Nice one John Cena! This is certainly a stark contrast to some of the stuff Donald Trump has come out with in recent months. It’s good to give an eye opener as to how diverse the USA actually is. As the demographics continue to change hopefully in future this ill be rreflected in the political landscape.
Prince William, the future King of England, was today the first Royal to appear on the cover of a gay magazine. During his interview with Attitude Magazine he encouraged LGBT people to “be proud of the person you are” and insisted that “No-one should be bullied for their sexuality or any other reason and no-one should have to put up with the kind of hate that these young people have endured in their lives.”
Prince William’s late Mother Princess Diana was well known for her her efforts to tackle homophobia and also to remove the stigma of those with HIV.
The fund is at a million dollars+ currently. Here’s the donate link. Let’s help to do all we can to diminish the pain this tragedy has inflicted, whether that help is financial or just being there for those in need or support and understanding: https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund
The so called Bath bill has really put trans issues and rights in the spotlight stateside. It’s an issue that has now been depicted in and on the cover of TIME magazine.
The Eurovision song contest is always a joy to watch and if anything the quality of the songs and staging has gone up a level over the last couple of years. Sweden did a great job hosting the 2016 contest and I really like the ‘edge of your seat’ nature of the new points system. I feel bad for the Australian entry of course, but Ukraine is a worthy winner and it was a fitting end to the night.
Of all the tweets I read during the live contest though, this one stood out for me and made me smile. We (the UK) really don’t have a lot of luck points wise do we :). Joe and Jake and their song ‘You’re Not Alone’ did okay with the jury but woefully with the public. And let’s not get started with the Irish entry! Oh well, I enjoy the show anyway. It’s ‘the taking part’ and all that!
Okay so Colton Haynes coming out of the closet isn’t exactly the biggest surprise on the face of the planet, considering those photos from way back when and his half way coming out as gay “was it a secret?” tumblr post (hich received 26,000 notes), in reference to his ‘secret gay past’.
Nevertheless, it’s nice to see that he’s now taken a more public approach to his sexuality now and I’m really happy that he’s opened up about how he’s happier and less anxious now that he’s taken this step to come out as gay.
“It took me so long to get to this point, but I’m doing so good,” Haynes said. “I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and healthier than I’ve ever been, and that’s what I care about.”
I’m all for the latest fashion item and saw this listed as a knitted ‘hue shift’ afghan blanket. However to me, this is a rainbow dream and I’d die to find out the knitting pattern, only it costs 5 dollars apparently and I’m something of a cheapskate so it will forever allude me!! However if any one of you are dedicated enough to knit this and take a pic of yourself with it, I’ll of course be happy to show the pic of your achievement here on lgbtq.co.uk :). I of course wouldn’t ask that you send it to me or anything, but you know, if you feel like it and stuff maybe ;).