Out Pro Wrestler Anthony Bowens Is A Champ + More LGBTQ News

Out Pro Wrestler Anthony Bowens Is A Champ + More LGBTQ News
Anthony Bowens (via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

Instinct Magazine: Out wrestler Anthony Bowens and his teammate Max Caster, a tag team in AEW known as The Acclaimed, won the championship for the first time, and Bowens posted a heartfelt message after their victory.

New York Daily News: A Brooklyn judge awarded $4.5 million to a Black, gay Brooklyn man who claimed he was partially blinded in a severe beating in 2013 by members of a Hasidic safety patrol in Williamsburg.

The Hill: Voters in nine battleground states agree that the right to same-sex marriage should be protected by federal law, according to new polling data.

Deadline: A New Yorker Festival panel with actor Billy Eichner and playwright/actor Harvey Fierstein, who both appear in Bros, turned into an onstage post-mortem about the gay rom-com’s disappointing opening. Fierstein, who has a cameo role in the film, chastised Universal’s “history-lesson” marketing approach.

Arizona Mirror: A new study shows the rate of excess death — deaths above the expected toll relative to the pre-pandemic baseline — was higher for Republicans. Research by economists indicated that watching a lot of Fox News correlated with COVID vaccine hesitancy.

Queerty: Take a deep dive into the sexy men of the gay sports drama, The Swimmer.