Some news items you might have missed:
• The Advocate: Campbell Johnstone, a former member of the New Zealand All Blacks, has come out as gay. The All Blacks are New Zealand’s national rugby team for international competition, and one of the most dominant teams in the history of rugby.
Much love and support for All Black #1056 Campbell Johnstone for having the courage to share his story and helping create a more inclusive game. 🌈 pic.twitter.com/z9rjOKl1rn
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) January 30, 2023
• LGBTQ Nation: Donald Trump has promised a full-frontal attack on transgender rights if elected in 2024. In a campaign video, Trump revealed his plan to “stop the chemical, physical, and emotional mutilation of our youth.”
• OUT: Greg Berlanti’s long-awaited gay Green Lantern TV series is no longer happening.
One of the #DCEU television projects we had most been looking forward to was a Green Lanterns live-action series from prolific creator Greg Berlanti.https://t.co/nFXP0kH6Dz
— Out Magazine (@outmagazine) January 31, 2023
• Politico: FBI agents are investigating truth-challenged Rep. George Santos’ role in a GoFundMe scheme involving a disabled U.S. Navy veteran’s dying service dog. Veteran Richard Osthoff has previously shared his story of Santos launching the crowdfunding campaign then ghosting with more than $3,000.
• AP News: Attorneys general in 20 conservative-led states issued a warning to CVS and Walgreens threatening legal consequences if the pharmacies sell abortion pills by mail in those states.
Attorneys general in 20 conservative-led states warned CVS and Walgreens that they could face legal consequences if they sell abortion pills by mail in those states. https://t.co/MFqvJcPzsD
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 1, 2023
• New York Times: After heavy criticism from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the College Board stripped of much of the subject matter that had angered the governor and other conservatives (including references to queer experience) from its new Advanced Placement course in African American Studies.
• Axios: Pop stars are really heating up the tour circuit as Beyoncé announced her “Renaissance” world tour today. This follows Madonna and Taylor Swift announcing their own tours recently.
What we know about Beyoncé's new "Renaissance" world tour https://t.co/bfdopEHRWm
— Axios (@axios) February 1, 2023