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Lesbian candidate trails by just 17 votes in Hyattsville Council race

Lesbian activist and diversity consultant Lisbeth Melendez Rivera was behind her closet rival by just 17 votes on Tuesday night in a three-candidate special election to fill a vacant seat on the Hyattsville, Md., City Council.
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Youngkin's Transgender Restrictions Rejected By Richmond School Board
Glenn Youngkin's proposed policies on how schools will handle transgender students.Youngkin, a Republican elected in 2021, proposed an overhaul to rules that would affect transgender students' ability to use the bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity and require schools to receive parental approval before using a transgender student's changed name or pronouns.Youngkin found himself at odds with many voters and elected officials in the state that—despite his surprise victory—has trended Democratic in recent years.Critics of the changes, which are set to go into effect October 27 following a 30-day comment period, accuse Youngkin of targeting an already-vulnerable population to score political points with conservatives.Supporters of the "parental right" policies argue that parents have a right to know what their children are doing in school, including if they identify with the LGBTQ community.The Richmond school board voted Monday night to reject Youngkin's policy changes, instead passing their own Transgender Protection Resolution."Transgender students deserve to learn and thrive in an environment free of bullying, intimidation, and fear," the board's resolution reads. "Therefore, be it resolved that the Richmond City Public School Board rejects Governor Youngkin's model policies and affirms its commitment to providing protections for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression."The resolution, introduced by board member Liz Doerr, passed 8-1, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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House Of The Dragon fans think Matt Smith's character Daemon Targaryen is bisexual after scene leak
Viewers of HBO's hit Game Of Thrones prequel series House Of The Dragon have developed a new fan theory about one of its most popular characters.The buzz started after Daemon Targaryen (played by Matt Smith) was seen gazing suggestively at a male server during a dining scene in Sunday's episode six.Fans began theorizing that Smith's character might be bisexual, and a leaked still from a seemingly unaired scene appears to have helped fuel the theories.  Fan theory: Fans of HBO's House Of The Dragon have theorized that Matt Smith's character Daemon Targaryen (R) may be bisexual after he was seen getting intimate with a man in a deleted scene; pictured with Emma D'Arcy'This Interaction between Daemon and the server was very interesting… could Daemon be a bi legend?' wrote the account Out Of Context House Of The Dragon on Twitter on Monday.It included stills of the aired scene showing Smith as he gazed into the eyes of his long-haired server, while a second still seemed to show him leaning in toward his ear to say something.  The account returned with a second still with an HBO Max watermark. It shows Daemon and the server sitting side by side, with the server leaning in toward Daemon's face as if they are kissing or speaking face to face.He also has his hand down by Daemon's groin.'Confirmed from this deleted scene, Daemon Targaryen is a bisexual king,' the account added, via People.
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