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SEX­UAL HEALTH A sharp rise in Shigella, an in­fec­tion of the in­testines often caused by rim­ming, is re­ported among gay men in the US. The Amer­i­can LGBT Foun­da­tion urges ex­tra care and hy­giene.

HIV HEALTH Aus­tralian health pro­fes­sion­als launch a cam­paign to raise aware­ness that gay men liv­ing with HIV who are on ef­fec­tive treat­ment can­not pass on the virus. It comes as ex­ten­sive re­search shows that even with con­dom­less sex, HIV can­not be trans­mit­ted if the HIV­pos­i­tive man has an un­de­tectable vi­ral load, which is achieved while on ef­fec­tive med­i­ca­tion.

SO­CIAL Grindr hints at a Septem­ber launch for a “nicer” al­ter­na­tive to its hook-up app, named Kindr, in re­sponse to sug­ges­tions the app should do more to com­bat bul­ly­ing and racism and pro­mote more pleas­ant in­ter­ac­tion.

SEC­OND CLASS GAY A gay cou­ple is asked to move seats on an Alaska Air­lines flight to make way for a het­ero­sex­ual cou­ple, caus­ing an on­line back­lash. David Coo­ley, who owns West Hol­ly­wood bar The Abbey, claims he and his part­ner were dis­crim­i­nated against. The air­line has apol­o­gised and launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

SEX VS SCI­ENCE New sci­en­tific re­search sug­gests that gay men with older broth­ers are more likely to be bot­toms. US and Cana­dian re­searchers based the study on the “Fra­ter­nal birth or­der ef­fect”. It is thought to af­fect sex­ual pref­er­ence, al­though the sci­ence be­hind this still baf­fles the boffins.

VI­O­LENCE Al­most half of gay men have ex­pe­ri­enced vi­o­lence in a re­la­tion­ship, ac­cord­ing to a new study. US re­searchers say that 46 per cent of par­tic­i­pants re­ported suf­fer­ing sex­ual or emo­tional abuse from a part­ner. Ac­tivists are call­ing for more help to be­come avail­able.

TRUMP Gay ac­tor Sir Ian McKellen launches an at­tack on Don­ald Trump, call­ing him “il­lit­er­ate” and “in­ad­e­quate”. The Lord Of The Rings and X-Men star made the com­ments dur­ing an in­ter­view with CNN.

POP Eight­ies icon Boy Ge­orge an­nounces that his group, Cul­ture Club, will re­lease new mu­sic later this year. Let Some­body Love You will be their first sin­gle in two decades. An al­bum, Life, will fol­low.

MADONNA The long-ab­sent Queen Of Pop con­firms she’ll re­lease a new al­bum this year. She tells Vogue Italia that it’s in­spired by her time liv­ing in Lis­bon, Por­tu­gal.

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