Microsoft partners with GLAAD to promote representation of LGBTQIA+ characters in Xbox games, highlighting queer-specific game collections during Pride month. Republican presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson criticizes RNC debate requirements, preferring a pledge not to run as a third-party candidate rather than supporting the Republican nominee. AB InBev sells a brand while grappling with a partnership that has cost the company roughly $27 billion in market value. The EU is accused of exploiting disinformation concerns to dominate unwelcome debates and counter "nasty truths." The AP updates its style guide to advise journalists covering LGBTQ and trans issues to respect pronouns and avoid terms like "biological sex."
Former President Trump claims credit for overturning Roe v. Wade, while Capitol Police allegedly stop a children's choir from singing the national anthem at the U.S. Capitol, causing outrage and an apology for "miscommunication." A federal judge appointed by Trump rules that a Tennessee bill banning public drag shows is unconstitutional.
In foreign affairs, an article in the style of Raymond Chandler warns that China is working to conquer and control the world's economy. Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal believes that Trump's legal troubles are compounded by his own actions.