Gay Russian Politics: Two gay men are running in the upcoming State Duma election in Russia.
“The mechanism that the authorities are using to foster homophobia in society is very primitive. The LGBT community has been branded as enemies in order to divert the public’s attention from real economic and political problems.”
“I am risking less than other candidates from our party. The leader of the Novosibirsk branch of Parnas, Yegor Savin, is under tremendous pressure. His assistant was recently assaulted. People who are distributing his leaflets have been threatened over the phone. The building where his business is located was set on fire.”
Mike Pence and the KKK: Mike Pence refuses to call former KKK leader “deplorable.” The controversy stems from Hillary Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ comment.
United States of Gay: A man wants to found a country just for gay people.
“We need a cultural and political center, where we can develop new, better ways of gay living that are more suited to our nature. Bringing gay people together in a creative and affirmative environment will release a tremendous energy. Thousands of gay artists, writers, sculptors, filmmakers, and songwriters will be brought together in one spot. There would be no more cultural oppression from the hetero; all the public spaces would be decorated with gay artwork.”
Steamy Britney: In another Britney-inspired thirst fest, a gay man irons in the buff while lip-syncing to “Do You Want To Come Over?”
Alexis Arquette: Numerous sources have come forward stating that Alexis Arquette’s death was a result of AIDS complications.
“Alexis was living with AIDS and he had an inoperable tumor and he had developed an infection,” [Arquette’s ex-boyfriend] Robert Dupont explained to Radar. “I was told that went to his liver and throughout his body.”
“He was working as an artist and living in an Actors Fund home in West Hollywood for people with HIV and AIDS. He hated it. People kept breaking into his apartment and they did alcohol and drugs. Alexis hated that. He never did drugs and he didn’t drink. His family offered to have him live with them, but he wanted to be independent.”