Happy New Year: Last Hottie of 2012

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I’d like to thank all my readers for the support, feedback and story ideas – and delicious tweets and comments. May 2013 be your best year yet!

Nate Silver: Out Magazine’s Gay Person of the Year

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Nate Silver, the statistician who accurately predicted Barack Obama’s reelection, has been named Out Magazine’s ‘Gay Person of the Year’:

(Silver) was so confident on his calculations that he bet MSNBC host Joe Scarborough $2,000 that Obama would win re-election. Call him cocky, but he was right. And in the process this gay geek from Michigan revolutionized the way elections are called in advance.

It is exactly for this that Out Magazine has named Silver “Person of the Year.” Silver spoke with the magazine about politics, his work ethic, and the future of his blog, FiveThirtyEight, hosted by The New York Times.

The 34-year-old, who came out to his parents after a trip to London to study economics, said he wasn’t “excessively” bullied during his high school years, and maintained a low profile by immersing himself in fantasy baseball leagues or the debate program.

While Silver supports gay marriage, Out writes that he “worries that growing acceptance of gays will dent our capacity to question broader injustice.”

“For me, I think the most important distinguishing characteristic is that I’m independent-minded,” he told Out Magazine. “I’m sure that being gay encouraged the independent-mindedness, but that same independent-mindedness makes me a little bit skeptical of parts of gay culture, I suppose.”

He adds: “To my friends, I’m kind of sexually gay but ethnically straight,” and says his sexuality doesn’t play a bigger role on his life than other aspects.

Read more here

Les Misérables: The Best Review Ever

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I saw Les Misérables yesterday and loved it – although, Russell Crowe should stick with acting and not singing. All in all, even with the film’s strengths (strong cinematography and Anne Hathaway) and weaknesses (great to poor singing), this review is the best yet:

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Porno Pete Wants to Debate Dan Savage

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In case you haven’t read about Peter LaBarbera for awhile, he’s been in his basement with his new treasure chest of dildos but did emerge to challenge Dan Savage to a debate (seems out of context to me). Once again this exchange proves that Porno Pete spends every waking moment thinking about gay sex, leather and scheduling his attendance at the next gay “perversion” event. I look forward to this debate!