NBC Says Title Character Of ‘Constantine’ Is Straight. Fans Disagree.

NBC’s “Constantine” isn’t hitting small screens until October, but already the show has fans agitated. The drama, based on the DC comics franchises “Hellblazer” and “Constantine,” centers on the adventures of con man and supernatural detective John Constantine. Some fans are concerned about the accuracy of the character, not because of the costume or the powers, but because of the title character’s sexuality.

In the “Hellblazer” comic books, John Constantine is shown as having both male and female lovers, though his sexuality is never explicitly labeled. NBC’s version, however, has only planned female love interests for the character. Executive producer Daniel Cerone told Entertainment Weekly at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Sunday that the character’s sexuality was not integral to the character, stating, “In those comic books, John Constantine aged in real time. Within this tome of three decades

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UK: ‘Straight’ lap dancing club approved for Liverpool’s gay quarter, despite local worries

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Liverpool Council leaders have approved plans for a lap-dancing club in the city’s gay quarter, despite local objections that it may lead to conflict between the straight and gay communities.

The venue, which is to be called Paradise and will reportedly have a gay manager, obtained permission to open on Stanley Street, Liverpool’s official gay quarter.

Members of the LGBT community said that a venue aimed at straight men was wrong for the area, was likely to lead to an increase in hate crimes, and would undermine the entire point of having a gay quarter.

Lawyers acting for the venue rejected these claims. They pointed out that, if a gay bar wishing to open in an area where most venues catered for straight people, such objections would not be tolerated.

Labour Councillor Nick Small was among those who objected to the decision and told the Liverpool Echo:

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US: 3.4% of adults do not identify as straight, health survey finds

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The US government’s first comprehensive health survey into sexuality has found that 3.4 percent of adults do not identify themselves as being heterosexual.

According to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 1.6 percent of adults surveyed self-identify as gay or lesbian, while 0.7 percent self-identifying as bisexual. 96.6 percent self-identified as straight. A further 1.1 percent declined to answer, with some saying that they did not know or did not fit into any of those categories.

The figure for those who identify as bisexual is lower than previous estimates, such as the 2008 General Social Survey, which placed the figure at 1.1 percent.

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Why Ariel Schrag Opted To Chronicle Queer Life Through Straight Man’s Eyes In Her New Book

takes another look at a queer subculture, this time through the eyes of a straight teenage boy.

We meet 17-year-old Adam in the summer of 2006 when he is visiting his gay sister, Casey, in New York. While tagging along with her to underground clubs (queer nightlifers will be happy to see the Hole, the beloved East Village bar that was shuttered in 2005, make an appearance here), political demonstrations and boozy house parties, Adam meets Gillian, a 22-year-old lesbian whom he deceives into thinking he’s a trans man.

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Study: Children of gay couples have better ‘general health’ than those with straight parents

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A study has found that gay parents provide children with better “general health and family cohesion”, than children of straight parents.

The study by the University of Melbourne, which looked at 315 parents and 500 children, found that in terms of those two factors, children being raised by gay couples did better by 6 percentage points.

Raw Story reported that most of the parents featured in the study were lesbians.

Lead researcher Simon Crouch, told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.:”That’s really a measure that looks at how well families get along, and it seems that same-sex parent families and the children in them are getting along well, and this has positive impacts on child health.”

The preliminary findings from the Australian study from the University of Melbourne, released last year, further dispelled the idea that children do better with opposite sex parents, rather than being raised by a gay couple.

His decision to conduct the study was prompted by politicians on both sides of the equal marriage and adoption debate asserted that children did better when raised by a straight couple.

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Video: Uber celebrates Pride by marrying 8 gay and straight couples

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Transport firm Uber has celebrated the anniversary of marriage equality in California by providing free weddings to eight couples, gay and straight.

The company – that provides minicab services in San Francisco – held the special ‘UberWedding’ event for Pride last weekend.

Some might say it’s a PR stunt, but we couldn’t possibly comment.

They wrote: “We’re thankful to be based in San Francisco, a city that recognizes love doesn’t have to look any certain way.

“In honour of Pride week, we’re celebrating the inclusive idea that love is love with something that lasts a lifetime.

“This Saturday, weddings are on demand. Whether you and your partner have considered tying the knot for years or are just feeling a spark of spontaneity

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