Monday, November 30, 2020

Reminder - Donald Trump waged a silent but deadly war against LGBTQ America. Here are the 'receipts'

Reminder of Trump's 2016 broken promise to our community.

Far be it from me to be "that guy," but I have to point out that there are still some people out there who do not think that Donald Trump did any harm to the LGBTQ community during his four years in power. And to compound this awful belief is that some of these folks are our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. 

Yep, believe it or not, there are some members of the LGBTQ community who think that Donald Trump did no harm to us. 

I could spend a long time deconstructing and analyzing this fact, but I think it would serve us better - at least for now - to list some of the ways the Trump Administration undermined LGBTQ safety and equality. 

Here are just a few courtesy of the Human Rights Campaign:

In the Workplace  
Supported employment discrimination against LGBTQ people: The Trump administration   submitted amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting discrimination against LGBTQ people. 
Banned transgender service members from the military: Against the expert advice of military leadership, medical authorities, budget analysts, 70% of Americans and the armed forces of allied countries, Trump and Pence banned transgender people from serving in the military. 

Rolled back Obama-era non-discrimination protections: Trump’s Department of Justice upended previous DOJ interpretations of the Civil Rights Act that protect transgender and non-binary workers from employment discrimination and ceased enforcing non-discrimination protections as well as taking a hostile stance to LGBTQ workers in court. 

Issued rule to license discrimination: Trump’s Department of Labor issued a regulation designed to allow federal contractors to claim a religious exemption to fire LGBTQ workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

'Former Starbucks employee claims she was fired for not wearing Pride t-shirt. Situation may be more complicated' & other Mon midday news briefs

Starbucks lawsuit may be less about religious beliefs and more about behavior.

Barista fired after telling coworkers they “need Jesus” if they wear a Pride t-shirt. She’s suing. - Before Fox News and the rest of that crowd begin spinning lies, please be informed about what allegedly happened. She claims Starbucks fired her for refusing to wear a "Pride t-shirt." However, Starbucks is claiming that her comments during the situation caused problems. Guess which side of the story Fox News and company will be furiously pushing. 

What Happens in Georgia Will Affect Every LGBTQ+ American - Two elections in Georgia could mean control of the Senate. The Democrats get that and more pro-LGBTQ bill could be passed. 

Nearly half of LGBTQ adults are religious, U.S. study finds - So this idea that there is a "gays vs. religion" narrative is false.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Biden wanting to undo damage Trump did to LGBTQ rights

President-Elect Joe Biden

According to the Associated Press via  Talking Points Memo, President-Elect Joe Biden is planning to repair the damage done to LGBTQ rights and equality by the Trump Administration. Two acts he may be looking into are the passage of the Equality Act and removing Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military. 

Any action Biden undertakes promises be a fight and no doubt the religious and anti-LGBTQ right will be ready to fundraise and spread lies about gays "recruiting" children, gays wanting to "imprison" or bankrupt" Christians, "men using bathrooms with little girls," or whatever horror story they work up.

Goodness knows, there is no end to the boogiemen and horror scenarios they will spew should Biden be prepared to do these things:

Appoint an array of LGBTQ people to federal government positions. There’s wide expectation that Biden will nominate an LGBTQ person to a Cabinet post, with former presidential contender Pete Buttigieg among the possibilities.

Reverse Trump administration policies carving out religious exemptions allowing discrimination against LGBTQ people by social service agencies, health care providers, adoption and foster care agencies and other entities.

 Reinstate Obama administration guidance directing public schools to allow transgender students to access bathrooms, locker rooms and sports teams in accordance with their gender identity. The Trump administration revoked this guidance. 

 Allocate federal resources to help curtail violence against transgender people, particularly transgender women of color. Rights groups say at least 38 transgender or gender-nonconforming people have been killed in the U.S. this year.

 Support legislative efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors.

 Bolster federal efforts to collect comprehensive data about LGBTQ people in the U.S. by adding questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to national surveys. 

Ensure that LGBTQ rights are a priority for U.S. foreign policy and be prepared to use pressure tactics, including sanctions, against foreign governments violating those rights.

