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More Comedy From The CWA

And the hits keep coming from the Concerned Women of America, who’ve now got their merkins in a knot because the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force bestowed an honor called the “Leather Leadership Award” to Guy Baldwin at last week’s Creating Change conference. From the NGLTF’s site: Baldwin is a Los Angeles-based psychotherapist, author and activist on behalf of …

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Lawrence King Killing “Premeditated”,

Ventura County, California prosecutors have declared that the shooting of Lawrence King by 14 year-old Brandon McInerney (left) was a premeditated hate crime. McInerney’s family was in a Ventura courtroom Thursday as the adolescent was brought into a holding chamber to face charges. His arraignment was delayed to give his attorney time to review the police investigation before entering a …

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HD-DVD, We Hardly Knew Ye

Looks like the final nail is in the HD-DVD coffin: HD DVD’s pulse has been steadily getting weaker since the Warner blow, and now Hollywood Reporter is saying that Toshiba is getting ready to put it down following the Netflix and Best Buy shutouts. The official Toshiba word is that they’re going to keep breathing, though they’re going to “study …

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Broadway Friday

– The fourth annual ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit will take place Sunday, March 2nd at Town Hall. All My Children star and Dancing With The Stars contestant Cameron Mathison will host. A large cast of soap stars will participate with special appearances by Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Get tickets here. – The cast …

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Attempted Murder, Hates Crimes Charged In Lawrence King Shooting

Prosecutors in Oxnard, California have charged a 14 year-old boy with attempted murder (with a hate-crime enhancement) and use of a firearm in the case of Lawrence King (pictured, at unknown age), the 15 year-old gay youth shot in his 8th grade classroom yesterday. Despite reports late yesterday that King had died, he is brain-dead and remains on a ventilator …

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The Frank / Foreman Feud Continues

Outgoing NGLTF head Matt Foreman appeared on Michelangelo Signorile’s show yesterday to take a parting shot at Rep. Barney Frank over the ENDA vote. “Of the many things I’ve loved about being in the Task Force,” says Foreman, “is that, you know, we’re a progressive organization, and we’re proud of it, and that we have a history of speaking the …

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Madonna’s New Flick Panned By Critics

The critics are feasting on Madonna’s directorial debut, Filth & Wisdom: “Madonna has been a terrible actor in many, many films and now — fiercely aspirational as ever — she has graduated to being a terrible director,” he wrote. “She has made a movie so incredibly bad that Berlin festivalgoers were staggering around yesterday in a state of clinical shock.” …

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Triads, Trios, Thruples, Quads

From a Washington Post story on polyamory: I have a love whose name is Johnny He is dating my best friend Bonnie The audience members at the annual Poly Living convention — think hippies, retired science teachers, a high quotient of male ponytails — are singing, in round, what might be the only song ever written about polyamory. She lives …

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Broward County Protects T-Folk

Yay for my hometown some place I lived for a number of years: Broward County Florida voted to pass transgender protections yesterday. It is now illegal to discriminate against transgender people in housing, the workplace, and in public accommodations like hotels and restaurants. The protections voted in by country commissioners are an expansion of Broward’s 1995 human rights ordinance, which …

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