Vanna White's Son Seeing Gay Hare Krishna

9.11.2013

By Out.com Editors

And 5 Other Things You Need To Know Today

1. Nicholas "Nikko" Pietro, Vanna White's handsome 19-year-old son, is currently in a relationship with another man, a 36-year-old Hare Krishna monk named Jaycee Akinsanya. They men both attend the University of Arizona.

2. Meanwhile, in other famous off-spring news, Jasmine Mickael Jordan, daughter of basketball legend and Space Jam star Michael, addressed but did not clear up rumors that she's a lesbian. She says she won't come out, or not come out, as they case may be, until the media conversation becomes about a partner's ideal characteristics, not their gender. It's a cryptic message that Ms. Jordan may or may not have posted on Instagram to intentionally confuse the situation.

3. Now that Congress is getting back to work, equality activists are getting back to passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

4. Isaiah Washington, the actor infamously fired from Grey's Anatomy after calling former co-star TR Knight a "faggot," has a new job: Playing the supportive father of a gay son.

5. Turkey has banned Grindr, and open media activist Ömer Akpınar says this has as much to do with homophobia as it does with the government's attempts to suppress Occupy protesters in Gezi Square. "The Turkish government, through Ministry of Family and Social Policies, uses the discourse on the 'traditional heterosexual family' increasingly as a pretext to suppress LGBT rights," said Akpınar. "This is part of a larger trend of blocking the freedom of information in the wake of the Gezi Park demonstrations."

6. Producers Distribution Agency said they will risk incurring Disney's wrath by distributing Escape from Tomorrow, an independent film shot guerilla style at Disney World and Disneyland. The black-and-white fantasy-horror film is about a man who's either losing his mind or being manipulated by Disney, depending on your perspective. Here's the trailer. It looks incredible.

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