Mike Hot-Pence, Moroccan lesbian couple avoid jail, Brady Bunch gone bad, Tom of Finland trailer and more: Here are the biggest international LGBT news stories in today’s Cuppán Gay
- A Mike Pence look-alike trolls the Vice-President-elect in hot pants. Referring to himself as Mike Hot-Pence, the man who bears a striking resemblance to the next Vice-President of the US has been parading around NYC in blue short shorts to raise money for nonprofits like Planned Parenthood. (Out)
- The lesbian teen couple who had been arrested in Morocco for kissing have been declared innocent. The judge ruling on the case said the teenagers should be “dealt with by their families” instead of facing a prison sentence of between six months and three years. (GSN)
- Taiwan protests for same-sex marriage. Thousands of protestors called on their government to become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, with rainbow flyers reading “Support Marriage Equality Taiwan” prominently displayed. (QZ)
- Brady Bunch star Susan Olsen has been fired from her LA based radio DJ job for posting a homophobic rant on Facebook. A screenshot of a private message send by Olsen read: “Hey there little p–sy, let me get my big boy pants on and Reallly take you on!!! […] You are the biggest f—-t ass in the world the biggest p–sy! My D–k is bigger than yours Which ain’t sayin much!” (Fox)
- The first trailer for ‘Tom of Finland’ has been released. The biopic examines the story of Touko Laaksonen, the artist who created the Tom of Finland illustrations. With ‘Tom of Finland’ set to be released in cinemas early next year, check out the trailer below. (Youtube)
- Russell Tovey feels rewarded playing a ‘bold’ gay man on ‘Quantico’. “I think that’s a wonderful way that a gay character on TV can be written,” Tovey said. “He’s very proud and open and it’s completely normalised here.” (Out)
- Macklemore performs protest anthem ‘Wednesday Morning’ on Ellen. The LGBT ally performed the song with lyrics: “And we fight for the people that haven’t had a voice, Fight for the first amendment, fight for freedom of choice, Fight for women’s rights, if she does or doesn’t care, We ride for all the Queer fold and fight for all to get married.” Watch the full video below. (Youtube)
That’s it for today’s Cuppán Gay.
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