Conservative Republican Senator Jeff Sessions Confirmed to be Attorney General by US Senate
New Zealand to Quash Historical Gay Sex Convictions
New Zealand has said it will move to quash historical convictions for consensual sex between men. Justice Minister Amy Adams said an application process will be introduced and cases will be judged individually. In 1986 when the Homosexual Law Reform Act was passed, sex between men above 16 years old was decriminalized. But convictions for consensual sex between men prior to that still appear in criminal history checks and may have to be disclosed in job applications. Ms Adams said the government intends to introduce legislation to implement the scheme in the coming months. About 1,000 people could be eligible to apply, according New Zealand media reports.
|Edith Bouvier Beale circa mid-1970's (L), Grey Gardens Mansion today (R)|
Police Chief Suspended for Alleged Anti-Gay and Racist Comments
Torrance Police Chief Mark Matsuda, the city’s first Asian-American to hold the post, has been suspended from his job until February 13 after members of the police department filed a personnel complaint alleging that Matsuda made hostile comments about gays, women, blacks and Muslims. Under California law known as the Peace Officers’ Bill of Rights, officers’ privacy is protected in police personnel investigations. Specific allegations, findings and discipline involved, if any, are all confidential.
2000-Year-Old Bronze Dildos and Butt Plugs Prove Ancient Sex Was Lit
Sarah Palin Touted as US Ambassador to Canada? You Betcha!
But after a White House spokesman refused to rule out the possibility that Sarah Palin could be the next US ambassador to Ottawa, few in Canada seemed to be embracing the prospect of the former Alaska governor taking up the role. The position has remained vacant since the inauguration of Donald Trump. In recent days, Palin’s name has reportedly been batted around in conversations in Ottawa and Washington as a potential prospect for the job. Whether Palin would actually want the posting is another question. The job would require her to give up a lucrative trade in speeches and television appearances, worth an estimated $12m to date.
Gay Couple Attacked in Fiji Are Staying Silent Because They Fear Reprisals
The two men, attacked over the weekend, have asked not to be identified—and have not gone to police—because “they feared for their lives,” according to the Fiji Sun. The men claimed the attack happened early Sunday morning in Valelevu: “While we were walking towards the road, two teenage boys approached us, smiling,” said one. ”They made some sexually subjective comments towards us. We ignored them and continued to flag down a cab and all of a sudden one of them punched my friend. When he went to try and stop the attack, the same assailant pushed him to the ground. My lips were cut and bleeding,”
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Below you'll find an excerpt from an essay written by former Mr Universe, Bob Paris. Bob Paris is a personal hero to me. I hope you'll enjoy reading his essay as much as I did.
Authenticity and Transformation by Bob Paris
Most of my adult life has been driven by two fundamental concepts: An active, ongoing quest for authentic living. And a willingness to reinforce this search by undertaking regular bouts of personal transformation, no matter how difficult the path, or uncertain the outcome. To me, this approach represents a living, breathing answer to the one core question each of us must eventually ask ourselves: How shall I live? Read More