Elton Endorses Gay Mayoral Candidate

Elton John‘s getting political. The bent British singer decided to use his fame and power to endorse homo Brian Paddick for London mayor.

Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish are lending their support to Brian Paddick, the Liberal Democrat candidate in the London mayoral election.

One option being considered is for the celebrity couple to hold a fundraising dinner for Paddick, who was until recently Britain’s most senior openly gay police officer.

The endorsement is likely to increase Paddick’s appeal to London’s younger voters, as well as to some members of the gay community.

Um, really? Because the gays were probably already aware of Paddick’s candidacy and the youth- well, do the youth care about Elton John. We figure he’s bigger among the old queen set.