Morning Meme: Channing Tatum Is the Sexiest Man Alive, Ali Forney Gets Boost From Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Adam Lambert is Always a Vampire.

First and foremost, if you’re a U.S. citizen, please make time to vote today. Our future as a community is at stake.Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum will be named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2012. But the bigger question is if his Magic Mike costars make honorable mentions.

This will make Thanksgiving dinner awkward.

Towleroad has a roundup on the polling on the four marriage equality ballot measures up for a vote today and the associated polling, which is good, but not conclusive. The most nail biting one will be in Washington, because the results won’t be known on election day.

The L.A. Times has a roundup on the amazing difference that social media can make in a time of crisis like Hurricane Sandy, including the fact that with the signal boost of celebrities like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Ali Forney Center raised $100,000 in a single day to help rebuild their destroyed drop in center.

While I might have thought the Saturday Night Live skit with Gov. Christie and Mike Bloomberg was funny, one person not laughing at the sign language interpreters was Marlee Matlin. “I don’t mind fun poked at me, as I poke back. But at the language, that millions use? It feels childish and insulting.”

Katy PerryIt was probably inevitable, but there are people on Craigslist trying to trade gasoline for sex in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

While celebrities have been speaking out, sometimes loudly, in favor of President Obama or Mitt Romney, some of the most visible haven’t opened their pocketbooks, like Lena Dunham, Madonna, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Portman, Stacey Dash, Robert DeNiro, and Katy Perry.

CBS has given Elementary the prized spot after the Super Bowl this year, meaning I get to go to bed when the commercials are over.

Just go read this. It’s long, it’s going to take a while, and it’s very worth your time.

Neil deGrasse Tyson not only was asked by DC Comics to figure out a real star that could have had Krypton in orbit around it, they drew him into Action Comics Superman #14. And yes, we actually know where Krypton is now.

Please note: I don’t particularly get along with cats, but I don’t endorse what Belgian artist Jon Fabre did when he staged a mass cat tossing at City Hall in Antwerp. Some of the cats hit pretty hard, and now Fabre is in hiding from cat lovers everywhere, not sleeping in the same bed twice.

While Locke & Key never made it to series when the pilot was made for television, Robert Orci has confirmed that he is developing it as a movie trilogy. Didn’t some of you tell me there was a gay angle to the story?

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has had enough of his “fans” who don’t support hJesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikitais right to marry. “As an actor I have learned that I have to develop a thick skin but as a HUMAN I am having a harder time. The amount of vitriol I have received in the past few days over my stance on marriage equality could kill an adult horse! The majority of my fans have been amazing & supportive. But I am in shock and ashamed of many of my “fans” who are standing firm in their stance that I am “less than” them because of my sexual orientation. To those who feel this way: I gladly show you the door and wish you well on your journey.

John Cusack is developing a movie about Rush Limbaugh entitled, appropriately, Rush. It’s scheduled to begin shooting next year, assuming the fat man doesn’t sue.

My friend David Mixner brings the news that the casino lobby, which paid for a marriage equality mailer earlier this year that landed our side in hot water, has now teamed up with former RNC chair Michael Steele on a new mailer asking people to vote for the new casino, but against marriage equality.

Man or a MuppetFor those of you who loved “Man or a Muppet” you’ll be happy to know that Bret McKensie is hard at work writing more music for the Muppet sequel.

My old pal Maggie Gallagher is upset that Mitt Romney won’t spend more time supporting anti-gay ballot measures and thinks that conservatives need to build more powerful political arms. The entrenched churches aren’t enough?


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