I live in New Hope, PA, and I know it's only an hour from NYC, and less than that from Philadelphia, but it's really not an area that's known for a high crime rate. It's an artist colony, a tourist town, and a theater town, and you don't see headlines like this often.
In short, a 21 year old guy hooked up with a 13 year boy old he'd made contact with through the hook up app Grindr, and it all transpired at a park in New Hope, PA.
Magisterial district court records show the purported crime occurring on Jan. 28 at around 6:30 p.m. Fischer and the 13-year-old male had previously met on social media platform Grindr, and documents allege that the two exchanged phone numbers. Over time, Fisher “pushed” the minor into meeting and ultimately engaging in oral sex at Pat Livezey Park, according to the affidavit.
There are more details here. I've posted about these Grindr incidents before, but never anything this local. I guess it can happen anywhere.
Queen Latifah Was Worried About Playing Gay
Well, they did it again. Hollywood and the topic of being gay.
This is a quote by Queen Latifah about playing a gay role. Evidently, she feels the need to explain.
“When I got the role of amateur bank robber Cleo Sims in ‘Set It Off,’ I sat down with my younger siblings and told them, ‘Listen, I’m playing a gay character. Your classmates might tease you or say negative things about it.”
“’But I’m doing it because I believe I can bring positive attention to the gay African-American community, and I believe that I can do a great job as an actor.’ They understood, and when those things inevitably happened in school, they were OK with it.”
All of my nieces and nephews in school know at least one person who is openly gay, so it's not usually even a topic for them. But maybe her circumstances are different?
You can read this here, and don't miss the comments. Seriously. I know nothing about Queen Latifah or how she identifies, but these comments are amazing/shocking.