One of telenovela biggest stars David Zepeda has split with girlfriends Lina Radwan. The 45-year-old leading man has been in a relationship with Radwan for the past eight years. However, last November the couple quietly split up. Now media outlets are reporting that the breakup was over Zepeda’s alleged bisexuality.
A source claims that David was exceedingly nice to Lina, but over time he transformed. The source who claims to be a close friend of the actor told a celebrity gossip rag TV Notas. “Especially in the last year, the relationship became hell for her.”
“David is bisexual,” the source continues. “One day he told me: ‘I also like men’, but he cannot freely exercise his preference because his family is from Sonora and is very old-fashioned.”
Just five years ago, Zepeda had a five-minute video of him masturbating leaked online. Oh yes, we found the video!
“David considers that he has an image to take care of as a telenovela lover,” the source says. “When the sex video was leaked of him masturbating, he was very concerned that it would bring consequences in his career.”
Zepeda has appeared in several popular telenovels, and a few American television shows including ER, The Shield and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also appeared nude group sex scene in Desnudos and the stage play Cuatro XXXX.
There has been no comment from Zepeda or his agent regarding the bisexual rumors.
19-year-old Daniel Jenkins and 24-year-old Michael Atkinson have been indicted by a grand jury in Dallas. The two have been indicted on 15 counts, including conspiracy to commit hate crimes, kidnapping and carjacking.
Jenkins and Atkinson used Grindr to kidnap nine men over a two-week period and subjecting the victims to homophobic abuse in what can only be described as a den of torture.
In the indictment the men used Grindr to lure their victims to an empty apartment, and proceeded to torture, rob and restrain the men.
The men range in age from 19 to 57. The alleged assaults took place over a two-week period in December 2017.
Both men appeared to take pleasure in shouting homophobic slurs and humiliating the victims while holding them men at gunpoint.
One of the victim’s reported that he was urinated on and then smeared with feces. Another victim stated that he was raped with an object and several of the victims were forced to drive to an ATM and withdraw money.
After being terrorized, the victims were robbed of their cellphones, cars, keys, and wallets before being thrown out of the building.
US Attorney of the Northern District of Texas, Erin Nealy Cox, cautions the Dallas Morning News: “Criminals are using apps like Grindr to single out victims based on their sexual orientation.”
“My office is committed to rooting out these despicable crimes motivated by hate.”
Eric K. Jackson, Special Agent-In-Charge of Dallas’ FBI office, adds: “As the lead agency for the investigation of federal hate crime violations, the FBI is committed to aggressively identifying and pursuing those using online apps, such as Grindr, to commit acts of violence or intimidation against an individual or community based on their protected class status.”
Jenkins’ attorney says his client denies all the accusations and plans to contest the hate crime charge. Atkinson’s attorney has not issued any comment.
It seems that Chris Pratt is on a 21-day bible diet. The actor from Jurassic World, Parks and Recreations and Guardians of the Galaxy is a practicing Evangelical Christian and converted 20 years ago after he was criticized for his sex and drug use.
The Hillsong Church located in Australia is the same church that Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Kendall Jenner all belong to. The church has a long history of child sexual abuse and supporting gay conversion therapy.
The megachurch has expanded across the world, with a location in New York City. The church’s New York location is led by Carl Lentz, who in a 2015 interview with GQ Magazine stated that homosexuality is a sin and would never allow an openly gay individual to hold a leadership position.
The New York City church learned in August 2015 that two of its male choir members were married and released a public statement.
What more disturbing is that one of the church’s original founders, Frank Houston, molested a 7-years old boy. Even more so is that in 2008 Hillsong church referred gay members to conversion therapy, a disavowed and harmful practice of attempting to turn gay people straight.
The church has since explained that they no longer encourage conversion therapy, but according to former member Alex Pittawey gay people will not be accepted at Hillsong church:
“Gay people need to know that when they go to Hillsong, they have to go to the back of the bus. Hillsong is hip and attractive and contemporary, but there’s certainly nothing contemporary about what LGBT people will face if they want to be a leader in the church or offer themselves up for service. That’s something [Hillsong] will have to be upfront with, and they haven’t been so far.”
Boyfriends Nicholas Mullan, 24, and George Mason, 35, met a third man on 19 February last year.
The three were filmed having ‘full sex, oral sex and masturbation in the presence of the traveling members of the public.’
Police were unable to identify the third man from the video.
Mullan and Mason appeared at Westminister Magistrates Court last week and pled guilty to one count of ‘outraging public decency’.
Prosecutor Victoria Murphy said: ‘This is a case of outraging public decency on a London Underground train.
‘On the 19th of February 2018, British Transport Police were contacted to a report of a video which had been posted online showing three men engaged in explicit sexual acts on a train.
