Tomorrow is a big day for queer rights. We all know how much is at stake: tomorrow’s election will decide whether trans kids get to have happy, hopeful childhoods or grow up in an environment of censorship and shame. It will decide whether or not the right to bodily autonomy remains protected in many states across the nation.
It also serves as a great reminder that no matter what happens after tomorrow, we have to keep fighting.
Let’s start things off with a poem:
— Alexander Chee (@alexanderchee) November 7, 2022
This one’s for all the people who say Gen Z doesn’t care about politics. Take that!
Whoever thinks young people don’t show up to vote needs to see this voting line in Austin. pic.twitter.com/BufkruDxf8
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) November 6, 2022
Never forget Ariana DeBose’s wise, painfully true words: when you’re a queer person of color, this country is already at war with you. Let’s vote to change that.
POWERFUL: “I’m Black. I’m Afro-Latina, I’m a woman and I’m queer. My country is at war with me… This is the time to get in the fight and it starts at a local level.” @ArianaDeBose, on The Tonight Show, says our human rights, voting rights & marriage equality are at stake in 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/8qU1HCQ8mv
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 3, 2022
Let’s keep our community in mind this election season:
Please, for the love of G-d, VOTE this election!
So much is at stake here, including reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ rights (especially for trans people), voting rights, Social Security, and ultimately DEMOCRACY.
Think of marginalized people when voting this election.
— Kris Young ✊🏽♿️🏳️🌈 (@imkrisyoung) November 2, 2022
Anyway the disabled folks I know who work in politics are so incredibly fucking good at their jobs and so talented and work so hard
Also disabled people are involved in every part of politics. We’re in office, working, volunteering, and fucking voting.
— Pumpkin Spice Tor 🎃🧣 (@queer_spice) October 12, 2022
Don’t let evil win!
I know that voting is a touchy subject – it is not NEARLY enough in today’s society.
But right now all over the country, your vote can make an impact on local laws.
School boards and state reps are where the fight for trans rights will happen.
Don’t let them win.
— Erin Reed (@ErinInTheMorn) November 7, 2022
Voting while trans isn’t easy: but we have to do it.
— Katelyn Boo-urns (@transscribe) November 7, 2022
Advocates say more trans people could be turned away at the polls this year due to voter ID laws and a wave of anti-trans legislation.
— Jo Yurcaba (@JoYurcaba) November 1, 2022
We can’t let them get away with trans genocide:
as much as i dislike democrats, if you haven’t yet it’s probably a good idea to vote for them tomorrow. i don’t want to see republicans winning and feeling emboldened to legislate trans genocides like they’re trying in places like florida, if you value trans lives please vote
— transgender marx (@JUNlPER) November 7, 2022
Vote, then keep fighting. It’s as simple as that:
Tuesday is Election Day & democracy, trans, LGBTQIA, voting, black, brown, indigenous, AAPI, womens, immigrant rights, religious freedoms, climate, housing, reproductive Justice & so much more is on the line.
VOTE & then let’s keep fighting https://t.co/F5aGAhS7Jb
— Marti (@MartiGCummings) November 7, 2022
And listen, if you can’t get excited about protecting your rights, you CAN get excited about this upcoming collab:
NEW: Beyoncé, Britney, and Nicki are releasing a collab next month. Here’s what we know so far: (a thread) 🧵 pic.twitter.com/6bcgSLZ3WK
— matt (@mattxiv) November 7, 2022