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Ellen & Portia To Wed This Weekend

Ellen Degeneres will marry her longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi this weekend. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, 35, will wed this weekend in California, Usmagazine.com has learned exclusively. The pair are planning a small, intimate ceremony with only a few close friends and family.DeGeneres reflected on their upcoming nuptials at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood in June. “I …

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Gay Dad Gets Abducted Son Back In Israel

NYC gay dad Joshua Glazer was reunited with his son in Israel yesterday. Last week Glazer’s husband fled to Israel with their adopted son in what was called the first ever case of international abduction by a married gay parent. Glazer’s partner, Eric Hyett, had claimed that Glazer has been emotionally abusive. A “removal team” made up of Israeli law …

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Damage Control: Manhunt Chairman Jonathan Crutchley Resigns

Towleroad is reporting that Manhunt chairman Jonathan Crutchley has resigned from its board of directors. In a lengthy statement, Manhunt cofounder Larry Basile strenuously defends his decades-long record of personal gay activism and confirms Crutchley’s resignation. Basile concludes with this: “It should be known that Jonathan Crutchley’s donation to McCain left the entire Board in disbelief. I am disappointed that …

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Ben, The Two Of Us Need Look No More

Gas prices have sent subway ridership surging, and with those extra people comes extra litter, and therefore, extra rats. And according to amNY, the latest swarm doesn’t appear much bothered by human presence. “People have seen them sitting on benches,” said Andrew Albert, an MTA board member and chair of the NYC Transit Riders Council, of the underground rodent problem. …

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Child, Julia Child

Newly released documents confirm that the late famed chef Julia Child worked as a low level spy during WWII, something she alluded to in her 2002 autobiography. Before she mastered the secrets of French cooking, Julia Child was enrolled in the school of espionage. The famous chef let slip the story of her war-era spying in a 2002 autobiography, but …

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Ten Republicans Introduce Bullying Legislation In New York Senate

A nice surprise: Ten New York Republican Senators have introduced legislation to the State Senate that will ban homophobic bullying in schools. The ‘Safe Schools for All Children Bill’ calls for training to help teachers identify and respond to bullying and places the responsibility of keeping tack on bullying cases with schools. The bill also includes protection for transgender students …

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Morning View – Lever House

Built in 1951, the Lever House is considered the “quintessential and seminal glass box International Style” skyscraper. So says Wikipedia. While I understand its historical place in architecture, I find the Lever House just as deadly dull as the bazillion copies that followed. After falling into disrepair towards the end of the last century, there was a major renovation beginning …

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Olympic Scandal: Chinese Gold Medal Gymnast Underage

Chinese gold medals won in women’s gymnastics are coming under question as proof has emerged that star competitor He Kexin is only 14 years old. In 1997 the minimum age for competing was raised to 16. Just nine months before the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government’s news agency, Xinhua, reported that gymnast He Kexin was 13, which would have made …

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John McCain: Pro-Choice Veep? OK!
Pro-Gay Veep? NO WAY!

John McCain says it’s OK for his veep to be pro-choice, like Tom Ridge, but not OK for him to be pro-gay, like Michael Bloomberg. “I think it’s a fundamental tenet of our party to be pro-life but that does not mean we exclude people from our party that are pro-choice. We just have a–albeit strong–but just it’s a disagreement. …

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