Queer News Roundup – Gay Star News – June 26, 2014

Queer news and entertainment for June 26, 2014 from the good folks at Gay Star News:

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Gay Star News – LGBTQ News Stories

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Religion linked with higher gay teen suicide risk

While religion is not necessarily to blame for suicide, the association is ‘troubling’ according to the study author

Gay teen fast food worker forced to wear ‘Gaytard’ nametag

A 16-year-old from South Dakota says he was so terrified of being fired for being gay he would do anything to keep his job

UK civil partnerships will stay, but straights are still banned

Government has finally announced the date that gay couples in civil partnerships will be allowed to convert them into marriage

US United Church of Christ signs on to sponsor Gay Games 9

The LGBTI affirming American United Church of Christ has signed on to be one of the official sponsors of this year’s Gay Games taking place in the Ohio cities of Cleveland and Akron in August

Singapore Council of Churches says LGBTIs should be treated with grace and restraint

Singapore’s National Council of Churches has urged Christians to treat LGBTI people with grace and restraint in the lead up to the Pink Dot LGBTI pride event while maintaining the sinfulness of sex between people of the same sex

Chilean Catholic priest Felipe Berrios backs gay marriage equality in Chile

Jesuit Father Felipe Berrios has backed plans for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Chile, saying God loves gays and lesbians and is proud of who they are

Republican US Senator Susan Collins of Maine breaks party ranks, supports gay marriage

‘Nearly 44 percent of Americans live in a state where same-sex couples can be legally married, and I believe this number will only continue to grow’

High school state swimming champ in Colorado comes out publicly as gay

Jack Thorne: ‘I wish we lived in a world where people didn’t have to pretend to be something they’re not’

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Did Luke Grimes leave True Blood over gay storyline?

Nathan Parsons replaced the actor as vampire James. The character appears to be heading towards a romantic relationship with gay character Lafayette

Sam Smith, after coming out as gay, breaks US sales records

The 22-year-old British singer-songwriter’s debut album, In The Lonely Hour, sold 166,000 copies in its first week of release

Star Wars star was self loathing about being bisexual, says Ian McKellen

Hobbit star was speaking at historic dinner hosted by the Lord Mayor of London at Mansion House for LGBTI Pride

Brendan Fehr of NBC’s The Night Shift was not comfortable filming a gay kiss

‘I don’t like kissing guys, it doesn’t do anything for me. It’s really uncomfortable, but you gotta get past that’

Caleb Bankston, a gay contestant on TV’s Survivor, is killed in train derailment

Fiance and Survivor castmate Colton Cumbie tweets: ‘I wish it was me’

UK’s biggest gay radio station expands for Pride

Gaydio will be broadcasting on DAB across Central Scotland from 14 July to 31 August

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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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