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Stonewall anger, amateur porn and brojobs

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

Stonewall slammed for lack of trans and non-white characters

Stonewall, an upcoming quasi-historical film about the riots that sparked the modern gay rights movement, is being widely criticized for focusing on a fictional white cis man, instead of the black trans women who were actually at the centre of the action. Mic tells the story of the women, like Marsha P Johnson, who set off the riots. Director Roland Emmerich has responded, asking his audience to wait and see, promising that the film “honors the real-life activists who were there.”

China goes after amateur porn

The Chinese government is trying to wipe amateur porn clips off the internet after several clips went viral on the country’s heavily restricted web, and one X-rated video was somehow displayed on a giant mall TV screen. Also in China this week, an LA Times intern explores the secret life of gay cruising in a Beijing park.

Definitely not gay

What do you call it when two straight men give each other platonic blowjobs? In Jane Ward’s new book Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men, the author asks if straight men can have sex without being considered gay, or if bicurious experimentation is a realm reserved only for women.

Read an interview with Ward at New York Magazine.

Filipino gay couples stage mass marriage attempt

Gay couples around the Philippines applied for marriage licences in their local city halls this week, in an effort to build justification for a national lawsuit. Even though the applications were all rejected, gay rights organizers say the attempts will help lawyers fight to change the country’s family code.

Read more at Inquirer.

Swiss bishop: “Family diversity is an attack on the Creator”

Controversial conservative Swiss bishop Vitus Huonder doubled down on his anti-gay stance this week, saying in a speech that “even speaking of family diversity is an attack on the Creator,” and suggesting that gay people ought to be killed. Huonder’s fundamentalism seems to buck the slight softening of Vatican attitudes towards gay people under Pope Francis.

Read more at Swissinfo.