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NewsWrap May 23, 2022


HEADLINES

Lublin court liberates two Polish “LGBT-Free Zones”

Lithuania’s civil union bargain is queer couples’ best shot

Federal court clogs Tennessee’s alerts on pro-trans toilets

Alabama’s pediatric gender-affirming care ban blocked

IDAHOBIT and respect win in West Wimmera Shire

Blackpool forward Jake Daniels comes out

Britain mints Pride with a special 50p coin


SUMMARY

“LGBT-Free Zone” resolutions passed by the Lublin Regional Assembly and a county within its jurisdiction are overturned in court, Lithuanian lawmakers compromise for a disappointing civil unions law as the only chance for same-gender couples, a U.S. district judge blocks Tennessee’s requirement that businesses to post signs on inclusive restrooms warning customers to beware of transgender people, a federal judge stops Alabama from implementing a ban on medical therapies for trans kids, the West Wimmera Shire Council in the Australian state of Victoria reverses its decision not to honor the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia, Blackpool’s 17-year-old forward Jake Daniels becomes the U.K.’s first active pro footballer to come out in more than 30 years, and Britain’s Royal Mint shows off a colorful commemorative coin to celebrate the 50th anniversary of London’s first LGBTQ Pride march.


NewsWrap is reported this week by Wenzel Jones and John Dyer V, produced by Brian DeShazor. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for international LGBTQ weekly news. See thiswayout.org for complete NewsWrap transcripts and more information.