Trans Men Sign Up For Miss Italy Pageant + More News

Trans men are signing up for the Miss Italy pageant in protest over trans women being excluded.
Federico Barbarossa (via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

The Advocate: Transgender women can’t compete in the Miss Italy pageant, so trans man Federico Barbarossa decided to enter the pageant (using his deadname) and encouraged other trans men to do so in protest.

Kenneth-in-the-212: Check out Kenneth’s weekly round-up of the what’s what in LGBTQ publications including Colton Ford covering the latest issue of GLOSS Magazine.

Colton Ford covers GLOSS Magazine

LGBTQ Nation: Weeks after an anti-LGBTQ ‘Christian’ YouTuber visited a Unitarian Universalist church in Texas calling it “satanic” to his followers, the church was firebombed.

OMG Blog: International pop star Kylie Minogue has announced a fall residency at the gorgeous Venetian Resort on the Las Vegas Strip (yep, my town!)

Washington Post: Half of Republicans polled don’t believe Donald Trump had sensitive documents at his Mar-a-Lago home – even though he’s publicly admitted he did.

New Music: Out recording artist Zola Simone drops her oh-so-funky summer bop, “Pirouette.” Her wistful “Iridescent” was one of my Top 5 songs from out artists in 2021.