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Visible Vote ’08 Video Recap

Below are the complete video clips of each candidate’s segment in last night’s HRC/LOGO Visible Vote ’08. From top left to bottom right in order of their appearance: Obama, Edwards, Kucinich, Gravel, Richardson, Clinton. My live-blogged account of the forum is one post below.

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HRC/LOGO Visible Vote ’08
Live-Blogging The Dems

8:30PM – Watch along with me and make your observations on this historic event. Although the show does not air on the West Coast until 9PM PST, West Coasters can stream the show live online. Quotes below are paraphrased. 9:00PM: Bit of an odd opening. Cut right to audience applause, no titles, no voiceover. Neil Patrick Harris in the audience. …

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Newsday: Giuliani Tops In Gay Rights
The Gays: What Is Newsday Smoking?

An article in today’s Newsday contends that Rudy Giuliani has “done more for gay rights than any candidate.” Twenty-five years ago, long before Rudy Giuliani became mayor of New York City, he made a decision that advanced the cause of gay rights nationally. As the Justice Department’s number three official in 1982, Giuliani authorized the hiring of the first openly …

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LGBT Hate Crimes Memorial Launches

Towleroad has the exclusive story about the launch of a traveling memorial to the LGBT victims of hate crimes. Scott Hall, longtime activist Frank Kameny, US. Representative Barney Frank and Amazing Race winner and activist Chip Arndt are spearheading the launch of Gay American Heroes, a national memorial to honor LGBT people murdered because of their sexual orientation or gender …

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SF Cancels Halloween In Castro

In the wake of last year’s event during which nine people were shot, San Francisco has “cancelled” the Castro’s massive annual Halloween event which typically draws over 500,000 to the gayborhood. Audrey Joseph, former owner of the now-razed dance emporium, Universe, now the head of the City Entertainment Commission, says, “There will be no party.” SF Supervisor Bevan Dufty: “It’s …

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Man-Dissa Hits #1

Mandisa, the 5th season American Idol contestant who was voted off the show shortly after she made anti-gay comments to the press, has landed on her feet. “True Beauty” (Sparrow), the first album by fifth season “American Idol” finalist Mandisa, enters the Top Christian Albums chart at No. 1. It’s the first debut album by a solo female artist to …

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Naugle To Host On Wingnut Radio

Asshat mayor of Fort Lauderdale Jim Naugle will be hosting a local talk radio show tomorrow morning on the Mitchell & Morley In The Morning show, which runs during the morning drive time, 6am – 9am EST. The right-wing WFTL also carries the Michael Savage, Bill O’Reilly, and Dr. Laura shows. Maybe the mayor is already gunning for a new …

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Mormons Can Run

Lady Randomocity sent out a couple of forlorn emails last week, but never hearing back from the first winner, she petulantly chose another to receive a copy of Jesse Archer’s new novel, You Can Run. The email-attentive David, from the heart of Utah, says, “Thanks Joe! I guess I’ve never really been one of those people that could say they …

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Obama Launches LGBT Site

“While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It’s about whether this nation is going to live up …

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Morning View – Carlyle Hotel

The 35-story Carlyle Hotel, at Madison and 76th, was built in 1931 during the golden age for art deco Manhattan landmarks (Empire State, Chrysler, etc.). Originally a residential hotel, today the Carlyle is a co-op with 160 rental units and 60 privately-owned suites. The hotel’s Cafe Carlyle has hosted many famous jazz artists such as Bobby Short, who played there …

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