Cate Blanchett lip-syncs at Stonewall, Italy’s ‘gay sex club’ scandal, Tom of Finland online store, Trump’s bathroom guidance & more: the biggest international LGBT stories in today’s Cuppán Gay
- Italy’s Head of Anti-Discrimination Office forced out of office in a ‘gay sex club’ scandal. Francesco Spano resigned from UNAR on Monday after a television exposé uncovered illicit activities at LGBT cultural centres that the agency funded including masseurs offering sexual services and dark rooms set aside for sexual activities. (Towleroad)
- US Customs denies Canadian man entry because of his Scruff profile. 30 year-old set decorator André was denied entry to the US because his Scruff profile said that he was “looking for loads” which they thought meant he was soliciting sex for money. When he returned a month later with dating apps deleted and proof of his employment as a set-decorator, US customs refused him entry again. (Queerty)
- Tom of Finland launches an online store selling everything from keychains to rugs emblazoned with Tom of Finland imagery. The store opens after the Tom of Finland movie’s release earlier this year. Check out the very NSFW store here. (Out)
- Cate Blanchett lip-syncs to ‘You Don’t Own Me’ at The Stonewall as part of a benefit for Newtown Action Alliance. Blanchett performs in a black and gold outfit by Givenchy delivering each line with aplomb. She also performed Adele’s ‘Hello’ later in the show. (Pink News)
- Following controversial child abuse comments, Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart News. Yiannopoulos indicated that he was comfortable with men having sex with boys as young as 13. Other Breitbart employees reportedly planned a walkout if the troll was not let go from the publication. (Towleroad)
- Trump’s administration plan to remove protections for trans students’ bathroom rights which Obama’s administration put in place. A draft letter states: “[Obama administration guidance] has given rise to significant litigation,” and that administrators, parents and students have “struggled to understand and apply the statements of policy”. (Washington Post)
- PrEP use contributes to a decline in STIs amongst MSM. Results from a modelling study indicate that the use of PrEP along with routine STI screening could reduce the occurrence of STIs in gay and bisexual men, even when condom use is reduced. (Healio)
That’s it for today’s Cuppán Gay.
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