Some news stories you might have missed:
• Greg In Hollywood: Celebrating the 74th birthday of 3-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone today. Not only is it Miss Patti’s b-day but her latest movie, Beau Is Afraid starring Joaquin Phoenix as her son, opens in theaters today.
• Washington Post: House Republicans passed a ban on transgender students participating in school sports with only Republicans voting for it and Democrats voting against it. The bill has zero chance of passing in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
• Variety: Former “James Bond” star Daniel Craig is set to take on yet another queer role having been cast as William S. Burroughs’s fictional alter ego in the upcoming adaptation of the gay author’s novel Queer. Outer Banks star Drew Starkey will star opposite Craig as the object of the older man’s desire.
Luca Guadagnino and Daniel Craig's "Queer" will begin shooting this month in Italy. https://t.co/11AYS69P40
— Variety (@Variety) April 21, 2023
• LGBTQ Nation: The Republican governor of North Dakota signed a law that makes gender-affirming care for transgender youth illegal in the state, carrying a penalty of up to 10 years in prison for doctors caught helping trans youth.
• Kenneth-in-the-212: Check out Kenneth’s round-up of the what’s what in LGBTQ publications this week including the latest from the Georgia Voice highlighting LGBTQ sports.
• Mental Floss: A list of the 50 most popular passwords on the internet including “password.” If yours is on the list, change it.
• New York Times: The Supreme Court ruled Friday evening that the abortion pill mifepristone will remain widely available for now, delaying the potential for an abrupt end to a drug that is used in more than half of abortions in the United States.
Breaking News: The Supreme Court allowed full access for now to a common abortion pill as a case that could ban it is appealed. https://t.co/y9TUnhXSfI
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 21, 2023