Even though "Don't Say Gay" bill passes, George Takei still kicks Tennesee's ass at life

So, in utterly stupid American news, Tennessee passed a bill late last week effectively banning teachers from speaking about homosexuality in elementary and middle school classrooms. Because, yes, homophobes, not talking about something is definitely the only reasonable avenue for making it go away. But for parties on both sides of this ridiculous equation, our friend and current favorite activist George Takei has a solution that should make everyone happy: He has donated his name.

Instead of teaching our children about equality and the varying degrees of sexual orientation by using the word "gay," he suggests we just slip "Takei" in its place and make everyone happy. You know, the "Takei Pride Parade" does have a nice ring to it.

And while all of this seems too hilarious to be true, we practically spit our maté all over our computer this morning when we read Republican Senator and bill-backer Stacy Campfield's reasoning for the "Don't say gay" effort, which was that "homosexuals don't naturally reproduce."

Nice one, breeder.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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