Tell the Virginia Department of Education not to restrict the rights of trans students!


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Target: Virginia Department of Education

The Department of Education in Virginia recently announced their upcoming policy changes for the school year, planning to completely backtrack on previous Governor Northam’s progressive work for Virginia students. The changes, aimed to affect over 1 million students, will force trans and nonbinary students into restrooms they don’t identify with. Students will be forced out of sports should they not play on teams they don’t identify with. LGBTQ+ students will be dead-named by their peers and teachers, unable to get a name change even with written permission from a parent. 

The policy would put an already vulnerable minority in even greater danger, whether it be mental or physical. Trans kids are already at a higher risk for suicide, regressive policies like the one Governor Youngkin has proposed does nothing but harm.

Add your name to tell Virginia to protect trans kids and reject the proposed policy!

Delegate Danica Roem was clear that she believes Youngkin’s policy blatantly violates their state’s human rights law, tweeting that the “action should be contested in court under the Virginia Human Rights Act.” She’s absolutely right. 

The Republican party is waging a war on at-risk children, and they’re breaking laws to do it. We must protect our LGBTQ+ youth from their holier-than-thou witch hunt.

Sign your name to condemn Youngkin’s proposed anti-trans policy!


Tell Biden to condemn Iran and demand the immediate release of two LGBTQ activists sentenced to death!


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Target: United States President Biden

Human rights groups allege that the Islamic Republic of Iran has sentenced two women, Zahra Seddiqi Hamedani, 31, and Elham Choubdar, 24, to death for their links to LGBTQ+ activists on social media.

An Iranian court has charged the women with “corruption of Earth” for promoting homosexuality, promoting Christianity, for communicating with media hostile to Iran, and for what are almost certainly trumped-up sex trafficking charges.

Demand Biden harness American diplomacy to save Zahra and Elham!

Seddiqi Hamedani was arrested in Iran attempting to flee to Turkey from Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, where she had been tortured and imprisoned for appearing in a BBC documentary about the abuses faced by LGBTQ+ people in the region.

“Without international support, we have no hope,” says Shadi Amin from German-based Iranian LGBTQ group 6Rang. President Biden needs to show the world that the US government stands for LGBTQ rights, especially with the rising tide of anti-LGBTQ bigotry in our country.

Tell Biden to condemn Iran and demand the immediate release of two LGBTQ activists sentenced to death!


Demand FOX News suspend Tucker Carlson for calling for violence against teachers and LBGTQ+ people!


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Target: FOX News

The right-wing hysteria against LBGTQ+ kids and the people who support them is reaching a fever pitch, and of course, Tucker Carlson is one of the worst offenders. On September 19th, Tucker Carlson went on an extended rant against public school teachers, equating teaching any non-heteronormative identity as “children being used as props in the sexual fantasies of adults.”

But he didn’t stop there. In a downright terrifying finish, Carlson quite explicitly told parents they have a duty to fight back: “No parent should put up with this for one second, no matter what the law says. Your moral duty is to defend your children. This is an attack on your children and you should fight back.”

Demand Tucker Carlson be taken off the air for inciting terrorism against teachers and gay people!

Right-wingers are already calling in bomb threats to children’s hospitals for offering gender-affirming care to teens and we’ve seen them murder abortion doctors before in the past; the radical right-wing has made it very clear that they are rabidly hungry for political violence, and it’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt or is even killed.

Demand FOX News suspend Tucker Carlson for calling for violence against teachers and LBGTQ+ people!


Tell Congress to reject Marjorie Taylor Greene’s transphobic bill!


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Target: United States Congress

Extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene has taken her bigotry another step forward after introducing legislation that would force trans kids across the country to de-transition. The absurdly cruel text would make gender-affirming care for youth a federal crime, meaning life-saving care like hormone treatment, puberty blockers, and gender reassignment surgery will be denied to already marginalized children until they are well past puberty – psychological warfare on at-risk LGBTQ+ youth by the hands of the GOP.

