How a Trump Turnabout on Gay Rights Hurts Republicans

I doubt any of them care, but…

CODY, Wyo. — During Donald Trump’s campaign, he repeatedly cast himself as a supporter of L.G.B.T. rights. As president, however, he is being urged by fringe-right groups and raging extremists to sign a “religious liberty” executive order that would allow discrimination against gays, women and religious minorities.

As one Republican to another, I’d like to offer this bit of advice to President Trump: Don’t do it.

I wish it were as simple as pointing out that supporting discrimination against anyone is just a bad idea and that doing so in the name of religion is hypocritical as well. But just for good measure, I’ll offer a few more reasons.

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University ignored warnings leaving him free to bully trans student on stage

How the hell did this happen? This is sickening that the University of Wisconsin knowingly allowed this to happen.

University ignored warnings about far-right speaker, leaving him free to bully trans student on stage.

A university ignored multiple warnings about a speaker’s extreme views and history of abusive behaviour – leaving him free to single out a trans student and bully them on-stage.

Far-right internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos has seen his media profile rise thanks to attention-grabbing bigoted comments and support of Donald Trump, whom he refers to as ‘daddy’.

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Epic Tirade Against Our Would-be Leader

I wasn’t going to post this, but then I learned through the Facebook page Lizzy the Lezzy that this brilliant woman is actually transgender. To me, that makes it even more epic than ever. She let loose with both barrels and hit our Fearless Leader right between the eyes, where he’ll just ignore it. But, as my BFF pointed out, other countries need to see and understand that not all of us accept what’s going on.

Danielle Muscato who defines herself as an “atheist, civil rights activist, musician and trans woman” launched a twitter tirade against Donald Trump after his ironic tweet about Saturday Night Live’s latest skit.

Epic Tirade

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New Regime Leadership: Jeff Sessions

I think I’m going to start a new series which I hope you all will contribute to as we fall into lives under a new regime. I admit I don’t go searching for news. I mainly post what I come across on Facebook or the handful of news sites I look at. So if you know of others that might fall under this New Regime Leadership series, please please share.

The man President-elect Donald Trump has nominated as his attorney general pick is a vocal opponent on issues like same-sex marriage and federal hate-crimes legislation, raising concerns among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community,

“It is deeply disturbing that Jeff Sessions, who has such clear animus against so many Americans — including the LGBTQ community, women and people of color — could be charged with running the very system of justice designed to protect them,” Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, said in a statement.

“When Donald Trump was elected, he promised to be president for all Americans, and it is hugely concerning and telling that he would choose a man so consistently opposed to equality as one of his first — and most important — cabinet appointees,” Griffin added.

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Hope or Hate?

Hello Lovelies,

It’s been a rollercoaster week for me and I’m sure you feel the same. I’ve alternated between being scared for my own personal future as a Lesbian and as a woman, but also for this country. And wanting to do the right thing of trying to understand the other side. I hate living in a country so divided like this. Especially when I have friends who are on the opposite side of the chasm.

I am terrified that this will become a country like North Korea, cut off from the world and run by extreme Christians whose leader has probably never set foot in a church. A country so full of hate that LGBT are shot on site. A country so full of hate that women become the chattel we once were so long ago. I have friends in other countries that I would like to continue to communicate with and I fear that might come to an end. I am afraid that any country that pisses this president elect off in the slightest way, he’ll bomb into non-existence. That’s no way to handle things.

Yet I hear all of those who say that the reason we are in the situation we’ve found ourselves in is because we don’t talk to one another. So I sit in contemplative silence trying to find the means to start bridging the gap. I cannot begin to figure out how to unravel the hate. Christian Conservatives claim to follow the bible and while I haven’t opened one in a while, I’m pretty sure that there are plenty of verses in there about helping others. On a whim I have searched for a few…

  • Matthew 5:42
  • John 15:12
  • Matthew 25:35-40
  • James 2:14-17
  • 1 John 3:17
  • 1 John 4:19-20
  • Philippians 2:4

And in each of these instances, there is no foot note or asterisk leading you to a note at the bottom of the page in tiny print that reads, “If you disagree with this, it’s okay, you’re still a part of the team.”

How does love conquer hate? How do I find hope again? I wish I had answers.

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And So It Begins…

These may be rumors right now, but I would not be surprised in the least if they were to turn out to be true. Transgender parenting groups report that there have been teen suicides in the wake of the election. Heartbreaking. Gut wrenching. But this is what America wants.

Social media reactions to the outcome of the 8 November 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States included a viral rumor holding that Facebook transgender parenting groups had witnessed anywhere between one and nine suicide attempts among the children of the groups’ members.

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Matthew Shepard’s Mother’s Warning

Back on October 13, 2016, I shared with you the anniversary remembrance of the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard. Today she’s speaking out against hate.

The mother of Matthew Shepard ― a gay student who was brutally attacked and left to die in a 1998 hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming ― is warning voters about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s bullying.

In an ad released by the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA, Judy Shepard speaks about Trump’s violent rhetoric on the campaign trail.

“I’ve seen what can happen as the result of hate,” Shepard says in the video, released weeks after the 18th anniversary of her son’s death.

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