French president calls on Putin to protect gay Chechens

Gay player wants Court stripped of Aussie stadium title

Will Young opens up about addiction to gay porn

 

French president calls on Putin to protect gay Chechens

 

French president Emmanuel Macron says he has urged Vladimir Putin to ensure that the rights of LGBT people are protected following allegations of a crackdown on gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya.

 

The Russian president was in France for talks with Macron, two weeks after his election victory.

 

Macron’s call comes after widespread reports of a brutal campaign by the authorities against gay men in Chechnya, including allegations of torture and murder.

 

Macron added that President Putin told him he had started a number of initiatives with regard to the Chechen LGBT community.

 

Previously, Putin said he would talk to the prosecutor general and interior minister regarding an investigation.

 

The French president has added his voice to that of German Chancellor Angela Merkel who, also during a recent meeting with Putin, asked the Russian president to guarantee the rights of minorities in Chechnya.

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/29/europe/macron-putin-russia/

 

Gay player wants Court stripped of Aussie stadium title

 

Richel Hogenkamp, one of the few openly gay players in tennis, wants the Australian Open to take Margaret Court’s name off one of its stadiums in protest at the Grand Slam legend’s controversial views on homosexuality.

 

Court recently announced she will stop flying with Australian carrier Qantas “where possible” in protest of the airline’s support of same-sex marriage.

 

Hogenkamp, speaking at Roland Garros on Monday, said that Australian Open organisers should consider removing Court’s name from the Melbourne venue where the first Grand Slam event of the season takes place in January.

 

http://www.sport24.co.za/Tennis/gay-player-wants-court-stripped-of-aussie-stadium-title-20170529

 

Will Young opens up about addiction to gay porn

 

Will Young has opened up about struggling with a porn addiction.

 

The former Pop Idol singer, who came out in 2002, opened up to The Times magazine about his secret addictions.

 

Young, who quit reality show Strictly Come Dancing last year under a cloud of mystery, revealed he had battled with post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

He said that self-help books have helped him come to terms with his addictions to alcohol, shopping, pornography and love.

 

The singer added that he saw a shaman to get treatment.

 

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/05/29/will-young-opens-up-about-addiction-to-gay-porn/

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