33 Egyptian Men Arrested At Gay Bathhouse, Tim Cook Finalist For Time Person Of The Year: Today In Gay


More than 33 men were arrested at a gay sauna in Cairo, where they were charged with “practicing debauchery” and paraded outside naked through the streets.

“They also arrested the head of the [spa] and all the workers,” reported one outlet. “The men were immediately transported to the prosecution… Their clothes were taken as evidence in the case.”

Homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, but stings like this are not uncommon: Last month, eight men were sentenced in Egypt for appearing in a video of a same-sex wedding.

Bisexual millionaire Shrien Dewani has been found not guilty of plotting to murder his wife Anni on their South African honeymoon so that he could pursue relationships with men.

Judge Jeanette Travers said testimony from the hit man Dewani hired was “so improbable—with so many mistakes, lies and inconsistencies—[that] you cannot see where the lies ended and the truth begins.”

sThe International Olympic Committee unanimously voted toadd sexual orientation to the non-discrimination segments of the Olympic Charter.

“The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Olympic Charter shall be secured without discrimination of any kind, such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status,” it now reads.

Hudson Taylor of Athlete Ally called the vote monumental: “There is no greater sign of progress in combating homophobia in sports than to have the oldest organized athletic competition in the history of the world saying enough is enough,” he said.

Same-sex marriage legislation was introduced in Chile on Saturday. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet haspublicly supported the bill.

paul cahillA gay police offer has been suspended after class A drugs were discovered in his car in London.

Chief Inspector Paul Cahill, was found slumped over his wheel by officers last Monday and taken to a nearby police station, where he was arrested for DUI and possession with intent to sell. Heroin and cocaine were later found in his home.

Cahill was chair of the Gay Police Association until it was disbanded in April, and previously appeared on the cover of Gay Times.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook joins Russian President Vladimir Putin,  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and five other finalists on the short list for Time magazine’s Person of the Year award.

Cook, of course, came out as gay earlier this fall. He’s also overseen Apple after the death of founder Steve Jobs.

The other finalists are Ferguson protesters, Ebola caregivers, Chinese Internet CEO Jack Ma, Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani and Taylor Swift. Putin already won once, in 2012, while 2013’s award went to Pope Francis.

Time will announce the winner on Wednesday.