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Daniel Escoto is a recent American University graduate who is excited to start his professional life. He loves to travel and is grateful to have been many places around the world in his short 22 years of living so far. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., and he is absolutely obsessed with reality television.

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Culture, Sports »

[15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Fifa President Says Not to Do “It” in Qatar

Attention gay soccer fans: you guys are asked to think twice about getting down and dirty in twelve years. The president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, announced yesterday that gay fans “should refrain from sexual activities” if they happen to go to the World Cup in 2022, which will be held in the Arabic country of Qatar.

Art »

[9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
NPG Protestors Try for Permit

Earlier this week we showed you a video of Mike Blasenstein and Mike Iacovone protesting the removal of David Wojnarowicz’s artwork “A Fire In My Belly” at the National Portrait Gallery. Now, the two DC residents are looking to get a permit to create an exhibit outside of the NPG to showcase the censored video.

Politics »

[8 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

The vote on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” might be held sometime tonight in the Senate. The repeal is tacked onto the Defense Authorization bill, which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said will most likely be brought to the floor tonight.

Action »

[7 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Protestors Detained on Video in Portrait Gallery

A lot of buzz has been going on around town ever since the Smithsonian Institute decided to remove David Wojnarowicz’s work “A Fire in My Belly” from the National Portrait Gallery… so much buzz, that protestors were actually in the museum and got detained by police (and there’s a video of it!).

Commentary »

[6 Dec 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Gay Youth Punished More, According to New Study

According to a new study published today, GLBT youth are more susceptible to being punished (and not even the good type of punishment).

Art »

[3 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Removed Artwork Causes Censorship Controversy

As many of you guys already know, the Smithsonian decided to take out a piece from the National Portrait Gallery because it was deemed “offensive.” The artwork in question was David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly,” which includes 11 seconds of ants crawling on a crucifix. The piece was part of a larger exhibit titled “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.”

Commentary, Ideas »

[19 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Old MacDonald had a… gay neighbor?

Getting dirty outside and touching farm animals probably isn’t the first thing America thinks when they think “gay,” but you’d probably be surprised at how many guys who like guys are playing Old MacDonald nowadays.

Health, Ideas »

[16 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Moustache + November = Movember!

We hope you’ve been stowing away that razor and keeping that handsome moustache of yours intact this month! The Movember Foundation called for the men of the world to grow out the hair between the nose and lip to bring awareness to men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer.

Ideas, Place »

[12 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
DC9 Charges Dropped, but Investigation Not Over

The five men involved with the alleged murder at a local DC bar and music venue have been absolved of charges, at least for now. The assault and murder charges were dropped on the five DC9 employees, including co-owner Bill Spieler, Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice based on lack of evidence, mainly the cause of death.

Culture, Sports »

[4 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
GWU’s Trans B-Baller Stays in The Game

On November 13, 2010, Kye Allums will play his first NCAA basketball game as a man. The female-to-male guard for George Washington University’s Women’s is the first openly transgender player in NCAA Division I basketball.