‘It showed full sex, oral sex and masturbation in the presence of the traveling members of the public.
‘It appears to take place on the Northern Line between Leicester Square and London Waterloo.’
The prosecutor said the man who reported the incident was gay.
She said: ‘[He thought] the video overstepped the mark and was morally unacceptable’.
There are only three stops between Leicester Square and London Waterloo, so clearly the men got to business very quickly.
The two men will also appear at Westminster Magistrates Court for sentencing on 1 February.
People previously found guilty of outraging public decency have faced fines, curfews and suspended jail sentences.
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LGBTQ students are being harassed, assualted and discriminated against in Louisiana schools, according to a new report by an LGBTQ-rights advocacy group.
GLSEN (formerly the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) conducted a national survey that included about 300 LGBTQ students in Louisiana. The majority of those students reported that within the past year they had been harassed based on their sexual orientation or gender expression. Nearly 1 in 5 reported being physically assaulted.
Survey Results of Louisiana Students
Rates of harassment and assault were higher in Louisiana than in the nation at large. Most Louisiana students also reported discrimination by school staff.
GLSEN recommends Louisiana schools provide professional development for educators on LGBTQ issues, and stronger anti-bullying policies with specific protections for LGBTQ students.
Written by: Jess Clark. 09 January 2019. Education Desk. WWNO.com
According to researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) HIV people with an undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit HIV. This is being backed by more than 300 health agencies from around the world.
The NIAID results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
In a statement, NIAID called evidence for Undetectable = Untransmittable ‘overwhelming’. Not only does getting those diagnosed with HIV on to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) ensure their long-term health. But it also significantly reduces HIV transmission rates. This is because those with the virus suppressed in their body cannot pass it on.
The authors looked at over 77,000 examples of condom-less sex between male couples where one half of the couple(s) has HIV and the other did not. It showed that not a single transmission of the virus from the HIV positive person to the negative person.
NIAID did, however, stress that individuals with HIV should and must stick to their medication regimes, newly diagnosed individuals should be tested every 3-4 months for the first two years of treatment and once their viral levels remain suppress can extend testing to every six months.
They noted that adhering to medication was essential. ‘When ART is stopped, viral rebound usually occurs within 2 to 3 weeks.’
‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that of the individuals with HIV in the United States in HIV clinical care in 2015, approximately 20% had not achieved viral suppression at their last test.
‘CDC also noted that 40% of the individuals in HIV clinical care that same year did not maintain viral suppression for more than 12 months.’
They say lack of access to consistent healthcare, among other factors, can impact viral load.
‘In summary, even though the clinical data underpinning the concept of U = U have been accumulating for well over a decade, it is only recently that an overwhelming body of evidence has emerged to provide the firm basis to now accept this concept as scientifically sound.’
It says U=U has implications on prevention. There are also legal implications. Currently, more than 20 states in the US make it a crime for someone with HIV to have sex without informing their partner they have the virus.
They also think promoting the U=U message may remove, ‘the sense of fear and guilt that a person may be harming someone else, as well as the feeling of self-imposed and external stigma that many people with HIV experience.’
A Canadian tech company Netsweeper is coming under fire for allegedly providing filtering software that censors LGBT content to anti-LGBT governments.
Both All Out and R3D have joined forces to bring this issue to light. The two organizations are asking the Canadian company to stop providing the filters to homophobic governments. The broader issue is they want the company to ensure clients are not using the technology to violate human rights.
Activists have started an online petition to end all censorship against LGBT individuals. They have also reached out to the Canadian government which is now reviewing their recommendations.
‘Helping countries like the UAE censor LGBTI content online, including life-saving information on HIV prevention, is a gross violation of international human rights guidelines,’ Senior Campaigns Manager at All Out Yuri Guaiana told Gay Star News.
‘We are glad the Canadian government agreed to review our recommendation that any additional financial support to Netsweeper will be made conditional on their commitment to human rights.’
Guaiana furthermore said that more than 27,000 people have signed the petition so far. They are asking Netsweeper to stop providing these filters censoring content identified as ‘Alternative Lifestyles’.
‘We’ll keep demanding that,’ Guaiana also added.
This is not the first time that Netsweeper has faced criticism.
Just last year Citizen Lab and security and human rights research group released a report on the use of Netsweeper in at least 10 countries, most cited for systematic human right problems. The group analyzed the countries of Afghanistan, Bahrain, India, Kuwait, Pakistan, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, UAE, and Yemen.
‘Netsweeper’s services can easily be abused to help facilitate draconian controls on the public sphere by stifling access to information and freedom of expression,’ said Ronald Deibert, who runs Citizen Lab.
