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Australia’s Glam Reaper

Twenty years ago, Australia’s Department of Public Health launched a disturbing HIV awareness campaign featuring the Grim Reaper mowing down people in a bowling alley. Here’s their update, this time featuring local drag star Mitzi Macintosh as the Glam Reaper. Interesting clip, but, uh…Doogie Howser?

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Canada Bans Gay Organ Donors

Over the objections of many doctors, Canada’s health department has banned gay men from donating their organs. A Health Canada regulation that bans most gay men from donating organs is scientifically unjustified, virtually unenforceable and could worsen critical transplant shortages, a prominent Toronto AIDS doctor says. The regulation, which took effect in December and closely resembles blood-donor guidelines, prohibits organ …

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And Now Fort Lauderdale

JMG reader Andy reports today that Coliseum, the last big gay dance club in Fort Lauderdale, has closed. The legendary Fort Lauderdale Copa closed after 30 years in 2005 due to damage from Hurricane Wilma. I think there may be one or two smaller gay places with dance floors still around, but they are 2am clubs, not one of the …

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Daily Grumble

In the winter, the warmer it is outside, the colder it is in my apartment. You see, in apartments that have steam heat, city law only requires the buildings to light the boiler when the temperature falls below 55° between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm and 40° between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am. And since it’s 57° outside right now, …

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Larry Craig: The Cop Started It

Larry Craig’s new defense is two-pronged. 1. The cop started it. 2. It can’t have been disorderly conduct because the law requires two or more victims for a disorderly conduct charge. The undercover police officer who busted U.S. Sen. Larry Craig in a gay-sex sting in an airport bathroom stall couldn’t have been offended by the senator’s notorious foot-tapping – …

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Hillary Upsets Obama In New Hampshire, McCain Trounces Field

Defying pollsters and pundits who had all but crowned Barack Obama, yesterday Hillary Clinton pulled off a stunning upset in the New Hampshire primary, winning narrowly with 39% of the vote to Obama’s 37%. McCain repeated his 2000 win in NH, besting Mitt Romney by 5%. Clinton’s own team had been prepared for a loss. It appears that Obama actually …

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Ron Paul Is Finished

The New Republic today dug up more of Ron Paul’s loathsome old newsletters. They are almost unimaginably offensive and no one is immune as the newsletters attack gays, blacks and Jews with equal relish. From the lengthy New Republic post: The newsletters were particularly obsessed with AIDS, “a politically protected disease thanks to payola and the influence of the homosexual …

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Dykes On Bikes® Wins Trademark Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today turned away a challenge to the trademark application by Dykes On Bikes, the traditional lead group at gay pride parades nationwide. The trademark was challenged by a men’s rights advocacy lawyer who claimed the term denigrated men and was “scandalous and immoral” – grounds for denying a trademark. Dykes On Bikes applied for a trademark …

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Julian Bond Joins Florida’s
Marriage Equality Fight

NAACP head Julian Bond has joined the fight against Florida’s coming statewide ballot on marriage equality. Julian Bond, an icon in the civil rights movement for nearly 50 years and longtime national Chairman of the NAACP, has stepped into a leadership role with the Fairness for All Families Campaign the statewide coalition effort to defeat the deceptively named “Florida Marriage …

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JMG & The SF Gay Men’s Chorus

Well, sorta kinda. Ish. Very ish. Years ago I belonged to an online chat forum populated by aspiring writers, artsy types, and other regular mo’s. One of the forum members I befriended was Steve Schalchlin, the award-winning musical theater writer and performer that I have mentioned here many times. Some of you know Steve from his hit Off Broadway shows …

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