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October 7, 2021

It’s not just Roe—conservatives are looking to overturn gay marriage and more · Joe Dunman, who helped litigating Obergefell v. Hodges at the Supreme Court, argues that conservatives are coming for gay marriage—plus contraception, pornography, and gay sex. ► Read more at the Real News Network

Why LGBTQ+ design matters · Out’s editor in chief, Daniel Reynolds, outlines the power of queer creativity to create inclusive spaces and movements.” ► Read more in Out

Meet the gay man who defied the Nazis and saved thousands of lives · “Before his execution in July 1943…, Willem Arondeus asked his lawyer to spread a message after he was gone. ‘Let it be known,’ he said. ‘Homosexuals are not cowards.'” ► Read more at LGBTQ Nation

Ben Whishaw says it would be a sign of progress to see a gay man play James Bond · But would it be a “sign of progress” to see a gay James Bond? ► Read more in Men’s Health

Remembering Matthew Shepard on this 23rd anniversary · On October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard was “tied to a fence outside of [Laramie, Wyoming] badly beaten and left to die. The reason for the attack was simply because he was gay.” ► Read more in the Los Angeles Blade

Sir Ridley Scott reveals plans for Gladiator sequel · And it’s about time, too. ► Read more at Towleroad

Art note · Jean Alaux, Léon Pallière in His Room at the Villa Medici, Rome, 1817 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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