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FTC Suing Robocall Telemarketers

Remember when I grumbled about getting 20 calls a week from scamsters claiming that my car warranty had expired? The FTC is finally suing the fuckers after NY Sen. Chuck Schumer complained that he had been getting the calls during meetings on Capitol Hill. In two related complaints filed in federal court on Thursday, the FTC said it was taking …

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The Key To Femininity

At Wednesday’s blogging panel at the NYC LGBT Community Center, gay blogging pioneer Bradford Shellhammer happened to have a copy of 1965’s Always Ask A Man: Arlene Dahl’s Key To Femininity, a book he says he frequently seeks on Ebay to give to friends. You may remember the five-times married Dahl (who is Lorenza Lamas’ mother) from such bad ’50s …

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Wisconsin Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Gay Marriage Ban

Yesterday Wisconsin’s Supreme Court added a challenge to that state’s ban on same-sex marriage to its calendar. The state Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear a challenge to the 2006 constitutional amendment that prohibited same-sex marriage. The order added the case to the agenda for the court’s next term, which begins this fall and ends in June 2010. …

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San Diego Activists Refuse To End Boycott Of Manchester Hotels

Last week San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester offered the LGBT community a total of $125K in cash and room credits to call off their year-long boycott, which arose over Manchester’s financial backing of Proposition 8. The offer came via famed gay PR king Howard Bragman, whom Manchester had hired for the project. But nobody is biting. The Human Rights Campaign …

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California Town Considers Hosting “Carrie Prejean Day”

Her home town of Vista, California is considering staging a “Carrie Prejean Day” day because she’s “such a good role model.” Trustee Jim Gibson said last week that he wanted to make June 1 “Carrie Prejean Day” in the district. He called Prejean, a 2005 Vista High School graduate, a “good, strong role model.” Gibson was reportedly a local backer …

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Eurovision – Sweden’s Marlena Ernman

I’m going to post a few of my favorite Eurovision entries over the next few days. Let’s start with Sweden’s startlingly drag queen-ish Malena Ernman, a mezzo-soprano who regularly performs in Europe’s most vaunted opera houses. As my buddy Troubled Diva says, THIS is camp – the dancing gay boys, the disco beat, those higha-than-Mariah notes! The last note literally …

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Singapore’s Pink Dot

This video is so frickin’ sweet, you might need a tissue. On Saturday, Singapore will see the first public display of support for its LGBT citizens in which thousands are expected to gather in a public park to create a giant pink dot to be photographed from the sky. “Do you support the freedom of LGBT people to love? Then …

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