News Round-Up: October 11, 2021

Some news items you might have missed:

Pink News: UK Olympic gold medal diver Tom Daley said it’s his “mission” to stop countries where being LGBT+ is punishable by death from competing in the Olympics.

The Advocate: A judge in Turkey’s capital of Ankara has found that activists who participated in a university Pride march couldn’t be held responsible for a crime since participating in Pride is not one.

Instinct Magazine: Out recording artist Clinton John (top image) drops the music video for “Cry” from his upcoming debut EP, Embarrassing. I covered his previous single “Fresh” here.

Buzzfeed: Breaking down five things to know about being a gay autistic person.

Kenneth-in-the-212: Don’t miss Kenneth’s weekly round-up of the latest and greatest from LGBTQ publications like American Idol alum David Archuleta covering Metrosource.

American Idol alum David Archuleta covers Metrosource Magazine
(image via Metrosource)

Reuters: Merck has applied for U.S. emergency use authorization for its drug to treat mild-to-moderate patients of COVID-19, putting it on course to become the first oral antiviral medication for the disease. Molnupiravir cut the rate of hospitalization and death by 50% in a trial of mild-to-moderately ill patients.

Gr8erDays: The Hollywood nostalgia site reminded us over the weekend that woofy Scott Bakula celebrated another trip around the sun.