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Posted inLGBTQ News

Don’t send my anti-trans, anti-abortion mom to Congress, says gay daughter

Reading Time: 4 minutes Florida State Senator Kelli Stargel is one of the least thoughtful, cruelest politicians in the country. The Republican lawmaker spearheaded the state’s 15-week abortion ban, pushed to ban trans girls from playing on the appropriate school sports teams, and was a reliable rubber stamp for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ awful COVID policies. Now she’s running for Congress, […]

Posted inLGBTQ

The UK will outlaw conversion therapy for gays, but not trans people

Reading Time: 3 minutes When the government refers to “talking therapies” it is, in effect, referring to prayer. So its exclusion of trans people from a conversion therapy ban it announced last week can only be interpreted as capitulation to pressure from religious groups who have been working flat-out to retain all “pray-away-the-gay” interventions. In announcing the ban in […]

Posted inLGBTQ News

Well, Boris Johnson, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten us into!

Reading Time: 4 minutes From Brexit through to the Partygate scandal, Britain’s posturing prat of a prime minister managed to turn the UK into an international laughing stock—and he’s now landed the country in another pickle over the cancellation of an international LGBT+ conference his own administration organized. Last year, the Conservative government called on businesses and individuals to […]

Posted inSex & Gender

The secular humanist’s guide to trans advocacy

Reading Time: 16 minutes I really didn’t want to have to write this piece. Amid pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine, along with famines, the ravages of climate change, and other global conflicts, did the U.S. really need to exacerbate human trauma by introducing so much harmful legislation lately? Gosh. Even writing that, it’s hard to pin down which […]

Posted inLGBTQ

Richard Dawkins Urges People to Sign ‘Declaration’ Opposing Trans Rights

Reading Time: 3 minutes I regret to inform you that Richard Dawkins is at it again. On Monday, the well-known atheist author urged his nearly 3 million Twitter followers to sign the “Declaration on Women’s Sex-based Rights,” a document that effectively aims to deny civil rights to transgender women. (It’s always trans women who are the problems for this […]

Posted inUncategorized

J.K. Rowling and the Measuring of a Woman

Reading Time: 8 minutes Lately, a huge controversy hit social media when J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, offered a series of her own hot takes on transgender people. Some of what she said sounded very much like the stuff we see out of toxic Christians, so today I wanted to talk about the measure of a woman. What goes into womanhood? Who gets to decide? And who gets excluded by these lists of requirements?

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