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NewsWrap August 1, 2022


Budapest Pride defies Orban’s hardline

Berlin Pride unites in love against war and hate

Russia rebuffs deal for Griner prisoner swap deal

U.S. states fight school meals equality

Federal injunction lets Indiana trans girl play ball

Neo-Nazi group protests Boston Drag Queen Story Hour

Vile vandals shut down Chicago kid-friendly drag show

British drag queen faces down aggressive protests

Anti-equality U.S. congressman only respects gay son's marriage


Tens of thousands march with Pride in sweltering Budapest to protest Hungary’s anti-queer government, half-a-million people enjoy Pride in Berlin despite two anti-queer assaults, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tries to negotiate a Russian prisoner exchange for jailed lesbian WNBA great Brittney Griner, almost two-dozen Republican state attorneys-general file suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture to challenge anti-bias policies for its school meals program, a federal judge in Indiana allows a 10-year-old trans girl to rejoin her softball team pending the resolution of a lawsuit against the state’s trans student athlete ban, Neo-Nazis harass young children and their parents at a Boston-area Drag Queen Story Hour, the owner of a Chicago-area bakery cancels a family-friendly Drag Brunch after the building is damaged by anti-queer vandalism, British entertainer Aida H Dee endures “aggressive” rightwing harassment at her Drag Queen Story Hour readings in Reading and Bristol, and U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-Penn.) votes against the Respect for Marriage Act the wedding where he toasts his gay son’s husband.

NewsWrap is reported this week by David Hunt and Wendy Natividad, produced by Brian DeShazor. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for international LGBTQ weekly news. See for complete NewsWrap transcripts and more information.


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