As the article further points out, Trump's ability to create a conservative-majority SCOTUS and place conservative judges on the bench in general  could mean that any legal fight LGBTQ people have will be brutal and any victory we receive will be hard-won.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

People are angry about Hallmark's gay Christmas movie. Good. Let them stay mad.

Hallmark gay holiday movie, 'The Christmas House' has some people upset. Let them stay mad.

The Hallmark Channel recently made LGBTQ history:

The festive card company, which has released a slew of holiday-themed films through its TV network, the Hallmark Channel, has previously faced criticism for a lack of diversity. The Hallmark Channel showed its first same-sex wedding earlier this year, in the film Wedding Every Weekend, which debuted in August. The Christmas House follows Brandon Mitchell (played by Mean Girls’ Jonathan Bennett) and his husband Jake (Brad Harder) as they try and adopt their first child

The movie premiered Sunday and, as Heidi Stevens of the Chicago Tribune put it, "the Earth continued to spin on its axis."

That is with the rest of us. Amongst the anti-LGBTQ right and its supporters, it struck like a calamity of Biblical proportions. The usual cast of characters threw a fit. They made sure to treat the situation like a case of LGBTQ people acting like the zombies of World War Z, albeit better dressed and with a more festive attitude, while we "forced" Hallmark to cater to our supposed agenda. 

One anti-LGBTQ activist said the following:

Monica Cole of One Million Moms says she saw it coming. Hallmark executives began feeling the pressure last year, she recalls, when powerful LGBT groups pushed for more “inclusive” content after the channel, owned by Crown Media, stirred up their anger by caving to Cole's group over a TV ad. In a two-week tug-of-war, Cole and One Million Moms had convinced Hallmark to pull a Zola ad featuring kissing lesbians only to watch the other side howl in protest. Hallmark reinstated the ad and apologized for the "hurt and disappointment" it had caused.

But Cole's objections can't even begin to rank to the anger expressed by those sending in comments on the same site which quoted her (click on the graphics to read them):

'YouTube removes anti-trans PragerU videos' & other Tue midday news briefs


YouTube removed anti-trans PragerU videos for violating hate speech policies - YouTube does something right. 

Kristen Stewart on 'gray area' of only gay actors playing gay characters - It is a very gray area and I don't feel just one way about it. I do, however, recognize the need for gay actors to have more opportunities. 

See the Full 2020 Out100 List Here - Congratulations to all of those who made the list, which I one day hope to be a part of. 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Bye Don - Video recreates the sweetness of Donald Trump's election loss

 Editor's note - I apologize for not posting today. A medical situation happened in my family. It's not big deal and everything is fine.

While posting this video may seem petty to some, it's just a reminder of what Americans can do when we work together. Trump will most likely be remembered as the worst president of all time and a scourge on the greatness of this country. In addition all of his sour grapes lawsuits are failing, thereby creating an even sadder legacy.

But as of now, he won't be remembered for having two terms. We caused that to happen.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Anti-LGBTQ religious right pushing passive-aggressive support of Trump's attempted election coup

Gary Bauer (top pic) and Tony Perkins (bottom pic) are just two members of the anti-LBGTQ religious right giving passive-aggressive support to Trump's attempt to steal election from Joe Biden.

How does the anti-LGBTQ religious right stand on Trump's attempt to cheat his way to second term in spite of the fact that he clearly lost the election to Joe Biden?

Do I even have to ask? 

On Thursday, Trump's legal team, led by former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, held a press conference about the matter. It was panned as bizarre and surreal but totally devoid of any proof that Trump had been cheated out of a second term.

According to one Mediate article:

Not even Vincent LaGuardia Gambini could successfully litigate the groundless voter fraud cases being brought to various state courts by President Donald Trump’s campaign. But that isn’t stopping Rudy Giuliani from trying — by summoning the spirit of the titular lawyer from the ’90s comedy classic My Cousin Vinny, no less. In an utterly bizarre sequence during a Thursday news conference in Washington, the former New York mayor channeled his Big Apple compatriot, actor Joe Pesci, in an effort to claim that Trump campaign representatives were stationed too far away to meaningly observe the ballots being tallied. (The Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected this claim on Tuesday.) 

