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.

Hero Parent Challenges Christian Fascist Book Ban in the Most Epic Way Imaginable

The concerted effort to ban books that offend Christian fascist sensibilities rages on across the United States.While I suspect the 2023 numbers will be even higher, 2022 was The Year of Banned Books, according to the American Library Association, [...]

Hurricane of Hate Washes Over Florida, Delighting Republicans

I have to be honest, I have not been keeping up with the recent “Trump is going to jail" news. What I do know is that Trump is running to be prez again and that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is also going to run. It certainly feels like Trump and [...]

Log Cabin Republicans: We Hate Ourselves to Own the Libs

In the grand tradition of the Log Cabin Republicans siding with people who hate them, they have asked far-right commentator and self-proclaimed internet troll Isabella Riley Moody to be one of their 2023 Outspoken Ambassadors.LCR describes their [...]

So About Christian Conservative 'Rapper' Bryson Gray’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Diss Track: I Don’t Know Her

They say you learn something new every day, and today I learned about Bryson Gray, a rapper (I’m using that word loosely) and social commentator (using these words loosely, too) who just released an Eminem “diss” track called [...]

Marco Rubio Wants To Re-Ban Trans Service Members, Protect Military From Pronouns

I’m currently in Florida visiting my sister and my in-laws who live here for some reason. I mean, I know there are good things about Florida. But this state has elected some exceptionally terrible leaders. The people running the state are, by [...]

State Legislatures Move Ahead with Anti-Trans Bills in the Shadow of a Trans Teen’s Murder

I just read an article about the murder of Brianna Ghey, a transgender teenager found stabbed to death in a park in England. As NBC reports, Ghey had “visible stab wounds” and, just in case you didn’t think this story could get any [...]

Trump Claims Radical Left ‘Invented’ Transgender People, Vows to Ban Them From Existing

I’m about to do something I really don’t want to do. Something I have known was coming no matter what I did, yet I still tried to ignore it and hope it would go away.And yet, here we are. No matter how distasteful and abhorrent it is: [...]

Homeschool Movement Saves Kids From 'Woke' Schools by Teaching Them to Be Nazis

It’s 4:00 in the morning and I have to admit, I would much rather be sleeping than writing this column. But sometimes sleep is elusive. Too often, for me, which is not great.Also not great? The word “great.” Conservatives have made [...]

Florida’s Governor Says Books and Black History Are Too Queer for Florida Students

In Florida, teachers are no longer legally allowed to choose books for their own classroom libraries because they might choose a book that offends the delicately hateful sensibilities of Gov. Ron DeSantis.DeSantis signed a law mandating all books [...]

The Trans Comic Artist Changing Minds One Panel at a Time

Sophie Labelle has been drawing comics ever since she was a kid. As a young trans activist and student at the Université du Québec à Montréal, she wanted to create something that would be relatable to her trans friends at [...]

Drag Queens Have Become Culture War Targets. So How Exactly Are Michigan’s Drag Performers Doing?

Drag performers are used to being center stage. What showgirl doesn’t love a spotlight? Unfortunately, in 2022 drag performers nationwide were in a spotlight not of their choosing and for all the wrong reasons.Drag performers have become [...]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Saves Arkansas Children From Racism, Equips Them to Thrive in a Racist Future

Following in her father’s footsteps, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the new governor of Arkansas. Which really sucks for the people of Arkansas and isn’t good for the rest of the country, either.You’ll remember that her dad, Mike [...]