Three days ago on Mother’s Day, I posted thoughts on what a person loses when the mothers in their lives… uh, leave this mortal coil. Yeah, I admit it was a downer of a post on a day set aside for children of all ages to put their mothers and mother figures on pedestals.
But what about the other way around? No, not the depressing thoughts, but parents putting their kids on the pedestals. If you haven’t noticed by now (and, really you should have by now), short-sighted state legislators, in their yearning to get in the good graces of those who voted for him — are proposing, enacting, or signing into law measures that are direct attacks on the LGBT+ community. These include preventing schools from teaching LGBT curricula; barring trans kids from obtaining necessary affirming medical care; and, under the guise of upholding cis-gender women’s dignity, preventing trans athletes from competing in sporting events or on teams associated with the gender they identify as.