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Female To Mostly Male

Today’s NY Times has a fascinating look into the lives of female-to-male transexuals, a growing phenomenon that is sowing anger and dissention among some lesbians, who see gender transitioning as a betrayal of feminism and lesbian activism. Many of the women who transition to male do not completely change their gender, leaving the so-called “bottom surgery” unperformed. The article raises …

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Morning View – West 42nd Street

This shot was taken from the 14th floor outside deck of the AMC Theatre on 42nd Street, looking north. That green-roofed building is the current headquarters of the New York Times at 43rd & Broadway. In 1904, Longacre Square was renamed Times Square when the Times built their first home on 42nd Street, the building now topped by the giant …

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Fakes On A Train

I tried to get a photo of the young men from Ivory Coast who stand on the train platforms with open briefcases full of counterfeit watches, but when their sentry saw me aim my camera, he shouted, “Mbuala a’fahti!”, which is Yaoure for “That fat guy has a camera!” and they all snapped their cases shut and began chatting about …

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37 Seconds

37 seconds of looking out my office window, using a medium-rez digicam. I’ll probably try this again with a better camera on a less overcast day.

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MyNerves

I think I’m already beginning to get a little annoyed with the onslaught of “my”. Thanks to News Corp, we’ve got MySpace, MyNetworkTV and New York’s My9 tv channel. Sure, I’ve got a MySpace account (even though most of the time it won’t let me log in), but this whole army of “My” (nerdy Bjork shout-out) is getting on MyNerves. …

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Spitzer Plans Expanded Protections

New York gubernatorial candidate Eliot Spitzer plans to include same-sex couples in domestic violence legislation, according to his running mate, David Paterson. Spitzer has already pledged to legalize gay marriage if elected, although as Attorney General he was forced to argue against it in court cases. Spitzer is a shoo-in for the November election, drawing massive support from both major …

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HomoQuotable – Johnny Is A Man

“The minute you begin blogging about how “ugly” other blogs are, you become a fucking nerd who never has sex.” – Johnny, author of Johnny Is A Man and the mp3 blog Lost In The 80’s, in an email exchange with me about blog critics.

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Just Like Tracy Turnblad

Last night I finally had the ultimate New York experience. Walking down 14th Street at 10pm, a ginormous rat darted out of an alley and ran right across my strappy-sandled foot. The girl walking towards me froze in horror, then yelled, “OHMAHGAWD! Do you want me to take you to the hospital?” I laughed and said, “For a tranquilizer?” She …

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