Suing strip club owner to Tampa county: “I’m gay.”
Donatella Versace says Elton John and David Furnish are getting married to bolster gay rights: “Elton John is my best friend, along with Madonna and Sting. His wedding to David, after 14 years of living together, is a way of helping the gay world affirm its rights. I’ll give Elton a set of travel accessories and other objects for the home, which he loves. At the reception I’ll wear an embroidered blue dress, with bag and shoes by Versace, obviously.” Other guests at the reception will include David and Victoria Beckham, Liz Hurley, and Gary Barlow. Elton was reportedly offered $10 million for media rights but turned it down. Not turned down was a videotaped message from Bill Clinton to be played at the singer’s “hen night” tonight.
UK General Register Office: 700 civil partnerships set for next week.
Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist to mobilize their meager army of hate to Port Charlotte, Florida to protest the formation of a gay-straight alliance at that town’s high school. MTV to cover?
Bombay beauties and mascara men making news in India: “Some men want to wear make-up for parties and weddings. Just getting a manicure is not enough. They even want to apply a coat of transparent nail varnish. The metrosexual waxed look is here to stay.”
Beijing police break up city’s first gay fest minutes after it starts.
NYC residents and gay youth still battling over Christopher St. pier.
Advertising in gay media grew 28% in 2005: “The annual market value of gay America is now estimated at $610 billion, according to advertising agency Prime Access.”