Thursday, March 09, 2017

'100 anti-lgbtq bills introduced already in 2017' & other Thur midday news briefs

100 Anti-LGBTQ Bills Introduced in 2017 - This is how it is supposed to be. Getting equality for any group is never going to be easy. If you feel scared, go home. I got my fighting clothes on and I say LET'S ROCK, BITCHES!!!!!  

This Gay Couple Are Worried Trump’s Refugee And Immigration Ban Will Keep Them Apart - Think Trump's ridiculous travel ban doesn't affect our community? Think again.

 Reporting On Trans Rights Supreme Court Case, Major Outlets Failed To Call Alliance Defending Freedom A Hate Group - This post by Media Matters spotlights a problem with my community. If we wait for the press to do the right thing, we will be waiting for a long while. Those ideas of the press being the saviors of justice, along with the visions of a crusading Edward R. Murrow, are now seen for what they are - illusions. If the lgbt community wants the press to cover issues of lgbt equality vs. the religious right fairly, then perhaps we have to make them. Don't wait for them to save us. Be aggressive in calling out these groups ourselves and wait for the press to come cover the conflict. Then we take hold of the narrative. 

DeVos meets with LGBT groups over trans student protections - Big kudos to these groups for taking the initiative to grab the bull by the horns.  

Proposed bill would ban same-sex marriage in Arkansas - Some folks are just determined to run into a steel wall at full speed.

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