The detailed reports how the software works, in effect the software blocks Google searches for the LGBT-related keywords and non-pornographic websites by mischaracterizing them as sexually explicit.
Squirrel News has reached out to Netsweeper for comment but has not received a response.
The Israel Medical Association has publicly banned its members from performing gay conversion therapy. Deeming it harmful and a debunked medical practice.
‘There is a special danger in referring children and teenagers to treatment meant to change one’s sexual orientation,’ the IMA said in a statement.
An expose in Ynet news revealed the ‘underground’ world of conversion therapy in Israel, especially amongst religious groups.
A complaint filed to the IMA’s Ethics Committee prompted the association’s review of its position on conversion therapy. The IMA acknowledged the psychological impact conversion therapy had on people.
‘A comprehensive review of studies and position papers from other organizations showed an agreement that there is no place for any treatment based on the assumption that homosexuality is a disease or a disorder that requires treatment,’ the IMA said.
‘The treatments to change one’s sexual orientation have been found to be ineffective and could cause mental damage, such as anxiety, depression and suicidal tendencies.’
Other associations to sign the IMA’s position paper on conversion therapy include: Israel Psychiatric Association, the Israeli Adolescent Medicine Society, the Israel Pediatric Association, the Society to Promote Health in the LGBT Community, the Israel Association of Family Physicians and the Israel Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association.
LGBTI advocates in Israel welcomed the new position.
‘We felt that the medical associations in Israel had to make their stance clear. These important guidelines can save lives,’ Dr. Ruthi Gofen, co-founder of Gan Meir LGBT Center in Tel Aviv told Ynet.
I began playing football on a whim in the fall of 2013, as an eighth-grader in Michigan, not realizing how the sport would change my life.
In football I found camaraderie with people whom I never fathomed I could love. Those I had never previously interacted with became my brothers. It was also during this confusing time of growing up that my mind began to wander and explore the unknowns of human sexuality.
While my friends were already solidified in their sexuality, I vacillated in a state of sexual limbo, not really comprehending what I was. I tried having feelings for girls, tried asking them out and falling for them, but a barrier always existed that made me hesitate and feel uncomfortable.
I was beginning to understand that I wasn’t “normal,” but I refused to acknowledge it. I was finally forced to confront these feelings in my sophomore year of high school when I began therapy for depression and anxiety.
For most of high school, I was able to go through life and never give a second thought to my sexuality. It wasn’t until my junior year in football, however, that I began to recognize the toll it was taking on my life.
During the football season that year, I earned respect and status among my teammates as we went to the state semifinals. Not a week after the season concluded, I was named one of the three captains for next season. I was thrilled for the approval from my peers and coaches for the honorary title. At the same time, though, a sense of cognitive dissonance began to overwhelm me.
I scrutinized my life as a seemingly invalid conclusion popped into my brain. I was a leader of the football team, valued by my team. On the other hand, I was also gay, something I thought was an unforgivable sin to my coaches and teammates, as the idea had connotations of disgust, femininity and reason for ostracism.
Even with the progressive nature of my high school, it is undeniable that football possesses a different culture that exudes explicit normative masculinity. I couldn’t fathom how I, someone who identified as “gay,” could be an “alpha-male,” an athlete who was receiving attention from college coaches. It defied my schema of the separate spheres of “gay” and “jock.”
It was at that moment that I felt alone in the world. I was neither flamboyant nor was I just “one of the guys” on the football team. I couldn’t fully identify with either faction. I was a dichotomy, a paradox.
My mind churned as I accepted the faulty notion that no matter how talented I was as a player or how influential I was as a leader, I would never be unconditionally loved by some of my closest friends because of my orientation.
I felt I could never come out, not without shattering the foundations of the new life I’d built for myself. I would have to shroud my truth and wear a mask for the rest of my life as a football player.
This fear traveled with me as I embarked on life at college. It wasn’t until recently that this paranoia began to dissolve.
It was brought to my attention that a rumor about my sexual orientation was circulating around my hometown and made its way to Kalamazoo College, a private Division III school about two hours west of where I grew up. I was paralyzed with anxiety as I feared the inevitable reactions of teammates with whom I had barely become acquainted.
To my surprise, however, I have only experienced a few adverse reactions to which I have given little regard. After learning that a sizable portion of my new team was made aware of my closely guarded secret, I realized that there was no point in attempting to maintain a false front.
I suppose I was done giving a damn as to what others thought about me, and that it was time to accept who I was. I was done living a lie. I was done trying to be something that I am not.
I had come out to my family in my sophomore year of high school, and they served as my primary support. Slowly, I began to branch out as I learned to trust more and more people, eventually telling my close friends and even some of my teammates on my high school team.
