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How the ‘Grooming’ Smear Hurts Abuse Survivors

The GOP is labeling every queer or trans person a ‘groomer’ — and childhood sexual abuse survivors will pay the price

Someone points and presumably shouts at a kid. They seem unhappy about it.

For the past week, I’ve been watching as the entire GOP strategy for the midterms slowly consolidates around the claim that existing as a trans or queer person makes one a danger to…



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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.