 And Giuliani wasn't the only one called out for oddball behavior:

Rudy Giuliani got things off to a wild start at the press conference held by President Donald Trump’s legal team, but Sidney Powell was next up to speak, and she cranked things up a notch…or several. Powell, known for representing Michael Flynn before Trump, spoke days after after claiming that the CIA is involved in the Dominion voter fraud conspiracy theory, which has been embraced by Trumpworld since the 2020 election ended. She began by claiming that the “massive influence of communist money through Venezuela, Cuba, and likely China” is the reason why Joe Biden won.

And besides Twitter, several members of the media were highly critical. CNN's Jake Tapper called it a "hot mess" while Fox News's Kirsten Fisher played fact-checker supreme by pointing out the many lies Giuliani and company told

However at One News Now, a "news source" run by anti-LGBTQ hate group the American Family Association, the reaction to the press conference was, shall we say, a bit more positive to Trump's point of view. Not only that, but the article included comments from various religious right figures which left me wondering just what press conference had they viewed:

"I just found myself hoping and praying that enough Americans were hearing [this new conference] because through the filter of the news, many of them will never know any of that. And I think no matter what side you're on, you're going to be concerned if you hear the evidence that Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell laid out about the corruption in this election." - Sandy Rios, American Family Association 

 "We haven't seen the evidence yet – we today heard it described and it's very troubling … and I certainly believe that Donald Trump and Mike Pence won the presidential election. But courts are going to be very reticent to take the risk of throwing out legitimate votes because other votes were illegal or produced from fraud." - Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families 

 "The Trump campaign conference this morning gave me hope: hope that there are still some truly great Americans who love this country enough to go to the mat to save it." Janet Mefferd, Christian radio talk-show host

And it gets more interesting. 

'Karine Jean-Pierre is 'top candidate' to be Biden's press secretary' & other Thur midday news briefs


Karine Jean-Pierre

Lesbian political powerhouse Karine Jean-Pierre is the “top candidate” to be Biden’s press secretary - Oh that would be sweet! Representation matters.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Catholic League's Bill Donohue falsely claims Biden is launching 'assault on life, marriage, the family, and sexuality'

Catholic League head Bill Donohue isn't smiling when he thinks about Joe Biden as president. Maybe that's not a bad thing.

While some members of the religious right may be holding out for the ridiculous notion that Donald Trump's frivolous lawsuits will give him a second presidential term, the Catholic League isn't taking any chances.

The Catholic League, rumored by many to be only one guy - Bill Donohue - and a fax machine, recently went all out in attacking President-Elect Joe Biden.

From The New Civil Rights Movement:

A Catholic lobbying organization with close ties to the Catholic Church in America has just issued an attack on President-elect Joe Biden. The Catholic League says Biden’s policies will “create confusion” among the Catholic faithful, and his religion – Biden is a devout Catholic – “complicates matters” for the Roman Catholic Church. The group doesn’t even assert that Biden is President-elect, a jab at the top Democrat who has served his country as an elected official for 44 years. “Assuming Joe Biden is chosen as president next month by the Electoral College, he will pose a problem for the bishops,” Catholic League President Bill Donohue says in his latest press release. He adds that “the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop José Gomez, indicated this week that the bishops are already beset by Biden.”

Donohue claimed that Biden's position is an “scheduled assault on life, marriage, the family, and sexuality [which] looks to be on automatic pilot.”  By this, Donohue meant Biden's stance on abortion. And, of course, LGBTQ equality. Particularly that of the transgender community:

(Donohue) goes on to attack transgender people as engaging in a “fictional quest,” and calls the LGBTQ Equality Act “the most serious assault on religious liberty ever countenanced.” He warns it “would lead to an assault on the autonomy of Catholic hospitals and ensure that boys who think they are girls can compete against biological girls, sharing locker rooms and showers with them.” 

So that's the second false accusation against Biden with regards to the transgender community in two days. The first was from former Focus on the Family head James Dobson.

I think we can predict a pattern of possibly how the anti-LGBTQ industry will go after Biden here/.

'YouTube helping PragerU fundraise off of transphobia' & other Wed midday news briefs


YouTube is helping PragerU fundraise off of transphobia - What the hell? Get with it, YouTube! 

