Anti-LGBTQ threats, fueled by internet’s far right ‘machine,’ shut down trans rights and drag events

Lifestyle June 20, 2022 Lifestyle
Anti-LGBTQ threats, fueled by internet’s far right ‘machine,’ shut down trans rights and drag events

Police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho detain people pulled from a U-Haul truck near the city's Pride celebration on Jun. 11, 2022.

From NBC News | Tech by Ben Collins and Doha Madani

Inundated with threats during Pride Month, LGBTQ+ rights advocates and allies 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 mostly aimed to shut down events for transgender rights and drag performances, which have become frequent targets of extremists, militias and far-right personalities during June, which is Pride Month. They come as more than 200 bills targeting LGBTQ people have been filed across the United States this year.

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