News Round-Up: July 31, 2021

Some news items you might have missed:

Outsports: If the out LGBTQ athletes at the Tokyo Olympics were a country, they’d currently be ranked 11th. Outsports is tracking what they call ‘Team LGBTQ’ throughout the Olympiad.

U.S. News: Hungary’s National Election Committee has approved a list of questions on LGBT issues it wants to put on a referendum that aims to ban schools’ teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues, stepping up a culture war with the EU.

New York Times: Citing the ongoing dangers of the coronavirus pandemic, Broadway producers have announced theatergoers will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and wear masks in order to attend a performance just days before the first production is set to reopen after 16 months.

HuffPost: When an accused Capitol rioter refused to wear a mask in court because he doesn’t believe they reduce transmission, the judge clapped back asking, “When did you go to medical school, sir? Do you have a medical degree?”

Mediaite: A Morning Consult poll published this week asked “Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of White nationalists?” and 23% of Republican men said “Very favorable” or “Somewhat favorable.”

Billboard: Aretha Franklin’s legacy is getting the proper Respect it deserves in a new clip from the forthcoming biopic about the late superstar’s life. The minute-long clip features Jennifer Hudson portraying the Queen of Soul as she belts out her world-famous signature song “Respect.”