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The Little Queen That Could

San Francisco, 2002We parked in the Mission Street garage. Pet Shop Boys hadn’t played San Francisco in three years and we’d had our tickets for months. It was my first return visit to The City since my move to NYC the previous year and I was almost giddy just to be with my friends again. Just to ratchet up our …

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Open Thread Thursday

Back in the early throes of my fascination with San Francisco, I buried myself in local history books, learning the origins of the street names, and walking the hills to find the houses of the city’s founding families. I learned which buildings once held bathhouses and where SF’s famous residents lived. In those moments, I fantasized about working as a …

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Just Like Yours, Only Gayer

EqualMarriage.org has comissioned three great spots, created by Young & Rubicam. Check out the sweet, simple videos and have a laugh. I’m not sure what’s up with the English-accented voice-over, but these non-strident, real-life messages are winners. (via Jockohomo.)

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Don’t Say It’s Gay

An 18 year old girl is suing her former school district in California for violating her right to free speech when they disciplined her in 2002 for saying “That’s so gay!”, when classmates teased her for being Mormon by asking if she had ten moms. The Santa Rosa School District had adopted a strict hate speech policy after two students …

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DADT Repeal Near

Legislation to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was introduced in Congress today by Rep. Marty Meehan (D-Mass.), with more than 120 members as co-signers. Meehan is confident that the bill will pass this time, now that Democrats are in power. So which is it? Is this a shining result of the hard work of gay activists united in a just …

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Steak:10, Looks:3

NY Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni appears to have come out in an amusing review of a steakhouse located in a West Side titty bar. The review begins, “It may be laughable when someone says he gets Penthouse magazine for the articles. It’s no joke when I say I went to the Penthouse Executive Club for the steaks.” The review …

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Michael Savage On Gay Parenting:

“I don’t like a woman married to a woman. It makes me want to puke. … I want to vomit when I hear it. I think it’s child abuse.” – Radio talk show host Michael Savage, after playing a clip from the Oscars featuring Melissa Etheridge thanking her wife and children. Savage’s advice if a child wonders about gay people? …

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Voice Of Keebler Elf Dies

I guess the word was a little slow getting out, but Walker Edmiston, one of the most familiar cartoon voices of my childhood, died two weeks ago at age 81. Most of you will know Edmiston as the voice of the Keebler Elf, but I also remember him as a Sleestak on Land Of The Lost, Big Daddy Ooze on …

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Racist Newspaper Rocks Bay Area

San Francisco’s AsianWeek newspaper currently features an essay, “Why I Hate Blacks”, by featured columnist Kenneth Eng. After an outcry from black leaders, the story has been removed from the online edition of AsianWeek, although the issue with the offending story is still on newsstands. Kenneth Eng considers himself an “Asian supremacist” and has authored other columns such as “Proof …

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JMG Sells Out!

Gentle readers, as my traffic has grown and the advertising requests have increased, I must report that I can no longer look away from blog advertising. I’ve been accepted into a couple of the major blog ad networks and will be adding some ads in the next week or so. I will do my best to make the transition not-so-jarring. …

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