Some news items you might have missed:
• LGBTQ Nation: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg competed in the IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon over the weekend, and social media exploded with kudos.
• The Advocate: A new survey shows most Americans don’t want lawmakers focusing on transgender issues. Also – most believe that lawmakers don’t know enough about transgender issues to make policies.
Most Americans believe that lawmakers don’t know enough about transgender issues to make policies. https://t.co/qli7jlE9d4
— The Advocate (@TheAdvocateMag) September 18, 2023
• Pink News: America’s first openly transgender state senator, Sarah McBride, is set for yet another historic win as she leads in the polls for Delaware’s Congressional seat.
• Hollywood Reporter: Drew Barrymore has reversed course after much criticism and now says she won’t resume her talk show until after the Hollywood strikes are over.
Drew Barrymore Says She's Pausing Talk Show Return Amid Strike Pushback: "I Have No Words" https://t.co/qU6viHbZKa
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 17, 2023
• Politico: Democrats in the California Legislature are trying to remove Donald Trump from the state’s March 5 primary ballot arguing that Trump isn’t eligible to be on the ballot for inciting an insurrection when a mob of his supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
• New York Times: Jann Wenner, co-founder of Rolling Stone Magazine, was asked why his new book of interviews with music legends over the years doesn’t include any women or POC: “Just none of them were as articulate enough on this intellectual level.” p.s. He’s since apologized…
Jann Wenner was removed from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame board after remarks he gave to The Times were denounced as racist and sexist. https://t.co/n0jWNT7LnQ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 17, 2023