“Love makes a family,” the saying goes — but for a host of rights and protections, legal ties between parents and children are what matter. For many LGBTQ parents, however, paths to obtaining or securing these parentage ties are unclear, expensive, humiliating, and lengthy, leaving their children vulnerable, as a new report describes.
The current political drama over drag shows is just another chapter in a long playing story of heterosexuals getting upset when queer people become too visible. Female impersonation has a long and distinguished history, from ancient Greek theater to the 16th and 17th century English stage to Japan’s Kabuki tradition.
Ron DeSantis, Republican candidate for President, still refuses to admit Joe Biden won in 2020, supported election deniers in 2022, and denies J6 was an insurrection. Last week he announced that “on day one” in the oval office, he’d ‘aggressively’ review pardons for the J6 rioters, suggesting relief for those unfortunate victims of “political targeting.”
The first Pride was a riot. Many LGBT folks – especially BIPOC people of trans experience – were forced to defend themselves from the harassment and brutality of the police and partook in a days-long rebellion in the streets of New York City.
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