The discriminatory legislation deceptively titled the “Protect Children’s Innocence” Act would also go so far as to criminalize supportive guardians or medical professionals who provide such care, at the risk of 10-25 years in prison or a $250,000 fine. Federal funds would not be accessible for gender-affirming care, universities and colleges would be forced to wipe the information from lesson plans, and any foreign national who provides such care will be prohibited from entering the country at all — it is absolutely ridiculous. 

Add your name to demand Congress reject Marjorie Taylor Greene’s bigoted bill!

An estimated 1.8 million LGBTQ+ young people consider suicide each year, according to the Trevor Project, and over two-thirds of of LGBTQ+ youth said their mental health has been negatively impacted by recent debates over transgender rights. Even the mere introduction of this outdated, inhumane legislation puts the lives of children at risk — all for political posturing.

Transgender kids don’t only deserve gender-affirming care, they absolutely need it to live a fulfilling and happy life. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s baseless hatred has no place in government.

Sign your name to call for the immediate rejection of the “Protect Children’s Innocence” Act!


Demand Florida restore the healthcare DeSantis just stripped away from thousands of trans people!


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Target: Florida Board of Health

Under Governor Ron DeSantis, the state of Florida has become an incubation pod for the implementation of right-wing Christian fascism — and its first victims are the most vulnerable members of society.

The state’s health board has blocked Medicaid from covering gender-affiriming treatment for low-income trans people, leaving them without access to expensive life-saving healthcare. Over 9,000 Floridians have been affected by the ban.

Tell the DeSantis administration to leave trans people alone!

Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo is behind the ban, based on heavily biased and skewed findings from anti-trans activists.

“Rather than following the science, the data or the experts, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration instead chose to misinterpret studies, ignore evidence, and lend credence to prejudice – yet again putting the state between patients and doctors for no reason other than political grandstanding” said Human Rights Campaign Legal Director Sarah Warbelow in a statement slamming the cruel new rule.

It just goes to show that the right-wing claims of defending “freedom” and “small government” is nothing but a hood they use to cover their efforts to institutionalize bigotry in one of the nation’s most populous states.

Demand Florida restore the healthcare DeSantis just stripped away from thousands of trans people!


Demand social media ban the “LibsofTikTok” account for inciting violence against pediatricians!


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Chaya Raichik, the woman behind the notorious “LibsofTiktok” account, is once again inciting terrorism and harassment against people who support LGBT+ kids. First it was teachers — now she’s going after doctors.

VICE News reports that on August 11th, Raichik falsely accused the Boston Children’s Hospital of offering children “gender-affirming hysterectomies.” The baseless lie quickly went viral through the hate-warrens of right-wing social media circles and immediately sparked a wave of harassment and death threats against the hospital.

Demand that Tiktok and Twitter ban Chaya Raichik from their platforms for falsely smearing doctors and teachers!

Her supporters have posted things like “long past time to start executing these ‘doctors,'” and “”Demons like this do not deserve to breathe! Crimes against humanity=DEATH” on various social media sites. The hospital itself say it has endured “a large volume of hostile internet activity, phone calls, and harassing emails, including threats of violence toward our clinicians and staff.”

The LibsofTiktok account has over 1 million followers, and Raichik has used it to incite violence against teachers, spread 2020 election denial and COVID-19 misinformation. It is a menace to public safety and has no business being allowed to stay online.

Demand social media platforms ban the “LibsofTikTok” account for inciting violence against pediatricians!


Demand Twitter ban Marjorie Taylor Greene for using monkeypox to push LGBTQ hate!


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Target: Twitter

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s social media accounts have always been a festering cesspool of offensive and unhinged conspiracy theories, and she’s once again crossed the line with her recent posts about the monkeypox epidemic.

On July 23rd, Rep. Greene tweeted out a video of the CDC director discussing child infections with the comment “if Monkeypox is a sexually transmitted disease, why are kids getting it?”

When seen in the context of her recent demonization of gay people and the horrifying “groomer” discourse being pushed by the far-right wing, this can only be interpreted as an insinuation that gay men are sexually abusing children and giving them monkeypox.

Kick MTG off Twitter for promoting monkeypox disinformation!

