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Obama At The Holocaust Museum

Yesterday while speaking at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, President Obama mentioned homophobia in a list of “hatred that degrades its victim.” Obama: “To this day, there are those who insist the Holocaust never happened – who perpetrate every form of intolerance — racism, antisemitism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, and more — hatred that degrades its victim and diminishes us all. Today, …

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Denial Of The Year

Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster: “I would not describe any section of our site as ‘sex related.'” Wait, what? In case you haven’t been paying attention, less than one month after the Craigslist-related murder of gay ABC newsman George Weber, tabloids have dubbed another customer of the site as the “Craigslist Killer” after being apprehended for murdering a woman who advertised …

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The New Susan Boyle

Plucked eyebrows, leather jacket, hair de-frizzed. It will be interesting to see how Susan Boyle’s fame goes now that she looks like a normal middle-aged woman. Obviously, a huge portion of her skyrocket to internet view count history was driven by her previously dowdy appearance. If she looked like this when she first appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, I’d wager …

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Top Five Nude Beaches

It’s a glorious day here in NYC and so it feels right to hip you to the Advocate’s just-posted list of the top five nude gay beaches. I’ve never been one of those “naked people” and I’ve done a pretty good job of staying out of the sun for the last 20 years, so no, I won’t go to Sandy …

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Tomorrow: Blowoff Brooklyn

Saturday night Blowoff returns to Southpaw in Brooklyn where Manhattan’s hirsute will rub furry shoulders with outer-borough homo hipsters. Doors open at 10pm, tickets are $15 advance and at the door. Next month Blowoff makes its Chicago debut on the Saturday night of IML weekend at Metro. Embiggen the image for details. You’ll want to make very sure you get …

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HRC Takes On Iraq Abuses

The Human Rights Campaign is lobbying the State Department on behalf of the gay men being murdered and tortured in Iraq. Via HRC Backstory: Recently, openly-gay Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) travelled to Iraq and witnessed the dire situation of Iraqi’s LGBT community firsthand. He returned to raise his strong concerns with the State Department. The Council for Global Equality, of …

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Cornell Student Canned From Leadership Of Christian Group After Coming Out

Upstate in Ithaca, a Cornell student was asked to step down from his leadership role in a campus Christian group after he told them he had accepted his homosexuality. The school’s student newspaper suggests that a school-funded group should not be permitted to discriminate. A campus Christian group that receives funding from the student activity fee is coming under scrutiny …

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Yahoo Pulls Plug On GeoCities

Remember ten years ago when Yahoo! paid $4.6 billion for GeoCities? A posting on a Yahoo help page for GeoCities on Thursday said the service was no longer accepting new customers and that it will be closing later this year, with more details about how individuals can save their data coming this summer. The move comes a few days after …

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