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Trains, James Franco and the Dolce & Gabbana feud continues

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Lesbian couple humiliated by Parisian train conductor

A train conductor at the Gare du Nord in Paris halted a lesbian couple giving a goodbye kiss and shouted that the kiss “could not be tolerated.” The conductor was suspended by rail company Thalys, but one of the women is demanding a further apology and more training for staff. Complicating matters, Thalys is known for an inclusive advertising campaign featuring couples, including gay couples, reuniting.

Read more at The Guardian.

The Dolce & Gabbana feud continues

After gay fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana broke the internet by telling an Italian magazine they opposed gay adoption and gay families, Elton John struck back, calling for a boycott and starting an epic gay internet brawl. March 16, Dolce & Gabanna started a reverse boycott against Elton John, while Victoria Beckham joined John’s team. In the media, the Daily Beast looks into how gays can be hypocritical, and Quartz looks into Dolce & Gabanna’s surprisingly conservative history.

Gay teen gets online support after father’s rejection

A teenager from Vancouver is receiving support online from around the world after he posted a text message exchange with his father in which he came out as gay, and his father said “this is worse than death.” The 15-year-old says his mother and sisters have been supportive, but his father has yet to come around.

Read more at the New York Daily News.

Lesbian rabbi to lead US Jewish group

Lesbian rabbi Denise Eger will become the president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the rabbinical arm of Reform Judaism. Eger will be the first openly gay rabbi to lead an American rabbinical group.

Read more at the New York Times.  

James Franco’s straight on gay interview

Is James Franco gay or straight, a gay fan or a gay baiter? The only person who can answer that is James Franco, interviewing himself. In a recent edition of Four Two Nine magazine, “straight James Franco” interviews “gay James Franco” about his relationship to art, life and gayness.

Read more at Slate.