News Round-Up: October 6, 2021

Some news stories you might have missed:

Instinct Magazine: 23 years ago today, on October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard (above) stopped into the Fireside Bar in Laramie, Wyoming, to take a break from his studies at home. By the following morning, a family, and a nation, was changed forever by an act of senseless violence.

The Advocate: Comedian Dave Chappelle’s latest special includes a declaration of transphobia, a boast about beating up a butch lesbian, and an allegation that rapper DaBaby’s homophobia sparked more outrage than the killings of Black Americans. #NotAmused

Outsports: Professional baseball player Kieran Lovegrove has come out publicly as bisexual. He is the second active pro baseball player to come out.

Los Angeles Times: The LA City Council has approved a new ordinance requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter indoor restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, hair and nail salons and many other indoor venues.

New York Daily News: Of the more than 700,000 Americans that have died from COVID-19,  more have died this year than last year.

OUT: Michael Urie, Luke MacFarlane, Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Robertson, Jennifer Coolidge and Kathy Najimy star in the upcoming gay rom-com Single All the Way. The holiday film tells the story of a gay man named Peter who is “desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status,”