Some news stories you might have missed:
• The Advocate: Famed San Francisco drag performer Heklina (aka Stefan Grygelko) has been found dead in her hotel in London where she was appearing in Mommie Queerest with fellow drag legend Peaches Christ. RIP Heklina.
• CNBC: The Biden administration has appealed a Texas federal judge’s decision to strike down free Obamacare coverage of preventive health-care services ranging from screenings for certain cancers to HIV prevention drugs (PrEP).
1/ We are heartened to see the Biden Administration appeal yesterday’s ruling challenging access to preventive health care. https://t.co/T58DNkUexX
— SMFM (@MySMFM) March 31, 2023
• NBC News: The Virginia elementary school teacher who was shot by a 6-year-old has filed a $40 million lawsuit alleging school administrators ignored multiple warnings from staff & students who said the boy had a gun and posed an imminent threat on the day of the shooting.
• HuffPost: Idaho already has some of the most extreme laws on the books when it comes to abortion. Now, GOP lawmakers are about to make it a crime for some folks to leave the state to get an abortion.
• Twitter: For anyone who doesn’t understand why laws banning trans people from using the restroom that is consistent with their gender identity, please watch the quick clip below. Then ask yourself what you think would happen if this guy went into the ladies’ room.
Florida is trying to pass HB1521 which would criminalize trans people using the bathroom consistent with their gender identity. Trans men like this being would be forced to use the women's restroom and face a risk of violence for following the law.pic.twitter.com/l6eMJ4pK3h
— Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) March 29, 2023
• Click Orlando: Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 543 into law, which will allow Floridians to carry a concealed firearm without the need for a permit. People can now carry guns without a background check or any training on how to use the weapon. What could possibly go wrong?
• Instinct Magazine: My editor at my ‘other home’ penned this opinion piece about Outsports.com co-founder Cyd Zeigler announcing his support for anti-LGBTQ Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on social media. I can confirm many in the LGBTQ media were taken aback by Zeigler’s comments on Twitter.