The Internet’s Far Right ‘Machine’ Is Using Anti-LGBTQ Threats To Shut Down Trans Rights, Drag Events
LGBTQ+ rights advocates and allies have been so inundated with threats during Pride Month that they have been forced to cancel events and involve local law enforcement authorities after a group of white nationalists were arrested outside a Pride event in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.
The threats have mostly aimed to shut down events for transgender rights and drag performances, which have become frequent targets of extremists, militias and far-right personalities this month.
They also come as more than 200 bills targeting LGBTQ people have been filed across the United States this year.
California state Sen. Scott Wiener said he was at a supermarket Sunday when he was notified by a staff member not to return to his home before calling police.
Wiener, who had earlier joked on Twitter about