The man’s famous for telling it like it is, even when he’s supposed to tell it like it’s supposed to be, which is what makes this story even more amazing: Joe Biden recently said that transgender issues are “the civil rights issue of our time”.
The mom of Miss Trans New England asked Biden if they would help trans people from “being killed” and in getting their civil rights, which is when Biden said it was “the civil rights issue of our time”.
I’ll add, too, that the Obama-Biden presidency was the very first to send a representative to a trans conference.
No, not those Supremet: Obama gets to pick the next Supreme Court Justices, which hold the fate of not just Roe v. Wade in their hands, but many other things as well.
But more importantly, what a feminist acts like: Obama supports women’s right to choose, passed The Lily Ledbetter Act (which allows women to correct pay inequity), and thinks women should make choices about their own bodies.
Stay safe, East Coast. Please do all report in as often as possible, please.
The NYT is posting a new photo every minute.
The most extraordinary description of this storm – from a weatherman who claims not to be prone to hyperbole – is here.
There’s this messed up news about the possibility of the Gowanus Canal flooding into Brooklyn.
You can even watch various live feeds in & around NYC.
And NCTE has put out a great guide (pdf) for trans people in the midst of these kinds of storms – basic information on emergency shelters, contact numbers, and lists of supplies that wouldn’t be on most guides for hurricane preparedness.
Love to all my friends & family on the East Coast. I hope this doesn’t suck half so much as it sounds like it’s going to.