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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

4 2 15

I Feel Pretty and Witty and…

A few final words as we say farewell to Pride Month:

“As I said in my State of the Union Address—especially to our younger transgender Americans—I will always have your back as your President so that you can be yourself and reach your God-given potential. Today and every day, my Administration stands with every LGBTQI American in the ongoing struggle against intolerance, discrimination, and injustice.”
—President Biden

“We thought maybe two or three students might join us and we could talk, but fifty students showed up. ... I hope people will listen more to young people. Ask them questions about how they are feeling and realize we need to support all of our students and create an environment where they feel safe and welcomed, loved and included.”
—Bob Parlin of Newton South High School in Boston, the teacher who created the first public school Gay-Straight Alliance. Parlin came out in 1992 and retired this year. Gay-Straight Alliances now exist in 10,000 public schools.


“The anti-abortion playbook and the anti-LGBTQ playbook are one and the same. Both are about denying control over our bodies and making it more dangerous for us to live as we are. Both divide our country into free and less free, the opposite of what the United States should be. Our bodies, healthcare and our future belong to us, not to a meddling politician or extremist Supreme Court justices, and we will fight back.”
—GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: Hello? Can't work today. Still queer.
—Robin Tyler

10 years ago, my dad left highlighted bible passages on the kitchen table for me to find re: abomination, hellfire, “you shall not lie with a man,” etc. Today, he drove my partner to work early this morning because it was raining and he didn’t want him to get wet.
—Tweet by University of Florida student Matt Vekakis, which went viral and received over 132,000 likes.

“I am so incredibly grateful. Hopefully I can send a positive message to the nerdy trans girl who wants to be on the show, too.”
—Openly-trans Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider, who won 40 games (2nd-longest streak in the show’s history) and racked up winnings of $1.3 million.

And our perennial favorite...

“I had the experience with The Joy of Gay Sex, when it was being distributed in Canada, that a woman thought she was buying The Joy of Cooking. She went home and looked up "chicken" and was absolutely appalled. She created a tremendous fuss.”
—Author Edmund White

A tip 'o the tiara to the legion of straight supporters here at Daily Kos for your unequivocal support of the LGBTQ community, both within and beyond these crazy orange walls. Achieving equality isn't possible without you on board, and every victory we celebrate is yours, too. So, thanks. I've begun the paperwork to adopt all of you.

And now, our feature presentation...


Cheers and Jeers for Thursday, June 30, 2022

Note: Here's the posting schedule for ye olde holiday. Tomorrow evening we'll post our usual evening C&J, followed Monday by our annual July 4, 1776 edition. (Fair warning: we link to a painting that shows a woman's boob, so be sure to gather all the children around to read it with you.) Then back to normal C&Js........

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