News Round-Up: October 15, 2021

Sharing just a few more headlines as we head into the weekend:

Edge Media: The Crown & Anchor (above) – Provincetown’s largest entertainment complex – is in the process of being sold to a longtime employee, Jonathan Hawkins, and his boyfriend and business partner, Paolo Martini.

Washington Blade: Texas House Republicans were able to push through an anti-trans youth sports measure Thursday evening after hours of emotional  debate passing the bill in a 76-54 vote along party lines. The bill heads to the state Senate where it is expected to pass.

OUT Magazine: NYPD officer Yvonne Wu, 31, has been charged with the attempted murder of her ex-girlfriend and the murder of her ex’s new lover. Police allegedly found Wu seated calmly outside the apartment where she admitted to the killings.

The Hill: White students at Coosa High School in Georgia waved a Confederate flag and hurled racial slurs leading up to homecoming with no repercussions. When a protest to bring attention to the issue was planned, school officials suspended the Black students involved in planning the protest.

Reuters: The White House announced COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international visitors will be lifted starting Nov. 8 after barring much of the world from entering the U.S. for nearly 20 months.

Kenneth-in-the-212: Make sure to click over to Kenneth’s weekly round-up of the what’s what in LGBTQ publications like Hot Spots Magazine’s ‘Home & Garden’ Issue.

The cover of Hot Spots Magazine 'Home & Garden' Issue

New York Times: An FDA panel unanimously voted on Friday to recommend authorizing booster shots of Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose coronavirus vaccine for people 18 years or older, at least two months after the first dose.

Washington Post: In a strange, unprompted statement, Donald Trump told a room full of Republican donors, “I’m not into golden showers,” reviving the story from the infamous dossier that claimed the Donald had sex with two Russian prostitutes who urinated on him in Moscow.