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 Extremists Continue Their War on What's Really Hurting Our Kids: Books

Pop quiz time!If you had a dollar for every time a book was banned during the 2023-2024 school year, you would have:$4$40$400$4,000The answer is $4,000, though it could also be “all of the above” because the 2023-2024 school year [...]

Idaho Legislators Continue to Flex Their Muscles, Use Those Muscles Against Trans Youth

The national political and legal landscape for transgender youth in Idaho is… not great!While it should be absolutely appalling that elected leaders in Idaho (where they have a Republican majority) are focused on hurting a very small and very [...]

Trump Is Old And Tired, But That’s Not What Makes Him Objectively Terrible

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but old people get tired. Which is why disgraced former president Donald Trump fell asleep during day one of his criminal trial regarding giving hush money to Stormy Daniels that came from his 2016 campaign [...]

Lies, Lies — and the Conservatives Who Tell Them in Order to Assert Their Dominance

I know that this is going to come as a shock to everyone, but I have to say it: The folks who want to ban transgender people from public bathrooms and overturn the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling are the same folks who want to ban [...]

Biden Declares the Easter Bunny Transgender, Conservatives Go Wild

I am writing this on March 31, the 15th annual Transgender Day of Visibility. All over the world people are celebrating the lives of transgender people, affirming their right to exist, and expressing support, as they do every year on this date. [...]

George Santos Rises Like a Felonious Phoenix From the Ashes of a Dysfunctional Political Party

Oh, hey, everybody. How are things going? Are they perfect and great? Why, yes. Yes they are.First of all, everybody’s favorite pathologically lying gay George Santos is running for office again, because of course he is.You may remember that [...]

Libs of Tiktok Fuels Threats Against Schools Nationwide, Endangering Children

HOLD DO NOT PUBLISHThis morning I got a text from my son’s school district that one of the elementary schools in the district was closed due to a bomb threat. While the threat was determined to be a hoax, they were still canceling school out of [...]

Mark Robinson Races to Alienate the Entire North Carolina Electorate

North Carolina. Have you heard of it? As far as states go, it’s a pretty big deal. So you’d think if you were one of two major political parties you wouldn’t want your candidate for governor to alienate as many people as possible. [...]

Death of Nex Benedict Shines Spotlight on Oklahoma’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Agenda

I wish I did not know the name Nex Benedict. At least, I wish I didn’t know the name for the reason that so many of us now do.On Feb. 7, Benedict was beaten by three students in a bathroom at Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma. The next [...]

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 [...]