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 on: November 06, 2007, 12:15:49 PM 
Started by Feral - Last post by Feral
Gay channel Logo launches weekly newscast

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Gay-lesbian network Logo is moving into the network news business, planning to televise a half-hour weekly newscast produced by CBS News.

"CBS News on Logo" will premiere next Monday at 7 p.m. EST. The newscast stems from a two-year partnership between the MTV Networks channel and CBS News. A dedicated CBS News crew working out of its West 57th Street broadcast center had been producing three-minute interstitials that aired daily on Logo.

Those interstitials will be replaced by the half-hour newscast.


The new show will focus on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues including the 2008 election, HIV/AIDs and entertainment, sports and science news. The newscast will be available on Logo as well as streamed at 365gay.com, a Logo-owned Website.

Oh dear.

I can't imagine what they were thinking. Fluffing those interstitials into a half-hour weekly? Oy.

I guess Jason Bellini's videoblog is doing better than I had imagined.

There is a bright side to this -- the Gay "print" media can rejoice... and, it certainly looks like viewers of Logo will soon be spared those dreadful 30-second spots featuring news from three days ago.

 on: October 28, 2007, 04:33:06 AM 
Started by Feral - Last post by Feral
Shinjuku's ever-evolving gay enclave

With the new trend toward openness, gay-oriented places have become more dispersed around the metropolitan area and spread to the suburbs, leading some to wonder if this may make the enclave in Ni-chome irrelevant.

But so far at least, predictions of the area's demise have proved premature. One of the factors spurring its revival has been a growing influx of lesbians. Until recently, few businesses catered to this trade, but the district now boasts about 20 such establishments.

 on: October 18, 2007, 09:24:58 PM 
Started by berto - Last post by vanrozenheim
Jim Rivaldo - political consultant brought Harvey Milk to office
Politics was as much a passion as a job for Jim Rivaldo, a veteran San Francisco political consultant who worked campaigns for candidates ranging from Harvey Milk and Ella Hill Hutch to Supervisor Bevin Dufty and District Attorney Kamala Harris.

Mr. Rivaldo, 60, who died of liver cancer Tuesday afternoon in his Bush Street apartment, stayed on the local political scene even as the disease sapped his strength.


Dan Nicoletta, who was a clerk in Milk's Castro Street camera shop, first met Mr. Rivaldo during Milk's unsuccessful run for the Board of Supervisors in 1975.

"He was a strategist for Harvey and we all became pretty good friends," he said. "The top of the list of things to do was always to keep laughing."

From the time he walked into Milk's camera shop in the early '70s, Mr. Rivaldo was in the center of the city's gay political awakening. With Milk and other young, politically active gays, he helped found the San Francisco Gay Democratic Club, now known as the Harvey Milk Gay Democratic Club. A talented graphic artist, he designed the posters and brochures for the successful 1978 effort to defeat the Briggs initiative, a ballot measure that would have barred gays and lesbians from teaching in California public schools. Mr. Rivaldo and Pabich were instrumental in getting Milk elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1977, making him one of the nation's first openly gay elected officials.

Mr. Rivaldo was also in City Hall on Nov. 27, 1978, when Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White.

He became the state's first openly gay commissioner when Milk appointed him to the regional coastal commission.

 on: October 16, 2007, 08:41:03 PM 
Started by Rain - Last post by vanrozenheim
Dear me... Why can't these folks ever separate in peace?

 on: October 15, 2007, 05:41:54 PM 
Started by Feral - Last post by Feral
Speaking of the Gay Superbowl (and, for some reason, we were), I noticed that it's been  pretty much a week since this game's existence was announced in the Gay press, but I can't say as I've encountered any mention at all of who ended up winning it.

Can't have that... I mean, that would be the point of covering it in the first place.

I ended up spending a half an hour trying to find out. Really... you'd think that the sites that tout the registration of teams for this event and all the gee-wizz forums and panel discussions that seem to invariably accompany them (that, by the way, would be one of the key differences between straight sports and Gay sports -- the Gay sporting events seem unable to simply play a game... they must bring in speakers: it's not entirely a bad thing) would at least bother to put up the scores.

Thank goodness for OutSports (not following sporting events all that closely, they had quite slipped my mind).

The New York Warriors won.

Dredging up what very little I can remember of football from past infatuations with burly football players, it appears they won quite nicely and decisively.

Good for them.

 on: October 15, 2007, 02:44:06 PM 
Started by Rain - Last post by Rain
The past few days have brought home the emotional and psychological horrors of the closet in dramatic fashion...having suffered the death of two people I knew well.

What the article will not tell you is that Norberto and Mercedes' relationship was marked by a vicious war of words, public humiliation and offensive public emasculation.   Mercedes mercilessly mocked Norberto in public about his lack of manhood, his "faggotry", his so-called "flacid" dick, his femininity.

Perhaps it was the nature of the santeria religion that made her accept, in her strange and twisted way, his sad attempt at hiding his homosexuality.  Perhaps it was her dire financial circumstances.  We will never know.

What we do know is that Norberto was no saint by any standards, either.  To all who knew him, it was obvious that he was in the closet.  But in his case the term "closet" was relative and kind at best.  His struggles with his sexuality where so plain and so painful to witness, they would at times leave one speechless.  It induced in him psychotic mood swings that ranged from bubbly, schoolgirlish flirting to manic, almost savage, verbal harangues sprinkled with threats physical of harm. By one account, he had killed his first wife in Cuba, before being allowed to flee that island during Castro's Mariel purge.

Still, the drama continues...because both were santeros and santeria does not sanction autopsies but city and state law require them in criminal cases.  Neither body has been released pending the outcome of a judge's ruling. 


 on: October 15, 2007, 12:00:09 PM 
Started by Feral - Last post by berto
Oh, sorry. Maybe I had it mixed up with "footy". :P

 on: October 14, 2007, 04:49:04 PM 
Started by Feral - Last post by Feral
I think it's some kind of fractal encryption. I never got beyond the "wow... neat... pretty pictures" part of that lesson.

 on: October 14, 2007, 04:47:02 PM 
Started by Feral - Last post by Feral
No, Sweetie... 'footsies' is a game played with the feet. Football self-evidently involves *balls* as well as feet.

 on: October 14, 2007, 01:54:52 PM 
Started by Feral - Last post by berto
Gays play football?  Who knew!

Does *footsies* count? :P ;)

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