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Wire Daises – Gay Boy

Cute tune and video from UK band Wire Daisies, but the lyrics are a little confusing. You’re a gay boy, and it shows. But it’s OK boy, nobody knows. It shows, but nobody knows? Shrug.

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Unshocking Poll: New York Dirty But Fun

According to 60,000 readers of Travel + Leisure, the top three cities in the U.S. in terms of gay-friendliness are San Francisco, New Orleans, and Portland, Oregon. New York is the 7th most mo-friendly. New York ranks last in cleanliness (I’d put 17th place SF there), affordability, and access to outdoors, but Gotham is first in overall culture, people watching, …

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Open Thread Thursday

Browsing a newsstand before my flight to SF earlier this month, I was struck by how rarely I buy magazines these days. I don’t even subscribe to any anymore, preferring to read on the web. I still pick up the odd copy of something every now and then, but only if a story is particularly interesting to me. What magazines …

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Speaking Of Fire-Fighting…

The Huffington Post is reporting that Barack Obama has just told a group of gay activists in New Hampshire that he will now have a gay minister open his fundraisers in South Carolina. Sort of to, you know, balance the rest of the bill – gay-haters like Donnie McClurkin and gospel singers Mary, Mary. And Jesse Jackson should open the …

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“Ex-Gay”: God Is Burning San Diego Because Of Gay Rights

“They shook their fists at God and said, “We don’t care what God says, we will issue our legal brief to support gay marriage in San Diego!” Then Mayor Jerry Sanders mocked the Christian vote and signed off on this rebellious legal document to support same-sex marriage. And then the streets of La Jolla under the Mt. Soledad Cross began …

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How To Kill Nightlife

I ripped off this bottle service menu at Lotus last night, just to show you non-New Yorkers what this new “gilded age” is doing to nightlife in Manhattan. With hedge-fund managers and other Wall Streeters happy to plunk down $620 to have a $40 bottle of Grey Goose on their table, what sense does it make for club owners to …

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Grampa Goes Out

Last night Paul and I went to HX Magazine’s 16th anniversary party at Lotus. Lots of gay publishing types were in the house, including Genre editor Neal Boulton (former editor of Men’s Fitness) and Genre VP and publisher Bill Kapfer (pictured). Lady Bunny and Robin Byrd were cutting up in a corner, but I didn’t get a chance to grab …

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Foster Parents Lose Kid Over Gay Regs

In the UK, an 11 year-old boy is being removed from the custody of his foster parents, both ministers, after they refused to sign new sexual equality regulations which stipulate that they would not teach their foster children to discriminate against gays. According to the Labour party’s new Sexual Orientation Regulations, part of the Equality Act 2006, discrimination on the …

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White House Comes Out Against ENDA

The White House has finally officially come out against ENDA. Yesterday a “Statement Of Administrative Policy” was released. (PDF.) H.R. 3685 would extend existing exployment-discrimination provisions of Federal law, including those in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to “establish a comprehensive Federal prohibition on employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.” The bill raises concerns …

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