Georgia man sentenced to death for killing guards dies of apparent suicide in prison
Ricky Dubose, a Georgia man who was recently sentenced to death in the killings of two corrections officers, has died in prison of an apparent suicide. Dubose fatally shot the guards five years ago during an attempted escape.news.yahoo.com
Mormon billionaire resigns, rebukes faith over LGBTQ rights
A billionaire who is believed to be the wealthiest person originally from Utah has formally resigned his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and rebuked the faith over social issues and LGBTQ rights. Jeff T. Green has pledged to donate 90% of his estimated $5 billion advertising-technology wealth, starting with a donation to a LGBTQ-rights group in the state, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Green said he hasn’t been active in the faith widely known as Mormon for more than a decade but wanted to make his departure official and remove his name from membership records, he said in a Monday letter to church President Russell M. Nelson.news.yahoo.com
Protests continue outside of D.C. bar after a woman is dragged down stairs by her hair
Nellie’s Sports Bar located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington D.C. is under fire after a video went viral showing a security guard dragging a Black woman by her hair down a flight of stairs. The demonstrations started around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, with dozens of people rallying behind Keisha Young, 22, of Maryland, the woman seen being dragged out of the bar in video that was shared on Instagram. Young told the outlet that she did nothing to warrant the mistreatment during her visit to celebrate Pride month.news.yahoo.com
Calendar: Pride month events in Northwest Arkansas
June is Pride month, which celebrates LGBTQ+ people and commemorates the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, when people rioted against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.What's happening: Several events are going on around NWA to celebrate Pride. Here are a few.June 5: You Belong — a community resource fair with food, music, and drag shows. The event will focus on how domestic violence affects the LGBTQ+ community, co-hosted by The Momentary and the NWA Women’s Shelter.12-5pm at The Momentary in BentonvilleTickets are free but requiredJune 12: Crystal Bridges' Forest Concert Series — featuring Little Rock-based Dazz & Brie and Kansas City band True Lions.7pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and free for people under 18June 18: 21c Bentonville Pride Patio Party6pm at The Hive in BentonvilleTickets are free but requiredJune 20: Ozarks Drag Brunch: Advocates and Allies12pm at Fayetteville Town CenterTickets are $120 for a buffet of fourJune 24: NWA Trans March — this new event is a protest against the state's recent passage of laws concerning transgender and gender non-conforming people, according to event host Northwest Arkansas Equality.Starts at 7pm at West Avenue and Spring Street in FayettevilleJune 25: Out in the Ozarks — comedy show featuring Matteo Lane8pm at Fayetteville Town Center Tickets are $260 for a table of fourJune 26: The 17th annual NWA Pride ParadeStarts at noon on Dickson Street in FayettevilleOf note: The usual NWA Pride festival in Fayetteville that includes street vendors will not happen this year because of COVID-19, according to Northwest Arkansas Equality.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freenews.yahoo.com
Enter the Outside and Proud Photo Contest
In honor of Pride Month and the coming out of Outside Inc.’s queer- and ally-run LGBTQ+ community, we want to encourage you to show your pride outside during the month of June. Getting outdoors is its own reward, of course, but in case you need an incentive, we’ll be selecting 26 of the most fabulous and adventurous entries to our photo contest to win more than $1,300 in gear from Pit Viper, Brooks Running, Bobo's Bars, Original House Wine, Superfeet, Fjällräven, and Outside Safe Space, plus nearly $1,000 in subscriptions to Outside+. To enter, all you need to do is take a picture of you showing your LGBTQ+ pride on your latest run, bike, hike, ski, or other epic mission and post it publicly to Instagram with #OutsideandProudContest and @outsideandproud, or upload it in the form below.outsideonline.com
Amazon has stopped selling books that frame LGBTQ+ identities as mental illnesses
Amazon has stopped selling books that frame transgender and other gender and sexual identities as mental illnesses. In a response, Amazon's vice president of public policy Brian Huseman sent a letter explaining that "When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment" and other books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness have been removed. As described above, we have chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness." In a statement to CBS News, Anderson said: "Amazon justified its decision to delist my book claiming it has decided 'not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.' Nowhere have I ever said or framed LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness."cbsnews.com
Show us your Pride to celebrate National Coming Out Day
Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day, and for many LGBTQ+ Americans, there are many reasons to celebrate their Pride. National Coming Out Day has been celebrated for 32 years now, and it’s an important reminder on just how far the queer community has come since earlier times. There was an entire generation of LGBTQ Americans who had live inside the closet because of laws and discrimination. So if you’re proud to be out and want it to shout it from the rooftops, tell us about it below! If you have advice for people still in the closet struggling with their identity, maybe offer some advice, and tell us how your life has improved since coming out.
YouTube sued for allegedly discriminating against LGBTQ community
Alex Joseph, a spokesperson for YouTube, told CNN Business in a statement that all content on its site is subject to the same policies. The lawsuit also claims YouTube denied an LGBTQ news show the right to advertise and thereby increase its viewership on the platform. According to the lawsuit, YouTube apologized to Divino for what they said was a "misunderstanding" and eventually agreed to run the ad. Tensions between YouTube and some members of the LGBTQ community have repeatedly surfaced in recent years. At the time, YouTube told CNN Business: "We're proud of the incredible LGBTQ+ voices on our platform and take concerns like these very seriously."