News Round-Up: October 13, 2021

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.”

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.”

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.