Party Planning Checklist + More News

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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.

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.

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.