Tuesday, July 3, 2018

News Round-Up: July 3, 2018

(image via Instagram)

Some news stories you might have missed:

• Chippendales' Okewa (above) celebrates his 30th trip around the sun today. I'd say 'woof' but we can settle for a 'meow' given the pic :)

• A 19-year-old man has been charged with a hate crime after he allegedly beat up and trapped a 50-year-old gay man in a basement apartment.

• The vice mayor of a small California town is facing recall after penning an op-ed sarcastically calling for a 'Straight Pride' month.

• In an interview with Andrew Denton on the Australian talk show Interview, actor Guy Pearce was asked his thoughts on working with Kevin Spacey. The actor replied: “Yeah … yeah. Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor; incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin. He’s a handsy guy.”

• After appearing in the 2003 film School of Rock with Jack Black, then-child actor Brian Falduto was severely bullied for playing a character perceived to be gay.

• The rising cost of PrEP is keeping it out of reach for many.

• Mexico's newly-elected president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, name checked LGBTs in his victory speech.

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