Ireland’s next prime minister will be gay
Leo Varadkar, the gay son of an Indian immigrant, is expected to become prime minister next month after he won the Fine Gael Party leadership contest Friday. Varadkar came out as gay in 2015, the same year Ireland legalized same-sex marriage by referendum.
A Muslim in leather
The New York Times profiles Ali Mushtaq, a Pakistani-American Muslim man competing at International Mr Leather in Chicago who is challenging what it means to be Muslim, visible and gay.
Malaysian governments offers prize for “gay prevention” tips
The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes for the best video with tips for “prevention, control and how to get help” for gay or trans people. Homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia, and widely seen as a disorder.
LGBT numbers depend on polling questions
How people identify their sexual orientation in polls depends highly on the questions asked, how they are asked, and by whom, say two statisticians at the Boston Globe.