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DOSSIER: Why Is Nobody Criticizing Pelosi? … Buju’s SF Concert Goes On …

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Pelosi

• You can rail against Obama all you want, but where’s the criticism of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid? (The National Republican Congressional Committee is, however, criticizing Pelosi … by invoking Hitler’s name.)

• A (mostly) Muslim soccer team in France will play an all-gay team after all. There just simply a “misunderstanding.”

• Maine’s gay marriage advocates pull ahead in voter polls.

• David Burk, the Illinois teacher who made the “black faggot” comment to his class? He’s been issued a “warning.”

• Activist Peter Tatchell is furious that after meeting with homophobic reggae artist Buju Banton, San Francisco’s activists (including Michael Petrelis) gave the all-clear for one of his concerts to go ahead last night. Others were upset too: A small protest was held outside the concert. And then: Someone sprayed pepper gas at the show.

• GOP chief Michael Steele’s blog is losing the sexy title “What Up?”

Hillary Clinton‘s visit to Russia included a speech with students and the unveiling of a Walt Whitman statute. No mention of LGBT rights. That’s got Russia’s gays upset.

• Gay British man beaten to death in Trafalgar Square.

• Michael Musto applauds out celebs.

  • 4 Comments
    • sal(the original)
      sal(the original)

      so sad what went down in Trafalgar Square.animals on the loose!!!and to hear that buju promoter talk is despicable!!!!

      Oct 14, 2009 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      Blaming rap music for violence is like christians blaming porn for rape….see the similarity??..

      Oct 14, 2009 at 11:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      violence is awful but don’t blame the arts and freedom of speech for it…did these people even listen to Buju Banton or even know of him???

      Oct 14, 2009 at 11:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      It’s a disgrace that Buju is playing anywhere near San Francisco. Where on earth were the San Francisco gays? Oh, that’s right, they were probably too busy having sex in their sleazy saunas.

      Why worry about singers who promote the murder of gay men when there’s fun to be had in a dark cubicle?????

      Oct 15, 2009 at 8:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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