Our weekly column, News is Good, features positive news about the LGBTQ+ community. Too much of what we see in mainstream media coverage focuses on the challenges we face and not the celebrations. Here are a few things we’re excited about this week.
Federal judge issues a permanent injunction against Texas drag ban. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge David Hittner ruled that Texas SB 12 is unconstitutional and “impermissibly infringes on the First Amendment and chills free speech.” The bill, which had been under a temporary restraining order, would have made it illegal to have drag performances in front of anyone under the age of 18.
Lesbian thriller “You’re Not Supposed to Be Here” debuts on Lifetime. Pregnant lesbian couple Zoe (Chrishell Stause) and Kennedy (Diora Baird) take a baby moon at Kennedy’s boss’s cabin in the woods. Things start to unravel when the couple meets some of the locals who may have nefarious intentions. Both lead actors are part of the LGBTQ+ community. The film premieres Nov. 4.
Taste of Pride takes D.C.! An initiative by Capital Pride Alliance, “Taste of Pride” will be a weeklong celebration of LGBTQ+-owned and managed eateries in Washington D.C. The event will take place at 15 restaurants around the D.C. area and will offer prix fix menus, special events and meet and greets with culinary experts. The kickoff party takes place Oct. 2.
Queer performers Adam Mac and Shea Couleé to join ally Maren Morris in Chicago concert. Morris recently stood by Mac when he pulled out of a headlining slot at the Tobacco Festival in Kentucky after he was questioned about his sexuality. Couleé is a drag star and winner of “All Stars” Season Five. The two performers will join Morris at the sold out show, Oct. 5.