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Live Free Or Fly

JetBlue is running an election contest: “On November 6th, America will elect the next U.S. President. If things don’t go your way, don’t worry. Here’s your chance to get a free flight out of the country with JetBlue. Participate in our poll and login to Facebook to enter. If you change your mind you can always come back. Or not. …

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Email Of The Day – Beyonce

Just in from Beyonce Knowles: Joe — I usually don’t email you — but I have an amazing invitation I have to share. Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there! Until midnight tonight, if you pitch in $15 or whatever you can, you’ll …

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EUROVISION: Iran Accuses Azerbaijan Of Hosting A Gay Parade During Contest

The Eurovision finals are taking place this weekend and as many of Europe’s media outlets poured into Baku, neighboring Iran took to its state-controlled press to accuse host nation Azerbaijan of allowing a “gay parade.” On Wednesday, Iran claimed that the Azerbaijani government was insulting Islam because it was going to allow a “gay parade,” according to the semi-official Fars …

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Eurovision 2012 Recap

Eurovision 2012 contestants performed for a press preview in Amsterdam this weekend. Below is a snippet of each act. I still like France’s Anggun, the Moldovan Ed Norton lookalike, and the Netherlands’ folkie. It doesn’t look like the Russian grannies, my pick to win, made it to the press event. By the way, I heard the Jedward single in a …

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Eurovision: San Marino’s Valentina

Valentina Monetta’s entry for tiny San Marino is an almost novelty song. Originally titled Facebook Uh-Oh, Monetta was informed of the Eurovision rule: “No commercial messages of any kind shall be allowed. A breach of this rule may result in disqualification.” On the final day of eligibility, the track was was reworked and retitled The Social Network Song.

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Eurovision: Azerbaijan’s Sabina Babayeva

I don’t usually like the Eurovision ballads, but this appeals to me, probably because I can tell the remixes are going to be killer. Having won last year, Azerbaijan is this year’s host, and since the host country rarely wins, Sabina doesn’t likely have much of a chance. However, the host country is also automatically in the finals, so we’ll …

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Eurovision 2012: Albania’s Rona Nishliu

When she was 17, Rona Nishliu, now 25, finished fourth in the 2004 season of Albanian Idol. As for this video, I have no idea what’s going on. She’s singing in a box? The lower half of her body IS a box? And of course, there are creepy kids, the hallmark of any serious music video. I’ll admit to giggling …

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Eurovision 2012: France’s Anggun

Anggun is already a major pop star, having sold many millions of records worldwide, particularly in her native Indonesia. Americans might remember her 1998 smash Snow On The Sahara, which was fairly inescapable in gay clubs that summer. As for this, I’m not feeling it.

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Eurovision 2012: Austria’s Trackshittaz

This is so spectacularly brain-meltingly bad, I’ll have to give it two Eurovision stars just for the cheesetasticness. Because damn. The translated lyrics are a riot. “Rednecks have not witnessed such exuberance in a long time!”

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This Is An Actual Thing

Grammy watchers buzzed on Twitter after CBS ran a short teaser for an apparent contest to win a free colonoscopy. It’s a real thing and as the teaser implied, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are involved. Wait, does that make a colonoscopy less scary? If you are the grand prize winner, we will fly you and a companion to New York …

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About.com Opens Nominations

About.com has opened nominations for their Gay Life Readers’ Choice Awards. I’ll confess that I don’t read About.com, but their request for a little publicity was nicer than most of those things that I get. Plus I’m kinda curious about the “Best Gay App” category. At the moment all I can think of is Grindr. What am I missing? And …

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Win A Trip To Montreal Pride

Tourisme Montreal and Montreal Pride are teaming up for a “Queer Of The Year” contest in which five semi-finalists will win trips to this year’s gay pride week. Whether you’re a do-gooder, a diva, the average guy next door, a girl just out of the closet or anywhere in between, from now through May 30, Montreal wants you to visit …

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