News Round-Up: December 30, 2021

Catching up on some of the day’s headlines:

Grindr: The gay dating app’s blog shared year-end stats including the countries with the most tops, bottoms, highest number of open relationships, U.S. city with the highest percentage of “looking right now” and more.

Pink News: 61 brave and brilliant role models who spoke their truths and came out as LGBTQ in 2021 including athletes, actors, politicians and more.

Raw Story: A bill in the Oklahoma legislature would give any parent the power to ban books (yep, LGBTQ subject matter) in school districts. The legislation also empowers parents to collect at least $10,000 for each day a book is not removed.

HuffPost: An interviewer asked Nicole Kidman about her marriage to Tom Cruise. It didn’t go well…

Politico: The Marine Corps announced Thursday that it has kicked out 206 troops for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine. Note: upon joining, service members get over a dozen vaccinations. Apparently, only this one is an issue.

The Advocate: A U.S. District judge has granted an Indiana high school’s gay-straight alliance equal rights as other student clubs at the school, following a lawsuit the students filed with the school and their school district in September.