Florida Hate Crime Leaves Gay Man Blind + More LGBTQ News

Florida family has been charged with hate crimes after assault leaves gay man blind
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Some news items you might have missed:

LGBTQ Nation: A family in Florida (above) is is facing counts of first-degree attempted murder, burglary with battery, and kidnapping, all with hate crimes enhancements, following an alleged attack that left a gay man blind.

Peacock: The highly-anticipated “reimagining” of Queer As Folk will begin streaming on June 9, so set your Pride calendars accordingly.

The Daily Beast: Fox News’ anti-LGBTQ coverage of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill has generated outrage from the Fox Corporation’s LGBTQ staffers. Earlier this month, Fox Pride condemned the conservative cable giant’s “hateful” coverage of the new Florida law and issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity.

Hump Day Cuteness Overload: Peanut the squirrel and his handsome hoo-man celebrate their past few years together. #cuuuuute

Changing America: The Brooklyn Public Library, in an effort to fight back against a spike in book bans in the US launched a new program – Books UnBanned – that allows 13 to 21 year olds to apply for a free library eCard regardless of where they live. The eCard is good for one year and will provide access to 350,000 e-books, 200,000 audiobooks and more.

Instagram: Britney Spears and longtime boyfriend (maybe husband) Sam Asghari have confirmed they are with child. #HeCouldBeMyBabyDaddy


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