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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 61 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. I …

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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 60 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. I …

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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 58 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. I …

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OHIO: Candlelight Vigil For Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn Draws Hundreds

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Sad News: Beloved JMG Community Member Betty “Birdie” Salwak Has Died

It’s my heartbroken duty to let you know that beloved JMG community member Betty Salwak, known to many of you here as Birdie, passed away today of the breast cancer she battled for the last several years. As some of you know, Betty served as JMG’s volunteer behind-the-scenes copy editor, cheerfully correcting my typos, misspellings, and inelegant syntax, for which …

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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 57 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. I …

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Last Night On The Simpsons

The Hollywood Reporter recaps: The Simpsons paid tribute to Marcia Wallace, the voice of teacher Mrs. Krabappel who died Oct. 25, in the show’s opening Sunday night. “We’ll really miss you Mrs. K.,” Bart Simpson wrote on the chalkboard in the credits sequence ahead of Sunday night’s new episode, “Four Regrettings and a Funeral.” Wallace voiced teacher Edna Krabappel on …

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VIDEO: At The Vigil For Mark Carson

TOMORROW: The LGBT Community will hold a march. Monday, May 20th at 5:30 p.m. beginning at the Center, 208 W 13th Street, and proceeding to West 8th Street and 6th Avenue. Following a string of heinous bias attacks against gay men, including the murder of a 32 year old man on Friday night, community members, elected officials, LGBT community leaders …

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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 56 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. I …

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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 Day. Membership  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 …

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TODAY: Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Today is the annual International Transgender Day Of Remembrance. The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in …

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Final NYC AIDS Memorial Design

The final design seems to lack the appropriate solemnity, but at least it looks like an inviting place to sit and reflect. The design for the future New York City AIDS Memorial at St. Vincent’s Hospital Park was approved by Manhattan Community Board 2. The coalition will now work to seek approvals from the Department of City Planning and the …

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WASHINGTON: Continental Staffers Honored At Dulles AIDS Quilt Display

The travel blog Jaunted was moved to tears. Ever just started crying in an airport? Until this week, we’d have answered “no”—and even this week, it wasn’t anything to do with our flight. No, it was the sheer power of the blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt currently on display at Washington Dulles, and in particular this block, “Sewn with …

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NEW YORK CITY: Activists Hold Vigil For Shot Texas Lesbian Teens

Photos and video by JMG reader Phil Davis. More here.

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Vigils Planned For Shot Texas Lesbians

Friday night in Portland, Texas there will be a candlelight vigil for the two teen lesbians found shot in a local park. In San Francisco, a vigil will be held tonight in Harvey Milk Plaza at 7pm. In Washington DC, meet 6pm Friday night at Dupont Circle. Local police say there’s no evidence of a hate crime so far. There …

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Sunday: AIDS Vigil In The Castro

This Sunday the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence will lead the 29th annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial in San Francisco’s Castro District. Similar events will take place that day throughout the world. Health, faith and community-based organizations in some 115 countries will use the event to remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS, to support those living with HIV and …

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Smithsonian AIDS Quilt Exhibit

Panels from the NAMES Project will be on display as part of this summer’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival on Washington DC’s National Mall. The exhibit runs June 27th to July 1st and July 1st thru July 4th. When last measured, the AIDS Quilt weighed 54 tons in its entirety. It’s the largest piece of community folk art in the world. Bring …

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AIDS Petition: Record Their Names

Whichever design is selected for NYC’s proposed AIDS Memorial, it appears that no individual names will be included. There’s a petition to change that. I’m not sure how this could be accomplished, considering that the number of AIDS-related deaths in NYC already far exceeds the number of names on the Vietnam Memorial.

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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’s Day birthday parties for himself, would have been 55 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. I …

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NEW YORK CITY: Developers Overturn Winning Design For AIDS Memorial

Only hours after the winning design for a planned West Village AIDS memorial was announced, the developers of the site rejected that design for one of their own. Rudin Management, which won City Planning Commission approval on Jan. 23 for its plans for the former St. Vincent’s Hospital site, said it will work with the AIDS Memorial Park coalition, Community …

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