Sunday, March 01, 2020

'Gay board member stands up for community, LGBTQ curriculum in the face of fear mongering' & other Mon midday news briefs

The religious right got up in arms about LGBTQ curriculum. This out board member responded. - With firm dignity. Lord knows, they didn't make it easy for him to do what he did.

Divide over state-mandated LGBTQ curriculum deepens in Hudson County - As you can see, the issue in New Jersey referenced in the above news brief is a controversy across the state. But those wanting the LGBTQ curriculum are showing that they are holding their own big time in the face of so much inaccuracies. 

Buttigieg is ending his presidential bid - He made history and now ends his campaign for the sake of party unity, no doubt. He'll be back. 

White Gay Men Are Destroying Queer Black Lives With “Party ‘n’ Play” Sex And Meth Addiction - An awful and sad story which has to be told.

Congresswoman AOC condemns using 'religious liberty' to justify anti-LGBTQ discrimination in fiery speech

Last week, there was a Congressional hearing on how "religious liberty" is being weaponized to justify anti-LGBTQ discrimination. Another example of Trump's incompetence (this time dealing with the coronavirus) dominated the media and was one reason why the hearing missed receiving a well-deserved spotlight. That's unfortunate on so many levels, particularly because the above video featuring Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).

She blasted using religion to justify discrimination by referencing how it has been distorted over the years to justify other forms of bigotry. She went on to say that those claiming to be Christian would probably use it to justify turning their backs on Jesus. Naturally conservative sites have gone bonkers against her and that's a good thing. It's about time someone broke it down on the level she did and viewing her speech is an excellent way to begin the week as a reminder of the stakes for our community in the 2020 election.