Some news items you might have missed beginning with Gay Cities report that London has lost its last leather bar as The Backstreet closes its doors.
• The Guardian: Russia’s highest-ranked female tennis player, Daria Kasatkina, has come out as gay. The 25-year-old tennis star, who is currently ranked as #12 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association, came out unapologetically as being in a same-sex relationship.
Sending all our support to @DKasatkina, Russia’s No. 1 ranked tennis player, who has come out as gay.
It takes a great deal of bravery to live authentically, but it is worth it. 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ https://t.co/yA4hSjrHjb
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) July 19, 2022
• Buzzfeed: Check out this list of major 10 celebrities who came out later in life.
• Raw Story: NBC News national political correspondent Marc Caputo says “Ron DeSantis is living rent-free in between Donald Trump’s ears,” and reports that Trump constantly brings up DeSantis in conversations.
• New Music: British pop star Mabel (Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist in 2020) drops her totally infectious new dance bop, “LOL.”
I love that the track doesn’t sound like every other pop song out right now, but you can feel the groove like you’ve known it forever. And those sassy lyrics!
From Mabel’s new album, About Last Night, available everywhere now.