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Morning View – Balducci’s

Fancy food store Balducci’s lives in the former New York Savings Bank, built at the corner of 14th and 8th in 1897. That giant brick monster looming over Balducci’s is a former Port Authority building that is now home to Google’s NYC offices.

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Florida Man Arrested In Obama Assassination Threat

I just have the sickest feeling that we’re going to be hearing about more of these. A man is being held in Florida on charges he threatened to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, according to court documents. An affidavit filed by a Secret Service agent in U.S. District Court claims that Raymond Hunter Geisel, of Marathon, Florida, threatened to …

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CDC: Men Adopt Twice As Often As Women

Perhaps spurred by gay male couples, a new report on adoption in America from the CDC reveals that men have adopted children at more than twice the rate of women. Men are twice as likely as women to adopt a child, the CDC’s latest adoption figures show. There are a number of surprises in the CDC data, which come from …

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Three Years Later: 1% Divorce Rate For British Gays

File under: Hard to believe. Three years after civil unions became legal for UK gays, new figures indicate that the ‘divorce’ rate is only 1%. Between December 2005, when gay and lesbian couples gained the legal right to formalise their relationships, and December 2007, there were 24,629 civil partnerships in England and Wales. Couples have to wait at least a …

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McCain To Gay Supporters: Ssssh!

Craig Brownstein, a gay McCain supporter in Washington DC, tried to order a banner for his home from McCain’s campaign site, where $250 will get you a personalized sign. However, the campaign refused to allow his message: “A Proud Gay Democrat For McCain.” Oh, pity. A rep from the campaign said they’d allow “Craig And Doug For McCain”, but that’s …

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Friendly Voices – Kanye West

“Open your fucking minds. Open your minds. Be accepting of different people and let people be who they are. You know how many people came to me calling me gay cause I wear my jeans the fresh way? Or because I said hey, dude, how you gonna say ‘fag’ right in front of a gay dude’s face and act like …

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HomoQuotable – Michael Joseph Gross

“As a normative way of socializing for gay men, online cruising is a disaster. We need to recognize its effects — including its tendency to isolate us, encourage objectification, and diminish our sense of life’s nonsexual possibilities — as disasters. We need to recognize that too many of us, too much of the time, are cruising online because it is …

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It Don’t Gitmo Better

New on Coney Island’s boardwalk, the Waterboard Thrill Ride, where beach lovers can add torture to their mix of sun, surf, and sand. If you climb up a few cinderblock steps to the small window, you can look through the bars at a scene meant to invoke a Guantánamo Bay interrogation. A lifesize figure in a dark sweatshirt, the hood …

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