Candace Owens gets backlash from Harry Styles fans over 'bring back manly men' tweet - Bring back people who get fame by honestly working for it instead of exploiting resentment. Her BLEXIT gimmick is dying so Owens needs a new thing to keep the little bit of relevancy she has. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

James Dobson mourns Trump's loss, spews transphobic lies at Biden

James Dobson

Whether they like it or not, the religious right has to deal with the fact that Donald Trump lost the recent presidential election and come January will no longer be president. This means they are going to lose all of their access to the White House and the ability to meddle in and muck up policy issues. 

While some are spinning portents of doom and despair, others are handling it with a heavy heart such as former Focus on the Family head James Dobson: 

There is a heaviness within my spirit today on behalf of our beloved nation. I’m sure I share that sentiment with many of you. In a sense, Shirley and I are also grieving over the potential passing of an era, during which I believe God gave America a spiritual reprieve. President Donald Trump was partially responsible for this crucial change of trajectory.

Dobson neglects to say exactly why God chose Trump to be the vessel of a spiritual reprieve for America. I guess he was too busy attempting to paint Trump as a hardworking Christian man besieged by people attempting to destroy him at every turn.

 People who know the President best tell us he is one of the most hard-working and dedicated men ever to serve in the Oval Office. We saw that indefatigable nature during his final campaign, when he once held nine rallies in two days. He is also remarkably resilient. The media and his political opponents hammered him every day for four years. There was never a respite. President Trump arose every morning knowing he would be unfairly ridiculed and attacked from morning to night. . . . Yes, I admire Donald Trump. He is sometimes brash and aggressive. But as a New York entrepreneur and as a president under siege, he has had to be tough to deal with his challenges. But there is no doubt that he loves America and its people. Speaking personally, I will miss his presence on the national stage when he is no longer our President. 

For someone who opposes gay marriage, Dobson seem to be making a strong case why he will divorce his wife and marry Trump.

'Paramount releases trailer for its gay holidays romance' & other Tue midday news briefs


In Poland, hate is spreading against LGBTQ, Jews, Muslims - Just like that, our people have a serious problem in Poland.

Gillian Anderson’s portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Crown is bringing up painful memories for the LGBT+ community - I never realized how much Thatcher was disliked until after she died. She was an appallingly awful woman, particularly when it came to LGBTQ people

Monday, November 16, 2020

LGBTQ Trump supporters get reminded of 'their place' at 'Million MAGA March'

Some LGBTQ people are still under the illusion that Trump supports us.

Last weekend, a few thousand Donald Trump fans went to DC to protest his election loss to former Vice President Joe Biden. Urged on by Trump, these silly folks contended that the election was rigged and thereby stolen from Trump. Of course the only proof they had were bad conspiracy theories and a lot of resentment that the Trump presidency was pretty much over. However, they refused to let that bother them aathey wrapped themselves up in American flags, donned their bright-red MAGA hats and demonstrated their ignorance before God and Man alike.

According to LGBTQNation, two of the organizers of the event were gay Trump supporters:

Brandon Straka, a hairdresser who founded the “Walk Away” movement meant to convince LGBTQ people to abandon the Democratic Party, will co-host a Sunday morning “Rescue America” rally with other third-rate Twitter activists and pundits. Scott Presler, another gay man who has made a name for himself online with his rabid support for President Donald Trump, will speak at the main event on Saturday.

The publication was also quick to point out how these folks were uniting with several not-necessarily LGBTQ supporting groups such as white supremacists, wannabe Nazis, and militia groups. Regardless, apparently Straka, Presler, and any other LGBTQ people supporting Trump actually made it out of the event in one piece. However, something did take place which puts the sad irony of being an LGBTQ Trump supporter on display.

'Does Justice Alito's anti-gay bias present a problem at the Supreme Court?' & other Mon midday news briefs


SCOTUS Justice Alito

Justice Alito begins full-court press on LGBTQ rights by claiming that marriage equality ruling censors people - Justice Alito was never afraid to show his anti-LGBTQ bias and this presents a huge problem. And also a huge asset. 

Ritchie Torres Never Dreamed He’d Be First Black Latino Gay Man Elected To Congress - But you are, Ritchie! You are! (Sorry for the bad Baby Jane impression there). 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Video Details The Top 10 Scandals of the Obama Administration


The above video by The Daily Show needs a wider audience because it opens up a conversation that America is too scared (and/or "too white") to have. I've always believed that things are chaotic now because of one thing - the election of Barack Obama as president. 


