News Round-Up: May 9, 2022

Out actor Matt Doyle scored a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the revival of COMPANY
Matt Doyle (via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

Queerty: Out actor Matt Doyle scored a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical today for his gender-flipped performance as Jamie, whose pre-wedding jitters serve as inspiration for “Getting Married Today.” #IdLikeToProposeAToast

Playbill: L Morgan Lee made history today becoming the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for a Tony Award for her work in the musical A Strange Loop – the most nominated production of the season. Lee is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her performance as Thought 1. Full list of Tony nominations here.

The Advocate: Alabama’s law criminalizing gender-affirming medical care to minors went into effect Sunday, and health care professionals, parents, and others are worried.

Instinct Magazine: Television personality Ross Mathews tied the knot with boo Dr. Wellinthon García in a ceremony in Puerto Vallarta amid 110 friends and family members.

HuffPost: When asked about Arkansas women who may seek an abortion but cannot afford to travel to get one, or who are pregnant from rape or incest, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said his heart would “go out to them.” Arkansas is one of 13 states with ‘trigger laws’ that will immediately go into effect if SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade.

AlterNet: Disgraced ex-National Security Advisor and retired Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn endorsed the wild theory that “5G technology” will unleash a new “pathogen” hidden inside the COVID vaccines. After a one-minute, global 18 gigahertz signal, we will all become zombies who will “begin to bite people.”