More and more celebrities are speaking up for us.
Stewart read a GOP lawmaker for filth in a clip shared widely over the weekend.themBy Abby MonteilMarch 6, 2023Jon Stewart took Oklahoma State Sen. Nathan Dahm to task for pursuing anti-drag legislation “to protect children,” while simultaneously supporting looser gun restrictions.
In a now-viral clip from the latest episode of Apple TV+’s The Problem With Jon Stewart, the host confronted the Republican politician about his pro-gun stance.
After Dahm argued that laws requiring people to register their guns infringe on a person’s right to bear arms, Stewart said, “Even rights have responsibilities.”
The talk show host then pivoted to Dahm and the general Right’s obsession with “protecting” children from drag performers, despite the fact that guns became the number one cause of death of children in the United States in 2022.
“Are you infringing on that [drag] performer’s free speech?” Stewart asked.
“They can continue to exercise their free speech,” Dahm replied. “Just not in front of a child.” When Stewart pushed him as to why, Dahm continued, “Because the government does have a responsibility… in certain instances, to protect children.”
“What’s the leading cause of death amongst children in this country?” Stewart fired back. “I’m going to give you a hint: It’s not drag show readings to children.”
Our allies need to speak up and hold the Republicans’ feet to the fire and hold them accountable for their lies!
Unfortunately, the fact that Stewart sticks to the facts when it comes to LGBTQ+ issues like anti-drag legislation and bills targeting trans youth while almost every major newspaper has failed to do the same speaks volumes about the state of reporting on these issues — and the very real dangers that queer and trans people face when media outlets give people a platform to spread disinformation while not providing proper context and data.
Our media outlets are being bought up mega billionaires and look out for their money and not the truth. They no longer has ties to the community just to their pocketbooks.
Between the time I wrote this and it was going to be publish I found this... another ally.
Lynda Carter is reported by MSN that on Twitter she wrote,
I cannot think of anything that helps women’s rights less than pinning the blame on trans women. They face so much violence and scrutiny as is. Leave them alone and focus on the real war on women. It’s happening in the courts and legislatures around this country.