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Moving Day

Perry Street, West Village, Sunday 5pm…. Woman On Cell: Hey, I just signed the lease! The truck doesn’t come until Wednesday but I already met some of the neighbors and they said they’d help. Very nice guys. You should see them. I think everybody in the building is, like, a bodybuilder or something.

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You Are Not Going To Heaven

While I don’t personally subscribe to the concept of heaven or hell, Pam Spaulding tips us to the latest question on WayToGod.org, which she describes as a “fundie Dear Abby.” Question: I am a born-again Christian, having come to faith 10 years ago when I admitted to Christ I was a sinner, believed that Christ is God’s Son and that …

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Prop. 8 Reworded (It’s A Good Thing)

The California Attorney General’s office has reworded Proposition 8 so that voters understand that they would be rescinding an existing right. The new text: Proposition 8ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO MARRY.INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT Changes California Constitution to eliminate right of same-sex couples to marry. Provides that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized …

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McCain’s Anti-Gay Family Values

Yesterday John McCain appeared on This Week with George Stephanopolous where he flip-flopped back to his original position against gay adoption. Earlier this month McCain came out against gay adoption only to have his campaign backtrack later from that position. “Family values, family values, family values,” said the man with the spotless personal track record.

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LA Mayor Joins HRC Gala Boycott

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa abruptly pulled out of his planned keynote speaker role at Saturday’s Human Rights Campaign gala in San Francisco. Some local gay rights leaders and activists had called for a boycott of the gala in protest of last year’s ENDA/transgender debacle. When the San Francisco Labor Council joined the protest, that put Villaraigosa in the uncomfortable …

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Morning View – The Cubbyhole

Opened in 1994, last year the tiny Cubbyhole was voted the best lesbian bar in NYC. Perhaps that’s faint praise for a town that has less than a handful of such establishments, but the few times I’ve been inside I found a generous and friendly staff and a welcoming clientele. The Cubbyhole is on W.12th Street in the West Village. …

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Nike Pulls Homophobic Ads

Nike has announced that it has canceled its “That Ain’t Right” campaign after it was widely criticized as homophobic by gay bloggers and advertising critics. Via ESPN, here is Nike’s statement: Nike is strongly opposed to discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting athletes regardless of their sexual orientation. The advertisement in question is based purely …

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Final Words

“For those who oppose the death penalty and want to see it end, our best bet is to vote for Barack Obama because his supporters have been working behind the scenes to end this practice. God bless America. It has been great living here. That’s all.” – Mississippi death row inmate Dale Bishop, shortly before he was put to death …

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Christianists Gets Pennsylvania’s Hate Crimes Law Overturned

Acting on a petition filed by the Christianist group Repent America, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that struck down that state’s 2002 hate crimes law, saying it was inappropriately attached to an unrelated bill. Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision striking down amendments that added sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, gender, and mental …

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Daily Grumble

Waiting for George Michael to take the stage on Wednesday, I was grumbling to Aaron that I only went to see “oldies” acts these days, how everybody I’d seen in concert this summer had been around for 25 years or more. Yaz, Donna Summer, B-52’s, Cyndi Lauper, Laurie Anderson, etc. Aaron said, “Well, don’t you know of any new bands …

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