Brian Ellner, Empire State Pride Agenda Quitter (And Enter Ross Levi, The New Chief)

Brian Ellner was all set to replace Alan Van Capelle as the head of Empire State Pride Agenda, New York State’s leading activist group, but now he’s dropped out of the running because some activists had a problem with — get this! — his record. Is he just a political opportunist? Does he support conservative agendas? So many tedious questions! Update: ESPA has named Ross Levi, a decade-long vet of the organization, its new exec director in a unanimous board vote. [GCN]