Gay boxer dedicates win to Orlando victims
Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz, who is native to Puerto Rico but also lives in Florida, dedicated a hard-fought win on Friday to the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. Cruz says four of his friends died in the tragedy.
Investigators: Nice attacker was bisexual
According to an investigation into last week’s truck attack that killed nearly a hundred people in the French city of Nice, the perpetrator Mohamed Bouhlel was bisexual. Photos on his phone detailed both male and female partners, while his family described a troubled, angry man.
Gay entrepreneur a controversial speaker at Republican convention
PayPal co-founder and Silicon Valley star entrepreneur Peter Thiel, who is also openly gay, will speak at the Republican National Convention. The Donald Trump campaign downplayed the significance of Thiel’s sexuality, while other tech executives wrote an open letter saying Trump would be bad for innovation.
Bolivia’s macho president accidentally helped gay rights
Bolivia’s surprisingly progressive trans rights law, passed earlier this summer, only ever happened because the ruling party wanted to quell backlash against their president’s bad jokes, reports the Washington Post. After self-described machista president Evo Morales made a crack about being a cabinet minister being a lesbian, the party quietly passed the law to smooth things over.
Methodists defy dogma and elect lesbian bishop
The Western district of the American United Methodist Church has elected an openly gay bishop, Reverend Karen Oliveto, from San Francisco. The election flies in the face of church doctrine, which officially bans LGBT people from positions of authority.