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.

Parental Rights Groups Somehow Not Concerned About the Rights of Parents Like Me

Good morning! Or whatever time of the day you’re reading this. I happen to be writing this in the morning as my son, who is in high school, gets ready for the day. I remember prior to being a parent, I dreaded a future that included getting a [...]

Leader of Anti-Equality Org Thinks Republicans Are Too Cozy with the Queers

"I mean, there are a lot of reasons to go after Republicans. But being too liberal isn’t one of them."

Trump Dumps Mug Shot Merch That People Will Pay Money for Because They Are Awful

There are a lot of people celebrating disgraced former president Donald Trump’s arrest, complete with mug shot. 

I Just Called to Say ‘Tread Lightly, B-tch,’ and I Mean It From the Bottom of My Heart

I just learned that there will not be a second season of “A League of Their Own,” and that is a big bummer. Abbi Jacobson is a goddess and a genius and a star and this is an outrage.To be clear, I do not blame the striking Hollywood [...]

Misogynists Come Out of the Woodwork to Stand up for Women Like the Heroes They Aren’t

Hot take: Ronnie Radke is a joke and Falling In Reverse sucks.Actually, I take that back. I would hate to have my calling Radke “a joke” give anyone the mistaken impression that he is in any way humorous. He is not. Also saying that [...]

Right-Wingers Wrestle With ‘Barbie’ Movie’s ‘Woke’ Propaganda

When my twin sister and I were in the third grade, a large, wrapped present sat under our grandma’s Christmas tree for at least a week before Christmas. My mom told us that the gift was a vacuum for our grandma and we did not question it. But [...]

Lance Armstrong Reveals How to Solve ‘Real Simple’ Trans Athlete Issue

It seems that everybody these days has an opinion about trans athletes. And many of these opinions are not great!Case in point: notorious cycling cheat and yellow wristband merchant Lance Armstrong. He is participating in a Fox reality series called [...]

State Attorneys General Conjure a Cloud to Rain on Target’s Already Finished Pride Parade

I was shopping at my local Kroger, something I do at least once a week, and all of their Pride merchandise was on clearance. T-shirts were $1.80, rainbow garden flags $2. They had a shopping cart overflowing with it all. Honestly, I doubt they sold [...]

Supreme Court to Lady Who Makes Ugly Websites: You Don’t Have to Make Ugly Websites For Gays

The United States Supreme Court is supremely fucked. There are six ultra conservative justices and only three judges with any sense. I knew that this round of decisions was going to be a doozy. This is the court that overturned Roe v. Wade, mind you, [...]

Sad Guy With Microphone Travels From Pride Event to Pride Event Crying for Help

Hope everyone had a good Pride Month, despite the haters. Looking forward to Pride merch going on clearance at big box stores. Because if 50% off doesn’t say, “We support you, LGBTQ+ community,” what does?My wife and I missed most [...]

A Collective Sigh of Relief as Pat Robertson, Right-Wing Evangelical Bigot, Passes Into the Ether

It’s a Pride Month miracle! Pat Robertson is dead.Oh, I’m sorry. Is that in poor taste?Just kidding, I’m not sorry.Look, I know that people believe you’re not supposed to speak ill of the dead, and you’re certainly not [...]

When It Comes to Transphobia, Dee Snider Isn’t Gonna Take Criticism or Responsibility

My music of choice is heavy metal. I love it. I buy the music, the merch, and I go to shows. I support the art I love, and it brings me a lot of joy.The metal world is very dude-centric, specifically cisgender white dudes. More of these dudes than [...]