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Caller ID

Thursday, 11amReceptionist: Joe, someone’s calling you from the Gay Attack Force. Do you want to take it? Joe: Wow! Cool! Who are they? Yes, I’ll take it. Caller: Hi, Joe. It’s Marci from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Joe (disappointed): Oh, hello..

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Diablo Cody

The first blog I ever read regularly was Diablo Cody’s Pussy Ranch, in which she frankly chronicled her life as a bisexual stripper in Minneapolis. Pussy Ranch was raunchy, enlightening and hilarious. I even sent her a couple of fan e-mails back in 2003. Now Cody has a book and a movie deal. A couple of years ago she announced …

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Gay Orgs Erupt With More Infighting

Adding to the woes of WorldPride, who just had to cancel their parade, a coalition of 22 gay organizations has called for a boycott of their events. The coalition includes Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism, Queers For Peace And Justice, and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Additionally, religious leaders in Jerusalem are organizing an anti-gay counterprotest which may draw as many as …

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Morning View: 505 Fifth Avenue

Three years ago, when construction crews broke ground at the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, I was quite excited to see what would arise. After all, that intersection is one of the most famous in the world, and the other corners are gorgeously anchored by the Main Library and by 500 Fifth, one of my favorite buildings …

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Sean Patrick Maloney

After happy hour with Aaron and RJ at Grand Central’s Cipriani, I ran into openly gay New York Attorney General candidate Sean Maloney and he was kind enough to pose for a photo. According to RJ, I now look like the “firechief of Itchboro, New Jersey”. Must be the mustache.

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Hype-Casting

Nicolas Cage…as Liberace? I’m just not seeing it. Does somebody smell the hype from this year’s Oscars (Brokeback, Capote, Transamerica)? And he’s directing it himself. Oh goodie. (via – SFgate.com)

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Lunch View: Main Library

I took this on the way back from lunch today. Despite what you saw in The Day After Tomorrow, the Beaux-Arts Main Library doesn’t have revolving doors, nor does it face south. The famous lions out front were named “Patience” and “Fortitude” by Mayor LaGuardia in the 1930’s, as that’s what he thought New Yorkers would need to get through …

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She’s Madonna

Robbie Williams is dueting with Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant on a single called She’s Madonna, the title taken from what Guy Ritchie told his then-girlfriend Tania Strecker as he dumped her, “Look, you know I really love you, but she’s Madonna.” According to The Mirror, Madonna green-lighted the single when Williams played it for her and he hopes to …

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Yowtch

Staying on the topic of Georgios Panayiotou, check out my buddy Mike Atkinson, aka Troubled Diva, aka Stylus Magazine music reviewer, for his scathing review of George Michael’s new single, An Easier Affair. Oooh, it ain’t pretty.

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