If you thought that keeping up with the news on the weekdays is hard, try keeping up with everything that happens on the news-packed weekends! Of course, we know it’s not easy, so we’ve taken the time to round up the most important pieces of news from the last few days. From power couples to politics, this weekend was a news-packed doozy.
Here are the top stories you need to know to stay in the loop after these crazy, news-packed last few days.
Cara Delevingne And Ashley Benson Got Married—And Then They Didn’t
Lesbians everywhere went crazy this weekend over rumors that power couple Delevingne and Benson got married at a secret ceremony in Las Vegas. It reportedly happened in front of stars like Charlize Theron, the Jonas Brothers, and Sophie Turner and involved an Elvis impersonator. However, E! News broke the news on Sunday that the couple did not in fact tie the knot. According to reports, the two had a “friendship ceremony” about a year ago, but no official marriage certificates were filed.
Trump Finally Used The Terms “White Supremacy” And “Domestic Terrorism”
In a speech on Monday morning, Trump addressed the two mass shootings that happened over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. While the country is used to Trump speaking in vague terms so as not to lay blame on any one group, this speaking event saw him address the nation using specifics and condemning the “two evil attacks.”
“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy,” Trump said. “Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul.”
“The L Word: Generation Q” Got Its Official Premiere Date
Get your calendars out, folks, because the reboot of “The L Word” got its premiere date this weekend (finally!). Fans were told by Showtime for months that the new series would drop sometime in the late Fall, but it looks like the show can actually be expected in early Winter. “The L Word: Generation Q” will debut on Showtime on December 8th, 2019 at 10 p.m. EST.
North Carolina Banned Conversion Therapy For Minors
North Carolina governor Ray Cooper signed an executive order on Friday that banned conversion therapy for minors. The orders barrs the state health department from allowing public funds to pay for such practices. This move makes North Carolina the first state to prohibit the use of public finances for conversion therapy.
“Bachelor In Paradise” Season Six Will Feature A Queer Woman
If you’re spending more time trying to avoid headlines about “The Bachelor” franchise than you are actually watching, you may have missed a big gay announcement. According to a preview released by the show a few weeks ago, a queer relationship between two women will be featured prominently in season six of “Bachelor In Paradise.” The preview also features Demi Burnett, a queer internet star who is a contestant on the show, proclaiming her love for a mystery woman.
“I don’t care who sees this—I know that I love her,” said Burnett in the show’s teaser. “I’m just so happy that I found her, and I can definitely picture being with her for the rest of my life.”