Saturday, July 28, 2012

FL Lt. Gov. Apologizes For Anti-Lesbian Remarks

Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll (R) caused a firestorm last week when her response to charges that a staffer had found her boss in a compromising position with another woman was to basically say that she could not be a lesbian because she doesn't look like one (sic) thus impugning all lesbians as well as reinforcing homophobic tropes abut sexual orientation.

Happily, Lt. Gov. Carroll recognized the foolishness of her remarks and actually sent an apologetic letter to a prominent Black lesbian in Florida, Nadine Smith, who also happens to be the Executive Director of Florida's LGBT political advocacy group Equality Florida.

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