In Other Queer News…

Gender-fluid writer and blogger Jack Monroe has won a libel action in the UK against right-wing newspaper columnist and media “personality” Katie Hopkins, who had falsely accused Jack of vandalism on Twitter. The libel award of £24,000 is only the start for Katie, who reportedly will also have to pay legal costs of around £300,000.

There have been tributes galore to TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, now -amazingly – 20 years old and still deeply loved. Tom Rasmussen wrote movingly in The Independent about how Buffy taught him “how to be gay”.

 

Christian bakers, Melissa and Aaron Klein, fined $135,000 for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, have taken their case to the Oregon Appeals Court. They’ll have to wait a while for a verdict, but some are hoping that the arrival of the Trump regime might help their case. Last year, another couple of bakers in Northern Ireland lost their appeal over a “Support Gay Marriage” cake.

Joseph Nicolosi, a psychologist who co-founded the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality in 1992, and claimed to be able to “cure” homosexuality through so-called – and now totally discredited – “reparative therapy”, has died at the age of 70.