News Round-Up: May 18, 2022

News Round-Up: May 18, 2022
AskGayBros discussed things about being gay straight people will never get (image via Depositphotos)

Some news items you might have missed:

Queerty: A Reddit user in the r/askgaybros forum posed the question: “Gay men, what is one lesson about being gay that straight people will never learn?” The responses were pretty spot-on.

Edge Media: South Carolina’s governor has quietly signed into law a bill that would ban transgender students from playing girls’ or women’s sports in public schools and colleges as the state joins about a dozen others that have recently passed similar laws.

The Advocate: The U.S. House seat currently held by far-right Republican Madison Cawthorn could end up going to a lesbian Democrat in the general election. Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara won Tuesday’s Democratic primary in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District.

OUT: Rafael L. Silva’s character Carlos got engaged to his boyfriend TK (Ronen Rubinstein) on this week’s season finale of 9-1-1: Lone Star, and Silva knew he got to do something really special.

AP News: Thomas Lane, former Minneapolis police officer, pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, admitting that he intentionally helped restrain Floyd in a way that created an unreasonable risk and caused his death.

New Music: Out actor and singer Cheyenne Jackson just released a new upbeat summer bop, “Celebrate Your Face.”

“I wrote this song several years ago for someone in my family who was suffering with depression,” Jackson said in a press statement. “I wanted her to see how beautiful and important and how much she actually mattered, even though she couldn’t see it at the time. I never did anything with it, I guess I just figured it would find a home when the time was right.”