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Priest outed as former gay porn star, and 6 other stories you might have missed

Nick Duffy February 8, 2015

PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.

The PinkNews roundup recaps some of the most widely read and notable news stories from the past week, which you may have missed.

1. A priest was revealed to be a former gay porn star

Puerto Rican Pastor Jose Santiago defended himself after explicit videos spread online of him engaging in explicit acts with another man.

He said: “In those days I was gay and participated in homosexual activities, but God touched me, God transformed me, God gave me a woman who loves me and she loves my past.”

2. An Irish homophobe got his own rap remix

After a man claimed he didn’t want to see “men and women getting married” during an RTE debate, he became a minor internet sensation.

The moment reduced the audience and most of the panel to laughter – and now the Cork man has his own rap remix, courtesy of Irish funk duo White Boys.

3. The Daily Mail claimed Labour wants ‘sex lessons’ for five-year-olds
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Tristram Hunt pledged the Labour Party’s commitment to introducing statutory sex and relationship education for all state schools.

The Daily Mail has reported the story by claiming the reforms constitute “Sex lessons at 5 under Labour”.

4. Rapper Azealia Banks went on yet another homophobic rant

The bisexual ‘212’ rapper tweeted: “even if i am a homophobe… so wat? [sic] i still make more $ than you.. still have an extra hole.. and still own everything

“the harsh truth. you gay bloggers try waving the homophobia flag at me like women are not the original source of all things fabulous, feminine and clever.”

5. Two polls suggested Nick Clegg could lose his seat

He was recently named the most gay-friendly leader by PinkNews readers – but Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is fighting to survive as an MP in Sheffield Hallam.

A poll from Lord Ashcroft has him three points behind the Labour candidate, while Survation put him a full ten points behind Labour.

6. Nicola Sturgeon said the SNP would support an LGBT Rights Envoy

The leader of the Scottish Nationals exclusively told PinkNews: “With a strong team of SNP MPs elected in May, we will work with progressive forces across the UK to be a voice for real change and to advance the cause of equality across these islands and beyond.”

She called for the creation of a full-time envoy for LGBT rights – which the Labour party have already pledged to create if they win the next election.

7. Tony Blair: Gay rights progress is one of the things I’m proudest of

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair hailed his government’s work on LGBT rights as one of his proudest achievements, PinkNews exclusively reported.

He said: “When I look back on the government that I led, the work that we did in this area is one of the things of which I am most proud.”

More: Azealia Banks, Gay, Labour, LGBT, news, plans, Rights, Roundup, Sex, sex education, SNP, Tony Blair, US, Weekly

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