photo striptopheadera18Jan2015_zps4366d18f.png

Issue 161: South Africa's gay sex orgy murder, Daniel Zamudio, David Haye, Detroit, Bill and Ted, Julian Clary, Cazwell, Idris Elba, Hustlaball, and more...

the destination for the
week's essential news
and pop culture stories,
with a gay bias.

 PONDER THIS 



||| The decline and fall of the ex-gay movement.


||| There's just over one million gay African-Americans - and other facts with which to impress your friends.

||| Gay youth share their stories.

 U.S. & CANADA NEWS 

< Activist and writer Wayne Besen reports from the ultraconservative Values Voter Summit, where the vile pretend to be virtuous.

||| Why California Governor Jerry Brown advocates bareback sex in his prisons.

> Michael Ighodaro, a gay Nigerian activist outed in an article by The Washington Post, has been in the U.S. for a year now and is settling in to a better life. He was forced to flee to New York after he was attacked in his homeland.

||| Matthew Shepard's murder: 'What it came down to is drugs and money'. "In 1998, Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered in Wyoming, the apparent victim of gay-hate. But a new book suggests fresh answers may lie in the crystal meth subculture of his home town."

||| However, Paul Tough, a former New York Times Magazine editor, says he spiked Stephen Jimenez's version of the Matthew Shepard's murder because it wasn't quite good enough, not because it was "politically sensitive."

||| Tim Newcomb, meanwhile, an attorney involved in Matthew Shepard's murder trial, has debunked conclusions in Jimenez's book.


< Meet Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones, who have been together for forty-six years, and have now married.

||| Watch Any Given Tuesday, a new short film from the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center that paints a stark picture of what an LGBT youth might go through during the first week he or she is rejected from their home. Jamie Foxx and Elton John appear in the film.


< The failure of downtown Vegas gay clubs will have big ramifications.

||| The - gradually - disappearing ruins of Detroit.

 U.K. NEWS 

||| Three in four gay Brits still don't report hate crime to police.

||| Abdul Qadeer Baksh, the chairman of the Luton Islamic Centre, tells BBC Radio an "ideal world" would see homosexuality punished with death.

< 26-year-old Shane Peake faked being a gay teen to rob foster parents and cry rape.

> This is Anthony Marsh and Lee Davis, who have admitted to meeting several gay teens - some as young as 13 - on Grindr and other social media for unsafe sex. Marsh is HIV-positive.

||| Vauxhall drugs crackdown "may kill gay scene".

> Core Issues Trust - the "gay cure group" - are suing Transport for London over the "Some People Are Gay, Get Over It!" ads running on its London bus fleet.

< Who killed Teon Palmer? Police offer a reward.

||| 17-year-old planned "Columbine" style massacre when he was teased about being gay.

> London school bans pupils from using slang...


||| London will soon become home to only the very rich and the poor. "The capital threatens to become the world HQ of speculative house-buying – the social damage may be immense..."

...But London can't become home only to the rich. "Unless property prices are made affordable, London will lose the people who give it its soul."

 EUROPE NEWS 

||| RUSSIA: Dutch diplomat Onno Elderenbosch tied up, beaten up, and has "LGBT" scrawled on his mirror. Russian foreign ministry expresses "regret".

||| RUSSIA: Lawmaker drops anti-gay parenting bill, citing lack of support from politicians.

||| RUSSIA: About that other new oppressive law... In Russia, it's essentially against the law to hurt religious people's feelings.

< MONTENEGRO: Police clash with extremists at gay pride march.

||| ITALY: Gay kiss exhibition in Rome destroyed by vandals.

||| SERBIA: One in ten gay boys think about suicide.

 LATIN AMERICA NEWS 

> CHILE: Four men accused of the murder of Daniel Zamudio have been found guilty. Patricio Ahumada, Alejandro Angula, Raúl López and Fabián Mora - who beat Zamudio unconscious and carved swastikas in his skin - will be sentenced on 28th October.

||| JAMAICA: Police raid, burn gully where homeless gay men slept. The men later tried to complain at New Kingston police station, but were turned away. In pictures.

||| BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro's 18th Gay Pride Parade, in pictures:


 AFRICA NEWS 

< ZAMBIA: No bail, no trial. Nearly six months on, Philip Mubiyana and James Mwape are still in prison on gay charges.

||| UGANDA: Anglican bishop Christopher Senyonjo takes a stand against anti-gay hate; is excommunicated for his trouble.

||| UGANDA: Ethics minister Simon Lokodo threatens to ban charities supporting gay equality, saying homosexuality is "bestiality" in African culture.

