Happy Pride Month, everybody! June is the month when the sale of rainbow merchandise skyrockets and antigay right-wingers decry the very right of LGBTQ people to exist, let alone celebrate that existence.
For my mom’s 63rd birthday, my sisters and I took her to Drag Queen Bingo. She won a round and ended up on stage where she very proudly proclaimed that she had five children and three of them were gay. The drag queen, Detroit’s own Sabín, responded, “Bitch, what were you eating in the ’60s?” Everybody laughed, including my mom.
President Trump’s goal to fill cabinet positions only with people who are diametrically opposed to what said cabinet is supposed to do continues. This time he’s tapped Charmaine Yoest to be assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.