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HomoQuotable – Curtis Dahn

“Thirty-three people were killed. Some were queer, and others were straight allies. The GLBT community at Tech grieves in the same way as others — deeply and as part of a greater whole.” – Virginia Tech GLBT Student Alliance president Curtis Dahn, reporting that gay students are among those killed in Monday’s massacre. Dahn declined to name or number the …

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Survey On Gay Neighbors

In a survey of 24 nations conducted between 1999 and 2002, homophobia was shown to be the most prevalent form of bigotry in the western world, compared to bigotry based on race, religion and national origin. Titled Human Beliefs And Values, the survey was conducted by a international group of social scientists, who asked Europeans and Australians the question “Would …

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Goodbye Sanjaya

Wearing a t-shirt that said “Life Is Beautiful”, Sanjaya was voted off of American Idol last night, ending a national obsession. After the result was announced, fellow contestant Lakisha gave Sanjaya an extremely long embrace as the audience gave him a standing ovation. And then, as is tradition, Sanjaya was given to mic to perform a final number, in which …

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Deca Disappears

Watson Pharmaceuticals has discontinued production of its AIDS-related wasting drug, the anabolic steroid nandrolone decanoate (brand name Deca-Durabolin), citing diminished availability of the medication’s active ingredient. Some AIDS activists are protesting the move, claiming that Watson has discontinued Deca in order to focus on their recently acquired license to manufacture a generic version of Oxandrin, another anti-wasting drug. In some …

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Bathhouse Betties

The current issue of The New Yorker features an article about the Ansonia Hotel, former home of the legendary Continental Baths: What is it about the Ansonia Hotel, at Broadway and Seventy-third Street, that makes people want to take off their clothes? In the nineteen-sixties and seventies, naked men, sometimes ten thousand of them a week, used to hang out …

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New Hampshire Civil Unions Likely

New Hampshire Governor Bill Lynch said today that he will sign the civil unions bill which is expected to pass the NH Senate next week. When that happens, New Hampshire will join Vermont, Connecticut and New Jersey as the fourth state to offer civil unions to same-sex partners. Gov. Lynch has said that he still opposes marriage for gay partners, …

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He’s Your Dreamgirl, Boy

Congratulations to Jake, who authors the Chicago-based blog, NoFo, the winner of Tuesday’s Dreamgirls contest. Jake was our 46th commenter on my sister’s 46th birthday, hence his selection. And by an odd coincidence, yesterday was also Jake’s birthday! Jake says: “This makes me a bigger Dreamgirls winner than Eddie Murphy! This DVD is much more exciting than the new bathroom …

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Supremes Uphold Feds On Abortion

By a 5-4 vote, today the Supreme Court gave the anti-abortion movement its hugest victory in many years, upholding the federal ban on “partial-birth” or late-term abortions. Predictably, dissenting justices were Ginsberg, Souter, Stevens, and Breyer. Justice Ginsberg objected so strenuously, she took the unusual step of reading her dissent from the bench, noting that this ruling will disadvantage adolescents …

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QJL Meeting Tomorrow

Following along on the Queer Justice League’s listserv, it’s impossible not to be reminded of Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. REG: Listen. If you really wanted to join the Peoples Front of Judea, you’d have to really hate the Romans.BRIAN: I do!REG: Oh, yeah? How much?BRIAN: A lot!REG: Right. You’re in. Listen. The only people we hate more than the …

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