News Round-Up: September 10, 2021

Some news items you might have missed:

Instinct Magazine: An openly gay junior high teacher in Missouri has resigned from his position after being ordered to take down a Pride flag from his classroom and refrain from discussing issues of gender or sexuality.

Out: Father Mychal Judge, a Catholic priest and the first recorded victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, could become the first gay saint in recognition of his work to provide comfort and aid to folks living with HIV.

Gr8erDays: The Hollywood nostalgia website celebrates the 61st birthday of Academy Award winner Colin Firth.

CNN: Four European nations have imposed restrictions for unvaccinated Americans – France, Spain, Denmark and the Netherlands.

Kenneth-in-the-212: Check out Kenneth’s round-up of the what’s what in LGBTQ publications like music legend Thelma Houston on the cover of OUTvoices Phoenix (below).

Thelma Houston on the cover of OUT Voices Phoenix Magazine

Florida Politics: Florida is the only state not participating in a federal program that would provide food aid to nearly 2.1 million children ($820 million) from low-income homes. Why?

PEOPLE: An unvaccinated TikTok creator who died of COVID-19 spent her final days desperately pleading with her followers to get the vaccine so they “won’t end up in the hospital like me.”