Adam Lambert Reacts To Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill, ‘It’s Unjust And Bigoted’
Queen’s touring frontman Adam Lambert recently took to Twitter to reveal his thoughts about Florida’s controversial law, often labeled as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. According to the singer, this bill is just biased and unjust.
On March 28, Florida Senate passed a controversial LGBTQ+ school measure. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed the ‘Parental Rights In Education’ bill, which would ban any discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary school classrooms.
Following this news, many opponents labeled this bill ‘Don’t Say Gay,’ and others who support this legislation claim it’s meant to allow parents to control when and how they would like to introduce topics related to the LGBTQ+ community to their children.
Adam Lambert, who actively supports LGBTQ+ rights, saw this recent news and decided to reveal his thoughts about it on his Twitter account. In his recent tweet, he stated that ‘Don’t Say Gay’ is a well-deserved nickname for this bill because this is what it will do.
Moreover, Lambert claimed that lots of films force children to be straight and are shown in schools, so this isn’t an anti-grooming bill. He then said explaining to kids that some of them have two mothers or fathers isn’t sexualizing them; it’s just showing them love is love.
According to Lambert, if a school can be sued for validating that one can have two mothers or two fathers, this is an unjust and biased bill that is discriminatory. The singer then said schools are not churches, and supporters of this bill need to work within their own homes to turn their children into homophobes.
In the tweet, Adam Lambert stated the following about the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill:
“I keep seeing commentary online about Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. No, it’s not actually officially called that. Thank you for correcting me. It’s a well-deserved nickname because of what the bill will do. Some in favor of it have claimed the bill is an ‘anti-grooming’ one. Let’s break this down.
Grooming? Oh, you mean, like Frozen, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, etc. All films that groom children that the expectation is for them to wed the opposite sex prince or princess and live Heterohappily ever after? These are films often shown in classrooms.
Technically speaking, these films groom children to be straight and cis. Now don’t get me wrong, these are wonderful, classic films. I grew up with them as well. If you can’t recognize the point I’m making, pay closer attention.”
He then continued:
“After growing up with such messaging all around me, am I married to a woman? Nope. Am I open and accepting of a man and a woman falling in love and getting married? 100 percent yes. Explaining to a kid that some kids have two mommies or two daddies isn’t sexualizing them. It’s preparing them to live in a reality we hope can be more accepting and peaceful than it currently is. It’s affirming the idea that love is love.
Is Cinderella falling in love with Prince Charming considered sexuality? No? Then neither is two daddies or mommies. If a school can be sued for validating this societal reality, it’s an unjust, bigoted Bill. It’s discriminatory by censoring educators from acknowledging the ever-evolving world.
This is a school, not a church. Perhaps those in favor of this bill just need to work a little harder within their own homes, turning their children into homophobes. You’re being lazy expecting the schools to do it for you.“
You can check out the tweet below.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) April 1, 2022