Boston LGBTQ Senior Housing Project Defaced + More News

Boston LGBTQ Senior Housing Project Defaced + More News
(screen cap via CBS Boston)

Some news items you might have missed: LGBTQ Senior Housing Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit that works to create affordable housing for LGBTQ+ seniors, said in a Facebook post Sunday that signs at The Pryde — their current housing project in Hyde Park — had anti-LGBTQ+ hate speech spray-painted on them.

Instinct Magazine: On July 16, any US citizens who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or a mental health crisis will be able to call or text 988 to connect with someone for counseling

Back2Stonewall: Russian lawmakers have proposed extending a ban on the promotion of “non-traditional” sexual relationships to minors to include adults as well. Under the proposed changes, ANY event or act regarded as an attempt to “promote homosexuality” could incur a fine or jail time.

Axios: Pharmaceutical company HRA Pharma has submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration asking to sell a birth control bill over-the-counter, rather than via prescription. It would be the first ever birth control pill to be available over-the-counter in the U.S.

Texas Tribune: With a punishing heat wave across Texas driving record high power demand, The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) sent out a request that Texans cut back on their energy use, turn up their thermostats and postpone running major appliances between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday. Coronavirus infection rates are spiking in the city with more than 15% of all tests coming back positive on average in the past week, data from the Health Department shows — and it remains unclear if Mayor Adams will take any new steps to address the pandemic resurgence.

New York Times: It turns out the hearing former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony to the House select committee investigating the deadly January 6 riots was brought to bear quickly because Hutchinson had received some intimidating messages that basically amounted to witness tampering.