Tom Hardy’s new TV series, Fadi Fawaz questioned by police, Coachella’s owner funded anti-LGBT groups and Kim Burrell: the biggest international news in today’s Cuppán Gay
- George Michael’s partner Fadi Fawaz has been questioned by police over the singer’s death. Fadi Fawaz is speaking with police officers as one of several key witnesses to help prepare a report for the coroner following an inconclusive postmortem last week. (GSN)
- A Catholic hospital has refused to perform surgery on a trans man on religious grounds. Jionni Conforti was refused a hysterectomy because the hospital he had chosen was, according to its administrator, a “Catholic hospital”. The hospital responded saying “it follows ethical and religious directives from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.” (Pink News)
- The owner of Coachella supports anti-gay groups including the National Christian Foundation. Coachella’s owner Philip Anschutz has also donated money to conservative anti-LGBT groups the Alliance Defending Freedom and the “Pro-Marriage and Pro-Life” Family Research Council. (Teen Vogue)
- Tom Hardy wanted to go full-frontal in the new BBC One series Taboo. The eight-part series will star Tom Hardy as James Delaney, a man returning to the UK from Africa where he spent ten years to take over the shipping empire his father built. “You’re lucky there was a loin cloth because I didn’t want one,” Hardy told the BBC. (Attitude)
- A gay man has been thrown off a bridge leaving him with broken bones, burns, a brain haemorrhage and a severed spinal chord for rejecting the advances of a straight, married man. Maioha Tokotaua found the body of his husband, Joth Wilson, ‘mangled’ under a train bridge in Australia. (GSN)
- Kim Burrell’s weekly radio show has been cancelled following the backlash from her anti-LGBT sermon. “The Kim Burrell show is no longer airing as part of KTSU programming,” Texas Southern University said in a statement. (Hot New Hip Hop)
- Stefano Gabbana praised Melania Trump for wearing his dress before asking people not to call him gay. “Don’t call me gay please!! Who I love its my private life!!!”, Gabbana said. (Advocate)
That’s it for today’s Cuppán Gay.
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