ON OUR GAYDAR — News, notes, clicks, and quips from around the web.
→ The American Historical Association, which dares allow gay members, faces off against boycotters of Doug Manchester’s Hyatt hotel in San Diego, where the AHA is holding its annual conference. Says Cleve Jones: “I am profoundly disappointed that gay historians will be the first LGBT people to violate this boycott. It is a slap in the face of the hard work of the LGBT community in San Diego.”
→ Gene Locke, the opponent of Houston mayoral hopeful Annise Parker, is on the fence about whether he’ll accept the endorsement of a rabid homophobe. Tough call!
→ Andrew Sullivan uses a right-wing bloggers exit from conservatism as a chance to remind everyone why he, too, ditched it.
→ Are the delays in getting ENDA through Congress the fault of a few staff attorneys fussing over details that should’ve been hammered out years ago?
→ Of course that Barney’s homo is going to decorate the White House this Christmas.
→ The future of this revolutionary, but perhaps implausible AIDS vaccine rests not in the hands of corporate donors or the federal government, but a grassroots research team.
→ Those twin gays Jedward (that’s John and Edward) kicked off X-Factor showed up at London’s G-A-Y club to throw down a little Robbie Williams.
→ Dead singer Stephen Gately tops Google UK’s fasting trending searches of the year.
→ Don’t worry: Disney isn’t backing down from its banishment of Adam Lambert. Moving forward, in fact, they’re going to further vet their networks’ live performances. Somehow.