Month: July 2021

Syfy Series 'Legacy of Chucky' Will Have a Gay Protagonist

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Child’s Play creator Don Mancini is excited to explore new worlds with the horror icon.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson arrested protesting Sen. Kyrsten SinemaRev. Jesse Jackson arrested protesting Sen. Kyrsten Sinema

Screenshot/Twitter39 protestors were arrested trying to get Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to support democratic reform. Read More LGBTQ Nation

John Waters confesses that “country music made me gay”John Waters confesses that “country music made me gay”

Screenshot“Country western fans, you’ve always been down-low gay-friendly. Aren’t you the first to recognize a boy named Sue?” Read More LGBTQ Nation

Telegraph publishes grim ‘biphobic’ later from dad who thinks his daughter’s sexuality is a ‘trend’

British newspaper The Daily Telegraph published a “grim” and “biphobic” letter about a father who called his “woke” daughter’s bisexuality a “trend”. The Daily Telegraph, a conservative broadsheet whose circulation shrunk by nearly 50 per cent between 2010 and 2019, has launched a “Parenting Confessions” column that sees parents write pieces about “family secrets the … Continued Read More PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

Disney slammed for falling short yet again with Jack Whitehall’s gay Jungle Cruise character

Disney’s Jungle Cruise is facing the ire of the LGBT+ community after it emerged that Jack Whitehall’s gay character McGregor Houghton never actually uses the word “gay”. There was widespread frustration in 2018 when it emerged that Whitehall had been cast as an “effete, very camp” gay character in the film, which was inspired by a Disneyland … Continued Read More PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

T.I compares DaBaby’s homophobic HIV rant to Lil Nas X proudly living his truth

T.I. has compared DaBaby’s offensive comments about gay people and HIV to Lil Nas X proudly living his truth in his music career. DaBaby has faced resounding criticism over his performance at the Rolling Loud Festival on Sunday (25 July), where he made incendiary remarks about gay people and HIV.  In a video shared on … Continued Read More PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

This Man Does Not Make Poppers

For decades, poppers have been the go-to sex drug for gay men. But where do they come from?


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Nonbinary Olympic Skateboarder Alana Smith Was Misgendered on TV

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NBC Sports is now issuing a formal apology to Alana and their viewers.

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Drag Race Holland unveils season 2 queens including a trans icon and international drag royalty

The Drag Race Holland season two cast is here, featuring international drag royalty, a genuine trans icon and the “best butt in the world”. World of Wonder (WOW) announced on Tuesday (27 July) the 10 queens set to join Drag Race Holland season two. The new series debuts 6 August on the subscription streaming service WOW … Continued Read More PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

More LGBTQ Athletes Than Ever At Olympics (166+); Tom Daley Gold Medals; France Gets Judo Silver; Japan Takes Softball Gold, Team USA Gets Silver

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Tom Daley (front) with diving partner Matty Lee

We’re a few days into the 2020 Summer Olympics, and they earned the designation as the most LGBTQ Olympics yet before a single sport was sported. A record 166 (and still growing) number of out LGBTQ athletes are set to compete in Tokyo, and some have already staked their claim at Olympic glory early into the event’s first week.

The headliner thus far is British diver Tom Daley. The two-time Olympic bronze medalist pulled off a stunning victory Monday, capturing his first gold medal alongisde diving partner Matty Lee in the 10-meter synchronized diving event. The duo narrowly edged out event favorites Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen of China, snagging the top of the podium by a 1.23 point margin.

But the true importance of Daley’s win came in the post-event press conference. Daley took time to address the large LGBTQ presence at the Tokyo games and his own journey as an out gay man in sports.

After the Tom Daley gold medal round, he had some smart things to say to reporters about gay athletes.

When I was younger I was always the one who felt alone, alone and different, there was something about me that was never going to be as good as society wanted to be,

Tom Daley

“There are more out LGBT athletes at this Olympic Games than any Olympic Games previously. I came out in 2013, December 2013. When I was younger I was always the one who felt alone, alone and different, there was something about me that was never going to be as good as society wanted to be,” Daley said.

“I hope that any young LGBT person out there see that no matter how alone you feel right now, that you are not alone and you can achieve anything. There is a whole lot of your chosen family out here ready to support you,” he added. “I feel incredibly proud to say I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion. I feel very empowered by that.”

Sticking with the pool, Canadian swimmer Markus Thormeyer helped his 4×100 freestyle relay team set a Canadian record for the event. The squad barely missed a bronze medal thanks solely to Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers’ ungodly freestyle swimming speed, but a national record is a great accomplishment nonetheless.

Out French judoka Amandine Buchard captured the silver medal in Judo’s half lightweight division Sunday, succumbing to Japan’s Ute Aba. Buchard looked dominant throughout the tournament, including a 16-second victory over Swiss judoka Fabienne Kocher in the semifinals.

Skateboarding made its Olympic debut on Sunday with multiple LGBTQ competitors in the women’s events, including non-binary athlete Alana Smith. Their Team USA teammate Alexis Sablone was the only LGBTQ skater to advance to the women’s skateboarding street final and missed a bronze medal by less than a point. Coming so close is bittersweet, but knowing she performed so well against skaters ranging from a decade younger than her to nearly half her age gives her plenty of bragging rights.

And finally, LGBTQ athletes are all over the medal round in softball scheduled for Tuesday. Canada (Larissa Franklin, Joey Lye) and Mexico (Anissa Urtez) will square off in the bronze medal game. Team USA (Ally Carda, Amanda Chidester, Haylie McCleney, Taylor Edwards) took on Japan in the gold-medal game, but the host-country team took the gold, Team USA got silver.

Tom Daley: Previously on Towleroad

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