Earlier today, President Donald Trump announced that he was banning transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the military, on the questionable grounds that their medical costs are high. However, Trump and the GOP may want to remember, as Thought Front reported last year, that transgender veteran Jennifer Pritzker, a retired colonel for the […]Read more "Trump Prohibits Transgender People from the Military While the GOP Continues to Receive Donations from Transgender Veteran Jennifer Pritzker"
There is often a danger when politicians decide policies based on a rudimentary understanding of science. Most pronounced is the refusal of Republicans to recognize the threat of Climate Change based on having a kinda sorta feeling that the science is wrong, plus sometimes it’s cold and sometimes scientists and non-scientists paid by the energy […]Read more "“Bathroom Bill” Supporters Don’t Understand the Science of Gender"
One line of attack against bathroom accommodation for transgender individuals has been that it violates religious beliefs. In particular, that it goes against the teachings of the Bible. A woman in Cleveland expressed her objection to Target’s bathroom policy by marching through the store shouting while brandishing a Bible. An article on a religious website […]Read more "Religious Supporters of a “Bathroom Bill” Should Consider What Bathrooms Were Like in Biblical Times"
Republicans across the country have been proposing so-called “bathroom bills” to prevent transgender individuals from using public restrooms and locker rooms of the gender with which they identify. Republicans are introducing, and sometimes passing, bills in state legislatures to that effect. The Republican National Committee even passed a resolution condemning such bathroom accommodation in public […]Read more "GOP Decries Transgender Bathroom Accommodation But Got Millions from a Transgender Donor"
There were a number of very moving tributes in the wake of the most recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Two that touched me were Stephen Colbert’s playing of La Marseillaise on the Late Show and Cecily Strong’s bilingual English/French tribute on SNL. However, in the wake of the tributes, some people had a legitimate gripe: […]Read more "Why Don’t We Cover It?"