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Watching The Defectives

Gentle readers, this essay first ran on JMG in 2005, a couple of days after New York City’s Pride Parade. I got so many wonderful emails wishing that I’d made this post before Pride, rather than after it, that last year I ran it again, but on the Friday before the major Pride events around the country began. I do …

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Fired!

Well, I guess the homo rehab and that GLAAD-sponsored PSA didn’t quite do the trick, because ABC has fired Isaiah Washington from Grey’s Anatomy. He will not be returning for the fourth season of the smash hit show. McSteamy and McDreamy are just gonna somehow have to do without McShithead. I’m sure T.R. Knight will issue a polite regret about …

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Morning View – Central Park Reservoir

Officially renamed the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in 1994, the Central Park Reservoir was built in 1858. It covers 106 acres at a depth of 40 feet, but no longer provides fresh water to NYC. That’s the Upper West Side across the water, from the mid-80’s to mid-90’s. I took this photo from Runner’s Gate at E.9oth Street, where many …

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Top Ten Gay Plumbing Terms

Since Surgeon General nominee Dr. James “Asshat” Holsinger likes to use plumbing analogies to illustrate his opposition to gay sex as dangerous and dirty, I’d like to provide him with my top ten favorite gay plumbing terms. 10. Back vent9. Suction head8. Blow bag7. Hole saw6. Discharge tube5. Nipple clamp4. Manhole3. Rim hole2. Reamer And our #1 gay plumbing term: …

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Pride’07 Launches

Pride Magazine 2007, the 10th annual issue of the official publication of gay pride nationwide, has shipped to gayborhoods, LGBT organizations, and local pride committees all over the country. Published in partnership with InterPride, the mentoring, networking, and education coalition of gay pride committees worldwide, by this weekend you will find Pride’07 stacked ass-high from Chelsea to Castro. Contact your …

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Bisexual Wins Seat In NY State Assembly

On Tuesday, openly bisexual Micah Kellner won his special election to the New York State Assembly, defeating Republican, yet gay-friendly and progressive, Gregory Camp. Kellner is the first openly bisexual person ever elected to the state Assembly and joins as the fifth openly LGBT person presently serving in the state legislature. The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund released a statement: …

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Anti-Holsinger Campaign Builds

More information is coming to light about the past of Surgeon General nominee James Holsinger as steam builds in the campaign to oppose his nomination. Kids, Dubya has really out-twatted himself with this homophobic, unscientific, Christer nutjob. Kentucky.com: “In 1991, Dr. James W. Holsinger — a University of Kentucky professor who is President Bush’s nominee for U.S. surgeon general — …

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Boulder Bounty

Lady Miss Oracle spun her wheel yesterday, landing on commenter #49, Carl, of Boulder, Colorado who says, “This is so exciting! It will be a lovely break from reading medical journal articles. Maybe someday I can go there for the annual “Greyhounds on the Beach”. Carl wins Fay Jacobs’ bestselling As I Lay Frying: A Rehoboth Beach Memoir and Jacobs’ …

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Murder, He Blogged

Birthday Party, Upper West Side, Monday, 8PMMomentarily abandoned by the two people at the party that I know well, I am engaged in conversation by a yellow Crocs-wearing, pop-collared, fauxhawked angertwink:Angertwink: So, Rob said you are a writer? JMG: Depends on your definition. I have a blog. AT: A what? A blog? Wait, is that on the internet? JMG: What, …

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Morning View – Cooper-Hewitt

The Cooper-Hewitt, on the Upper East Side at 5th Avenue & 91st, is the national museum of design history and contemporary design. This main building was the former mansion of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. In 1972, the Carnegie Foundation donated the mansion and surrounding property to the Smithsonian, who opened the museum in 1976.

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