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Hospital Reports A Growing Trend of Men Whitening Their Privates

Did you know that penis whitening is a thing in Asia?

Specifically, the country of Thailand is finding an increase in the trend.

Lelux Hospital in Bangkok is saying that men are constantly coming in to get a laser whitening procedure done to their private area.

Of course, this is a trend that’s mostly popular with gay men, but the ages of men seeking treatment range between 22 and 55-year-olds.

Bunthita Wattanasiri, the manager of the Skin and Laser Department at the hospital, told AFP:

“These days a lot of people are asking about it. We get around 100 clients a month, three to four clients a day.”

The procedure is that not that expensive with it costing about 20922.20 Thai Baht ($650) for five total sessions.

That said, the procedure has a lot of risks that come with it as the country’s public health ministry has warned.

They say that there are multiple health risks such as pain, inflammation, and scars. Even worse, this could affect the eventual sex lives and reproduction systems of the patients.

Unfortunately, Thailand is no different than the rest of the world in its obsession with lighter skin, which could be the cause for this trend. But will having a lighter skinned penis really be worth the potential health risks?

Meet The New Mr. Gay Handsome Nepal Winner

This past Tuesday, the world got to meet the newest Mr. Gay Handsome Nepal.

The annual Mr. Gay Handsome Nepal competition saw 16 contestants, all trained by Ms. Nepal, battle it out in several different categories like talent and Q&A in order to find one who would win the title.

The pageant, in its third year since 2013, is organized by the Blue Diamond Society and focused on handsome gay men who also act as social activists fighting for gay rights in Nepal.

Despite Nepal being considered one of the most LGBTQ-friendly countries in South Asia, gay men are still struggling for equality at work, at home, and in the eyes of the law.

And who was the winner of the 2017 version of this competition? His name is Manindra Singh. Not only did Singh get the title, but he also got a 50,000 rupees (about $500) prize.

Check out a few photos and video of the competition down below.

h/t: NewNowNext

Canada Pledges To Pay $100 Million To Victims of The 1940s “Gay Purge"

Many countries are looking back at their past treatment of gay men and LGBTQ people as a whole with regret and remorse.

Earlier this year, the UK apologized for their convictions of gay men in the mid-20th century, and Germany’s Parliament unanimously voted to pardon 50,000 men convicted of homosexuality in the past. Now, Canada is doing the same.

Later today (November 28th), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wil apologize for the Canadian gay purge of the past. To go with that, the government will also be paying over $100 million to those who were affected during the time.

That said, the government’s not just shilling it out without a plan. The federal court will have to approve the details of payment before any of the thousands of victims see a cent.

But that’s not all. The government is also donating $250,000 to charity projects focused on fighting discrimination and homophobia.

Plus, new legislation is being introduced today to erase the criminal records of people who have been arrested and convicted for homosexual acts.

While Canadian citizens will have to apply for this removal of criminal records, families of those deceased can do so for their late loved ones.

Update 11/30/2017:

Here is the full speech from Trudeau