Thursday, June 8, 2017

News Round-Up: June 8, 2017

Nick Sandell - Photo credit: Frank Marando

Some news items you may have missed:

• Fitness model (and Randy Report favorite) Nick Sandell shares the news he's been signed by the legendary Wilhelmina Agency. Gee, can't imagine why... ;)

• Education Secretary Betsy DeVos won't commit to banning LGBTQ discrimination in private schools. Is anyone surprised? Show of hands? No? No? Me neither.

• As lawmakers in the Lone Star state continue to consider an anti-trans "bathroom bill," Texas-based Southwest Airlines gives some push-back by highlighting a transgender employee in new Pride Month video.

• Debra Messing & Sean Hayes together with GLAAD urge folks to join in the upcoming June 11th Pride Marches:

• Speaking of this weekend's Pride Marches, the organizers of D.C.’s annual Capital Pride parade and festival, plus the Equality March for Unity and Pride on Sunday, say the total number of people participating in D.C. could exceed several hundred thousand.

• Capturing the rebelliousness, the high camp, and the joy of the annual Invasion of the Pines, renowned photographer Susan Kravitz is releasing Mascara, Mirth & Mayhem, a collection of photos and interviews from over 30 years of the annual Fire Island event.

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