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NewsWrap May 16, 2022


HEADLINES

Texas gender-affirming family probes resume

Dallas pediatric trans clinic ordered reopened

Louisiana House revives dead “Don’t Say Gay” bill

Russia extends Griner’s detention amid swap rumors

Pussy Riot activists escape Putin’s Russia

Greece bans conversion therapy for “vulnerable” people

Republicans rail against queer content on children’s TV


SUMMARY

The Texas Supreme Court re-authorizes the state’s “child abuse” investigations into the parents and medical caregivers of transgender young people, a Dallas county judge temporarily orders a trans pediatric clinic that had stopped accepting new patients to re-open its services, a procedural legislative maneuver gives a “Don’t Say Gay” bill worse than Florida’s a second chance in Louisiana, Russia’s pre-trial detention of lesbian WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner is extended as a prisoner exchange may be under discussion, Masha Alyokhina and Lucy Shtein of the Russian punk performance art group Pussy Riot escape Putin’s crackdown on truth-telling rights activists, a Greek ban on “conversion therapy” for minors still allows the bogus practice for consenting adults, and five Republican U.S. Senators call on the government’s TV Ratings Board to label LGBTQ-inclusive children’s programming as “mature content.”


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.