In Today’s LGBTI News From Pinksixty.com
A federal judge has blocked Donald Trump’s attempt to ban transgender people from serving in the military. The ruling was only a partial victory, as the court upheld a block on insurance payouts for transition-related treatments.
The Federation of Gay Games has announced that Hong Kong has won the bid to host the 2022 event. It’s the first time the games have gone to Asia, with the city beating Washington DC and Guadalajara in Mexico.
Organisers of Johannesburg Pride have countered accusations of elitism, lack of disabled access and bias towards gay white men. Saturday’s event attracted the most diverse crowd ever according to organiser, Kaye Ally.
The 2017 International Emmy Founders Award will now not go to Kevin Spacey following a claim of sexual assault. Spacey has seen a backlash from Hollywood and LGBTi activists over his response to the allegation, while Netflix has cancelled his hit show, House of Cards.
And finally, fashion designer, Hayden Williams has re-imagined some classic horror characters as fashion models in time for Halloween. You can see the illustrations, including Pennywise, Chucky & Jigsaw on his Instagram account.