Tag Archives: friendship

SuperMegaMassive Daily Grumble

See me standing in from of Gilbert Baker’s fancy new March On Washington banner? Can you tell I’m dying a little inside? You see, the MOW is tentatively scheduled for October 10th, which happens to be my 50th birthday. Very cool, you say? No, no, dammit NO. About six months ago my generous and beloved family of friends decided that …

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Ashes, Part 2

Continued from last week’s reposting of Ashes, Part 1. When Gary died, we scattered his ashes into the Gulf Of Mexico off Pass-A-Grill beach. That was the gay section of the beach in St. Petersburg and Gary had stipulated that we release his ashes in that place where he’d spent so many languorous afternoons with his best friends. Then we …

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I Will Hold You Ten Times

As longtime readers may know, there are four or five JMG entries that I repost every year. This is one of them. My dear friend Daniel Johnson, who threw the most kickass Groundhog’s Day birthday parties for himself, would have been 52 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. …

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Flashback: Ten Years Ago Tonight

Left to right at a NYE 1998 party at my place in the Castro: Marty, me, Jerry, Robb, Jim, Robert (center, my roommate), Ed, and Ken. Half of those guys were visiting from Fort Lauderdale….the house was very busy that weekend, as I recall. Regarding my silver metallic shirt (since I know you’ll bring it up) – I used to …

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Membership

ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. I also wrote about Barney here. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS DayMembership Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas Luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a …

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“Own It, Work It, Grab An Ankle”….

….so said our waiter as he took this picture after our big homo-family Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. We were the last party to leave the dining room and I guess he finally felt safe to come out to us, although we’d instantly pegged him when we were seated. It was another wonderful holiday meal, our third consecutive year at this restaurant, …

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Gonna Dress You Up In Mylar

Last night my buddy Leif Wauters (below right, with the silver claw) took me to Oakland for a giant sci-fi themed 40th birthday party for local bear Noel Casale, pictured here showing his expired Logan’s Run light. The party was held at Bench And Bar, a cavernous gay Latino club which was wall-to-wall mylar and tin-foil adorned bears. Crazy, fun, …

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McSuper Makes It Legal

Congratulations go out to our dear friends Mark Superdaddy Kane and Tim McSweeney, who slipped off to Provincetown last week and got married after thirteen years of living in sin. While we all feel a tiny bit cheated that we didn’t get to get drunk and cry over exchanged e e cummings poems or whatever, what Mark and Tim did …

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Summer Streets, Week Two

Seven of us did another all day (seven hours!) bike ride yesterday, enjoying the second week of Manhattan’s fantastic Summer Streets program. Above are Craig, Farmboy C, Little David, Chris, Dr. Jeff, and Father Tony posing on the pier at Brooklyn Bridge Park. We started up at East 69th where we found the downtown route on Park Avenue at least …

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Ricky Loved Madonna

As longtime readers know, there are a handful of short stories from my archives that I repost annually. Today is Madonna’s 50th birthday and this story makes its third appearance in memory of a departed friend. Ricky Loved MadonnaToday is August 16th. It’s Madonna’s 48th birthday. That’s not something of which I’d ordinarily make note……… Twenty years ago today, August …

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Pride 2008 Photo Recap

I finally found my memory stick from Pride 2008, so here’s a quick photo recap of the day. Our gang gathered at the corner of Christopher & Gay, as always, and while the intermittent rainstorms drenched the crowd and the marchers, each crack of thunder only brought a joyous roar from attendees and nobody seemed to flee. Below are the …

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June 1970: The Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day March

Richard Davis at the NYC Gay & Lesbian Community Center sends us this wonderful clip about the very first gay pride march in June 1970: The Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day March. Watch members of SAGE reminisce. It’s lovely. Watch the entire show here. Tomorrow night the SAGE members featured in this clip will appear on a panel to discuss …

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Bears, Otters, And 10,000 Assorted Pervs

Folsom Street East was a barrel of monkeys pony boys yesterday. Despite the on and off thunderstorms early in the day, West 28th Street was mobbed by 4pm. And when the rain returned for an hour or so, there was no available cover for most of us, so we all just left our cakes out in the rain. Pretty much …

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GB:NYC 5: Bloggers, Bears, And A Mutant

On Friday night, the Farmboyz, Tater, and I started our weekend way uptown in the triple-digits at the book launch party for Joel Derfner’s Swish, where I grabbed this shot of Joel and his editor, Andrew Corbin. Next stop was the opening party for GB:NYC-5 at the HK Lounge in Hell’s Kitchen, where it got so crowded that our nametags …

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25 Bloggers In Central Park

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The Chosen Family

On Saturday night my clan gathered at Nowhere Bar to celebrate Dr. Jeff’s 30th birthday. The next day, the always eloquent Father Tony reflected on our chosen family: As I looked about the room, I saw a few new faces, but mostly those of the men we have come to know over the past few years. Our little brigade has …

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Fur Break

L-R: Dr. Jeff, Damian (NSFW), and Glenn at the Dugout. [Photo credit: Michael A.K.]

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Saturday Night’s Alright

Saturday night Aaron and I were seriously overbooked with commitments to three parties. It’s always feast or famine in my social life and my apologies go out to George for missing out on his housewarming party in Brooklyn Heights. After dropping in at PR guru David Orchard’s 40th birthday bash at the HK Lounge, we attended the going away party …

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Blowoff Photo Recap

Let’s just say that this weekend’s Blowoff was out of control, off the hook, off the chain, or whatever the kids are saying these days. The venue was behind schedule in turning the room over to Mould & Morel, so by midnight the line stretched from Western Beef all the way back to Ninth Avenue. But once everybody was inside, …

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Black Party 2008 Recap

Once again I failed to delay my arrival at the Black Party to an hour more amenable to sustaining my energy until the close of the event, an accomplishment I have only made four or five times in fifteen attendances, of which this year’s was my eleventh consecutive. Boo me. But as I had many out of town friends visiting, …

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