Fire Island reality show, Kate McKinnon in Rough Night, UK’s new online counselling service and more: the biggest international LGBT stories in today’s Cuppán Gay
- Politicians vow to skip St Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston after a gay group gets banned. Both the Governor and Mayor of Boston announced their decision to skip the parade after it decided to bar the LGBT veteran group, OutVets. “I will not tolerate discrimination in our city of any form,” Mayor Walsh said. (NY Times)
- The cinema which banned Beauty and the Beast scheduled a film about drag queens by accident. The Hangar Drive-In in Alabama, which refused to show Beauty and the Beast because of the gay subplot, scheduled a film called Fierce, a documentary about the International Drag Festival in Texas. (Pink News)
- The trailer for Logo’s gay reality show ‘Fire Island’ has been released. Six men travel to “the gay Disneyland” to enjoy a summer of sun and sand in a show that looks set to rival Jersey Shore. (Youtube)
- UK launch new online counselling service, Friday/Monday, for gay and bisexual men. The service, which was launched by the Terrence Higgins Trust and London Friend, will offer advice and support on sex, drugs and alcohol. It is hoped that the initiative will encourage those who live in rural areas to seek counselling. (Attitude)
- Australian HIV rates at a five-year low in New South Wales (NSW). NSW data shows that only 317 residents were diagnosed with HIV last year, despite a 21% increase in HIV tests over the previous year. “The Decline in new diagnoses in 2016, along with increased levels of HIV testing in high risk groups, suggests HIV may be declining,” said NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant. (GSN)
- Is this what Hugh Jackman sounds like in bed? A video of Jackman recording ADR for a fight scene in the latest X-Men movie, Logan, has been released and it is intense. Watch it below. (Queerty)
- HRC calls on US Congress to reject the American Health Care Act. A letter from HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy highlighted concern over “the negative impact this proposal would have on communities already facing discrimination and healthcare disparities, including the LGBTQ community.” The AHCA changes are likely to strip access to healthcare for low income minorities living with HIV, HRC detailed. (HRC)
- Kate McKinnon stars in this hen party comedy, Rough Night. In a recently released trailer, we see McKinnon, Scarlett Johansson, Ilana Glazer (Broad City) along with a glimpse of Colton Haynes in the film which looks set to be the female version of The Hangover. Watch the trailer below. (Queerty)
That’s it for today’s Cuppán Gay.
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