Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Catching up on a couple of things

The main event this past weekend was me and about ten members of the Philadelphians MC volunteering at AIDS Walk Philly early Sunday morning, where we had process the money pledges that the walkers were bringing in. We had to be there at 7am that morning and stay there until eleven. It was a bit chilly and windy there. We were quite busy and shivering a little bit but we had a good time. Afterwards a bunch of us went to the Midtown restaurant in the Gayborhood for brunch.

SInce we had to be at the Art Museum section very early that morning, I stayed over at my friend Bill's place in Jeffersonville/Norristown the night before. We wound up watching a movie that I haven't seen in a while, Desperately Seeking Susan. (I'll have to post a bit more about that film later this month.) We had to wake up at 5:30am and we left about 45 minutes later,when it was still pitch black and took the Schuykill Expressway into the city.

A US senator has been outed yesterday, Larry Craig the Republican from Idaho. He has received a zero rating from the Human Rights Campaign for things like voting againist expanding hate crimes to include gays and against prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. Earlier this year he also voted for the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would have banned gay marriage nationwide if it had passed (but didn't thank G*d). Meanwhile he would have same-sex encounters with other men in places like the men's room of Washington DC's Union Station, which is a Capitol Hill area train station. Talk about him screwing over his follow gay men over in more way than one!

The latest installment of my PhillyGayCalendar online column has just been posted up on their website. In it I talk about HX Philadelphia, the new gay nightlife magazine that's about to hit this city. Their first official issue will out at Halloween.


Blogger hot-lunch said...

Good going, stranger. ;P

12:48 PM  

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