LGBTQ+ & Queer Positive News

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So National Review just published a ridiculously awful editorial opposing the Respect for Marriage Act. That’s not exactly “positive” but not unexpected either. Here’s what surprised me a bit: in the comments section, the vast, vast, majority of their readers were calling out the editors for being fools, bigots, and generally way out of step with where America is today, with many comparing it to William F. Buckley’s support for segregation and something that critics will hold against them for generations to come. This attitude would not have been the case among readers of that (ahem) “publication” just a few years ago.

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This is beautiful.

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This feels like someone who has read a lot of Discworld and internalized it well. Well done!

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Sandi Toksvig is wonderful and has been a TV and radio presenter in the UK since I was a kid.
She’s lovely and funny and fiercely defensive of LGBTQ+ rights.

I think she’d be a fabulous friend and/or auntie.

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Sandi is wonderful, at least from the relatively few times I’ve seen her. I went through a period a few years ago where I was watching a lot of UK panel shows on Youtube and she always came across as a delightful person.

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She’s fucking awesome…

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According to QI, she was at NASA when Eagle landed on the moon in 1969.

Weird factoid of the day :wink:

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Neat!

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A family member was an Ambassador so little Sandi got to go :hugs:

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An interview with Andy Bell that includes a discussion of his activism:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/aug/08/erasure-andy-bell-out-in-the-80s-living-with-hiv-falling-from-fashion

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I remember him in Be Cool, in fact I think it’s the only thing I remember about it. It was refreshing to see that he wasn’t just going to play musclehead roles.

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good trees bearing good fruit and bad trees bearing bad fruit. That’s the sort of message that would be great from you. Really simple. Just be a good person. That’s it. Jesus never even mentioned whether the tree was bent or not.

This bit was hilarious (in British slang, bent means gay).

And to add to what everyone else has said, Sandi is a national treasure!

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I love her casual, twinkly but steely delivery. Sandi is definitely one of the good ones.

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