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Tanzania, advertising activism and Roe v Wade

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

Indian fashion brand Anouk produced an ad showing a lesbian couple preparing to meet their parents (YouTube/Anouk).

Tanzania threatens to publish list of gay people

Tanzania’s health minister has suggested that gay people’s names be collected and posted online. The minister, who is a medical doctor, said that homosexuality does not biologically exist, and has recently moved to shut down HIV clinics out of fear of promoting homosexuality.

Read more from the BBC.

Teen suicide falls when same sex marriage legalized

A study in the United States has shown that in states that legalized same sex marriage, and in the nation as a whole when equal marriage was established, teen suicide rates fell. Doctors say the two are not necessarily causally linked, but that equal marriage makes kids more “hopeful for the future.”

Read more at the New York Post.

Milo Yiannopoulos loses speaking gig over pedophilia comments

Gay conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos has lost a speaking spot at next week’s Conservative Political Action Conference over remarks he made on a podcast defending sex between teenage boys and adults. Yiannopoulos has generally endeared himself to conservatives with his right-wing rhetoric and anti-feminist politics.

Read more at the New York Daily News.

Advertising activism in India

In India, write Suneera Tandon and Maria Thomas at Quartz, advertising is promoting feminism and breaking down taboos in a conservative society. Ads for tea and fashion design have portrayed same-sex couples positively, even while gay sex remains illegal.

Lesbian plaintiff of Roe vs Wade dies

Norma McCorvey, the woman whose suit on abortion rights led to the legalization of abortion nationwide in the United States, has died at the age of 69. McCorvey was a lesbian, but saw her lawyers as bullies who only used her for political means, and later allied with anti-abortion activists.

Read more at the Advocate.