What We're Watching: Pride on Parade
Pride — Half a century ago today, patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a haven for people of all sexual orientations, fought back against the New York City cops who had been rousting and bullying them for years. And in recent weeks, members of the LGBT community and others around the world have marched in unprecedented numbers to express pride in who they are — including in places where they still face the risk of violent attack.
Hong Kong — If you thought that an apology from chief executive Carrie Lam, and her decision to postpone consideration of that controversial extradition law, had quelled the anger in Hong Kong's streets, think again. Lam insists that postponing the law doesn't mean the idea is dead. And the most determined of the protesters have made clear they still want Lam's resignation, permanent withdrawal of the extradition law, and the exoneration of protesters who've already been arrested. To underline their seriousness, hundreds surrounded police headquarters for more than six hours on Thursday. We're watching to see if anyone can dial down the temperature on Hong Kong's streets.
That kid in Istanbul who caught a two-year old girl who fell out a window — See for yourself. Click here.
What We're Ignoring
G20 Critics Who Dis Osaka's Hip Hop Grandmas — Yes, it's hot outside. It's very hot. But Osaka is staging the G20 summit, and visitors must be welcomed. Some wonder if this G20 is just another meeting that could have been an email, but miss the summit and you miss the hip hop dancing grandmas, who are ready to greet one and all.