Track Star Nico Young Comes Out + More News

Champion track star Nico Young has come out as gay via an Instagram post
Champion track star Nico Young (photo credit: Leo Young)

Some news items you might have missed:

Outsports: Nico Young, a cross-country and track and field champion athlete at Northern Arizona University, has come out publicly as gay.

New York Post: A young ice hockey player says he spent years pretending his much-older boyfriend was his uncle — because he had not come out as gay and was embarrassed by their 37-year age gap.

Gay Cities: For those into kink, here’s a rundown of 6 big fetish festivals in the U.S. (including Fort Lauderdale’s Pig Week) you might want to check out.

Track Star Nico Young Comes Out + More News
Pig Week Fort Lauderdale (Photo: Supplied)

Mediaite: During a recent radio interview, Donald Trump claimed to be “financially supporting” Jan. 6 rioters and looking “very, very strongly at full pardons” for those already convicted for their role in attacking the U.S. Capitol.

Washington Post: Former New York City police officer and Marine Corps veteran Thomas Webster, 56, who swung a flagpole at police before tackling one officer and yanking his gas mask off during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. That’s the longest sentence handed down so far among the more than 860 people charged in the insurrection.

Idaho Statesman: Former Republican Idaho state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, found guilty of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern, was sentenced to 20 years in prison with at least eight fixed, meaning he won’t be eligible for parole until 2030.

Politico: The newly-launched Agenda PAC aims to defeat candidates who oppose same-sex marriage and other rights for LGBTQ Americans. Their first target – Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania gubernatorial nominee, who opposes marriage equality, same-sex couples adopting, and trans women in sports.