PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. If you missed it, here’s our wrap-up.
BERNIE SANDERS. Vigorous schedule planned to campaign for Clinton: “We’re working on a schedule right now, which is going to be a very, very vigorous schedule,” Sanders said. “We’re going to go all over this country. We’re going to go wherever Secretary Clinton’s people think that I am needed, and I am going to work as hard as I can to make sure that Donald Trump does not become the next president.”
PETER SHEIL. Australian cold case to reopen? “Peter Sheil was found dead at the bottom of a Sydney cliff – below a well known gay beat – with his fly undone. Police dismissed the incident as ‘misadventure’, but now his siblings want the case reopened, believing it may have been part of a more insidious spate of crimes sweeping the city at the time.”
EUROPA. NASA says Jupiter’s moon could support life after spotting what they believe are water plumes on it. “If plumes exist, this is an exciting find,” lead researcher William Sparks said. “It means we may be able to explore that ocean, that ocean of Europa, and for organic chemicals,” he added. “It would allow us to search for signs of life without having to drill through miles of ice.”
EUROPE. 6 sites recognized for significance to gay history: “The former homes of the writer Oscar Wilde and the composer Benjamin Britten are among six sites that were recognized on Friday by an arm of the British government for their significance in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. Historic England, a body that designates places worthy of legal protection,announced the decision, the latest in an effort to showcase “queer history.” Last September, Historic England gave the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, a well-known gay pub, a Grade II listing, meaning that it cannot be demolished, extended or altered without special permission.”
GERMANY. Retrograde record on gay rights: “Part of the reason is personal: Ms. Merkel, the daughter of a Protestant pastor, grew up in the former East Germany, where Communism and traditional social mores reinforced the power of the state, and she admits to being extremely conservative on this issue. She has budged on gay rights issues only when forced to do so by the Constitutional Court.”
TOM BRADY. The Patriot goes nude sunbathing.
TRIBUTE. Florida Marlins pay respect to lost teammate Jose Fernandez
ANDRE GRAY. British footballer gets four-match ban for homophobic tweets: “Burnley forward Andre Gray has been suspended for four matches commencing with immediate effect for misconduct in respect of social media comments. It was alleged that six postings on his Twitter account were abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute contrary to Rule E3(1). It was further alleged that these breaches of Rule E3(1) included a reference to sexual orientation and/or gender and/or colour and/or race contrary to Rule E3(2). The player admitted to three of the breaches, and denied the remaining three were in breach of FA Rules. Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing yesterday, the remaining three breaches were found proven. The player was also fined £25,000, warned as to his future conduct and ordered to attend an FA education course.”
RUPAUL. Sissy That Vote.
MEATBALL SUB. Worst customer of the day.
TOO HOT FOR TUESDAY. Laeon Gordon.