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Jul 14 2017
Could Rich Madaleno Become The First Out Gay Person Elected Governor? Comments (0)

Rich Madaleno is running for governor in the state of Maryland, where he has been active in politics 071017-Richard-Madaleno-TF-0012-768x962for years, including winning a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Though he says he has learned that being gay isn't a big deal in Maryland politics — he ran for State Senate and it was a non-issue — it would be a very big deal if he were to win the governorship because he would become the first out gay person elected governor in the country. (You will recall that in 2004, New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey came out as a “gay American,” but he was not elected as such.)

Asked why he's running for governor against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, he told Metro Weekly:

For a variety of reasons. One, I think our state is not moving in the right direction. The way I look at it is, change is inevitable but growth is optional. Maryland simply is not growing in any sort of meaningful way that’s positioning ourselves to be a prosperous community for the 21st century, and without bold leadership from the governor, the state simply isn’t going to make progress.

When I looked around at some of the issues that I cared about, and I looked around for candidates that I thought would be able to carry the mantle and make progress on the things that I care about, I couldn’t find them, and just came to the conclusion of, “All right, if these are the issues that you think are important and these are the issues that you think the people of Maryland should be having a conversation [about], then instead of trying to find someone else to do that, maybe you should just step up and do it.”

When I looked around at the other candidates in the Democratic field, no one has the depth of experience at state issues that I have. Maybe the public’s view of experience amongst political candidates is starting to shift after our Maryland experience with Larry Hogan and our national experience with Donald Trump. Maybe this fascination for the outsider to come in and change everything when they don’t have experience and they don’t have relationships actually isn’t the way to make progress.

The way to make progress is to elect somebody, just like you would elevate somebody in other fields, who has knowledge and experience in the field, has relationships with people. One that can actually start from day one in making progress.

Governor Hogan is always fond of saying as an aside, “I had to submit my first budget my second day in office.” I’ve been working on the state budget for years, so it’s not going to be a problem for me. I think I have unparalleled experience and a record of accomplishment through the legislative process. I have, as a legislator now for fifteen years, fought my way up the ladder, engaged in the process, and managed to succeed in helping moving our state forward, whether it’s been equality for LGBT individuals, or improving educational outcomes for young people in Maryland, improving transportation options, expanding health care, making sure that hungry children get fed at a rate higher in Maryland, or attacking poverty.

All of these things I have led on, and to me, the governor sets the agenda in a state like Maryland. Our constitution reserves a lot of power for our governor. It’s often seen as one of, if not the most, powerful gubernatorial offices in the country because of the amount of powers that are granted to our governor.

Sounds like a very good guy, and why shouldn't Maryland have a Democratic governor?

 
Mar 12 2017
6-PACK — 16 Mandles + Did Trump Fire Bharara To Cover His Ass? + Joan Collins: My Fave DYNASTY Catfight + CHANEL By The Frank Ocean + SNL Tweaks FIRE ISLAND! Comments (0)

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WIDGETPoseidon's Underworld: Explore every gay angle of a 1963 issue of 16 Magazine. [Screams of teenyboppers]

Screen Shot 2017-03-12 at 2.06.29 PMHere's Richard Beymer, kids — a whole lot of him.

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Widow of Omar Mateen, Noor Salman, is remanded until trial.

WIDGETHuff Post: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) points out that Trump may have fired Preet Bharara to hinder investigation into his own corruption.

WIDGETAttitude: Why is Joan Collins still confused with Alexis Carrington? Because I was so bloody good, she asserts. Here's her fave Dynasty catfight:

WIDGETSoundcloud: Fresh Frank Ocean bisexual anthem “Chanel” gets a remix:

WIDGETSNL: (1) That funeral sketch about a dentist who secretly wrote lit circuit jams was the meth of humor, especially “Here Is My Butt as I Lean Against the Wall”:

     (2) Logo's Fire Island scored by inspiring a hilarious parody:

 
Apr 27 2016
Clinton And Trump Trounce Opponents In 5 States Comments (0)

Five primaries today.

Hillary Clinton has sealed the deal—Bernie Sanders can't and won't catch up. Will he fight all the way to the convention? Maybe. His right. But he's done.

Unfortunately, in spite of a lot of public hand-wringing over the prospect of a Trump presidency—even my members of his own party—Trump, if anything, has only gained power. Tonight, he kicked ass in all five states.

Will the GOP elites decide to lie back and enjoy a Trump candidacy, or will they continue seeking a way around it?

 
Jun 23 2015
Need To Know: TITANIC Plane Crash + The South Will Not Rise Again + When Life Gives You Lemon + Fire Island Extinguished + Britney, Solo Artist + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureOscar winner James Horner presumed dead at 61 in fiery crash.

*widget boy cultureHorner was doing risky tricks with his aircraft.

*widget boy cultureGov. Nikki Haley is anti-slavery in 2015. The right is so progressive.

*widget boy cultureMississippi next to drop Confederate symbols?

*widget boy culturePresident Obama used the N-word in frank talk about racism.

*widget boy cultureDon Lemon continues to be a complete moron.

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*widget boy cultureBritney Spears is single, y'all!

*widget boy cultureHottest dude Kenneth's ever posted?

*widget boy cultureRepublican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland has advanced cancer.

