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This politician blamed gay suicide on weak anal muscles
A Swiss politician has blamed incontinence due to weakened anal muscles as the reason for an increase in suicide among gay people.
Zurich City Council member Daniel Regli made the statement during a budget debate on funding for sex education.
Regli criticized a sex ed website, Lust and Frust (Pleasure and Pain). He claimed the site, supported by the city’s education department, promotes homosexuality and promiscuity but doesn’t say anything about “homosexuals with multiple partners take their lives between the ages of 30 and 40…because their anal muscle is not holding up as it should.”
Richard Spencer Is A Texan Of The Year Finalist & The Internet Is NOT Having It
The secret gay history of Winston Churchill
When the first discussions about whether to decriminalize gay sex in the UK reached the cabinet, Winston Churchill was Prime Minister.
His words at that meeting set in motion the creation of the Wolfenden Report – a government sanctioned investigation into homosexuality. This would eventually lead to the partial decriminalization of gay sex.
But the Prime Minister did this at a time when LGBTI lives were totally closeted. And while leading the right-wing Conservative party.
So did he simply hold liberal views, or was he leading a secret double life?
Gay Star News
Wolverine aka Hugh Jackman is voting yes to marriage equality
Hollywood heartthrob and all round nice guy, Hugh Jackman, is the latest celebrity to support marriage equality.
Jackman tweeted that he and his wife Deborah Lee Furness will vote ‘yes’ in Australia’s postal survey on marriage equality.
‘We believe all Australians deserve to be treated equally under the law (sic) That’s why Deb & I are voting YES #equality and #love!’ the Wolverine star tweeted.
Gay Star News
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Is notion of a genderless humanity going too far?
We don’t even have pronouns for this.
That’s what accounts for the clumsy grammar of the statement parent Kori Doty issued about Doty’s newborn baby, Searyl Atli Doty. For that matter, it also accounts for the clumsy grammar of the sentence you just read.
Anyway, Kori Doty’s statement read: “It’s up to Searyl to decide how they identify, when they are old enough to develop their own gender identity. I am not going to foreclose that choice based on an arbitrary assignment of gender at birth based on an inspection of their genitals.”
As noted, the English language is not ready for this. For all its splendors, English offers no gender-neutral singular pronoun except “it.” Who wants to be an “it?”
If the language is not ready, well, truth to tell, neither is your humble correspondent. It’s a jarring realization.
Four Brazilian soccer players fired after locker room gay sex video goes viral
Four players from Sport Clube Gaúcho, a Brazilian soccer club based in Passo Fundo, Brazil, have had their contracts immediately terminated after a video of them engaging in a locker room sexcapade appeared online.
The 11-second video was reportedly recorded on Friday and uploaded to the Internet over the weekend. It depicts one player on his knees in front of two other players while a fourth player records, laughing hysterically.
The names of the four players have not been released. Within hours, the video, which is currently available to view on YouTube of all places, went viral.
Vatican Police Break Up Gay Orgy at High-Ranking Cardinal’s Apartment
Vatican police have reportedly broken up a gay orgy at a high-ranking cardinal’s apartment at the former palace of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, according to a report in Italian paper Il Fatto Quotidiano (The Daily Fact).
The NZ Herald reports:
The occupant of the apartment is alleged to be a priest who serves as a secretary to cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (above), the head of the Pontifical Council for Legislative texts and a personal adviser to the Pope.
According to the paper, neighbours became suspicious before complaining about irregular behaviour of those coming and going at the apartment.
When police showed up at the apartment, they reportedly found drugs and a group of men engaged in sexual activity.
The priest was then arrested and taken for questioning.
Phil Donahue: 'Hypocrisy is killing us'
The 81-year-old Donahue said Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" that Americans tout their patriotism, but about half of them don't vote.
"Hypocrisy is killing us," he said.
Donahue argued that Trump's base represented a small percentage of the country, but elected Trump because they were "angry" and showed up to the ballot boxes last November.
"These are angry people," he said. "Maybe they haven't had a raise in eight years. The rumor is that their company is being sold. Their kids can't pay back their college loans. They come back exhausted from their day at the factory, and they read the paper where a guy at a hedge fund made a million dollars on Thursday.
"You can't do this to people," Donahue said. "Sooner or later, they're gonna go 'kaboom.' And they did. And the 'kaboom' expressed itself in the election of Donald Trump."
