15 posts categorized "HRC"

Mar 29 2021
Tennessee & Arkansas Go After Trans Youth With New Bills Comments (0)

Tennessee is the latest state whose GOP legislators are going after trans children — because they're low-hanging fruit.

The Tennessee House has passed an odious bathroom bill that would require businesses that allow trans people to use the bathroom of their choice to post offensive signage to that effect.

HRC's Melodía Gutiérrez says:

After watching Governor Bill Lee sign Melodia-gutierrez-hrc-boyculturetheir discriminatory anti-transgender sports bill into law on Friday, The Tennessee House quickly moved to revisit an old, failed anti-equality fight, the so-called “Bathroom Bill” and continue their relentless assault against LGBTQ and specifically transgender people. Denying transgender people the ability to play sports or access the bathroom consistent with their gender identity is part of a pernicious, degrading, and  systematic attempt to dehumanize one of our most vulnerable communities. Transgender children especially are faced with heightened levels of anxiety, depression, and dysphoria when they are denied the chance to live consistent with their identity. The people of Tennessee are facing serious challenges that affect their everyday lives, from healthcare to infrastructure, including a pandemic that requires decisive action from its state leaders. Instead, the legislature is focused on targeting transgender people and advancing their “Slate of Hate.”

And BTW, most Republicans don't care about where trans people pee — though more and more decide they do when their GOP reps whip it into a social wedge issue.

Not to be outdone, Arkansas is moving closer to a law that would ban all gender-affirming health care to trans kids. I guess Big Government is only a no-no when you're a right-winger?

 
Feb 05 2021
Wrestler On Coming Out As Trans + QAnon Shaman Shorn + Public Kink In NYC + David Hogg's New Pillow Company + AMERICAN GIGOLO Goes To Jail + MORE! —12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: He and his shadow.

BELOW: Keep reading for a trans wrestling star, the QAnon Shaman shorn, a kinky guy in NYC using you to get his kicks and more ...

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Jan 30 2021
Ex-QAnon Cultist Tells Anderson Cooper: I THOUGHT YOU ATE BABIES + Biden's Historic Pro-LGBTQ Stance + Trump Groomed By Russia Since '80s + RIP SOPHIE + MORE — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Outerwear for the '20s.

BELOW: Keep reading for a guy telling Anderson Cooper he thought the CNN host ate babies, ex-KGBer says Trump's been a Russian asset for 40 years, Biden's historic support for LGBTQ people and more ...

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Jan 20 2021
Biden Issues MOST SUBSTANTIVE, WIDE-RANGING LGBTQ Exec Order In History — On Day 1 Comments (0)

Blueprint-for-Positive-Change-Biden-boycultureHRC's Blueprint for Positive Change 2020 led the way. (Image via HRC)

On Day 1 of his presidency, not even his first full day, President Biden issued what the Human Rights Campaign points out is a landmark executive order regarding LGBTQ rights.

HRC President Alphonso David said in a statement:

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Aug 27 2020
Tyler Posey's Sausage Party + Richard Grenell's Lie-Strewn Speech + Trevor Noah Trolls Trump + Kenosha Police Chief Blames Victims + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: If it ain't broke ...

BELOW: Keep reading for Trevor Noah's Trump-trolling, Richard Grenell's less-than-histoRic speech at the RNC, Shemar Moore! Moore! Moore! and, well, more ...

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Jun 08 2019
Emotional Actor Jake Choi Accepts Visibility Award: I WAS JUST SAYING MY TRUTH Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 8.41.35 AM“Queerness was not an option.” (Image via video still)

Sexually fluid Korean-American actor Jake Choi of the 2015 gay romance Front Cover broke down while accepting his HRC Visibility Award in Columbus, Ohio, speaking about ...

“ ... the kids like me growing up in all kinds of neighborhoods, some afraid, some lost and confused, some thrown out by their families because of who they are or who they love, too many who have taken their own lives due to bullying either by peers or their families and relatives.” 

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Jun 03 2019
Griffin Barrows Spreads The Love + Kenneth vs. Twitter + Crowder Investigated + Kushner Defends Racist Trump + GOPer Laughs At Gay Execution + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Ain't it the pits?!

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May 19 2019
DiMarco On Equality + Australian Vote Got 1 Thing Right + India's 1st-Ever Out Jock + Boy George On Madonna + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: The eyes have it.

BELOW: Keep reading for Nyle DiMarco's important message, India's first-ever out athlete, Boy George on Madonna and more ...

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