NATIONAL NEWS: Protesters Sing “Let Us Pee” Outside N.C. Governor’s Mansion
“Triangle Families Against HB2” event had protesters singing the famous Beatles hit “Let It Be” — with a twist.
On Sunday, a coalition of hundreds of protesters spoke out against North Carolina‘s new law HB2, which overturns protections for LGBTQ people and prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their selected gender. The standout moment of the protest at Gov. Pat McCrory‘s mansion was when the group united to sing “Let Us Pee,” a spin on the Beatles song “Let It Be.”
Jury selection began today in the trial of James Dixon, the 24-year-old man accused murdering transwoman Islan Nettles.
Boxer Manny Pacquiao was peppered with F-bombs and nearly assaulted for his homophobia during a dinner in Los Angeles.
Manny Pacquiao, known for his frequent homophobic slurs remarks outside the ring, met his match Sunday at a Los Angeles restaurant. An unidentified white man approached the boxer and cursed at him repeatedly. The attacker allegedly targeted Pacquiao expressly because of his recent homophobic comments regarding same-sex marriage. “I really thought he was going to hit [Pacquiao]. He came in fast. He almost got to [Pacquiao],” David Sisson, Pacquiao’s personal assistant, told the press. The confrontation defused peacefully without any violence, but the message was made clear: Pacquiao’s remarks are costing him more than what he probably bargained for.