Spotify Launches New LGBTQ Music Hub + More News

Spotify Launches New LGBTQ Music Hub + More News
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Some news items you might have missed:

The Advocate: Spotify has launched a new program that aims to boost the profiles of LGBTQIA+ artists through a mixture of playlists, advertising and collaborations – GLOW.

Gr8erDays: Lance Kerwin, best known for the  1970s TV series “James at 15,” died at 62 on Tuesday. Additional memorable appearances include five ABC Afterschool Specials (1974-1976) and the teen-drinking TV movie The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980). RIP Lance Kerwin.

Insider: An Oklahoma bill would make it a felony punishable by up to a $20,000 fine for drag artists to perform in front of minors in public places like drag story hours at libraries or Pride festivals.

OUT: Two more queer inclusive TV shows are done as HBO Max announced its live-action DC Comics superhero series, Titans and Doom Patrol, will be ending after their current fourth seasons.

New York Times: Today’s economic report shows the U.S. economy grew at 2.9% last quarter while annual inflation fell and unemployment remained at record low 3.5%; consumer spending grew at 2.1%.

Deadline: James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has surpassed $2.054B globally. That means the film has passed Avengers: Infinity War ($2.052M) and become the No. 5 highest-grossing movie ever worldwide.