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Florida’s latest Gish Gallop of legislative cruelty

Reading Time: 5 minutes May 17 was the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. It was also the day when Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed five new bills into law, under a so-called “Let Kids Be Kids” package that would better fit the title if certain childhood traumas, like lockdown drills, weren’t considered part of doing business in […]

Posted inLatest research

UK census: Most LGBT people are nonreligious

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s always interesting to see the demographic connections between religious worldviews (or lack thereof) and politics. One often assumes that the more politically liberal one is, the higher the chance that they will be nonreligious. Pew Research Center has found that 53% of “nones”—religiously unaffiliated—are or lean Democrat, with only 23% favoring the Republican Party. […]

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Hate disguised as ‘parental rights’: A California anti-LGBT bill fails (for now)

Reading Time: 3 minutes This week, California Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, the head of the Assembly’s Education Committee, refused to schedule a hearing for AB1314, a bill that would have required school officials to notify parents when a child identified as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth.  Muratsuchi slammed the bill for being “bad policy” […]

Posted inIdentity

Litter box hoax comes to Ireland

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I grew up in Ireland in the 1980s, it would take months for a movie to go from general release in America into my local cinema. Nowadays, everything is everywhere all at once. Apparently, anti-trans propaganda is following the 1980s protocol. You might have heard a story. It’s always the same. It comes from […]

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Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ bill and (particularly American) Christianity’s enduring power to compel evil

Reading Time: 4 minutes In some ways, the malign influence of Christianity makes the entire planet unsafe—the alliance between US fundamentalists seeking to bring on the Second Coming and Jewish fanatics in Israel and Palestine is just one example, and it nicely demonstrates that the outsize power of America gives its many fundamentalists global reach, too. This is why […]

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The MAGA drag queen: Lady Maga USA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryan Woods is many things. He’s a Salt Lake City resident. He’s gay. He’s a Mormon. He’s a fervent fan of former President Donald J Trump. However, he doesn’t consider himself a drag queen even though Ryan’s alter ego is Lady Maga USA. Let’s put a pin in that nomenclature hand grenade for a second. […]

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