News Round-Up: June 21, 2019

The Chippendales handle the desert heat in style

Some news items you might have missed:

• It’s heating up here in Las Vegas, but you can trust the Chippendales (above) to always keep cool as they dress for success.

• The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) apologized today for previously treating homosexuality as a mental illness.

• Currently, 74 members of the House of Representatives support impeaching Donald Trump.

• Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate to expand access to PrEP helping ensure that communities disproportionately impacted by HIV – particularly Black/Latino gay & bisexual men and trans women – are guaranteed insurance coverage for life-saving preventive interventions.

• International pop star Olivia Newton-John is putting that famous black leather jacket and pants from the finale of her blockbuster film, Grease, on the auction block along with more personal memorabilia. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Center in Australia.

• Gay porn studio Sean Cody got in hot water for hiring a ‘model’ named Zane who sports a Confederate flag tattoo. Initially, the studio just blurred the tat thinking that would suffice. But an uproar caused the company to take down all videos using the performer.

• Grammy Award winning artist Daya drops her latest single, “Left Me Yet,” from her upcoming album.

In the music video, the openly bisexual singer/songwriter dances her way through self-criticism and doubt as the dance/pop bop grooves along to electronic beats.

“I push you away, why do I do that? / Impatient, but you’re patient with me / I’m surprised you haven’t left me yet.”

Raise your hand if you can relate 😉

Gus Kenworthy’s 3-Way “Sean Cody” Tweet With Shawn Mendes & Colton Haynes

Shawn Mendes, Colton Haynes and Gus Kenworthy(image via Twitter)

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy was crushing hard on pop star Shawn Mendes as he attended last night’s iHearRadio MMVAs this weekend.

The event, which celebrates the year’s best in music videos, brought the hunky Olympic silver medalist face to face with his celeb crush, Mendes, on the red carpet.

Before the fun, though, Kenworthy shared a totally swoon-worthy pre-game pic in a white fluffy robe complete with chest fur:

While traveling to the awards, Gus shared the amped-up anticipation of seeing his fave pop star at the event:

A short time later – there he was, Shawn Mendes, on the red carpet. Kenworthy couldn’t help himself as he took a profile creeper shot of the singer, who was nominated for 8 awards at the event, by the way. #NotTooShabby

It wasn’t long before Kenworthy shared a selfie that broke gay Instagram as he posed with Mendes and what appeared to be a photobombing Colton Haynes.

Gushing Gus snapped that shot and sent it out onto the Twitterverse with the logo for porn company Sean Cody in the corner and the caption, “New video coming soon!”

On Instagram, Kenworthy shared the same pic but with a different message, shooing Haynes away from the scene, writing, “COLTON GET OUT OF OUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTO!!!”

A post shared by gus kenworthy (@guskenworthy) on Aug 26, 2018 at 4:58pm PDT

Now, in case you’re wondering where Kenworthy’s hunky boyfriend Matt Wilkas was in all this tongue-wagging, Kenworthy assured us there’s room in his life for both Wilkas and Mendes as she shared a pic of all three together with arrows labeling Wilkas “boyfriend” and Mendes “husband.”

A post shared by gus kenworthy (@guskenworthy) on Aug 26, 2018 at 8:26pm PDT

While Mendes has told the world he’s not gay, he is an ally and clearly happy to join the hi-jinks.

Thanks to Gus and the guys for letting us in on the fun.

(all images via Gus Kenworthy social media)