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Hillary Camp Says Obama Plagiarized

Hillary Clinton’s communication director is accusing Barack Obama of plagiarizing a speech he gave on Saturday in Wisconsin from one given by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in 2006 Barack Obama: “Don’t tell me words don’t matter. ‘I have a dream’ – just words? ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal’ – just words? ‘We …

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Fidel Castro Resigns

Fidel Castro, 81, announced his retirement in Cuba’s Granma newspaper today. The world’s longest-serving president, Castro has been ruling Cuba for almost 49 years. Reaction in Miami was surprisingly muted: A few people waved flags or honked their cars’ horns, but little jubilation seemed evident as regular customers trickled into the Versailles and other restaurants and open-air coffee stands along …

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HomoQuotable – John Cloud

“On Friday, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force released a statement saying, in part, ‘Our hearts go out to Lawrence’s family — and to all young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender kids who are — right now, right this minute — being bullied and beaten in school while adults look the other way.’ Another group, the Gay, Lesbian and …

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Rice Queens, Potato Queens

CurrentTV has posted Rainbow Nation?, a narration-free clip of gay San Franciscans speaking quite frankly about the stereotypes surrounding gay Asian men, certainly one of the touchiest yet most-discussed topics in the Castro. I found the clip over on Little.Yellow.Different, where the always hilarious and thought-provoking Ernie Hsiung opens his commentary with: “That’s a way to get a response from …

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Bottom Heavy

Of course I had to click on a story titled “Ivory Coast’s Big Bottom Craze.” Turns out, it’s a dance craze inspired by a hit song called Bobaraba, which means “big bottom” in English. Despite my disappointment, I mention it here anyway because of the of ancillary business spawned by the dance: In the sprawling Adjame market just north of …

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Touch Therapy 4UNow, Must Travel

A Canadian minister has been found guilty of sexual assault for his “touch therapy” method of handling a young man struggling with his sexuality. And by “touch therapy” we mean “having sex with.” The alleged victim, now 29, told court he started meeting Lewis for counselling sessions in early 2000 after his parents caught him viewing gay pornography on the …

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Daily Grumble

I’d like to know what kind of sadistic fucker thinks it’s funny to stock all the back pain remedies on the bottom shelf an inch off the floor? That’s all I got. That, and Thermacare is made of the awesome.

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Morning View – Katz’s Delicatessen

Non-Gothamites will know Katz’s Delicatessen as the restaurant where Meg Ryan staged her famous faked orgasm in When Harry Met Sally. “I’ll have what she’s having.” Get to Katz’s for their famous one-pound pastrami-on-rye, where “requests for mayo are made at your peril.” NY Times critic Frank Bruni gave the ancient joint a rave last year and managed to get …

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Charles Barkley’s Got Your Back

Retired NBA star Charles Barkley announced on CNN that he was sick of “fake Christians” and that he fully supports gay marriage. Barkley plans on running for governor of Alabama after he satisfies their seven-year residency requirement in 2014. The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission is demanding an apology from Barkely, saying, “Ironically, Barkley engaged in the very activity of judging others …

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Yesterday No More

Carpenters fans are plucking at their multi-tracked heartstrings over the impending demolition of the duo’s family home, which was famously depicted on the cover of 1973’s Now And Then album. The house is also where Karen collapsed shortly before dying of anorexia. The family that bought the house from the Richard Carpenter in 1997 is fed up with gawking fans …

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