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Rainbow Lounge Fallout: Fort Worth Cops Rewrite Rules On Bar Raids

After enduring a firestorm of criticism and demonstrations over their violent raid of the Rainbow Lounge, Fort Worth police are completely revising their rules on conducting inspections of nightclubs. The Fort Worth police chief said Tuesday that he is revising bar inspection policies in the wake of a raid on a gay bar that left one customer seriously injured and …

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Hit N Run Hula

Led by a drag queen, the Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu hula troupe last weekend performed a “hit n run” piece at the corner of Castro and Market in San Francisco. The music is History Repeating by the Propellerheads featuring Shirley Bassey. (Tipped by JMG reader Leif)

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Fired News Anchor Charles Perez Files Restraining Order Against Ex

Recently fired Miami ABC News anchor Charles Perez has been granted a restraining order against his ex-boyfriend, saying Dennis Pena had physically threatened and sexually assaulted him. Miami-Dade County Judge Rosa Figarola ordered Dennis Ricardo Peña to stay at least 500 feet away from Perez for the next 24 months. Peña, an unemployed paralegal, has 30 days to appeal and …

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Using Gay Marriage To Split California

Split California literally, that is. Duncan Osborne at Gay City News reports that the lawyers backing the litigants in the Smelt case, the one that has caused all the DOJ-DOMA furor, have a master plan other than marriage equality. The attorney representing two gay men who sued in state court and now in federal court in southern California to win …

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Obamacare Will Bring Home Invasions!

Or so screams the headline on Christianist site OneNewsNow. But here’s what the article says: Mike Farris with ParentalRights.org is drawing attention to Title IX, Subpart 3, section 440, on page 837 of Obama’s healthcare plan (HR 3200). That section deals with the creation of a government bureaucracy that would establish and expand “programs providing voluntary home visitation for families …

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Rock Bottom

At a Las Vegas town hall meeting, a woman yells “Heil Hitler!” at an Israeli immigrant speaking about his home country’s national health care. She does this while the man is live on the air with a local television station. This country is lost. UPDATE: The woman’s name is Pamela Pilger. It’s hard to tell, but it seems like she’s …

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Men In Film

Here’s a very Godley & Creme-ish morphing of the faces of male actors of the last 80 or so years. I was surprised that I could name almost every single one. (Via – Slog)

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80’s Flashback

Coil, Tainted Love, 1985. Real life boyfriends John Balance and Peter Christopherson created one of the most sobering and creepy depictions of AIDS ever in their cover of Gloria Jones’ 1964 soul hit. Soft Cell’s Marc Almond, whose own cover of Tainted Love was a global hit three years earlier, makes a cameo here as the Angel of Death. Coil’s …

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