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Open Thread: March 4, 2011

Have you, as a connoisseurs of cat videos, noticed the cutest ones come from Japan? ...

The Real Glee, The Kids of PS22

If you had no idea who the chorus of Public School 22 from Staten Island was until they closed last Sunday's Oscars, you weren't alone, but apparently we are in the minority. ...

Open Thread: Naked Thursday

Can someone please decipher Sarah Palin's tweet yesterday re. Westboro Church, we may actually agree with her but we're unsure... ...

Michael Moore Gets Down with the Union Cause on Laura Flanders's Grit

Michael Moore sets it right the record straight on America's Union on Grit TV with Laura Flanders.   ...

If Draco Malfoy and Elvis Had a Lesbian Rock Star Love Child...

Eat your heart out, Justin Bieber! Meet openly gay 15-year-old Sarah from Denmark's X Factor. Beebs, Sarah is here to make off with your legions of teeny-bopper teenager girl fans. ...

Open Thread: March 2, 2011

Holy sh*t hate groups get to have free-speech too... ...

Academy F**king Award Winner Melissa Leo!

Who didn't love Mellisa Leo's acceptance speech? Too bad the highlight of the evening came at the beginning... ...

March Horoscope

This is a seriously important and dynamic astrological period as witnessed by the sea change of revolution in the Middle East. ...

Open Thread: March 1, 2011

Was there anyone else that was hoping today was Feb 29th? ...

The Beavers Are Coming! The Beavers Are Coming!

Looking forward to another dull, dreary weekend in NYC, bois n' grrlz? Right, me neither. ...

Armory Art Week, SITE fest

Right on the tails of fashion week comes art week in New York City. ...

Lady Gaga - Born This Way Premiere

The premiere of Lady Gaga's Born This Way music video. ...

Daily Dose: Hottie Body Hump Club

Yeeeah. I'm not sure exactly what this is a daily dose of, except that it's pop culture ridic in that flufftastic way that only things bordering on hilarity and utter mortification can be. ...

Open Thread: Zen Monday

Differentiated knowledge is bondage and undifferentiated knowledge is bondage. – Shiva Sutras (1.2) ...

Velvetpark's Official 2011 Oscar's Viewing Party

Alright, kids. Start your moviebuff engines! ...

Features

Its Not Monday, Its Not Thrusday, Its F*cking Friday

Friday Friday Effing Fun Friday. I ran down stairs this morning ate some ceral, rushed to the bus, had to decide if I was gonna sit in the front seat or the back seat. But who cares?! ...

Le Tigre Interview

I'm reposting this interview with Le Tigre, because it seemed appropriate to dig it out of the archive. ...

Open Thread: Mar 25, 2011

What is the one thing you are looking forward to do thing this summer? ...

Lady Gaga's Google Interview

Yesterday Lady Gaga sat down with Marissa Mayer, VP of Marketing for Google, for a 70 min interview for Google. ...

Elizabeth Taylor 1932 – 2011

How do you become a diva icon? Glamor, camp, romance, royalty, tragedy, tenacity, fragility...     ...

Gay Marriage In California: Equality California To Decide Whether To Push For 2012 Ballot Measure
Huffington Post
April 5, 2011

Equality California, the major gay rights organization, is looking into whether or not it will push for a pro-gay marriage ballot measure sometime very soon, probably 2012.

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Massachusetts taps lesbian for top court
Reuters
April 5, 2011

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Monday nominated Barbara Lenk, a lesbian, to fill an opening on the state's highest court.If confirmed, Lenk would be the first openly gay Supreme

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Former judge Michael Kirby wants gay marriage, but not for himself
Herald Sun
April 5, 2011

FORMER High Court judge Michael Kirby says he longs for the day when gay marriage is legal but he and his partner Johan van Vloten probably wouldn't tie the knot.

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Police Raid Shanghai Gay Bar and Detain More Than 60
NY Times
April 5, 2011

The arrests have sent a chill through China’s burgeoning gay community, which in recent years has grown self-confident despite intermittent harassment from the authorities.

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Rhode Island looks at civil unions
Boston.com
April 5, 2011

Rhode Island lawmakers considering a proposal to legalize gay marriage are weighing civil unions as one possible alternative.

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Married Gay Couples Refuse to Lie on Tax Forms
NYTimes.com
April 5, 2011

Some same-sex married couples are challenging the government's requirement that they file separate tax returns.

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Another unprecedented SJC pick
Boston.com
April 5, 2011

Governor Deval Patrick nominated Barbara A. Lenk to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday, choosing an openly gay appellate judge who wed her partner following the high court’s landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

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What Gay and Lesbian Homeowners Need to Know for Tax Season
Gayapolis News
March 31, 2011

Not only did LGBT Americans lose an hour of sleep by setting clocks forward in March, but many of them are still losing sleep as they worry about looming state and federal tax filing deadlines.

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Frank brings back gay, lesbian workplace protection bill
Boston.com
March 31, 2011

U.S. Representative Barney Frank revived a signature piece of legislation today that bars workplace discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people, but acknowledged that the bill has little chance of passing this session.

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Wash. to Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriages
The Advocate
March 31, 2011

A bill heading to Washington governor Chris Gregoire's desk would allow the
state to recognize marriages of gay and lesbian couples performed elsewhere.

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Montana hangs onto unconstitutional law that bans gay sex
Last Word
March 31, 2011

''Keeping an unenforceable law on the books that has been struck down as unconstitutional simply doesn't make sense. Like the bipartisan majority in the Senate, I'm hopeful that Republicans and Democrats in the House will join together to get rid of this outdated law that holds our state back.''

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Mediplacements
Gay people 'at higher risk of chronic illness'
March 31, 2011

Gay people 'at higher risk of chronic illness'. Homosexual and bisexual people...

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Victim of gay-bias attack says it's part of larger problem
NY Daily News
March 31, 2011

The victim of a gay-bias attack in the West Village spoke out Wednesday about growing violence against members of his community.

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Vt. governor comes to RI to support gay marriage
AP
March 31, 2011

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is heading to Rhode Island to show his support for a push to legalize gay marriage in the state.

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Isolation, chronic disease more common among older gays, lesbians
California Watch
March 30, 2011

Aging lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in California have higher rates of chronic disease, mental distress and isolation than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a report released yesterday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

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Headlines

Gay Marriage In California: Equality California To Decide Whether To Push For 2012 Ballot Measure
Huffington Post
April 5, 2011

Equality California, the major gay rights organization, is looking into whether or not it will push for a pro-gay marriage ballot measure sometime very soon, probably 2012.

Massachusetts taps lesbian for top court
Reuters
April 5, 2011

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Monday nominated Barbara Lenk, a lesbian, to fill an opening on the state's highest court.If confirmed, Lenk would be the first openly gay Supreme

Former judge Michael Kirby wants gay marriage, but not for himself
Herald Sun
April 5, 2011

FORMER High Court judge Michael Kirby says he longs for the day when gay marriage is legal but he and his partner Johan van Vloten probably wouldn't tie the knot.

Police Raid Shanghai Gay Bar and Detain More Than 60
NY Times
April 5, 2011

The arrests have sent a chill through China’s burgeoning gay community, which in recent years has grown self-confident despite intermittent harassment from the authorities.

Rhode Island looks at civil unions
Boston.com
April 5, 2011

Rhode Island lawmakers considering a proposal to legalize gay marriage are weighing civil unions as one possible alternative.

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