Because a black man becoming president was such a new concept, it caused extreme trepidation in a lot of Americans. And unfortunately, our media - PARTICULARLY Fox News - chose to exploit this fear by constantly insinuating that Obama was a "Manchurian leader," that "he hated America," that he "bowed to foreign leaders," etc., etc.  They took the most ridiculous situations and pumped them up to scandalous proportions.

They told so many lies about how Obama is trying to destroy America that it ultimately led to where we are now - an America fearful and totally untrustworthy of our own institutions. An America which elected an incompetent fool who not only led us to the brink but also is presently challenging truth itself  in hopes of a second term in spite of losing the recent election. And what's worse, he has a lot of Americans backing him up; Americans have been fed garbage for years by the media who was supposed to give us objective truth but decided to err on the side of exposure, bias, and greed.

The above video is proof of how it all started. It would be hilarious if it all weren't true. But seeing that it is true, it's downright scary.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

'Bury Your Gays' trope is powerful reminder of what LGBTQ people are fighting against


From YouTube:

Throughout the many LGBTQ stories that have been told onscreen, there is one dominant theme: suffering. From the "Bury Your Gays" trope that sees queer characters dying far more frequently than straight characters, to stories that foreground the struggles of LGBTQ lives, we rarely allow them to be happy. So why have we insisted on making queer characters miserable? Here’s our Take on how this trope has dominated LGBTQ representations over the years, and whether we can get to a place where suffering isn’t always part of their story.

The video is powerful and worth watching. It's reminder that in terms of LGBTQ progress, the struggle isn't over.

Related post - Bury Your Gays

'Biden adds transgender veteran to his transition team' & other Thur midday news briefs


President-Elect Joe Biden

Biden adds transgender veteran to presidential transition team at Department of Defense - In addition to several other LGBTQ people added to Biden's transition team. This is good so far.

"10,000 Portraits of Queer America" Bring Joy and Sanity - I think I may have posted this as a news brief item a while back. If I did, so what. I'm posting it again. Such a wonderful project. It brings me comfort to simply see the pictures.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Franklin Graham's support of Trump ignites a family feud over Billy Graham's legacy


According to a very juicy article in Mountain Xpress from Asheville, NC, Donald Trump has ignited a feud between the family of the late prominent pastor Billy Graham.  On one side stands his son and very vocal Trump supporter Franklin Graham. And on the other is his grandchildren, Aram Tchividjian,and  Jerushah Duford, and their mother and Graham's daughter Gigi Graham Tchividijian. Apparently this feud partly stems from Franklin's claim in 2019 that his father voted for Trump in 2016. 

I hadn’t shared who my father @BillyGraham voted for in 2016 but because of @CTMagazine’s article, I felt it necessary share now. My father knew [Trump], believed in him & voted for him. He believed Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in the history for our nation. 


Tchividjian, while not outwardly calling his uncle a liar, got highly shady with his response.

I’ll never forget that day in 2016 when my grandfather @BillyGraham, shrugged off the symptoms of Parkinson’s and hydrocephalus, got up out of bed for the first time in a year, drove down to the polling station, and cast his vote. What a glorious memory!


According to Mountain Xpress, this exchange blew open the door: 

 For those who hadn’t followed the insular world of evangelical Christianity, this exchange blew into full view a rip in the Graham family’s fabric that mirrors a larger split within the entire evangelical community – a split likely to be accelerated by Trump’s defeat for re-election. Tchividjian and his more outspoken sister, Jerushah Duford, whose mother, Gigi Graham Tchividijian, is Billy Graham’s oldest daughter, have emerged as the family’s most visible critics of their uncle and of Trump. Both have written several books, separately and together, about their grandfather and his worldwide ministry, which was rooted in the North Carolina mountains near Asheville. Although they are not the first among evangelicals to publicly charge Franklin Graham with undermining the memory of his father, the fact that they are bringing the charge from within the family brings powerful momentum to it. Graham declined to comment through a spokesperson.

