London’s rainbow bus and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
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. London got its own rainbow bus
Transport for London and Stagecoach rolled out a pride-themed rainbow bus, that will operate in the capital for the next year.
However, some attacked the link to Stagecoach founder Brian Souter – who funded a campaign to keep anti-gay law Section 28.
2. Gay erotica was written about The Dress
Is it black and blue, or white and gold?
The dress that got everyone talking this week got its own erotica spin-off, ‘Pounded by The Gay Color Changing Dress’.
3. This TV show made history with an adorable gay kiss
ABC drama The Fosters aired what is thought to be the youngest gay kiss shown on TV, when two 13-year-old characters shared a smooch.
The show picked up flack from some anti-gay groups, but the showrunners defended the decision.
4. Owen Jones was announced as Paloma Faith’s support act
In a bizarre turn of events, pop singer Paloma Faith invited gay Guardian columnist Owen Jones to speak at her upcoming concerts.
Owen Jones explained: “I guess she has fears about the rise of UKIP, and she’s worried some of her fans are turning to UKIP.”
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5. Plaid Cymru got a frosty reception for ‘coming out’ broadcast
The Welsh nationalists unveiled a PPB – which features a man “coming out” to his parents as a Plaid Cymru voter.
The clip – which saw the man explain that “other parties don’t turn me on” – was not well received online, with some branding it insulting.
6. Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook teamed up for same-sex marriage case
A number of corporate rivals put their differences aside to sign a joint brief urging the US Supreme Court to strike down bans on same-sex marriage.
A total of 379 firms, ranging from small employers to giant multi-national companies, have signed an employers’ amicus brief, which argues that permitting same-sex marriage is crucial to recognising employees’ rights.
7. The UK released its Eurovision entry and it got compared to a waffle ad
The BBC revealed on Saturday that swing duo Electro Velvet will represent the UK in Vienna.
However, fans noticed similarities between the song and a vintage advert for Birds Eye waffles – leading to several mash-ups.