News Round-Up: January 4, 2022

Some news items you might have missed:

The Advocate: Chasten Buttigieg called out homophobes who left ugly comments on his holiday photo with hubby Pete Buttigieg and their two children.

LGBTQ Nation: Students in Tennessee have withdrawn their request to form a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club at their school after conservative parents rabidly attacked them and a supportive faculty member claiming that even the presence of a GSA at the school would “indoctrinate” their kids into being gay.

Gayety: Lil Nas X says the music industry wants gay artists to “be gay without being gay.”

Edge Media: Israel’s health minister announced that same-sex couples will be able to have children through surrogate mothers beginning next week, following a 2021 Supreme Court decision.

Raw Story: Newly-released text messages show Fox News host Sean Hannity repeatedly tried to rein in Donald Trump just days before and after the Jan. 6 insurrection. “He can’t mention the election again!”

AP News: A federal judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Navy from acting against 35 sailors for refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19.