Former S Club Junior Aaron Renfree’s steamy Insta, Gay Indian prince seeks decriminalisation of homosexuality, trans wrestler wins championship & more: the biggest international LGBT stories in today’s Cuppán Gay
- Gay Indian prince calls for his country to decriminalise homosexuality. The world’s first publicly out prince, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, wants Indian lawmakers to decriminalise homosexuality. “If India wants to be respected across the world, it can’t ignore the basic rights of the LGBT people,” he said. “It is high time that India scrap the outdated laws imposed by the colonial government and give equal rights to the LGBT people.” (GSN)
- Moana actress Auli’i Cravalho lands an NBC pilot after her incredible performance at the Oscars. Cravalho who played the lead in Disney’s Moana will play a student in the show which was inspired by the story of a high school drama teacher Lou Volpe. Watch Cravalho’s Oscars performance below.
- Human Rights Campaign uses Grindr to reach closeted Republicans. The HRC paid for advertising on Grindr which targeted users in Maryland, where the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is being held. The ad calls out closeted Republicans with text reading: “You can’t be WITH US in the hotel room and AGAINST US in the CPAC ballroom.” (Pink News)
- Texas trans wrestler wins girls championships despite requesting to compete with other boys. Trans boy Mack Beggs was forced to compete in the girls state championships for wrestling owing to sporting body rules. Biggs is currently taking the hormone testosterone as part of his transition, which many parents believe give him an unfair advantage. (Out)
- Former S Club Junior member Aaron Renfree posts a very steamy picture of himself on Instagram. While the image makes careful use of a steamed up mirror to comply with nudity guidelines, eagerly discerning fans who look a little closer at other shiny surfaces can glimpse even more of Renfrew. (Instagram)
- Tanzania backs down from plan to publicly list the names of gay sex workers. “We are not going to announce the names of (LGBTs) who publicly market themselves for technical reasons,” Hamisi Kigwangalla, the Tanzanian Health Minister wrote on Twitter. “For strategic reasons and to avoid destroying evidence we will deal with this issue differently and will keep you informed at every step.” (GSN)
That’s it for today’s Cuppán Gay.