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Delights And Dances

Composer Michael Abels has graciously provided me a clip of Delights And Dances, which debuted at Carnegie Hall last week. Click on the link below to stream the last couple of minutes of the piece. As I noted in my earlier post, I know bupkis about classical music. But I’m sure you more erudite readers can edumacate the rest of …

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Dean Johnson Found Dead

New York’s downtown art and club scene was rocked today by news that Dean Johnson,45, was found dead in Washington DC last week. Johnson’s body has just been identified and the circumstances surrounding his death have not been determined. A rock star, writer, drag performer, party promoter, and porn actor, Johnson first made his mark on Manhattan’s club scene when …

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HRC Refuses To Sign Letter Demanding Trans-Inclusive ENDA

Reflecting the disunity I spoke of in the post below, 12 LGBT rights groups have signed onto a letter decrying the removal of transgenders from ENDA, including the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Empire State Pride Agenda, Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, P-FLAG, the National Stonewall Democrats, and …

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T-Minus ENDA

Over on AMERICAblog, John Aravosis’ readers are discussing a trans-free ENDA. I brought up the issue yesterday, but I think Aravosis’ talking points are worth taking a look at. Kill ENDA if gender identity is not includedThe main argument here is that we shouldn’t leave a portion of our community behind. We’d never pass ENDA if it only included lesbians …

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Craig-Proofing The Can

The Minneapolis airport is remodeling the Larry Craig Memorial Tearoom so that the stall dividers go almost all the way to the floor, in the hopes of thwarting any more hot stall-to-stall man-luvin. The airport has more than 80 restrooms, but only the LCMT and one other “busy” john is getting the Craig-proofing makeover. I could see one of these …

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Obama To Bush: Sign Hate Crimes Act

Barack Obama has issued a statement urging Dubya to sign the Matthew Shepard Act. “This vote was about who we are as Americans and whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality. Those who commit hate crimes should be punished no matter whether those crimes are committed on account of race, gender, religion, disability, …

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

“San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair commits a provocation. Utterly unnecessary, I’d say, and counter-productive to ensuring that events like Folsom can continue to thrive. And not even ballsy. Next year, guys: do a similar parody on a sacred Muslim scene, if you have the balls. Easy, cheap blasphemy impresses no one.” – Andrew Sullivan. I’m trying to think of a …

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The Cat’s Out Of The Bag

Well, mostly out. Shelley’s been in a destructive phase, pulling stuff off the shelves and batting things off the counters. Last night she smashed a salt shaker, scaring both of us and sending her under the bed for an hour.

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Tim Hardaway Learns

Retired Miami Heat player Tim Hardaway, who caused a stir early this year when he told a radio interviewer “I hate gay people”, has been quietly working with the Miami-based YES Institute, an advocacy group for LGBT youth. Hardaway: “I’ve come to find out I made it possible to bash gay people. “ The director of the YES Institute says …

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