While Lenny Kravitz’s thirsty AF new music video and Reba’s poppers-fest with Troye Sivan took over everyone’s social media feeds this week, the political power players in Washington, D.C. were busy doing all sorts of things while nobody was looking. Here’s just a few of the stories that you really need to know about it…
GAY KARMA: Ron “Don’t Say Gay” DeSantis suffered a humiliating defeat in court and this time it’s all because of Florida’s first out gay Latino legislator. [Read all about it on Queerty]
A IS FOR ANNOYING: GOP Rep. Nancy Mace paraded around wearing a scarlet letter “A” in an attempt to garner more sympathy/fame after suffering backlash for voting to oust Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker and sending Congress into chaos. [See and read all about it on LGBTQ Nation]
LOUD & PROUD: The White House sent a message of support to the LGBTQ+ community for National Coming Out Day on October 11.
KITARA RAVACHE: Gay GOP embarrassment George Santos (a.k.a. Kitara Ravache) unleashed his claws and threatened to blackmail the members of his party that want to expel him after 10 more charges were added to his indictment for alleged fraud. [Read all about it on LGBTQ Nation]
TOTAL GARBAGE: The one-term, twice-impeached, four-time indicted ex-president united the country with bipartisan backlash against him for praising the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as “very smart” and criticizing Israel days after Hamas launched a terror attack on the country.
SPEEDO-GATE: A far-right MAGA loon running for office in Tennessee got trolled after a picture of her husband in a speedo at Chicago Pride came back to haunt her campaign. [See and read all about it on Queerty]
CHAOS ANGELS: Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert put aside their catty drama in a bid to wreack havoc on their own party as House Republicans keep failing to elect a new Speaker. [Read all about it on LGBTQ Nation]
FIX YOUR MESS: Out White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was not having it when a reporter tried to blame the current turmoil with House Republicans (see above) on the Democrats.
Kristi Noem’s anti-LGBTQ+ “whistleblower hotline” is a total clusterf*ck & nobody knows WTF is going on with it
It’s uncertain what Noem’s endgame is here, but one thing is clear: This whole thing has turned into a giant clusterf*ck, much like her entire administration.