Tag Archives: JMG community

JMG Reader Meetup In Tampa

JMG reader Dan writes: “A few of us in the Tampa Bay area are trying to organize a meet-up at the Tampa Theatre on Sunday, Aug 2nd for the Summer Classics Movie Series feature Gone With the Wind. Although we interact regularly with other locals on your forum, we thought it might be fun to meet in person. Can you …

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Morning View – Provincetown

Reminder: Today is our JMG meetup at the Boatslip. We’ll try to corral everybody on far west corner of the deck at 6PM for a group photo, so wear your t-shirt. (Unless you’re taking part in “Singlet Day.” Because that would look silly.)

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TONIGHT: JMG Reader Meetup At London’s Duke Of Wellington Pub

We won’t have the marriage ruling to celebrate tonight, but I’m sure we can find another reason or three to lift a few pints at the Duke Of Wellington pub in Soho. And the first three guys that come up to me and say “Obergefell” get a free JMG t-shirt. I’ll be there around 9PM providing I don’t get lost.

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NEXT WEEK: JMG Reader Meetup At London’s Duke Of Wellington Pub

As I mentioned on Facebook a few days ago, the overlords at Pride Magazine have rather abruptly decreed that I’m to go to London next week for a few days of “synergy and digital integration planning” with the team of sister publication, Pride Life.  This mean that I’ll miss NYC Pride for the first time since I’ve lived here (argh!) …

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TODAY: Eleven Years Of JMG

Today is the eleventh blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time …

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Here Are The Winners Of Signorile’s Book

Michelangelo Signorile’s latest book It’s Not Over goes on sale nationwide today. The publisher provided us with three copies to give away and the winners of last week’s swag contest are JMG readers TimCA, Mike In Texas, and David Milley. The winners were selected using a random number generator and have been notified via Disqus.

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JMG Commenting Reminder

As I regularly do, today I again caution you that even the most idle and “jokey” threats of physical harm to any person or property are completely unacceptable on JMG.  Also strongly discouraged are expressed wishes of physical harm to others by any means, including natural ones. Please remain aware that JMG comments are often scoured by the enemies of …

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IRELAND: JMG Reader Gets His Straight Friends To Pledge “Yes” Vote On Marriage

JMG reader Gerard took part in Ireland’s #VoteWithUs social media campaign by getting his straight friends to pledge their “Yes” votes in the May referendum. Gerard owns the Copper Kettle pub in County Cavan.

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Open Thread Thursday

Quarterly book report time. What are you reading?

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Open Thread Thursday

Many JMG readers have already friended each other on Facebook. This week JMG reader SpiderPig suggests ramping up the community connectivity by sharing your Twitter handles.

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Happy New Year, JMG Community!

Yet another eventful year has come and gone for this here website thingy, which hit the decade mark back in April. In 2014 we saw about 28 million pageviews on about 7000 posts on which you crazy kids left over a million comments. As I mention in this post every year, blogging is like a homework assignment that is never …

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Open Thread Thursday

Where are you today? Who are you with?

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Morning View – Island House

All is quiet at this early hour at the Island House. As usual there are some JMG readers here this week: two self-proclaimed “flying monkeys” from Minneapolis, Mike from Atlanta, Russ from Manhattan, and a boisterous bear couple from Surrey, England. Say hello, boys!

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Open Thread Thursday

Where will you be in one week? Who will you be with?

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JMG Reader Prevails: NYC Eases Birth Certificate Rules For Trans Citizens

The New York City Council today approved an ordinance that allows transgender citizens to correct the gender on their birth certificates without undergoing surgery. Today’s action comes after JMG reader Joann Prinzivalli (top left) and three others sued the city. From the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund: “We are thrilled by the passage of this legislation,” said TLDEF Executive …

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Guest Post: Carl Siciliano

“We won’t have a faggot in our house.” Those are the words M heard after his mother died of cancer. He was 16. His mom had loved and accepted him. But not his aunt and uncle. They took in his little brother, but left M to fend for himself in the streets. M lived in a town in Florida that …

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Open Thread Thursday

Tonight President Obama will announce an executive order on immigration reform that has the GOP threatening to shut down the federal government. We’ve talked about our roots in this post in the past, but today let’s hear how your family actually got to America. My own namesake arrived in Manhattan on a steamship out of Wales in 1871. How and …

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Open Thread Thursday

Share your favorite recipes and if you’ve got them, photos of the finished products.

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Open Thread Thursday

Quarterly book report time. What are you reading?

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Meet Ms. Equality Case Files

As I’ve said here before, over the last few years JMG has increasingly become a de facto collaborative community blog. Sure, I write all the posts, but much of the content here is driven by your emailed, tweeted, and Facebook’d tips – without which this here website thingy wouldn’t be nearly so fast to report the latest developments. Recently a …

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