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Ted Kennedy Speaks At The DNC

The greatest Senator of our lifetime did not disappoint. “Barack Obama will close the book on the old politics of race and gender and group against group and straight against gay.” Hey, we got a shoutout! From the Wall Street Journal: In a surprise, emotional appearance before adoring Democratic delegates, an ailing Sen. Edward Kennedy invoked the memory of his …

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When Doves Cry

For the record, I really like Michelle Obama and thought her speech tonight was quite solid, if a little too slick and rehearsed. But what the heck was CNN doing with those relentless cutaways to sobbing women in the audience? “Oh mah Gawd, she loves her children JUST LIKE I LOVE MINE.” And when the Obamatots came out onstage for …

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NLGJA Convention: In Which I Get Called A Stalinist

This weekend’s trip to the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists convention in DC turned out to be a lot of fun. Friday night I met my pal, personal blogger Jimbo Barrett, who treated me to dinner and cosmos at gay fave Duplex before we headed to a party at the Adams Morgan home of outing kingpin Mike Rogers, author of …

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Out Lesbians Take Six Medals In Beijing

In addition to the stunning upset victory of out gay diver Matthew Mitcham, six of the thirteen out lesbians at the Beijing Olympics won medals, including girlfriends Gro Hammerseng and Katja Nyberg, who took Norway’s handball team to the gold. Go to 365gay.com for a great photo recap of lesbionic fabulousity. Over at OutSports, there’s this fascinating factoid: Statistically speaking, …

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New Owner Of Advocate & Out Magazines Tears Up Donation Check For Obama

Paul Colichman, the new owner of The Advocate and Out Magazine, tells Page 6 about watching Barack Obama at last week’s Saddleback Forum. “I’m a die-hard Democrat,” he tells Page Six. But Colichman was also a die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter. He and Harry Thomason produced a documentary, “The Hunting of the President: The 10-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary …

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Don’t Leave Me This Way

Shelley has been parked on my suitcase ever since I got back from DC. It was the longest I’ve ever left her alone, almost three days. Usually I just send a blast email to the half-dozen out-of-town guys who have keys to my apartment and whoever responds first gets the apartment and the kitty-sitting duties. Sorry for making the Shelley …

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PhoboQuotable – Arcadi Gaydamak

“When I’m elected mayor, I would die before allowing the pride parade to be held in Jerusalem. They want to be proud? They’re allowed to. They want to demonstrate? Fine. But the streets of Jerusalem are a symbol, and parading on them would be an aggressive act against our tradition, against our values and against our morale. I would lie …

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Madonna Compares McCain To Hitler, Obama To Gandhi

Oh Madonna, you scamp. Even at 50, the queen of pop can’t stop courting controversy. As Madonna kicked off her “Sticky and Sweet” tour on Saturday, she took a none-too-subtle swipe at John McCain. Amid a four-act show, a video interlude carried images of destruction, global warming, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, Zimbabwe’s authoritarian President Robert Mugabe – and the presumptive …

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No Biden Bounce: Hillerites Abandon Obama Over VP Pick

According to a CNN poll taken this weekend, Barack Obama’s pick of Joe Biden as running mate has cost him among die-hard Hillary supporters and provided no “bounce” in his popularity. Sixty-six percent of Clinton supporters, registered Democrats who want Clinton as the nominee, are now backing Obama. That’s down from 75 percent in the end of June. Twenty-seven percent …

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Hillary To Release Delegates

Hillary Clinton is expected to formally release her delegates to Barack Obama on Wednesday. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, hoping to unite the Democratic Party and cement her future in it, will gather her hard-won primary delegates Wednesday at a reception where she is expected to formally release them to Barack Obama. The New York senator has invited her pledged delegates …

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