Around the world the violence and laws against us and our lesbian sisters and gay brothers it is spreading.
ReutersMarch 22, 2023Members of Uganda's LGBTQ community are in shock and fear being arrested after parliament passed a new law that makes it a crime to identify as gay, and imposes tough sentences that include the death penalty in certain cases, an activist said on Wednesday.
The "Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023" was passed with a near-unanimous majority by lawmakers in the east African country where anti-gay sentiment runs deep.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday the law would undermine fundamental human rights and "reverse gains in the fight against HIV/AIDS" and urged authorities to reconsider implementation of the law.
It includes steep sentences that include death for "aggravated homosexuality" and life in prison for same-sex relations. Aggravated homosexuality involves same-sex relations with people under the age of 18 or when the perpetrator is HIV positive, among other categories, according to the law.
This is the dream of the Republicans here in the U.S. after all the Republicans did call for our eradication.
They are probably using Florida as a model for the pogrom against us.
By The Miami Herald Editorial BoardMarch 23, 2023The Florida Legislature is once again going after sexuality and gender issues during the annual session.
Drag shows, the use of preferred pronouns in classrooms, expanding the ban on talking about sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, gender-affirming care for minors — all are targets of lawmakers as they seek to hand Gov. Ron DeSantis a series of culture-war wins before he announces his presumed run for the presidency.
In this episode of “Woke Wars,” the Miami Herald opinion team discusses the real and dangerous consequences of the state’s actions, often couched as issues of “parental rights” — but only if those parents agree with DeSantis.
Florida’s governor has repeatedly reframed feelings of discontent or occasional concern and made them crises that must be addressed.
It’s a tactic that his mentor, former President Donald Trump, used to his advantage and DeSantis has honed into a formidable political weapon. It’s also a tactic that marginalizes vulnerable groups of people, including the trans community.
Maybe there is hope!
The people are “Waking” to being “Woke.”
The HillBy Olafimihan OshinMarch 21, 2023Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) received just 26 percent support in the latest GOP presidential poll from Morning Consult — the lowest number he’s hit in the survey since December.
DeSantis, who has not entered the GOP primary but is expected to do so, trailed former President Trump, who won 54 percent, by 28 percentage points in the new poll published on Tuesday.
Former Vice President Mike Pence came in third with 7 percent of respondents saying they’ll support him, followed by former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who won 4 percent.
DeSantis, who indicated that an official announcement on a presidential run will not come until after his state’s legislative session is over, has been widely seen as a leading contender for the GOP’s 2024 presidential nomination.
Reuters/IpsosBy Jason Lange and Gram SlatteryMarch 23, 2023Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' policy agenda includes new restrictions on abortion and further loosening gun laws, stances that may help him in his expected run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination but could hurt his chances of actually being elected, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.
The results of the March 14-20 survey, which gauged national opinion around policies DeSantis backs, underscore the challenges - as well as some opportunities - that await him should he challenge former President Donald Trump for the nomination.
Only a third of Americans want a presidential candidate who supports severe restrictions on abortion rights and most voters oppose allowing people to carry concealed firearms without a permit, according to the poll of 4,410 adults.
Should DeSantis run, his positions on abortion and guns will likely help win support of Republican primary voters in the early months of 2024, but may hurt him with the independent and more moderate voters he would need to win, the data suggested.
The Democrats have to make sure that they don’t shoot themselves in the foot.