Marvel Comics Says Batman Sidekick Robin Is Bisexual
In the latest example of conforming to the demands of the LGBTQ community, DC Comics superhero Robin will come out as bisexual in the new Batman comic. In the new issue of “Batman: Urban Legends,” Robin’s alter ego, Tim Drake, recently reunites with his old friend Bernard and asks him out on a date. Comic writer Meghan Fitzmartin tweeted that she is happy her writing room trusted her vision of Drake/Robin’s character development for the comic. Robin coming out follows an ongoing trend where iconic characters have been rewritten to push LGBTQ representation. Read more about the comic’s decision here.
Foo Fighters Troll Westboro Church Protestors
The Foo Fighters’ disco alter ego, The Dee Gees, trolled a protest by Westboro Baptist Church. The group was picketing a Foo Fighters show in Kansas City when the band decided to take to a flatbed truck in all-white disco attire and drown out the protests with a rendition of Bee Gees classic You Should Be Dancing. The Westboro Baptist Church have picketed several Foo Fighters shows in the past. The band’s latest retaliation comes almost exactly 10 years after their last memorable counter-protest, also in Kansas City. Read more about the protest and response here.
Street Preacher Vindicated After Hate Speech case Tossed Out
Hazel Lewis was arrested while preaching outside Finsbury Park Tube station in north London 2020. She was falsely accused of homophobia and racism. Passers-by said she had called for gays and non-believers to be stabbed. Officers decided she had not, in fact, used homophobic or racist language, but she was still charged with a public-order offence. Now, following an 18-month court battle, Lewis has finally been vindicate after a judge threw out the case against her. Hazel Lewis, 49, said she now plans to sue the Metropolitan Police. Read more about the arrest here.
Olympic Gold Medalist Using Earnings To Buy Mom A Food Truck
A few weeks ago, Mensah-Stock made history as the first Black American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling. Now, she’s taking her tax-free $37,500 in prize money to help make her mother’s dream come true by buying her a food truck. Mensah-Stock said she vowed to take care of her mom whenever she got the chance. “I made a promise to her, and she loves cooking. It’s just one of her passions. Growing up, we’d be like, ‘Ooh, mommy; you put your back into this food. Like you literally put your foot in it,” she recalled. Read more about this inspiring athlete here.