Syrian gay activist Subhi Nahas addressed the United Nations Security Council during an informal meeting on the persecution of LGBT people by ISIS. Find the full story at Newsweek, the text of Nahas’s address here, and additional thoughts from him at Huffington Post.
Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Hurant and six others appeared in Federal District Court in Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon on charges of promoting prostitution. Full story at the New York Times
This is above all an excitingly ambitious musical, all the more exciting because it sets its sights very high and more often than not hits its mark. It’s a hip-hop-centric evocation of Alexander Hamilton, who was chief wartime staff aide to George Washington, an influential promoter of the U.S. Constitution (in his Federalist Papers), founder of the nation’s financial system, and the founder of the Federalist Party, the world’s first voter-based political party.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died on Sunday. Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bathtub nearly six months ago. Her family said she suffered irreversible brain damage.