Tag Archives: JMG community

Michael Hartney For AT&T

JMG reader and stand-up comedian Michael Hartney stars in the latest commercial for AT&T. Hartney’s laugh in the clip has already been remixed.

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Happy New Year!

Well, it was quite eventful year for this here website thingy. We saw over 15 million hits on just under 8000 posts where all you crazy kids left about one million comments. As a friend of mine likes to say, blogging is like a homework assignment that’s never done but always due. But somehow after almost seven years of JMG, …

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E-Z JMG Tips

It’s time for our year-end E-Z JMG reminder for your lazy-ass convenience. You can subscribe to JMG via any RSS reader (my feed link is also in the left sidebar) and all posts will appear in full in your reader. (I recommend Google Reader for its simplicity.) New posts are also automatically pinged to my Twitter feed (click “follow”) and …

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SLIDESHOW: Fort Lauderdale JMG Readers

We had a fantastic group of guys show up for our JMG readers meet-up in Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors. Thanks to everybody for coming out! I’ll add some more photos from Father Tony’s camera shortly. Man, I look tired after a week at Island House. Yikes.

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FORT LAUDERDALE: JMG Reader Meet-Up At Georgie’s Alibi, Tomorrow At 9PM

Just a reminder that we’ll be having our Fort Lauderdale JMG reader meet-up at Georgie’s Alibi in Wilton Manors tomorrow night at 9PM. My apologies that this one is on a weeknight, but anything else doesn’t work with Xmas falling over the weekend. I’m looking forward to meeting lots of you tomorrow!

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FORT LAUDERDALE: JMG Reader Meet-Up At Georgie’s Alibi On Dec. 21st At 9PM

We’ll be having our Fort Lauderdale JMG reader meet-up at Georgie’s Alibi in Wilton Manors on Tuesday, December 21st at 9PM. Apologies that this one isn’t on a weekend night, but that doesn’t work out during Xmas week. I’m looking forward to seeing lots of you there!

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JMG Reader Joe Shaw Elected To Huntington Beach City Council

JMG reader Joe Shaw, who comments here as “Another Joe,” has been elected to the Huntington Beach, California city council and is currently the only openly gay elected official in all of Orange County. From earlier this week, here’s his opening speech to the council. Congratulations, Councilman Shaw!

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SLIDESHOW: Philly JMG Reader Meet-Up

Despite the one-day notice, last night we had a great crowd of folks come out for the JMG reader meet-up at Philadelphia’s Westbury Bar. I had a blast time chatting with so many of you and, of course, continuing onward to the famous/infamous Bike Stop.

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SATURDAY AT 8PM: JMG Reader Meet-Up
At Philadelphia’s Westbury Bar

Sorry for the last minute notice, but based on suggestions from the Facebook gang, we’ve decided on the Westbury Bar for tomorrow’s 8pm JMG reader meet-up in Philadelphia. Westbury is at 261 South 13th Street in the heart of the gayborhood and (I’m told) meets our requirements of dive-y, friendly, and not too loud. I hope to meet lots of …

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Election Returns Tonight On JMG

I’ll be up very late tonight (as long as I can keep my eyes open) to report election results, particularly those that will impact LGBT issues. Of course, the final result of many races may not be known for weeks, as vote-by-mail states only had to have today’s postmark for ballots to be valid. Follow JMG on Twitter, where I’ll …

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SLIDESHOW: Reader Meet-Up DC

We had a great crowd show up for the JMG reader meet-up at DC’s Green Lantern last night, where I got to put faces to some of our more well-known screen names. Thanks to everybody for coming out, it was great to meet all of you!

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REMINDER: Post-Rally JMG Reader Meet-Up At DC’s Green Lantern

If you are attending tomorrow’s Rally For Sanity in Washington DC, we’re holding a post-event JMG reader meet-up at the Green Lantern bar at 8PM. Hit the link for directions and a map. Looking forward to meeting lots of you there!

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JMG Thanks Reader Dave Evans!

As a very active week on JMG comes to a close (almost 200 posts!), I’d like to take a moment to thank reader Dave Evans of Cleveland, who via his video news clipping work provides us with many breaking items of LGBT interest. Dave scours the cable outlets and chat shows for relevant items and often has them posted to …

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WASHINGTON: 8PM Post-Rally JMG Reader Meet-Up At Green Lantern Bar

Based on reader responses and the advice of JMG-ers in DC, we’ve decided to hold next Saturday’s DC reader meet-up at the Green Lantern, which is down an alley (Halloween! Spooky!) just off Thomas Circle near 1111 14th Street. (That’s the address the bar manager suggested is easiest to find from the street.) The Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally runs noon …

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Who’s Going To DC Next Weekend?

I’ll be in DC next weekend for the Rally To Restore Sanity. Who else here is going? The rally runs from noon until 3pm on Saturday and I’m thinking we might do a JMG reader meet-up that evening. I’ve put a couple of feelers out to find us a venue and am open to your suggestions. We had a ton …

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Carl Siciliano On LGBT Teen Suicides

At the Ali Forney Center’s annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, executive director Carl Siciliano spoke passionately about the recent rash of LGBT youth suicides and the mission of his organization to create safe spaces for queer kids attempting to escape hopeless (and often brutal) home situations. Watch this. After his speech, Carl dropped a bit of a bombshell. Last year …

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SLIDESHOW: San Francisco JMG Meet-Up

I had a fantastic time meeting a ton of JMG readers at last night’s meet-up at the Castro’s Edge Bar. Many longtime JMG’ers were in the house, including Huntington, Castro Craig, Sean Chapin, KitchenBeard, and NoCal Drummer. Wacky SF performance artist Philip Huang even showed up! I was sorta pulled in ten directions at once, so I hope I got …

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JMG Reader Birdie Battles Christianists Over Indiana’s Cupcake Controversy

Father Tony tips us that JMG reader Birdie (real name Betty Greene Salwak) took part in Indianapolis’ Fox News “face-off” to battle the American Family Association over the refusal of a local bakery to fill the order of a campus LGBT rights group. Read our heroine’s statement in full on the Fox 59 website. Note that Fox edits the below …

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Glitch Report

As a few of you have pointed out by email, a handful of posts from the last week seem to have vanished. The problem was first noticed last night and appears to be continuing. I’m checking into this, but nothing has been noted on the host’s “issues” page thus far. The posts do appear to remain in the RSS feed. …

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JMG Reader Meet-Up: 8PM Friday, October 8th At The Castro’s Edge Bar

We decided on the Edge because it’s not too loud and shouldn’t be too crowded with others at that hour. Plus, I heart dive bars. This is your chance to meet the JMG reader behind that sexy avatar. Hope to meet lots of you there!

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