The current buzz within the abortion rights movement seems to be that we need to take a lesson from the gay rights movement – that people need to start “coming out” with their abortion stories. But we should remember with all of the culture change that the LGBTQ community has seen, stigma and violence are still perpetrated every day.
The Pope says heterosexual couples can use condoms too; the Family Research Council (and others) are named as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center; and the Mormon church takes their social issue handbook public.
On NPR yesterday, Jeff Sharlet speaks of his face-to-face meetings with David Bahati, the Ugandan Parliament member and architect of Uganda’s extreme anti-homosexuality bill. Bahati tells Sharlet outright that he wants to “kill every last gay person.”
New Orleans’ Black and transgender community members and advocates complain of rampant and systemic harassment and discrimination from the city’s police force, including sexual violence and arrest without cause.
Army of God adherent and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Neil Horsley is under arrest for a series of bizarre diatribes against pop star Elton John, and is increasingly focusing his active anti-gay and anti-choice activities abroad.