Hypocritical, child molesting Spokane Mayor James West should resign, says National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Seattle Times. NGLTF: “Some media reports quote people as saying this is a ‘tragic’ situation for West and imply that his conduct showed he was ‘uncomfortable with his identity.’ Nonsense. Pedophilic behavior is always wrong and has nothing do with sexual orientation. This man – whether he’s straight, bisexual, or gay – deserves nothing but scorn. He needs to resign immediately.” UPDATE: Computers seized…takes leave of absence.
Vanity Fair: Jeff Gannon’s Public Blogging. Friend of Gannon: “If I talk to Jeff about a lot of gay issues, he freaks—he can’t go there. Jeff never stood in front of the mirror, he doesn’t think he’s part of the gay community, and he doesn’t think what he’s done affects the gay community. The guy at the end of American Beauty—that’s Jeff. He can’t come to terms with who he is.”