Tag Archives: JMG community

NEW YORK CITY: Ali Forney Drop-In Center Destroyed By Hurricane Sandy

A terrible message from Carl Siciliano: Dear Friends,  Yesterday we were finally able to inspect our drop-in center in Chelsea, half a block from the Hudson River. Our worst fears were realized; everything was destroyed and the space is uninhabitable. The water level went four feet high, destroying our phones, computers, refrigerator, food and supplies. This is a terrible tragedy …

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Horn Blowing

An amusing email from JMG reader Cindy: Hi, Joe, I had an interesting call at the phone banks last night. I have been volunteering calling voters 3 or 4 nights a week to fight the MN marriage amendment, and last night I was given a list of voters who previously said they’d be voting yes (to limit marriage to one …

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Slideshow: JMG Meetup In The Castro

We had some great fun last night at the JMG meetup at the Edge last night. I only hope I got to properly thank everybody for riding along with us on this here website thingy. Extra thanks go out to Dan Savage for enduring the Edge’s apparent transformation into a mini-disco, completely with go-go boys and a DJ. Gawd, that …

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Tonight: JMG Meetup At The Edge

Tonight we’ll be holding a JMG readers meetup at the Edge bar in the Castro at 8PM. We had a great crowd last time!

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Friday: JMG Reader Meetup In The Castro

This Friday drop by the Edge in the Castro after 8pm and meet some of your fellow JMG readers. Our last San Francisco meetup was two years ago!

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Longtime JMG Reader Weds In NYC

Father Tony performed the wedding of another JMG reader this weekend in NYC! Tony writes: Last night at City Winery, I joined in marriage long time JMG reader and past NYC Pride March director Maurice Michaane (right) and Dr. Michael Owen.  I spoke to the two families—Brooklyn Jewish and Kentucky Presbyterian — about how this ceremony represents the fruition of …

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Disqus Commenting Update

As you’ll note, the comments counter is now active, thanks to help from the Disqus support team who was very kind about my completely inept coding attempts. (Thanks Mat!) They are also working to restore as much of the commenting histories as possible and those should begin appearing on older posts soon.  You may also be seeing a much faster …

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Disqus Commenting Is (Sort Of) Here

As you’ll note, the JS-Kit commenting system has gone out of business right on schedule. Please bear with me today as we continue to try to import your comment histories into Disqus. That file, as you’d might expect, is over three million comments in size and the JK-Kit guy told me it was their “Guinness World Record.”  Cross your fingers. …

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Open Thread Thursday

Sometime after 6pm yesterday Google forced all its remaining “old Blogger” users onto its new posting interface with no apparent ability to revert to the old system. (Go to Twitter and search for “Blogger” and “interface” for howls of anguish in all human languages.) As I loathe change and am ridiculously not tech-savvy, I’d been clinging to the old system …

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Wednesday On The DNC Arena Floor

NOTE 1: West Virginia LGBT delegate Jerry Brookover is a daily JMG reader. NOTE 2: Tom Ammiano was the first out public school teacher in California when the infamous Briggs Initiative sought to ban all homosexuals from being teachers. Ammiano founded No On Six (Briggs) with Harvey Milk and the initiative was defeated in 1978. After several terms on the …

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Coming This Fall On Logo

Starring JMG reader BStewart23. Send in your audition tapes quickly, those sixteen slots will be filled fast. Ahem.

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Longtime JMG Reader Weds In NYC

Father Tony writes us this morning with some happy news: “At sunset on Friday night, longtime JMG reader Sean Smith (blue shirt) married his partner of 15 years, Kevin Beckford. On JMG, they had read about my policy of asking couples to donate to the Ali Forney Center in lieu of a fee and thought this was a good idea. …

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The AFA’s Comic Book Bible Is Out!

Anxious to learn more about homosexuality, witchcraft, and sorcery, JMG reader Simeon sent off for the AFA’s free comic book bible. Get yours here.

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Comments Warning

Several times each year I urge JMG readers to never post comments advocating the physical harm of any person or place. Suggesting that the enemies of equality “kill themselves” falls into that category. Such comments will be removed the moment I learn of them and repeated infractions will result in banning. Please don’t give them ammunition against us.

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Indiana Paper Lauds JMG Reader

The Indianapolis Star today published a profile of JMG reader Mike, noting his cybersleuthing in finding the local church where a four year-old boy sang “Ain’t No Homos” to the wild applause of the congregation. How Mike was able to push an obscure video into the public consciousness reveals something about the changing face of citizen sleuthing. While some citizen …

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Providence JMG Meet-Up

Fun locals and drunk Netroots attendees!

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TONIGHT: JMG Meetup In Providence

Reminder: The JMG meet-up for Providence will be at 10PM tonight at The Stable. We’ll likely be in the back patio area where the locals tells us there’s a bit more room and where the music isn’t so loud. The Stable is easily walkable from the Netroots Nation host hotel (two blocks!) and some of us will be coming from …

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RHODE ISLAND: JMG Meet-Up This Friday At Providence’s The Stable Bar 10pm

The JMG meet-up for Providence will be at 10PM this Friday at The Stable. We’ll likely be in the back patio area where the locals tells us there’s a bit more room and where the music isn’t so loud. The Stable is easily walkable from the Netroots Nation host hotel and some of us will be coming from that evening’s …

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JC Penney Responds To JMG Reader

JMG reader Mike shares his email exchange with JC Penney: Dear JCP, I love you guys. I have never been into a JC Penney store, but after seeing your ad with Cooper Smith and Todd Koch and their kids … well, you guys rock. I will find something to buy, just to say thank you!! sincerely, mike Dear Mike, Thank …

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My Quarterly Comments Comment

As I do every quarter, today I caution you that even the most idle and “jokey” threats of physical harm to any person or property are completely unacceptable on JMG. Also please remain aware that JMG comments are scoured daily by the enemies of civil equality who look for any opportunity to republish ill-considered reactions to the news reported here. …

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