Some news items you might have missed:
• Washington Blade: Out gay U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Pressman was among the more than 35,000 people who participated in the annual Budapest Pride march that took place amid fears right-wing protesters would disrupt it.
• The Advocate: California voters will have the chance to remove Prop. 8 (the 2008 legislation that bars same-sex marriage) from their state’s constitution in 2024’s general election.
• The Gaily Grind: Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) is worried drag queens or transgender soldiers might launch nuclear missiles at a Montana air force base.
Rosendale: We have drag shows at Malmstrom Air Force Base. There are 150 ICBM missiles that are being controlled by that Air Force Base and by these individuals. I do not want someone who doesn’t know if they are a man or a woman with their hand on a missile button pic.twitter.com/Sx7InVqxCt
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 13, 2023
• Popular Information: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., currently running for the Democratic nomination for president, has received maximum donations of $6,600 from 96 donors. Of those, 37 have previously only donated to Republican candidates for federal office. #hmmmm
• Kansas Reflector: A city commissioner in St. Marys wants to pull the lease for the city’s public library because he doesn’t like books about LGBTQ people.
— Kansas Reflector (@KansasReflector) July 11, 2023
• JoeMyGod: The FDA has authorized the sale of over-the-counter birth control pills without requiring a physical examination or prescription. The ‘Christian’ group Family Research Council says that availability somehow “encroaches on religious freedom.”
EXCLUSIVE: The prayers of ‘The Chosen’ fans have been answered with news that season four of the popular Jesus of Nazareth series has been granted a waiver from SAG to continue filming amid the strike https://t.co/QEmheFXe6R
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) July 17, 2023