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Welcome to the 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 for the week of February 12, 2024

Which far-right official is on a mission to pass a statewide ban on hiring any educators who work as drag queens outside of school?

1. Virginia Secretary of Education Aimee Guidera
2. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
3. Oklahoma Superintendent Ryan Walters
4. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Oklahoma Superintendent Ryan Walters

After pressuring an award-winning principal to resign because he did drag on the weekends, Ryan Walters is now calling for the state to ensure no other drag queens can be hired. Walters has become known for his extremist agenda for Oklahoma schools, including calls to ban LGBTQ+ books and restrict trans bathroom access.

Who won the election to replace disgraced former Rep. George Santos (R-NY)?

1. Democrat Tom Suozzi
2. George Santos, who ran as an independent
3. No one: the special election was called off due to a snow storm
4. Republican Mazi Pilip

Democrat Tom Suozzi

New York's Third Congressional District held a special election to replace the gay congressman who was kicked out of the House late last year for various lies and alleged scams. The Democratic candidate won, making the GOP's narrow majority in the House even more narrow.

Which influential anti-LGBTQ+ leader was recently exposed this week as a former liberal socialite flanked by a group of gay friends?

1. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)
2. Libs of TikTok's Chaya Raichik
3. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R)
4. Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler

Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler

Bridget Ziegler is in hot water after admitting to having sex with a woman while spending her career crusading against LGBTQ+ rights. Now, former friends are speaking out to reveal her past as a progressive socialite surrounded by gay friends.

"After all," one friend said, "she had worked in fashion. In Miami.”

The LGBTQ+ media watchdog group GLAAD recently published its first-ever report on video games. What did the report say?

1. Nearly 1 in 5 gamers identify as LGBTQ+
2. Over half of queer gamers experience harassment online
3. Only 2% of games have queer content
4. All of these

All of these

According to GLAAD's report, early one in five gamers identify as LGBTQ+, and queer gamers spend more time and money playing video games than cisgender and heterosexual gamers. Despite this, only 2% of video games contain queer storylines or characters, and 52% of LGBTQ+ gamers said they had experienced harassment in online gaming forums.

 

GLAAD's report made suggestions on how companies can do more to reflect and protect queer video game players.

Which award-winning actor recently said that they wouldn't portray a transgender character again in the current day?

1. Eddie Redmayne
2. Hillary Swank
3. Felicity Huffman
4. Jared Leto

Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman said she “wouldn’t be able to” play the lead role in Transamerica if it were offered to her today. Huffman earned a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination for her role in the 2005 film, in which she played a transgender woman who goes on a road trip with her estranged son.

In the years since, however, the conversation around whether it’s appropriate for cisgender actors to take on the roles of trans characters in films and on TV has advanced significantly.

Which famous actor said he once turned down a romantic proposition from screen legend Marlon Brando?

1. Billy Dee Williams
2. Warren Beatty
3. Paul Newman
4. Gary Cooper

Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams said he once had to turn down Brando's romantic proposition. The detail came up when discussing Williams' new memoir, What Have We Here?: Portraits of a Life. Williams said he politely declined, but he added, “I’ve been getting hit on all of my life. Gay, straight, whatever, somebody’s always hitting on me.”

The anti-LGBTQ+ Jesus-infused “He Gets Us” campaign returned to the Super Bowl Sunday night for the second year in a row. Which group voiced outrage at the campaign for not being homophobic enough?

1. One Million Moms
2. The American Family Association
3. Moms for Liberty
4. Alliance Defending Freedom

One Million Moms

One Million Moms blasted a section on the campaign's website claiming to "love" LGBTQ+ people, saying it "fails to mention individual accountability for sin – and the subsequent need for repentance for those sins." It is seemingly not enough for the group that the campaign's funders have ties to vicious anti-LGBTQ+ organizations. 

Conservatives spiraled this week Rolling Stone's cover shoot of actress Kristen Stewart. What was Stewart wearing that the right found so scandalous?

1. A chest binder
2. Nothing at all
3. A jockstrap
4. A tuxedo

A jockstrap

The shoot sent right-wingers into a tailspin for displaying a topless Kristen Stewart wearing nothing but a leather vest and a jockstrap. Conservatives across the Internet claimed the actress was a “victim” of Hollywood progressives and queer ideology. Meanwhile, liberals mocked their extreme fragility while thirsting after the photos.

Which country legalized marriage equality this week?

1. Greece
2. Japan
3. Papua New Guinea
4. India

Greece

Greece has become the first majority-Orthodox country to legalize marriage equality as the Hellenic Parliament voted for a marriage equality bill in a 176-76 vote on Thursday. The law also allows same-sex couples to adopt children.

“This is a historic moment,” Stella Belia of Rainbow Families said. “This is a day of joy.”

 

 

Which state legislature recently passed a law allowing public officials to refuse to conduct same-sex marriages?

1. Kentucky
2. Texas
3. Tennessee
4. Mississippi

Tennessee

The Tennessee legislature has approved a law saying that individuals “shall not be required to solemnize a marriage” if they object based on their “conscience or religious beliefs.”

 

Opponents say the law will allow public officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages. However, the bill’s primary senate sponsor, state Sen. Mark Pody (R), says it won’t allow government officials to deny marriage licenses to legally wedded same-sex couples. 

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