LGBTQ

Trans Eraser


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Donald Trump is a bigot, but I don’t believe he actually hates the LGBTQ community. I think he just doesn’t care and will throw them out to make his base happy. Beating up on that community especially makes the Christian Right happy. The Evangelical community is very enthusiastic when they’re not acting like Christians. At any rate, Trump is not a friend to LGBTQ or anyone who needs civil rights protection.

The Trump administration is considering rolling back Obama policies offering recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. They’re seeking to narrowly define gender as a “biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.”

The Obama administration loosened the concept of gender in federal programs, which included education and health care, recognizing gender largely as an individual’s choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth. This set up battles over who can use which bathrooms in North Carolina, which is ridiculous. The only bathrooms we should be afraid of are at truck stops and rest areas.

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance. Trump’s Health and Human Services Department is seeking to restore that discrimination.

For people who argue that the government should stay out of our lives, they’re all about it telling people what sex they are. This is an attack on an estimated 1.4 million Americans.

Transgender people are terrified, and they should be. Alarms should go off anytime civil rights protections are being removed from a group, especially by someone who considers himself a nationalist. After the announcement, transgender people took to social media to post photographs of themselves with the hashtag #WontBeErased. That’s exactly what the Trump administration is trying to do to them.

The Trump administration is really good at erasing, whether it’s transgenders, immigrant families, voting rights, facts, logic, or evidence. This may possibly be the most hateful administration since Woodrow Wilson.

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Gay Marriage Legalized In Costa Rica


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This cartoon ran August 10, in The Costa Rica Star.

That nation’s Supreme Court ruled Costa Rica’s gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory, and they’ve given the legislative assembly eighteen months to change the law, or it becomes legal automatically.

The president, who was recently elected overwhelmingly with a pro-gay agenda against a staunch anti-gay evangelical, welcomed the ruling, saying he wants to guarantee “no person will face discrimination for their sexual orientation”. The legislative assembly may feel differently.

The legislative chamber has 57 seats, 14 of which are held by evangelical members. Costa Rica is a predominantly Catholic nation. While prostitution is legal, abortion is not.

Last January, the Inter-American Human Rights Court said same-sex marriage should be recognized by all of its signatory members, which includes Costa Rica.

Gay marriage is coming to Costa Rica, even if lawmakers sit on their hands and do nothing about it.

Living pura vida.

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Carolina Crying


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Though the NCAA and other organizations are boycotting North Carolina for their homophobic bathroom law that discriminates, at least Donald Trump still visited the state to hold a rally…where one of his supporters assaulted a 69-year-old woman. Nah, those people aren’t deplorable at all.

North Carolina governor Pat McCrory’s legacy will include losing his state million of dollars in tourism money because of his and the legislature’s bigotry of crafting a law that curbs the rights of gay and transgender people. Some would say enacting a law out of a fear of something that never happens is, well, deplorable.

Now basketball crazy North Carolina won’t have any of the NCAA’s postseason run through the state. Neither will championships in baseball, lacrosse, golf, soccer and tennis that were scheduled. With Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Wake Forest, the state has hosted more NCAA tournament games than any other state. They won’t host any this year thanks to governor McCrory.

I’m sorry things are so shaky with NC this year as they have a hate law, condemnation of the nation, McCrory is still in office, no postseason basketball, referees aren’t calling fouls for each time Cam Newton takes a hit to the head, and guys, your vinegar-based barbecue sucks. Someone had to break it to you.

Hollywood, the N.B.A., and musicians led by The Boss Bruce Springsteen has punished the state for it’s discrimination and hatred. Proponents of the law say they’re being demanded to accept a gay agenda. No. You’re being demanded not to discriminate. Treating human beings like human beings is not accepting a gay agenda. It’s accepting civility. Giving people the same rights you have is not special treatment. Special treatment is not taxing churches.

McCrory is running for reelection this year and he’s in a tight race. It may not help that he has a hate law as his running mate and a hate-filled candidate in Donald Trump on the ballot with him.

