Moderna Vaccine Leads to HIV Breakthrough, ‘LGBT Free’ Polish Town Pays Price, France Bans Hijab, Goes Easy on Rapist Firefighters
Find your fancy with Bryan and Erin on this week’s ATTITUDES! First, Bryan talks about getting the Moderna vaccine and the new reports coming out about how the tech used to produce it has led to a breakthrough in HIV treatments. Then, an update on one of the “LGBT-free” Polish cities and how that’s working out for them (spoiler: it isn’t). Later, Erin takes us through two recent decisions out of France: first, banning the hijab for minors, and second, charging a group of firefighters who raped a 13 year old girl with the lesser count of sexual assault.
Tucson Planned Parenthood Intimidation, Women’s Names on Italian Fetus Graves, Lil Nas X Makes a Statement, DOJ Investigates Matt Gaetz
Getting vaccinated, Ro-Tel recipes, companies dropping apostrophes and MORE on this week’s ATTITUDES! First, Erin covers reports of a man stalking and harassing visitors to Planned Parenthood in Arizona - plus a disturbing story out of Italy about women discovering their names on religious grave markers for their aborted fetuses. Then, Bryan follows up by sharing the amazing and empowering statement from Lil Nas X after his single hit No. 1 this week, along with an update on the Matt Gaetz investigation.
Lil Nas X, Emily in Paris, Tina Turner and MORE on this week’s ATTITUDES! Bryan leads with an opinion piece from soccer star Megan Rapinoe taking on the anti-trans sports laws being passed around the country and pointing out the real threats to women’s sports that continue to be ignored. Then, Erin covers a case out of Minnesota in which it was ruled that a drunk rape victim was not ‘mentally incapacitated’ according to the law and why this is the norm across the country rather than the exception - plus how you can get involved at rainn.org.
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Erin discusses the recent wave of hate crimes targeting Asian-American communities, particularly women, explaining why the US’s failure to fully prosecute these crimes has a systemic basis going all the way back to 1875 and beyond. Then, Bryan breaks down the evangelical ad blitz aiming at keeping the anti-discriminatory Equality Act from passing through the Senate. Help the fight against hate and xenophobia at stopaapihate.org.
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Bryan covers the latest in Milo Yiannopoulos’s plans to open a conversion therapy facility, Ted Cruz’s attempts to profit off the Dr. Seuss nontroversy, and the first anti-trans legislation to become law this year. Then, Erin discusses the aftermath of the abduction and murder of Sarah Everard, the inexcusable response of the police to vigils held in her honor, and the big question of just WHO is responsible for the safety of women.
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Hot takes from the Harry & Meghan interview with Oprah on this week’s ATTITUDES! First, Erin talks about activist/suffragist Theresa Malkiel and why we have her to thank for International’s Women’s Day before exploring the history of beer brewing as a ladies’ profession (and how it sparked the modern day image of a witch). Then, Bryan discusses responses to a question posed by Kathy Griffin asking where the QAnon gays are at, including a case study in the GOP’s open arms towards hate with the bonkers tale of Brian Clowdus.
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First Gay Throuple Parents, Jodie Foster at the Globes, Virginia Bans LGBTQ+ Panic Defense, Trans Rights Under Attack
This week on ATTITUDES! Bryan shares some positive stories from the last week involving the first gay throuple to be legally named on their child’s birth certificate, the ever-fabulous Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes acceptance speech, and Virginia's new ban of the “gay panic” legal defense. Then, Erin takes a look at the wave of anti-trans bills proposed around the country targeting sports participation, removal of healthcare access, and religious exemptions.
This week, Bryan and Erin update us on two of the worst things about the world today - Candy Kraft Mac & Cheese and Ted Cruz - before diving into their ‘ssues. First, Erin discusses another new “heartbeat bill” in South Carolina banning abortion, but also unexpected good news in the way of a study about the effectiveness of medical abortions via telemedicine. Later, Bryan shares a Queerty article detailing the struggles and monumental influence of black LGBTQ+ performers in shaping modern music.
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Bryan discusses the encrypted messaging app Telegram after far-right groups, kicked off other platforms, have sprung back up using it to spread disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine (which does NOT make you gay). Then, Erin talks about a bill proposed by Tennessee lawmakers which would give men the ability to file injunctions stopping an abortion.
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On this week’s ATTITUDES! Erin rips into Vagisil for their new product aimed specifically at teens, and all the problems with their justifications for its existence. Then, Bryan profiles civil rights activist Bayard Rustin before discussing the outrage of One Million Moms (which is really just one mom) against an American Girl doll with lesbian aunties. Scandalous!
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