News Round-Up: February 27, 2022

Out actor Ariana DeBose won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her star turn as "Anita" in West Side Story
Ariana DeBose as ‘Anita’ in West Side Story

Some news items you might have missed:

SAG Awards: Out actress Ariana DeBose was honored tonight with the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her acclaimed turn as “Anita” in the Steven Spielberg reboot of West Side Story.

Deadline: Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone tested positive for COVID-19 before Saturday’s matinee of Company on Broadway, triggering increased testing protocols for the rest of the performers and staff. LuPone is expected to be out until March 8.

The Advocate: President Biden’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court – D.C Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson – has a nearly flawless record on LGBTQ issues.

Back2Stonewall: Will Kohler remembers the 1977 NBC made-for-TV movie Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn which included Eve Plumb (of Brady Bunch fame) as a hooker, male hustlers and closeted gay football players . It was scandalous for its time.

Kenneth-in-the-212: Check out Kenneth’s weekly round-up of the what’s what in LGBTQ publications like GLOSS Magazine’s ‘California Living’ issue.

GLOSS Magazine's 'California Living' issue
(image via GLOSS Magazine)

U.S. Embassy- Russia: With an increasing number of airlines cancelling flights into and out of Russia, the U.S. State Department is urging Americans to consider departing Russia immediately via commercial options still available.

AP News: The European Union’s chief executive says the 27-nation bloc will close its airspace to Russian airlines, fund supplies of weapons to Ukraine and ban some pro-Kremlin media outlets in response to Russia’s invasion.