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HomoQuotable- Matthew Titone

“I have my partner here on the phone and he just asked me to marry him. My answer, Madam Speaker, is yes.” – New York State Assemblyman Matthew Titone (D-Staten Island), cellphone in his hand, moments after the Assembly passed its same sex marriage bill. The chamber gave Titone a round of applause. One day after passing through the Assembly …

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Here We Perot Again

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg threw a huge honkin’ monkey wrench into the presidential campaign today when he stunned politicos by announcing he was no longer a Republican. Bloomberg told the press today that he was now independent after switching his voter registration last week. With a personal wealth estimated at over $5B, he could easily underwrite his own presidential campaign, …

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Smooth/Soften

Paging the Conde Nast art department: Father Tony (NSFW) has some mad photoshop skillz, evidenced here by the creamy complexions of Superdaddy and myself. My skin hasn’t looked this baby-smooth since spring break ’81 when I passed out drunk in the Marlin Beach Hotel and awoke to find that my friends had entertained themselves by giving me a cucumber-avocado facial. …

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LGBT Center Gala Surpri$e

At last night’s Garden Party, the NYC LGBT Community Center’s annual Pride kick-off gala, the audience got a wonderful surprise when Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (above, right) announced a $1 million grant to the center’s capital improvements fund. Nice, huh? But heads really swiveled when City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (above, left) announced an additional $8 million dollar grant …

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Trevor Hailey, 66

Sad news. Famed Castro tour guide Trevor Hailey died unexpectedly in San Diego last week. When I lived in San Francisco, Hailey was a familiar sight around the gayborhood as she led enthusiastic visitors on her “Cruisin’ The Castro” tours. More than a couple of times, I happened to be on the sidewalk behind Hailey’s group, eavesdropping as she regaled …

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Travolta Comes Out (Against Psychiatry)

Well, I guess I spoke too soon about John Travolta keeping his crazy to himself. Speaking to W Magazine about the Virgina Tech shootings, Travolta says, “I still think that if you analyze most of the school shootings, it is not gun control. It is [psychotropic] drugs at the bottom of it.” You may recall Tom Cruise’s famous anti-psychiatry diatribe …

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NY Marriage Bill Clears First Obstacle

The bill to legalize same-sex marriage made it out of New York State Assembly’s judiciary committee today, passing 16-5. The bill must now make it past the rules committee before it is put up to a general vote on the Assembly floor. Over on the state Senate side, majority leader Joseph Bruno (R) has said many times that he will …

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Morning View – Spotlight

The newest addition to the madness of Times Square is Spotlight, a karaoke bar where you are joined onstage by in-house back-up singers and background dancers. There’s even a “green room” with a make-up artist to prepare you for belting out Flashdance. Audience members can send the performers Simon Cowell-worthy snide comments from their tableside interactive consoles. Spotlight also features …

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Showtime, this week’s Swag Tuesday giveaway is a special advance DVD box set of the full first season of their hit series, The Tudors, starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Henry VIII. In March, I attended a screening of the first two episodes of The Tudors and I was immediately reeled in by the lush photography and uber-hot cast. Steve …

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HomoQuotable – Rich Tafel

“Over the next 20 years Pride Festivals will fall out of favor as we move from outward challenges to inward ones. We’ll grow up to understand that pride cannot be given or taken away by others. In our past, we marched to be proud and not ashamed. The next 20 years we convince ourselves.” – Former Log Cabin Republicans head …

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