- March 2023
If you're caught having gay sex in the largely conservative Christian nation of Uganda, you can go to prison for life.
But some lawmakers in the African state believe that's not a strong enough deterrent, and it's time for a bigotry boost.
So yesterday parliament took up a bill that would criminalize simply identifying as LGBTQ.
Go to prison for being born the person you are. Here's hoping Ugandan politicians don't take a dislike to the left-handed. Or geniuses. Or nose-whistlers.
- January 2023
2022 brought the LGBTQ community some emphatic highs and lows.
The lows included Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia, Florida's Don't Say Gay law, a blizzard of anti-trans legislation across the nation, violence and threatened violence against drag events and Prides, and the murders at Club Q in Colorado.
The highs included the Biden administration securing Griner's release, the electoral rainbow wave, and the passing of the Respect for Marriage Act.
As to George Santos, the recent discovery that the apparently gay congressman-elect is a serial fabulist belongs in the category of the year's lows.
Or the year's low comedy. Take your pick.
- July 2022
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Pottery Barn Doesn't Sell That
Like most of his GOP colleagues last week, Rep. Glenn Thompson voted against protecting same-sex marriage.
Three days later, the Pennsylvania congressman attended his gay son's wedding.
If only his son's wedding registry had included equal rights as well as cheese knives.
- February 2022
Hell hasn't frozen over, but it's gotten noticeably nippy.
A Republican state senator in Arizona actually joined with Democrats in successfully voting to kill a bill that would've banned all gender-affirming medical procedures for minors. Furthermore, Sen. Tyler Pace said the testimony from transgender youth and their families influenced his vote.
"The testimonies we heard today about the many people who are using these avenues of medical treatments to save lives, to improve lives,” he said at a hearing. “I don’t want my vote to stop those great things."
Satan is now sporting mittens and mukluks.
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This “don’t say gay” bill in Florida is appalling. Punishing teachers for acknowledging gay people exist is archaic.
If you want to ban an actual offensive word from Florida schools, may I suggest “DeSantis.”
- January 2022
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Dana Goldberg after a House committee in Florida passed the "Don't Say Gay" bill
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Canada Cans Conversion Therapy
Canada has approved a ban on conversion therapy for both children and adults. The bill passed unanimously in the House of Commons and the Senate.
Can you imagine the American House and Senate passing anything unanimously, let alone a bill that assumes gay and trans people are fine as they are?
This new Canadian law feels too good to be true. I expect Ottawa to roll out a compensatory law. Like mandatory conversion therapy for anyone who hates hockey.
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