My Initial Quick Impression of New FINA Rules for Trans Women in Swimming Competition

I've stated perviously in my blogs that I think reasonable criteria are essential to guide and set parameters for transgender participation in girls' and women's athletics. I oppose all prohibitions barring transgender people entirely from sports competition — the new cause célèbre among rightwing legislators — but I also oppose total inclusion without any guidelines … Continue reading My Initial Quick Impression of New FINA Rules for Trans Women in Swimming Competition

Bill Maher’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Rant

Bill Maher is always offensive yet sometimes funny in spite of himself. I don't watch him. He exudes a haughty arrogance that grows tiresome very quickly. But I've seen several articles about one of his latest diatribes and so I had to check it out. In the May 20th installment of Real Time with Bill … Continue reading Bill Maher’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Rant

Deja Vu All Over Again: The New Wave of Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks

I'm happy to have gained quite a few new subscribers here lately — Welcome! — but this "Facebook Sidebar" is not my main blog. For those interested I thought I'd post a cross-reference here to the latest essay on my Just Sayin' Now blog: Deja Vu All Over Again: The New Wave of Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks. … Continue reading Deja Vu All Over Again: The New Wave of Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks

Two Republican Governors Stand Up Against the Wave of Anti-Transgender Bigotry

The LGBT community is being driven back to the 1970s, or beyond, with anti-transgender bigotry being exploited as justification. Republican-led state legislatures have introduced almost 240 anti-LGBT bills in just the first three months of this year — the most ever in history. Half these bills specifically attack transgender people, particularly transgender youth, their parents, … Continue reading Two Republican Governors Stand Up Against the Wave of Anti-Transgender Bigotry

Cubans Nationally & Worldwide Discuss New Families Code

I think many people in the United States believe that Cuba is a dictatorship. That's certainly what we've been told since the beginning by the U.S. ruling class and its government. This message is conveyed through mainstream news and education. By sheer repetition it can feel true. Plus Cuban traditions, culture, history and politics are … Continue reading Cubans Nationally & Worldwide Discuss New Families Code