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If you're not a white, old, straight man, you might be feeling uneasy or apprehensive about the changing political climate. I know I'm nervous about it. If we all adopt the gay agenda, our world will be a better place. #gay   #LGBT   #lgbtq   #politics  
Some people mention the gay agenda like it's evil, subversive, and a sinister plan. The gay agenda isn't just for gay people, it's for you and everyone too.
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Facebook Accused of Orwellian Behavior! Surprise!
A Mississippi woman filed a lawsuit in Federal Court alleging that Facebook is violating federal wiretap laws related to privacy, tracking and Facebook’s terms of service - by tracking the websites she visited after she signed out of the Facebook website. H...
Facebook is a social network and advertising company with a free service. They track your online habits and are being sued for invasion of privacy.
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Common Sense: End War On Drugs And Declare War On Addiction
1,115 words | 5 minute read by Roy Steele When I was sixteen years old I had no idea that I was gay, despite struggling with my sexual identity. I had other priorities in my life and coming out, or not, could wait. One afternoon I was at a novelty store and...
The U.S. is committed to the War on Drugs, while alcohol abuse and an opioid abuse epidemic causes too many deaths. Let's save lives using common sense.
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In an era when facts mean nothing, and with a future administration more interested in conspiracy theories and propaganda than the truth, we have to fight back against the evil forces and demand the truth. #politics   #hillaryclinton   #donaldtrump   #election2016  
The president-elect claims he won in a landslide which is untrue and six other indisputable facts about election 2016 that every American should know.
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Trump Family Feud Revealed In Cousin's 2016 Christmas Letter
1,370 words | 6 minute read by Roy Steele In a Jive in the [415]   exclusive, we were sent a copy of the Grump (Trump) Family’s Christmas Letter. Wow. It’s significant because Ronald and Ronni Grump are identical twins, and the first cousins of President-El...
Ronald and Ronni Grump are identical twins and the first cousins of President-Elect Donald Trump. Their 2016 holiday letter reveals a Trump family feud.
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I Went From Being A Hillary Hating Homo To Loving The Bitch
The True Confessions Of A Gay Hillary Clinton Supporter Plus Seven Irrefutable Facts About The Presidential Election That Every American Needs To Know by  Roy Steele I must confess that twenty five years ago I was a Hillary hating homo gay man. Today I love...
I was a Hillary hating homo for many years and came to love Mrs. Clinton and was a diehard supporter, plus 7 irrefutable facts about election 2016.
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Election Aftermath: The Gay Agenda Is Your Agenda Too
by Roy Steele As a gay man, I’m acutely aware that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is feeling nervous right now, because I’m feeling anxious too. There are lots of gay ‘ survival guides ’ online related to surviving the impendin...
Some people mention the gay agenda like it's evil, subversive, and a sinister plan. The gay agenda isn't just for gay people, it's for you and everyone too.
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Today I share a true story about me, my mother, a battle axe, and vodka.

When I was sixteen years old I had no idea that I was gay, despite struggling with my sexual identity. At that age I had other priorities in my life, and coming out or not coming out, wasn’t a priority.

One afternoon I was at a novelty store and I saw some bottle locks for sale. They were big, colorful, and round, with a numbered dial on the top of the ‘lock.’

#addiction   #addictionrecovery   #heroin   #opioid   #recovery   #alcoholism  
The U.S. is committed to the War on Drugs, while alcohol abuse and an opioid abuse epidemic causes too many deaths. Let's save lives using common sense.
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Donald Trump seems to have more skeletons in his closet than a haunted house in Amityville, New York. His cousin sent out a Christmas letter that is funny, full of gossip, and reveals a feud. #donaldtrump   #politics   #familyfeud   #gossip  
Ronald and Ronni Grump are identical twins and the first cousins of President-Elect Donald Trump. Their 2016 holiday letter reveals a Trump family feud.
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This is a true story. When I was still a Republican, I was taught to hate Hillary Clinton. I bought the GOP bullshit. I've come a long way since then. +Google Politics & Elections +NPR Politics +Hillary Clinton For President 2016 
I was a Hillary hating homo for many years and came to love Mrs. Clinton and was a diehard supporter, plus 7 irrefutable facts about election 2016.
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7 Post-Election Facts That Every American Needs To Know
by Roy Steele With the electoral college set to meet on December 19, 2016, there are FACTS that many people, including the president-elect, refuse to acknowledge. Telling the truth and establishing facts are a moral imperative, and we must hold our leaders ...
The president-elect claims he won in a landslide which is untrue and six other indisputable facts about election 2016 that every American should know.
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I'm still bitter and in a state of denial --- and guess I can chalk that up to being a sore loser. I wonder if anyone else can relate to this story. Happy holidays! Love, Roy #NeverTrump #hillary #trump #UniteBlue
I'm a sore loser and still reject Donald Trump's victory. When Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, my history of voting for the loser returned.
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Writer, Blogger, Queer Activist, Equality Advocate, and Anti-bullying Evangelist.
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Guildford Surrey England - New York, NY - West Hollywood, CA - San Francisco, CA - Pompton Plains, NJ - London England
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Introduction

