Garrett Clayton & Blake Knight + More LGBTQ News

Blake Knight and Garrett Clayton (via Instinct)
Blake Knight and Garrett Clayton (via Instinct)

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.

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.

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.

New Music: The talented, quirky Netta drops her latest music video, “I Love My Nails.” The 2018 EuroVision Song Contest winner (and LGBTQ ally) always find a creative way to say what’s on her mind.

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.