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NewsWrap June 20, 2022


HEADLINES

Tel Aviv Pride enjoys festive welcome

Karlsruhe Pride-goers beaten in fiery assault

Maryland homes consumed in rainbow flag arson

White supremacist target Idaho Pride in the Park

Rightwing expands war on Drag Queen Story Hour

Gay Dem calls out Republican hypocrisy in Michigan Senate

South Carolina county rips Pride from calendar

Lincoln, Nebraska Council rescinds queer anti-bias ordinance

Rainbow erasure sweeps Middle East

Disney kisses off would-be “Lightyear” censors


SUMMARY

Tel Aviv hosts 170,000 celebrants for peaceful LGBTQ Pride Parade, Karlsruhe Pride organizers call emergency response to violent attack into question, suburban Maryland Pride decoration arsonists torch four houses and hospitalize three, 31 white supremacists are arrested en route to stage a riot at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho’s Pride picnic, escalating threats menace Drag Queen Story Hours in California and Illinois, gay Michigan state Senator Jeremy Moss denounces his colleagues hypocrisy after they reject a repeat of last year’s Pride Month resolution, the Horry County, South Carolina Council pleads ignorance to unanimously rescind a Pride Month resolution that it had unanimously passed in May, a religious right petition leads the Lincoln, Nebraska City Council to rescind an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Kuwait’s government criticizes the social media posts by U.S. Embassy staff in recognition of Pride Month, Saudi Arabia follows Qatar’s lead in banning rainbow-colored children’s accessories and warns against queer World Cup attire, and at least 14 countries won’t be able to see Disney/Pixar’s “Lightyear” because the studio refuses to cut a kiss between a major supporting character and her wife.


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