In an exclusive interview with the publication, Duford called out her uncle for his support of Trump, which she also contends is hurting her grandfather's legacy and the overall integrity of Christianity:

“My grandfather’s goal was to introduce people to the saving love and grace of Jesus and he stayed out of politics for the most part because he knew that he would alienate an audience if he was involved,” Jerushah, 42, said, then adding a reference to her uncle: “He is too polarizing of a personality to be introducing people to Jesus. People outside the church are not going to listen to Franklin.” Her brother, two years older, said that his uncle Franklin’s public claim about Billy Graham voting for Trump was “such blatant baloney” that he couldn’t resist responding with the sarcastic tweet. Tchividjian said that he now regards his uncle and Trump as “two peas in a pod.”

The article deserves reading and sharing. It also proves yet again that karma does not play. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

'Embrace Your Bullsh!t' - The Top Five Times the Religious Right practically swooned over Donald Trump

One thing we must never forget about the Donald Trump presidency is how quickly and often the religious right pandered to him.

Remember, while presently watching this mess going down with Trump refusing to concede the election wihch he fairly lost, the increase in COVID infections, and the general chaos, how conservative evangelicals contributed to it all.  These self-appointed religious leaders have done nothing and said nothing to quell the situation.  They only cared about what Donald Trump gave them and as long he gave them goodies (access to the White House, photo ops, policies favoring their desires, conservative judges), they threw plaudits after him as if he were the Second Coming of Jesus. They didn't give a damn about the damage he was doing to the country. Most likely, they still don't.


First is Gary Bauer. His claim to fame is being the first president of hate group the Family Research Council and undermining the fight against AIDS while working in the Reagan Administration. According to Reagan's Surgeon General, the late C. Everette Koop, Bauer undermined his ability to communicate to Reagan the severity of AIDS because he felt it "God's punishment."

Next is former Focus on the Family head James Dobson, the one who thinks that gays have thousands of sexual partners.

I'm including two times from Franklin Graham because honestly if kissing Trump's ass was an Olympic sport, they would have to create a special medal in Graham's honor.

And last but not least, the following is simply an embarrassing display of obsequiousness:

You love Donald Trump? Good Lord, James Dobson!

'Aspiring transgender soldiers call on Biden to restore their right to serve' & other Tue midday news briefs

Aspiring Transgender Soldiers Call On Biden To Restore Their Right To Serve - Damn right! Keep the promise, Joe.

Monday, November 09, 2020

Michelle Bachmann wants God to use 'iron rod' to smash the 'delusion' of the presidential election

Michele Bachmann

While some conservative evangelicals such as Franklin Graham and Tony Perkins are playing coy with the news of Trump's defeat, others are reacting badly. And by badly, I mean hilariously. Far be it from me to make fun of the disappointment of others, but these folks exploited their faith for worldly power and now it's blowing up in their faces.

Sympathy should not be on the menu for them. 

But if you ask me, the one who wins the booby prize has to be former Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann. Bachmann, who has been known for basic homophobia, took it upon herself to appeal to God to use his "iron rod" in order to smash the outcome of the recent presidential election . . . in a figurative sense of course.

I'm trying to keep from making corny jokes. Really I am. But it's hard. Harder than the rod Bachmann wants God to use (whoops! there I go!)

'Fort Lauderdale out mayor faced intimidation & slurs. He was still reelected' & other Mon midday news briefs


Fort Lauderdale’s out mayor faced intimidation & slurs from Trump supporters. He was still reelected. - Perseverance defined. 

Claire McCaskill Sorry for Blaming 'Transsexuals' for Democrat Losses - Yes you should be. Totally wrong and inappropriate on so many levels.

Sunday, November 08, 2020

With Trump's loss to Biden, anti-LGBTQ evangelicals will hopefully lose their White House access

With Donald Trump losing the election to Joe Biden, anti-LGBTQ Trump officials such as Roger Severino (bottom pic) will hopefully be out of a job and conservative evangelicals (posing with Trump in the first pic) will lose their ability to dictate White House policy. 

There are a lot of reasons why I, as a gay man, am looking forward to  the upcoming Biden Administration. Probably at the top of the list will be an elimination of the open door policy the White House had with the anti-LGBTQ right. 

Because of the support white evangelicals gave Trump in 2016 and beyond, he pretty much became their sugar daddy. When not personally obliging their wishes (such as creating a nonsensical ban on trans people serving in the military based on false information) he let them run amok in his administration and they not only did a lot of what they wanted to endanger LGBTQ equality and safety, they also bragged about their access.


