If you don’t see it, it doesn’t exist… Right?

DeSantis Blames ‘Queer Theory’ for AP African American Studies Course Rejection

Monday morning, Florida’s anti-LGBTQ+ Republican governor, Gov. Ron DeSantis, addressed questions about his education department’s recent rejection of an AP African American Studies course, claiming its inclusion of queer theory made it inappropriate for Florida’s students to learn.

According to DeSantis, the advanced placement course on Black history included a lesson on “queer theory,” which runs afoul of the governor’s “don’t say gay” law.

“This course, when I heard it, didn’t meet the standards. I figured, ‘Yeah, they may be doing CRT,’” DeSantis told reporters in Jacksonville. “It’s way more than that. This course on Black history, what [is] one of the lessons about? Queer theory. Now, who would say that’s an important part of Black history, Queer theory? That is somebody pushing an agenda on our kids.”

10/31/22

I would have liked to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween but my thoughts were derailed after getting the mail. It seems we have a local group I was unaware of which has decided to rear it’s ugly head just in time for the mid terms.

There was a “news” paper style mailer which tries to copy the look of our county news paper but is nothing more a giant political ad attacking Democrats and liberals with inflammatory and misleading “headlines” in what they claim is a “special sex education edition”,

I’m not going to reprint any of garbage they call “news” other than to point out all of the “stories” are resourced from other right wing, evangelical outlets none of which are local from what I can tell. Following is a list of “headlines” which is more than they deserve.

“No more boys and girls? Pritzker family leads push to replace “myth” of biology”

“Naperville 3rd grade teacher instructs boys how to act like girls”

Besides the attacks on Transgender and sex education related issues, they are also going all out on a bill known as the SAFE-T act which is going into effect in January.

All on the front page.

There is more stomach churning information in this eight page document, but I’m sure you get the point.

And yes, I know full well sharing this makes my location easy to find, but you know what, I quit worrying about that a long time ago.

NASHVILLE: Thousands rally near State Capitol to end medical care for transgender kids

Two rallies surrounding gender-affirming care

Two rallies surrounding gender-affirming care merged into one in downtown Nashville on Friday evening.

This all comes after conservative blogger Matt Walsh took issue with gender-affirmation care procedures at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Walsh — a Daily Wire conservative commentator, who questions LGBTQ rights — said he considered the care to be that of castration and mutilation to minors and adults.

The Myth of Gender Ideology

The great transphobic conspiracy theory

“We’re not against trans people, we’re just against gender ideology” announce the bigots of today. They claim not to be attacking trans people but just a mysterious, unknowable great other that is pushing some insidious form of propaganda onto the masses. We’ve been hearing this for a long time with every garden variety transphobe trying to backtrack to this seemingly safe talking point to avoid criticism for their obvious bigotry.

Bigots of all kinds do this, even anti-semites do this when trying to mask their hatred of Jews. Is there any validity to this kind of argument though? Can you be critical of some mysterious ideology with no coherent content or definition without being bigoted against trans people? The quick answer to this is of course, no, but I want to actually go a little more into depth on why this is the case because it is a talking point we constantly see from transphobes.

Montana health department adopts rule barring transgender people from changing sex on birth certificates

Montana health department adopts rule barring transgender people from changing sex on birth certificates

“Birth certificates and other records of birth include the ‘sex’ of the child, not the child’s ‘gender’ or ‘gender identity,’” the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services wrote Friday.