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Abstinence Sex Ed To Continue

One of the biggest frauds ever perpetrated on American school kids, the federal “abstinence only” sexual education program will continue to the tune of $176M. Despite a growing body of evidence showing it is not only ineffective but also discriminatory toward LGBT youth a renewal of the Bush administration’s abstinence-only-until-marriage program for schools appears likely in Congress. The House Appropriations …

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Then End Of The (Gay) Line?

In a Slate story titled The Gay Culture War Is About To Turn Chemical, William Saletan discusses last week’s story about the latest study into the gay brain and speculates that the long-feared Twilight Of The Golds world of aborting gay fetuses or “switching off” their gayness in the womb may be closer that we think. The sample consisted of …

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Broadway Friday

– Brooklynites no longer have to schlep to Times Square for discount theatre tickets. The Theatre Development Fund has opened a TKTS booth above the Jay Street-Borough Hall subway stop on A,C,F lines. – The usual post-Tony Awards fallout: Cry-Baby will close on June 22 after ony 45 previews and 68 performances. A Catered Affair will close on July 27th …

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Impatient With Bush, Israel Decides To End World On Its Own

Saddle them horsemen up. Israel carried out a major military exercise earlier this month that American officials say appeared to be a rehearsal for a potential bombing attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Several American officials said the Israeli exercise appeared to be an effort to develop the military’s capacity to carry out long-range strikes and to demonstrate the seriousness with …

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Maine LGBT Rights Repeal Bid Fails

Another one for the win column! A conservative Christian group has given up its attempt to mount a referendum drive to wipe out all protections for LGBT citizens in Maine. The Christian Civic League of Maine in an e-mail to its supporters said that it was giving up because it has “neither enough funds nor enough volunteer support to continue …

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HomoQuotable – Will Bower

“The most important issue to me is the democratic principle itself. I see this season as having put forth an anti-democratically elected candidate. So for me, that’s the biggest issue of all. And if we go down a path, where, you know, the parties don’t uphold democratic principles, then who’s going to uphold democratic principles? “So that’s my biggest issue …

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Morning View – Bank Of America Tower

Hmm, when I mentioned the onset of construction of the new Bank Of America Tower back in August 2006, it really seemed like it would turn out, I don’t know, good. I know it’s not really finished, but still, I’m not feeling it yet. The building topped out back in December when the spire was added, making it the second …

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Bearforce1 – Shake That Thing

Furry disco bunnies Bearforce1 are back again with a new single and two new cast members. Man, these guys are like the Destiny’s Child of bear groups. How many Bearforce1-ers have there been so far? Seven? For this single they’ve dropped their Bears On 45 medley schtick.

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SC’s “I Believe” Plate Challenged

The Americans United for Separation of Church and State have filed a federal lawsuit to stop South Carolina from issuing the “I Believe” license plate mentioned here last week. Americans United for Separation of Church and State today filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of several religious leaders and a religious organization whose First Amendment rights are …

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