Officials: Southern Decadence Could Be Monkeypox Superspreader + More News

Health officials fear this year's Southern Decadence event in New Orleans - which draws between 100,00 and 300,000 participants - could become a monkeypox superspreader event.
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Louisiana Illuminator: Southern Decadence, advertised as the largest LGBTQ+ festival held annually in the Deep South, is scheduled for Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1-5) in New Orleans. It typically attracts 100,000 to 300,000 participants. Health officials fear it could become a monkeypox superspreader event. Continue reading “Officials: Southern Decadence Could Be Monkeypox Superspreader + More News”

Florida’s Don’t Say Gay Law Goes Into Effect + More News

After Florida's 'don't say gay' law took effect Monday, teachers reported being discouraged from putting pictures of their same-sex spouse on their desk, teachers and staff members will be disallowed from wearing rainbow articles of clothing, and “Safe Space” stickers aimed at LGBTQ students may have to be removed from doors.

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WFTV: After Florida’s ‘don’t say gay’ law took effect Monday, teachers reported being discouraged from putting pictures of their same-sex spouse on their desk, teachers and staff members will be disallowed from wearing rainbow articles of clothing, and “Safe Space” stickers aimed at LGBTQ students may have to be removed from doors. Continue reading “Florida’s Don’t Say Gay Law Goes Into Effect + More News”

News Round-Up: April 19, 2022

Netflix lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022

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Axios: Netflix’s stock sunk more than 20% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the streaming giant said it lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter — its first subscriber loss in a decade.

Out: Bob the Drag Queen won’t be walking purse first into the RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7 werkroom because she never got invited to be on this special “all-winners” season.

Variety: Ezra Miller has been arrested for second-degree assault in Hawaii, less than four weeks after the “Flash” and “Fantastic Beasts” star was arrested for disorderly conduct and harassment.

Florida Politics: Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is ticked off at Disney for criticizing his “Don’t Say Gay” legislation. So now he’s having a special session of the state lawmakers “take a look” at Disney World’s self-government deal that’s been in place for decades.

HuffPost: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) “would really love” to run against Donald Trump for president in 2024. “Even if he crushed me, like in a primary, to be able to stand up and call out the garbage is just a necessary thing, regardless of who it is. I think it’d be fun.”

Raw Story: A former aide to Trump-loving Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) is filing a brutal employment-related complaint against Cawthorn describing him as a “bad person” and “habitual liar” who’s “going to say and do anything he can to your face but behind your back he’s completely opposite.”

Good Morning Britain: Millionaire businessman Andrey Stavnitser saw from his home’s webcams that Russian soldiers were deploying equipment from the expansive mansion, so he gave the location co-ordinates to the Ukraine military and told them to bomb the home.

News Round-Up: March 30, 2022

Alexander Lincoln and Alexander King in 'In From The Side' (via Facebook)
Alexander Lincoln and Alexander King in ‘In From The Side’ (via Facebook)

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HuffPost: Arizona’s Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed a series of bills Wednesday targeting transgender rights. The measures will  prohibit gender confirmation surgery for minors (which practically never happens) and ban transgender girls from playing on girls and women’s sports teams. Continue reading “News Round-Up: March 30, 2022”