Donahue also criticized the media for "missing the mark" when it came to covering Trump. He said that journalists should "get out of Washington" and spend more time talking with Trump's voters -- the "real people."
Student receives 'most likely to become a terrorist' award
The Texas teacher who handed out certificates to students labeling them “most likely to become a terrorist or “blends in with white people” is now a contender for the “most in need of a job” award.
Channelview Independent School District confirmed Tuesday that an unidentified teacher at the Houston area’s Anthony Aguirre Junior High School “is no longer employed by the district.”
Stacy Lockett was the teacher whose name appeared on at least some of the certificates, according to local reports.
...a terrorist' award...
Pharmacist Allegedly Refused To Fill Teen’s IUD-Related Prescription
Just before she was slated to get an IUD last summer, a teenage girl in New Mexico was prescribed three medications by her doctor: a pain-reliever, an anti-anxiety medication and Misoprotol, the generic name for a drug that is used to treat stomach ulcers, but sometimes used to prep the cervix before an IUD is placed, particularly in women who have never been pregnant. It is also one of the two medications that, taken together, make up what is commonly known as the “abortion pill.”
But when the girl’s mother went to her local Walgreens, only the prescriptions for the mild pain reliever and anti-anxiety medication had been filled. When she asked why, she was allegedly told that Misoprotol was in stock, but the pharmacist on duty would not fill it because of his “personal beliefs.”
Gay disabled man beaten and gang-raped by five men bravely speaks out
A gay disabled man who was allegedly beaten and gang-raped by five men has bravely spoken out about the attack.
Steven Greyeyes-Clouse, who has developmental disabilities, is autistic and has cerebral palsy, was sitting in Sacramento Park filling out an adult coloring book on 26 May.
He said four men approached him and exposed themselves.
Attempting to flee from the group by going to the bathroom, an older man followed him and allegedly threatened him with a knife.
The 29-year-old said all five men forced themselves on him, choked and beat him until he blacked out, as the attackers mocked his disability.
Gay Star News
More than 200 LGBT people have been killed in Mexico in just three years
At least 202 LGBT people have been murdered over the past three years in Mexico.
That’s an average of six homicides every month between 2014 and 2016.
“Trans women are the most exposed to this type of lethal violence,” the report’s authors state.
“It is the first time that the number of trans women murdered exceeds the number of gays,” they added.
Mexican civil rights organisation Letra S SIDA reported that criminals had formed gangs dedicated to targeting gay men, whom they first seduce before attacking and robbing them.
Gay Loneliness Is Real—but “Bitchy, Toxic” Culture Isn’t the Full Story
Something in Hobbes’ portrait—more specifically, in the words of the group of gay men he chose to interview—reminded me of a kind of conversation that I encountered when I’ve worked in offices with large gay populations. The conversation happened frequently enough that I began to be able to predict how it might unfold. An older gay male colleague, typically white and trim and successful, would set off on a lament about the impossible meanness and pettiness of gay culture. They would speak heartbreakingly about loneliness and feelings of inadequacy. Then, strangely, the conversation would turn to the idea, expressed with varying degrees of confidence and anger, that there was a subgroup of gays who had the ‘wrong’ goals: too much sex with too many people, going to drag bars on a Tuesday night. These sorts were holding the “good’ ones back from finally merging into the mundane—and, it was suggested, more fulfilling—everyday of bourgeois life.
Trump's surprising connection to hip hop
Donald Trump was name checked in more rap songs than just about any public figure ever. Ari Melber looks at how the future President became a friend to rap artists.
Teens allegedly ran pedophile blackmail scam on gay dating app
A group of underage teenagers are accused of extorting older men they met through the gay dating app Grindr.
Police have launched an investigation into an alleged blackmail scam, by which the teens threatened to “out” their targets as pedophiles if they didn’t hand over cash and mobile phones, according to The Canberra Times, an Australian newspaper.
The police took action after the AIDS Action Council in Canberra began receiving reports of extortion.
Last week, four teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 were charged with offenses linked to the alleged syndicate. Three of the boys are underage. They cannot be named for legal reasons.
Police seized digital evidence from the boys’ mobile phones.
According to The Canberra Times, the boys would create whole documents on their victims, including photos, screenshots of conversations and possible crimes they had committed, a court heard.
They would then demand $750 and mobile phones, threatening to report the men to the police if they didn’t comply.