Police force shows support for Mr. Gay UK winner Mark Carter. Superintendent Nigel Hibbert: “It’s a great achievement and we are all proud of Mark. He’s done very well and we are pleased that he has won.”
Gay panic defense fails for murderer Jesse Gonzalez. Gonzalez stabbed Larry Trevino to death in 2003 but said he did it because he was resisting Trevino’s sexual advances. The jury didn’t buy it and Gonzalez is expected to face 26 years to life.
Detroit News columnist Deb Price remembers Aleta Fenceroy: “For their devoted fans, the Fenceberrys became town criers, telling us far more than we could learn from the occasional gay article in our hometown papers. Or, to put it another way, Fenceberry readers — whether a New York City gay-rights attorney or a closeted college student — had been like the blind men touching the elephant, each knowing little more than what was within reach. The Fenceberrys’ daily dispatches were quite literally eye-opening, revealing the enormous size and growing strength of the gay-rights movement.”
Jake Gyllenhaal spotted with unauthorized female companion(!).
The leather-clad man who was found adjoined to a metal fence in New York’s West Village last week was a mentally-ill homeless man who “spent his last hours drunkenly regaling Village bar patrons with tales that he was a war veteran who wore a mask to hide his scars and glass eye.” Police think the death may have been a suicide.