Tag Archives: JMG

So I Wasn’t Selected For Grand Jury Service

Yesterday the names of 102 New York County voters were placed into a drum in the courthouse in downtown Manhattan for grand jury service selection. Mine was not one of the 92 names randomly pulled to form four 23-person grand juries. As I mentioned on Facebook yesterday afternoon, when I left with the nine other dismissed “leftovers,” I felt a …

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Ricky Loved Madonna

Gentle readers, today is Madonna’s 58th birthday. Below is a short story that first appeared on JMG on this day in 2006, a date which, as you’ll see, plays a role in the story. Ricky Loved Madonna Twenty years ago today, August 16th 1986, I was a few months into a new job with AMC Theatres, a position that I …

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So I Start Grand Jury Service Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning I report to the New York County Supreme Court in downtown Manhattan for grand jury service. Unlike with regular juries, there is no voir dire process and there appears to be little chance I’ll be dismissed for being self-employed, a social justice activist, a journalist with a long history of being critical of the police, or a hologram. …

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Facebook Blocks Ad-Blockers

The New York Times reports: Digital ads pop up online so frequently and ubiquitously that many people are using software to block them. But if you try to stop ads from showing up on Facebook’s desktop website, you will now be out of luck: The social network has found a way to block the ad blockers. On Tuesday, Facebook flipped …

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PHOTOS: Seen At The Democratic Convention

In case you’re not following JMG on Facebook (and really, why aren’t you?) below are some of the photos I took at and around the Democratic convention. As you’ll see, I came across nutjob homocons, amusing vendors, Martin O’Malley, Terry McAuliffe, Jill Stein, Michael Dukakis, Adele Dazeem, Jim Obergefell, Howard Dean, and Barney Frank, whose husband was NOT having it …

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Please Like JMG On Facebook For Philly Coverage

The 2016 Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia on Monday. Please like the JMG page on Facebook for photos, commentary, and live-streamed video as I work the halls of the Wells Fargo Center and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (The “like” button is also on the JMG front page.) I’ll arrive on Saturday afternoon to attend a few of the …

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My Latest Pride Life Column: Their Phones Kept Ringing

My latest column has been posted to the website of Britain’s Pride Life Magazine, where instead of my usual recap on the state of LGBT rights in America, I’ve written about today’s one month anniversary of the Pulse Massacre and how June 12th went for me. As many of you know, I’m from Orlando and today’s piece is in response …

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Watching The Defectives

Gentle readers, I’m rerunning my annual Pride rant for the twelfth year. I wrote this post in 2005 a couple of days after attending Pride here in NYC. In the following years I’ve reposted it in advance of Pride in the hope of encouraging you to attend your local events. Have a wonderful Pride month. Love each other. Watching The …

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POSTED: My Seventh Column For Pride Life

Back in February, I launched a twice-monthly column for the website of Britain’s Pride Life magazine, a quarterly LGBT rights and lifestyle magazine. Today’s seventh installment is titled Obama Administration Takes Bold Action On Transgender Rights. Hit the link for my status report on trans rights, Target, hate groups, and the feds. DISCLOSURE: Pride Life is owned by the US …

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POSTED: My Sixth Column For Pride Life

Back in February, I launched a twice-monthly column for the website of Britain’s Pride Life magazine, a quarterly LGBT rights and lifestyle magazine. Today’s sixth installment is titled Transgender Rights Take Center Stage In US Presidential Race. Hit the link for my status report on Trump, Cruz, Target, and North Carolina. DISCLOSURE: Pride Life is owned by the US company …

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TODAY: Twelve Years Of JMG

Today is the twelfth 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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POSTED: My Fifth Column For Pride Life

Back in February, I launched a twice-monthly column for the website of Britain’s Pride Life magazine, a quarterly LGBT rights and lifestyle magazine. Today’s fifth installment is titled This Week In US Politics: Battle Over LGBT Rights Inflames Nation. Hit the link for my status report on the situation in North Carolina and Mississippi. DISCLOSURE: Pride Life is owned by …

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Ninth Cativersary

Nine years ago this week I brought Shelley (formerly “Little Gray”) home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 20 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+, the last of which might explain the “owner surrender” notation on her adoption papers. Shelley was so freaked out upon arrival in my apartment that she first tried to escape by climbing up …

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POSTED: My Fourth Column For Pride Life

Last month I launched a twice-monthly column for the website of Britain’s Pride Life magazine, a quarterly LGBT rights and lifestyle magazine. Today’s fourth installment is titled This Week In US Politics: Things Get Ugly All Around. Hit the link for my update on the GOP race and the situation in North Carolina. DISCLOSURE: Pride Life is owned by the …

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POSTED: My Third Column For Pride Life

Last month I launched a twice-monthly column for the website of Britain’s Pride Life magazine, a quarterly LGBT rights and lifestyle magazine. Today’s third installment takes a look at the never-ending Trump controversies, his down-ballot effect on other GOP candidates, Hillary Clinton’s AIDS gaffe, and the delegate standings in the Democratic race. Clickety-click the link. DISCLOSURE: Pride Life is owned …

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Ted Shoebat: JMG Is A “Filthy Sodomite”

Rats. I rather preferred his dad’s term: “sodomite blasphemer.” Anyway, I’m continuing to get pulled into nutjob Christian infighting. Shoebat writes: Peter LaBarbera was blocked from entering Canada, and he goes before the media showing how persecuted he is, but yet he wants to block me — a Christian — from being in a documentary for being more politically incorrect …

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POSTED: My Second Column For Pride Life

Two weeks ago I launched a twice-monthly column for the website of Britain’s Pride Life magazine, a quarterly LGBT rights and lifestyle magazine. Today’s second installment picks up on last week’s rundown of the leading GOP presidential candidates, their varying anti-LGBT positions, how they fared in the early primaries, and their unified calls to block President Obama from appointing the …

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Walid Shoebat: Anti-Gay Activists Worship JMG

Last week I reported that Christian activist Ted Shoebat has agreed to debate fellow anti-LGBT activist Michael Brown over whether Jesus would stone homosexuals to death. On Friday night Shoebat’s father, an allegedly fake former Palestinian terrorist, accused “sodomite blasphemer” me of tricking Brown, Peter LaBarbera, and other anti-gay nutjobs into calling me their lord and personal savior. Because of …

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LAUNCHED: My New Column In Britain’s Pride Life

Launching today is my new twice-monthly politics column for Britain’s Pride Life, a quarterly LGBT rights and lifestyle magazine. In today’s first column I rate four leading GOP presidential candidates based on their potential threat to LGBT civil equality. While my assessments may seem a bit rudimentary to regular readers of this here website thingy, I thought it might be …

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I Will Hold You Ten Times

As longtime readers 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 Day birthday parties for himself, would have been 59 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. I …

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