D'Anne Witkowski

D'Anne Witkowski is a writer living in Michigan with her wife and son. She has been writing about LGBTQ+ politics for nearly two decades. Follow her on Twitter @MamaDWitkowski.

Right-Wing Conservatives to Each Uterus in the Nation: One Day, You Will Be Ours

Recently the Alabama Supreme Court, with their Christian Nationalist Chief Justice Tom Parker, ruled that frozen embryos are literal children. I was listening to a report on the radio and heard a woman say something along the lines of, “I never [...]

Tennessee Republicans Attack Marriage Equality, Vie for Title of Most Dangerous Legislature for LGBTQ+ People

Marriage equality is finally a thing in Greece, the first Christian Orthodox-majority country in the world to let love rule. And on Feb. 15, the day after Valentine’s Day, no less. Isle of Lesbos, coming through!According to The Advocate, a [...]

National Legal and Policy Center: Kids Who Love Oreos Were Not Born This Way

This is a list of my favorite Oreo cookie flavors, in order:Peanut ButterSm’OreosMintOriginalThis is a list of Oreo flavors I have never tried because they sound revolting:Carrot CakePumpkin SpiceWatermelonGingerbreadAlso, Lady Gaga’s line of [...]

Deep State Taylor Swift Exposed by Extremely Rational, Very Intelligent People

We need to talk about Taylor Swift.It was never going to last forever. And now that the secret’s out and the most popular singer in the United States has had her cover blown to pieces, she will never, ever get it back together.First, [...]

Republicans Admit Anti-Trans Laws Were Never Just About Protecting Children

As I write this, I am in the hospital for a kidney stone. I’ve had better Saturday nights, let me tell you. The pain meds have kicked in, and I’m really wishing I was sleeping in my own bed. I’m currently sitting in a chair because [...]

DeSantis to Iowans: ‘I’ll Reveal My True Height If I Win the Caucus.’ Height Remains a Mystery

There are people I love who live in Florida and I truly, truly wish that they lived anywhere else. None of them are Republicans — in fact, they are all very liberal. And while one could argue that Florida needs all the liberals it can get, [...]

West Virginia to Transgender People: Your Existence Is a Crime

I am writing this on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day that those who want to advance civil rights might typically spend doing some kind of community service, donating to a civil rights organization or, at the very least, reading (hopefully [...]

Michigan Rep. Travels to Uganda for Anti-LGBTQ+ Cheerleading Camp

I want to start off this year by giving credit where credit is due. And that credit goes to Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine, for vetoing an anti-trans bill aimed at trans kids.According to the AP, the bill “would ban gender-affirming care for minors and [...]

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Decides Trans Lives Don't Matter After All

Well shame the fuck on me for giving Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) any praise at all for vetoing a bill aimed at gender-affirming care for minors. I should have known better.DeWine really did veto the bill after reportedly talking to families with [...]

Not the Suffering Olympics: Things Are Bad in Russia. That Doesn’t Mean They’re Fine Here.

Comparisons are an incredibly important part of sense-making for us humans. We’re always making them, especially when trying to describe something to someone else. We might say, “I just heard this great band. They sound a lot like if Guns [...]

Pope Announces: 'Gays Are OK, I Guess' in a Take-What-We-Can-Get 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, we can count on Congressional Republicans to be doing the important work of the American people.Ha, just kidding. They are currently focused on… impeaching President Joe Biden based on zero evidence. They’ve got [...]

Lady DeSantis: My Husband Ron Will Fight to Destroy Every State, Not Just Florida

It is an incontrovertible fact that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is awful. Like, the worst. But would it surprise you to learn that his wife is also awful?On Dec. 8, Casey DeSantis reposted a video that, according to the New Civil Rights Movement, had [...]