Queer News Roundup – Gay Star News – June 27, 2014

Queer news and entertainment for June 27, 2014 from the good folks at Gay Star News:

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Gay Star News – LGBTQ News Stories

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FIFA will not punish anti-gay chants, but will investigate underwear

Brazil superstar Neymar is reportedly under investigation for his choice of colorful boxers

Facebook UK reveals custom gender option

Brits can now choose to describe themselves as male, female or a custom option

GSN unites LGBTI families in new section

Gay Star News brings you content about all aspects of LGBTI family life and how to start your own

Jersey church: Gay marriage would make couples more likely to cheat

Jersey Evangelical Church, in a leaked letter, same-sex couples already have civil partnerships and a ‘small minority’ should not be allowed to change the definition of marriage

First same-sex couple legally marries in Australia at UK’s Sydney consulate

The first same-sex couple to be legally married on Australian soil wed today at the British consulate in Sydney but their marriage won’t be recognized by the Australian Government anytime soon

Israel’s Education Minister says gay people shouldn’t try to call themselves couples or families

Minister of Education Shai Piron says it’s the right of a Jewish state to tell same-sex couples that they are not a family, though he supports them having some basic rights

Vatican global discussion paper backs baptizing children of gay couples

A new Vatican working paper which was the result of a worldwide survey of Catholics reiterates the church’s opposition to same-sex marriage but found nearly all Catholics thought having gay parents should not be a barrier to a child being baptized into the faith

UN Human Rights Council passes LGBTI excluding ‘family protection’ resolution

Egypt and Sierra Leone put forward a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council on the ‘protection of the family’ which was passed without language inclusive of LGBTI families with the help of Russia

In defiance of Missouri’s gay marriage ban, four couples marry in the office of St. Louis mayor

Mayor Francis Slay: ‘It makes me proud as a citizen and as a mayor’

Bill Clinton may have signed DOMA into law but now he celebrates its demise

‘I was honored and grateful to be among the voices urging that it be overturned’

On one-year anniversary of DOMA ruling, Edie Windsor reflects on the enormity of her landmark case

‘When I saw the first brief where it said “Edie Windsor vs. The United States of America, I was scared to death’

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Gay Star News: Entertainment

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Shia LaBeouf called police officer ‘fag’ in Cabaret arrest

Actor seemed ‘unhinged’ and was reportedly disruptive and smoking during a performance in New York City

Star Trek 3 director: Open gay character ‘not necessary’

Roberto Orci says it would not be right to ‘shoe-horn’ in a character that was openly gay just for the sake of it

Demi Lovato sends out pro-gay Christian message in new music video

In her latest single, the singer is seen performing at Los Angeles Pride alongside drag queens and dancers

Calling himself ‘an a-hole,’ Gary Oldman apologizes for defending use of slurs by Alec Baldwin and Mel Gibson

‘Once I had seen it in print, I could see that it was offensive, insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed’

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

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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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