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NewsWrap July 18, 2022


HEADLINES

Russian MP seeks signatures for "no promo homo" expansion

Rare Russian court win clears feminist artist of porn charges

Bucharest Pride defies Romanian “no promo homo” law

Iraqi lawmakers move to outlaw homosexuality

Texas A.G. relishes a return of sodomy laws

Pennsylvania governor counts trans sports ban out

Drag Queen Brunch defenders devour delusional protesters

U.S. senator’s trans denial slammed in post-Roe hearing

SUMMARY

Russian lawmakers propose extending the law banning “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors” to adults as well, an uncharacteristic Russian court ruling clears feminist LGBTQ activist Yulia Tsvetkova of pornography charges for her “Vagina Monologues” blog, thousands march for LGBTQ protections and marriage equality at Bucharest Pride as Romanian lawmakers consider a “no promo homo” bill, Iraqi lawmakers plan to officially criminalize consensual adult same-gender sex, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton would gladly defend a reinstated state sodomy ban if it went to the U.S. Supreme Court, Pennsylvania’s Democratic Governor Tom Wolf vetoes a Republican-authored bill to ban trans girls and women from competing in school sports, patrons of the Sunday Drag Queen Brunch at a popular Houston, Texas eatery repel an invasion of protesters expecting a strip show for kids, law professor Khiara Bridges engages U.S. Senator Josh Hawley in a frustrating exchange about transgender existence during a hearing on the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade.


NewsWrap is reported this week by Michael LeBeau and Melanie Keller, produced by Brian DeShazor. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for international LGBTQ weekly news.