News Round-Up: August 26, 2021

Some news items you might have missed:

The Advocate: After 30 seasons, Dancing With the Stars will feature pansexual Dance Moms star JoJo Siwa as its first same-sex competitor. Siwa will dance with as-yet-unnamed professional female dancer.

New York Times: A group of seven Capitol Police officers filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing former President Donald J. Trump and nearly 20 members of far-right extremist groups of a plot to disrupt the peaceful transition of power during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

Yahoo News: 70s super-band ABBA teases comeback with first new music in 40 years.

LGBTQ Nation: A U.S. Marshal is saying that he’s being fired just 70 days before retirement because he stood up for a lesbian woman who was facing horrific harassment at work – including male officers peeing in the cookie jar on her desk.

Media Matters: Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield told viewers that vaccine mandates are a plot to take your guns. #seriously

San Angelo Standard-Times: For months, Caleb Wallace publicly railed against face masks and vaccines. On July 26 he began to have COVID-19 symptoms, July 30 he went into the hospital, and on August 8 he was intubated. Doctors say his chances of survival are “zero to none.” He has three daughters and his wife is pregnant with their 4th child.