Some news stories you might have missed:
• Instinct Magazine: HGTV is set to debut the new home renovation series “Flip The Strip” on July 10 starring four hunky stars of the Las Vegas stage show Australia’s Thunder from Down Under.
• The Advocate: Illinois has become the first state to enact what’s being called a ban on book bans. House Bill 2789 will deny state funding to public libraries that ban materials because of “partisan or doctrinal disapproval” of the content.
• New York Daily News: A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict Daniel Penny for the May killing of Jordan Neely. Penny, a Marine veteran, was charged with second-degree manslaughter for the May 1 killing aboard a northbound F train.
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Marine vet Daniel Penny is charged with second-degree manslaughter for the May 1st Jordan Neely subway chokehold death
A law enforcement source tells the News:https://t.co/EqBTBlbVwx
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 14, 2023
• CNN: Adults who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual are more likely than those who identify as straight to have serious thoughts of suicide and mental health conditions, and they are more likely to misuse substances like alcohol or drugs, according to a new US government report.
• News4Jax: Miami Mayor Francis Suarez filed paperwork Wednesday to launch his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, jumping into the crowded race just a day after Donald Trump appeared in court on federal charges in Suarez’s city.
• Gayety: Ahead of the next season of the adorably queer series Heartstopper, series stars Joe Locke and Kit Connor showed up at the annual Capital Pride Parade in Washington DC, on June 10. Locke sported a baby blue tee that read, “trans rights are human rights.” Connor also notably wore a Chippendales shirt.
no cops at pride just joe locke with his trans rights shirt and kit connor with his male stripper shirt pic.twitter.com/6L6ZljuCGD
— alexa (@fragilespring) June 10, 2023