Wednesday, June 24, 2020

'Majorities support policies banning discrimination against LGBTQ people's health care access' & other Thur midday news briefs

Watch Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper's sons meet for the first time - Okay, yes. This is cute.

Trans Latino Man Named 2020's Social Worker of the Year - Cool! 

There Are Dozens Of Different LGBTQ+ Flags, But What Do They Mean? - This is a wonderful article. People get so hung up on the flags. Just celebrate the diversity of people in our community. We don't have to unite behind just one flag.

Russian ad against gay adoption goes way beyond the pale

From The Moscow Times:

 Pro-Kremlin media groups have released a political ad that bashes gay marriage and paints same-sex adoption in a negative light. The video urges Russians to vote in a referendum on constitutional amendments which is scheduled for July 1. The amendments include provisions for defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, as well as allowing presidents to run for office regardless of the number of previous terms they served. This would allow Putin to run for two more consecutive six-year terms, making him 83 at the time he would step down from office.

So many ethnic and religious groups have to fight hurtful stereotypes. For African-Americans, it's the claim that we are all criminals. Jewish people have battled the "global takeover" nonsense. Muslims are constantly accused of being violent fanatics.

And LGBTQ people are supposedly "recruiting" children. It's an old ugly lie, which as the above video demonstrates, is universally used to stigmatize and encourage hate against us.

Related post - Ghastly, Homophobic Ad Is Latest In Russian Campaign Against Gays