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October 21, 2021

The Webb Telescope’s latest stumbling block: Its name · The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope will be named after James Webb, who as undersecretary of state from 1949 to 1952 is said to have been complicit in the Lavender Scare. ► Read more in The New York Times

Hundreds rally outside Netflix to protest Dave Chappelle’s special · The streaming platform had refused to budget after Chappelle was criticized for including transphobic jokes in his new comedy show. ► Read more at NBC News

A conservative’s faith argument for supporting LGBTQ rights · “Bipartisan passage of federal protections for LGBTQ people is pro-family, pro-business and reflective of the foundational tenets of faith and the grand experiment of our republic.” ► Read more in The Hill

“I have accepted my fate”: the hidden abuse in Uganda’s LGBT community—in pictures · “In a country where gay sex is against the law, it can be almost impossible for the LGBT community to access services tackling domestic violence—and during the pandemic, lockdowns saw abuse soar.” ► Read more in The Guardian

“Don’t ask, don’t tell” clouds Colin Powell’s legacy · On one hand, he was the first Black chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and secretary of state; on the other hand, he shares responsibility for DADT, which saw 14,000 people dismissed from military service for their sexual orientation or gender identity. ► Read more in the Washington Blade

Poll: Nearly 40% of U.S. Gen Z’s and 30% of millennials identify as LGBTQ · The poll was conducted by Arizona Christian University and Foundations for Freedom, a nonprofit “that promotes traditional American values.” ► Read more in Newsweek

Art note · Georges Seurat, Final study for Bathers at Asnières, 1883 (Art Institute of Chicago)

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