Lawsuit Filed Challenging Iowa’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law

Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Iowa have filed a lawsuit seeking to block Iowa’s newly-enacted “Don’t Say Gay” law which restricts schools from mentioning LGBTQ people and has led to the removal of hundreds of books from school libraries.

Lawyers for the two groups say the law (Senate File 496) discriminates against LGBTQ students and violates their rights to free speech, equal protection and due process under the 1st and 14th Amendments. Continue reading “Lawsuit Filed Challenging Iowa’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law”

Doc Films For LGBTQ History Month + Riotron + More News

Some news items you might have missed:

What To Watch: A list of ten documentaries that will expand your understanding of LGBTQ issues and put current struggles into historical context for LGBTQ History Month.

New Music: The new music video from Riotron (aka Jeff Fettes) – “Justin’s Song (Timmy Trumpet Remix)”-  is visually amazing, and the electro-pop track is like jet fuel for your playlist. Continue reading “Doc Films For LGBTQ History Month + Riotron + More News”

“Don’t Say Gay” Author Gets 4 Months In Prison For COVID Fraud

Joseph Harding

Joseph Harding, a former Florida state lawmaker, was sentenced to 4 months in prison for fraudulently collecting about $150,000 in COVID-19 relief funds intended to help small businesses.

Harding is a virulent homophobe who authored Florida’s hideous anti-LGBTQ “Don’t Say Gay” law. Continue reading ““Don’t Say Gay” Author Gets 4 Months In Prison For COVID Fraud”