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PlanetOut On The Ropes Again

PlanetOut, parent company of Out, Advocate, Gay.com, is looking for a financial savior again. Struggling gay and lesbian media and entertainment company PlanetOut Inc.LGBT] late Monday said it has retained Allen & Company LLC to assist it in evaluating strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the company. For the first nine months of 2007, PlanetOut reported a loss of …

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Staph Superbug Cases Spiking In Gay Men

Doctors and hospitals are seeing a big surge in staph superbug infections in gay men around the country. San Francisco General Hospital researchers have been chasing the rogue strain of drug-resistant staph called USA300 since they first isolated it from a patient specimen seven years ago. With every turn, the aggressive and persistent bug keeps getting worse. Now, a new …

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Swag Tuesday

Today’s Swag Tuesday giftie is Memoirist Merritt (Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star) delivers thought-provoking fiction on the problem of being gay in the military. As Clinton begins putting the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy into place in the early 1990s, closeted and disturbed Naval Investigative Service Agent Jay Gared goes on a mission to catch violators of Article …

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Gays Face Battles With 2008 Congress

Congress returns from their holiday break over the next week with three major pieces of pro-gay legislation still to be resolved: the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act, and the bill that ripped apart LGBT and progressive groups – the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). With so many issues facing this session of Congress (the …

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7th Annual No Pants Subway Ride

Improv Everywhere, who last brought us the shirtless men invasion of the Abercromie & Fitch flagship store on Fifth Avenue, yesterday staged their 7th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, which had almost 1000 Gothamites riding the rails in their boxers and tighty-whities. Numerous cities around the world joined in with No Pants rides of their own. That’s my pal (and …

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Antartica Shrinking Faster

More bad news on the global warming front. Climatic changes appear to be destabilizing vast ice sheets of western Antarctica that had previously seemed relatively protected from global warming, researchers reported yesterday, raising the prospect of faster sea-level rise than current estimates. While the overall loss is a tiny fraction of the miles-deep ice that covers much of Antarctica, scientists …

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Chairs

From the comments on a Guardian article about Barack Obama’s speaking style, whom the author says can even make a chair sound interesting. Biden: I have worked with chairs all over the world, and most members of Congress agree with my plan for how to make chairs. Bloomberg: I’ve put together a committee to survey voters on whether they want …

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Hillary Defends MLK Remarks

Hillary Clinton went on Meet The Press yesterday to defend her comments on the Civil Rights Act, which is being widely interpreted as “I am LBJ, Obama is MLK“, despite the fact that Clinton clearly didn’t quite say or mean that. However, that meme is now being widely repeated in newspapers and online, causing quite a bit of added ill …

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Bearded Beer Boys

With all that NYC has to offer, the centerpiece of my social life remains my Sunday afternoons at the Dugout. It’s like a weekly house party with a hundred of your best friends. Corny, but true. Clockwise from top left: Bob, Dudley, Damian, Dane, Superdaddy, Chris, Dustin, Scott, Dr. Jeff, Jerry, Randy.

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