Gay prom set to go off for 200 students tonight in Tracy, California. West High School’s gay-straight alliance organized the event, which students all over the state as well as a California legislator will attend. Since the school only sanctions one prom, it’s being held at a steakhouse. Gay-straight alliance president Justin Daley says he hopes the community takes notice: “I want them to understand that there are problems and that there are students afraid to attend a school function due to the fact that they could be harassed or discriminated against.”
Tom Cruise should have played Superman. The actor claims he can cure heroin addiction in three days. And his latest photo shoot looks like it could set off an Amber Alert.
Choire Sicha visits the Catskills cabin of embattled Page Six gossipist Jared Paul Stern: “He paced the room. ‘It’s funny, these reporters, in a way you can kind of tell them what they can go after. And I think that picking up the phone with these guys is helpful because from that point they’re predisposed to, you know, listen to me. I’m trying to move the story forward,’ he said, ‘trying to move it off of me.’ He went to freshen his drink. ‘What’s annoying me now is these people who’re still picking on me.'”
OUT Magazine’s new editor Aaron Hicklin, falsely identified as heterosexual by Andrew Sullivan, says he plans to shake things up at the glossy: “The magazine will not be afraid to push buttons, to be provocative and counterintuitive when it seems right and necessary. Sometimes that might upset people, but I think the readership is ready and eager for a real debate about what it means to be gay in the new millennium. While magazines like Details are gay only when it suits them, we are unequivocally gay and forward-looking.” We look forward to having our buttons pushed.