Babylon Bee managing editor: “Translation: they are declaring a state of emergency for their corporate extortion racket that nobody wants anything to do with anymore.”
Yes, the Human Rights Campaign declared a state of emergency for the first time ever over the treatment of the gay community!
Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — officially declared a state of emergency for LGBTQ+ people in the United States for the first time in its more than 40-year history, following an unprecedented and dangerous spike in anti-LGBTQ+ legislative assaults sweeping state houses this year. A new report released by HRC today — LGBTQ+ Americans Under Attack — details more than 75 anti-LGBTQ+ bills that have been signed into law this year alone, more than doubling last year’s number, which was previously the worst year on record.
The sharp rise in anti-LGBTQ+ measures has spawned a dizzying patchwork of discriminatory state laws that have created increasingly hostile and dangerous environments for LGBTQ+ people, prompting HRC today to also issue a national warning and downloadable guidebook for the LGBTQ+ community — including health and safety resources, a summary of state-by-state laws, “know your rights” information, and resources designed to support LGBTQ+ travelers as well as those already living in hostile states. This guidebook will arm LGBTQ+ people with resources and information to help ensure safety in all 50 states.
Guys, it’s an emergency because some states don’t allow doctors to mutilate children! They also don’t allow biological men to participate in women’s sports! They don’t allow transgenders to use their “chosen” bathroom!
A transgender friend of mine is frustrated over the bathroom stuff. She told me that everyone has probably shared a public bathroom with a transgender at one point, but some transgenders had to make it known and ruined it for everyone.
The lies. CLIMATE OF FEAR. The lies make me so sick:
Florida stands at the forefront of the fight against these oppressive laws now proliferating throughout the nation. It is heartbreaking to witness families uproot themselves in search of access to healthcare and inclusive classrooms, free from book bans and censorship. Our universities, once renowned for their talent and innovation, are witnessing a drain of exceptional educators and students who now seek refuge in places where academic freedom and excellence prevail over political indoctrination. Our state’s economy has lost over $1 billion as businesses and conferences withdraw their investment in our state. The assault on freedom is not limited to one state but permeates across America. The erosion of civil liberties by extremists to further their own political ambitions poses a direct threat to the health and safety of LGBTQ individuals. It is imperative for all of us to recognize the gravity of this moment and commit ourselves to being on the frontlines, unwavering in our fight for freedom.”
Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida
They act like we’re reliving the time of Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement.
If parents are moving their children out of state out of fear, they need to turn off the TV, put down the paper, and get away from social media.
HRC President Kelley Robinson told The Associated Press that she’s had so many parents tell her they’ve had to do that for their child.
The AP slobbers up everything Robinson and HRC have to say:
Among the latest, one of a series of bills that could receive final passage as soon as Tuesday in Louisiana would broadly ban K-12 public school employees from discussing sexual orientation or gender identity in the classroom. The legislation is similar to the Florida law critics call “Don’t Say Gay.”
As many LGBTQ+ Americans are celebrating their identities this month against the backdrop of a dizzying array of new restrictions, some trans people and their families are scrambling to flee their home states. Others have suddenly found themselves without access to medical care many credit as life-saving, and are turning to often-dangerous “do-it-yourself” hormone treatments to avoid involuntarily reversing their physical transitions.
My head is spinning. Don’t mutilate children. Don’t talk about anything sexual with minors unless it’s a sex education class or part of a class topic.
No shock this is happening after the Target backlash.
Translation: they are declaring a state of emergency for their corporate extortion racket that nobody wants anything to do with anymore pic.twitter.com/bYHwt9Y8Go
— Joel Berry (@JoelWBerry) June 6, 2023
We are tired of having everything shoved in our faces.
LGBT groups are also ticked that Target pulled the Pride merchandise.
You mean the businesses take part because they want to make money? When they realize their strategy is costing them money, they use a different strategy?
Say what?! No way. They do the same for breast cancer month and holidays.
“Doubling down on your values is not only the right thing to do, it’s good for business,” HRC and other groups wrote in their statement.
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