In a parallel universe somewhere, President Hillary Clinton is expanding access to health care in the United States and LGBTQ people are fully protected under the law.
Well hello, and welcome to another episode of “A Gay is Running for President,” a minute-by-minute freakout by the conservative right — sponsored by Homophobia and The Dumb.
The gay in question is Pete Buttigieg, the current mayor of South Bend, Ind., and his last name is pronounced: boot-edge-edge.
As I write this, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire. It is a terrible loss to anyone who cares about history. Donald Trump’s response, however, was to tweet to try to tell French firefighters how to do their jobs. Trump probably sees the fire as a business opportunity. Maybe he dreams that the latest Trump Hotel will spring up in its place.
Just in case it isn’t clear, Trump is a terrible person.
While scrolling through my Twitter feed, I stumbled upon a photo of Jonathan Van Ness walking hand in hand with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez through Capitol Hill. Van Ness, one of the stars of “Queer Eye,” was wearing a pink sweater and skirt, Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat representing New York, was wearing a magenta pantsuit. Someone had tweeted, “THIS is the future Democrats want.” My first thought: Oh, hell yes. That future cannot come soon enough.
Van Ness, who was joined by three of his “Queer Eye” co-stars, also visited Nancy Pelosi’s office. But they weren’t there just for photo ops. The “Queer Eye” guys were in D.C. advocating for the passage of The Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.