Waymon Hudson

Weekly Reader: ENDA, Teabaggers, Johnny Weir, & Queering the Prom

Filed By Waymon Hudson | March 27, 2010 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Weekly Reader
Tags: Ari Fleischer, CNN, ENDA, Erick Erickson, Johnny Weir, Prom, US Census, Weekly Reader

Bil's away, so the Projecters will play! Not even a battle with Google and a bogus claim of Malware could bring us down! It's a been a great week of discussion, debate, and delight! Here are a few highlights in case you missed them:

Sunday

Rep. Tammy Baldwin Says She Has Counted The Votes On ENDA, And There Are Enough Filed by: Dr. Jillian T. Weiss
Cuccinelli: Gay acts are a 'detriment' to society and sodomy is still illegal in Virginia Filed by: Michael Hamar

Monday

Homophobes plan a straight-only prom Filed by: Alex Blaze
FL Congresswomen Flex Bipartisan Support for LGBT Equality Filed by: Nadine Smith

Tuesday

Erick Erickson: CNN's New Disgustingly Anti-Gay Talking Head Filed by: Guest Blogger Michael Jones
Same-sex couples and the Census: Are they asking how we think of our relationships? Filed by: Nancy Polikoff

Wednesday

On Email Gay Bashing, Or, ENDA's Already Getting Ugly Filed by: Don Davis
Navigating truth, respect, and language Filed by: Alex Blaze

Thursday

Gay Teen in Georgia Kicked Out by Parents Over Bringing Boyfriend to Prom Filed by: Waymon Hudson
A tough pill to swallow Filed by: Michael Emanuel Rajner

Friday

Trans student suspended from school and chased out of town Filed by: Joe Mirabella
Johnny Weir and the Ari Fleischer Effect Filed by: Patricia Nell Warren

Don't forget:

Recent Entries Filed under Weekly Reader:

Leave a comment

We want to know your opinion on this issue! While arguing about an opinion or idea is encouraged, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Please be respectful of others.

The editorial team will delete a comment that is off-topic, abusive, exceptionally incoherent, includes a slur or is soliciting and/or advertising. Repeated violations of the policy will result in revocation of your user account. Please keep in mind that this is our online home; ill-mannered house guests will be shown the door.


Re ENDA:
A recent comment on my blog, on a post asking for support for ENDA.

What a silly, dishonest post, naturally bereft of any specifics or supporting facts. I highly doubt that you know a single person who starved or froze to death b/c ENDA wasn't passed. For that to be true, literally ever single employer in your "friends'" area would have had to reject them and specifically b/c of gender identity, they would have had to be unable to relocate to a jurisdiction where there are gender identity protections, and for some reason, they would have to have been unable to access food stamps, public housing and welfare, not to mention private charities which provide clothing and shelter.

This post shows very nicely how trans activists feel free to tell any outrageous lie in order to get their way. Just one more good reason among many others not to expend political capital to include gender identity in ENDA.

Some gays are so transphobic, they'd prefer to see no ENDA at all rather than one that includes "Icky trannies".

The various reports on trans unemployment, the deaths such as Jennifer Gayles' make no impression on them. They don't believe that such things can happen, because they don't happen to them.