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May 05 2021
Trump Still Facebook-Banned + RIP Nick Kamen + Elise Stefanik To Replace Liz Cheney: THE FIX IS IN + Biden Readying Response To Anti-Trans Laws + American Gay Activist Dies Of COVID-19 In India + MORE — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Martial awe.

BELOW: Keep reading for just how low the GOP intends to go, Kevin Spacey's accuser has a secret, death of a gay activist and a Golden Era dancer and more...

NYT: Oversight board upholds Trump's ban from Facebook — for now.

Nick-kamen-madonna-boycultureBuffalo-boy blues (Images via The Face & Ciao 2001)

EXTRATV: How sad to read that Nick Kamen, the Buffalo boy model-turned-popstar of the '80s and '90s, has died at just 59, reportedly of marrow cancer. His death was announced by Boy George and Mark Lebon.

He is best known as the blue-eyed soul singer of “Each Time You Break My Heart,” a Madonna/Stephen Bray confection that really and truly should have been a big U.S. hit, but was at least a #5 in his native U.K., where he was already overnight-famous for his Levi's 501 underwear ad. But my fave was “I Promised Myself” from 1990. A gem written by Nick himself.

BACK2STONEWALL: A lawsuit is being filed against Yeshiva U for banning an LGBTQ club.

Boyculture-Elise_Stefanik _115th_official_photoAn unapologetic insurrectionist. (Image via official portrait)

JOE.MY.GOD.: God save us all that the GOP thinks Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-New York) would be a suitable replacement for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy0ming).

PINK NEWS: Joe Biden is prepping a response to the raft of divisive anti-trans laws bubbling to the surface in various states. Controlling the White House is meaningful. Always.

NBC NEWS: A measure to honor T.J. Osborne of Brothers Osborne was blocked by Tennessee lawmakers because he's gay.

INSTAGRAM: As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Child Mind Institute has launched Getting Better Together, an initiative featuring celebrities offering personal messages of hope to young people. Among them — Queer Eye's Tan France:

Child Mind Institute will be offering a message like this every day throughout the month at the IG link above, or on Twitter.

CNN: Kevin Spacey's accusers are either dead — or in the latest case — being forced to declare their names publicly in order to seek justice.

TWITTER: Don Lemon trashed Rick Santorum over his abhorrent remarks dismissing the genocide of Native Americans — but he also wasn't too thrilled with his colleague, Chris Cuomo, for being a passive host to Santorum's nonapology.

NYT: James Williams, an American gay activist who tried to improve the image of gay people in his adopted country of India, has died of COVID-19 as the virus sweeps through the country virtually unchecked.

Jacques-damboise-mgm-boycultureJacques with Virginia Gibson (Image via MGM)

THR: RIP Jacques d'Amboise, 86. The legendary New York City Ballet star also danced in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Carousel (1956) on the big screen.

OUTSPORTS: Tom Daley has won gold (twice) at the World Cup!