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All you proved, is that the community is impossible to police. 31-May-2020
Stephen Fry praises ancient Greek mythology for portraying same-sex love as being ‘just part of the joy of life’
Stephen Fry has praised ancient Greek culture for portraying same-sex love as being “just part of the joy of life”.
The actor and writer made the comments during a live broadcast as part of the digital Hay Festival and said Greek myth presented same-sex love as nothing special.
“We are aware that Hollywood is unlikely to spend too much time over that nature of things, and yes that is a pity, but on the other hand, the beauty of Greek culture is that it didn’t make anything particularly special about LGBT+ relationships,” Fry said during his digital appearance at the festival.
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'In Survival Mode': The Pandemic Is Devastating the Black LGBTQ Community
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Aiden James Nevils started getting followed. Nevils, who lives in Pittsburgh, is required by Pennsylvania’s statewide regulations to wear a face covering while entering essential businesses, such as drug stores, pharmacies, and laundromats. But when he goes to the grocery store in his blue-and-white-patterned mask, he has noticed lingering stares from other shoppers or security guards who trail closely behind as he’s picking up food for the week.
As a Black man, Nevils says he is viewed as “inherently dangerous,” a reality that's reinforced by centuries of racial biases that send the message that people of his skin color are “wrong, bad, or a menace to society.” Being a transgender man and having his face partially obscured by a mask only reinforces that stigma, he said. It’s essentially four strikes in a game where Black people barely get one chance to swing and miss.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every facet of American life, but perhaps no community has been affected as profoundly as Black LGBTQ people. People who live at this intersection of identity are not only more likely to face higher levels of scrutiny during a crisis in which racial minorities, especially Asian-Americans, are reporting a dramatic increase in hate crimes. They are vulnerable to the novel coronavirus in every conceivable way: from dramatic job loss to unique risks of infection that have yet to be adequately recognized by governmental authorities.
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97-year-old gay war veteran robbed and assaulted after helping attacker
On Monday (18 May), Rupert Starr – known to his friends as ‘Twink’ – was out for a walk on Neil Avenue in Columbus’ Victorian Village when a stranger approached him and asked for money.
According to Sergeant James Fuqua from the Columbus Division of Police, Starr – in an act of kindness – “decided to give this man a dollar to help this person during this crisis. He felt it would be appropriate to help him.”
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White Supremacists Have a Disgusting New Code for the N-Word After Ahmaud Arbery's Death
Extremists are celebrating Arbery’s killing in the worst places on the internet, and turning his assailants into white supremacist folk heroes.
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Anti-LGBTQ+ Boosie Hired Sex Worker to 'Prepare' Pre-Teens
Rapper Boosie Badazz is causing an uproar on social media after revealing he once hired a sex worker to give oral sex to his son and nephews when they were 12 and 13 years old.
“I’m training these boys right,” he said in an Instagram Live video yesterday. “Ask any of my nephews, ask any of them, ask my son. Yeah, when they was 12, 13, they got head. Yeah, that’s how it’s supposed to be. Hell yeah, I got my fucking son dick sucked.”
Singer Bryan Adams Unleashes Coronavirus Rant, Blames Canceled Gigs on ‘Bat Eating’ Wet Markets
Canadian singer Bryan Adams posted an expletive-ridden rant about his concerts that were canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the Royal Albert Hall, but thanks to some fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is now on hold, not to mention the thousands that have suffered or died from this virus,” he wrote.
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Police searching for Brooklyn man who groped 7 women in 3 hours
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Authorities are searching for a serial groper responsible for several incidents on Friday.
Police say the male suspect approached several women in a three-and-a-half-hour period between 8:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in Bedford Stuyvesant.
All of the victims were approached while they were walking on the street, authorities say.
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Black people in UK four times more likely to die of COVID-19: ONS
Black people in the United Kingdom are more than four times as likely to die from coronavirus than white people, the UK's statistics office said on Thursday.
Those of Bangladeshi and Pakistani ethnicity also have a significantly higher chance of dying from COVID-19 than white people, even when adjusting for deprivation, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
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First Responder Mom Slams Son for Throwing Large Chicago Party Captured in Viral Video
The mother of a 26-year-old man who threw a crowded house party at their home in Chicago says she’s “astounded” by her son’s actions — and that she was out working her job as a first responder when it happened.
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous because of her occupation, told NBC news station WMAQ that she had no clue her son had thrown the party Friday night, and only realized what happened when police arrived three days later to issue her a citation.
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Stephen Fry said he ‘hated the gay scene’ when he first moved to London because it made him feel ‘undesirable’
Fry, 62, spoke about his introduction to the London gay scene as a young and “lonely” gay man on the award-winning Homo Sapiens podcast, hosted by Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney, which has just begun its fourth season.
The gay icon said he arrived in the capital in 1981, and recalled: “I always hated what was called ‘the scene’ when I arrived in London – I arrived in London at a bad time for any gay person to arrive… it was exactly the same time as the HIV virus, not that we knew there was a virus involved in those early days.
“I remember hearing about GRID – gay related immune deficiency – and bathhouse flu and all kinds of other strange words.”
Stephen Fry described how he would go with his “friend, and lover, at the time” to Heaven and other gay clubs, as well as The Queen’s Head pub in Chelsea.
“I didn’t mind the pub because it was full of cosy old people who sat and chatted,” he said. “But Heaven… the look that you get, up and down, sweeping eyes as you walk into a club. And in my case, the look up and down and quick turn away.
Democratic rep says pandemic re-opening is targeted to put blacks at risk
A Democratic lawmaker said that officials were opening up businesses that blacks use to put them at risk in order to let them spend their coronavirus relief checks.
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) made the comments during an online videoconference in support of Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
"Let me just say very quickly on them opening things, you know they opened up the beauty salons and barber shops, the bowling alleys and the movie theaters. When they open up the Country Clubs and the tanning spas, then I'll know it's safe for the rest of us," she said.
"That's first," Fudge added, chuckling.
"Because they just opening up things that black people go to because they know we've got these checks and they want us to spend them," she continued.
"They don't care about our safety, that's why when they start to open things they go to," Fudge concluded, "then I'll understand it's time for them to open up some things for us."