Florida Republicans still encourage LGBTQ hatred four years after Pulse

 A few blocks from my home is the site of the Pulse massacre. We just passed the 4-year anniversary. In the six months that led up to the massacre, Florida Republicans had introduced more than 200 bills attacking freedoms of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. But it’s okay: my right-wing friends tell me everything's all…

SCOTUS rules that LGBTQ can sue for workplace bias

Title VII protections now includes LGBTQ in a single watershed decision. Happy Pride month. x .@business: The ruling came in one of two LGBT workplace-bias cases the court has been considering. The justices could rule momentarily in the second case, which concerns discrimination against transgender workers. https://t.co/9xv8jXJF2N— Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) June 15, 2020 x BREAKING: Supreme…

Isn't disarming Elmer Fudd like making a sex essentialist use the wrong toilet

I can’t breathe a long sigh when the two exemplars for bad firearms safety, Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam are revised like the cops in E.T. relegated to brandishing radios. Like Trump at St John’s church, some props don’t work. All that’s left is Porky Pig’s speech disability. “Animators working on the new series have ensured that…

CORRECTED: Anti-LGBTQ Israeli health minister has COVID-19

Pink News has corrected its reporting on this story: An earlier version of this article referenced two inaccurate reports regarding Yaakov Litzman blaming the coronavirus pandemic on homosexuality. This has since been corrected. Apparently, it was an Israeli rabbi named Meir Mazuz who had made the comments about COVID-19 being a divine punishment. So while the…

MS-Sen: Human Rights Campaign Endorses Mike Espy (D) For U.S. Senate

Received this e-mail today from Mike Espy’s (D. MS) U.S. Senate campaign: After receiving more than 75 endorsements from local and state leaders across Mississippi this week, Mike secured another big endorsement from the national LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Mike is proud to have the endorsement of HRC once again, as he did…

Student expelled from Christian school after posing with rainbow cake

I went to Catholic school and often ate Lucky Charms on Saturdays. Not every Saturday. You know, when I’d get a wild hair. I wasn’t gay or anything. I just liked Lucky Charms. Something about the festive assortment of colors and the convivial cardboard texture. Not that there’s anything wrong with being gay, of course….

Hallmark Channel removes gay-friendly ads after conservative group complains

One day we’ll be well past this kind of thing, but for now … The Hallmark Channel has pulled four gay-friendly ads featuring lesbian women getting married and kissing at an altar. The ads, for Zola.com, were apparently deemed too “controversial” for the family- evangelical Christian-friendly network. AP: “The debate surrounding these commercials on all sides…

Dallas straight pride event attracts 3 proud straights

That’s not a typo. 3 Some reports said 2, but as we all know crowd estimation is a notoriously inexact science. Hey, even Donald Trump’s inauguration had at least twice that many attendees. The “march,” which took place in Dallas on Saturday, was hosted by an anti-LGBTQ group called Protecting Our Next Generations. And it was,…

Some Focus Group Data From South Carolina Black Democrats On Pete Buttigieg.

According to this article from the SC newspaper The State, Pete Buttigieg has his work cut out for him when it comes to black Democratic voters in SC. Buttigieg focus groups found being gay ‘a barrier’ for some black South Carolina voters Internal focus groups conducted by Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign this summer reveal a…

I wrote a lesbian sports fiction eBook!

I haven’t written a full story here on DailyKos in a while, and that’s because I’ve been busy writing an eBook under my full legal name, Aaron Apollo Camp. I can now say that my eBook has been published, and it’s an amazing accomplishment to write a book and have it published! My first eBook…

Marco Rubio attacks Elizabeth Warren over her brilliant defense of gay marriage

First, Elizabeth Warren’s brilliant response to a recent question about “traditional” (i.e., noninclusive and oppressive) values: x Elizabeth Warren's pro-equal marriage putdown is the best thing you'll see today pic.twitter.com/rfCQ7RzpkN— The Independent (@Independent) October 11, 2019 QUESTIONER: “Let’s say you’re on the campaign trail …” WARREN: “I have been … [laughter]” QUESTIONER: “… and a supporter…

AOC throws shade at 'Straight Pride' Parade

Biggest shock of the new millennium: Straight white women were not flocking to Boston’s “Straight Pride” parade in droves yesterday. God only knows why. Oh, but they did have a T-rex, and one of those inflatable-wavy-arm-tube-men you see in front of car washes. Also, unfortunately for them, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was watching: For men who are allegedly…

Yesterday, I came out as polysexual

A little less than 36 hours ago, I revealed my true colors. No, I didn’t go to Finland to betray my country in the presence of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. I came out as a polysexual man, and, for the first time in my lifetime, I actually feel at peace with myself. The image associated…

Milo Yiannopoulos named grand marshal for 'straight pride' parade

No, Milo Yiannopoulos is not straight, but this parade is really more about being proud of being an asshole, and he definitely qualifies on that score. The Hill: Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been named the grand marshal for Boston’s “Straight Pride” parade. … “I might technically be a sequined and perfectly coiffed friend of Dorothy’s, but…

Trump sits down for a crazy-as-fudge interview with Piers Morgan

Had I known Donald Trump was sitting down for an interview with Piers Morgan I would have been frightened out of my mind knowing they might spontaneously collapse into a douchebag singularity and swallow up the solar system and, eventually, the outer spiral arm of our galaxy. But that didn’t happen. Instead we witnessed a supernova of spittle and…