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Wingnuts Call Off Boycott,
Did McDonald’s Cave?

Via Good As You comes this press release from the American Family Association: McDonald’s has told AFA they will remain neutral in the culture war regarding homosexual marriage. AFA is ending the boycott of McDonald’s. As you know, AFA called for the boycott in May after McDonald’s joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). McDonald’s said McDonald’s …

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Daily Grumble

At the Food Emporium by my place there’s this cashier who is always, always, over the top cheerful. She greets each customer like she’s just unexpectedly run into an old friend. “Oh, hellOOOOO!” She smiles and smiles and when an item won’t scan, instead of grimacing and slamming it back and forth across the reader as most cashiers do, she …

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Say No 2 Hate In Florida

“The Say No 2 Campaign, the bi-partisan group dedicated to defeating Florida’s dangerous and deceptive Amendment 2, has just released a hard hitting new commercial. It highlights the numerous groups and newspapers that have come out against the so-called Marriage Protection Amendment, as well as the devastating effects it will have if passed.”

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Mr. Black To Stay Open

Although yesterday it was reported that popular NYC gay club Mr. Black had been closed due to tax issues, reps for the club are saying today that it will remain open. Michael Musto: Mr. Black is NOT dead! That’s what Akash, one of the club’s Thursday night “Boys Gone Wild” promoters now tells me. In an email, Akash swears, “Yes, …

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The Dishonor Roll

Californians Against Hate has published a Dishonor Roll of the top contributors to Yes On 8. Most of the individual donors are Mormons. CAH estimates that 75% of the hate money is coming from Mormons. Most are from out-of-state. Here’s the top 20. 1. Knights of Columbus: $1,275,0002. National Organization For Marriage: $941,134.803. John Templeton:$900,0004. Howard Ahmanson, Jr.: $900,0005. American …

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Ehrenstein On Buse

Writer David Ehrenstein has published a piece in the LA Weekly about the John McCain’s gay chief of staff Mark Buse, Manhunt, and gay Republicans. Ehrenstein, a regular JMG participant, interviewed Log Cabin’s Patrick Sammon, Michelangelo Signorile, Mike Rogers, and me. The article begins: “If an outing happens in the forest and no one hears it, is it an outing?” …

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Elderspeak

Not only does using terms of endearment when speaking to seniors piss them off, studies show it damages their health. Professionals call it elderspeak, the sweetly belittling form of address that has always rankled older people: the doctor who talks to their child rather than to them about their health; the store clerk who assumes that an older person does …

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