Monkeypox, Gay Spider-Man, and a Trans Bill of Rights: This Week in Queer News

Just one week ago, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. For last week’s roundup, the news was immediate. Now, we are living in its long shadow. As this Pride Month closes — by the way, welcome to Wrath Month —  it’s hard to shake the feeling that the world is determined to rain on our parade. Whether it be the judiciary, the legislature, or a new virus, there is plenty to fear. But Pride Month is a reminder that, in each other, we also find much to celebrate. If there is one salve to this pride, let it be that many queer people heed the call to look out for each other.

Politics & News

Biden wants to codify Roe v. Wade and nominate anti-abortion judges. [Them]

Some democratic lawmakers have introduced a Trans Bill of Rights. [Them]

A gay Illinois weatherman could be the state’s first out legislator. [Them]

Florida is politely asking a judge to throw out a challenge to its “Don’t Say Gay” bill. [CBS News]

Advocates are split on whether Biden is helping queer and trans people enough. [Them]

45-year-old Sasha Mason, a trans woman, was killed in North Carolina. [Them]

A Louisiana judge blocked the state’s “trigger law” that came into effect post-Roe. [Reuters]

Proud Boys threatened not one but two drag queen story hour events this past weekend. [Them]

Brittney Griner’s detention was extended even further. [Them]

A man who was carrying a gun outside a Florida gay bar was arrested. [Them]

A GOP senator wants to end school lunch all because one federal agency wants to protect trans kids. [Them]

The monkeypox outbreak is likely larger than we think. [Them]


Marvel debuted a gay Spider-Man and his outfit is stunning. [Them]

JoJo Siwa is headed to High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. [Them]

#Harlivy is back in the season 3 trailer for the Harley Quinn animated series. [Out]

Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese opened up about being in conversion therapy. [Them]


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