Roy is a gay male blogger, writer, queer activist, equality advocate, and anti-bullying evangelist. Jive in the [415]

He has crusaded against the lies and misinformation that right-wing extremists and evangelical Christians use to spread anti-gay propaganda.

He led a successful boycott of American retail stores that were financing anti-gay hate groups through affiliate marketing schemes. The boycott received extensive coverage from major media organizations. Reporter Michelle Goldberg wrote about the boycott for Newsweek/Daily Beast in an article entitled “Christian Group’s New Gay War” (linked here), and The New York Times  documented the campaign in “Retailers get heat for sales that generate anti-gay aid” (linked here).

Former Arkansas governor and noted homophobe Mike Huckabee called Roy “an economic terrorist” because his boycott campaign resulted in over 200 retail organizations severing ties with anti-gay organizations.

Roy blogs to advance equality and gay LGBT civil rights, by examining the socio-political, religious, and cultural challenges confronting the gay community today. 

He is a strong advocate for women’s rights and racial equality, and makes every effort to promote anti-bullying programs when he can, because he believes that every student has a right to be educated in an environment that’s conducive to learning, free of harassment and devoid of bullying.

Roy’s a northern New Jersey native - and went to Rutgers College - and was a Financial Analyst in the private sector for years.

He’s a trained musical theatre actor, and made his professional debut in London's west end - at the Barbican Theatre.  Roy has worked as a voice over artist, singer, political meteorologist, itinerant nag, and urban gadfly throughout his life. And he’s been a world traveler and a Mets and NY Giants fan for as long as he can remember.

Roy writes about contemporary political and social issues, which you can read at Jive in the [415].

