Which U.S. City Has the Most Gay Couples?
By Out.com Editors
1. Which U.S. City Has the Most Gay Couples? In a surprising upset, Seattle beat San Francisco as the American city with the highest percentage of gay male couples. In Seattle, 2.6% of all households are male couples, while 2.5% of San Francisco's households are male couples. The statistics come from recently-released numbers by the Census Bureau, which found a stark increase in reported gay male couples in Seattle, which reported only 1.7% in 2011. Seattle also has the largest number of lesbian couples, with female couples comprising 1.2% of Emerald City households. Seattle is the only American city to have female couples comprising over 1% of households.
2. Four or five shots were fired outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., today. Rep. Jared Polis, a gay father and Democrat from Colorado, was one of the first members of Congress to react publicly to the news. At 3:02 p.m. Eastern, Polis tweeted that the situation had indeed been stabilized, and the order to shelter in place had been lifted.
3. Downing Street denied that David Cameron regretted his decision to legalize gay marriage. The allegation first surfaced in a new book about the Coalition, In It Together, by the journalist Matthew d’Ancona. He said Mr. Cameron told an ally: “If I’d known what it was going to be like, I wouldn’t have done it.”
4. Russia may repeal “anti-gay propaganda” law under new court ruling following UN Human Rights Committee directive. “The Blue Door," a romantic Russian gay fairy tale by Canadian author Robert Joseph Greene has become a lightning rod in Russia's anti-gay laws controversy. After he wrote the short story, a Russian LGBT activist read it aloud as a protest piece in front of a children's library in St. Petersburg. Afterward Greene began receiving hate messages in Russian via his Facebook page. He wrote an op-ed in the English-language Russian newspaper The Moscow Times, stating that the new law violated the UN Human Rights Charter as well as the the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. After the UN committee ruled the law as ‘discriminatory’ and ‘arbitrary,’ a regional Russian court agreed. “Russia now has to address the impact of this ruling on the (now) national law,” says Greene. “and so far has not addressed the issue since the UN ruling.”
5. WWE wresterl Darren Young told People he was terrified to come out. "I was terrified of losing friends, losing my job, just everything. I had no idea what would happen if I came out… There came a point in my life where I just wasn’t happy living a double life. It was spur of the moment, and I said what I said and I was confident. But when I left, I said to myself, ‘What the hell did I just do?’”
6. Watch Chris Lilley as Ja’mie in new teaser. We loved the Australian comedian in Summer Heights High and Angry Boys. Now one of the most memorial characters will get her own 6-episode series on HBO in November. Check out a sneak peek of Ja'mie: Private School Girl below: