Coronavirus meets its match as Centre for Disease Control unveils a ‘sensible-looking lesbian’

Emma Powys Maurice March 11, 2020
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Jen Bourneman (right) clearly keeping control at the coronavirus emergency operations centre (Twitter/@taber)

As coronavirus panic intensifies around the world, it’s comforting to know that there’s a competent lesbian on the job.

Many Americans are feeling understandably nervous given that their country’s response to the coronavirus is in the hands of Mike Pence, a man who continued to oppose needle exchange programs during the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana state history.

But this week Twitter users breathed a sigh of relief at the sight of a sensible-looking lesbian working for the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

“First relief I’ve felt on the US COVID-19 response is the CDC posting this picture from their emergency operations centre showing there is at least one lesbian with a keychain neck lanyard that jangles when she walks on the job,” wrote Twitter user Tabor Bain.

In case you thought this responsible lesbian couldn’t possibly get any more responsible, a closer inspection reveals the words on her lanyard: “CDC Disease Detective Camp: Get Exposed!”

Bain’s hilarious tweet was met with an outpouring of love as people shared their appreciation for the woman and all the other no-nonsense lesbians in their lives.

“This is the very first time a post I’ve done has taken off and I have not muted it almost immediately on realising that was happening because the @-s are absolutely delightful and full of lesbians who should all date,” Bain wrote.

“Additionally every person that’s been like ‘how do you know she’s a lesbian how DARE you make assu-‘ has been promptly met by a firm butch going, ‘Hon, she’s family. I am not going to explain this to you,'” he joked.

But it wasn’t long before the legend herself, Jen Bornemann, appeared on the thread. While she didn’t comment on her sexuality, her Twitter bio reveals her to be a proud aunt, social worker, marathoner, and a three-time Ironman Triathlon competitor to boot.

“Proudly fighting the good fight with my lanyard,” she told her fans, followed by a helpful reminder to fight coronavirus by washing your hands, please.

Related topics: Coronavirus, lesbian, Mike Pence

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