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Ahmandinejad: “We Have No Homos In Iran”

Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia University today at their World Leaders Forum as hundreds of vocal protesters marched outside the venue in a media firestorm. Last week, Ahmandinejad spurred outrage when he requested permission to lay a wreath at Ground Zero. His request was denied. The Iranian dictator’s invitation to speak at Columbia launched a nationwide controversy on …

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Remember The Party – October 7th

The 30th anniversary of San Francisco’s seminal gay nightclub, the Trocadero Transfer, will be celebrated at the original location (now the Glas Kat) on October 7th in a night called Remember The Party. Under the expert tutelage of my favorite DJ in the world, Jerry Bonham, revisit the heady days of “The Troc” in a nine hour marathon of disco …

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Naugle Causes Rift Among Black Activists

Fort Lauderdale’s Naugle debacle is causing a rift among local black activists, with the NAACP coming down on the side of gay activists. On the other side, some black ministers are decrying the NAACP’s involvement, with one saying, ”The NAACP is getting away from their mission . . . the organization never got involved with sex sins. Homosexuals have masterfully …

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Merck Halts HIV Vaccine Trial

Disappointing news. Merck has stopped its promising HIV vaccine trial, after more subjects who received the vaccine contracted the virus that those who got the dummy shots. Merck’s vaccine trial was the farthest along and most closely watched. The National Institute of Health, who partly funded the research, said that not only did the vaccine not prevent infection, it did …

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Chest Hair Abuse

Eagle roof deck, Sunday, 9pm Two guys are ogling the shirtless humpy new bartender…… Guy 1: I like his perfect chest hair distribution.Guy 2: That’s funny.Guy 1: What’s funny about chest hair?Guy 2: Wait, I thought you said you’d like to put him in a chair and abuse him?Guy 1: Chest hair distribution.Guy 2: Oh. Right.Guy 1: But your plan …

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Morning View – White Horse Tavern

On Hudson Street in the West Village, the White Horse Tavern was the major hang-out for “bohemian” artists of the ’50s & 60’s. Famous regulars included Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Hunter S. Thompson and Dylan Thomas – who famously drank himself to death at the White Horse. The White Horse opened as a bar for longshoremen …

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TroopsOutNow.Org

Yesterday I ran into these folks in the Times Square subway station as they were handing out flyers for next’s week’s anti-war March On Washington. The events, according to the Troops Out Now site: A weeklong encampment directly in front of Congress. A giant billboard and round-the-clock political challenge to Congress to STOP funding the war . Actions every day …

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Alice Ghostley, 81

Beloved television sitcom character actress and Tony winner Alice Ghostley died yesterday at 81. Ghostley won the hearts of gay fans with her portayals of Esmerelda, the ditzsy witch of Bewitched (’69-’72), and Bernice Clifton, the stroke-addled senior befriended by the ladies of Designing Women (’87-’93). Ghostley was a pioneer of early television, appearing in a 1957 musical version of …

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Morning View – My Mezzuzah

Since today is Yom Kippur, I thought I’d show you my mezzuzah. Mah-mah-mah-my mezzuzah. It’s my-i-i-i-i-whoa! (Sorry.) According to the rules, a mezzuzah must be affixed to the right side of a home’s door frame, on the upper-third of the frame within three inches of the doorway opening. There’s a little scroll of Torah verses inside mezzuzahs, whose presence on …

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Meta-Time

You may not be as fascinated with statistics as I am. But this list from BlogWorldExpo caught my eye. Over 57 million Americans read blogs. Over 12 million Americans write blogs. 1.7 million American adults list making money as one of the reasons they blog. 89% of companies surveyed say they think blogs will be more important in the next …

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