News Round-Up: January 22, 2018

Some news items you might have missed:

• I’m still jazzed about 2016 Summer Olympic sensation Pita Taufatofua (above) becoming a cross-country skier heading to the 2018 Winter Olympics in only a year.

• A young gay came out to his mother in Mississippi last week. But when the mother didn’t know how best to respond, she wisely called a gay bar looking for advice 🙂

• The Twitterverse is not happy seeing Timothée Chalamet lose the Golden Globe and SAG Awards for his acclaimed performance in Call Me By Your Name to Gary Oldman.

• Porn actor Tegan Zayne tweets that two summers ago his co-star, Topher DiMaggio, forced him to have sex the night before shooting a scene. Zayne also alleges DiMaggio demeaned and degraded him during the video shoot calling him “a girl.” DiMaggio denies the allegations.

Back2Stonewall reports on anti-LGBT banners outside a gay-friendly church near Indianapolis. The banner read, “Die Faggots Just Like Orlando and Las Vegas.” #HowCharming

• According to Fox News host Howard Kurtz’s new book, Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press, And The War Over The Truth, Donald Trump secretly admitted he was wrong to have former White House press secretary Sean Spicer exaggerate the size of the crowd attending his inauguration.

• Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon aren’t the only gay athletes heading to the Winter Olympic Games. Check out these three queer women – Cheryl Maas, Ireen Wüst, and Belle Brockhoff – going for the gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea.