Orlando Cruz loses WBO title bout, French Presidential-favourite Fillion wants to restrict gay adoptions, Hershey release adorable ad featuring gay couple: here’s the best of today’s international LGBT news.
- Orlando Cruz’s dream of becoming the world’s first openly gay world boxing champ were dashed at the weekend. Defending WBO Lightweight champion Terry Flanagan was declared victorious after the bout was stopped in the eighth round. (The Guardian)
- The favourite in the race to be France’s next President has announed intentions to scale back the rights of gay couples to adopt. François Fillon says he wants to change the law to ensure “a child is always the fruit of a father and mother.” (Pink News)
- US chocolatiers Hershey have released an adorable video featuring gay couple Josh and Matt Noble as part of their ‘Say it With a Kiss’ campaign. (Attitude)
- Metropolitan Police’s frontline officers are to undergo special ‘chemsex’ training to deal with rape and sex crimes against males, following the failings in the recent Stephen Port serial killer case. (The Guardian)
- A new exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery features famous gay figures (including Will Young and a baby-face Tom Daley) to highlight advances in gay rights over the last 50 years. (BBC)
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