|||The advance of gay rights is not solely the mission of enlightened white people – so why do they get the HBO special? "Gay Inc just sold another convenient narrative to the masses. Here's the messy truth about America's same-sex marriage fight."
> 16-year-old openly gay Tyler Brandt forced to wear "gaytard" namebadge by fastfood restaurant boss.
< The gay roots of Habitat For Humanity. "A San Francisco native remembers the legacy of his late partner, Stephen Jacoby, a gay pilot who founded the San Francisco chapter of Habitat for Humanity before dying of an AIDS-related illness in 1991."
|||London Mayor Boris Johnson refuses to attend Pride in London. Johnson previously said that if marriage equality passed, it should also be legal for "three men and a dog" to marry. On taking office he slashed funding for Soho Pride.
< Rainbow crossing unveiled in London's historic Trafalgar Square for Pride in London.
|||Russia: The Human Rights Campaign reports on one year without "gay propaganda".
< Uganda: Outed activist Richard Lusimbo vows not to flee his homeland despite the threat of death: "Leaving the country wouldn’t change the plight. Right now we have so many young people who are gay but can’t speak out. What’s going to happen to them if I left? It would mean no one would be representing them. The best way to contribute to my nation is to be there, and I feel as a citizen I have a right to be there."
|||Uganda: Hundreds of gay refugees have fled to neighbouring Kenya in the wake of the Anti-Homosexuality Act.
|||Cameroon: Track star Thierry Essamba suspended from national squad because of rumours about his alleged homosexuality.
> Book review: A Room in Chelsea Square, by Michael Nelson. "First published anonymously in 1958. It was reprinted in 1986 by Gay Modern Classics and is now being re-introduced by Gregory Woods in a very recent — and very handsome! — reprint from Valancourt Books."
> Watching New York City transform on film. "Films like Taxi Driver and Midnight Cowboy and Shaft and Pelham 123 aren’t just great, atmospheric New York movies; they’re accidental documentaries, capturing a specific moment in our city’s history that is long, long gone."
> Read Tupac Shakur's heartfelt letter to Public Enemy's Chuck D.
< The last days of Michael Jackson. "Frail, deep in debt and addicted to drugs, he was consumed by a single dream: to blow people's minds with the greatest concerts ever. Inside the comeback that almost was."
|||And finally, Andrew discusses escaping the friendzone; Walter has 10 ways to get filthy rich off black Americans; and gay in the hood! Plus, let's talk some more about Jeremy Meeks, the hot mugshot guy.
"I would also like to take this opportunity to squash the persistent rumours about mysterious 'disappearances' and emphasize that rural and urban areas are now enjoying a life of harmony and peace. I'm sure you're glad to hear this. And I'm happy you're glad."