Tuesday, December 06, 2016

I Think They Are Wrong

There is an article in the Huffington Post about surviving the Trump presidency, but I think they are wrong. They are comparing apple to oranges.
What The New Anti-gay Administration Doesn’t See Coming
By Kevin Thornton
November 30, 2016

I remember around 2005-ish walking through the grocery store parking lot and noticing nearly every car had one of those “W” stickers on it. If you remember, George W. Bush campaigned in those days with a lot of “traditional marriage” and “family values” talk. Basically using fear of the gays for votes. When all those “W” stickers starting appearing it felt homophobic to me. That “W” meant all these people were taking a stand... against me and my kind.
But now things are very different, not only is Trump packing his cabinet and staff with anti-LGBT people but there is also a big increase in violence and hate crimes by his supporters. It is like he gave all the bigots a green light for violence.

What else is different is that the Supreme Court has legalize marriage equality and the Obama administration has extended the Civil Rights Act to include us and there has been tremendous backlash over these actions.

The author ends up writing,
If you thought we tough and persistent during Stonewall and the AIDS crisis, we’re about to blow the minds of bigots who think we are about to shrink back into a closet. We are organized, we are many and the majority of America is on our side.

Try and come for us mother fuckers.
I am afraid that they are going to come for us with guns and Molotov Cocktails this time.

In addition, the Republicans control Congress and get to pack the courts with rightwing judges.

This afternoon I am at UConn School of Medicine on a panel for second year med students.

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