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What Would YOU Say To Obama?

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force executive director Rea Carey will be attending Monday’s LGBT cocktail party at the White House and wants to know what you’d like her to tell the president. I will be joining a group of LGBT leaders that President Obama has invited to a reception on Monday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall …

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Remembering June 1969

Yesterday the cast of Hair, the chorus boys from West Side Story, and the vogueing houses slated to perform at tomorrow’s Love Ball all gathered on the stairs of the new TKTS booth in Times Square to remember the night 40 years ago that sparked the Stonewall Rebellion. In the red headband behind the sailor is openly gay Hair star …

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Gibbs: No Stop Order On DADT

Yesterday White House press secretary said there will be no stop order on DADT because the administration wants a “durable legislative solution.” Americablog points us to tomorrow’s “March On The White House” by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. Facebook page here. Like those who drew a line in the sand 40 years ago at the Stonewall Inn in New York …

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Queens Internet Killer Confesses:
I Killed Him Over My Hooker Fee

Alexys Fermaintt, 30, yesterday confessed to the Queens stabbing death of Michael Pecora, 38, telling prosecutors that he acted in self-defense after Pecora attacked him with a knife in a dispute over Fermaintt’s escort fee. Fermaintt told authorities that he had met Pecora online and had agreed to have sex and spend the day with him for money. Fermaintt is …

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Gays Orgs Reverse Course, Now Support Federal Marriage Suit

Earlier this month, a powerful coalition of LGBT and progressive groups issued a joint statement in opposition to the federal marriage lawsuit being brought by superstar lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies. Yesterday the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) announced that the ACLU, Lambda Legal, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights had reversed course and filed an amicus …

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Despite Protests, DNC’s LGBT Fundraiser Yields Record $1M

Although protesters outside Washington DC’s Mandarin Oriental shouted, “Shame, shame!” and “Don’t go in!” last night’s DNC fundraiser netted $1M in donations. A long list of LGBT activists had also registered their discontent by simply declining to attend the dinner: activist David Mixner, former Clinton advisor Richard Socarides, millionaire Bruce Bastian, prominent Obama supporter Stampp Corbin, blogger Andy Towle, and …

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Michael Savage Threatens Watchdogs

Radio loon Michael Savage has threatened to post personal information about the folks at Media Matters on his website. Clearly, he’s hoping for another Dr. Tiller. Right wing talker Michael Savage vowed yesterday during his broadcast that he will retaliate against media watchdog Media Matters for America by posting pictures and “pertinent information” about the organization’s staff on his website. …

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