Far-right “journalist” tries to get transphobic statements out of students, fails spectacularly

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The gun lobby’s poster child and InfoWars ‘journalist’ Kaitlin Bennett attempted to draw university students into transphobic arguments for her website, but it didn’t exactly go to plan.

Bennett is best known for her pro-gun and anti-abortion stance, first gaining media attention for strolling round her university campus with an AR-10 rifle like the perfectly ordinary human she is.

Her repertoire now includes transgender women, who she believes are “predators”. With this in mind she recently released a series of bizarre videos in which she tried and failed to harangue people into confirming her anti-trans views. Read on…

Dwyane Wade talks about supporting his queer kid

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NBA player Dwyane Wade gave a moving speech about showing support and love for his queer kid and growing as a man by witnessing their strength. He was talking with Matt Barnes on the podcast All the Smoke, when the host brought up Wade’s 12-year-old kid Zion.

Several weeks ago, Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union posted a Thanksgiving picture of their family to Instagram, where Zion was dressed in what some of their followers considered feminine clothes. And hateful comments followed immediately. Wade stepped up on Twitter to defend his family, saying, “Stupidity is a part of this world we live in.”

He responded to compliments of his parenting by saying of Zion: “First of all, you want to talk about strength and courage, my 12-year-old has way more than I have. I mean, you can learn something from your kids. We make sure our kids understand the power of their voice, you know? We want them to be whoever they feel that they can be in this world. That’s our goal. Understand you can be whoever and you can be whatever.”

You can watch the interview below, the part about what it’s like raising and supporting a queer child starts at the 30 minute mark (the video is time-stamped).

Bullied gay teen explains why he decided to fight back

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A video of Jordan, a 16-year-old high school student, punching a homophobic bully went viral this week. Jordan said later that the incident occurred after years and years of build-up.

Jordan was a guest on the Tamron Hall Show where he and his mom broke down in tears when speaking about the homophobic bullying he has endured.

Jordan was suspended after the fight and he is now being home-schooled after his mother saw how he was being treated by his high school.

“It seemed like I was getting in more trouble for reporting [the bullying] than I was if I didn’t say anything at all,” he said. “It was doing me more harm than it was good.”

Biological sex is a spectrum & many people are not happy about it

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You know how people who deny the existence of more than two sexes or genders often claim to just care about the science when they spew their hateful and ignorant BS? It’d be extremely easy to prove them wrong on both counts if they’d actually be willing to listen to scientists. They aren’t though.

This SciShow video explaining that there are in fact more than two sexes for example got hundreds of dislikes on YouTube only 6 minutes after being published. The video is over 13 minutes long…

The gay 90s & sitcoms

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TV is gayer than ever which is great news. But even back in the 90s there were plenty of queer characters on the small screen. But a lot of the representation 20+ years ago was more problematic than progressive. Shows routinely pushed stereotypes and cliches and more often than not the gay characters were the butt of the joke and not much else.

Matt Baume’s YouTube show Culture Cruise takes a closer look LGBTQ representation in the sitcoms of the 90s with a special focus on Frasier, a show that in some regards was ahead of its time.