Her followers certainly picked up what she was putting down. “Were the gay men who raped these children arrested and charged?” wrote one commenter. “Remember, the age of consent under Queer Theory is ZERO!” wrote another.

Declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, monkeypox is spread through close contact with other humans, transmissible by respiratory droplets, bodily fluids, or skin-to-skin contact. It is NOT a STI.

But of course, virulent bigots like Greene have seized on the disease as a way to push their despicable demonization campaign against the American LGBTQ community.

Demand Twitter ban Marjorie Taylor Greene for blaming gay people for monkeypox!


Tell the Senate to pass the Respect for Marriage Act!


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Target: United States Senate

Following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, it became shockingly clear that abortion isn’t our only right at stake. This isn’t something they’re hiding anymore — Justice Clarence Thomas said point blank that he believes the Supreme Court should reconsider the gay marriage decision. In 2022, seven years after gay marriage was finally legalized through the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges case.

It seems almost unbelievable that our legislators would have to codify the right to equal marriage, but it’s a step that progressives have to take. This is not legislation powered by some “fit of hysteria” as anti-LGBTQ+ conservatives like insurrectionist Matt Gaetz want to believe, this is a necessary safeguard from a tangible threat.

Add your name to tell the Senate to pass the Respect for Marriage Act!

To add insult to injury — 157 House Republicans voted against codifying Obergefell v. Hodges. In a split Senate, the Respect for Marriage Act faces an even tougher road ahead without our support. 

While some Members of Congress attempted to cloak their homophobia by deeming the bill unnecessary, like Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, others weren’t shy at all. Trump-favorite Marjorie Taylor Greene announced her bigotry, saying “marriage is between a man and a woman and that’s how God created it” before casting her vote. Legislators like this are exactly why we need to enshrine LGBTQ+ rights into law as quickly as possible. 

Sign your name to call for the immediate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act!


Boycott Pepsi for sponsoring the Texas GOP convention!


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Despite publicly supporting the LGBTQ+ community (like most companies, conveniently during Pride month), the company’s name appeared on a physical copy of sponsors at the 2022 Texas Republican Convention. Without the logo and only in red text, Pepsi was one of the biggest names on the board propped up in the convention center.

PepsiCo is denying the sponsorship, and even alleging that the massive, multi-dimensional display constructed was doctored — but there is no proof supporting their claim. Why anyone would put the corporate giant’s name falsely on a sponsorship list is yet to be determined, but until it is, PepsiCo must be boycotted immediately for their funding of a convention that produced a 40-page document denouncing the existence of the LGBTQ+ community. 

The document blatantly stood against gay marriage and the existence of transgender people, contradicting the very “life” and “liberty” the GOP claims to stand for (but we already knew that was moral posturing.) Despite their story, Pepsi already had a record of donating to the Texas Republican party — something’s just not adding up. 

Add your name to call for a Pepsi boycott in response to their sponsorship or the 2022 Texas Republican Convention!


Demand social media CEOs take action NOW to stop the spread of anti-LGBTQ+ bigotry!


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Target: Social Media CEOs

A wave of virulent anti-LGBTQ+ fervor is building across America at a ferocious and terrifying pace — and it is going to get people killed.

Just a few months after the right-wing smear campaign against LGBTQ+ people began in earnest, we already have right-wing politicians calling for the execution of the parents of LGBTQ+ kids and white supremacist gangs planning terrorizing attacks against Pride month events.

Tell Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok to ban the promoters of anti-LGBTQ+ hatred!

All of this hatred is being fueled by social media companies who turn a blind eye to the horrendous bigotry being promoted on their platforms. Influencers like Ben Shapiro are out there claiming that the very existence of LGBTQ+ people is a threat to children, while the notorious “Libs of Tiktok” account is providing target selection for right-wing terrorism by promoting the locations of LGBTQ+ events, like the Drag Queen Story Hour recently accosted by Proud Boy thugs in California.

All the rainbow emojis and empty posts about the value of diversity from social media companies mean absolutely nothing unless they will take action to stop the spread of anti-LGBTQ hatred on their platforms.

Demand social media CEOs take action to stop the spread of anti-LGBTQ+ bigotry!