Troye Sivan’s new LGBT focussed music video, Chelsea Manning thanks Obama, Ruby Rose on gender identity, Tom Daley and more: the biggest international LGBT stories in today’s Cuppán Gay
- Troye Sivan’s new music video for Heaven celebrates LGBT love. In the new music video from Sivan featuring Betty Who, archived footage of LGBT couples, LGBT protests and activists is joined with footage of Sivan embracing a man. Check out the video below. (YouTube)
- Chelsea Manning tweets Obama to thank him for his decision to commute her sentence. Manning wrote: “Thank you @BarackObama for giving me a chance.” (GSN)
Thank you @BarackObama for giving me a chance. =,)
— Chelsea Manning (@xychelsea) January 19, 2017
- Ruby Rose says she is “glad” that she didn’t transition when she was younger. In an interview where the OITNB actress discusses her gender identity and her decision not to transition, Rose said: “I’m a woman… I want to have babies one day, so I’m glad I didn’t make changes earlier in my life.” (Attitude)
- Ian McKellen said that he is “far too selfish” to have a child. The British actor and Knight, Sir Ian McKellen believes that he didn’t really factor in children, because of his sexuality. “I don’t feel I’ve got a responsibility to produce another McKellen. My contribution has been of another sort,” McKellen said. (Irish Examiner)
- British diving champion Tom Daley may end up in a wheelchair due to his intensive regime. A disc in the Olympian’s back “is literally degenerating”, Daley revealed in an interview. “There’s only a certain amount the human body can take,” he said. “The constant twisting and turning can really affect your body.” (Daily Mail)
- Queer Solidarity light rainbow flares over a London bridge in Vauxhall to protest Trump’s inauguration. A banner draped over the bridge reads “Queer Solidarity Smashes Borders”.
That’s it for today’s Cuppán Gay.