The Homophobia They Don’t Even Notice
I don’t have any link to this. It’s just my own observations on social media. And it’s short and sweet.
Homophobia is not just that blatant kind of discrimination where LGBTQ people are put down and banned from something. It’s not just about a Christian baker not wanting to bake a cake for a gay wedding. It goes much deeper than that, and unfortunately I see it all the time with our so-called straight allies. It’s a form of passive aggressive homophobia that’s still widely acceptable.
For example, whenever someone jokes about the old MASH character, Corporal Klinger, in a certain context, that’s homophobia, too. They might not be smart enough to know it, but we know it. Most of the time we’ll never say anything about it. We just let it go. But we know. We can spot that kind of homophobia miles away, and we will not forget you did it either.
Stonewall Riots Veteran Miss Major Endorses Bernie
Now that Pete Buttigieg is out of the Presidential race a lot of LGBTQ people are looking to support someone else. I see a lot of Tweets about it myself and people seem to be all over the place right now.
Miss Major recently Tweeted to followers, “Go Bernie!” She’s known for her role in the Stonewall riots, but she’s also accomplished a great deal more with regard to human rights abuses.
You can check this out, here. There’s a video with the full Tweet from Miss Major.
Virginia Bans Conversion Therapy On Minors
This is big because in banning conversion therapy Virginia actually becomes the first southern state to do so. I know. It’s hard to believe that conversion therapy is legal anywhere. Unfortunately though, it is legal in some places.
This means there are now 20 states that have banned conversion therapy on minors. Although, adults can still practice it legally. Virginia Governor Northam said this:
“Conversion therapy sends the harmful message that there is something wrong with who you are,” said Governor Northam.