Some news items you might have missed:
• Out: The venerable LGBTQ publication offers a “Sex Party Checklist” for folks who may not know the yays and nays of party planning on the intimate level including making sure your guests know what they’re walking into.
• Human Rights Watch: Vietnam’s Health Ministry officially confirmed that same-sex attraction and being transgender are not mental health conditions. The decision brings Vietnam’s health policy in line with global health and human rights standards.
Vietnam says homosexuality ‘not a disease’ in win for gay rights https://t.co/Z2qommkFHJ
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) August 22, 2022
• USA Today: In my home state of Nevada, Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto (D) leads her Republican opponent, Adam Laxalt, by seven percentage points (45%-38%), according to a new poll conducted by Suffolk University and the Reno Gazette-Journal. And earlier poll in April indicated Laxalt led Cortez Masto by 3 percentage points (43%-40%).
• CNN: Three Arkansas law enforcement officers have been removed from duty and are under investigation, their departments confirmed, after bystander video captured them appearing to throw punches at a suspect’s face and kneeing the individual in the side and back.
NEW 🚨 Arkansas State Police has suspended officers after their video of beating a person outside a convenience store in Crawford County emerged
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) August 22, 2022
• Boston Globe: About 100 white supremacists marched through downtown Boston wielding riot shields on July 2. Records suggest Boston police apparently did not conduct a single field interrogation of white supremacists even though there was an altercation with a Black man.
• Washington Post: Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s preeminent infectious-disease expert who achieved unprecedented recognition as he helped lead the country through the coronavirus pandemic plans, to step down in December after more than a half-century of public service. Fauci, 81, has led the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984.
End of an era: Anthony Fauci will step down in Dec after 54 years in government.
I spoke with Fauci at length about his career, political divisions + more.
“I felt I had an obligation … to be the person who speaks for science and speaks for the truth.” https://t.co/J54s1TgBlD
— Yasmeen Abutaleb (@yabutaleb7) August 22, 2022