It's made the blog rounds quite a bit lo these past few days, but out.com's interview with longtime Prince cohorts Wendy & Lisa, conducted by friend-of-SOTC Barry Walters, is a must-read. They "officially" admit to their (since-ended) two-decade lesbian relationship, discuss Trevor Horn's rampant ho ... More >>
Unlike Miss USA, the Broadway Beauty Pageant--a benefit for the Ali Forney Center, hosted by Tovah Feldshuh--didn't attract anyone who felt gay marriage was a bad idea. Even the token straight contestant--a hottie from Billy Elliot--said he's always supported the gays and added that the longest gay ... More >>
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Last night, I was on MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann and talked with substitute host David Shuster about that Miss USA contestant's remarks about gay marriage and Rudy Giuliani's too, linking them both in ignominy. Ab ... More >>
The blessed quietude of Rudolph Giuliani after his drubbing in last year's Republican primaries has come to an end, apparently. He spoke last night at the New York GOP's Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner -- yes, they added the Gipper to the traditional title, maybe to propitiate Republicans are not content ... More >>
The latest Siena Poll reports Governor Paterson down a couple more popularity points to 27 percent. But it might have been worse: the Governor's gay marriage stand may have prevented an even worse slide, as 53 percent of poll-takers support the Senate gay marriage law. Still, they would prefer the ... More >>
Rev. Ruben Diaz, the anti-gay-marriage Democratic state senator, has released a statement denouncing Mayor Bloomberg for supporting marriage equality, and as always finds a fascinating way to make his point: Diaz links Bloomberg's tolerance of gay couples with his treatment of disabled reporter Mich ... More >>
I have long deluded myself that, because the media has made so many advances in reporting on gay issues and personalities, and because so many power figures have stepped out of the closet, things have totally changed in the biz, and being out and proud has become more popular than hiding out in fear ... More >>
Swarms of bisexuals have clicked ambidextrously on their keyboards to shoot me rage-filled responses to my post last week called "Ever Meet a Real Bisexual?" "Are you saying I don't exist?" sounded the bi brigade, fuming. "How dare you, turdface!" The gay watchdog group GLAAD even contacted me in ... More >>
The Vermont legislature approved same-sex marriage. The Governor vetoed it. Now the legislature has overridden his veto, making Vermont America's first legislatively-decided gay state. Hurrah! Iowa made us feel inadequate with its unanimous Supreme Court gayness, but Vermont has struck back for coas ... More >>
Richard JohnstoneSaying that all Mormons hate on the gays is basically the same as saying that all Muslims are terrorists or all gays are pervs who should never be allowed to marry. It's a gross generalization that doesn't really help anybody in the greater scheme of things. I'm sure there are wonde ... More >>
Governor Paterson's rotten week isn't ending much better than it started. Despite pledging to cut his own salary by 10 percent to show some sensitivity to the battered fortunes of his state, he's still getting beaten up -- Mayor Bloomberg criticized him for reducing the amount of Medicaid money the ... More >>
This horrifying email came in from a reader whose recent night at the movies ended at the hospital for his boyfriend and himself. Here goes: "On Sunday evening February 15th, my boyfriend and I attended the Regal Union Square theater on 13th Street and Broadway. While inside, he had placed his head ... More >>
I was just sent a link to the HX interview with motormouth Kathy Griffin by editor John Russell, who deadpanned, "Apparently it's a towering achievement of faggoty journalism. Links and gratuitous ass-kissing appreciated!" Well, I'm gonna need him to lick MY ass when my next book comes out, so her ... More >>
After 41 years in the West Village, the Oscar Wilde Bookshop, believed to be the city's oldest (maybe the world's oldest) serious gay and lesbian bookstore, is slated to close on March 29. "Unfortunately," said owner Kim Brinster in a statement, "we do not have the resources to weather the current ... More >>
That's the message of some twisted group called the International Healing Foundation, which just sent out the attached press release in the wake of the TV movie Prayers for Bobby, in which a mother realizes the church shouldn't judge gays, especially since that kind of oppression helped drive her ... More >>
I was skimming through the memoir Original Story By Arthur Laurents for some more insight into the back-on-the-boards classic West Side Story, which Laurents wrote the book for, and I found some real eyebrow-raisers.
It's true! The Windy City Times is reporting that when he ran for Illinois state Senate in 1996, Barack Obama went on the record saying he was unequivocally in favor of gay marriage. Not civil unions--actual wedlock! A politician backtracking as he gains power? Nahhhh.
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