2014 Holiday Gift Guide online special: Ring in the New Year

Let your favorite guy know you are ready to “ring” in the New Year with him with gifts from Joe Pacetti’s “His World” collection. “Wild At Heart” silver ring, $315. Silver filigree ring, $175. HisWorldCollection.com. 214-521-0815.


—  Tammye Nash

Early Voting for Harry Reid in the Silver State

HRC Field Orgainzer Adrian Matanza with UFC fighter Chuck Liddell

This week has been full of energy and excitement as supporters turn out for Nevada’s loudest voice for LGBT and progressive communities, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

On Saturday, Reid was at the kick-off event for a Las Vegas call center  with 22 stations that can make thousands of call an hour, reaching voters across the state. I jumped on the call system  as soon as I could and was able to turn out hundreds of voters for Senator Reid, reminding them how important this election  is.

This week was also the first week of early voting out here in Nevada. In this first week, Nevadans have been eager to go out to make their voices heard by voting for those who have stood up for equality in Nevada.

One of the places that we are seeing this early voting is from students voting at Lied Library at University of Nevada Las Vegas. We’ll be on campus talking to students about how much Senator Reid has done and will continue to do once he returns to the Senate. Yesterday, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Chuck Liddell, one of Senator Reid’s biggest fans, was on hand to help remind students to go out and vote.

Perhaps most exciting, President Obama arrived in town today for some events here in southern Nevada. He will be joined by special guest Sara Bareilles tomorrow for the last leg of the “Moving America Forward” rallies. The rally will be held tomorrow at Orr Middle School in Las Vegas at 4:30 pm. For more information about this rally or any of the events going on around the state, contact me at Adrian.Matanza@hrc.org

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Nate Silver Predicts Republican Landslide In State Governor Races

In states with a 50% or more chance of flipping their governorships, elections prognosticator Nate Silver predicts that the vast majority of the changes will be in the GOP’s favor. (Although Florida’s race is still a statistical tie, it is listed at the top because current governor Charlie “Closet Case” Crist is technically an independent.)

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Nate Silver on DADT survey: ‘entire parts of it are completely useless’

What Nate says:

The survey might or might not be biased — the bigger problem is that entire parts of it are completely useless.

In particular, given that the army that isn’t supposed to have any (openly) gay soldiers, the survey asks the troops to engage in an awful lot of speculation about the gay soldiers in their midst.

Of course, Nate says a lot more. He does a thorough job of explaining why. Definitely worth a read.

And, this just adds to the growing controversy about this survey. What the hell was DOD thinking?


—  John Wright