Since I publicly came out this past Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day, with a Facebook post, I have been stunned by the overwhelming support and affirmations from those whom I feared rejection from the most.
In the days after I publicly came out over social media, I received messages from old classmates, teammates and coaches all offering their salutations and, in some cases, apologies for previous insensitivity or intolerant behavior.
Reflecting on all of this, I realized that while it was smart to wait until college to come clean with myself and the world, my largest critic was myself.
Surely, some people may have taken my news with disdain, but ultimately my insecurity was my largest barrier. Those whom I feared rejection from exceeded my expectations in their support for me; it was my own doubt and intolerance that made life intolerable.
By coming out, I can now focus my full attention athletically to being the best player possible. I wasn’t originally interested in pursuing collegiate football until I met the coaching staff from Kalamazoo. I fell in love with Kalamazoo and withdrew my interests from other schools that I was considering, such as the University of Michigan and Yale University.
This last season, Kalamazoo went 7-3, our best record since 1963. In high school I was a captain and named All-State Honorable Mention for both athletic and for scholastic achievements in my senior year. Yet at Kalamazoo, for the first time, I was not a starter and was rudely awakened by the culture of college football.
Coming from a high school where I was one of the tallest, strongest and smartest athletes, when I arrived at Kalamazoo, I learned that the talents I relied on in high school were average traits of the players in college. While I did not start this year, I am working diligently through the off-season to learn, grow and improve.
By writing this article, I am joining the list of openly gay college football players.
By writing this article, I am joining the list of openly gay college football players, partially in solidarity of advocating for equality and exposure and to begin to find my pride in accepting my identity.
I would like to be the eighth member of this exclusive community of open and visual LGBT+ college football players and help end the stigma associated with LGBT+ athletes. I want to help join the fight and be a leader for those who struggle to follow in a path similar to me.
My moral is this: while having the love and support of those around you is important, nothing is more essential than one’s love and acceptance for themselves. It has taken me a long time to learn this lesson, and I’m still working to fully accept this, but it is the greatest piece of advice that I can offer to those who may read this and identify with my struggle.
Learn to love yourself and be comfortable in your own skin. The rest will follow.
Christian Zeitvogel is a freshman offensive lineman on the Kalamazoo College football team, a Division III private school in Michigan. He is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Psychology, and is looking to pursue a career as a civil rights attorney through amicus curiae brief submission. He is involved in social public policy reform advocacy, co-led a student walk-out in reaction to the Parkland Shooting and participated in voter registration drives. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @The_Zeisenvogel or on his new Instagram account.
Written by: Christian Zeitvogel. 08 January 2019. Outsports.com
Story editor: Jim Buzinski
Dominic Hilton began working as a gay escort when he was 18. He has now given up the profession and has become a “serial monogamist.” After his break up with his last boyfriend in 2017, he made the decision to go celibate and didn’t have sex at all in 2018.
He says he is a heterosexual now!
“Sex is always something I enjoyed,” he tells The Mirror. “But this past year, that sexual attraction to men has just gone.”
Hilton came out at the age of 14 and has never been with a woman. He realized a change in October of last year while on a trip to Alicante, Spain with a gay male friend.
“I’d usually be chatting about guys we could see and if I thought they were attractive,” Hilton recalls. “I just couldn’t join in.”
He adds: “Then my friend turned to me and said, ‘You really are straight, aren’t you?’”
Hilton did think he might be bisexual; however, he noticed the attraction to men was just gone.
“I just don’t find men attractive anymore,” he says. “I have no intention of sleeping with a man again.”
He adds: “It was a gradual thing, not like someone flicked a switch and I was straight.”
This placed him in a strange position. He would have to come out to his family and friends all over again, except this time he would be telling them he is straight. “A lot of my friends found it funny,” he recalls. “Telling everyone I was straight was like coming out all over again, but my loved ones were supportive and just want me to be happy.”
Hilton estimated he’s had between 100 and 150 male sexual partners, so he is now looking for an “open-minded girl” who he can give himself to.
“I’ve had sex with men, but not women, so want to find an open-minded girl I can lose my virginity to,” he says.
Finding a female partner, however, has been a struggle. Many women cut off communication as soon as he tells them he once identified as gay. One woman went so far as to block him an hour before they were supposed to meet.
“It can really shut down a conversation,” he says. “Though nobody has said anything outrightly rude, they just stop talking, which I almost hate more as it leaves you feeling dismissed and ignored.”
“A lot of people don’t understand it,” Hilton laments, “and think that I am gay but this is a phase. I have no doubt that I am straight though.”
He continues, “I never imagined celibacy would change my life as much as it has. If you’d have asked me in the past if a person can change their sexuality, I’d have said no–but I’m living proof that you can.”