The Day of Silence has grown since the first ever event at the University of Virginia in 1996 to become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT.
And with anti-LGBT bullying happening beyond the school setting in the societal and political arena, and eight trans kids having taken their lives this year, the timing is perfect to point out how it has a deleterious effect on people's lives.
Okay, so let segue to something I can't be silent about in terms of the off the charts idiocy, WTF moments, and outright hypocrisy in our world I just have to call people out on.
It's time for this week's edition of the TransGriot Shut Up Fool Awards.
Honorable mention number one is a group award for the GOP idiots debating Civil War II.
Did you fools not learn from the ass whupping you took 150 years ago?
Honorable mention number two goes to Cheryl Rios, who made Texas conswervafools look bad once again by stating that women shouldn't be president because of 'different hormones' and that she would move to Canada if Hillary Clinton became president.
You promise? I'll bet if Sarah 'Palin was the woman running, she'd have a different opinion about the capabilities of women leading this country,.
Let's remix Cheryl's comment: Republicans, and especially Republican women for unassailably logical reasons, shouldn't elected president or to ANY elective office because of their propensity for off the charts stupidity
Honorable mention number three is Ann Coulter, who said on FOX Noise she wants to bring back an old school white supremacist suppression tool in literacy tests.
Not no, but...
Honorable mention number four is Creflo Dollar, who in the wake of his failed campaign to get his
Really Creflo? You're married to a woman named Taffi, and you wanna claim a cartoon character makes people gay? Christokneegrow please!
Honorable mention number five is Steven Anderson, who believes women should shut up in church.
Thou fool! Taketh thine own advice and zippeth those lips.
Honorable mention number six is FOX Noise's Jeanine Pirro, who partied her lips to say that minority communities need to be trained to be more sensitive to the police.
When the po-po's stop killing and oppressing non white people and minority groups, then maybe we'll think about changing our attitudes toward them
This week's Shut Up Fool winner is Arkansas state Rep Justin Harris (R). Despite having an adopted daughter go through being sexually assaulted by a man he handed her over to, is sponsoring HB 1424, a bill that would change Arkansas’s current parental consent law to make it harder for underage rape victims to get abortions.
Right now, the law requires minors who want abortions to either get parental consent to do so or subject themselves to the humiliating, arbitrary judicial bypass process.
However, there is an exception for girls who have become pregnant through rape or incest. This new legislation would remove that exception.
Well, because some of y'all sat out the last election cycle, these are the types of zealots and fools you gave by default the power to write legislation over your lives.
Rep Justin Harris, shut up fool.