Some news items you might have missed:
• The Advocate: Out singer and Celebrity Big Brother alum Todrick Hall has been accused of skipping out of paying $60,000 in rent for February and March of this year.
• CNBC: Initial jobless claims fell to their lowest level in more than 53 years last week, according to the Labor Department. Initial filings for unemployment dropped to 166,000, and the total of those receiving benefits under all programs declined to 1.72 million.
This month, initial claims for unemployment were the lowest in recorded history. pic.twitter.com/SR8ush3D9s
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 7, 2022
• New York Times: Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would prevent transgender girls and women from playing on girls’ sports teams in middle school and high school. The GOP-controlled State Legislature is expected to override the veto when they reconvene next week.
• Kenneth-in-the-212: Throwing it back to 1987 for this ‘Chunky’ hunk commercial.
• Global News: The United Nations General Assembly voted Thursday to suspend Russia from its human rights body. The vote comes several weeks after the country invaded Ukraine and just days after reports of a massacre of Ukrainian civilians in Bucha, Ukraine.
• NBC New York: A Brooklyn bar that was quickly becoming a mainstay for the LGBTQ+ community after being in business for just a few months is now closed after police said someone used a canister of gasoline to set it on fire.