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NewsWrap May 2, 2022


HEADLINES

Canadian blood donors draw equal treatment

Baja California governor blocks conversion therapy ban

Russia fines social media for LGBTQ “propaganda”

Tennessee threatens schools to enforce trans student sports ban

Missouri school district rips down teachers’ “safe space’ stickers

Oklahoma prohibits non-binary birth certificates

Victoria town rejects rainbows to mark IDAHOBIT

Disney refuses to “Doctor” Multiverse for Saudi homophobes


SUMMARY

Health Canada announces the “significant milestone” to lift its ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men, a bill to ban conversion therapy in the Mexican state of Baja California has been vetoed by the governor, Russian courts fine social media owners META and ByteDance for refusing to remove content “propagating the LGBT+ community,” Tennessee’s governor signs a bill threatening to deprive school districts of state funding if they disobey the ban on trans athletes, a Kansas City, Missouri-area school district’s teachers can no longer display LGBTQ-supportive symbols in their classrooms, Oklahoma blocks birth certificate gender markers that are neither “male” nor “female,” an Australian shire’s mayor thinks rainbow International Day Against Homophobia, Bi-phobia and Trans-phobia flags would be pro-pedophilia, and the Walt Disney Company chooses a lesbian reference in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” over Saudi Arabian censorship.


NewsWrap is reported this week by Marcos Najera and Michael Taylor-Gray, produced by Brian DeShazor. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for international LGBTQ weekly news.