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NewsWrap September 6, 2021


HEADLINES

China’s government censors “girlie” men Hong Kong political puppets flag Gay Games play Pakistani politician pulls down BTS “promo homo” billboard Australian lawmakers reject trans job protections 20 US states buck Biden’s pro-queer policy Activists honor Marsha P Johnson when New York stalls

SUMMARY

China’s LGBTQ repression intensifies with an order to bar “effeminate” men from television, pro-Beijing lawmakers in Hong Kong oppose 2022 Gay Games, a Pakistan political candidate outrages boy band BTS fans by tearing down their birthday billboard for “promoting homosexuality,” the Australian government rejects a proposal to expand workplace anti-bias protections to cover trans and gender diversity, twenty U.S. states sue two federal agencies for enforcing Supreme Court-based guidance banning anti-LGBTQ bias, and New York activists install a bust of trailblazing trans leader Marsha P Johnson because the city hasn’t fulfilled its promised honor.

NewsWrap is reported this week by Melanie Keller and Michael LeBeau, produced by Brian DeShazor.

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