Another Sunday Funday, Another Piece of Evidence to Prove that President Obama Really, Really Supports You

Good morning, starshine! I’m currently runnin’ through the six with my woes girlfriend and small dog. If you were to get a Drake tattoo, what would you get? Asking for a friend.

President Obama Thinks Y’all Would Make The Best Moms

President Obama has declared it National Foster Care Month, and he made history in the process. In the White House proclamation for the occasion, trans parents and children alike were addressed for the first time ever. That’s because Obama directly addressed discriminatory laws against LGBT parents, and stated his intentions to destroy them.

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“With so many children waiting for loving homes, it is important to ensure all qualified caregivers have the opportunity to serve as foster or adoptive parents, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status,” according to the proclamation. “That is why we are working to break down the barriers that exist and investing in efforts to recruit more qualified parents for children in foster care.”

Earlier this year, President Obama became the first president to acknowledge transgender and bisexual people in a State of the Union address. Fusion reports it appears he is the first president to explicitly say gender identity shouldn’t prevent anyone from adopting or becoming a foster parent.

The document also directly addressed LGBT children. “All young people, regardless of what they look like, which religion they follow, who they love, or the gender they identify with, deserve the chance to dream and grow in a loving, permanent home.”

This Is A Racing Wiener Dogs Blurb

Los Angeles is truly the promise land.

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Watch This Wells Fargo Ad, Right Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxDsx8HfXEk

Are you crying? You’re crying, aren’t you?

Stall Victories

+ Japan’s education ministry issued a notice this week urging education boards to do better when it comes to trans students, including letting them use whatever the fuck bathroom they wanna use because seriously, it’s not that hard you guys.

+ The Minnesota Senate saw the GOP House pushing forward a bill to restrict trans students’ access to bathrooms and locker rooms that make them feel good and stuck their tongues out like “nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah nyaaaaaaah!”

This Frog Looks Like Kermit

Stef saw this little critter and thought of you. How sweet of her! I wonder if she wrote about this frog in her journal.


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Carmen

Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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9 Comments

  1. Oh my. Between the Wells Fargo ad and the statement from the president about lgbt foster parents, all of the feels. I was just talking with my wife this morning about the possibility of adoption, especially for children who are gender non-normative or queer. We’ve tried making a baby, which hasn’t worked, and part of me thinks maybe it’s because there’s a kid out there already who needs us. But oh it’s all so complicated.

  2. You know, I’m German, like a German living in Germany German, and I have gleaned from a distance, that a lot of Americans have some serious issues with Obama.
    A lot of issues that as a European I’m not going to get.
    Be that as it may, but another thing I’m seeing from that distance?
    You guys have a president that’s gone above and beyond trying to pave some rainbow road these past few years.
    From using his executive powers for LGBT extended federal benefits (if I’m not mistaken) and bypassing House and Senate that way, including rainbow people in his language and speeches and jokes, and even sending a delegation to the SCOTUS hearings?
    Honestly, so,so many people have been accused of a gay agenda, but I feel that the only person that really is true for is the Mr.President himself.
    With every new thing he does, I feel like Barack Obama is trying to achieve as much LGBT equality as he can while he is in office. And he’s not just trying, he’s proactively pushing for it.
    Even in the gay hearts of Europe our politicians don’t take on such a clear pro LGBT stance or use such inclusive language (my conservative government least of all, atm).
    I’m just trying to say,that I really hope that someday, someone is going to plant a patch of rainbow flowers in his honor and forgets the other perceived grievances that seem to overshadow him fighting so firmly in our corner.
    Yeah, still a fan.
    And sniffling over that Wells Fargo ad, damn.

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