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Aussie Olympian Comes Out

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, 20, has come out in advance of competing in the Beijing Olympics. Like many athletes around the world, Australian Matthew Mitcham fought his way to the top of his sport to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games. Unlike many of his Olympic counterparts however, the diver must fight to bring his life partner with him to …

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New CA Poll: Majority Approve Marriage Equality For First Time Ever

By a tiny margin, for the first time ever a majority of polled Californians say they now approve of gay marriage. In a dramatic reversal of decades of public opinion, California voters agree by a slim majority that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, according to a Field Poll released today. By 51-42 percent, registered voters said they believed …

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HomoQuotable – Chris Jensen

“The International Mr. Leather competition is purportedly the climax of the IML weekend. But this cowhide beauty pageant—which, at 3.5 hours, rivals the Oscars in terms of jaw-dropping self-regard—is interesting more as anthropology than as entertainment. (If you consider that the entire multi-hour event is underscored by a steady OON-cha-OON-cha-OON-cha house beat, punctuated with triumphalist theme music from “Gladiator,” you’ll …

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Out Of State Gay Marriages To Stand In NY

Expanding on the May 5th decision by the New York State Court Of Appeals that the state must recognize legal gay marriages performed in other jurisdictions, Gov. David Paterson has issued a broad directive to New York state agencies commanding them to prepare policies and procedures to do so. Gov. David A. Paterson has directed all state agencies to begin …

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Morning View – Asia Society

At Park Avenue & E. 70th Street is the Asia Society , the “leading global organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States.” I’ve never been inside, but walking past it almost every few days on my street, I’ve noticed that it has a museum shop and what …

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A People of Distinction

Filling in for Joe, who has had a couple of very busy weeks and is feeling under the weather. A couple of commenters on the post below expressed fears about the availability of state-recognized marriage for gay men and lesbians. My take: The goal here is to remove distinctions that the law makes between the rights of straight folks and …

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Marriage

Joe is otherwise occupied, so I’m afraid that today’s performance will feature an understudy once again. Sorry! And, no, you can’t get a partial refund on the ticket price at the box office. Them’s the rules. Memorial Day weekend brought some spectacular weather to New York City and environs. Almost summer-like! With the warm weather comes love in the air, …

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Memorial Day

4082. For information about issues important to Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans, you might visit this website. Paul Rieckhoff, the founder of the “Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America,” is hot stuff. And, I mean literally … hot stuff. Consider this an open thread to discuss your plans for Memorial Day and the rest of the week. — Aaron.

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