America wants to limit sharing information with countries that criminalize homosexuality, Cyndi Lauper headlines online benefit concert and Ansel Elgort’s thirst for a cause

Here’s what to expect from Xtra Weekly, Apr. 24


Friend, I hope you’re ready because here are some of the stories coming your way in this week’s Xtra Weekly:

QUEER NEWS AROUND THE WORLD

The U.S. government is considering cutting back on sharing intelligence with countries that criminalize homosexuality. The move is part of acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell’s push to encourage those nations to decriminalize homosexuality. Grenell is openly gay. Also this week, a new survey by Levada Center reveals that one in five Russians believe that LGBTQ people should be “eliminated.”

TBH, CULTURE IS QUEER

Tonight, Cyndi Lauper headlines a digital benefit concert for LGBTQ2 nightlife workers and best believe we’ll have fun. Plus, Ansel Elgort posted a nude photo on Instagram to raise funds to support healthcare workers.

All these stories and much more in this week’s Xtra Weekly.

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