Saturday, June 18, 2016

News Round-Up: June 18, 2016

Some news stories you may have missed:

• Donald Trump, who says he's "better" for the gays than Hillary, poses for pic with virulently anti-gay pastor.

• After celebrating LGBT Pride for 13 years and drawing tens of thousands of attendees, the government of Istanbul has cancelled any Pride events this year.

• The FBI is now "skeptical" of the idea the the Orlando nightclub shooter was gay.

• Kenya's High Court rules that "anal tests" for homosexuality are constitutional.

• Major corporations are dropping or scaling back their sponsorship at the Republican convention this year.

• One Alabama county refuses to lower U.S. flags to half-staff in honor of the Orlando nightclub shooting victims.

• Uber has begun offering free rides to and from select locations of importance to the LGBT community in 40 cities.

• And finally, Happy Saturday! Go out, get some fun, or at least get a little dirty...

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