This week on LGBTQ Twitter: Everybody says gay & Wonder Woman embraces her trans sisters

This week on LGBTQ Twitter: Everybody says gay & Wonder Woman embraces her trans sisters
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This week, LGBTQ Twitter has been flooded with reaction to the Florida Senate’s passage of the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which would limit the ability of school staff to discuss LGBTQ issues and identities.

Related link: “Say Gay” is trending as everyone speaks out against Florida’s Don’t Say Gay law

Mark Hamill has something to say about it. And it’s gay.

And despite some folks discomfort with that statement, Hamill won’t be censored.

Glennon Doyle (wife of soccer star Abby Wambach) is hoping others will join in.

George Takei called out the hypocrisy of not prohibiting cisgender people from accessing gender-affirming therapies.

He also called out the lawmaker who suggested that being gay is a temporary state, reminding us all that while nothing lasts forever, he’s been gay for more than 84 years.

Lin-Manuel Miranda offered solidarity in three acts, concluding with: “Queer identity is beautiful & natural. Say it to yourself until you feel safe enough to say it out loud. Then say it again. And again. Say Gay all day. It needs to be heard and it bears repeating. All of you, ALL of you. Love is Love is Love.”

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich also called out Florida lawmakers for hypocrisy, this time for violation the Republican party’s principle of “limited government.”

Even Hillary Clinton chimed in, calling the bill an act of “performative cruelty.”

Florida is just the on of many states grappling with anti-trans legislation. One trans comic summarized the state of trans folks in the United States right now through their art.

Meanwhile, in Texas, parents are starting to speak out about their experiences being investigated for supporting their child’s gender transition. This mom of a trans kid in Texas is under investigation by the state and running for her local city council.


With everything that’s going on, Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) made sure that trans women knew they were included in her International Women’s Day shoutout.

Looking for ways to help address the wave of anti-trans legislation? Sigrid Ellis offers some options in this thread:

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