Queer News Roundup – Gay Star News – June 11 & 12, 2014

Queer news and entertainment for June 11 & 12, 2014 from the good folks at Gay Star News:

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Gay Star News – LGBTQ News Stories

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James Arthur dropped from Simon Cowell’s label after anti-gay rant

It is now confirmed that the X Factor winner will no longer release any music under the Syco label

Hillary Clinton: ‘US must lead the way on gay rights’

Former Secretary of State has revealed she has gotten into ‘shouting matches’ with Russian officials over gay rights

Man arrested in London anti-gay bleach ‘blinding’ attack

A 31-year-old was arrested in Kent on suspicion of an assault near the Lightbox club in Vauxhall – an area popular with gay clubbers

Italian trans woman demands right to remain married to wife

Alessandra Bernaroli, a banker, says she and her wife deserve to continue their happy marriage of nine years

Gay-hating Ugandan minister Sam Kutesa elected UN president

Several thousand LGBTI advocates and allies signed a petition calling for him to be blocked from taking the petition, but the UN failed to listen

Meet the world’s first trans footballer to play in the World Cup

Jaiyah Saelua, from American Samoa, has spoken out about the importance of fighting against homophobia, transphobia and other forms of discrimination before the first big match

British Consulate in Hong Kong may yet marry same-sex couples after all

Diplomatic staff at the British Consulate for Hong Kong are reviewing a decision to not allow same-sex couples to marry there after it was revealed that the Spanish Consulate in Hong Kong is already marrying same-sex couples

Jewish group slams Family Research Council for comparing Christian baker having to serve gay couple to Nazi Germany

The Jewish Anti-Defamation League says comments likening a Christian baker being ordered that he cannot discriminate against gay couples to Nazism and the Holocaust are ‘offensive and inappropriate’

Gay group wins case against Moldova bishop who claimed 92% of LGBTIs have AIDS

A Moldovan Orthodox bishop has been fined after he called for LGBTIs to be banned from working in schools, restaurants and hospitals, claiming nearly all of them are infected with HIV

Grandchild of late homophobe Fred Phelps poses for NOH8 campaign

Ex-Westboro Baptist Church member Libby Phelps is forbidden from speaking to her family

Oklahoma state House candidate defends stoning gays

‘What I will tell you right now is that was done in the Old Testament under a law that came directly from God. And in that time, it was totally just, it came directly from God’

Salt Lake City police officer who refused to ride motorcycle at Utah Pride Parade resigns from force

Officer did not want to be viewed as an advocate for gay pride

Disabled couple wins case after being ‘humiliated’ at Glasgow gay bar

Gay wheelchair user tried crawling into club but was turned away. Club says it had to call police after group of men became agitated and abusive

Denmark scraps forced sterilisation for trans people

As of 1 September, all Danes over 18 will be able to apply to be recognized as their true gender by simply stating they are that gender

Rugby player banned from game for anti-gay abuse

Zak Hardaker, 22, admitted to calling another player ‘fucking faggot’ during a game he was losing two weeks ago

Malaysia shaves trans women’s heads and jails them in male prison

Women were rounded up by religious vice authorities in raid on a wedding

Straight man left with metal plates in face for life after anti-gay attack

Victim was hit so hard he fell to the ground with a single blow during a night out in Leeds, UK

New study claims being gay is a bonus for African American men in the workplace

A new study by researchers at Princeton University claims that gay African American men have similar advantages when it comes to finding work to white heterosexual men

US Attorney General Eric Holder blasts Boy Scouts over continued ban on gay adults

The Boy Scouts of America’s policy of excluding members once they become adults has been criticized by Attorney General Eric Holder in the strongest statement by a US official against the policy to date

Italy gets first gay themed pasta television commercial

Findus Italia pasta has launched a new TV commercial in which a gay son comes out to his mother over pasta, but she already knew

Trans woman files complaint after ‘gay bitches’ slur appears on her receipt at hookah bar

Alleged incident occurred at Bistro 18 in Washington’s Adams Morgan neighborhood

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Culture Club reunites: ‘It’s not about the money’

Boy George says even though the band has tried to kill each other, their relationship has ‘transcended’ to a new place

Conservative pundit says ‘I think everybody is a little bit bisexual’ – but he is not

Sherri Shepherd takes exception when Will Cain makes statement while co-hosting ABC’s The View

Catching rides from preacher’s wife, rock band and others, John Waters hitchhikes across US

Filmmaker writes book about his adventure and says: ‘You don’t need to go on a dating site, just go hitchhiking!’

Jonathan Groff dishes about making out with Neil Patrick Harris, as Hedwig, during Tony Awards rehearsals

‘I went home, and I was like, “Oh my God, I have glitter between my teeth!”‘

Same-sex marriage comes to Final Fantasy XIV with new software patch

The 14th installment of the popular Japanese Final Fantasy series of video games will finally allow players to marry characters of the same-sex with an upcoming software patch

Robert De Niro talks tearfully about the tortured life of his gay artist father

‘I realize now that it was hard for him. He had a lot of classic conflicts about all of that’

TV’s Wendy Williams asks Laverne Cox if she has breast implants

Talk show host repeats line of questioning about body parts that led to headaches for Katie Couric

Retired NBA player Rick Fox calls Jason Collins and Michael Sam ‘brave men’

Says gays have to ‘demand’ respect in locker rooms: ‘I think you have to just demand equality in general’

President Obama calls Ryan Murphy to congratulate him on The Normal Heart

Director calls it ‘full circle moment’ since film is about AIDS activists trying to get the attention of the government

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About Agender Jeri 🦄

A disabled, trans/agender person living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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