Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Via JMG: IRELAND: Gay Man Up For Presidency

Openly gay Sen. David Norris has won the nomination for the presidency of Ireland, a largely ceremonial post.
The independent politician won the support of Dublin city council last night and will run against six other candidates next month. He said he was “absolutely thrilled” at the news. Mr Norris 67, pulled out of the race in August over controversy surrounding a letter of support he had written for a former partner who was convicted of raping a 15-year-old boy. But earlier this month, he announced he would stand after receiving a “consistent outpouring of public support”. He told the Irish Times: “If I can make this kind of comeback I hope to God as president I’ll be able to help the country make the kind of comeback that it and its people deserve.”
The election is October 27th.

JMG Photo Of The Day - Dubya Visits Gay Gym?

Photo Of The Day - Dubya Visits Gay Gym?

Bilerico reports that Bush II dropped in for a work-out at DC's popular-with-the-gays Vida Fitness.

reposted from Joe

Via TED: Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite!

Via Poltical Loudmouth:

Via AmericaBlogGay: 131,729 married gay couples in the US

The U.S. Census Bureau released today new statistics on same-sex married couple and unmarried partner households. According to revised estimates from the 2010 Census, there were 131,729 same-sex married couple households and 514,735 same-sex unmarried partner households in the United States

The results of the 2010 Census revised estimates are closer to the results of the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) for same-sex married and unmarried partners. The 2010 ACS estimated same-sex married couples at 152,335 and same-sex unmarried partners at 440,989.
The new, preferred figures revise earlier estimates of same-sex unmarried partners released this summer from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 because Census Bureau staff discovered an inconsistency in the responses in the 2010 Census summary file statistics that artificially inflated the number of same-sex couples. In addition, a breakdown of couples who reported as same-sex spouses is now available. The summary file counts originally showed that there were 349,377 married couple households and 552,620 same-sex unmarried partner households.