Pop Goes The News — When U.S. Olympian Gus Kenworthy started coming out as gay to his fellow freestyle skiers earlier this year, supporters included Canadian competitor Justin Dorey.

According to ESPN The Magazine, Dorey told Kenworthy to live openly.

Pop Goes The News — A man claiming to be a U.S. Marine veteran vandalized a bus shelter to protest an advertisement for a Canadian-owned hook-up site.

The unidentified man was caught on camera smashing the glass and removing a poster for Squirt.org, which is owned by Toronto’s Pink Triangle Press.

Pop Goes The News — Melissa Etheridge says being diagnosed with breast cancer nearly a decade ago was “a gift.”

The 54-year-old singer told Montreal journalist Richard Burnett she didn’t see cancer as a fight but as “an awakening” about her body.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian actress Ellen Page confronted Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Friday about LGBT issues.

Page, who was born in Halifax, approached Cruz, who was born in Calgary, at the Iowa State Fair and asked him about the “persecution of gays in the workplace and LGBT rights.”

Pop Goes The News — Nearly half of young adults in Britain do not consider themselves completely straight, according to the results of a survey published this week.

Asked to rate themselves on the Kinsey scale — from 0 for “completely heterosexual” to 6 for “completely homosexual” — 43 per cent of respondents aged 18 to 24 indicated somewhere between 1 and 5 and six per cent put themselves at 6.

Pop Goes The News — It hasn’t even been screened, but already Stonewall is being slammed by LGBT activists who are calling for a boycott.

The movie, directed by Roland Emmerich last summer in Montreal, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in cinemas on Sept. 25.