The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins said in August (2017), “I’ve been to the White House I don’t know how many more times in the first six months this year than I was during the entire Bush administration.” The Susan B. Anthony List’s Marjorie Dannenfelser said she visited the White House seven times in Trump’s first 100 days in office. 

Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America said in September, “I’m told from people before me that even under George W. Bush, we didn’t have this kind of access. It certainly is unprecedented and we’re very grateful.” Land gushed about evangelicals having “unprecedented access” to the White House, adding that there “are more evangelicals in this administration as personnel than any administration in my lifetime.”

 In exchange for access and help on their policy priorities, Trump has earned the love of the Religious Right. Some called his election a miracle. Others determined that he must have personally come to Christ. Many have gone to bat for Trump’s most controversial comments and positions. An early campaign faith adviser started a group called POTUS Shield that is dedicated to shielding the president from spiritual attack. 


In exchange, Perkins and company continued to give Trump support or cover whenever his excesses attracted too much negative attention. The word "mulligan" comes to mind.

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Joe Biden beats Donald Trump! Becomes 46th president.

 This says it all:

Let me put it another way:

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Watching the ballot count with Eartha Kitt and Grace Jones

I need a little release after this week. I won't go over what's going on because I think everyone knows. This presidential election is crazy. But it's almost over and it looks good. However, it is playing havoc on my nerves and my postings. So I think a comical post is due because laughter is always a wonderful release. I didn't think that the 1992 movie Boomerang was all that good, but gay icons Eartha Kitt and Grace Jones stole their scenes. Definitely not safe for work.


'SCOTUS appears poised to rule for foster care agency against LGBTQ couples (and LGBTQ taxpayers)' & other Thur morning news briefs

Supreme Court appears poised to rule for foster care agency against LGBTQ couples - You never know but certain judges - no doubt secure with a 6-3 conservative majority - were showing their asses. Unfortunately, I don't think the subject of tax dollars even came up.

2020 election brought notable firsts for LGBTQ candidates - But, just in case you haven't heard, the LGBTQ community had a very good night during Tuesday's elections. Baby steps forward are still steps and we took many during the election. 

Editorial: Wake-up call on LGBTQ rights - That's right. And marching alone won't do it. We are against very moneyed, very skilled folks. We got skills too.

Monday, November 02, 2020

Supercut video reveals how Melania and Tiffany Trump are attempting to gaslight LGBTQ people into supporting duplicitous Donald

Tiffany Trump is trying to trick LGBTQ people into supporting her father.

No doubt, I have been driving people crazy with my posts about the election and for that I apologize. But to me, this is strangest, most off-the-wall, most crucial presidential election I can remember. This has to be the first election in which LGBTQ people being simultaneously scapegoated and gaslit by the same side. While conservatives and Republicans are attempting to scare voters with lies about the so-called evils of homosexuality and eight-year-old trans children undergoing surgery, Melania and Tiffany Trump are assuring us that Donald Trump is our best friend.  And some idiots are attempting to make us fall for it.

But there is always truth which cannot be hidden and "receipts" that are always kept. This wonderful supercut video from The Recount speaks for itself:

What else there left to be said except for get out there and vote. LGBTQ safety, rights, and future depends upon it. 

'Lindsey Graham makes anti-LGBTQ comments hailing 'traditional family structure'' & other Mon midday news briefs

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Graham makes anti-LGBTQ comments hailing ‘traditional family structure’
 - WHICH is the epitome of irony. Graham is in the fight of his life. Regardless of how it may end, he will learn this electoral season.

Our Activism Can't End With the Presidential Election - So true, no matter who wins. It's not just about the election because the work needs to continue. 

Sunday, November 01, 2020

The 2020 Election Vogue Ball Dance Off - the Legendary House of Democrats vs. the House of Republicans

Picture the 2020 Election as a vogue ball dance-off featuring the Legendary House of Democrats vs. the House of Republicans.

These next two days - and possibly afterwards - are probably going to be strenuous and stressful. And no doubt some folks are going to bend over backwards to make them as drama-filled as possible. 

So right now, take a breath and enjoy this video by youtuber The Tebbster