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Kindle Fails To Spark

Yesterday Amazon’s Jeff Bezos launched Kindle, their new $400 e-reader that he claims will become the iPod of books. Previous e-readers have failed to catch on, but the Kindle, which can hold 200 books, does have some nifty features, including the ability to wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines (Time Magazine: $1.99/mo), and newspapers (New York Times: $13.99/mo.) New content is …

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LA Gay Center Gala Draws Stars

Hosted by comedian Alec Mapa, Saturday night’s Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center’s 36th Annual Gala brought out more than 1000 supporters to hear Linda Ronstadt, Jenifer Lewis, and the LA Gay Men’s Chorus. (ABOVE: George Takei, Center CEO Lorri L. Jean, Alec Mapa, Jane Lynch, . Photo by David Arenas. BELOW: Alex Mapa and LA Gay Men’s Chorus, Jenifer …

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Universal Motown, today’s Swag Tuesday giftie is an autographed poster for the Scissor Sisters’ new performance DVD, Hurrah! A Year Of Ta-Dah, due out December 4th. This 2 disc DVD set is essential for all Scissor Sister fans!! Included is a DVD of a full live concert filmed at O2 Fest in London including “Take Your Mama”, “She’s …

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UN To Reduce AIDS Count By Six Million

Saying they have overstated the reach of the AIDS pandemic, the United Nations’ AIDS agency will release a report today reducing their count of total AIDS cases worldwide by six million, to 33.2 million. The statistical changes reflect more accurate surveys, particularly in India and some populous African countries. Some epidemiologists have criticized for years the way estimates were made, …

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Today: 9th Annual Transgender
Day Of Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder …

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HomoQuotable – Richard Rothstein

“AOL made a tremendous noise about its commitment to the GLBT community and to its queer readers in particular. AOL trades on the important and valuable role it plays in the various communities it serves through its many pages and themes. Partly, I walked away from my original blog, Proceed At Your Own Risk because AOL convinced me that I …

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Simplifly

It’s really too bad that there’s a writers strike right now, the Daily Show and Letterman would have a field day with this.

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Time Machine

Dr. Jeff and I ran into this kid begging on 14th Street near Union Square last night. While he doesn’t appear homeless or especially needy, we still both gave him a buck. Probably because of his clever sign and not at all because we are shallow he was funny and cute. And certainly not because we were hammered slightly drunk.

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