News Round-Up: March 16, 2022

Former 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett will reportedly be released from jail while he awaits his appeal following his conviction of lying to the Chicago police.
Jussie Smollett (mugshot)

Some news items you might have missed:

Instinct Magazine: Just days after being sentenced to 150 days in the Cook County Jail with 30-day felony probation, actor Jussie Smollett is reportedly set to be released while he awaits his appeal.

Pink News: After years of life gradually improving for their community in Ukraine in recent years, LGBTQ Ukrainians fear “concentration camps or extermination” under Russian rule.

Deadline: Chris Cuomo has just launched the official opening salvo in what looks to be protracted battle with CNN over not only $125 million in cash, but his character and family drama as well.

Reuters: Russian forces bombed a theater in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol where hundreds of civilians were sheltering. Satellite imagery showed the word “children” in large Russian script painted on the ground outside the building.

Out Music: Drummer & recording artist G FLIP shares their new single, ‘GAY 4 ME’ featuring Lauren Sanderson.

“I struggled with my sexual and gender identity for years because there wasn’t anyone that I felt could relate to me,” says G Flip via press statement. “I wish I had a non-binary, gay, lead-singing dummer to watch; it would’ve calmed the dark, confused voices in my head that told me I didn’t belong anywhere as my authentic self.”