Humor about all things LGBTQ

  • November 2022
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    This Week's Quote

    Is Trump really running for president or running from the law?

    Steven Beschloss

    Source: Twitter

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    Trivia Answer

    Offhand, I can think of only one person who'll benefit from Donald Trump's announcement that he's running for president again.

    Grover Cleveland.

    Every reporter in America will be obliged to mention that Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th U.S. president, the only chief executive to leave the White House and come back again four years later for a second term, as Trump aims to do.

    Thanks to the Donald's ambition, anger and narcissism, Grover will be having a moment. Not bad for a guy who's been dead 114 years.

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    The Other Good Midterm News

    Last night on the PBS news, anchor Judy Woodruff  introduced a segment with these words:  "As results of the 2022 midterm elections continue to come in, one trend is clear. It was an historic year for LGBTQ candidates vying for state and federal office."

    I went glowy all over.

    Reporter Laura Barrón-López then noted that Tina Kotek in Oregon and Maura Healey in Massachusetts will be America's first two lesbian governors. With Colorado reelecting Jared Polis in Colorado, a record-breaking three states will be led by LGBTQ chief executives.

    I'm going glowy all over all over again.

    Barrón-López said that "2022 marked the first time there were queer candidates on the ballot in all 50 states." I've heard the number was 49, but I like her number better. It's so round.

    In New York's 3rd Congressional District, two gay men faced off, a political first. Republican George Santos won, which is unfortunate, as he's a Trump fan who attended the Jan. 6 rally, supports Florida's Don't Say Gay law and opposes abortion.

    In a word, yuck.

    But in other Congressional news, Vermont has its first woman headed to the House in the person of lesbian Becca Balint; Eric Sorensen will be the first openly gay person to represent Illinois; and Robert Garcia of California will be Congress's first gay immigrant.

    A rainbow wave indeed.

    And there's more. "It was also a history-making election for transgender candidates running for state legislatures," remarked Barrón-López. Zooey Zephyr and Leigh Finke are the first trans people elected to the legislatures of Montana and Minnesota, respectively, and James Roesener of New Hampshire became the first trans man elected to any statehouse in the country.

    We know state legislatures have been vomiting out anti-transgender bills lately. Seeing that in Montana is why Zephyr ran for office. Now the anti-trans legislators in Helena will have to deal with a real, live trans person in their midst.

    I'm not sure whether it should be police or sociologists standing by.

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    This Week's Quote

    Voters have shown that they will turn out to defend democracy. All Americans can take pride in Tuesday’s large turnout and the rejection of antidemocratic MAGA extremists. Democracy might be under strain, but it’s far from kaput.

    Jennifer Rubin

    Source:  The Washington Post

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    Can't Bear to Look

    I just saw an election result in my Facebook newsfeed:  Maura Healey of Massachusetts has become the first lesbian governor in American history.

    Wonderful. As things might go seriously downhill from this point, I'm tempted to call it a night. Which would be a challenge, considering it's 6:00 in the evening. 

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    The Marrying Kind

    The world seems to be fascinated that beauty queens from Argentina and Puerto Rico have married. Each other.

    For one thing, it's news to a lot of people that femme lesbians exist.

    For another thing, beauty pageants are built around the female form as idealized by men, and Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentin have all but said, "We're not here for you, boys." They've broken the rules.

    Which is why I find myself wondering how the nuptial news has played throughout Latin America, where macho culture is far from dead.

    Of course, I also find myself wondering if Miss Ecuador is jealous.

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    Criminality

    I believe there are some people on this planet who should stand before the International Criminal Court in The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity.

    Russian leader Vladimir Putin, for one. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, for another.

    And the receptionist at my chiropractor's office who believes Nov. 3 is the day to start playing Christmas music.

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    This Week's Quote

    Tom Cotton is hawking his book "Only The Strong." Josh Hawley is writing a book on masculinity. Alfred E. Neuman is smarter than both of them put together, and cuter.

    Paul Rudnick

    Source: Twitter

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