PRIMARY. Bernie Sanders wins the West Virginia primary: “The win comes one week after Sanders prevailed in Indiana’s Democratic primary and two weeks after Clinton dominated a series of contests in the northeastern United States. Democrats also voted on Tuesday in a presidential “beauty contest” in Nebraska, although the delegates from that state were all previously assigned during a March 5 caucus. In that contest, Sanders won 15 pledged delegates, compared to 10 for Clinton.”
HIV/AIDS. Australia becomes the latest nation to approve preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a means to prevent HIV transmission: “For most local gay men on PrEP, the most viable way of sourcing the pill is to order it online from overseas, however this costs upwards of $100 per script and is a time-consuming process. Now that the pill has been approved by the TGA, doctors will be far more inclined to prescribe it, however this won’t affect its cost. For it to be cheap, Truvada will now need to be placed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), which will bring it down to around $38.80 per script.”
MUSIC VIDEO. Zayn releases his latest, a Tron-inspired, laser-filled fantasia.
TOYS. Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP do a sex toys issues, which of course includes a $15,000 gold dildo.
HAIR. Is that what Harry Styles looks like with a shorter coiffure?
NOT QUITE AN ENDORSEMENT. Joe Biden says he believes Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee and the next president.
NORTH CAROLINA. Governor Pat McCrory says he’s “extremely sensitive” on the issue of gender identity.
LATE NIGHT. Ryan Gosling’s suit was way too tight on Kimmel.
BATHROOM POLICING. Looks like HB 2 isn’t being enforced. And that’s a good thing.
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GAY MARRIAGE. Bahamian Prime Minister vows that there will not be legalized gay marriage on the island nation in his lifetime: “I don’t believe in it and my government doesn’t believe in it so it’s nonsense to speak about backdoor entry to same-sex marriage.”
PHILIPPINES. Nation elects first openly transgender person to public office: “[Geraldine] Roman is running on a Liberal Party ticket and is gunning for the congressional seat in the province of Bataan previously held by her mother, Herminia Roman. Roman has been a popular candidate, especially among low-income voters. Her planned policies include an expanded infrastructure and updated medical equipment at local hospitals in Bataan.”
GAY RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS. Scotland is the best place in Europe for LGBT rights according to new survey: “The Rainbow Europe Index 2016 measures progress in 49 European countries on LGBTI equality against a 52-point criteria that includes legal protections from discrimination in employment and services, measures to tackle hate crime, rights and recognition for transgender, non-binary and intersex people, and equality in family law including same-sex marriage and parenting rights. Scotland rose to the top of the Index last year following the passage of the SNP Scottish Government’s equal marriage legislation.”
DISCRIMINATION. Catholic school reaches settlement with teacher fired for being gay: “The settlement follows a first-of-its-kind ruling from the Massachusetts Superior Court in December 2015. The court found that Fontbonne [Academy] discriminated against [Matt] Barrett on the basis of sexual orientation and sex, in direct violation of Massachusetts non-discrimination laws, and rejected Fontbonne’s claims to an exemption based on its religious beliefs.”
INSTASTUD. Meet jaidus.