This is in regard to The Associated Press story, “Noem: SD May Sue Over LGBTQ Policy,” in the June 3 Press & Dakotan:

My daughter, Annie Lanning, who died in a tragic weather-related accident on May 12 of this year, fought tirelessly for “Safe Space for Everyone.” Our current governor seems to have a problem with that concept.

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Larry Skow

Where are these LBGTQ endangered? They have same equal rights as everyone else. How exactly are they endangered??

YanktonCitizen2

The LGBTQ+ community, and particularly trans women of color, is acutely vulnerable to acts of violence.

Yankton Hope

Larry, this is the link to the referenced article.

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2022/06/02/gov-kristi-noem-threatens-sue-feds-over-transgender-inclusive-school-lunch-policy/7471333001/

RocknRola77

Tell me you are entitled, without telling me your entitled? Old, white man doesn't see a problem.

YanktonCitizen2

❤️❤️❤️

Yankton Hope

Glenda, thank you for speaking up in honor of Annie. Annie embodied love and acceptance for all.

YanktonCitizen2

❤️

Larry Skow

Face it you all. With the crime/violence everywhere we all are "endangered". Face it some of this is self inflicted--trying to shove the "lifestyle" down every body's throats. Some is over reported, some proven false. Jesse Somolts comes to mind. Not all of that community is harassed. Many lead unharried life. When one goes looking for trouble--you find it.

Yankton Hope

You seem a bit off-topic. There is nothing about Jesse Smollett referenced in this letter or in the news article it references. I have hope that there is space for all varieties of people. May you find peace and love in your life.

E pluribus

“When one goes looking for trouble--you find it.”

Larry, we’ve already learned the limitations of that approach.

When you stay “in the closet” you can expect nothing but trouble.

Better to declare a confidence in who you are than to cower in fear of bigotry’s oppression.

lamac

you say "lifestyle" like they had a choice in who they are. The only "choice" they have is to be who they are or live a lie. just because they are different doesn't mean they are wrong. Its not like you are shoving your heterosexual "lifestyle" down their throats???????

Larry Skow

E Pluribus. I never said that. Also, I don't care what a person is. Just don't push the agenda on me. I don't go about trying to "change" their sexual agenda. Now I do think a guy wearing a dress and wanting to be woman is a sad confused person--but that is it's choice of life as well. But I leave it be.

E pluribus

Larry, all over Republican America you folks are pushing your “sexual agenda“ on the rest of us.

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