DC Board of Elections has blocked a voter referendum on marriage equality! UPDATE via HRC Backstory: Moments ago, the D.C. Board of Elections ruled that legislation recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions, passed overwhelmingly last month by the D.C. Council and signed by the mayor, isn’t a proper subject for a public …

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Solmonese Writes To Obama

Human Rights Campaign head Joe Solmonese has written a lengthy letter to the president decrying last week’s DOJ brief opposing the repeal of DOMA. It reads, in part: As a matter of constitutional law, some of this brief does not even make sense: DOMA does not discriminate against homosexuals in the provision of federal benefits…. Section 3 of DOMA does …

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Turning Down Billy Mays

The government is finally addressing the national crisis of shouting television pitchmen. Ever notice when the volume of a commercial is vastly louder than the dialogue in your favorite TV show? U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., hopes to do something about it. According to press reports, Eshoo is sponsoring a bill that would require the FCC to “preclude commercials from …

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Hate Crimes Attached To….Tourism Bill?

An “unnamed source” at the Washington Blade is saying the the U.S. Senate’s version of the hate crimes act may now be attached to a tourism bill. And says it should pass. By Wednesday. The U.S. Senate is expected to approve hate crimes legislation by Wednesday, according to a Democratic source. Lawmakers are expected to pass the measure by amending …

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Not Pictured: Brooke Shields

Some people are upset with a new Calvin Klein billboard in Soho which, according to the NY Daily News, shows “a teenage girl in a threesome – with suggestions of a foursome.” “It’s borderline pornographic,” said neighborhood resident Lisa Marchese, 36, a marketing specialist who was disturbed by the youthfulness of the models. “They all look so young, particularly the …

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TIED: NY State Sen. Hiram Monserrate Switches Back To Dem Caucus

Alleged girlfriend slasher and NY state Sen. Hiram Monserrate has gone triple-agent and switched back to the Dem side of the aisle, leaving the Senate in a flat 31-31 tie. Gothamist recaps the last week of nonsense in Albany. Before last Monday, the Democrats held a 32-30 majority in the State Senate. But when Monserrate and Espada decided to vote …

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Daily Grumble

You know, as much “fun” as it is to write a hundred or so posts about LGBT rights every week, I could totally do with a nice fat juicy right-wing evangelical scandal right about now. Marriage equality, DADT, fierce advocate….blah, blah, blah. Right now I feel like praying to the Black Catholic Priestess Brenda Lee for something really really Haggard-y.

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CA AG Jerry Brown: Keep Prop 8 Legal Until Federal Challenge Is Resolved

Via the Los Angeles Times: California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown asked a federal court Thursday not to block Proposition 8, arguing that a resumption of same-sex marriages in the state before the federal challenge was resolved would put those unions in “legal limbo.” In written arguments filed late Thursday, Brown said permitting gays to marry before appeals in the case …

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