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Maryland AG Endorses Gay Marriage

Saying acceptance of gay marriage was “inevitable,” Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has become the first statewide-elected official there to endorse marriage equality legislation. Gansler accuses lawmakers of lacking the “political courage” to approve the legislation this year, saying “It’s wrong to discriminate against people, particularly because they think differently or because of their sexuality or because of their gender. …

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How To Influence $uperdelegates

Well, ain’t this peachy: Many of the superdelegates who could well decide the Democratic presidential nominee have already been plied with campaign contributions by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, a new study shows. “While it would be unseemly for the candidates to hand out thousands of dollars to primary voters, or to the delegates pledged to represent the will of …

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Me And My Rhythm Box

Here’s an art film flashback from 1982, sent to me by a friend who shares my love for Liquid Sky, which is just about the best/worst movie ever. This bit is where Paula E. Shepard (the only one in the movie who could really act, even though she never acted again) does her big performance art piece at the East …

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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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