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.
• 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.”