This week on LGBTQ Twitter: Church cares about pronouns, KJP rips into GOP gov, the right can’t meme

Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a daily briefing Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Katie Ricks)
Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Photo: White House

This week, LGBTQ Twitter was filled with heated clap backs, sarcastic comments, and joyful celebrations. Here are a few key moments you might have missed.

Out White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R-SD) ignorance about LGBTQ mental health.

Related: Karine Jean-Pierre calls out Republicans for actively trying to hurt Americans

Dahlia Zahava riffed on a story about a priest who performed baptisms incorrectly.

Virginia Commonwealth University researcher Caroline Orr Bueno caught a less-than-stellar graphic about out Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg used on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show. Buttigieg issued a report that said that the Department of Transportation’s goal is “zero traffic fatalities,” which somehow Ingraham interpreted as him banning driving.

The funny “The Right Can’t Meme” account remembered one from 2020, when rightwingers took a picture of gay porn actor Kristofer Weston and used it show that they’re too manly to care about COVID-19. Weston may be “into some kinky shit,” but he also posts pictures to social media wearing masks, so the meme doesn’t represent his point of view at all.

Amanda Jetté Knox – a must-follow non-binary advocate on Twitter – celebrated a milestone and shared it with the world this week.

Out Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon wrote a long thread about Kamila Valieva being allowed to compete in the Olympics despite failing a drug test, and he was able to sum up his thoughts in two words at the end.

And, as a bonus, here’s a duck playing a drum.

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