Some news items you might have missed:
• Deadline: Bottoms, the new film about two queer high school girls who start a fight club, broke into the top ten films for the weekend (no. 7) with an estimated gross of $3.6 million for the four-day Labor Day holiday.
• LGBTQ Nation: The City of Boston announced it will no longer require applicants for a marriage license to register their sex or gender identity.
• AP News: Some Florida lawmakers have issued a none-too-veiled threat to stop business owners in a small town from voluntarily displaying rainbow decals in their windows indicating that they are a “safe place” for LGBTQ+ people who feel threatened.
Now they’re going to ban private businesses from hanging flags in their windows?
Say it with me: Fascism.
GOP lawmakers take aim at LGBTQ+ ‘safe places’ program in small Florida town https://t.co/YqDJi7Ug2C
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) September 3, 2023
• The Advocate: The Miami-Dade County School Board is considering a proposal for the school district to recognize October as LGBTQ History Month, but the move is facing opposition from board members who say the recognition could run afoul of the state’s “don’t say gay” laws.
• Face The Nation: GOP White House hopeful Nikki Haley on Donald Trump’s legal challenges: “The American people are not going to vote for a convicted criminal.”