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  1. Thanks David Mixner for painting the picture so clearly. Let's hope our community has the sense to follow your advice. A protest vote doesn't register on ANYONE'S radar except the person casting it and then bragging about it on Towleroad.

    Posted by: HawaiiBill | Oct 27, 2010 4:02:37 PM


  2. The link to the Beirut/Tel Aviv story has some real crazy homophobic and anti-semitic right wing Christian comments on it...

    Posted by: AdamN | Oct 27, 2010 4:04:52 PM


  3. "Can meditation change the brain?"

    medication is much faster!

    sorry, i couldn't resist...

    Posted by: mike/ | Oct 27, 2010 4:11:56 PM


  4. Israel has all kinds of homophobes and self-chosen racist haters. All Bible bigotry begins in the Old Testament/Torah!

    Posted by: Levi | Oct 27, 2010 8:15:53 PM


  5. Good that there's a movie coming out about constance mcmillen...a little thin, but good!

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 27, 2010 8:21:39 PM


  6. Gotta love idiots like Levi. Try going to an Arab country and sticking your butthole in the air if you think Israel is so fucking homophobic. Fool.

    Posted by: Chunks | Oct 28, 2010 12:34:14 AM


  7. I was in both Beirut and Tel Aviv this summer. The city of Tel Aviv is a very open gay place, but the rest of Israel, not so sure... Same could be said (to a lesser extent) for Beirut/Lebanon. Tel Aviv is much more "open" and advanced, but unfortunately, so is the attitude by the gay men there, I felt it was very difficult to "connect", other than Welcome To Israel, Have A Good Time. 6 days in Tel Aviv, not even a kiss, and buddy I tried tried tried! In Beirut, however, I felt the gays there are super-enthusiastic and open and inviting, introducing you around, attitude is minimal towards foreigners, and much much much easier to "connect", however you want to define that. ;) But of course both are unique places, and both should be visited. Couples might prefer Tel Aviv, singles might prefer Beirut.

    Posted by: traveller | Oct 28, 2010 7:06:54 AM


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