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Among the many racist, wrongheaded, and downright hateful commentaries found at www.cofcc.org, the Web site of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group that has trumpeted its ties to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, is this news flash: “Washington Monument is Queer Sex Symbol.” The two-paragraph article that follows purports to explain why the 555-foot marble monument is one of D.C.’s favorite attractions. “To queers, the towering stone obelisk represents an erect phallus, and therefore serves as a giant ritual sex fetish,” the article alleges. “The site is so attractive to fags that the area around the edifice is littered with used condoms.” That’s news to us as well. Elissa Silverman