Out Abroad: Donatella Versace Speaks Out on Italy's Anti-Gay Policies; Australian Basketball Star Makes Homophobic Remarks

Donatella Versace. Photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons.

Donatella Versace, a fashion icon, speaks out on Italian anti-gay policies, Australian basketball star Corey Webster makes homophobic remarks, and Canadian premier vows to veto school pronoun ruling.

Donatella Versace Speaks On Italian Anti-Gay Policies

Fashion icon Donatella Versace received praise after speaking out on anti-gay policies from the Italian government.

According to The Guardian, Versace delivered a speech after receiving a humanitarian award at La Scala in Milan.

“We must all fight for freedom, in a time that still sees trans people suffering terrible violence, a time when children of same-sex couples are not considered their children, a time when minority voices are attacked by new laws,” said Versace.

She also touched on the day her brother, the late Gianni Versace, came out to her.

The Italian government has blocked recognition of children from same-sex couples and is pushing legislation to ban seeking a surrogate abroad.

Australian Basketball Star Makes Homophobic Remarks


Corey Webster. Photo via coreywebster_, Instagram.

Corey Webster, an Australian pro basketball player, was suspended for two games after posting a homophobic tweet. 

Webster plays for Perth Wildcats and, according to Pink News, was instantly called out by fans and condemned by both the NBL and his team. 

The tweet was a reply to a post that asked: “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see this flag,” accompanied by the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Pride flag. Webster replied: “Mental Illness.”

“While it certainly wasn’t my intent, I understand the hurt my comments have caused, and I am sincerely sorry for this,” Webster said.

The post has since been deleted.

Canadian Premier Vows To Veto School Pronoun Ruling


Canadian premier Scott Moe via twitter.com/PremierScottMoe.

Scott Moe, a Canadian premier, announced that he will use a constitutional clause to move forward on a pronoun policy that requires young students to obtain parental consent to change names or pronouns.

According to the BBC, the clause was challenged by an LGBT organization, who said it was unconstitutional.

"The default position should never be to keep a child's information from their parents, said Moe. He continued by saying the policy had "the strong support of a majority of Saskatchewan residents, in particular, Saskatchewan parents."

The policy was announced last month and bars teachers from using the preferred pronouns and genders of students under 16 without their parental consent.


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