Test your knowledge with this week’s LGBTQ Nation News Quiz

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Welcome to the first weekly LGBTQ Nation News Quiz. We’ve kept you up-to-date on politics, current events, and news from the LGBTQ+ community all week. Now, this is your chance to look back on what happened.

We’ll be testing your knowledge with a series of questions taken from our headlines this past week. Try the quiz without looking up the answers or open another tab and use our search function to find the answers. (We won’t tell.)

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LGBTQ Nation Weekly News Quiz (May 19, 2023)

Which of the following anti-LGBTQ+ bills did Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently sign into law?

1. A bill allowing anti-LGBTQ+ healthcare discrimination
2. All of these
3. Restrictions on trans-access to public restrooms
4. A ban on minors viewing drag performances

All of these

DeSantis signed a slate of anti-LGBTQ+ measures this past week after signing several into law earlier in the month. It's the largest set of anti-LGBTQ+ bills signed in a single legislative session in Florida. 

"As the world goes mad, Florida represents a refuge of sanity and a citadel of normalcy,” DeSantis said during his signing ceremony for the most recent bills at a Christian school.

GOP lawmakers ended Nebraska Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh’s (D) historic filibuster for trans rights. Which two colleagues spent the past few weeks joining her in the fight?

1. Wendy DeBoer and Terrell McKinney
2. Dana Nessel and Gretchen Whitmer
3. Zooey Zephyr and Erin Reed
4. Megan Hunt and Jen Day

Megan Hunt and Jen Day

The three women filibustered Nebraska's unicameral legislature for months to block a ban on gender-affirming care from passing, but Republicans were able to combine the anti-trans law with an abortion ban and cobble together the votes needed to end their filibuster.

“Shame on you who are devising escape routes out of here,” said state Sen. Megan Hunt (I) as those who voted for the bill sneaked out through a back exit. “If you can’t go out there and face the people you are hurting, then you are not worthy of this job.”

A fifth-grade teacher in Florida is under investigation for showing which Disney movie to students?

1. Raya and the Last Dragon
2. Mulan
3. Strange World
4. The Little Mermaid

Strange World

Jenna Barbee in Hernando County showed students Strange World after standardized testing, and one girl in the class told her mother who then filed a complaint with the state because a character in that movie discusses a crush he has on a boy.

The word indoctrination is thrown around a lot right now, but it seems that those who are using it are using it as a defense tactic for their own fear-based beliefs without understanding the true meaning of the word," Barbee said at a school board meeting.

Why did Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) call for defunding the US military this week?

1. Because the U.S. military now allows transgender people to serve openly
2. Because the Navy used a drag queen as a recruitment ambassador on social media
3. Because an Air Force memo allows commanders to plan Pride Month events
4. Because the Marines unveiled a rainbow-colored uniform

Because an Air Force memo allows commanders to plan Pride Month events

Republicans have been attakcing the military as "woke" for years, but few have gone so far as to call for defunding the military. But this week, Rep. Roy did just that when the Air Force issued a memo to allow Pride celebrations.

"What’s next, rainbow uniforms during Pride Month?" he asked.

Which one of the following things have Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and husband Jayson NOT been accused of?

1. Exposing their genitalia in a bowling alley
2. Casting an illegal vote under a dead voter’s name
3. Allowing their children to play around loaded rifles
4. Food poisoning 80 people, resulting in abdominal cramps and diarrhea

Casting an illegal vote under a dead voter’s name

Jayson confessed to exposing himself at a bowling alley before he and Lauren got married, their restaurant poisoned 80 people while serving food at a rodeo without a permit, and they have posted images of their kids playing near loaded rifles to social media. But no one has accused them of voting under a dead person's name by the time they announced their divorce earlier this week.

Which LGBTQ+ group did the LA Dodgers invite to their Pride Night and then later un-invite after Christian conservatives like Sen. Marco Rubio complained?

1. The Real Friends of WeHo
2. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
3. The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus
4. The cast of "The L Word"

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Rubio, the Catholic League, and others complained about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence being honored at the Dodgers' Pride Night for the drag nuns' decades of charitable work. Instead of ignoring the haters, the Dodgers almost immediately caved and un-invited the Sisters.

"Buckling to pressure from out-of-state, right-wing fundamentalists, the Dodgers caved to a religious minority that is perpetuating a false narrative about LGBTQ+ people," LA LGBT Center CEO Joe Hollendoner said as he called for the Dodgers to invite the Sisters again or cancel the Pride Night.

On the Rachel Maddow show, E. Jean Carroll's out lawyer Roberta Kaplan said that she and her client might sue Donald Trump again. On what grounds did she suggest that she would sue?

1. Defamation
2. Invasion of privacy
3. Assault
4. Breach of contract


E. Jean Carroll won her case against Donald Trump with help from Kaplan after he called her a liar for saying he sexually assaulted her in a changing room in the 90s. Days later, he was on CNN calling her a "whack job" and saying he didn't even know her.

"It’s unprecedented for a person to have been held liable in defamation to keep doing the defamation,” Kaplan said.

What did Gov. Ron DeSantis blame drag queens for this week?

1. Weakening Florida’s economy
2. Hurting military recruitment
3. Making Disneyworld too dangerous
4. Reading his wife for wearing so many capes

Hurting military recruitment

DeSantis has blamed drag queens for a lot of things in the past, but this week he claimed that people have told him that they don't want their kids joining the military because of drag queens. He was referring to the U.S. Navy's "digital ambassadors" trial program, which ended already. Out nonbinary Yeoman Second Class Joshua Kelley participated in it, and they perform in drag as Harpy Daniels.

“We need to get the military focused on what it’s supposed to be,” DeSantis said. “I don’t want to run into any more veterans saying, ‘You know, governor, I don’t think that I would want my son or daughter to join the military anymore.’”

Which African nation voted this week to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other countries?

1. Ethiopia
2. Namibia
3. Rwanda
4. Botswana


Homosexuality isn't even legal in the south African nation, but the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that the government is required to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other nations between citizens and foreign nationals.

“Today’s verdict and outcome clearly indicates that Namibia is moving towards recognizing diversity in this country irrespective of people’s political or social positioning,” LGBTQ+ rights activist Linda Baumann said.

Who introduced a resolution to impeach Rep. George Santos (R-NY) this week?

1. Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA)
2. Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN)
3. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
4. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)

Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA)

Out Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA) introduced the resolution on Tuesday to force the House to vote on expelling Santos. House Republicans blocked the measure with every single one voting to send it to committee later in the week.

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