Smollett, who is gay and Jewish, has said two masked men beat him after shouting racial and homophobic slurs and tied a rope around his neck early on January He confirmed that a search warrant was executed at the Chicago apartment where the men lived but did not have any information about what exactly what police found. Police say those reports are unconfirmed. Smollett told ABC News in an interview that aired Thursday that the men police took into custody on Wednesday were the ones who hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, beat him, threw an undetermined chemical substance and looped a rope around his neck before running off.
When he got a surprise invite to perform for President Emmanuel Macron, the musician, DJ and dancer faced down his critics with a bold and. But President Emmanuel Macron was hosting an event to honor France’s electronic musicians, and Mr. Hache, a D.J. and dancer who performs as Kiddy Smile, had been booked to spin records. Mr. Hache is an openly gay musician of African descent who grew up in a housing project.
A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities — the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internecine war among them. In the explosive book, In the Closet of the Vatican , author Frederic Martel describes a gay subculture at the Vatican and calls out the hypocrisy of Catholic bishops and cardinals who in public denounce homosexuality but in private lead double lives. Aside from the subject matter, the book is astonishing for the access Martel had to the inner sanctum of the Holy See.
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Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro once said he'd rather have a dead son than one who came out of the closet, but that isn't stopping conservative gay voters from backing him in Sunday's decisive election run-off. And even though the former army captain has made comments deemed misogynist and racist, year-old black administrative assistant Priscila Santos says she will tick the box next to Bolsonaro 's name. For these voters, Bolsonaro is tough on crime and will help create jobs in the country's flailing economy -- and those factors trump whatever questionable comments he may have made in the past.