Towleroad’s CPU (ie my laptop) had a meltdown yesterday and has been sent off to rehab, so postings may be a bit slower today as I’m using a loaner. Thankfully, much of it was backed up but keep your fingers crossed for me that the rest gets back okay. Thanks.
Organizers of the gay rights march in Moscow which ended in violence have contested the government’s ban on the march in a Moscow court: “The officials of Russia and Moscow are responsible for the public disorder. They allowed crowds of fascists to march in the centre of Moscow and they did nothing to prevent these homophobic attacks. On the contrary, all last month the Moscow authorities made homophobic statements and promoted homophobic hate, which created the preconditions for the violence we suffered.”
From gossip newsletter popbitch: “One young chap met Alexander McQueen on gaydar, and went round to his house. The two men got along famously until the designer revealed his thoughts on fisting. The lad got scared, made his excuses and left. Unfortunately, he left in such a hurry that McQueen’s dog chased and started to attack him. Cue much attention and generosity to the boy, in the hope that he wouldn’t report the beloved pooch.”
Heath Ledger’s father says his son was not happy after being sprayed with a water gun by paparrazzi ahead of the Brokeback Mountain premiere in Sydney: “Heath had to go into the cinema and introduce that film soaking wet — and I can tell you this: he cried all night after that incident. He rang me afterwards and said: ‘Dad, that’s it — sell the house.'”