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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.

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 [...]

U.S. Conservatives Point to Russia and Declare 'We’ll Have What They’re Having' Regarding LGBTQ+ Repression

Well, they did it. They expelled George Santos from Congress. I honestly didn’t think it would happen. Let’s pour one out for George “Proud Gay Thief” Santos, as "Saturday Night Live" called him.I have to admit, I did not [...]

Jason Rapert To Warm Up Arkansas Library Board Meetings By Burning Books

Let’s face it, no one would ever call Arkansas the Reading Capital of the United States. And, no, I am not calling people who live in Arkansas stupid. There are, I am sure, plenty of exceptionally smart and interesting people who love books and [...]

Argentina Elects Far-Right Anti-LGBTQ+ President. By a Hair.

I threw out my back today. I have only myself to blame. I was doing something dangerous, something I should have asked someone to help me with. And that something was bending slightly to get a towel from under the bathroom counter.What I’m [...]

One Million Moms Aghast at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Non-Binary Extravaganza

I’m not really a parade person. I’ve never understood the allure of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (MTDP). New York is really cold in late November. I’ve caught glimpses of the parade on TV over the years, and even that feels [...]

Buttigieg Threatens to Invite Speaker Johnson Over to Watch the Buttigiegs Be a Loving Family

Once upon a time there was a very, very, very boring day in a very, very, very boring world full of very, very, very boring people. And it was absolutely the best day ever.I am old enough to remember when people actually used the term “slow [...]

Mike Johnson Was Homophobic Bigot, Is Now Homophobic Bigot Third in Line to the Presidency

I’m writing this on Halloween, so here’s a scary story: The United States of America has a new Speaker of the House! And boy does he hate gay people!New Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) may have one of the most forgettable [...]

Florida Man Joe Harding Says ‘Don’t Be Gay, Do Crimes’

File under "Bad Things Happening To Bad People." The author of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Joe Harding, has been charged with “defrauding the government of $150,000 in pandemic aid,” according to the Orlando [...]

Who Needs Horror Movies? Jim Jordan Could Be a Couple Heartbeats Away From the Presidency

Round and round and round they go, will Republicans choose a House speaker? Who the hell knows!