Rachel Levine is the first openly trans federal official confirmed by the U.S. Senate

yes-dear-betty

I’m guessing the average age of this BBS is probably somewhere in the mid-50s, if not slightly older…

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I was 18; that was the year I graduated HS.

You might want to rethink the age range of your presumed audience.

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We are the BBS of the late boomers and grumpy Gen X for sure!

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Jaded, and proud.

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Gay people in politics, hell yes.
Calling them “big ol’ gays,” not so cool.

Words matter, buddy.

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Not always “grumpy”, can I claim “Pissy” instead? (it’s more of a reactive thing than a constant state…)

Also Jodie Foster “faux lesbian”? Hasn’t she been in relationships with women for decades? That’s pretty committed to faking it… (noting that the cover is from decades ago, it still seems like a dick move)

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Can confirm. I frequently fast-forward through slow-motion videos.

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I’d rather return to the original definition of Anti-authoritarian Socialist, and force the Hoppean fascists to go mask off…

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My apologies. I should have mentioned that I was speaking as a big ol’ gay. Also note in my original post the attached cover page from the queer newspaper calling Ms Achenberg (ironically) a damn lesbian. Owning the words the bigots used against us was how we coped back in the day.

My apologies. My comment of: “let grandpap tell you a story” was an attempt to say “hey remember the bad ol’ days (or maybe the worse ol’ days) any my how things have changed”. As a gay man in 1993 it was heartbreaking to hear a sitting senator use those words against us. And I can’t begin to tell you how empowering it was when Roberta Achtenberg was confirmed and we “big ol’ gays” and “damn lesbians”[1] could finally say, “F**********CK YOUUUUUU JESSIE HELMS YOU F********CKING BIGOT!”.

So now, 28 years later, a sitting senator is NOT saying “she’s a damn _______”. Instead he’s trying to use faux-concern about transitioning surgeries. And she just politely slapped his ass down with an “I’m happy to come to your office and discuss these issues with you, Senator.” With that comment, she’s saying, “You and I are equals, you snivelling coward. Get muthah fookin’ used to it!”

That did not happen in 1993 and this big 'ol gay boy is celebrating the hell out how times have changed.

[1] Please note in my original post the attached cover page from the queer newspaper calling Ms Achenberg (ironically) a damn lesbian. Owning the words the bigots used against us was how we coped back in the day.

My apologies. I should have mentioned that I was speaking as a big ol’ gay. Also note in my original post the attached cover page from the queer newspaper calling Ms Achenberg (ironically) a damn lesbian. Owning the words the bigots used against us was how we coped back in the day.

Mindysan33
25 March

yes-dear-betty

I’m guessing the average age of this BBS is probably somewhere in the mid-50s, if not slightly older…

“Transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care that have been developed and, if I am fortunate enough to be confirmed as the assistant secretary of health, I will look forward to working with you and your office and coming to your office and discussing the particulars of the standards of care for transgender medicine.”

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