LGBTQ Nation Weekly News Quiz for the week of February 5, 2024

Which GOP senator claimed Democrats want women to go extinct while promoting an anti-trans sports ban?

1. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
2. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL)
3. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
4. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL)

While promoting his anti-trans sports bill, Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) claimed Democrats not only hate women but are trying to make the entire gender extinct. Tuberville claimed he sees Title IX as “the best law ever come up with up here in Washington, D.C.” and said that it’s being denigrated by trans folks because “the Democratic Party is totally against gender.”

Which queer congressperson has demanded a Christian conservative organization to reveal its role in shaping Uganda’s anti-gay law?

1. Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS)
2. Rep. Becca Balint (D-VT)
3. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)
4. Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) has written a letter to the Fellowship Foundation, an influential anti-LGBTQ+ Christian organization, requesting information about the group’s support for Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), a 2023 law that punishes homosexuality and its “promotion” with prison time and death.

In a rare occurrence, right-wing extremists expressed outrage at Donald Trump this week for suggesting what?

1. That it's time to end the Bud Light boycott
2. The U.S. should allow trans people to use whatever bathroom they want
3. That Ivanka Trump should be Secretary of State if he wins the presidency
4. That Joe Biden has a few good qualities

That it's time to end the Bud Light boycott

Both Trump and Caitlyn Jenner faced right-wing backlash after calling for an end to the Bud Light boycott. Earlier this week, Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social, telling his followers to give Bud Light's parent corporation, Anheuser-Busch, a break. The former president’s post came the same day that Jeff Miller, a top Republican lobbyist for Anheuser-Busch, announced that he would be hosting a March 6 fundraiser for Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign.

Who did former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley surprisingly lose to in this week’s Nevada Republican presidential primary?

1. Donald Trump
2. Ron DeSantis
3. Ryan Binkley
4. A ballot option allowing voters to choose “None of these candidates”

A ballot option allowing voters to choose “None of these candidates”

A majority of voters in Nevada's Republican presidential primary this week chose “none of these candidates” over former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley — “none of these candidates” won 63.4% of the votes, and Haley won 30.4%. Former President Donald Trump wasn't on the primary ballot, but he did appear on state caucus ballots alongside one little-known candidate, Ryan Binkley.

This week, Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene accused Democrats of trickery after her resolution to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas failed. What did she claim Democrats did?

1. Disseminate false information about the content of Greene's impeachment resolution
2. Purposefully pull the fire alarm to delay the vote
3. Hide one of their congressmen until the last minute to confuse the vote counts
4. Bribe more moderate Democrats to vote along party lines

Hide one of their congressmen until the last minute to confuse the vote counts

Greene claimed that Democrats laid a trap for Republicans with Rep. Al Green (D-TX), who had recently undergone emergency surgery and appeared in a wheelchair and hospital garb during the final moments of the vote to cast his “no,” which led the Republican's impeachment vote to fail.

Who is helping Mandalorian actress Gina Carano sue Disney after firing her for right-wing social media posts criticized transgender pronouns and Black Lives Matter?

1. Alliance Defending Freedom
2. X owner Elon Musk
3. Gay billionaire Peter Thiel
4. The American Civil Liberties Union

X owner Elon Musk

Gina Carano, an actress who was fired from the Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian in early 2021 over her social media posts mocking transgender people and spreading right-wing misinformation, is suing Disney for discrimination and wrongful termination with the help of transphobic billionaire Elon Musk.

 

Musk is funding her legal challenge as part of his promise to fund legal action for any X users who face discrimination from employers over their activity on the platform.

This week, we highlighted Josephine Baker in honor of Black History Month. What was the Black queer icon known for?

1. Flying a supply plane in WWII
2. All of these
3. Spying on Nazis
4. Being one of Europe's biggest stars on the vaudeville circuit

All of these

Baker somehow lived three lifetimes in one. She was Europe’s biggest star and the richest Black woman of her generation, and she used her status to spy on Nazis and charm state secrets out of foreign dignitaries. She also joined the war effort as a Red Cross pilot.

Conservatives got mad that Netflix portrayed which ancient civilization leader as having same-sex relationships in a new docuseries?

1. Emperor Gao
2. King Sargon
3. Ashoka the Great
4. Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

Netflix's new docuseries on Alexander the Great - Alexander: The Making of a God - discusses the fact that he had sexual and romantic relationships with both men and women, something that is well established in the historical record.

“Netflix made a new documentary about Alexander The Great. Within the first 8 minutes, they turned him gay,” complained the influential rightwing account End Wokeness on X. Others accused Netflix of "injecting wokeness" into history.

What recent action by a Utah Department of Education board member compelled people to call for her resignation?

1. She said that transgender students should just use the bathroom in school hallways
2. She publicly implied that a cisgender high school athlete was trans
3. She spoke at an anti-LGBTQ hate group’s annual conference
4. She used a transphobic slur when referring to a board meeting attendee

She publicly implied that a cisgender high school athlete was trans

The father of a cisgender girl playing on a high school basketball team has called for the resignation of Utah Department of Education board member Natalie Cline (R) after Cline made a public social media post accusing his daughter of being transgender.

 

The negative attention resulted in police having to protect the girl from people angered by Cline's now-deleted post.

Republicans in which state proposed removing LGBTQ+ people from the state's hate crimes law?

1. Kentucky
2. Alabama
3. Georgia
4. Iowa

Georgia

Georgia lawmakers introduced a bill called the "Women's Bill of Rights" that would define sex in terms of genitalia at birth, ban trans people from using the appropriate restroom, and remove sexual orientation and gender identity from the state's hate crimes law.

 
 

“This is a super comprehensive bill stripping rights away from trans and queer people,” one of the bill's critics said. “This does absolutely NOTHING for women.”

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