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Jun 11 2019
Rate Some Guy's Butt + Twitter & YouTube Shrug Off Hate + Coming Out As Non-Binary + Trump's Faltering Trans Ban + Victory In Africa + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Blue is the warmest color.

BELOW: Keep reading for a Twitter hottie, YouTube's hollow apology, a famous person comes out as non-binary, major gay-rights victory in Africa and more ...

Screen Shot 2019-06-11 at 6.35.34 AMAsking people to rate your butt — for a living! (Image via Twitter @mateo_private)

TWITTER: People are making money showing off their bodies and the only thing wrong with it is it's too late for the haters to decide whether they would've done the same! Case in point: Mateo Landi.

Jonathan-Van-Ness-Queer-Eye“Some days I feel like a man, but then other days I feel like a woman.“ (Image via Netflix)

GAY TIMES: Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness comes out as non-binary.

USA TODAY: YouTube's CEO Susan Wojcicki apologizes to LGBTQ people over the company's handling of the Steven Crowder issue — but not really:

It’s just from a policy standpoint we need to be consistent — if we took down that content, there would be so much other content that we need to take down.

So ... sorry/not sorry. Isac9nvpjmwbn6zxsi9f

GIZMODO: On a related note, Twitter exec Kayvon Beykpour (pictured) says, very blithely:

A lot of what people consider abusive on the service doesn’t actually violate our policies. Because what Kara finds abusive is different from what you find abusive and so on and so forth.

Twitter is filled with a lot of heinous shit, and so and and so forth, and they're all making cash off of hate, and so on and so forth.

WAPO: Trump's trans military ban isn't even supported by his own party, with 2/3 of the country against it.

CNN: Big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa — UnnamedBotswana ends gay-sex laws! Katlego K Kolanyane-Kesupile, a trans activist from the country who is OutRight Action International's Religion Fellow, says:

I'm happy to see that the courts of law in Botswana have opted to support the dignity of Batswana by removing these clauses which render people criminals merely for whom they love. I am proud that this has happened in my lifetime, and look forward to educating Botswana to fully understand what this means to current and future generations of LGBTIQ people and their families. Justice will always shine brighter in the light than hate.

0Good Times had by all (Image via WMTPS)

EVENT BRITE UK: Get your tickets to Who Made the Potato Salad?'s Queer Takeover at the SVA in NYC. The show only stars queer people of color — but it is for everyone, and word of mouth is that it's much better than raisins in potato salad.

KENNETH IN THE (212): I'll take Guys Who Look Hung Fully Clothed for $1,000, Alex.

BROADWAY WORLD: Sneak preview of two songs from upcoming Back to the Future Broadway musical. Call me when they adapt Crimes of Passion or There's Something About Amelia:

EXTRATV: Jennifer Aniston on whether a Friends reunion is happening.

TRUE CRIME DAILY: A gay Illinois teen's family woke up to an ominous message on their lawn — one that urged the girl to F'ing kill herself. In a positive twist, her school and community have rallied around the family.

THE CUT: A 27-year-old trans woman — Layleen Polanco — was found dead in her cell at Rikers, and now her friends and family and activists want answers.

Screen Shot 2019-06-11 at 5.47.12 AMLayleen Polanco (Image via family photo)