News Round-Up: May 18, 2016

Frankie J. Alvarez, Jonathan Groff and Murray Bartlett of LOOKING

Some news stories you may have missed:

• HBO will premiere the “wrap-up movie” of it’s now-cancelled gay series Looking July 23rd at 10PM.  I was a big fan of the series, so I’ll definitely be watching 🙂

• 72% of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s own constituents don’t want to see him be Trump’s veep pick. With friends like these…

• RuPaul tells ABC News that he doesn’t think RuPaul’s Drag Race could ever go “mainstream.”

•Donald Trump says he would “protect all people” in the same breath he mentions he would rescind President Obama’s historic directives protecting transgender folks from discrimination. But he loves everyone, don’t you know…

• Frequent homophobe Azealia Banks got her butt booted from Twitter for her homophobic/racist rant on former One Direction member Zayn Malik.

• In addition to a win for Hillary Clinton, last night’s Kentucky primary also produced the state’s first openly gay Democratic Senate candidate.

• Ted Olson, who successfully argued for the demise of California’s Prop 8, has been brought on to author an amicus brief in support of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s hateful HB2 law.

• Hillary Clinton calls for the decriminalization of HIV. Just one more reason why #ImWithHer