Monday, January 06, 2020

'2020 California laws that will help the LGBTQ community' & other Tue midday news briefs

Trump says Buttigieg is “trying to pretend” he’s a Christian & Mayor Pete’s having none of it - Cause Trump has cornered the market on pretending.

Town hall addressing violence against Kenai Peninsula LGBTQ community draws large crowd - An issue in Alaska which is, unfortunately, more common than people realize. 

‘Saved By The Bell’ Reboot To Feature Transgender Teen In Lead Role - Never been a fan of reboots, but this promises to be interesting.

On MSNBC, transgender activist Monica Roberts breaks down how transphobic rhetoric leads to violence

During a recent edition of MSNBC Live with Kendis Gibson, a good friend of mine and a wonderful transgender activist Monica Roberts, who runs the GLAAD Media Award-winning blog Transgriot, was interviewed about how transphobic rhetoric leads to violence against community.

It goes without saying that she did a wonderful job. And it was definitely a refreshing thing to see a transgender American invited on a news program. Particularly in light of how the Fox News network  and the rest of the right-wing media will practically bend over backwards to exclude the trans community in debates, while giving transphobic people and groups a wide berth to spew their lies.

Hat tip to Media Matters.