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Open Thread Thursday

A week from today, rather than sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with my bio family in Orlando, I’ll be in a fancy-schmancy midtown restaurant with some of my gay family. Lots of gay folks juggle holiday celebrations between their gay and bio families. Tell us how you do it. Same day, different times? Alternating years? Everybody in the same room?.

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Seattle AIDS Group Turns Culture Police

Dan Savage reports that Seattle’s Lifelong AIDS Alliance has canned Glamazonia, the long-time hostess of its popular Gay Bingo fundraiser, because (get this) of a new sexual harassment policy that does not allow the use of naughty language during its events. Drag queens. No trash talk. The mind reels. Glamazonia, aka Thom Hubert, says, “There was language [in the policy] …

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Washington Blade: CDC To Report
50% Rise In HIV Infections

UPDATE: For those who didn’t read the full Blade report, I should have made it more clear that the below rise in counted HIV infections is primarily due to the better reporting under stricter CDC guidelines. The news remains grim, but the upside will be better funding to address the actual case load. The Washington Blade reports that the CDC …

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No Driver’s License For Illegals

Citing overwhelming opposition, NY Governor Elliot Spitzer has withdrawn his controversial proposal to offer driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Spitzer: “I am not willing to fight to the bitter end on something that will not ultimately be implemented and we also have an enormous agenda on other issues of great importance to New York State that was being stymied by …

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Judith Regan: Fox News Made Me
Lie To Protect Rudy

Former book publisher Judith Regan filed a $100M suit against Fox News parent company News Corp yesterday, claiming that senior executives encouraged her to lie about her affair with disgraced from NYC chief of police Bernard Kerik when he became a nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security. Regan’s suit alleges that News Corp was trying to protect the presidential aspirations …

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Celebrate Divfursity

Believing he is cursed for having stoned two dogs to death as a child, an Indian man is attempting to remove the curse by marrying a dog in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony. P. Selvakumar, a 33-year-old farm labourer from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, married the four-year-old stray bitch after it was bathed and processed to his village …

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Gay Former Cop Runs For London Mayor

London’s former Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner, Brian Paddick, is the Liberal Democrats’ nominee for London mayor. Once the highest-ranked openly gay cop in the world, Paddick, 49, will face popular Labor incumbent Ken Livingstone and Tory candidate Boris Johnson. Earlier this year, Paddick left London’s police force after 30-year career. In 2005, he famously argued with London’s Police Commissioner regarding …

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Tan-Cray-D’oh!

Right-wing fringe presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) has released his first attack ad in Iowa, complete with a bomb explosion. Tancredo, as always, is playing to xenophobes. Job stealers! Jihadists! Close the borders! The Iowa Caucus takes place January 3rd.

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Barney Frank Joins Clinton Campaign

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has endorsed Hillary Clinton and joined her campaign as an economic advisor. Barney Frank: “Based on my work with her on issues involving discrimination, I am convinced that Hillary Clinton is the candidate best equipped to pass laws that will treat all Americans with dignity, fairness and equality, no matter who they are or who they …

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