ON OUR GAYDAR — News, notes, clicks, and quips from around the web.
→ Playgirl consultant Daniel Nardicio on Levi Johnston’s shoot: “I don’t think it’s appropriate [to ask about penis size]. I ask models [for a look], but they’re not famous. When they’re famous, I’m not going to worry about it. We wouldn’t turn away Levi if he had a small penis.” Also: Johnston has yet to sign the contract.
→ The Daily Mail‘s Jan Moir (the Stephen Gately columnist) and Father John Owen (who says pedophilia is a gay thing) share the honor of winning the Stonewall Bigot of the Year Award.
→ Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s bill to grant benefits to federal employees in same-sex relationships makes it out of one committee, but faces two more — though they might waive jurisdiction. Which means it could go to a vote … by the end of the year?
→ What can we learn from Maine’s defeat? That we need more heteros on our side. Jeremy Hooper: “We have to ensure that we’re effectively speaking to those whose biggest adversary is apathy. In these kinds of referenda, our opposition is going to rally its vast church network for all that it’s worth. We know that. That’s not going to change. And while those of us who have something to lose can for the most part be relied upon to turn up at the polls on election day, there are slews of folks who are with us in spirit, in anecdote, in reality, but who don’t realize the importance of their one vote.”
→ Gavin Newsom pulls a Mark Sanford.
→ There may have been no transgender witnesses at yesterday’s ENDA hearings, but Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley included them at his own event.
→ Maryland State Rep. Heather R. Mizeur would really love it if her state would would “become a leader again” and start recognizing same-sex relationships.