News Round-Up: October 12, 2021

Quick catch-up on today’s headlines:

Pink News: Misha Osherovich, who stars in the new supernatural drama The Girl in The Woods coming to Peacock this month, on horror being inherently queer: “It’s about people who are othered.”

Kansas City Star: After four months of delays, Wichita City Council passed a nondiscrimination ordinance that includes protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.

CNN: Texas-based Southwest Airlines and American Airlines will still require employees to get vaccinated despite the state’s new ban on vaccine mandates by private businesses.

Media Matters: Far-right nut job Charlie Kirk says Jon Gruden was fired from his Las Vegas Raiders coaching position (he quit) not because of his homophobic, racist emails but because he’s “a white, Catholic, conservative male who speaks out.”

Raw Story: MyPillow guy Mike Lindell now says the Arizona “audit” (which didn’t come up with the result he wanted) is now part of the “cover up.”

Axios: The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday fined Leon County $3.5 million for requiring its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying it violated the state’s ban on “vaccine passports.”

NBC News: The Brooklyn Nets have benched superstar guard Kyrie Irving who has chosen against Covid-19 vaccination. City health codes mandate at least one Covid vaccine shot to enter indoor gyms.

“Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose,” said General manager Sean Marks before adding, “Currently the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability.”