Some news items you might have missed:
• Census Bureau: Same-sex households in the U.S. have surpassed 1 million for the first time. There were about 1.2 million same-sex households in 2021 with 710,000 indicating they were married, while 500,000 were unmarried.
• TheOUTfront: For World AIDS Day, my buddy Larry has penned a stirring piece highlighting the “art of remembrance” – including theater, dance, art and more – created in response to the AIDS epidemic to remember those who departed, help us grieve, celebrate life, and give hope. I highly recommend.
The art we’ve created to remember those who departed due to #AIDS has helped us grieve, celebrate life, give hope, and will tell our children and their children’s children their stories and the story of how we survived as a Community. #WorldAIDSDayhttps://t.co/eZaZ9JiJiQ
— TheOUTFront (@TheOUTFront) December 1, 2022
• JoeMyGod: Originally posted in 2004, Joe nows shares his stirring personal essay, “Membership: A World AIDS Day Memory,” as an annual tradition. I read it every year.
• The Hill: Georgia’s Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan (R) said he could not bring himself to vote for Republican Herschel Walker in the state’s Senate runoff.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 1, 2022
• AAA: The average price for a gallon of gas is now $3.47, less than the average $3.54 per gallon that motorists paid the week of February 21, when Russia began its military invasion of Ukraine.
• Politico: The Biden administration is preparing to end to its public health emergency declaration for mpox, a sign that officials believe they’ve brought the months-long monkeypox outbreak under control.
News: Biden admin is leaning toward ending the public health emergency for mpox (née monkeypox), per 2 sources.
HHS would issue a 60-day notice this week under the plan, then let the PHE officially expire in January. Comes as cases hit new lows: https://t.co/bIvbABATvL
— Adam Cancryn (@adamcancryn) December 1, 2022