Rocky Horror Picture Show, ‘This Is Us’, Rome Metro, SCOTUS, Barbra, Male Model Monday: NEWS

TELEVISION. Fox unveils teaser for Rocky Horror Picture Show remake.

miloSKIN. Milo Ventimiglia strips down in new trailer for his NBC series This Is Us, also starring Mandy Moore.

KEEPING UP WITH MIMI. Mariah Carey is getting a reality show all about her ‘world.’

POTUS. President Obama talks about why he has been fighting for transgender rights: “We’re talking about kids. Anybody who has been in school, in high school, who has been a parent should realize that kids who are sometimes in the minority, kids who have a different sexual orientation or are transgender are subject to a lot of bullying, potentially. They’re vulnerable.”

CH37uwTWgAAawipUK. City of Manchester to swear in first openly gay Lord Mayor: “Councillor Carl Austin-Behan will become the first ever openly gay person to hold the historic title when he is sworn in on Wednesday. The 44-year-old – a former Mr Gay UK – felt it was time for someone who represents Manchester’s celebrated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to finally don the ceremonial robes. And it is all the more meaningful after a long battle to stop his sexuality blocking his ambitions. Just over 20 years ago he was kicked out of the Royal Air Force for being gay at a time when it was still illegal.”

ANCIENT ROME. Construction of a new metro line in the eternal city runs into Roman barracks and burial ground: “It’s exceptional, not only for its good state of conservation but because it is part of a neighbourhood which already included four barracks.”

MUSIC. Barbra Streisand announces new 9 city tour: “Streisand will perform her hits from each decade plus songs from her new album, ‘ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,’ celebrating a career of unparalleled creative achievement. Every ticket purchased online includes a CD of Streisand’s new album, which will be released later this year.”

SCOTUS. The Supreme Court won’t review 4th Circuit ruling that has huge implications for transgender rights: “The justices declined to take up a student debt-collection case that asked the court to overrule a 1997 precedent, Auer v. Robbins, that said the judicial branch should defer to a federal agency’s interpretation of its own regulations. That case is the main one a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals panel relied on when it upheld the right of a transgender boy to use the boys’ bathrooms at a Virginia high school. There is no federal regulation specifically on the point, but the Education Department has issued guidance indicating that such treatment is required by the sex-discrimination prohibition in Title IX on schools receiving federal funds.”

ANIMALS. Rare Sumatran rhino born in captivity at a sanctuary in Indonesia.

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CUBA. The island nation saw its largest annual LGBT pride parade over the weekend.

MALE MODEL MONDAY. Meet Scott Neslage. 

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