Jaden Smith Comes Out

Frankly, I’m not sure why the original story has a question mark in the headline, but whatevs. It’s good to see Jaden being so, well, blunt about how he feels. 😉

Jaden Smith may have just come out! The actor known for his beautiful non-binary fashion announced that he has a boyfriend at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles. Smith claims his boyfriend is none other than Tyler, the Creator, who was hosting the festival.

Said Smith to the crowd: “I wanna tell you, Tyler doesn’t want to say, but Tyler’s my mother f***ing boyfriend and he’s been my mother f***ing boyfriend my whole f***ing life!”

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Police: Sexuality Not Main Factor In Dad’s Killing Of Gay Son

I’m sorry, but police officers are not psychologists. No matter what was said, you’re a bit naive if you think sexuality wasn’t a bigger factor than claimed.

Los Angeles police detectives said this week that the primary reason a man fatally shot his adult son was not because his son was gay, as prosecutors previously alleged over the weekend.

LAPD homicide Detective John Doerbecker told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that Shehada Issa’s anger over the sexual orientation of his 38-year-old son, Amir Issa, was a factor in his murder, but not the main motivation.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office previously said Amir was 29.

Doerbecker told the Times that Shehada was possibly trying to cover up that he had stabbed his wife to death the previous day.

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CA bill would let birth certificates reflect same-sex parents

More good news if Governor Brown signs off on the bill.

Birth certificates in California would be changed to more accurately reflect families in which parents are of the same gender under a bill passed by the legislature on Wednesday.

The bill, which now goes to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, would allow parents to identify themselves as father, mother or parent when a child is born, a nuanced change from the current birth certificate that backers say is more reflective of growing rights and acceptance for same-sex couples.

“This bill seems subtle but I think it’s going to make a profound impact on how people view each other,” said the bill’s author, Democratic Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez of Los Angeles.

The measure, if signed by Brown, would be the latest in a spate of actions taken by states to recognize the rights of same-sex couples.

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Beverly Hills Hotel Boycotted Over Brunei’s Sharia Penal Code

Well well well, Hollywood’s doing something right for a change. lol

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is responding to harsh new laws in the tiny Southeast Asia nation of Brunei by boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The Motion Picture & Television Fund joined a growing list of organizations and individuals Monday refusing to do business with hotels owned by the sultan or government of Brunei. They’re protesting the country’s new Islamic Shariah criminal law that calls for punishing adultery, abortions and same-sex relationships with flogging and stoning.

The Motion Picture & Television Fund says it won’t hold its annual Night Before the Oscar party at the hotel as it has for many years.

“We cannot condone or tolerate these harsh and repressive laws and as a result support a business owned by the sultan of Brunei or a Brunei sovereign fund associated with the government of Brunei,” the fund’s directors said in a statement.

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who owns the Beverly Hills Hotel, has praised his country’s new laws as a “great achievement.”

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CA grants transgender students restroom, sports choices

I clearly wasn’t thinking right when I saw this headline. I’m thinking, What? They’re offering a third restroom choice, like a family bathroom at the mall where mothers go to nurse or change their babies? Then I realise it’s a choice of which to use. Duh.

(Reuters) – California public schools must allow transgender students to choose which restrooms to use and whether to join the girls’ or boys’ sports teams under a law signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown on Monday.

Supporters say it is the first state law to require equal access to sex-segregated school facilities based on the gender with which the student identifies instead of their biological gender.

But opponents say the law is too vague, and could lead to abuses.

Some school districts, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, already allow students to participate in sports programs and choose school facilities in accordance with their gender identity, said Carlos Alcala, spokesman for the law’s author, Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco.

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