Some news items you might have missed:
• The Advocate: The founder of Grindr has launched a new gay dating app called Motto. The new app “focuses on finding you the right people, not just the closest – on the quality of interactions, not the quantity.”
You owe nothing to anyone. I’m so proud of you my friend 💕
— Joe Locke (@joelocke03) November 1, 2022
• LGBTQ Nation: Patrick Haggerty, the pioneering out frontman of the country band Lavender Country, has died. Lavender Country’s self-titled debut album is widely considered to be the first openly queer country record.
• Queerty: Will Rollins is an out and proud national security and terrorism prosecutor currently running for U.S. Congress to represent California’s newly redrawn 41st district, which now includes Palm Springs, the self-proclaimed “gayest city in America.”
Will Rollins is a national security and terrorism prosecutor currently running for U.S. Congress to represent California’s newly redrawn 41st district.
— Queerty (@Queerty) November 1, 2022
• Washington Post: Tim Michels, the Republican running for governor of Wisconsin, said his party would permanently control the state if he wins. “Republicans will never lose another election in Wisconsin after I’m elected governor.” Gee, this doesn’t sound like folks are getting ready to rig elections at all…
• Axios: Taylor Swift’s week – clinched her 11th No. 1 album with Midnights; swept all ten top spots of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in history; and announced a 27-date U.S. stadium tour leg for next year. Note – her 2018 Reputation Tour grossed a record $266.1 million.
— billboard (@billboard) October 31, 2022