Trans Joy in a Red State

Selective Photography of Smiling Woman. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

I’m optimistic that the great people in our state will find a way to get the politicians to reverse their ways. Research from the Williams Institute shows a relatively large number of LGBTQIA+ people living in my state. When the state leaders tried to discriminate against LGBTQIA+ people last decade with a bonkers religious freedom law, the outcry caused them to fix it to end discrimination. It also was the tolling bell of the former governor’s political career, who championed anti-LGBTQIA+ discrimination. His folly pushed him into the embrace of the former guy who guaranteed his ruin. Now, he’s an afterthought, hiding from MAGA folks upset he followed his oath to the Constitution. …

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