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  • The Gay Megillah - A trannie pop star sets Tel Aviv on fire


    The Gay Megillah - A trannie pop star sets Tel Aviv on fire

    Here is the new Israel in a glossy plastic nutshell. The following story does not sound real, but it happened just a few months ago. At an army base in charge of launching troops into Lebanese Hasbeya territory, a soldier came to his commanders and t...

    by Gal Uchovsky on June 22, 1999
  • Thai Beau - Behind the door in gay Bangkok


    Thai Beau - Behind the door in gay Bangkok

    He doesn't know whether to kiss them or kick them. Sometimes he does both. As a transvestite he is nothing unusual in a nation inundated with drag shows. Undefeated in 30 domestic bouts, he is a talented kick-boxer, but not extraordinary in the count...

    by Athima Chansanchai on June 22, 1999
  • 'Yan Daudu' and Proud - Same-Sex Bonds Take Many Forms In Africa Today


    'Yan Daudu' and Proud - Same-Sex Bonds Take Many Forms In Africa Today

    Karim, a travel agent in his early thirties, is enamored of the man who is married to his cousin. Six years ago the cousin caught them in bed. To prevent the scandal of either man being identified as shoga (the swahili word for a receptive partner in...

    by Martin Foreman on June 22, 1999
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    Paradise Lost - Struggling to be gay in the land of 'one love'

    In Ras Bobo's ultimate horror, Jagaica the fantasy gay paradise that, in its heyday, rivaled resorts such as Negril, Montego Bay, and Ocho Rios in hedonistic delectation is awash in blood. The gay world has been overrun by the third world: hundreds...

    by Peter Noel on June 22, 1999
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    Tin Meisters

    Go to the back of St. Mark's Bookshop on East 9th Street, where you will see an information desk. The front of that desk has six shelves filled with literary magazines, at knee level. Find the one whose cover is the color of cedar and has the words "...

    by Cynthia Cotts on June 22, 1999
  • Kicking Off - U.S. Smells Victory


    Kicking Off - U.S. Smells Victory

    Standing in the middle of Giants Stadium in the moments before the opening match of the 1999 Women's World Cup, U.S. forward Tiffeny Milbrett had no solid plans to go beyond pregame pleasantries when team captain Carla Overbeck introduced her to FIFA...

    by Denise Kiernan on June 22, 1999
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    Surrender the Alamodome

    You gotta think the San Antonio Spurs are riding high with an NBA championship in sight. But team majority owner Peter Holt has a far more valuable goal in mind. For the umpteenth time in the three years he's owned the Spurs, Holt is arguing that he ...

    on June 22, 1999
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    Silas Jayne - Horse Breeder/Show Jumper

    "If Si Jayne liked your horse and made you an offer," a Chicago horseperson once said, "you'd better let him have it, or he'd get it somehow, even if he had to kill it." Or you. By 1987, when he died of leukemia at age 80, successful horse breeder ...

    by John Stravinsky on June 22, 1999
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    Gay Is Global - Three decades after Stonewall the movement it spawned has become a worldwide symbol of freedom

    Thirty years ago this week, a motley crew of queers got mad as hell and wouldn't take it anymore. The riot they started in Greenwich Village gave birth to gay liberation, a movement that flowered in the fertile climate of the sixties. Three decades l...

    by Richard Goldstein on June 22, 1999
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    2004, Stupid - Starr's Strikes Forever

    Ken Starr just won't quit. The weekly Nashville Scene is reporting that his office is questioning three Arkansas businessmen who played golf several summers ago with then White House aide David Watkins. Watkins supposedly told them that Hillary cont...

    by James Ridgeway on June 22, 1999
  • Poisoned Politics - Children Suffer While Peter Vallone Thins Lead-Paint Law


    Poisoned Politics - Children Suffer While Peter Vallone Thins Lead-Paint Law

    For years, Peter Vallone has made a practice of attending morning Mass, where he presumably seeks guidance for his job as Speaker of the City Council. But Vallone might do well to substitute, just once, his daily church routine with a visit to the Br...

    by J.A. Lobbia on June 22, 1999
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    We are the World

    Striking a classic revolutionary pose, a way-out-and-proud marcher (far left) leads the Paris Pride parade. In Moscow (bottom), an embrace between two women crystallizes the new post-Communist freedom. And in India (left), the Villupuram Eunuch Fe...

    on June 22, 1999
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    The Fundamental Truth - Knicks Can't Run Away From Basketball's Basic Tenets

    As the curtain descends on this Cinderella Knicks season, everybody is looking for an angle. From the immigrant cab drivers idling outside Madison Square Garden to the neighborhood bar in Spike Lee's old Brooklyn stomping grounds, the comeback scenar...

    by Sarah Smith on June 22, 1999
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    'Rude Cop' Scenario - D.A. Clears Cops in Alleged Beating of Black Motorist and Passenger Then Sends Case to CCRB

    Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes says he won't press criminal charges against police officers who allegedly beat a black motorist and her paraplegic fianc after they stopped the couple for a traffic violation last December. But, strangel...

    by Peter Noel on June 22, 1999
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    Foreign Affairs

    Eight World Cup matches were played over the weekend, and apart from a disappointing 1-1 draw by the much fancied German team with Italy, and what looked very much like the appearance of former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman playing in goal for th...

    by Matthew Yeomans on June 22, 1999
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    The Literati and Their Servers - The Two Faces of Carl Bernstein

    The right to free labor, one of the most sacred rights of man. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field, 1875 Salman Rushdie did not exactly cross the Hotel, Restaurant and Club Employees union picket line outside PEN's gala fundraising dinner May 1...

    by Nat Hentoff on June 15, 1999
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    Riding the Wave - At Rising Tide, Bleeding-Heart Execs Talk Philanthropy, Munch Sushi

    Remember the poor old days? Only five years ago, the kooky cast of old-media pariahs first ditched their 9-to-5 purgatories for the mass hallucination of cyberspace. Downtown became Silicon Alley, streams turned into data, and typing became a cozy li...

    by David Kushner on June 15, 1999
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    Signal & Noise - Little Green Men

    Back in the day, the search for little green men took time and labor. The truth might be out there, sure, but to find it one needed faith, ardor, a certain courage of convictionand, of course, plane tickets to Roswell. But since Berkeley's SETI (Sea...

    by Jeff Howe on June 15, 1999
  • My Own Private Y2K


    My Own Private Y2K

    The countdown continues: Less than six months to go before the computer industry's two- digit oversight sends everyone into their basements with their shotguns, canned beans, and festering millennial fears. Not me, though. I've made my digital daily ...

    by Richard A. Martin on June 15, 1999
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    Plastic Kills - Card Sharks

    Credit card companies are getting students hooked on plastic early, according to a study released last week by the Consumer Federa tion of America. Charging, anyone? Stephen Dillon Age: 25 Resides: Bayside, Queens Occup...

    by Edmund Lee on June 15, 1999
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