Queer Floridians March for Their Right to Exist
A rally is planned tonight to fight laws restricting freedom in Florida. Plus: Why George Takei called Texas Gov. Greg Abbott "despicable." And: What is the best diet for heart health?
Thanks for rising up this Monday, May 1, 2023, known around the world as May Day. But on this date in 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared it to be “Law Day,” as a counterpoint to the Soviet celebration of the worker. In 1963, feminist writer and activist Gloria Steinem stunned the world with her exposé about what it was like to work as a Playboy bunny. And, with the push of a button at the White House, President Herbert Hoover symbolically turned on the lights of New York City’s Empire State Building on this date in 1931, which at that time of its dedication was the tallest building on Earth.
Here Now the News:
200 OFFICERS SEARCHING FOR MISSING GUNMAN WHO KILLED 5: CNN
GOV. GREG ABBOTT SAID MURDER VICTIMS WERE “ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS": The Daily Beast
HE WAS WRONG; ONE VICTIM WAS A PERMANENT RESIDENT: Twitter
GEORGE TAKEI CALLS IT DESPICABLE: “I would have thought (this)… would be beneath even you. But I was wrong.” —Twitter
COLORADO GOV. SIGNS FOUR GUN CONTROL BILLS: Washington Blade
LOS ANGELES SHERIFF INVESTIGATES SCHEME TO PROMOTE LATINOS INSTEAD OF BLACK SERGEANT: Los Angeles Times
ONLY THREE U.S. COMPANIES SUPPLY 90% OF PENTAGON MISSILES: The Wall Street Journal looks at how budget-saving consolidation has put the military at risk of running out of ammo.
TODAY THE WAR IN UKRAINE IS 432 DAYS OLD: Al Jazeera
“EVEN ONE AMERICAN IN IRAQ IS TOO MUCH:” So says Iran’s leader. —CNN
PARAGUAYANS ELECT CONSERVATIVE ECONOMIST: The New York Times
TURKEY KILLS ISIS LEADER IN SYRIA: CNN
PHILIPPINES LEADER VISITS U.S.: CNBC
Health and Wealth
PINK EYE IS A NEW SYMPTOM OF LATEST COVID STRAIN: KTLA
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NAMES THE “DASH DIET” THE BEST FOR HEART HEALTH: What is the “DASH Diet”? News12 The Bronx has the answer.
FEDS SEIZE FIRST REPUBLIC BANK AND SELL ASSETS TO JP MORGAN CHASE: NYT
THE ART OF LOST AND ONCE AGAIN FOUND COMIC STRIPS: CBS News
COMEDIAN DAVE CHAPPELLE IS BUYING UP HIS OHIO HOMETOWN AND HIS NEIGHBORS ARE MAD ABOUT IT: Bloomberg
DOES ANYONE CARE WHAT THIS MAN THINKS ABOUT GENDER AFFIRMING CARE? Paul Stanley of the 70s rock band KISS calls “normalizing and encouraging” pronouns and gender identity “a sad and dangerous fad” —Rolling Stone
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE WINNER SASHA COLBY HAS CHOICE WORDS FOR J.K. ROWLING: Pink News
KANSAS BANS TRANS WOMEN FROM USING THE LADIES ROOM: Los Angeles Blade
OUT TRANS MONTANA STATE REP. IS WORKING FROM A BENCH: Erin Reed reports in a note from her Substack, Erin In The Morning:
“Not content with booting Rep. [Zooey] Zephyr from the floor, they tried to remove her from the hallway bench that leads to the floor. She is not banned from that bench. They relented. Rep. Zephyr is doing her work on behalf of her constituents directly outside of the chamber now. They even brought her her nameplate and a little sticky note that says Seat 31!”
FORMER NBA STAR DWYANE WADE MOVES FAMILY FROM FLORIDA OVER ANTI-TRANS LEGISLATION AND POLICIES: Washington Blade
“MARCH FOR OUR DREAMS AND FREEDOM” TONIGHT IN ORLANDO: Come Out With Pride Board Vice President Maia Monet shared on her Instagram her group is one of 20 organizing a rally at Lake Eola at 5 p.m.
“Join us as we show up for our transgender, LGBTQ+, immigrant communities, people with HIV, students, workers, reproductive rights and beyond. Help us have a turnout that helps make our communities feel loved. We will be marching, uplifting those with lived experience, amplifying efforts of local organizations, and sharing tangible ways to take action!”
Register to take part by clicking here.
THE MET GALA IS TONIGHT! The theme is Karl Lagerfeld. —Vogue
THIS REPORTER SPENT THE DAY LOOKING AT NEWS ON TIKTOK: Politico
THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE BECOMES 10th ANIMATED FILM IN HISTORY TO EARN $1 BILLION AT WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE: CNN
UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR INVITES STUDENTS TO A SNACKS TASTE TEST: Which candies, chips and crisps taste better: American or British? —YouTube
Star Trek Corner
THE ONE TINY DETAIL IN STAR TREK PICARD THAT MAY RETCON THE INFAMOUS FINALE OF STAR TREK ENTERPRISE: Red Shirts Always Die
HOW TO VIEW THE ENTIRE SEASON OF STAR TREK PICARD AND OTHER STAR TREK EPISODES: Click here to subscribe to Paramount+
DID YOU MISS OUR CONVERSATION WITH SHOWRUNNER TERRY MATALAS LAST WEEK? Watch it here on YouTube (00:43 minutes in!)
That’s all for today! I’ll be back tomorrow with more news to help you rise up and start your day. Until then… May your news be good news!
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