Quickies: On mass shootings, non-binary status ruling, and the Tony awards
- Mass murder at the gay bar: When a refuge becomes a target – “With the Pulse Orlando shooting, Dave Cullen, author of the definitive account of the Columbine massacre, saw America’s mass-murder epidemic invade a cherished safe space: the gay bar.” Via.
- Army Vet granted “non-binary” status – “In what appears to be the first such ruling ever, an Oregon judge granted a transgender person’s petition to be legally considered “non-binary,” rather than male or female.” From Ray. And the NYT story on this ruling, from Donna.
- Black actors made history, winning all four musical acting categories at the Tony awards – From Mary.
- Cross-Canada comedy tour by rape survivors – “Riled by the base humour behind most rape jokes, the two women – both survivors of sexual assault – remarked how often it seemed that those who most delight in joking about rape had never lived through the experience. What if, they mused, survivors told the jokes instead? Could joking out their personal experiences onstage allow survivors to take back the narrative?” From Dan.