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Open Thread Thursday

From an IM exchange earlier this week…. BlogPal: Dammit, I just can’t get fucked in this city. New York is a town of bottoms.JMG: Oh honey, I’ve heard that everywhere I’ve ever lived.BP: Well, in NYC’s case, it’s TRUE.JMG: OK. Assuming you’re right, what is it about NYC that draws all the bottoms here? And for that matter, there must …

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ACLU: Let Students Wear Flag

The ACLU has sent a letter of complaint to a North Carolina high school after it refused to allow a student to wear an American flag t-shirt yesterday in commemoration of 9/11. Jennifer Rudinger, Executive Director of the ACLU-NCLF: “The school has no right to prevent this student – or any other student – from wearing a flag on her …

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NYS Benefits Now Open To Gay Married

Big news! A New York judged has ruled that the state retirement system must treat all legally married same-sex couples from outside of New York the same as opposite-sex couples, dismissing a challenge from the Arizona-based anti-gay Alliance Defense Fund. The ADF filed suit based on a 2004 decision by then State Comptroller Alan Hevesi to recognize gay couples married …

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Annie Lennox Tour Dates Announced

October 8 San Diego CA Civic Theatre 10 San Francisco CA Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium 11 Los Angeles CA Wilshire Theater 14 Dallas TX McFarlin Memorial Auditorium 16 Boulder CO Macky Auditorium 18 Minneapolis MN State Theater 19 Chicago IL Cadillac Palace 22 Detroit MI Music Hall 23 Toronto ONT Massey Hall 25 Washington DC Lisner Auditorium 28 Nashville TN …

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Thomas Does Decadence

My dear hometown homey Thomas, who as “Terrence” was the title subject of my portion of the book linked in my sidebar, has long performed as the host of BoyTV, a traveling videography of gay events and parties. The eternally fabulous Thomas just returned from New Orleans’ notorious Southern Decadence and with the help of our friend, vlogger Tony Hayden …

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Cal Passes Student Civil Rights Act

California legislators have approved a bill called the “Student Civil Rights Act” to protect all California students from harassment and bias in public schools based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. A similar bill was passed last year but vetoed by Gov. Schwartzenegger. Of course, the right-wing is going apoplectic (see graphic), claiming that gay sex will now be …

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16.5% Of Gay Canadian Couples Married

Some interesting stats are coming from Canada’s 2006 census report, released today: The 2006 Canadian family portrait shows that the number of same-sex couples surged by 32.6 per cent since 2001, five times the pace of opposite-sex couples. Of Canada’s 45,345 same-sex couples, 16.5 per cent were married, according to the first-ever census count of same-sex marriages, reflecting their legalization …

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HIV Continues To Spike In NYC’s Young

Young men who have sex with men are contracting HIV at a rate 33% higher than five years ago, according to recent figures released by the NYC Health Department. For men who have sex with men (MSM), the under 30 age group experienced almost 500 reported new cases of HIV last year, versus 374 in 2001. Perhaps even more frightening, …

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Rubber City Winner

Lady R’s glittery wheel landed on Michael of Akron, Ohio, who won last week’s Swag Tuesday prize, the 4-disc first season box set of Showtime’s Dexter, which starts its second season on Sept.30th. Michael sez: “Thanks for the DVD, and also thanks for all the effort you put into your blog, it is very appreciated.” Publicists: if you’d like to …

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