I remember hearing about these things a while back, but I didn't know it was still happening.
Jack Zawadski’s partner of 52 years had just died and it was time to make funeral arrangements.
But the 82-year-old says he was refused service by a funeral home in Picayune, Mississippi, where he and Robert Huskey had lived in for two decades.
‘I felt as if all the air had been knocked out of me,’ says Zawadski who has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Picayune Funeral Home.
There's more here. This one guts me. And the sad fact is that even though it happened in Mississippi, it could have been anywhere.
Gay Man Sets Himself Afire When Boyfriend Cheats With A Woman
This sounds a bit dramatic at first, but the story goes a lot deeper.
A gay 40-year-old in Namibia set himself alight during a row after finding his boyfriend with a woman.
Kasera (name changed) is a gay man but his partner of five years Dandu (name changed), aged 32, does not identify as gay.
I found Kasera sitting in hospital with bandages covering his head, arms and part of his face.
You can read the rest here. There are extenuating circumstances. The boyfriend's family has been trying to keep them apart for years. And there's nothing more dangerous than a mother who doesn't want her son to be gay. I came across one once. A friend of mine was dating a guy whose mother didn't want him to be gay. That vituperative woman would do anything to get her son to go out with a girl. But my friend won that round. He was too good. And the mother of the guy he was dating almost set herself afire a few times.
Drunk Straight Guys Curious About Gay Sex
This one makes me wonder. Supposedly, it's a study about how straight men are allegedly more attracted to other guys when they've had a few too many.
But the more guys drank, the more interested they became in the attractive guy.
While guys who had nothing to drink reported next to no interest in having sex with a man, guys who said they’d had more than 10 drinks expressed almost as much as interest in the man as they did the woman.
You can check this out here. Who knows? Maybe we're all a lot more sexually fluid than we realized.
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