*widget boy cultureEven circuit parties are boycotting Fire Island.

*widget boy cultureNaked came The Walking Dead dude.

*widget boy cultureDiddy arrested for daddy rage.

*widget boy cultureNew Raymond & Lane features American Horror Story actor.

*widget boy cultureThis gay couple is sickeningly hot.

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May 01 2015
Need To Know: Making The Grade + Diamond Girls + Gray Area + Hombre, Can You Spare A Dime? + MORE! Comments (0)

 

*widget boy cultureHot teacher Pietro Boselli feels he's treated like a piece of meat.

*widget boy cultureDirk Shafer's death caused by meth and cocaine.

*widget boy cultureHillary warmly welcomes Bernie Sanders into the race.

*widget boy cultureGeena Davis & Rosie O'Donnell have a League of Their Own reunion!

*widget boy cultureO'Donnell's estranged wife accuses her of wine & pot abuse.

*widget boy cultureStory that Freddie Gray hurt himself isn't holding water.

*widget boy cultureObnoxious Fox reporter whines that Al Sharpton shoved him.

*widget boy cultureRand Paul doesn't reject conspiracy theories on US invasion of ... Texas.

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*widget boy cultureSteve Grand appears on ET.

*widget boy cultureTed Cruz has never seen a Hispanic panhandler.

*widget boy cultureDo all zookeepers eat ass?

*widget boy cultureUnbelievable Airbnb disaster!

*widget boy cultureJusten Phelps spreads his fuzzy legs.

*widget boy cultureYet, Airbnb is pro-gay, smacks down Texan homophobe.

*widget boy cultureYes, Virginia, there are gay homophobes.

*widget boy cultureJean Nidetch, Weight Watchers goddess, dies @ 91.

Jean-Nidetch-Weight-Watchers-TransformationShe pioneered the concept that overeating is an emotional issue.

 
Apr 30 2015
Need To Know: Thug Life + Daddies Know Best + Dugar Dufus + Who Wouldn't Love That Straight Boy? + Statham's Assets + MORE! Comments (0)

 

*widget boy cultureNYC protesters support Baltimore in grieving Freddie Gray; 100+ arrested.

*widget boy cultureI'm sick of people pushing the thug label, too.

*widget boy cultureRioting is not fun to watch, but ... THIS.

*widget boy cultureAndy Cohen says he and Anderson Cooper are gay daddies.

*widget boy cultureDuggar idge thinks Christians are being discriminated against.

*widget boy cultureYEP, ELLEN'S GAY: Cute straight and gay friends who are going to the prom.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay Republican top caught on Grindr.

*widget boy cultureBernie Sanders wants to be the new Ralph Nader.

*widget boy cultureSending love to blogger Kenneth during his family health crises.

*widget boy cultureRevenge cancelled.

*widget boy cultureCyndi Lauper testifies before Congress on homeless LGBT youth.

*widget boy cultureJason Statham hired out as a musical piece of ass in the '90s.

 
Mar 22 2015
Need To Know: Takes One Direction Well + SPACE Out + Blame Canada + Brown No's + Best REAR Ever + Kerry 2016 + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureLouis Tomlinson is single.

*widget boy cultureGregory Walcott, star of Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) dies @ 87.

*widget boy cultureCanada-born right-wing nut Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) running for president.

*widget boy cultureCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown declares climate-change denier Cruz “unfit.”

*widget boy cultureFormer MD governor Martin O'Malley is more like it.

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*widget boy cultureRear Window (1954) is back in the theaters.

*widget boy cultureKylie Minogue breaks up with Jay-Z.

*widget boy cultureBarney Frank lays into Aaron Schock.

*widget boy cultureSuddenly, D&G's biggest supporters are anti-gay Christians.

*widget boy cultureZoe Saldana is a D&G apologist. (Nothing was lost in translation, duh.)

*widget boy cultureDon't miss Kerry Washington's impassioned GLAAD speech...

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Jan 26 2015
Need To Know: Bashin' Carrie + BIRDMAN Spreads Its Wings + Snow Joke + Diplo Blow + PARIS Still BURNING + MORE! Comments (0)

Debbie-ReynoldsOh, how they do Carrie on!

*widget boy cultureSAG honors, daughter Carrie Fisher roasts, living legend Debbie Reynolds.

*widget boy cultureRedmayne upsets Keaton, Birdman upsets Boyhood at SAG; full winner list.

*widget boy cultureNYC might get three FEET of snow.

*widget boy cultureSarah Palin's racist, meandering speech in Iowa was so weird DNC thanked her.

*widget boy cultureColin Farrell pushes for marriage equality in Ireland.

*widget boy cultureJindahl believes that amending U.S. Constitution vs. gay marriage is do-able.

*widget boy cultureDiplo says Taylor Swift's fans are “the worst people in the world.”

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*widget boy cultureJennie Livingston revisits her landmark Paris Is Burning doc.

*widget boy cultureMale models flash peen on the runway.

*widget boy cultureMaryland's new governor disenfranchises LGBT people IMMEDIATELY.

*widget boy cultureUnexpectedly, marriage equality in Alabama is on hold.

*widget boy cultureCarly Fiorina: Former U.S. senator & Sec. of State Clinton's never done anything.

*widget boy cultureHillary polls better than Obama in rural areas. (Wonder why??)

 
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