Body Builder could be First Trans Man on Men’s Health Cover
Trans activist and body builder Aydian Dowling, 27, is ranked first in the Men’s Health “Ultimate Guy Search” and he’s not only winning, he’s killing it.
The contest guidelines say that the fitness magazine is looking for a man who is “fit and fearless, a doer who gives back and leads by example." As of April 20, Dowling dominated the leader board with 46,825 votes, with second place bringing in 9,893.
Last year’s winner was Noah Galloway, an Iraq war veteran who lost his left arm and leg in an explosion during service.
Suspect in shooting of gay college professor alleges to have previous victims
Kenneth Morgan Stancil was arrested in Daytona Beach on Tuesday the 14th for the shooting of Ron Lane.
Lane was an employee at Wayne Community College in North Carolina and was also openly gay. Stancil gave an exclusive interview to WRAL, Raleigh last Wednesday.
In the interview, Stancil claims that Lane made sexual advances toward his younger brother. Stancil also claims to have neo Nazi affiliations, to be anti gay, anti “race mixing,” and says he has stabbed three other victims including two black men and one Hispanic man.
School officials say there were no complaints filed against Lane. Police have not been able to confirm any victims matching the descriptions given by Stancil.
Supreme Court Prepares to Hear Gay Marriage Cases
On April 28, the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments from both sides of the gay marriage debate.
The questions at hand will be whether or not the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two same sex people, and whether or not it requires states to recognize same sex marriages lawfully performed in another state.
The original case, Obergefell v. Hodges was filed in 2013 when Ohio resident Jim Obergefell sought to be listed as the surviving spouse on the death certificate of his ailing partner, John Arthur. The two had married in Maryland; the marriage was not recognized in Ohio.
Since then the case has been consolidated with three other cases, Tanco v. Haslam, DeBoer v. Snyder, and Bourke v. Beshear.