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Ireland’s PM, polling questions and a Muslim in leather

Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

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.

Read more The Guardian.

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.

Read more at Deutsche Welle.

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.