TIM COOK. Apple CEO holding fundraiser for Paul Ryan: “Cook is hosting the fundraiser on his own accord, as Apple does not have a corporate political action committee like Facebook, Google and other tech giants in Silicon Valley. Still, the move reflects Apple’s desire to court Republican and Democratic officeholders alike, even at a time when it has serious reservations about Trump, the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee.”
PETER THIEL. Gay billionaire remains on Facebook board: “Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, allowed for re-electing billionaire Peter Thiel to the company’s board of directors at an annual shareholder meeting on Monday, despite revelations in recent weeks about Thiel’s legal efforts to destroy Gawker and his role as a delegate for Donald Trump.”
HIDING LITTLE. Tom Hiddleston strips down to his undies: “I’m here to tell you that my butt is not dangerous. And there are many, many more dangerous things that people are happy to broadcast. I don’t know what that says about the world we live in, but it probably says something.”
RAYS OF LIGHT. Tampa Bay Rays raise $300,000 for Orlando shooting victims: “All tickets were $5 and 100% of the proceeds went to the Pulse Victims Fund. The attendance was more than 40,000 for a team that draws 16,000 fans on average.”
HAVANA. Gay bars hold their own against Grindr. “A dedicated gay bar — as opposed to one with, say, a night devoted to gay clientele — debuted here in 2013, the first ever in Havana. But its closure last October was met with a collective roll-with-the-punches shrug. More places catering to gays are coming, joining a dozen weekly parties and Mi Cayito, a beach popular with gays. And the Malecón itself is too vital a scene to be shut down. Gay clubs frequently swell with the roaring titular anthem of a Jacob Forever pop song: ‘Until the Malecón runs dry!’”
LAS VEGAS. March on The Strip tonight for Orlando. “We will meet on the SW corner of Spring Mountain (strip side) at 7:00 pm, and have a peaceful walk to the corner of LV Blvd and Harmon.”
MALCOLM TURNBULL. Australian PM vows to hold marriage referendum this year: “The country holds elections on July 2 with the latest opinion poll showing the ruling Liberal-led coalition and Labor neck-and-neck. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who is well-known for his support of gay marriage, is in favour of a referendum on the issue instead of a parliamentary vote. But Labor has hardened its language against a public vote, in what commentators said was a strategic move to set up the issue as a clear choice on polling day.”
ANTON YELCHIN. Grand Cherokee jeep which killed him was under recall: “The Jeep Grand Cherokee model reportedly involved in the freak accident that killed “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin on Saturday was recalled just months ago after a problem with its park function caused hundreds of crashes and dozens of injuries. Yelchin, 27, died Saturday night after his SUV rolled backward in the driveway of his Los Angeles home and pinned him between a brick pillar mailbox and security gate.”
MARIAH VS ARIANA. Can’t we all just get along?
MALE MODEL MONDAY. Gabriel Loureiro.
UNION JACK. TinyCo’s mobile game Marvel’s Avengers Academy introduces gay character: “The game handles the coming out in a straight-forward manner, and it is handled very well indeed, with characters being accepting and positive. It’s also not something that comes and just goes away either, as it is also suggested that Union Jack has a crush on school mischief-maker, Loki.”
RUPERT EVERETT. Actor warns parents against making rash decisions about their child’s trans status: “I really wanted to be a girl. Thank God the world of now wasn’t then, because I’d be on hormones and I’d be a woman. After I was 15 I never wanted to be a woman again.”
MONDAY MALIK. Zayn in Paper magazine.
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