I find this comment overtly dismissing that there might be very real, legitimate reasons to be keyed into social media and the news.
I’m sure there are people for whom it’s valuable (e.g. if immigration raids could affect you directly), but for members of most groups, being plugged in all time probably does more harm than good.
I’m saying the high proportion of button-pushing click-bait and the low probability that I need any particular info in real time means i’ll be better off getting news through other sources.
You don’t win a war by maximizing fear, outrage, and low quality info on your own side (which, IMO, social media does).
YMMV, obviously. What do I know?
Yes. I removed any involvement with LGBTQ organizations off my resume.
So far, I haven’t run into any “shit, if only I had known that five days ago!” situations. I doubt I ever will, no matter how hostile the current administration is to women. But who knows; you pays your money and you takes your choice.
Simple: Freedom to be who the fuck you are. I don't know why that's so damned difficult to understand.
literally nobody is stopping you
maybe you should try protesting in saudi arabia then?
Absolutely not. The nice thing about being LGBTQPA+* is all the constitutional lawyers that will take your case pro-bono to persecute anyone you can speculatively accuse of discerning something about you.
If you are straight then there is basically no such free help available to protect your rights, and have fun trying to bring something up to the supreme court all by yourself if you don't want to be forced to express homophilic opinions.
Here is a case in 2014 of a man who was fired because his new manager went through his phone and found male gymnast photos. https://www.npr.org/2014/11/10/363049315/for-people-fired-fo...
Here are 5 more examples: https://www.mic.com/articles/11738/5-people-who-were-fired-f...
That links to a study citing that american LGBTQ people experience much higher rates of workplace discrimination: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/news/2011/06/02...
The question is about changing federal law to make LGBTQ identity a protected class, under the same principle that race, gender, religion, etc are currently protected.