Continuing on from prior posts about the new anti-LGBTQ+ backlash and how trans-extremism, especially when directed at encouraging gender-nonconforming minors to transition, is undermining the hard-fought gains that gays and lesbians have made:
‘Back in culture war hell.’
L.A.’s Major League Baseball is inviting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, drag street performance group to accept a “community hero award” on the field of Dodger Stadium at LGBTQ+ Pride Night on June 16.— I Meme Therefore I Am 🇺🇸 (@ImMeme0) May 24, 2023
This is one of their performance. pic.twitter.com/XvnR9BtAkc
And worth repeating:
More About Trans Ideology and the New Homophobia
Andrew Sullivan’s substack is firewalled but here are some highlights on queer theory and gay erasure:
Via City Journal:
"In fact, studies claiming that the brains of transgender-identifying individuals are shifted toward the opposite sex routinely do not control for homosexuality. And when they do, they fail to demonstrate any such shift."https://t.co/2YlibpjGH8— CultureWatch (@IndeGayForum) May 23, 2023
An astute prediction:
EXCLUSIVE: A new whistleblower reveals the horrors of "gender-affirming care" at Texas Children's Hospital.— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) May 23, 2023
"They're going to wake up in ten years and discover that they're infertile, that they can't have children … that they've already been ruined."https://t.co/opH6v6K4D0 pic.twitter.com/i0lpRh7Uk7
Trans Ideology and the New Homophobia
Ben Appel writes:
All around me, it seemed, straight people were spontaneously identifying into my community and then policing our behaviours and customs. I began to think that this broadening of the ‘trans’ and ‘queer’ umbrella was giving a hell of a lot of people a free pass to express their homophobia. …
I wondered how different these so-called trans kids were from the little boy I had been. Obviously, I grew up to be a gay man and not a transwoman. But how could gender clinicians tell the difference between a young boy expressing his homosexuality through gender nonconformity, and someone ‘born in the wrong body’? I decided to dig deeper into the real history of medical transition.
It’s well worth reading.
More from Ben Appel:
And then there’s this:
Also worth pondering:
Gays Speaking Up
And worth repeating:
Gender-Identity Culture Wars Roll On
Walsh adds, “One of the hallmarks of Leftist methodology is to assert blatant falsehoods as real and then act on them—with the fierce urgency of now!—as if they were true… And they're getting bolder.” https://t.co/9yeuELOqoh— CultureWatch (@IndeGayForum) May 2, 2023
The NYT's article tried to make the transgenderism fights into a case of conservative aggression, but it ignored what sparked NC's bathroom bill: Charlotte's leftwing bathroom bill, telling private businesses how to operate their restrooms. https://t.co/guJH393FSJ— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) April 24, 2023
Progressives Practice ‘Don’t Say Gay’
This is a nice gesture, but the #LavenderScare did not target "LGBTQI+ Americans." It targeted gay and lesbian Americans.— James Kirchick (@jkirchick) April 26, 2023
… I guess Joe Biden and his administration also "Don't Say Gay.”https://t.co/VHrvKIEIdp
The Meaning of Mulvaney
After the makers of Bud Light beer partnered with trans TikTok “influencer” Dylan Mulvaney to promote their product to a presumably young, hip market niche, the cultural right reacted. Boycotts rarely work long term, and Anheuser-Busch says it has used various “influencers” to market its beer. Nevertheless, the brouhaha brings to light what Mulvaney is apparently influencing through Tiktok, and it looks a lot like promoting the transing of gender nonconforming gay boys. Andrew Sullivan takes a look.
And for those interested in the “brouhaha”:
Debate and Engagement on Transgender Issues
Brad Polumbo ably explains the libertarian/classical liberal view that people have the right to live their lives according to their own values as long as they afford others the same right — a perspective opposed by cultural conservatives who want the state to restrict advocacy of transgenderism and by woke LGBTQ+ activists who want to close down debate on controversies such as medical transitioning of minors and bio males competing in women’s sports, as embraced by those who tried to cancel this event and block people from attending.
The protestors tried to stop it but @michaeljknowles and @brad_polumbo did not back down.— Intercollegiate Studies Institute (@ISI) April 19, 2023
Should transgenderism be regulated by law?
Find out by watching the replay 👇 @realDailyWirehttps://t.co/8YMQTDpt1h
🚨 #Violence erupted last night @PittTweet during the debate between @brad_polumbo and @michaeljknowles.— Gabrielle M. Etzel (@UnvarnishedGME) April 19, 2023
I was on the ground getting the most accurate coverage for @campusreform.
Read the full story👇https://t.co/N7IG8rdfJu
This is why I like working with Brad at BASEDPolitics.— Tom Knighton (@TheTomKnighton) April 20, 2023
He disagrees with @michaeljknowles but opted to engage him and maybe accomplish something.
Trying to shut down speakers rather than engage them is childish and suggests you know you don't have better arguments. https://t.co/nTG0UxxgKE
Well, she didn't, so… https://t.co/PXVDpV5xGP— Brad Polumbo 🇺🇸⚽️🏳️🌈 (@brad_polumbo) April 20, 2023
Following the Science