Some news items you might have missed:
• Washington Post: An Iowa mayor rejected a request from constituents to officially recognize June as Pride Month. And then LGBTQ residents changed his mind.
• AP News: Indiana’s governor has signed a bill that will require schools to notify a parent if a student requests a name or pronoun change at school. It also prohibits, from pre-K through third grade, instruction on “human sexuality,” something that is not defined in the bill.
• Twitter: Failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake says Democrats “unleashed” COVID on the world to “steal the election” from Donald Trump. According to just about everyone – including Trump – the virus spread to the world from China.
Kari Lake believes COVID was intentionally released to prevent Trump’s re-election. pic.twitter.com/SJHWQHTIMb
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) May 4, 2023
• New York Times: More on ethics-challenged Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas – a Republican mega-donor paid for two years of $6,000 a month private school for Thomas’s grand-nephew who Thomas says he raised “like a son.”
• JoeMyGod: Mayors across Florida are speaking out in support of LGBTQ rights after several bills targeting the community have become law. Mayors from Orlando, Miami Beach, Tampa, Tallahassee and more have signed the pledge in support of the LGBTQ advocacy organization GLSEN and its Rise Up campaign.
Florida mayors across the state are speaking out in support of LGBTQ rights in light of several bills targeting the community that have been passed by the state legislature. https://t.co/R4qAexWF8C
— ABC News (@ABC) May 4, 2023
• Politico: Andrew Gillum, who found himself outed as bisexual after being discovered in a hotel room with a male escort following his loss to Ron DeSantis in Florida’s 2018 gubernatorial race, has been found not guilty of lying to FBI.
• Netflix: I just finished this fascinating 3-episode docu-series called “The Most Hated Man On The Internet,” which dives into the story of Hunter Moore who hosted the revenge porn website IsAnyoneUp dot com in 2012.
“Determined to remove her daughter’s photos from a revenge porn website, a persistent mother launches an online crusade to shut down its cruel founder.”