Publisher defends Milo Yiannopoulos book deal
Simon & Schuster publishing company is on the defensive after signing a quarter million dollar book deal with Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay man and prominent “alt-right” online troll. Yiannopoulos is known as an ardent Donald Trump supporter and for getting kicked off Twitter for harassing actor Leslie Jones.
Why is it so hard to study lesbians?
New York public health researcher Marybec Griffin-Tomas spent months failing to recruit 200 lesbians for a health study, all while easily finding 800 gay men to participate in another. Lesbians, she says, have not been conditioned to participate in health research, putting the community at greater risk.
India opens first trans school
The first six students have enrolled in a school for transgender children in the Indian state of Kerela. The school, where classes are also taught by trans teachers, is for children who have dropped out of school due to stigma.
Kilt lawsuit plaintiff commits suicide
The man who lost a five year long lawsuit against the San Diego police over an arrest for nudity while wearing a kilt has been found dead in a suspected suicide. Will X Walters argued that he was unfairly targeted as a gay man for wearing a kilt while nearby women wore thongs on a beach.
Cambodians charged for saying the king is gay
Three Cambodians are on the run from police after they edited the head of the nation’s king into a gay porn scene. There is no specific law against insulting the king in Cambodia, but the constitution calls him “inviolable.”
The strange case of the Finnish ice cream joke
British presenter Richard Hammond seemed to make a tasteless and offensive joke on an episode of Grand Tour when he said he doesn’t eat ice cream because he’s straight. What seemed like homophobia, however, turned out to be a complex in-joke slipped in by Finnish writers.