Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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  • GAY-A-R-P: A new ad campaign hitting city subways and buses aims to give a face to New York's aging gay and lesbian population. "Too often, the senior members of our community are really invisible," said Michael Adams, executive director of Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), which is spearheading the $350,000 campaign that features the slogan, "There's no expiration date on a full, active life." (NYDN)

  • Phony Mahoney: Only in Congress can you begin an affair with a volunteer working on your campaign to replace someone who was ousted in an ugly sex scandal. Tim Mahoney -- who won the seat vacated by the congressional-page-happy Mark Foley in 2006, then fired his mistress, Patricia Allen in January 2008 (she dumped him because she believed he was seeing other woman -- not just his wife!), and she began legal proceedings in February that concluded with a settlement in March. The class-act congressman was then caught on tape telling his ex-lover: "You work at my pleasure," Mahoney told Allen in a Jan. 20 telephone call that was recorded and played for Mahoney’s employees. "If you do the job that I think you should do, you get to keep your job. Whenever I don’t feel like you’re doing your job, then you lose your job. And guess what: The only person that matters is guess who? Me." (NYT)

  • Hugh Jackman Turns 40: Now this hardly seems fair. (PITNB)

  • First Look: I don't mean to sound corny, but I saw the trailer for "Milk" on the big screen over the weekend and I got tears in my eyes. (Towleroad has stills from the upcoming Harvey Milk biopic HERE.)

  • Survival of the Fittest: Who wants to play "Model Survivor"? (OhLaLaMag)

  • Spanish Fly: Rafael Nadal and Carlos Moya double your pleasure in the Madrid Masters. (Yahoo)

  • Cooking With Balls: A Serbian chef has just released the world's first testicle recipe book. Anyone up for testicle pizza, battered testicles or barbecued testicles with giblets? Check out the full story and video HERE.

  • Spa Search: Wall St. crisis got you all stressed out? Check out the 51 most sensation spas for gays. (Passport)

  • Romantic Redneck: This interview with Palin baby daddy Levi Johnston is funny: Johnston hinted he's expecting a boy, but he declined to discuss baby names. "I'm looking forward to having him," he said. "I'm going to take him hunting and fishing. He'll be everywhere with me." (AP)

  • We Have a Wiener: The Instinct/Undergear MODEL STAR competition crowned a champion this weekend at Splash. (Charmants)

  • RIP: Allan Spear, one of the country's first openly gay state senators, died of complications from heart surgery Saturday in Minneapolis. He was 71. Spear announced he was gay in a 1974 interview with the Minneapolis Star, becoming one of only two openly gay legislators in the country. Spear started working that decade to amend Minnesota's Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. The legislation passed in 1993. (AP)

  • RIP: William Claxton, a photographer of the famous who used his charm to lure jazz musicians from their dark, smoky natural habitat to pose on sunny beaches and carousels, then made stunningly intimate images of legendary loners like Steve McQueen and Frank Sinatra, died on Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 80. (NYT)

    Random Thinker said...

    sort of revealing that governor and hunter sarah palin's future son-in-law, the one jetted in to attend the GOP convention won't be voting for her this year. baby-daddy failed to meet the deadline to register to vote.

    something tells me he was gonna vote for the big O anyway.

    Anonymous said...

    Of course Levi was going to vote for Obama. If anyone needs a community organizer to get his broke ass out of that abusive family and into a community college, it's him.