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Week In Review, Aug. 24, 2018: Bianca Responds, Public Sex in Mexico, Dating With HIV

Week In Review, Aug. 24, 2018: Bianca Responds, Public Sex in Mexico, Dating With HIV

Written by Matt Keeley on August 24, 2018
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In the Week in Review, we look at 10 of the week’s top stories that you may have missed. In this week’s edition, we look at Bianca Del Rio’s response to the controversy over her Montreal Pride performance, dating while HIV-positive and the ridiculous defense for a neo-Nazi who stabbed a gay, Jewish teen 20 times.

Here are 10 of the week’s top stories:

1. Exclusive: Bianca Del Rio Responds to Controversy Over Jokes Made at Montréal Pride

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This year at Montreal Pride, Bianca Del Rio made some controversial jokes about Blair St. Clair’s rape. In an exclusive interview with Hornet, Del Rio responds to the backlash.

Read the full story here.

2. This Queer Photographer’s New ‘Ken’ Series Re-Imagines Barbie’s Beau as Different Gay Men

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New Jersey-based photographer Courtney Charles created a Ken photo series, showing different types of men — artists, professionals and average Joes — retouched to look like sexy, modern-day Ken dolls with a gay twist. The effect is both sexy and a little unsettling.

Read the full story here.

3. Symone Sanders Got Insufferable D-Bag Milo Yiannopoulos Kicked Out of This Political Conference

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Toxic gay douchebag Milo Yiannopoulos was recently uninvited as a speaker at an October 2018 bipartisan political conference in Los Angeles called Politicon after outcry over his inclusion. Symone Sanders, a black cultural critic and expected speaker at Politicon 2018, opposed Yiannopoulos’ inclusion, publicly calling him a “white supremacist” and posting an email reply from Yiannopoulos in which he called Sanders “dumb fucking cunt.” Nevertheless, notable racists Tucker Carlson and Ann Coulter will still be in attendance.

Read the full story here.

4. As an HIV-Positive Man, These Are the 5 Questions I’m Asked Most Often About Dating

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Learning to date after you find out you are HIV-positive can be scary. Sometimes other people will say things that can be hurtful. But in my experience, most of the time, people have been amazing and kind and honestly way more educated about dating with HIV than I would have thought.

Read the full story here.

5. This Gay Trump Supporter Is Being Investigated for Threatening Kathy Griffin Fans With a Knife

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Outside of Jones Hall auditorium where Kathy Griffin performed, self-described “gay Latino immigrant” Carl Pacheco got into a swearing argument with a female audience member. As she began driving away with her husband, Pacheco kicked their car and tapped on her passenger side window with his switchblade knife. Police are now investigating, but Pacheco’s lawyer says that he only wanted “to have political conversations.” Uh-huh.

Read the full story here.

6. This Mexican City Just Legalized Public Sex (Well, Unless Anyone Complains)

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If you’re into public cruising and exhibitionism, you might wanna move down to the Mexican city of Guadalajara, where city officials just revamped the laws to allow public sex … unless someone complains. Officials say this new law will allow local police to focus on actual crime rather than seeking out and punishing people who are simply too poor to afford a hotel room.

Read the full story here.

7. Samuel Woodward, Accused of Murdering a Gay Teen, Is Also a Victim According to His Lawyer

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This January, Samuel Woodward allegedly stabbed Blaze Bernstein, a gay, Jewish 19-year-old, 20 times and buried his body in a shallow grave in a park. Though Woodward was a member of the neo-Nazi group, the Atomwaffen Division, Samuel Woodward’s lawyer says the stabbing shouldn’t be classified as a hate crime because Woodward has Asperger syndrome (a high-functioning form of autism) and is a victim himself.

Read the full story here.

8. This Ridiculous New Study Is Still Trying to Prove Conversion Therapy Actually Works

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Anti-gay groups are crowing over a “new” study that proves so-called ex-gay conversion therapy really works. There are only four problems with this study: (1) It’s based on old data from 2011, (2) its flawed methodology proves nothing, (3) two of its main authors include a non-certified psychologist and a “semi-retired earth scientist” and (4) it was published in a journal with the goal of upholding the Catholic faith. Nice try, fellas.

Read the full story here.

9. This Singer Claims Opera Superstar David Daniels Drugged and Raped Him

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A male singer claims he was drugged and raped by opera star David Daniels in 2010, and he’s coming forward because he’s worried the Metropolitan Opera favorite may strike again.

Read the full story here.

10. Alaska and Jeremy Provide Track-by-Track Commentary for Their New Album, ‘Amethyst Journey’

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In case you hadn’t heard, the drag sensation that is Alaska is back with a brand-new project, and this time she’s got company. Alaska teamed up with longtime musical collaborator Jeremy Mikush for a musical duo called Alaska and Jeremy and they recently dropped their debut album, Amethyst Journey. To give you a taste of its folk-pop magic, Alaska and Jeremy have provided a track-by-track commentary of their album highlight the otherworldly witchiness of their new musical venture.

Read the full story here.

Did you enjoy our look at this week’s top stories?

Featured image by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

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