ABOVE: Summer's so close to ending you can see it coming.
OMG.BLOG!: Danny Polaris, a singer living in Germany, mixed Viagra, alcohol and an injectible erection enhancer and wound up with an erection that would not go away — for days and days, a serious medical condition.
BACK2STONEWALL: Gay history — the first time Boston cops were ever penalized for abusing gay people happened 41 years ago today.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Stacked ginger in a Speedo.
NPR: Kamala Harris is a front-runner, and on her Iowa tour, she's acting like it.
ABC NEWS: Stacey Abrams on why she isn't running for POTUS — finally, someone whose ego isn't bigger than our need for her to run. Her focus is altruistic and helpful:
Stacey Abrams on her efforts to combat voter suppression: "For me, the decision not to run for president was one of saying, 'where could I do my best work?' and that's making certain that we set up voter protection teams across the county" https://t.co/rhLH53QbR0 pic.twitter.com/55mZLKGZSA— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 18, 2019
DWORKIN REPORT: Why actor Kirk Acevedo is spearheading the Equinox boycott.
GR8ERDAYS: Remembering Elvis Presley, who died 42 years ago at 42.
EXTRATV: Jane Fonda reveals her kid brother Peter, who died this week, “went out laughing.”
INSTAGRAM: Two gay actors who died way too young.
CNN: Ottawa's Mayor Jim Watson comes out as gay — at 58.
TWITTER: Madonna, who turned 61 on the 16th, was celebrated at Madame X (a real bar) in NYC, where her kids serenaded her with a rendition of a song by ... Elton John: