Empire State Pride Agenda’s big New York election victory: “Last night was a big victory for ESPA and Van Capelle, who made no secret of the fact that the group’s biggest targets were two of the GOP senators who lost their seats: Ceasar Trunzo and Serf Maltese. Both were solid ‘no’ votes on marriage. But just because the Senate is now in Democratic hands does not mean that marriage is a sure thing.”
Brit retailer Selfridges sees run on Obama-style slim suits and white dress shirts.
No doubt you’ve been wondering what happened with Elisabeth Hasselbeck and the ladies of the View the morning after the election.
Connecticut Democrat Jason Bartlett wins second term.
Gus van Sant’s Milk gains relevance following Prop 8 debacle. Alex Billington: “I wish Focus Features had this movie out in theaters now, because it’s a film all Americans needs to see, especially after what happened with Proposition 8 here in California. Sure, it’s not going to convince that many people to change their minds nor will it drastically change the way this country thinks, but when a film is able to capture so vividly the beliefs in which Harvey was fighting so strongly for, it deserves to be recognized and admired.”
Madonna announces Obama victory at concert.
New test for anal cancer may save thousands: “A Nov. 5 news release on the test said that it is thought the rate of anal cancer in gay men is about 37 out of 100,000–an incidence that the news release noted is about equal to the rate of cervical cancer among women until the introduction of the pap smear, which allows for early detection and, along with it, medical intervention. But there is a greater rate of anal cancer among HIV positive gay men, the release said: about 75 out of 100,000.”
Marc Jacobs nixes annual holiday party: “Due to the financial climate, I had to make the decision to cancel the 2008 holiday party. It pains me as this has been a Marc Jacobs tradition for the past 18 years. Hopefully it will be reinstated next year.” Last year Jacobs arrived as a Camel toe.
Would you buy shoes from Chuck Bass?
Man who stabbed gay accountant to death in public toilets in Britain found guilty of murder: “Mark Malone, 30, of Clements Road, Walton, was unanimously convicted of murdering Peter Jeffrey Akers by a jury at the Old Bailey on Tuesday. Mr Akers, known as Jeff, who was 50 and lived with his partner in Wallington, south London, died from a single stab wound to the back after being attacked at the Cowey Sale toilets next to Walton Bridge on February 19. The court had heard how Malone plunged a kitchen knife into his victim’s back in a ‘totally unprovoked’ attack. He fled the scene and later told his brother-in-law: ‘I hope the guy dies.’ It is the second time Malone has been convicted of a gay hate crime. In 2003, he was found guilty of beating up an autistic man who smiled at him in Truro, Cornwall, later saying: ‘My impression of the geezer was he was gay.'”
Author Michael Crichton dead at 66.
British woman dressed as ‘The Joker’ headbutted in anti-gay Halloween attack: “The 34-year-old had been out to a fancy dress party and was walking home along Wilbraham Road in Chorlton when two men began following her. As she turned onto Keppel Road one of the men began shouting threats. Then as she neared the Olympic Taxi firm office, he began shouting homophobic abuse before mounting the attack which left her with a serious eye injury and bruising.”
Cops rough up partying Obama hipsters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Ginnifer Goodwin and Nicholas Hoult join cast of Tom Ford’s A Single Man.
Yes on 8’s pre-election web onslaught.
Transgender voters faced issues at the voting booth.
Anderson Cooper shares his TV-watching habits with Ellen.
Gay sports magazine Sports Out Loud changes its name to Compete: “While in the process of choosing a new name, the publishers of Sports Out Loud were inspired by Billie Jean King. During a conversation, King spoke of her toughest competitor being herself. The Compete name speaks to the common drive to overcome personal limitations in sports and in life. ‘The decision to re-launch Compete was made to recognize the gay athlete’s desire to compete and achieve. The magazine has proven that it appeals to athletes and non-athletes alike,’ said Eric Carlyle, co-founder and publisher.”