Monday, January 15, 2018

News Round-Up: January 15, 2018

Bodybuilder Bruno Tarchetti shot by photographer Leo Castro

Some news items you might have missed:

• Monday Man Crush - bodybuilder Bruno Tarchetti (above) via Instagram shot by photographer Lëo Castro. A little sweat, some fur, a big tire, great lighting - what's not to like?

• A new study at the University of British Columbia suggests smelling your partner's shirt can reduce stress levels. #TotallyBelieveThat

• According to a survey of 200,000 iPhone users, a whopping 77% of Grindr users feel "unhappy" after using the gay dating app.

• Showrunners for the upcoming TV series Rise have changed the sexuality of one of the based-on-real-life lead roles from gay to straight.

• Conservative Christians are suing the University of Iowa for the right to discriminate against LGBTs while using school funds. #NotGonnaHappen

• Newsflash - Donald Trump announces he "is not a racist." That's what we've come to, kids.

• Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was quickly disarmed by MSNBC host and reporter Katy Tur when she asked Scaramucci about Trump's long list of racially inflammatory statements.

When Scaramucci tried to deny any race-based comments by Trump, Tur began reciting just a short list of the Trumpster's past remarks. "I can keep going," Tur said as Scaramucci tried in vain to change the narrative.

Watch the exchange below.

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