It’s been almost a year since the historic Obergefell v. Hodges case ended marriage inequality in America and opened up a string of anti LGBT legislation. We might be able to get married, but many of our U.S. congressmen wanted to make sure that we were aware that we were still going to burn in hell.
Homophobia has certainly not disappeared. That’s probably what straight people think, but honestly fuck straight people. They don’t know shit. Most of them don’t even know that a condom is only 97% effective.
The south had a great time embracing gay marriage. Parts of Alabama stopped issuing marriage licenses altogether in order to stop the disease of social equality. Kim Richards was praised by the Pope by refusing to issue a gay couple a marriage license. I personally find the solidarity in bigotry to be quite uplifting.
Then, we have the train wreck of Mississippi and North Carolina. It seemed to be a race to see which state could out do the other one homophobic and transphobic discourse.
This is a just a brief overview of all the anti-LGBT legislature America is trying to get through.
The truth is the more visible we are, the more pushback there is. America does not want gays or trans people to exist. They simply don’t. They want us to exist in theory, not practice, and on the margins of invisibility. We made a lot of progress a year ago, but to say we’re out of the clear would be asinine. Being LGBT is not yet protected under employor discrimination laws. I suppose none of this is that surprising. America still hasn’t accepted black people. Apparently it’s too much to ask white people expected to sympathize with anyone who differs from them.