News Round-Up: January 18, 2022

Some news items you might have missed:

NewNowNext: World of Wonder announces the 9 queens from different Drag Race franchises around the world who will go wig-to-wig to be crowned the first global drag superstar on RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. Versus the World.

Back2Stonewall: Will Kohler opines on the wisdom of a packed gay cruise during a pandemic.

The Advocate: A Texas bill barring transgender students in public schools from competing on the sports teams aligned with their gender identity went into effect today.

The Daily Mail: An anti-vax Czech folk singer has died after deliberately catching Covid to obtain a health pass to allow her to visit the sauna and theatre. She voluntarily exposed herself to the virus when her husband and son, both vaccinated, caught it before Christmas. Her spouse and son survived.


The Daily Beast: Justice Neil Gorsuch is reportedly the only member of the Supreme Court to refuse to wear a mask to help protect his colleague Justice Sonia Sotomayor, whose diabetes puts her at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

90.7 WMFE: As omicron cases surge in Florida, Orange County Medical Director Dr. Raul Pino was put on administrative leave after sending an email encouraging staff to get vaccinated.