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road.jpg Russ Feingold today issued a statement following his walkout on the "mark-up" of the proposed Constitutional Amendment that would ban gay marriage.

road.jpg From the heartland: new Indiana poll shows that a majority of that state's residents support hospital visitation rights and inheritance rights for gays and lesbians. Meanwhile, in South Bend, home of Notre Dame, they're hoping to add sexual orientation to the city's non-discrimination statute.

Mustacheroad.jpg Bodyguard of famous pop star or 70's gay porn icon?

road.jpg Edmund White, the accidental activist: "Just sheerly inadvertently I happened to be at the Stonewall uprising because I was walking past it with a friend and we got involved. If anything, I was trying to make people behave. I was such a middle-class twit. I think I have sort of stumbled into history. It’s as though someone would happen to be walking past the Bastille at exactly the moment when it was being destroyed. It actually did change me. In my case, I think being in this exciting ferment, it did make me feel free almost in spite of myself. Rationally I couldn’t think of any way to justify homosexuality. I was in therapy to go straight. But irrationally and maybe on the level of the soul if you will, I responded with tremendous excitement and enthusiasm to this uprising."

road.jpg Aside from the fact that what the article describes is absolutely revolting, this has got to be the headline of the week.

road.jpg The age old question: Three experts try to explain why gay men in Sydney, Australia are not monogamous.

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  1. Gosh, I've read several different historical accounts of Stonewall, and this is the first mention I recall of Mr. White attending, though Google found several references. Google, of course, is a search engine, not a lie detector. One would think that Martin Duberman, a writer, as well as historian, himself, would have included White as one of those he focused on in his study, "Stonewall." Did White sit next to Rock Hudson throwing kisses to Judy at Carnegie Hall, too? Stay tuned and martooneed.

    It's also interesting how, in the linked article, he speaks as if he wrote the original "Joy of Gay Sex" by himself. News, one supposes, to Dr. Charles Silverstein. Obviously, La Reichen is a graduate of this same History program, as he repeatedly states that HE won "The Amazing Race." I guess he got custody of reality in the divorce settlement.

    As for White's puffy pontifications that all gay men are, first and foremost, sex pigs like him, well, what, with apologies to Charles Pierce, is one to do but roll him in flour and look for the wet spot? I'd bet it's not where you'd think.

    Posted by: Leland | May 18, 2006 6:54:51 PM

  2. "We are protein-poor."


    Posted by: Jase | May 18, 2006 7:06:20 PM

  3. I'm happy to report that you can still find bear meat in glory holes in Texas.

    Posted by: jimmycity | May 18, 2006 7:42:53 PM

  4. Andy, Thanks for posting the bit on Indiana....I missed it in the news. As a Hoosier...and currently living back in Indiana, I've certainly seen attitudes change. Just wish our legislature was less conservative and Republican run and more willing to accept gays and lesbians. Maybe this will change time.

    Posted by: David Lueck | May 18, 2006 10:25:01 PM

  5. Thank you, Andy, for posting this. And Thank You Sen. Feingold for supporting our rights under the spirit and letter of the Constitution. Remember when Sen. Spector came under fire for questioning then-nominee Justice Aliamo's willingness to support women's right to choose? And the fire he caught from the right wing nuts? Looks like they made an impression on the Senator from Pa. and he's trying to make up for it now. Give 'em hell, Russ !!!

    Posted by: Kimmer | May 18, 2006 10:55:42 PM

  6. I think I need to weigh in on the bear meat issue. In all seriousness, here in Michigan (and elsewhere) we eat bear meat once in a while. It's not like we're talking about eating horsemeat.

    But I know that the headline is priceless and that's why you posted it, but I don't see anything wrong with eating properly cooked bear meat.

    Posted by: Jake | May 19, 2006 12:51:29 AM

  7. Hi there!

    I think you should check about Vienna event tomorrow Sat 29th May, about aids.

    I am Elena, I keep Jon Kortajarena, Spanish top model site and he will be there in the catwalk together with lots of others you cannot miss.
    I read your blog daily, congratulations, you are doing a great job both to keep people informed and to spread tolerance and freedom.

    Elena B.

    Posted by: Elena B | May 19, 2006 3:14:30 AM

  8. Russ is looking more and more like the candidate of choice for 2008!

    Posted by: Wayne | May 19, 2006 8:25:52 AM

  9. as a 4 year veteran of montreal, i am still horrified that quebecers regularly eat horsemeat. and back in alberta, every spring all the farmers (including dad) would gather round, castrate the bulls, and throw those cojones on the barbecue, scarf them, and guzzle them down with beer, oh at about 10am saturday.

    Posted by: brad | May 19, 2006 9:04:34 AM

  10. Jake: I'm a Michigander, too and will still, on occasion, enjoy a good piece of meat. I have to say that I enjoy bear much more than chicken. I've found that, contrary to what many men think, a bear can be lean.

    Of course, following the old adage about being what you eat, I usually prefer a hamburger made from bull.

    Posted by: JT | May 19, 2006 10:37:55 AM

  11. The only problem with bear meat, JT, is GETTING IT! LOL Someone has to shoot it at some point.

    I first had bear meat in 7th grade when I made a bear stew for my science class.

    I had my first bear at age 25.

    What part of Michigan are you in? (Muskegon here.)

    Posted by: Jake | May 20, 2006 4:56:09 PM

  12. Lansing

    Posted by: JT | May 22, 2006 12:06:33 PM

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