News: 2023 Drama Desk Awards, Digital Pride Events + More

News: 2023 Drama Desk Awards, Digital Pride Events + More
Christian Borle and J. Harrison Ghee in ‘Some Like It Hot’ (photo: Marc J. Franklin)

Some news stories you might have missed:

Broadway News: The hit musical Some Like It Hot scored 8 Drama Desk Awards this week including Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical for the show’s star J. Harrison Ghee, who identifies as non-binary.

New York Times: President Erdogan of Turkey vilified gay people during his re-election campaign, calling them a threat to society and rallying conservatives against them. Now that he’s won a third term, many are frightened for what’s next.

RadarOnline: Out journalist Gio Benitez was recently named GMA weekend host— but sources say his handsome husband Tommy DiDario’s half-naked photos on social media caused a stir with execs before the decision was announced.

It Gets Better: Not everyone can attend a Pride event in person, so the folks at It Gets Better have arranged a Digital Pride lineup for you, streaming new content every Thursday in June.

Raw Story: In her latest podcast episode, far-right nut-job Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) says the January 6 riots were actually caused by the FBI: “They  set up honeypots and traps to draw people in and take part in making these people commit crimes.”