LGBTQ+ news quiz: Week of May 8, 2023

Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, signed a bill this week that allows any medical provider or insurer to deny care based on what?

1. Ethical, moral, or religious beliefs
2. Which bathroom a person uses
3. If a person prefers cats vs. dogs
4. A person's stance on pineapple pizza

The bill bill legalizes anti-LGBTQ+ medical discrimination in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has signed the “Protections of Medical Conscience Act,” a law that allows healthcare providers or payors to deny service on the basis of “a conscience-based objection,” including any ethical, moral, or religious beliefs. The bill provides no definition for what constitutes a “moral” or “ethical” belief.

The law seeks to protect health care providers and payers from the “threat of discrimination for providing conscience-based health care.” However, advocates worry it’ll be used to deny LGBTQ+ people gender-affirming care, HIV-prevention medication, and other essential and life-saving care.

Which midwest city declared itself a “sanctuary city” for transgender people?

1. Springfield, IL
2. Kansas City, MO
3. Des Moines, IA
4. Indianapolis, IN

Kansas City declares itself a “sanctuary city” for transgender people

Kansas City, Missouri is now a “sanctuary city” for trans people following a 12-1 vote by the Kansas City Council to declare itself one. The move comes in response to the state’s Republican-led legislature passing two bills aimed at limiting the rights of transgender Missourians.

Which conservative politician was arrested and facing 13 criminal charges?

1. Ted Cruz
2. Marjorie Taylor Greene
3. George Santos
4. Nikki Haley

George Santos surrenders to federal authorities

Out Rep. George Santos (R-NY) is being held in federal custody, and the Department of Justice has unsealed a 13-count criminal complaint against him. The charges include seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, two counts of making materially false statements to the House of Representatives, and one count of theft of public funds.

Which grocery store chain issued an apology after its employee refused to write “trans” on a cake?

1. Publix
3. Kroger
4. Whole Foods

Publix apologizes after employee refused to write “trans” on a cake

Grocery chain Publix has apologized after an employee at an Orlando store refused to write the word “trans” on a cake.

Last month, Yasmin Flasterstein and Dandelion Hill, co-founders of the Orlando-based nonprofit Peer Support Space, stopped by a Publix location in the Florida city’s Colonialtown neighborhood to pick up a cake for the organization’s “Spread Trans Joy” event.

How much money did transphobic troll Milo Yiannopoulos allegedly scam Marjorie Taylor Greene out of?

1. $1,000
2. $7,000
3. $25,000
4. $100,000

Marjorie Taylor Greene is in a legal mess after Milo allegedly scammed her out of $7K

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) campaign is in damage control after it was reported that her friend and former intern – the ex-gay, antisemitic, racist, homophobic, and transphobic troll Milo Yiannopoulos – allegedly scammed her out of over $7,000 and then took nearly $10,000 from Kanye West.

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