It’s been a challenging week and we hope that as you enter the weekend, you’ll take a moment to catch up, breathe and read Xtra Weekly. Here’s a peek at what’s coming your way:
QUEER NEWS AROUND THE WORLD
👉 A Russian court approved a law that could extend President Vladimir Putin’s term for another 16 years. Moreover, the law denies same-sex marriage and mentions that one of Russia’s traditional values is “a belief in God.” Also this week, LGBTQ people want a separate isolation ward amid the rising cases of suspected COVID-19 infections in India. Plus, people living with HIV are struggling to get antiretrovirals due to the ongoing lockdown in Wuhan, China.
TBH, CULTURE IS QUEER 🤷🌈
👉 Listen to the man. Actor Billy Eichner calls for a relief fund for servers affected by restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, RuPaul ruvealed that he and husband Georges LeBar are making money off the fracking industry in an interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air. 👀
All these stories and much more in this week’s Xtra Weekly.
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