Russell Tovey’s gay character, Daniel Radcliffe’s gay sex scene, Alaska and Katya, Matt Terry and more: The biggest international LGBT news stories in today’s Cuppán Gay
- San Francisco Symphony cancels concerts in North Carolina over anti-gay law. The Symphony announced the cancellation of a pair of concerts in April, in protest against the new state law curbing anti-discrimination protections for LGBT community. “We would have loved to perform at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a community that in many ways is consonant with our own San Francisco Bay Area,” said the music director Michael Tilson Thomas, who was part of a new generation of classical musicians who spoke openly about being gay. (NY Times)
- ‘The Pass’ actor Russell Tovey reveals he loves playing his gay character on ‘Quantico’. The actor finds playing the ‘boldly’ and ‘arrogantly’ gay character is rewarding. He stated it is “a wonderful way that a gay character on TV can be written.” (Out)
- Philippines in H.I.V. crisis after failing to provide for L.G.B.T. community. Human rights groups warn that the Philippines could face an escalating HIV epidemic due to their Government’s failure to provide safer-sex care for men who have sex with men. This, Human Rights Watch notes, is despite the fact that “81 percent of recorded HIV cases since 1984 have been among men who have sex with men,” based on the country’s own figures. (Care2)
- Human Rights Campaign reveal best places to work for LGBT in US. The HRC compiled the annual ‘Corporate Equality Index’, companies given the perfect score of 100 included LinkedIn, Nestlé and Urban Outfitters and are the most LGBT-friendly businesses. (GayStarNews)
- ‘Kill Your Darlings’ director on Daniel Radcliffe’s sex scene. John Krokidas, the director of the film which had the famous gay sex scene, felt “that not including his sexuality as part of the story would be a crime.” He also praised Radcliffe during the scene “God bless Daniel Radcliffe, he commits to all of his actions.” (Out)
- Max Emerson, Alaska and Katya in funny video ad. about Pure For Men. Max Emerson and Drag Race’s Alaska and Katya feature in funny new video advertising Pure For Men. The Instagram and Youtube celebrity Max has teamed up with Alaska and Katya to inform the world about the benefits of Pure For Men, a product that ensures your “runway is clear for landing.” Watch the video below. (Youtube)
- ‘Hollyoaks’ star Kieron Richardson and husband set to become first time dads. Richardson announced on Instagram that he is expecting twins next year with husband Carl Hyland, who he married in April 2015. He said “Merry Christmas to us thanks to the British surrogacy centre”. (Attitude)
- Did the XFactor couple accidentally reveal themselves at the finale? XFactor 2016 winner Matt Terry insists he is “not gay” and said he and Freddy “were practically brothers.” after fans suggest the pair shared a kiss on stage when Freddy Parker was congratulating Matt Terry. (TheDailyStar)
- Vatican says gays and supporters of ‘gay culture’ cannot be priests. The new document, approved by Pope Francis restates that the church “cannot admit to the seminary or to the holy orders those who practise homosexuality, present deep homo-sexual tendencies or support the so-called ‘gay culture’”. (IrishTimes)
That’s it for today’s Cuppán Gay.
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