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NewsWrap June 27, 2022


HEADLINES

Overthrow of Roe threatens US queer rights

Japanese court rejects same-gender marriage case

International sports bodies tighten trans restrictions

Sao Paulo Pride draws millions with anti-Bolsonaro theme

Hawai’i governor signs bills to block trans bias

RuPaul dresses down drag queen critics


SUMMARY

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion prompts fears that marriage equality and related laws could be next, the Osaka District Court rules that Japan’s ban on marriage equality does not violate its Constitution, the global governing bodies for water sports and rugby follow cycling’s lead in effectively banning trans girls and women from competing, millions of people parade for LGBTQ Pride in Sao Paulo, Brazil with a message for homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro, Hawai’i’s Governor David Ige signs three bills to boost trans protections and make LGBTQ issues a permanent government concern, and Emmy-winning entertainer extraordinaire RuPaul “reads” lawmakers who charge Drag Queer Story Hour with criminal child abuse.


NewsWrap is reported this week by Joe Boehnlein and David Hunt, produced by Brian DeShazor. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for international LGBTQ weekly news. .