This Week on LGBTQ Twitter: People stay saying gay and clapping back at JK Rowling

This Week on LGBTQ Twitter: People stay saying gay and clapping back at JK Rowling

Florida Rep. Carlos Smith doubled down on the gay by recognizing his husband in the chamber while House democrats screamed “GAY” from the back rows.

Related link: John Oliver rips into Disney for its response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill

Cisgender queer folks spoke out against J.K. Rowling’s attempt to claim they supported her transphobic views with the hashtag #JKDoesntSpeakForMe.

The hashtag saw so much engagement that it overwhelmed the competing #IStandWithJKRowling.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom threw shade at Florida and invited Disney to bring its jobs to a state that better aligns with the values of its workers.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton made a transphobic post about Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine that got flagged, but not removed, by Twitter for “hateful content.”

And while LGBTQ Twitter would love to see less of Paxton’s transphobia, they would like to know more about what’s going on with lesbian WNBA star Brittney Griner, who is currently detained in Russia.

While some are outraged by what they perceive as a lack of coverage, others wonder if keeping the story lower profile is better for Griner’s case.

Regardless of whether the press is good or bad for Griner, it’s clear that her experience is shaped by her identity as a Black queer woman.

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