Before Target, there was Anita Bryant's orange juice: 3 famous boycotts in Florida history
- Target is pulling some Pride Month items in response to threats of violence and boycotts. Do boycotts work? Here are some famous Florida ones.
- EntertainmentLA Times
Review: At MOCA, painter Tala Madani playfully smashes the patriarchy with pie
The L.A.-based artist Tala Madani's midcareer survey at MOCA is alternately hilarious and eye-popping.Thanks for your feedback!
- PoliticsThe Daily Beast
Biden and Top Dems Need to Throw Some Punches for LGBTQ Rights
Drew Angerer/GettyThe United States is experiencing its worst wave of homophobia in decades.Hatred for LGBTQ people has roared back into American life with the amplification of Republican governors, senators, and propagandists. State legislatures across the country have proposed approximately 240 anti-LGBT bills. And high-ranking Republican officials have likened law-abiding gay and trans teachers, government employees, and librarians to pedophiles.Christian Nationalists and far-right extremistsThanks for your feedback!
- U.S.Kansas City Star
Star politics: The echo of Anita Bryant
In this week’s Star Politics newsletter: how the arguments of Anita Bryant are still being used in the LGBTQ rights debate, how a county clerk may take away the right for some to vote and more.Thanks for your feedback!
- U.S.Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Equality Florida head Nadine Smith named one of Time’s ‘100 Most Influential’
Nadine Smith, the St. Petersburg resident who founded Equality Florida a quarter-century ago, is one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022. “Her work is an inspiration for LGBTQ organizations around the world, providing a blueprint on how to make progress for our communities through strong commitment and perseverance,” wrote novelist Kristen Arnett, also a Floridian, in the ...Thanks for your feedback!
Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Is Part of the State's Long, Shameful History
Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education Bill” has made the sunshine state ground zero in America’s culture wars. Signed into law last month by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, the bill prohibits discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the state’s public schools in kindergarten through the third grade. An earlier version of the bill required teachers to disclose the students’ sexual orientation to their parents after learning that they were not straight.Thanks for your feedback!
- U.S.The Bergen Record
Don’t talk about Bruno or say gay
The law also empowers parents to sue school districts they believe are violating the letter of the law. But there there are only letters – No LGBTQ.Thanks for your feedback!
- U.S.NBC News
Anita Bryant’s decades-old 'Save Our Children' campaign rings familiar in Florida
The Save Our Children campaign by 1970s Christian crusader Anita Bryant laid the groundwork for Florida's Don't Say Gay bill and the state's LGBTQ culture war.Thanks for your feedback!
- NewsThe News-Press
Guest opinion: Disney is making Gay Trotskyites? Who knew
Leaders no longer lead. They follow, obediently so.Thanks for your feedback!
- U.S.The Advocate
For Too Many Straight, Cisgender Parents, Queer Is Their Worst Fear
Millions of parents still think children hearing “gay” or “LGBTQ” will “convert” them. Why does that unlikely outcome terrify them to the core?Thanks for your feedback!
- NewsThe Conversation
Indiana, Iowa and Texas advance anti-transgender agendas – part of a longtime strategy by conservatives to rally their base
Conservatives see anti-transgender bills as fair game. AP Photo/Michael ConroyTransgender girls in Iowa will no longer be allowed to compete in girls’ sports – the latest in a rash of anti-trans initiatives sweeping across the United States. On March 3, 2022, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law legislation that affects transgender girls and women wanting to compete in accordance to their gender identity. It comes just days after legislators in Indiana advanced a similar bill aimed at K-12 trans stThanks for your feedback!