Tag Archives: politics

First Openly Gay Black State Legislator

Rep. Jason Bartlett, a Connecticut state legislator, became America’s first openly gay black statewide-elected politician yesterday when he came out to the press and public for the first time. The Danbury Democrat ended widespread speculation about his sexuality during an interview with the Danbury News Times. “For me the decision came down to why not now,” Bartlett told the paper. …

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HomoQuotable – Brian Paddick

“One right-wing newspaper is, I think, delving away hoping he is going to turn out to be a 19-year-old rent boy. If they do identify him and catch up with him they are going to be greatly disappointed in terms of news worthiness. I have, by running for political office, decided to some extent give up some of my privacy. …

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Perfected: The Ann Coulter Song

From Barely Political, the people who brought us I Got A Crush On Obama, comes Perfected, a musical rip on Ann Coulter’s recent remarks that Jews need to be “perfected” by becoming Christians. (Via- Queerty.)

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The New Gay Stereotype

Embiggen for a laugh. (Via – Salon.)

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Mayor Dirtwoman

JMG reader Rob hipped me to the Richmond, Virginia mayoral candidacy of Donnie Corker, aka Dirtwoman, a locally-reknowned transvestite who has promised to dress in drag every day if elected. I’m going to get all the prostitutes off the street,” says Corker, who once made his living alongside them. “I’m going to work with the City Council people. And I’m …

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A Chorus Line

Damn. What IS it with these wacky Republicans? They are doing so much toe-tapping, we’ve got us a kick-line from one end of the Mississippi to the other. Joey DiFatta, 53, running for the Louisiana state senate, was revealed last yesterday to have been detained twice for suspicion of Craigian conduct. Once for peeking at a man through a stall …

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Larry Craig: Still Guilty

In a 27-page decision, the judge reviewing Sen. Toe-Tapper’s case has refused to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea. Judge Charles Porter: “The defendant, a career politician with a college education, is of at least above-average intelligence. He knew what he was saying, reading and signing.” Now let’s see if Tearoom Larry decides to un-unresign. UPDATE: Larry Craig responded …

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Merkel Über Alles

Forbes has published their annual list of the most powerful women in the world. German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the list for the second year in a row, but Condoleeza Rice falls to #4. Oprah’s at #21, Hillary at #25, Nancy Pelosi at #26. Rankings are calculated based on a composite of visibility (based on press mentions) and economic impact …

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Craig Likely To Resign Today

GOP insiders are leaking news of Sen. Larry Craig’s probable resignation today. Several prominent Republicans have called for Craig to resign, but the RNC has held off doing the same so far, hoping that Craig would take the step on his own. Barney Frank, who’s had his own run with sexual scandal, said earlier this week that Craig should not …

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Sen. Craig Already In Senate Hotseat

This story is moving quickly. A photo of Sen. Craig’s arresting officer is already out. And a government watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, has filed a complaint with the Senate ethics committee requesting an inquiry into Sen. Larry Craig’s tearoom antics. And the Idaho Statesman has already dug up a man “with close ties to Republican …

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DC Rumor Mill: Cheney On Johns List

It appears to be based on DC coffee-house gossip, but the #1 story on Digg right now is a rumor that Dick Cheney is also on the DC Madam’s list of clients. As rumors go, it’s a sweet one. However, I imagine that with PDFs of the phone numbers on the list now widely available, Cheney would have been the …

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Johnslist

The next few days could be interesting in Washington as a federal judge just lifted the restraining order preventing the “DC Madam” for releasing her list of 15,000 clients. With that many people on the list, the damage could be widespread, hitting both parties. But judging by what hookers always say about the great business they get from Republican conventions, …

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No Gay Mayor For Dallas

Openly gay Dallas mayoral candidate Ed Oakley lost today in that city’s runoff election, defeated by retired businessman Tom Leppert. Surprising poll workers, today’s runoff seems to have had higher turnout than last month’s general election. Oakley, who is CFO of a company that owns several Dallas gay bars, called Leppert late today to concede and congratulate him on his …

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The First Gay Mayor Of A Major U.S. City?

Dallas’ openly gay mayoral candidate Ed Oakley is in the final stretch of his campaign as the city prepares for next week’s runoff election. Will Oakley become the first openly gay mayor of a major American city? Current polls show the candidates in a dead heat. The Victory Fund, which supports LGBT candidates nationwide, has issued a letter thanking Oakley …

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Bisexual Wins Seat In NY State Assembly

On Tuesday, openly bisexual Micah Kellner won his special election to the New York State Assembly, defeating Republican, yet gay-friendly and progressive, Gregory Camp. Kellner is the first openly bisexual person ever elected to the state Assembly and joins as the fifth openly LGBT person presently serving in the state legislature. The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund released a statement: …

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Matt Sanchez Responds, Sort Of

NEW VISITORS: The first Matt Sanchez post is here. Yesterday, I emailed Matt Sanchez nine questions. This morning he gave me a very brief response to some of the questions, to which I asked for clarification and elaboration. As of 5pm, I haven’t heard back. The last three questions were sent to Matt in a second email yesterday, which he …

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Spitfire Spitzer

“Listen, I’m a fucking steamroller, and I’ll roll over you and anybody else.” – New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, who yesterday tripled the proposed expenditure for gay community health programs. That proposal may get shot down, there has been some outcry against his new budget, but like many, I continue to be impressed with our new governor. In just over …

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Nobel Nomination For Al Gore

Al Gore has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless work to publicize the issue of global warming. Those eligible to submit nominations include former Nobel winners themselves, members of national governments, selected university professors, and members of the awards committee. The Peace category of the Nobels has been widely criticised for some of its winners in …

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HomoQuotable – Christine Quinn

“I think that the New York City electorate will always elect the person they feel most connected to and the person they think is most competent and effective.” – Christine Quinn, the openly gay Speaker of the New York City council, when asked if NYC is ready for a gay mayor. Quinn is high on the short list of probable …

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