Some news items you might have missed:
• Deadline: Hulu has announced the start date for Drag Me To Dinner, an unscripted series hosted by Neil Patrick Harris featuring two teams of drag queens going head-to-head to throw the most fabulous dinner parties of all time.
• The Advocate: LGBTQ columnist John Casey breaks down how conservative lawmakers have become the experts on so-called “woke” ideology. And it’s basically repackaged McCarthyism.
• LGBTQ Nation: Trans Montana state Rep. Zooey Zephyr (D) proposed to her girlfriend – trans activist and journalist Erin Reed – at a local queer prom, and based on their social media posts, the couple could not be happier.
Tonight I asked Erin to marry me.
A year ago, I told Erin that I was looking for a love that felt like home.
I have found that and so much more. I have found my future, my family, and my forever. pic.twitter.com/ntLayGwGJo
— Rep. Zooey Zephyr (@ZoAndBehold) May 6, 2023
• CNN: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says GOPers are focusing on flipping four states – Montana, West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania – in 2024 in order to regain control of the chamber. But he’s not overly optimistic.
• Transportation Department: The Biden administration will propose a rule to make it mandatory for all U.S. airlines to compensate passengers for meals, hotels, transportation, and rebooking fees incurred when a delay or cancellation is the airline’s fault.
• Washington Post: The U.S. has recorded 22 mass killings so far in 2023 — all involving guns — that collectively have resulted in at least 115 deaths. This is more than double the number of mass killings recorded by this point last year, which was eight.
After Saturday’s shooting at a mall in Allen, Texas, the United States has recorded 22 mass killings, which collectively have resulted in at least 115 deaths, according to a database tracking mass killings. https://t.co/aviZAcYJF8 pic.twitter.com/k4BQg64PuY
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 8, 2023