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Wednesday: Prop 8 Protest In NYC

New York City will see its first Prop 8 protest on Wednesday at the Manhattan Mormon Temple on the Upper West Side. Via Facebook: Tens of thousands of our brothers and sisters are in the streets in California and Salt Lake City and around the country protesting the votes banning same-sex marriage in California. Join them! Make your voices heard …

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Afternoon View – SF Embarcadero

I’m in San Francisco for a few days, staying downtown next to the Embarcadero. I’ve got the balcony door open and the wet fog is just whipping through the room, it’s kinda fabulous. If you embiggen this pic, you can see the a bit of the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge. Not much to do today except maybe stroll …

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The Next March On Washington

As I’ve said here before, I consider the 1993 March On Washington to have been the single most thrilling event of my entire life. I will never forget the rush of goosebumps and tears as my posse of Florida queers rode up that enormous subway escalator into Dupont Circle as hundreds of our brothers and sisters applauded our arrival from …

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PhoboQuotable – Jim Quinn

“Gay sex produces AIDS, which the state doesn’t have — or should have an interest in. They should charge homosexuals more for their — for their health insurance than they charge the rest of us. I mean, just like they charge — look, if I’m a tobacco smoker, I pay more, right? Why? Because I’m risking my life, and the …

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Oregon Town Elects Nation’s First Transgender Mayor

Another one for the history books. Barack Obama wasn’t the only candidate who made history Tuesday. On the same day the United States elected its first black president, the tiny town of Silverton, Ore., elected the country’s first openly transgender mayor. Stu Rasmussen served two terms as Silverton’s mayor in the 1990s, but he was still living in the closet …

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From 52 To 48 With Love

You may remember Sorry Everybody, the site that went viral with photos of sad-faced Americans posting messages of apology to the world for Dubya’s reelection in 2004. Today we have the similarly conceived From 52 To 48 With Love, in which young people on both sides on this year’s election (mostly) express messages of unity and offer olive branches to …

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Stuart Smalley Still In It

Al Franken continues to refuse to concede in his Senate bid in Minnesota. The vote gap between Senate candidates Norm Coleman and Al Franken fluctuated throughout the day Thursday, with Franken closing to within 236 votes by Thursday evening. The fluctuations are normal, said a spokesman at the Secretary of State’s office, as county’s double check their work and report …

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