Thursday, March 09, 2023

They Got Our Back

In an attempt to stop the criminalize our healthcare some legislators in Nebraska are trying to block the bill. Do you want to guess which party is trying to block the bill?

Nebraska Lawmaker Filibusters to Stop Ban on Gender-Affirming Care
“I will burn the session to the ground over this bill,” Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh said.
The Advocate
By Trudy Ring
March 1, 2023

One state senator is holding up business in the Nebraska Legislature in protest of a bill that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth.

Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh, a Democrat from Omaha, has vowed to keep up a filibuster in the one-chamber legislature to stop the bill from passing. She began it Thursday night in the old-fashioned way, speaking as long as possible. “Cavanaugh promised to take every single bill to cloture, meaning hours of debate on every single bill that comes to the floor,” according to TV station WOWT.

“If this legislature collectively decides that legislating hate against children is our priority, then I am going to make it painful, painful for everyone,” Cavanaugh said in a meeting Thursday that was recorded by local news outlets, NBC News reports. “If you want to inflict pain upon our children, I am going to inflict pain upon this body, and I have nothing but time, and I am going to use all of it.” She further vowed, “I will burn the session to the ground over this bill.”

The Republicans say it is to protect the children but it isn’t it is all about getting reelected.

Republican Sen. Kathleen Kauth, who introduced the legislation, LB 574, said it’s needed to keep minors from doing something they may regret. “These children need therapy to deal with the coexisting mental and emotional struggles they are experiencing — not irreversible, harmful and experimental medical procedures,” she said in a recent statement.


Kauth has also claimed Sweden and Finland have adopted similar bans, but that’s not true. “Medical bodies in both countries don’t recommend surgeries for minors and have recently issued more restrictive guidance on puberty blockers and hormone therapy, but both still allow minors to receive the treatment if they meet a list of criteria or are involved in a research study on the effects of the care,” NBC News reports.

Lie, lies, and more lies. That is the Republican way, they follow Joseph Goebbels rule that “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

Cavanaugh, who happens to be a straight cisgender woman, has been filibustering a property tax bill, not because she opposes it, but to keep the anti-trans bill from coming up. Last week another lawmaker proposed a compromise in which the legislature would simply skip over LB 574, and Cavanaugh agreed to it, but the Republican-dominated body voted it down.

Thank you Senator Cavanaugh for having our back.

And in another venue, these singers have our back!

Anti-Drag Bills in Tennessee Prompt All-Star Arena Benefit With Hayley Williams, Maren Morris, Jason Isbell, Yola, Hozier and Others
Allison Russell, Brothers Osborne, Sheryl Crow, Amanda Shires, Julien Baker and Joy Oladokun are also among the performers set for a March 20 Bridgestone Arena benefit
By Chris Willman
March 7, 2023

Tennessee’s aggressive legislative moves against drag performances have prompted a host of pro-LGBTQ artists from different genres to come together for a March 20 benefit concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, dubbed “Love Rising,” that will raise funds for the Tennessee Equality Project and several other local pride organizations.

Among those taking part in the Bridgestone show are Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne, two artists that have spoken up about LGBTQ issues in the often quiet mainstream country world. Others on the bill from the rock, pop, Americana and alternative realms include Paramore’s Haylee Williams, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Allison Russell, Yola, Brittany Howard and Hozier. Julien Baker, Joy Oladokun, Jake Wesley Rogers, Mya Byrne and the Rainbow Coalition Band round out the packed lineup. Other special guests are expected to be added.

Billboard had this to say,

“Equality for everybody, or nobody’s really equal,” longtime LGBTQ alley Lauper told ITK according to The Hill. “This is how Hitler started. just weeding everybody out.” Hitler’s Nazi Germany tagged gay people as “enemies of the state” and many were jailed or killed in concentration camps and Lauper said it’s imperative that we keep “fighting for civil rights.”


The band went on to say that it is, “unacceptable that in the 21st century, we are witnessing such blatant attempts to undermine the rights of individuals based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. These bills not only violate the fundamental human rights of the affected individuals but also perpetuate a toxic culture of hate and intolerance that has no place in our society.”

Thank you all!

This means so much to our community to know that you care… thank you.


  1. Most people are ambivalent or don't care but the extremists make all the noise. This is how life has unfortunately always worked.

  2. Yes, it is the extremes on both sides of the issue, I pray for sanity, open mindedness , respect for the individuals choice in sexual orientation and the freedom to express our human nature. Let the trained professionals take care the children, without interference from a politician. I admire cavanaugh’s principled stand.

    1. I don’t agree that “ is the extremes on both sides of the issue…”
      What side has murdered dozens and dozens of innocent people?
      What side has shown up protesting armed to the teeth?
      What side has passed laws making LGBTQ+ people criminals?
      What side is preventing us from receiving medical necessary healthcare?
      What side is banning books?
      What side has made it criminal to talk about ourselves?
      I also pray for sanity, open mindedness, respect for the individuals sexual orientation and the freedom to express our human nature.
      And I object to saying it is "individuals choice" it is not a choice.