My cartooning colleagues in the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists are not boycotting the state and will hold their annual convention in Durham in a week or so. Their plans were already set in motion when the hate law was enacted and since rounding up political cartoonists is like herding cats, it was too late to change the venue. Many of the more liberal cartoonists will use the opportunity to mock the state’s hate law and if they have any taste, the barbecue. The more conservative members who attend will probably grumble in a corner somewhere and draw the exact same cartoon because that’s pretty much what they do on a daily basis anyway.

Unfortunately I won’t be attending the convention, not out of any protest but because I’m really busy and I’m poor. I do wish my colleagues to have a great convention with a massive turnout.

Hopefully there won’t be any assaults with 69-year-old ladies. I’d hate for any of my colleagues to get beaten up.

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Republican Boogas


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Damn I drew a lot of cartoons this week. I’m three days ahead of schedule with my syndication. Thank god this convention is over and after I draw cartoons on Hillary’s veep pick and Roger Ailes’ horniness, I can take a nap….oh wait. There’s another convention next week. Didn’t they used to take a month between these things?

The Republican convention started with hate, continued with hate, and ended with hate. Donald Trump started his speech by “humbly” accepting his party’s nomination. He gave the longest speech ever for a Republican nominee. He read it off a teleprompter. He read it very slowly. David Duke tweeted out how much he loved it.

High points for his speech includes he didn’t once refer to Hillary Clinton as “Crooked Hillary.” When he talked about banning immigrants, he didn’t mention them being Muslim immigrants. When he talked about the wall he left out the part about Mexico paying for it. When he got one protester during the speech, he didn’t veer off the script to tell the audience to beat her up.

The biggest plus for his speech is when he said we needed to protect LGBTQ from Muslim terrorists. He didn’t mention protecting them from his vice presidential pick, but it’s a start. The Republican audience actually cheered for this and he thanked them.

The rest of the speech was doom and gloom. Basically America is Gotham City run amock with criminals and gangsters and Donald Trump is the only billionaire caped crusader who can save us. We should have a Trump signal. It should look like the lips I give him in every cartoon. What do you think, yes? Though thinking about it, that image high above in the clouds above all of us could make the entire nation crap itself.

Two questions coming out of this convention: Will he get a bounce in the polls? You would think not since the entire thing was one big discombobulated dumpster fire full of hate, vinegar, and cat piss, but a lot of Americans may buy into the fear thing.

The other question is: Will Hillary try to kill his momentum Friday or Saturday by announcing her pick (Tim Kaine) as her veep? I’m not sure she should try to distract from his convention with it being the lukewarm Nazi rally that it was. Let it sink in for a day.

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Over At The Frankenstein Place


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I’m gonna let you in on a little secret if you promise it won’t freak you out. You have already shared a public restroom with a transgender person. Oh no! Do you want to know why they were in there? They probably had to use the restroom. Freaks, I know. We should pass more laws.

That’s exactly what the mouth-breathing troglodytes did in North Carolina. Their largest city, Charlotte, passed some anti-discrimination laws and the GOP majority legislature along with their Republican governor freaked out. They passed a law forbidding municipalities from being tolerant.

Part of that law says people have to use the public restrooms where the sign coordinates with the gender written on their birth certificate. So basically the government is enacting more wee wee and hoo ha legislation.

My city is pretty gay friendly. We don’t have gay bars. We have gay friendly bars. People really don’t care though we are surrounded by counties that are totally red. There are occasional drag shows here and afterward the performers go bar hopping. I was playing pool one night in a dive bar (you know which one if you’re from Fredericksburg) and one of the performers was still in drag and using the urinal. Guys cleared out of that restroom as if he had ebola. To me, he wasn’t any different or threatening than any other guy in there. He just so happened to be a guy in a mini skirt and fishnet stockings. He couldn’t play pool worth a damn though.

I’m dedicating this cartoon to my ex wife, Chelle. We had a lot of shared interests, loves, inside jokes and movies we would quote. Rocky Horror Picture Show was one of them. Though I had seen the movies years before I met her and even participated in the rice throwing and such at the theater, she really made me appreciate the movie…after making me watch it a thousand times.

I realize Doctor Frankenfurter is not transgender. He is in fact a “sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania.”

Chelle, this is “one from the vaults.”

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