What may seem to us like a bunch of separate fights — state legislatures attacking trans children, a rise in homophobia leveled at cis gays, the impending end of legal abortion — is, in fact, a fight to reinstate white, Christian patriarchy at all costs.
“I think it does enormous harm,” said Michael Bronski, a professor of women, gender and sexuality studies at Harvard University and author of “A Queer History of the United States for Young People.” “This really speaks to the deep-seatedness of this notion of abusing children as a political tactic.”
If we are to believe that the leaked U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is true and that the majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, is that abortion isn’t mentioned in the constitution, then we are truly and frighteningly headed for the dark ages.
The fact that women’s rights will be almost negligible is only the beginning of what’s to come. Brace yourselves for an onslaught of decisions that will also trample LGBTQ+ rights.
Before Florida’s “don’t say gay” law, Putin used “groomer” accusations to gut LGBTQ rights in Russia
Republican suggests people reach ‘certain level of maturity before making life-altering decisions about their sexuality and identity’
(Just another example of why some people shouldn’t be allowed to breed.)
The government now says it will ban so-called conversion therapy for gay or bisexual people in England and Wales – but not for transgender people.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law on Monday that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, a policy that has drawn intense national scrutiny from critics who argue it marginalizes LGBTQ people.
The legislation has pushed Florida and DeSantis, an ascending Republican and potential 2024 presidential candidate, to the forefront of the country’s culture wars. LGBTQ advocates, students, Democrats, the entertainment industry and the White House have dubbed the measure the “Don’t Say Gay” law.
DeSantis and other Republicans have repeatedly said the measure is reasonable and that parents, not teachers, should be broaching subjects of sexual orientation and gender identity with their children. The law went into effect just days after DeSantis signed a separate bill that potentially restricts what books elementary schools can keep in their libraries or use for instruction.
The attorney general of Texas has declared a school district’s celebration of LGBTQ+ students “sex education” and in violation of Texas law.
The Granbury superintendent’s comments, made on a leaked recording, raise constitutional concerns, legal experts said.
“It’s important for people to pause and think about what is happening — especially in the health care context — because what we’re seeing is that the state should have the authority to declare a population of people so undesirable that their medical care that they need to survive becomes a crime,” Chase Strangio, the deputy director for transgender justice at the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, said. “What more terrifying intrusion of the state could there be?”