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Monsoon Season

Jinkx Monsoon won Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Well deserved, and in no small part helped by this:

But now she’s back on All Stars Season 7, and the second episode was Snatch Game again. And Jinkx… is absolutely on another level this year.

That’s but a taste. Seriously, get yourself in front of the whole episode. It’s a barn-burner.

#SayGay

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill has gone into effect, and the idiots who passed it should have been careful what they wished for because they are really gonna get it:

Is this real?
Don’t know. Don’t care

The point is not whether this is a just-so story or an actual email from a teacher. The point is, that the bigots who wrote the law thought it might not pass if they made explicit the hetero-normative bias they hold. If they had literally said, Cis-gender and heterosexual and binary is the ONLY thing that’s acceptable, by the grace of our Lord and Savior, Jayzuss.

So they left that part tacit and… guess what? Tacit does not work so well in black-letter law.

Ideas for how to be compliant with the law could easily lead to something like the Dear Florida Parent note above. In fact, it might have to.

Now, they will deny with every breath that the motivation for the law is religious. And at the highest level it’s probably true: more like the cynical idea to whip their base into a frenzy, scapegoating people who are least able to defend themselves. But the Florida voters who keep these creeps in power? They are much more interested in feeding their fear, hatred and bigotry than applying the genuine idea of the Bill of Rights. They don’t care that religion makes garbage law, because they somehow remain confident it’s never coming for them.

Rainbow-Washing, Defined

My fellow Americans, I give you the Trump Court.

When every mainstream outlet is twisting a ruling like this into a pretzel so they can say it’s somehow not so bad?

It’s so bad.

Sadly, this picture never happened. If it had, you’d know where six of these nine truly stand: on the side of the rainbow-washers.

In case you’re wondering what rainbow-washing is, you can click here. TL;DR, it’s putting on an Ally face while remaining true to the cause of the bigot.

The Trumpist is always true to the cause of the bigot. That’s just how identity works.

Happy Pride!

It’s important to remember that celebrating June as Pride month may date back to Stonewall, but the rebellion in support of LGBTQ+ rights goes back even earlier

Click for a quick history lesson

And just like this woman, we can’t stop. The current Supreme Court is no friend of anyone but white Christian men, and we have a long road to fixing that.

Hallmark’s Imagination

McFadden for TheNib.com

In the imagination of Hallmark and of the “Million Moms”* who trolled them into this stupid move, the reality of LGBTQ humanity is still an open question.

I guess other open questions include the flatness of the Earth and whether witches float or not.

* – Really not a million people at all, moms or otherwise. Really a website run by the AFA, which is as likely to be a Russian front as any other right-wing hate group.

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