Who would’a thunk?

“We failed”: Gay Republicans who fought for acceptance in Texas GOP see little progress

Gay Republicans who have fought for acceptance within the Texas GOP over the past three decades told The Texas Tribune progress has been excruciatingly slow. Many of them have left the party, even as the number of Log Cabin Republicans in Texas continues to grow.

Weaponized grooming rhetoric is taking a toll on LGBTQ community and child sex abuse survivors

Weaponized grooming rhetoric is taking a toll on LGBTQ community and child sex abuse survivors.

“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.”

Nearly 240 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in 2022 so far, most of them targeting trans people

Nearly 240 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in 2022 so far, most of them targeting trans people

“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?”

03/09/22

There is so much craziness going on in this country, (U.S.) right now I’m almost tempted to turn off the internet all together, (though I won’t because I refuse to crawl into a hole and disappear).

Everywhere you look, there is some conservative, republican, white, cis person spouting hatred and pure misinformation about LGBTQ+ people. The reasons really don’t matter anymore, power, money, or just plain spite, the outcome is the same.

These companies celebrate LGBT+ people. They also back politicians behind a bill to ‘erase’ them from schools

These companies celebrate LGBT+ people. They also back politicians behind a bill to ‘erase’ them from schools

Disney and major corporate donors gave thousands of dollars to Florida Republicans supporting so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ legislation, Alex Woodward reports

How to tell if that “feminist” election group is actually anti-trans

How to tell if that “feminist” election group is actually anti-trans

Anti-trans activists are worming their way into society at an alarming rate.

Frequently referred to as trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs), these groups operate under the guise of protecting cis women. They are increasingly finding platforms in the U.K., Canada and the United States—and they’re getting sneaky about it.

Feminism, biological fundamentalism and the attack on trans rights

Feminism, biological fundamentalism and the attack on trans rights

Across Europe, the far Right is mobilizing around sexual difference and for the forced imposition of heterosexual norms by drawing on biological arguments to border the ‘other’. Whilst we are familiar with the ways in which the far Right have long organized against the racialized ‘foreigner’ through anti-migrant and Islamophobic rhetoric, we are now seeing the ‘othering’ of anyone who does not subscribe to the tenets of the heteronormative nuclear family. Issues around reproduction, sexual difference and the family are now a key political battleground. As trans rights in the UK come under attack from powerful government and media voices, as well as ‘gender critical’ feminists, Sophia Siddiqui warns of the multiple dangers ahead when/if we cede territory to far-right ideas on innate biological difference.