As polls close across the country, CNN says is likely to be one of the closest elections in United States history.
The breakdown of voters, according to CNN’s early exit polls, looks like this:
73% white, 13% African American, 10% Latino and 3% Asian.
According to polls taken prior to the election Romney holds an advantage among white men while Obama has the edge with white women. Those same polls show Obama receiving overwhelming support among minorities.
It looks like it might be a long election night in America!
The FDR drive is completely underwater on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Lower Manhattan is practically completely under water.
Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Monday evening around Atlantic City. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are all seeing catastrophic flooding levels. Rescues in all three states are underway.
Although we evacuated the GaySocialites World Headquarters in Lower Manhattan, local television stations are reporting several feet of water in the Battery Park area.
As of Monday night, the majority of Manhattan was without electricity and a building in Chelsea had its facade ripped completely off.
The subway system is likely to jeopardized, but the full extent of the damage will not be able to be accessed until morning or after the water level recede a bit more. Although the storm has not completely stopped, authorities seem to be in rescue mode.
We’ll keep you posted, and we hope that the GaySocialites in the Tri-State area are all safe.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is helping circulate an advisory issued by the New York City Health Department warning “gay men and men who have sex with other me” of an investigation into a cluster of meningitis (meningococcal disease) infections that has already killed one man.
Three other New York City gay have been diagnosed with the highly contagious disease.
Common symptoms of meningitis include high fever, headache, stiff neck and rash. They generally develop within just a couple of days. Anyone with those symptoms should seek medical attention immediately. Those who have been in close contact with someone who is infected also need to see their health care provider immediately to receive preventive antibiotics.
Not only does meningitis spread quickly, but it also has a high fatality rate especially among those who are HIV+.
The four men who were recently infected were between the ages of 31 and 42 years old and were all HIV+. In addition to the man who already died, another is in critical condition. Those living with HIV and AIDS should be especially cautious and react quickly if they think they have been exposed to the diease or especially if they start showing symptoms.
The Pi Kappa Alpha chapter at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville has been suspended after a frat boy was hospitalized with alcohol poisoning as the result of an “alcohol enema.”
Several of the PIKE brothers on the UT-Knoxville campus were evidently doing what they call “butt chugging” over the weekend which landed 20 year old Alexander Broughton in critical condition at an area hospital.
The sophomore, who is originally from Memphis, showed up in the ER with a .4 blood alcohol level. That’s nearly five times the legal limits for someone who is old enough to drink legally. Alexander is not old enough to consume alcohol orally or to take it up the butt (for that matter).
When cops went to the campus to investigate, they found other “butt chugging” frat brothers passed out inside the the Pi Kappa Alpha house as well. The men had evidently inserted a rubber hose into each another’s anuses and were pouring booze into one another through the tubing. When it all came to light, the fraternity’s national office suspended the UTK chapter for at least the next 30 days.
Members of the organization evidently discovered that you get a better buzz when you take it up the butt, however doing so seems to have come back and bit them in the ass.
[For full disclosure: (Although he might not be to proud to admit it in the moment) Charles Winters, our CEO, who reported this story is an alumni of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.]
The Senate in Australia voted down a measure that would have legalized same sex marriage by a vote of 41 to 26 on Thursday. The vote came one day after the lower house on Wednesday rejected a separate private members bill by 98 votes to 42.
The Labor Party allowed its members a conscience vote on the issue which means each Senator was allowed to vote separately. The coalition did not which required all of their party’s Senators to vote the same.
A private members bill is on hold in the Senate, and supporters say they will sit on that bill until they are sure it can pass. They say it might even mean waiting for a new Prime Minister to get elected.