Outbeat Radio News for Monday, February 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018

Gus Kenworthy (left) and boyfriend Matthew Wilkas
Credit NBC

• Canadian Eric Radford became the first out gay male athlete to take a gold medal at the Winter Olympics last week.  But Out and proud American skier Gus Kenworthy stole the headlines after NBC broadcast Kenworthy kissing his boyfriend after a qualifying run on the slopes. 

The man whose face fronted a new dating site for straight Trump supporters has a criminal past — for having sex with a minor.

• A new dating website titled Trump Dating launched last week that prohibits gay and bisexual people from participating.  The site says that good relationships are founded on common patriotic and political viewpoints. 

Holding Up the Flag. Students hold up a rainbow flag in protest of Jackie Hill-Perry.
Credit Timothy O'Meara / Harvard Crimson

• Students protested at a Harvard lecture by Jackie Hill-Perry, a Christian activist who encouraged attendees to ignore their same-sex attraction for Jesus’ sake.

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