News Round-Up: December 19, 2021

Some news items you might have missed:

Instagram: Brody, my ceaselessly energetic wonder pup, couldn’t decide what toy to play with last night. So, he pulled out an assortment (above).

Kenneth-in-the-212: Check out Kenneth’s weekly round-up of the what’s what in queer publications including GLOSS Magazine’s cover feature on ELEVATION Gay Ski Weeks’ 20th anniversary.

GLOSS Magazine covers the 20th anniversary of ELEVATION Ski Week.

LGBTQ Nation: Anti-LGBTQ state lawmaker Doug Ericksen died after testing positive for COVID. He was highly critical of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s efforts to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, and never missed a chance to vote against gay rights.

Variety: After months of pandemic-wary movie patrons, 2021 is at least going out with a bang. Spider-Man: No Way Home webbed up a mind-boggling $121.5 million on Friday from 4,336 locations, putting itself on the path toward a projected $242 million opening weekend.

The Guardian: Many January 6 rioters are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars via crowd-funding appeals that rewrite the history of the Capitol invasion, even as they plead guilty.

CNN: Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have tested positive for coronavirus. Both are vaccinated and boosted, so their symptoms are reportedly mild.