Sunday, April 17, 2016

Queer lives matter too

There's been a gratifying push-back against those states that have recently been mining the homophobia motherlode with those so-called "bathroom bills." Those bills particularily single out trans people by writing into law that it is illegal to use a bathroom that does not match your genitals.

You may have presented as female for twenty years, but if you couldn't afford the surgery and are still carrying that unfortunate appendage around, well, it's now a crime to pee in the ladies loo.

Seriously, who makes this shit up?

This kind of micro-management of people's toilet habits seems a little unseemly for a great country like the USA.

They're playing with this sort of legislation in a number of Bible-belt states, and it's good to see that the world has noticed. Bruce Springsteen for one has cancelled shows on account of it. Cyndi Lauper hasn't cancelled but promises to pass along all profits to LGBT rights causes. Cirque du Soleil has cancelled shows, as will many other mainstream entertainment acts.

But what I'd really like to see is the old wang-danger himself take a stand for queer inclusion.

Come on Ted, we know you must have jammed with a few fags in the course of your fifty year music career...

Speak up!

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