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.
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.
“You can never put a price on the loss of one’s eyesight.”https://t.co/s9KZJG7ZUt
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) September 27, 2022
• 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.
Universal’s ‘Bros’ Blitz And “History-Lesson” Marketing Campaign Ripped By Harvey Fierstein; Billy Eichner Counters That “No Blueprint” Existed For The Gay Rom-Com – New Yorker Festival https://t.co/AA2g63EqOB
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) October 8, 2022
• 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.
‘The Swimmer’ is a sports movie not afraid to ogle its chiseled athletes—so ogle away!
— Queerty (@Queerty) October 7, 2022