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Mike Huckabee told a New York Times reporter that I'm an "economic terrorist" for calling on corporations to stop funding anti-gay hate groups. How thrilling is that?
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I love Morty’s Delicatessen and have been a customer for a few years. I sometimes eat in the deli, and often order delivery from Eat24. The sandwiches are big, tasty, and hearty, and I really like the split pea soup (available Tuesday). I’m mad about Morty’s Reuben sandwich with either corned beef or pastrami. They also have a delicious ‘reuben roll’ that is a reuben sandwich with pastrami stuffed into an egg roll with a thousand island dipping sauce. YUM! I also like the Chicken BLT and any of the breakfast sandwiches. If you are looking for a good jewish deli in San Francisco, you can’t go wrong with Morty’s.
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The Rodeway Inn Civic Center is a two star budget hotel a few blocks away from San Francisco’s City Hall, the Opera House, and Symphony Hall. Check-in was smooth and the front desk personnel were pleasant. When you enter the tiny check-in area your olfactory organs will be greeted by the very strong scent associated with cooking curries. As of January 1, 2017, there is an ongoing construction project during daylight hours, as guest rooms are being refurbished. In addition, the very small elevator serving three floors is currently out of order. If you have difficulty climbing stairs you should find a different hotel. The guest rooms that have had a cosmetic facelift (new wood laminate floors, fresh paint on the walls, new bath fittings and fixtures) provide a more comfortable stay than the rooms decorated in the 1980’s. The furniture isn’t being upgraded or replaced, and the rooms with new flooring and no carpeting, allow you to hear the conversations and footsteps and canoodling in the room above you. Request a third floor room if possible. The mattress was soft, the blanket thin, and the heat during the cold rainy weather was barely adequate. The hot water was plentiful, the two bath towels provided were coarse and small, and the bar of soap and one small bottle of shampoo reflect the no-frills nature of the hotel. Quite a few stray very long strands of hair from Rapunzel or a previous guest were found in the room and bathroom. The free WIFI was horrendous. When I complained to management they said they invested in a new robust WIFI system. I found that there is nothing robust or new about it. Connections frequently dropped and streaming video stuttered. If you require a strong WIFI signal it’s not currently available at the Rodeway Inn. There is no restaurant on property and dining options are limited in the immediate area around the hotel. There is a pizza restaurant and fast food restaurant close by. The Rodeway Inn Civic Center is a no-frills unremarkable budget hotel that’s acceptable when you can’t find another hotel that suits your needs, and you’re in San Francisco for a very short stay and you just need a place to lay your head.
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I had a three night stay at The Monroe Palm Springs. I wasn't familiar with this three star hotel in North Palm Springs, and stumbling upon it was pure luck on my part. The check in was quick and easy, and the front desk staff were efficient and friendly. They were able to answer my questions about the hotel and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. This is a limited service hotel as they don't have a restaurant on property. I had a room with a king sized bed at the back of the property. The room was spacious, the bed and pillows were comfortable, the wifi was adequate, and the bathroom was clean. I didn't leave the a/c on when I wasn't in the room, so most importantly, the air conditioning was fantastic and cooled the room quickly. I also appreciated the large HDTV. The pool area and jacuzzi faces south, so it's perfect for sun bathing. This old Ramada Inn was renovated by the current owner, and they did a brilliant job. The interior designers transformed this tired chain hotel into a unique and hip boutique hotel. I would stay at The Monroe Palm Springs again without hesitation.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Chow Food Bar, known locally as 'Chow,' has been serving affordable organic, locally harvested, sustainable comfort food in my neighborhood for nearly twenty years. The Church Street location was the first, and there are now five locations in the Bay Area. Few restaurants do it better than Chow. Chow has been a mainstay on the San Francisco Chronicle's annual list of the top 100 restaurants in Northern California. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, and serve brunch on the weekends. The menu changes each season, and over the years I've tried just about everything on the menu. Some of my personal favorites include the chicken taco soup (seasonal), wontons, and nachos. The salads at Chow are all fantastic. The Caesar salad and the Iceberg Wedge harken back to an earlier time (the blue cheese dressing is sublime), and the Cobb Salad is the best around. Rose's Old-Fashioned Spaghetti and Meatballs and the Fusilli with Chicken and Sausage are delicious, and I frequently order them for take-out and delivery. YUM. The individual sized pizzas from the wood-fired oven have a thin crisp crust just like the pizza in Italy. I could eat the flank steak with fries until my dying day, and I'd be perfectly happy. The pot roast and mashed potatoes remind me of family Sunday dinners, except that my mother overcooked everything. This is the way a pot roast should be made! The ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream and fresh whipped cream is heavenly. The pies are all freshly made, the flourless chocolate cake is incredible, and try the cobbler if your stomach has room. Chow on Church in San Francisco serves the best comfort food in a casual environment in the whole city. And it's affordable too. You must check it out!
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The William McKinley Monument in the panhandle is a neighborhood landmark that has survived the earthquakes of 1906 and 1989, and stands tall at the foot of the park. The McKinley Monument was designed and created by Robert Aitken, and erected in 1904, as a tribute to the 25th President of the United States, William McKinley (1843 - 1901). First elected in 1896, he was assassinated six months into his second term in 1901. According to the artist, the female figure in a toga holding a palm leaf represents McKinley's stature and "mental and spiritual attainments that made him a leader of men." Today the monument is often used as a neighborhood meeting place because of the prominent position in the panhandle. While the monument isn't a must see attraction, it's a local landmark that many people see every day. It is emblematic of a time when life was much more simple and I hope that she stands tall in that spot for hundreds of years.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I just had my hair cut at Gentleman's Barber Shop in Palm Springs, California, and will go back for another haircut whenever I'm fleeing the tundra of San Francisco to visit the Coachella Valley. Mike gave me an excellent clipper cut, which is exactly what I wanted. He's well trained with four plus years of experience, and I recommend him highly. This small barbershop is staffed with young well-trained barbers, who can give you that special fade you want, if that's what you're looking for. There were guys getting haircuts, and hirsute 'bears' having their beards trimmed, and they welcome the LGBT community. Walk-in's are welcome, and they also accept appointments during certain days of the week. Check their website for further information. When I walked into the barber this morning, I expected a bunch of world weary old men cutting hair. What I found was a spotless and clean barber shop, staffed by talented young entrepreneur barbers, working hard to develop a good clientele in the heart of Palm Springs. If they keep it up, they will outgrow their current space pretty quickly, because they're that good. Next time you need a haircut in the desert, try the Gentlemen's Barber Shop. They're a cut above the rest.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
A good Jewish deli in the desert - what's not to love? Good corned beef, excellent rye bread, lox, matzo brei, generous helpings, and red velvet cake. An oasis in the middle of Palm Springs. Bring an empty stomach and a wallet full of cash. Mazel tov!
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