Some news items you might have missed:
• Instinct Magazine: My colleague Denny Patterson caught up with Garrett Clayton & Blake Knight to talk more about their wedding day, married life, plus their Spotify Greenroom podcast, A Gay in the Life, which provides a safe space for conversation about the LGBTQ experience, current events, history, and culture.
— Instinct Magazine (@instinctmag) April 20, 2022
• Washington Blade: The U.S. Bureau of Prisons is required to allow a federal inmate to have for the first time gender reassignment surgery as a result of a court order Wednesday determining the agency was waiting too long to provide the procedure.
• Back2Stonewall: Fort Lauderdale resident James Garcia said that he was taking his dog for a walk around 8 a.m. on Sunday morning when a man approached him. “He came up to me and asked me, ‘Are you gay?’ and then punched me.” And the stranger continued to punch him.
— Back2Stonewall.com – Will Kohler (@BACK2STONEWALL) April 20, 2022
• LGBTQ Nation: The Carroll County Public Schools district has banned rainbow flags, saying they could be a “gateway for other flags” and that teachers were bullied into displaying the donated flags.
• The Advocate: Washington Post journalist Taylor Lorenz broke conservative Twitter after revealing the identity of a right-wing anti-LGBTQ troll – Chaya Raichik – who had gone to great lengths to remain anonymous as @LibsofTikTok.
Washington Post journalist Taylor Lorenz broke conservative Twitter after she revealed the identity of an anonymous right-wing social media troll who often subjected LGBTQ+ people to online harassment. https://t.co/5ImfuxkY7s
— The Advocate (@TheAdvocateMag) April 20, 2022
Inspired initially by a bout of deep heartbreak, Netta uses her passion for her nails as a metaphor for the things we do just for ourselves that get us back on our feet when we are at our lowest.