> UGANDA: Police arrest activist Mleuben Maccarthy as he grieves for his gay hero mom. "Mama Naomi" - who openly supported her gay son - was a popular figure amongst gay Ugandans.

||| NIGERIA: Anglican Bishop of Asaba, Justus Mogekwu urges President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the "Jail all the Gays Bill" before the world ends.

||| KENYA: Fresh CCTV footage emerges showing the brutality of the Westgate mall attackers.

< SOUTH AFRICA: Mthokozisi Ndlovu and Themba Maseko found guilty of murdering Barney Van Heerden during a gay sex orgy in Johannesburg. A third man, Maxwell Nyathi, had already confessed to his part in the murder.

 ASIA NEWS 

||| AUSTRALIA: On marriage equality, the coalition is showing its true colours – and it's not pretty.

||| AUSTRALIA: Heterosexual father finds greater empathy for gay people after anti-gay baggage prank.

||| HONG KONG: 35-year-old Michael Morrill is Mr Gay Hong Kong 2013. In pictures.

THE BIG PICTURE: Beijing's "zombie car", shortly before being towed away, 18th October 2013.
THE BIG PICTURE: A statue in ruins, 17th October 2013, after a powerful earthquake struck the Philippines.

 MIDDLE EAST NEWS 

||| EGYPT: Locals "destroy" Cairo sauna; fourteen men face gay anal probe torture after being taken naked to a police station.

||| IRAN: Gay men arrested at a private birthday last week bailed.

 PLANET EARTH 


< Wildlife photographer of the year 2013, in pictures. Left, Mother's Little Headful, by India's Udayan Rao Pawar.

||| Does the global warming "pause" mean what you think it means?

 BODY, MIND & SOUL 

||| Virulent new strain of HIV discovered in Russia.

||| Air pollution "definitively" linked to cancer.


> The problem with taking too many vitamins.

||| How much better is standing up than sitting?

Would you date Todd, the average American man?

||| Use the triangle of happiness to calculate how happy you are with your job.

||| Rumination: The danger of dwelling.

 INSIDE THE SPACESHIP 

||| What to do when your cloud service fades away. "Nirvanix customers learned first hand what happens when cloud services go out of business. Here's how you can be prepared."

||| Facebook to host Europe's first gay hackathon.

||| Has Big Tech got too big for its boots? "Silicon Valley is an economic powerhouse – we all benefit from its innovation. But its dark side is an ugly hubris it may regret."


 ART & DESIGN 

> A historic look at images of masculinity.

||| Beauty in the Bronx: to create is human, but art is too often a privilege. "Girls is great, but I also think of Lena Dunham's education and connections. Across town, aspiration is thwarted by deprivation."


> Skinny skyscraper one step closer to reality after the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the proposed 60-foot-wide design.

||| Real abandoned castles ravaged by time, in pictures...


||| Fake abandoned castles: the remains of Virginia's Renaissance Faire...


 IN PRINT 

< New book George Hurrell's Hollywood "reveals lavish details about the lesbian, gay, and bisexual stars and artists of the golden age of Hollywood". Left, Grace Jones and Dolph Lundgren (1984).

> Attitude magazine takes a break from straight celebrities and puts a gay man on its cover.


 PERFORMANCE 

||| Former principal dancer with the Kirov Ballet, Mikhail Baryshnikov, has blasted his former homeland Russia over its persecution of gay people.

< Bill and Ted play slammed as "super homophobic".

 AT THE MOVIES 

||| Gorillas are more evolved than anti-gay humans, says Sigourney Weaver. Her 2009 film Prayers For Bobby is being re-released.

||| Daniel Radciffe talks about first time gay sex being painful.


||| WikiLeaks feature film The Fifth Estate has the worst opening weekend of the year. They got Julian Assange right, but didn't convey why WikiLeaks matters.

||| Madonna "banned" from cinema chain after 12 Years a Slave screening row.

||| Mary Poppins: Brian Sibley's sequel that never was.

Talking to the cast of cult 1979 picture The Warriors.

||| Cinema review: Floating Skyscrapers. "Beautifully made, crisply affecting and undeniably brave."

> Cinema review: Tom at the Farm. "An engaging, intriguing work from a filmmaker still working beyond his years."

