Some news items you might have missed:
• LGBTQ Nation: A priest was removed from ministry after he was caught taking ‘disturbing’ photos of high school wrestlers. A bystander saw the priest taking zoomed-in photos of the young men in their wrestling tights and contacted authorities.
• The Advocate: Culture Club frontman Boy George, who was once a pioneer in unconventional gender expression, was called out for being transphobic after hateful comments regarding respecting people’s pronouns.
• NY Daily News: A wacko customer at a Manhattan gay bar mailed a powder-filled envelope with a message reading “It’s called anthrax. Enjoy,” to an employee after he was threatened with a ban from the watering hole, prosecutors charged Monday. Unhinged patron Ameen Keshavjee has allegedly menaced the male employee at Nowhere Bar in the East Village since February. He now faces up to ten years in prison.
• Allure Magazine: Emmy Award winner Billy Porter is the first-ever male to grace the cover of Allure Magazine as he stars in their Art of Beauty issue.
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She’s a cover girl, y’all! I’m so unbelievably excited and proud to be gracing the cover of @allure’s February 2020 “The Art of Beauty” issue! It is such an honor to be the first male to be on the cover in history. This is a testament that times can change and are changing. And it happens with visibility. Ya’ll better RUN to newsstands. Photographer: @benhassett Stylist: @nicolaformichetti Makeup: @peterphilipsmakeup Grooming: @melissa.dezarate Manicure: @naominailsnyc Story by: @smashfizzle
• LA Times: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who flirted with the idea of running for president but skipped the 2020 campaign, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination on Thursday.
• Arizona Capital Times: Arizona state Senator Sylvia Allen (R) has proposed legislation to remove the word “homosexuality” from all public school teaching materials and to prevent any student below the age of 12 from receiving sex education.
• Daily Dog: This beautiful little mama gave birth today to six puppies. How precious is this video?
Loulou gave birth to 6 puppies today. 4 males and 2 females.She did so well and we are so proud of her.We want to thank you all for your sweet messages and it is so heartwarming that everyone was waiting with us for her puppies. You are all the best, we really appreciate this 😘 pic.twitter.com/jKniaJeeDJ
— loulouminidachshund (@loulouminidachs) January 9, 2020