Day: July 21, 2021

Lil Nas X says he ‘needs to be a slut sometimes’ ahead of ‘nasty’ new video

Lil Nas X has said he “needs to be a slut sometimes” while teasing his new music video – and we are 100 per cent here for it. The singer made the highly-relatable comment after warning parents that the music video for his new song “Industry Baby” probably shouldn’t be watched by children. “Saying this … Continued Read More PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

Halsey Said She Will No Longer Do Press After A Magazine Disrespected Their Pronouns And Posted Interview Quotes Out Of Context

“All of this ironically on the tails of an article where I give your author the intimate admission that I hate doing press because I get exploited and misquoted.”


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Dolly Parton recreates iconic 70s Playboy cover: ‘It’s always hot girl summer for my husband’

Dolly Parton recreated her 1978 Playboy cover for her husband’s birthday, officially kicking off her “Hot Girl Summer”. The only thing hotter than the planet’s global temperature amid climate catastrophe right now is Dolly Parton, who on Tuesday evening (20 July) wished her husband Carl Thomas Dean a happy 78th birthday by throwing on a … Continued Read More PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

Top Catholic priest resigns after being allegedly caught using Grindr and visiting gay bars

A top administrator for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has resigned after an investigation claimed to have tracked him using Grindr and visiting gay bars. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced the abrupt resignation of Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill Tuesday (20 July) amid “impending media reports alleging possible improper behavior”. The USCCB said … Continued Read More PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

Gay Olympian Tom Bosworth urges closeted queer athletes to come out: ‘The numbers don’t add up’

Team GB Olympian Tom Bosworth has urged closeted LGBT+ athletes to come out if it’s safe for them to do so, promising them “it will only benefit you”. The race walker, who came out publicly ahead of the Rio Olympics in 2016, told the Daily Mail that the small number of openly queer athletes “doesn’t add up”. … Continued Read More PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

Britney Spears vows to keep speaking out: ‘I was told to stay quiet for so long’

Britney Spears has said she won’t be able to “fully move on” until she’s said all she “needed to say” in a heartfelt Instagram post. In recent weeks, the singer has started to open up about her conservatorship on Instagram and in the courts, detailing publicly for the first time how she feels about the … Continued Read More PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

This Olympic diver isn’t ‘gay’ or ‘straight,’ but ‘human’

German diver Timo Barthel will compete in the 10-meter platform. | Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Timo Barthel has come to define himself as ‘human’ before anything else, looking to embrace all people. Tim Barthel is one of our favorite “humans” of the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
When a reader alerted us to the Instagram bio of German diver Barthel, which contained a self-description as “athlete, human, diver” bracketed by rainbows and #LGBTQ on some posts, we thought we’d have another athlete to add to our list of out Olympians.
Not so fast. We discovered Barthel doesn’t much like labels.
In doing our due diligence (the official Olympics website lists a female German diver as Barthel’s partner), we decided to write the diver and asked how he identifies. It resulted in an exchange of messages that shows the fluidity and personal nature of sexual and human identity.
“Hey, I am not given a name,” Barthel, 25, wrote us. “Human is human. It’s doesn’t matter which side you attracted to and It doesn’t matter which skin color you have. Human is human. All of our blood is red.”
That’s hard to argue with, so we asked if we could add him to the list since LGBTQ+ encompasses a lot of identities.
“I don’t want to call it or give a name. Gay sounds too hard,” he replied. “I support you, if you want. But I am not homosexual.”
We reached a happy compromise with the next exchange.
We asked: Would you be comfortable with us saying, “Timo Barthel isn’t gay or straight or any other label. He’s human and supports everyone.”
His reply: “Yes this is good (with a praying hands emoji).”
The background for our inquiry was this message Barthel posted on Instagram last week, with him wearing a Pride shirt, that translates to: “Sometimes nothing changes in a year and everything changes in one day. Anyone who only thinks in black and white will never see a rainbow ! ️‍ Human is human.”

Timo Barthel

It’s clear Barthel has been thinking about this issue for a while, since last August he posted a photo of himself in a Speedo with this caption:
“What a sick world If i go to the beach as a diver (speedo) they insult me as a fagot and they are laughing. If I go like everybody with a „normal“ short, everything is fine. Fuck off envious people Be yourself and don’t care what other people think ❤️ We are all humans. White, black, orange, thick, thin, gay ……… !!! I accept you ❤️.”

Timo Barthel

Since we’re all objectively human, we’re not adding Barthel to our LGBTQ list since under that criteria we’d have 11,000 entries. But we are rooting him on in the men’s 10-meter platform diving. Outsports – All Posts Read More