Entries from LGBTQ politicians

  • January 2023
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    He Should Know

    The former boyfriend of George Santos told CNN it was no surprise to him that Santos got himself elected to Congress. "What he always looked for was fame and power," said Pedro Vilarva. "That's all he cared about and he got it."

    Despite the plethora of calls for the Long Island Republican to resign over his exhaustive lying, Santos will stay put, his ex firmly believes. "His ego is too big," said Vilarva.

    Fame. Power. Lies. Ego. Republican. Good Lord, George Santos is Donald Trump's Mini-Me.

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    Dang

    I've held out hope that George Santos isn't actually gay. He lied about everything on his way to becoming a congressman from New York, so why not that?

    Today I read that Brazilian prosecutors are pursuing fraud charges against Santos, who admitted to stealing a man's checkbook, which had been in the possession of Santos's mother, in 2008. According to CNN, Santos used the checkbook "to purchase clothing and shoes."

    He's gay.

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    Progress

    Last week Maura Healey was sworn in as the governor of Massachusetts. Today Tina Kotek was sworn in as the governor of Oregon.

    They're America's first out lesbian governors. This milestone makes me so happy.

    Why, I'm even feeling optimistic that one day we'll see something truly astounding:  a lesbian governor of a state that ISN'T on a coast.

  • December 2022
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    This Week's Quote

    George Santos has updated his lie about the Pulse club shooting.

    He previously said the four victims had been his past employees.

    Now he’s claiming the four victims were going to be his future employees.

    In other words, he meant to say employee-ish.

    Rep. Ritchie Torres

    Source:  Twitter

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    The Gay Pinocchio

    I moaned about Republican Congressional candidate George Santos before the 2022 midterm elections, because the openly gay Long Islander was a Trump fan, an abortion opponent, and a supporter of Florida's Don't Say Gay law. I moaned about him after he won, because he beat the openly gay Democratic candidate and flipped a critical seat.

    Turns out I'd not yet begun to moan.

    We now know Santos the candidate lied, and bigly, about his education and his employment. His claims that his grandparents escaped the Holocaust and he's Jewish are such fabrications that the Republican Jewish Coalition wants nothing to do with him.

    In an interview yesterday, Santos said he was "sorry for having embellished my resume," but he intends to be sworn in. That Bible better not be combustible.

    There are potentially more revelations ahead concerning his finances. For my part, there's only one thing I want to hear he lied about:  being gay.

  • November 2022
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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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    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. 

  • October 2022
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    This Week's Quote

    There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.

    Gore Vidal

    Source:  Brainyquote

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    Vroom

    LGBTQ Nation reports that, over the weekend, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke at a Donald Trump rally in Michigan, and delivered a homophobic dig.

    As everyone knows, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is openly gay. Greene declared, "Democrats like Pete Buttigieg want to emasculate the way we drive and force all of you to rely on electric vehicles after they shut down your great Michigan auto industry."

    She gushed over "the roar of a V8 engine under the hood of a Ford Mustang or Chevy Camaro and incredible feel of all that horsepower."

    Greene's husband is divorcing the firebrand, and I can't help thinking this is a woman who's worried about where her next feel of horsepower is coming from.

  • September 2022
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    Gay vs. Gay

    Democrat Robert Zimmerman and Republican George Santos are battling for the seat in New York's 3rd Congressional District. One thing is clear:  Whoever wins, the seat will be occupied by a gay man.

    Yes, ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in American history, two out LGBTQ congressional candidates are facing off in a general election.

    "It was going to happen sooner or later," Donald Haider-Markel, a University of Kansas political science professor, told NBC News. "The question was always finding an LGBTQ Republican who can get support in a primary."

    The question was always finding an LGBTQ Republican, full stop.

    Santos supports Donald Trump, opposes abortion rights and backs Florida's Don't Say Gay law. 

    Somebody contact headquarters. This boy's gay card needs to be revoked.

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    This Week's Quote

    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

    Source: Twitter

  • July 2022
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    This Week's Quote

    The far-right 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court is on a rampage against basic freedoms currently enjoyed by the American people. In his concurring opinion in Dobbs, Justice Clarence Thomas gave us a heads-up that the court is next coming for the ability of same-sex couples to get married. I am one of only nine openly gay members of this body. For me, this is personal.

    Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones of New York, speaking before the House voted yesterday to protect marriage equality

    Source:  The Hill

  • December 2021
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    The Pete Beat

    Recently the hosts of "Fox & Friends" claimed that the Omicron variant was created to help make openly gay Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg president in 2024. The conspiracy theory goes that Democrats want the pandemic to continue for years so that Buttigieg has an excuse for not fixing the supply chain.

    Nuttier than an almond tree grove.

    The Fox fantasy did get me thinking about the possibility of Buttigieg one day becoming president. I believe we're still a ways from the country choosing a gay person for the Oval Office. If the election were held right this minute, not even the Stephen Sondheim sympathy vote would be sufficient.

  • November 2021
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    Some Turnaround

    LGBTQ political icon Harvey Milk served in the Navy in the 1950s, until he received a less than honorable discharge for being gay.  On Saturday, the Navy launched and christened the USNS Harvey Milk.

    There hasn't been such a remarkable about-face since Corporal Klinger executed one in heels and a dress.

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