State Sen. Scott Weiner (D)’s California home was searched by police Tuesday after he was targeted with a bomb threat from a parrot. False, Right-Wing “Groom” Rhetoric On his fight for LGBTQ rights.
the threat was emailed san francisco standard and reported to the San Francisco Police Department, which launched a search of Wiener’s home around 6 a.m. Police did not find any explosives in the property.
The subject line read: “Scott Weiner will die today,” according to The Standard. The author, who used the name Zmina Tataro, called Wiener a pedophile and accused him of fathering children.
name zmina tataro was also used A separate bomb threat was made last month against an Ontario school over the dress of a trans teacher.
Weiner, who is gay, said it was one of several death threats he has received this year.
Weiner tweeted, “This latest wave of death threats against me is related to my work to end discrimination against LGBTQ people in the criminal justice system and to ensure the safety of transgender children and their families.” (R-Ga.) And right-wing activist Charlie Kirk recently tweeted homophobic lies about him.
green recently called Weiner was a “communist groomer” after he tweeted that his type of rhetoric was inciting violence against LGBTQ people. The exchange occurred in the wake of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Last week, Kirk tweeted that Weiner supported “mutilating children” because he sponsored a bill which provides refuge for trans children and their families should they flee a state that criminalizes a parent for allowing their child to receive gender-affirming care.
Weiner pointed to her case as an example of the real-world impact of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric online and in the media.
“It leads to harassment, stalking, threats and violence against our community. People are dying as a result of this. Responsible political leaders must call this out and stop tolerating it,” Weiner wrote.
The term groomer, which refers to adults who develop relationships with children in order to mistreat them, has been co-opted by conservatives in recent years to attack LGBTQ people and their allies, an old trope. trade on. Proponents of the narrative direct anger at those who advocate for gender-affirming care or even those who seek to educate children about the existence of the LGBTQ community.
This rhetoric, promoted by Greene, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and other far-right personalities, has led to an increase in harassment, threats and violence against the LGBTQ community, and with ongoing pressure from Republicans to pass hostile legislation targeting LGBTQ people matches.
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