The world of Twitter lost it yesterday when Ann Coulter tweeted that she thinks Hurricane Harvey is more likely to be “God’s punishment” for electing a lesbian mayor, than a result of climate-change (Sadly, we’re not making this up). Annise Parker was Houston’s mayor from 2010 to 2016, and just so happens to be a lesbian. In fact, she was one of the first openly LGBTQ mayors to serve in a major US city.
I don’t believe Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor. But that is more credible than “climate change.” https://t.co/K7d7mopY5Q
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 29, 2017
Though we wish that lesbians had the power to change the weather (and if we did—it would be rainbows all day, everyday), Hurricane Harvey IS the cause of climate change.
Coulter is no stranger to making homophobic claims that gays cause all sorts of travesty. She’s been quoted saying, “Gay marriage is not a civil right.” The right-wing media pundit has even used her Twitter to mock National Coming Out Day by creating “Disown Your Son Day” the following Monday, alluding that parents of LGBTQ children should disown them.
Though these tweets are most likely made in a weak attempt to garner media attention and fame—they have lasting and negative impacts on our community. Young members of our community may see these tweets and feel as if they aren’t accepted and loved in the world.
Which is exactly why we want to highlight 10 fierce responses to Coulter’s homophobia, to show that we stick together, especially against bullies.
Evan Rachel Wood: How are you tweeting, though?
Should u be tweeting if you dont believe in science? Or is your phone and its signal powered by magic? https://t.co/xnC2GuVBhq
— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) August 30, 2017
The same way Obama caused Katrina (before he took office). ~side eye emoji~
The past mayor, from 2010 until 2016. But she must still be “mayor” the way Obama was the “president” responsible for Katrina, in 2005.
— patt morrison (@pattmlatimes) August 29, 2017
Rosie recycling Hillary Clinton’s burn.
<———– deplorable #LESBIANPROUD
— ROSIE (@Rosie) August 29, 2017
Lesbian magic is real.
As a lesbian woman, I can confirm we have Hurricane magic
— Tha(is very gay) (@smolsassygay) August 29, 2017
Can’t yet summon disaster relief: National lesbian meeting soon to learn this magic.
Unfortunately, we only have the power to summon disasters. We don’t have the ability to summon disaster relief yet.
— Blake (@caffbev86) August 30, 2017
Don’t poke the lions den…
If, as LGBTs, we have powers to create hurricanes, 🌏quakes, tornadoes, famine, droughts, etc… why antagonize us?!? #FearOurAwesomness
— DrJanetFraiser2017🖖 (@DrFraiser2017) August 29, 2017
Even God sent a gay rainbow!
Genesis 9, 11-17: God promised to never flood the world again, sent rainbow as a reminder. Joke’s on you, even the promise He made was gay. pic.twitter.com/gumGorHfGc
— Mango de Yolo XIII (@bae_warden) August 30, 2017
Do some research.
Darlin’, even your hate is out of date.
— Anoosh J. (@AnooshInTheSun) August 29, 2017
Put your spare time to work!
Houstonian here, why don’t you come down and help save some lives? Do something productive since you clearly have too much time.
— LizardTown (@Lizardtown) August 30, 2017
Let the meme do the talking.
— Mana (@manabeam) August 30, 2017
“Followed by Donald Trump”
— Samantha Ross (@samantha_ross26) August 30, 2017
As of Wednesday morning, Harvey had left at least 30 people dead in Texas. The storm dumped more than 24 inches of rain on Houston in a 24-hour period this weekend, causing unprecedented, catastrophic flooding across the city. The storm is currently making its second landfall and damages from the hurricane are expected to continue.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it expected more than 450,000 people in Texas to register as disaster victims and 30,000 to be in shelters. Financial donations are always preferred instead of physical donation of items. Often during natural disasters, the second disaster comes when they have wear-houses full of unusable donations. With financial assistance, disaster relief organizations can bring victims exactly what they need, when it’s needed.
How you can help today:
Note from the group: “TFA is creating this fund because trans, intersex, and genderqueer individuals have historically experienced significant difficulties in natural disaster situations. This fund will be used to help this historically underserved community recover from this catastrophic event. If needed, the fund will also help with burial costs for community members who’ve lost their lives in this historic disaster.”
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