Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2019-03-13
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Canadian cannibal charged; gay couple pays to ensure baby's sex
World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
by Andrew Davis, Windy CIty Times...
2012-06-19

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, has been returned to Canada and has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of Montreal university student Jun Lin, CBC News reported. Magnotta—a 29-year-old who has performed in gay-porn movies—was flown from Germany to Quebec's Mirabel airport by military plane. Magnotta was arrested in a Berlin cybercafe June 4 after a worldwide manhunt.

British same-sex couple Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow have spent more than $100,000 to ensure their next child is a girl, Queerty.com reported. The couple already has five kids via egg donors and surrogates: four boys and a girl (two sets of twins—Aspen and Saffron, and Jasper and Dallas—as well as a middle son, Orlando). To ensure the next baby's gender, the Drewitt-Barlows flew to California to use in vitro fertilization.

In Colombia, a gang gunned down 34-year-old gay hairdresser Juan Francisco Fernandez Cuello in Barranquilla, according to Gay Star News. Pro-LGBT groups say the killing is the fifth gay-related murder in the city this year. Suspects on motorcycles shot at Fernandez Cuello as he left a venue in the Villa San Pedro area with some friends.

In the UK, regulator Ofcom has ruled that an interview with Christian therapist Lesley Pilkington on Russian state radio breached the United Kingdom's Broadcasting Code, Pink News reported. The interview material was the source of the controversy, as Pilkington referred to homosexuality as a "disorder" and criticized so-called "aggressive homosexual propaganda." Ofcom said that Russian presenter Vakhtang Kipshidzhe used the interview to advance his own agenda.

The Times of Israel has reported that a pro-gay photograph of two soldiers that the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) uploaded is "misleading," according to Pink News. The photo (on IDF's social-networking page) shows the soldiers walking down a street and holding hands with the caption: "It's pride month. Did you know that the IDF treats all of its soldiers equally? Let's see how many shares you can get for this photo." However, the Times said the men in the photo were not a couple and that only one of them was gay. The IDF said these accusations were irrelevant.

In South Africa, reports state that transgender activist Thapelo Makutle has been murdered, Pink News reported. Some reports say Makutle, 23, was completely beheaded in the attack; however, it appears that the police file documents that his throat was severely slit. Two men attacked him for being gay and transgender.

In the UK, Ulster Unionist Party MP Lord Maginnis' homophobic remarks has led to the party distancing itself from him, according to the Guardian. Maginnis criticized what he called "unnatural" and "deviant" gay practices during a live radio debate over a report that revealed increasing levels of homophobia in Northern Ireland. However, the party said in a statement, "Lord Maginnis was speaking in a personal capacity without our knowledge or permission and his comments do not reflect Ulster Unionist party policy."

Ontario has become the first Canadian province to recognize gender identity in its human-rights legislation, according to CBC News. Christine Elliott, deputy leader of the Opposition Progressive Conservatives said the new law will "prevent discrimination against anyone in Ontario." In a rare show of unity the measure—which all three parties in the legislature supported—passed unanimously.

In Split, Croatia, a recent gay-pride event took place without incident. According to SouthFloridaGayNews.com, riot police watched as several hundred people, including some government ministers, marched June 9. Many of the participants carried flags and banners reading "Gay is OK" and "We are all equal." Police briefly detained more than 40 people, but there was no unrest despite threats of violence.

Studies led by Andrea Camperio Ciani at the University of Padova in Italy seem to show that gay men provide an evolutionary benefit for their families, according to the Huffington Post. Mothers and maternal aunts of gay men tend to have significantly more offspring than the maternal relatives of heterosexual men. Because of this, the maternal relatives' so-called "gay man genes"—which the researcher say make women more attractive to men—tend to get passed to future generations in spite of their tendency to make their male inheritors gay.

In Brazil, organizers estimated more than 3 million people attended Sao Paolo's pride parade June 10 in the world's biggest pride celebration, according to Pink News. The Southern Hemisphere's largest city has celebrated at pride every year since 1997 with steadily growing numbers—although this year's number is a decrease from last year's 4 million attendees. The theme of this year's pride event was: "Homophobia has a cure: Education and criminalization."

In Kenya, several reports indicate that bars and clubs in the country's main cities are enforcing a ban on LGBT people, Pink News noted. Bars in Mombasa, Nakuru and Nairobi are allegedly banning entry to men who are seen as "too effeminate or women seen as too masculine or butch." For instance, bouncers in the Nairobi nightspot Tacos turned away gay patrons after receiving orders to do so.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

SHOWBIZ Hugh Jackman, Sam Smith, festival news, Taraji P. Henson 2019-03-20 - Hugh Jackman is set to be Broadway's next "Music Man," Page Six noted. Producer Scott Rudin officially confirmed Jackman's casting in his revival ...


Gay News

WORLD Irish PM, landmark Canadian ruling, Brazilian murder suspects 2019-03-20 - The openly gay prime minister of Ireland had breakfast with Mike Pence—and he made some pointed comments about accepting others, LGBTQ Nation reported. ...


Gay News

WORLD Brazilian video, HIV incidents down, Malaysia's problems 2019-03-12 - Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has sparked outrage, disgust and ridicule after tweeting a pornographic video in an apparent attempt to hit back ...


Gay News

WORLD Egypt summit, HIV remission, trans lingerie brand 2019-03-06 - At a summit with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, out gay Ireland leader Leo Varadkar has called ...


Gay News

Marriage Equality around the world 2019-03-02 - The world is changing for the better! Since Marriage Equality officially became the law of the land in 2015, other nations have followed ...


Gay News

WORLD Deportation, Kenya delay, lesbian prime minister 2019-02-27 - A gay man is facing deportation from the United Kingdom back to Malaysia, where consensual same-sex activity is punishable by up to 14 ...


Gay News

More Smollett news, controversial letter, Foxx recuses self 2019-02-20 - More developments have taken place regarding the case of Jussie Smollett—the openly gay Empire actor who claimed he was attacked in a hate-motivated ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Gay-club owner, HIV/AIDS news, Nashville feat, Roxane Gay 2019-02-20 - The proprietor of a gay nightclub in El Paso, Texas, is under fire for attending a rally in support of President Trump, then ...


Gay News

WORLD Trans Thai PM candidate, anti-LGBT attacks, intersex ruling 2019-02-20 - Pauline Ngarmpring—who has been a CEO and sports promoter—is pursuing a bid to become Thailand's first transgender prime minister, Bendigo Advertiser reported. She ...


Gay News

WORLD Alan Turing, Mexico murder, 'Boy Erased' 2019-02-13 - The late Brit Alan Turing—known as the father of the modern computer—was recently named the greatest person of the 20th century during BBC's ...


 



Copyright © 2019 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.