< Cinema review: Eastern Boys. "An ambitious experiment with storytelling, mixing and matching different styles and genres."

||| DVD review: Out In The Dark. "A moving gay romance, successful thriller and an effective exploration of the Israeli-Palestinian divide, particularly how difficult it can be for gay Arabs."

||| DVD review: Behind The Candelabra. "A funny, sometimes moving and extremely entertaining movie."


 T.V. 

Dying on T.V. Which screen death broke your heart?

||| Why the proposed cable/Netflix alliance will be a miserable failure.

||| "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve #gaymarriagef*ckoff," Tweets new Made In Chelsea "star" David 'Miffy' Mifsud.

> Comedian Julian Clary talks about his 1993 suicide attempt.


> HBO's new gay drama Looking to debut in January.

||| 24 things you missed from Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary trailer.

||| First Doctor Who director Warris Hussien on the sci-fi series the BBC "didn't want to make".

< And here's some pictures from the forthcoming BBC Two drama An Adventure In Space And Time, which recreates Doctor Who's first days, fifty years ago. There's a few more shots here.

< Looking back at Doctor Who – Remembrance of the Daleks. "Ben Aaronovitch's script uses the Dalek forces to explore some other pretty major themes. Chief among these is the Dalek's xenophobia and obsession with racial purity; the episode draws parallels with 1960s London through Ace's discovery of a 'No Coloureds' sign in the guest house where she is staying."

Looking back at Doctor Who's "pink noir", The Happiness Patrol.


||| Gays of our lives: All the latest gay soap developments from around the world, with Anthony D. Langford.

THE BIG PICTURE: Liz McDonald (Beverley Callard) returns to Coronation Street after an absense of two years.
> Idris Elba admits he hasn't watched The Wire.

||| Rape, women and Law & Order: SVU's not-so subtle misogyny.

||| Paterson Joseph, Daniel Kaluuya to co-star in Channel 4 police comedy series Babylon.

< Felix Dexter, the comedian and actor, is dead. He was 52. Dexter is best remembered for his roles in The Real McCoy, and in later years, Absolutely Fabulous.

 BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE 

||| The problem with making Miley Cyrus the lightning rod for all our angst about female sexuality.

||| Why is no one talking about Eminem's incredibly homophobic Rap God...


||| Britney Spears claims her new single Work Bitch is about respect for gay people.


||| No new Frank Ocean music until summer 2014.

||| Videos: Dizzee Rascal is back with Love This Town; Houston based artist Cory Jreamz delivers Alive; Naked Highway - Friends With Benefits; and Cazwell has No Selfie Control.


 EROTICA 


||| New HIV awareness campaign features bareback porn producer Michael Lucas, "because who better to get the word out about HIV than a man who makes his living off people having sex without condoms".

> For those of us who couldn't be there, pictures from HustlaBall New York 2013, hereherehere, and here.

||| Next Door Studios goes bareback.

< Dean Monroe's ones that got away (plus Matthew Rush, who Dean just couldn't get enough of - and who can blame him?)

||| Talking to Randy Blue model Nicco Sky.

||| Pictures of kaos crush Marco Rubi.

||| Tumblr proves gay porn GIFs are applicable for every situation.

 IN THE ARENA 

> David Haye says boxer Tyson Fury went "too far" with his anti-gay tweets.

||| Coca Cola bosses "to decide" ahead of the Winter Olympics whether to speak out over Russia's anti-gay stance.

||| Major League Baseball teams under fire from anti-gay fans for taking a stand on anti-gay bullying.

< Nike donates $US200k to LGBT Sports Coalition.

||| Finnish hockey player Harri Tikkanen puts rainbow decal on stick to support gay players.

 AND WHILST YOU'RE 
 THINKING ABOUT 
 THAT, THINK 
 ABOUT THIS 



< Gay fans geek out at New York Comic Con.

> Wonder at Michael Paul Smith's amazing miniatures.

||| And finally, Rogue "Marbie" Scott ponders on Disney's mixed message; Andrew talks about stereotypes; Justin opens up; and Walter picks himself up.



 photo postbodytopheaderJuly13_zps0d33646b.png

Issue 161
14-20 October 2013

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


kaos is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Read the last edition


© 2013

Postcript
"You know, we might just as well not have
bothered to come. The whole thing's been ridiculous."

0 comments:

 
◄Design by Pocket