Queer Protesters Chased Transphobic Tennessee Politicians from a Bathroom Bill Press Conference

Queer Protesters Chased Transphobic Tennessee Politicians from a Bathroom Bill Press Conference

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Queer protesters chased Tennessee politicians away from a press conference in which the legislators were promoting an anti-LGBTQ bathroom bill.

Rep. Mark Pody (via Facebook)

WPSD Local writes:

Republican Rep. Mark Pody had spoken less than two minutes Wednesday before a protester interrupted, saying, “My marriage is just as good as yours.”

A gay couple held hands in the air. A woman’s shirt read, “You can pee next to me.”

Pody asked if they’d like him to go on. Protesters chanted, “Pull the bill.”

Pody said, “I appreciate y’all coming,” and left with Republican Sen. Mae Beavers, Senate sponsor. The crowd shouted, “cowards” and “shame.”

Sen. Mae Beavers (via Facebook)

Pody and Beavers were pushing legislation designed to forbid trans people from using the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identities.

But this isn’t the first time a terrible politician has had to run away from angry constituents. A little while ago, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos fled a school after some protesters blocked the entrance. And before that, an angry queer mob chased former North Carolina governor Pat McCrory down an alley.


(Header image via Robert Couse-Baker)

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