Wednesday, October 11, 2017

News Round-Up: October 11, 2017

(via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

• It's Hump Day! Is everyone getting stuff done? Make sure you take time for yourself whether that's a workout (like woofy director/actor Konstantin Kamynin above) or some chill "me-time." #ChardonnayIsCallingMe

• Four-times married adultress and disgraced Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis, who went to jail for failing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the Supreme Court decision made marriage equality the law of the land, is taking her act to Romania where she hopes to encourage the government there to ban same-sex marriage. #WhyChooseHate?

• Uber-gay Andy Cohen (Bravo's Watch What Happens Live) has been tapped to co-host CNN's New Year's Eve celebration with gay buddy Anderson Cooper. This announcement comes after Kathy Griffin was dropped from the annual bash after posing with a bloody, decapitated head of Donald Trump.

• Two LGBT legal organizations - Lambda Legal and the Mississippi Center for Justice - have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new Mississippi state law that allows broad discrimination against LGBT people. #Grrrr

• A trans teen who was asked to leave his high school after coming out as transgender was crowned homecoming king this year at his new school. #Winning

• The Boy Scouts of America has announced plans to allow girls to take part in some programs beginning in 2019. The new changes will allow girls to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Right-wing conservatives took to Twitter to rant and rave about the new, inclusive program.

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