News Round-Up: October 29, 2021

Some news items you might have missed:

NewNowNext: On Queen of the Universe, drag queens will have to sing live for their lives. The 4 judges (above) are screen and stage star Vanessa Williams, Grammy-nominated pop singer Leona Lewis, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 winner Trixie Mattel, and RPDR judge, Michelle Visage.

The Advocate: Paul Kendall, an Alaska anti-mask activist who recently called a gay Anchorage official a “c*cksucker” during a city meeting, has died of COVID-19.

Kenneth-in-the-212: Check out Kenneth’s weekly round-up of the what’s what in LGBTQ publications like HotSpots! Magazine’s collection of the “gayest Halloween costumes.”

Hotspots Magazine Halloween round-up
(image via Hotspots Magazine)

Pink News: A “heroic” woman who risked her life to save others in a deadly shooting in Boise, Idaho, has become the 42nd trans person violently killed in the US this year.

LGBTQ Nation: The Vatican has told a group of exorcists that they shouldn’t try to cast out COVID-19 from worshippers.

New York Times: The FDA authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for use in children 5 to 11. About 28 million children in the group will be eligible to receive one-third of the adult dose, with two injections three weeks apart.