Some news items you might have missed:
• People: Bette Midler says she was not intending to be ‘transphobic’ by tweeting about the erasure of women. “There was no intention of anything exclusionary or transphobic in what I said,” the Hello, Dolly! star wrote, addressing backlash from a previous tweet that some interpreted as anti-trans.
WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name! They don’t call us “women” anymore; they call us “birthing people” or “menstruators”, and even “people with vaginas”! Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 4, 2022
• The Advocate: Jerry Harris, a star of the Netflix docuseries Cheer, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by eight years of supervised release on charges relating to child pornography. #VerySad
• Instinct Magazine: DC Fans want Elliot Page to replace Ezra Miller as the Flash.
— Instinct Magazine (@instinctmag) July 6, 2022
• The Hill: A group of Pennsylvania Republicans threw their support behind Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s gubernatorial bid on Wednesday, going against their party’s gubernatorial nominee and state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R) who they view as an extremist and threat to the rule of law.