Kit Connor + Summer Camp For LGBTQ Teens + More News

Heartstopper star Kit Connor announced he's deleted the Twitter app following accusations of 'queerbaiting' after being photographed holding the hand of a female co-star
L-R Kit Connor, Joe Locke of Heartstopper (via Netflix)

Some news items you might have missed:

Out: Heartstopper star Kit Connor announced he’s deleted the Twitter app following accusations of ‘queerbaiting’ after being photographed holding the hand of a female co-star of a film he’s shooting. Folks, Kit is 18 – please leave him and his sexuality alone.

Morning Consult: As a bipartisan group of senators works to advance a bill to codify same-sex marriage rights at the federal level, a new Morning Consult/Politico survey shows 3 in 5 Americans support such legislation.

Xtra Magazine: I highly recommend you read this terrific article about the life-changing power of West Virginia’s only queer youth summer camp
Being queer in Appalachia can be hard, but this one-of-a-kind program hopes to make it a little easier.

The Daily Dot: A teacher in Missouri came under fire from far-right extremists for having a four inch by four inch Pride flag displayed in her classroom. And then, of course, Proud Boys showed up at the next school board meeting to intimidate the teacher.

Media Matters: Nut job Alex Jones says the judge in his current lawsuit is a “George Soros operative” who gets money from a Soros-funded PAC. FYI – Connecticut Superior Court judges are appointed, not elected, so she would have no need for a “Soros-funded PAC.” Also – she was appointed by former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland, a Republican.

JoeMyGod: The anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council was stunned by the backlash it received after tweeting, “Abortion is never medically necessary to save the life of a mother.” In an email to followers, they whined about being labeled “misinformation.”