Some news items you might have missed:
• Queerty: Check out this list of 12 gay Westerns that highlight the fact that queer cowboys have been a part of the rugged film genre forever.
• Pink News: The owner of Wimbledon’s first gay bar, Bar CMYK, says he’s been forced to close after spate of violent incidents committed by drunk straight people.
Gay bar forced to close after spate of violent incidents committed by drunk straight people https://t.co/QnktseknCq
— PinkNews (@PinkNews) July 10, 2022
• Media Matters: The hosts of Fox & Friends had a meltdown that tours of Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, mention he owned 600 slaves. “They’re committed to telling the worst story of America and now they’re doing it inside the homes of the Founding Fathers.”
Fox & Friends: Monticello is making “Thomas Jefferson a bad guy in his own home” by talking about slavery too much
“This is a diabolical plan on their part to populate these positions that have influence over how America tells its story”https://t.co/va5YilSuSA
— Media Matters (@mmfa) July 10, 2022
• New York Times: Book bans have exploded across the country, and librarians have found themselves on the front lines of an ugly culture war. They have been labeled pedophiles on social media, and reported to law enforcement officials. Some have quit after being harassed, others have been fired for refusing to remove books from circulation.
• North Carolina Pilot: State Rep. Ben Moss is co-sponsoring legislation that would essentially eliminate any free electric vehicle charging stations on public property if a free gas pump is not similarly provided. State and local governments would also be banned from funding free chargers if a free gas pump isn’t similarly provided.
A bill currently in the works in the North Carolina legislature would allocate $50,000 to get rid of free public EV chargers unless free gas pumps are built alongside.https://t.co/T7VIuQCCj4
— Bruno J. Navarro (@Bruno_J_Navarro) July 8, 2022