Jun 12, 2022 – La’Tasha D. Mayes, a local reproductive rights activist, will be the first Black lesbian woman elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She’ll join a handful of openly gay members, including state Rep. Jessica Benham, D-Carrick, who was the state’s first bisexual woman elected to the House.
A freedom of speech row has erupted after a Pennsylvania lawmaker demanded three speakers be cancelled from a university event for purporting anti-transgender views. State representative La’Tasha Mayes (left) raised concerns about upcoming events at the University of Pittsburgh which will give a platform to swimmer Riley Gaines (top right) – who was beaten by trans athlete Lia Thomas last year – journalist Cabot Phillips (bottom right) and political commenter Michael Knowles (mid right). Critics interpreted Mayes’s remarks to be a thinly-veiled threat to remove funding from the university if it did not comply.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says 68 people in 16 states were diagnosed with infections from the bacteria, which has caused three deaths and eight people to lose their vision. The CDC also said that four people have undergone surgery to remove an eyeball due to the infections. Global Pharma Healthcare recalled its Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops that were distributed by EzriCare and Delsam Pharma last month. The drops had been sold at drug stores across the country, including Walmart, Target, and CVS. Health authorities are continuing to track infections as they investigate the outbreak in 16 states, including California, New York, Illinois, Texas and Pennsylvania.
This has led to the scary fact that no one knows where most of our drugs come from.