Hi Gay! On Friday, we celebrated Trans Day of Visibility, which made me all the more excited for Pride month this June. It really couldn’t come quicker. The LGBT community has had a rocky year since Pride 2022. There’s been a massive increase in anti-LGBT protests, and bigots are bringing back old-school techniques for hating on us. Calling queer people «groomers» and accusing us of all matters of horrific crimes was the kind of anti-gay rhetoric you used to see in the 70s and 80s, not in a post-Obergefell world. «Groomer» is the easiest accusation in the book, and there’s not a lick of truth to it. Rhetorically, it’s a huge problem because the conversation is being monopolized by these accusations, which means queer people have to spend a lot of energy trying to convince someone arguing in bad faith that they’re not groomers. It’s a scary time for the LGBT community, but at least we’ve got memes to help us get through it.