Gay USA 5/4/16

BREAKING:  1) The US Justice Department warned North Carolina that if it did not repeal or end implementation of its anti-LGBT law, it risked losing hundreds of millions in federal aid. Read more here 2) Oxford, Alabama’s city council, under threat of a lawsuit from the ACLU, voted 3-2 to repeal the anti-transgender “bathroom bill” that it passed only last week.

Ted Cruz is out, losing after a failed attempt to inflame the anti-transgender vote.

Victories in Missouri, Virginia and Rockwall, Texas.

“West Side Story” denied to North Carolina theatre companies to protest anti-LGBT law there.

Transgender suicides linked to denial of restroom access.

Target stores targeted by the religious right over accommodation of transgender people.

LGBT adoptions are now legal in all 50 states.

A wave of anti-gay violence continues in Dallas.

In Long Beach, a judge throws out a police sting of gay men arrested for cruising.

We mourn the loss of peace activist Daniel Berrigan.

Same-sex marriage is legalized in Colombia and the Faroe Islands.

Andy reviews Jesse Tyler Ferguson in “Fully Committed,” Jessica Lange in “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” and a new musical for kids, “Tuck Everlasting.”

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