- April 2023
Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay
This week Equality Florida took the remarkable step of issuing a travel advisory.
What, have the manatees taken to mugging tourists? Might the roseate spoonbills declare war on the flamingos? Are Mickey and Minnie harvesting organs?
No, Equality Florida warns that the Sunshine State is a potentially unsafe place to visit or take up residence, thanks to "passage of laws that are hostile to the LGBTQ+ community, restrict access to reproductive health care, repeal gun safety laws and allow untrained, unpermitted carry, and foment racial prejudice. The Governor has also weaponized state agencies to impose sanctions against businesses large and small that disagree with his attacks on diversity, equity, and inclusion."
That's a lot. Goofy coming at you with a knife and fork would be easier to handle.
I assume that as long as Gov. Ron DeSantis uses Florida as a staging ground for his presidential aspirations, things will continue to worsen. Pretty soon you'll need a visa to visit Ft. Lauderdale, and vaccinations to enter Tampa. And if you hope to walk down Duval St. in Key West, you'd best be surrounded by a UN peacekeeping force.
- September 2022
I can think of no other person on this planet who should have LESS input about what a woman chooses to do with her body than Lindsay Graham.
Brian Sims, openly gay Pennsylvania state representative
- August 2022
Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay
Last night's biggest primary winner wasn’t a candidate. It was abortion rights.
By a stunning margin, Kansas voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would've given lawmakers the chance to either further restrict or ban abortions in the state.
- July 2022
Citing the overturning of Roe v Wade, the surge in anti-trans legislation, Florida's Don't Say Gay law and more, the Human Rights Campaign is calling this the Summer of Outrage, and urging queer folks to turn anger into action.
As a member of HRC, I'm all for it. But of course, close behind HRC's forceful slogan is always a request for money.
I sure hope others can financially back the Summer of Outrage. Me, I can barely support a Minute of Annoyance.
The fact that the Supreme Court just took away a constitutional right has made this a tricky 4th of July. It's hard to celebrate Independence Day when we American women have lost a chunk of our independence.
Perhaps at summer's end Americans will celebrate Labor Day by firing people.
- June 2022
Image by Mark Thomas from Pixabay
I'm a 58-year-old lesbian. An IKEA bookcase has a better chance of getting pregnant than I do.
Nonetheless, for many reasons, today's overturning of Roe v. Wade means I'm about to join the battle for reproductive rights.
The spirit's willing, even if the body's cranky.
- May 2022
I must admit that, as a non-American, I wouldn't have bet on the USA to be the first Western country to turn back the clock so drastically on women's rights, and this b/c you decided a reality TV star was more Presidential material than a competent Secretary of State.
- September 2021
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