Some news stories you might have missed:
• The Advocate: Out non-binary actor Amandla Stenberg (above) is set to lead the highly anticipated and mysterious new Disney+ series Star Wars: The Acolyte.
• Gr8erDays: Steve Bronski, co-founder of the British synthpop trio Bronski Beat, died this week at 61. The group’s first hit, the autobiographical “Smalltown Boy,” follows the story of a rejected young gay teen who flees his hometown. The single hit #3 on the UK charts and is still considered a major in the ’80s and the gay community.
• Washington Post: Medical specialists say somewhere between 750,000 and 1.3 million Americans are unable to return to full-time work due to long COVID.
• TheaterMania: A trio of Broadway stars – Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!), Shoshana Bean (Wicked), and Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along) – will appear in separate concert events on PBS this January on Stars on Stage From Westport Country Playhouse.
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“And we wonder why more people don’t come forward,” Bassett wrote in a post on his Instagram Story, calling out the troll. “Started when I was 5. You haven’t the slightest idea what you’re talking about and how damaging it is.”