1. Upon learning that Playboy’s first transgender Playmate, Ines Rau, is getting a centerfold in the magazine’s November issue, former porn star Jenna Jameson took to Twitter with some unkind words. “Playboy just announced it will be featuring its first transgender Playmate,” she tweeted. “I have a problem with it just like I have a problem with a transgender competing against biological women in sports. I think it’s setting fire to an iconic brand… Just because I don’t agree with a trans person being in Playboy doesn’t mean I’m ‘transphobic.’ People these days with all their ‘phobics.’”
4. Disturbing details are emerging in a child-murder trial underway in a Los Angeles courtroom. The prosecution stated that in 2013, Isauro Aguirre forced his girlfriend’s son, 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, to wear girls’ clothing to school because he thought Fernandez was gay, then tortured the boy to death. Aguirre’s defense attorney admits to his client’s abuse of Fernandez, but said he only abused the boy after he suggested his mother break up with Aguirre.
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: A 30-year-old victim of Chechnya’s “gay purge” goes public in this video.