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The global homosexual population has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Some observers point to the emergence of social media for the prevalence of gay tolerance and less hostility toward homosexuals around the world.

Gay dating app Grindr has quickly grown to over 2 million LGBT subscribers. But one country where homosexuality is still illegal is Malaysia. Grindr is outlawed there, as are open displays of homosexuality in the streets.

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An online clothing company is under fire for sexualizing a 9-year-old boy. Brandon Hilton, owner of House of Mann, tweeted an image of the child in full drag and a sequined onesie.

“9 year old drag superstar Lactatia is our new HOUSE OF MANN covergirl,” Hilton tweeted on Jan. 6.

The nine-year-old boy first became known to the public in September 2017, when he appeared on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ with his mother, wearing a pink wig, makeup, and a dress.

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Desmond Napoles

A 10-year-old Brooklyn boy has founded a drag club to provide a “safe space” for children, mainly boys, who dress in drag. Desmond Napoles, who goes by his drag name, Desmond is Amazing, says he created the drag club so other feminine boys can express themselves in a “positive, encouraging, and safe” space.

There are multiple drag clubs in New York, but only one — Desmond’s “Haus of Amazing” — is targeted to vulnerable children.

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Holy Bible

Swarthmore College, a liberal university in Pennsylvania, is offering a new course next semester that will translate the Bible into queer (or LGBT-friendly) language.

The class, titled “Queering the Bible”, will be instructed by Gwynn Kessler, an associate professor of religion, according to Swarthmore’s course catalog.

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Katy Perry

Friends of pop singer Katy Perry are calling out Hollywood’s double standards as it relates to sexual harassment. Dozens of women have stepped forward to expose male predators after the NY Times exposed movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as a serial predator.

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