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Sex toy spying, tri-parents and American Bandstand

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

Sex toy company pays out for spying on customers

The Canadian sex toy company behind the We-Vibe will pay out $3.75 million in a settlement for spying on its users without consent. The company collected data on how often customers were turning on their products, and what settings they were using.

Read more at Vice.

New York grants trio parenting rights

A court in New York has struck a blow for unconventional families by declaring all three members of a divorced trio legal parents to a child. The two women and one man raised the boy together and cared for him, the judge said, and should therefore share parenthood.

Read more at Slate.

Bandstand revelation

In the ’50s and ’60s, teenagers across America swooned over the romance of the dancing couples on American Bandstand. It turns out, however, that many of the teenagers were gay, and the show took great care to keep the secret.

Read more at the New York Post.

Queer women aren’t getting pap smears

Activists in the UK say that queer women are being passed over for cervical screening tests on the mistaken assumption that they don’t need them. HPV, for which pap smears test, can still be passed on by sex between women.

Read more at The Telegraph.

Trans runner jailed for stabbing

Trans woman and runner Lauren Jeska has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for stabbing a UK Athletics official. She attacked him, and two others, after her running titles were disqualified over her eligibility to compete as a woman.  

Read more at the BBC.