Monday, July 25, 2016

Hot About Cleveland

Now we should all turn our attention to the Democratic National Convention.  Except that I'm not done with the Republican one.

I still can't get over . . . all of it.  But as a lesbian, what especially continues to chap my hide is that odious Republican platform, which repudiates same-sex marriage, backs conversion therapy, endorses a "religious freedom" bill enabling anti-gay discrimination, and tells transgender people to go piss in the wind.

The platform is so regressive on LGBT issues even gay Republicans were shocked.  It feels like conservatives, furious at our many successes during the Obama years, seized this chance to offer us a Cleveland-sized helping of bile.  

In his speech accepting the Republican nomination, Donald Trump said, "As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBT citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology."

What will he do to protect us from a hateful domestic ideology?