News: HIV, Superheroes, Joe McElderry, Humphrey Bogart

 road The five candidates for governor of Maine are split on their views of marriage equality.

A  road New wheelchair-bound muslim superhero to be introduced: "The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in Damascus by the Open Hands Initiative."

 road Another look at the upcoming creepy sequel to Paranormal Activity.

 road CDC: "The rate of new HIV infection in the U.S. is increasing among only one risk group: gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men." The news comes just in time for tomorrow's National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

 road Paper claims it has photos of Lindsay Lohan injecting heroin into her arms.

Bb  road For the seventh straight year, throngs of people crossed the Brooklyn Brodge today in support of marriage equality.

 road Joe McElderry on his coming out earlier this summer: "I'm glad I did it,. It wasn't necessarily a hard decision, because once I realised who I was as a person and how I wanted to talk about it, I managed to deal with it okay and it was pretty plain sailing."

 road This is the fruit equivalent of bear mace.

 road Brad Pitt and his daughter get mobbed at the Grove in LA.

 road Katy Perry will get Simpson-ized on the show this Christmas.

 road A new biography claims that even though Humphrey Bogart slept with 1,000 women, he still suspected he himself might be gay.


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Joe McElderry Unleashes Album Cover, First Single

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X-Factor winner Joe McElderry, who came out of the closet at the end of July, today released the album cover from his first album Wide Awake, along with the first single, "Ambitions".

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP



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News: Joe McElderry, Glee, Sarah Palin, Target, Dublin

 road Protest reading of gay book "Revolutionary Voices" removed from New Jersey libraries planned for today.

T1  road Glee's Mark Salling hits the concrete with his skateboard.

 road Adam Rickitt and his six pack show up at G-A-Y.

 road …and Joe McElderry will launch his new album at G-A-Y.

 road Rally face-off: The National Park Service has approved a permit for a Glenn Beck/Sarah Palin rally for later this month. "The park service is processing a permit request for a counter demonstration and rally by the Rev. Al Sharpton on the same day along Independence Avenue, south of the memorial. Line said the Sharpton rally organizers list 3,000 expected attendees on their permit request."

 road Cher steps out with another younger boyfriend.

 road Protesters in Dublin march for marriage equality in Ireland.

 road Baseball League umpire Billy Van Raaphorst comments on the on-field, gay slur confrontation
with manager Brent Bowers: “I’m here to umpire. I’m here to work. What
happened in Orange County happened. We can’t unwind it. I don’t want it
to be a distraction anymore. It went from zero to 100 just like that. I
had no chance to put the brakes on it, no chance to stop it.”

Target road Apparently Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz have decided to not participate in the Target boycott.

 road Nat Geo report: "It may be a shot in the dark, but freezing sperm is one of the last chances to save the hellbender, North America's biggest salamander, conservationists say."

 road New drug-resistant superbug discovered in Asia spread to Britain by plastic surgery patients.

 road Wclyef Jean really wants to be the next president of Haiti.

 road South Florida firefighters promote their new calendar.

 road Neil Patrick Harris and Betty White both snag early Emmys. NPH fans not to worry – he won't be taking a break from Hollywood.

 road A priest in the Church of England hopes to set a “visible example” by marrying his male model boyfriend.

 road Is the Heidi Montag/Spencer Pratt sex tape really worth million?


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