Quick catch-up on today’s headlines:
• LGBTQ Nation: North Carolina’s Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson (above) said the transgender movement is “demonic” in a hideous transphobic rant where he called trans people “drugged-up, dressed-up, made-up, cut-up.”
• Out Magazine: Former Superman actor and far-right conservative Dean Cain predictably criticized the news that Jon Kent, son of the comic book Superman, would be coming out as bisexual telling Fox & Friends, “I don’t think it’s bold or brave.”
He said all of this when he could have stayed quiet. Choices. https://t.co/GQUr3hSVWR
— Out Magazine (@outmagazine) October 13, 2021
• The Advocate: A group of men attacked a gay couple early Sunday morning in the UK as the couple left a club, leaving them with serious injuries. In the last six years, homophobic hate crimes in the UK have increased by 210 percent and transphobic hate crimes have increased by 332 percent.
• New York Daily News: James Bond star Daniel Craig recently told the “Lunch with Bruce” SiriusXM podcast he likes to go to gay bars. “One of the reasons, because I don’t get into fights in gay bars that often… because the aggressive d— swinging in hetero bars, I just got very sick of it. And it was a very safe place to be. And I could meet girls there, cause there are a lot of girls there for exactly the same reason I was there. It was kind of … an ulterior motive.”
Daniel Craig revealed that he likes to go to gay bars.https://t.co/V95hN5kGgP
— SNYDE (sorry, not sorry celebrity news) (@snydenydn) October 12, 2021
• Reuters: The U.S. will lift restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated foreign nationals in early November, ending historic curbs on non-essential travelers in place since March 2020.
• The Hill: At least 90,000 COVID-19 deaths among unvaccinated adults since June could have been prevented with vaccines that were widely available according to a Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) analysis released today.
• Morning Consult: A new survey of Republicans shows 47% of GOP voters would vote for Donald Trump in a 2024 primary for president. Sixty-seven percent of GOP voters say Trump should run for president in 2024, 29% say he shouldn’t.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) October 13, 2021