News: John Ensign, LGBT Comics, West Hollywood, Grindr

Beck_crying-16a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi West Hollywood in flux: "An uncommonly bitter [City Council] election has exposed a growing divide over what West Hollywood should represent, with prosperity and urban development pitted against the city’s history as a countercultural haven."

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi Are Glenn Beck's days at Fox News numbered?: "Since last August, when he summoned more than 100,000 followers to the Washington mall for the 'Restoring Honor' rally, Mr. Beck has lost over a third of his audience on Fox — a greater percentage drop than other hosts at Fox… The erosion is significant enough that Fox News officials are willing to say — anonymously, of course; they don’t want to be identified as criticizing the talent — that they are looking at the end of his contract in December and contemplating life without Mr. Beck."

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi Miley Cyrus tries her hand at drag by impersonating Justin Bieber on Saturday Night Live.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi Immigration officials will soon force a gay Maryland to turn over his long-time boyfriend for deportation. Inequality in action, America!

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi Republican Nevada Sen. John Ensign, perhaps best known for sleeping with his chief of staff's wife and then covering it up, will retire, rather than seek reelection. That, as Tea Party adherents would say, is just common sense.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi Enter: A month of LGBT comic book reviews.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi Actor Shiloh Fernandez will appear in Red Riding Hood, and I imagine he'll also be making cameos in many, many fantasies.

Britney_Madonna6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wiFor those of you interested in sexy technology news, you may be happy to hear that Grindr, the app that takes the fun out of gaydar by locating nearby members looking for some fun, can now be downloaded for the Android.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi Social conservative activist Ralph Reed says he and his ideological peers want a presidential nominee who "thinks that social [issues] shouldn’t ride in the back of the bus." Of course they do.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi In other non-surprising news, the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition won't let gay GOP nominee Fred Karger speak at their event tonight.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi French filmmaker Michel Gondry gets back to his roots with a Living Sisters' music video.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi Madonna and Britney Spears will appear on alternate covers for Out's "ladies we love" issue.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi A 16-year old boy has been arrested for attacking his gay classmate.

Stipe_Michael 6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi Conservative Baptist leaders are finally starting to understand that old saying, "We're here, we're queer, get used it," although that doesn't mean they're particularly gay about it.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi “On a sliding scale of sexuality I'd place myself around 80-20, but I definitely prefer men to women,” says R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe about his sexuality. "I hate and refuse to apply the term bisexual to myself. It doesn't seem appropriate. It feels like just another label.”

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi George Michael took his drug-related prison stint with a smile: "This was a hugely shameful thing to have done repeatedly. So karmically I felt like I had a bill to pay. I went to prison, I paid my bill."

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e309b456970b-800wi Things you don't want to know about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.