Sullivan further writes:
I don’t have children, but I sure worry about gay kids in this context. I remember being taunted by some other kids when I was young — they suggested that because I was mildly gender-nonconforming, I must be a girl. If my teachers and parents and doctors had adopted this new ideology, I might never have found the happiness of being gay and comfort in being male. How many gay kids, I wonder, are now being led into permanent physical damage or surgery that may be life-saving for many, but catastrophic for others, who come to realize they made a mistake. And what are gay adults doing to protect them? Nothing. Only a few ornery feminists, God bless them, are querying this.
In some ways, the extremism of the new transgender ideology also risks becoming homophobic. Instead of seeing effeminate men as one kind of masculinity, as legitimate as any other, transgenderism insists that girliness requires being a biological girl. Similarly, a tomboy is not allowed to expand the bandwidth of what being female can mean, but must be put into the category of male. In my view, this is not progressive; it’s deeply regressive. There’s a reason why Iran is a world leader in sex-reassignment surgery, and why the mullahs pay for it. Homosexuality in Iran is so anathema that gay boys must be turned into girls, and lesbian girls into boys, to conform to heterosexual norms. Sound a little too familiar?
From the Washington Post:
Prominent Democratic donor and LGBT activist Ed Buck has been charged with running a drug house after a man overdosed last week at his West Hollywood home, the third overdose there since 2017….
Buck, a former fashion model and well-known LGBT activist in Los Angeles, has donated thousands to Democrats including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.)….
In the first case, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore died of a methamphetamine overdose in Buck’s apartment in July 2017. He was found naked on a mattress in the living room with syringes, sex toys and other drug paraphernalia nearby. …In his journal, the Los Angeles Times reported, Moore appeared to write: “I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that. Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of chrystal meth.” …
The second man died six months later, in January 2019. …
Outrage exploded over the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office’s previous decision to decline to charge Buck.
Moore’s mother, LaTisha Nixon of Texas, has questioned whether Buck’s ties to elected officials and differences in race and class influenced the investigation. Buck, who is 65 and white, is a longtime political donor, onetime West Hollywood City Council candidate and a well-known figure in LGBTQ political circles. Moore had been homeless and had worked as an escort. …
“We’re just completely ecstatic,” [said Jasmyne Cannick, a political consultant and spokeswoman for Moore’s mother]. “Black gay men’s lives matter. The whole black LGBT community is going to be celebrating this evening because our lives matter, and people need to know that. Even if we’re sex workers, even if we’re on drugs, even if we’re homeless, we’re still part of the black community, still part of the LGBT community.”
This would be the lead story on every news site in America if the headline said “Republican donor.” https://t.co/f9j2jXxQoA
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 18, 2019
I guess there is a limit to Hollywood liberal privilege
And it's 3 OD'ed young black men in your apartmenthttps://t.co/n5SKt8DsQK
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) September 18, 2019
Employee rudely discriminates against customer, loses job. National news! https://t.co/O099cIPArT
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 14, 2019
Excellent interview. “I am not against there being trans women, or even a gender-recognition act, I’m just against it being based on self-identity and how you feel…It should be a therapeutic last resort rather than the thing a four-year-old does when he likes pink”
— Simon Fanshawe (@SimonFanshawe) September 14, 2019
LGBT turning femininity in gay men into evidence of transgender identity is the effective erasure of gay men as a group. 🤷♂️
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) September 15, 2019
Surgery and hormones: the ultimate conversion therapy.
— Shana Vinitsky (@Shana613) September 15, 2019
Increasingly authoritarian. No, we won’t cal you “they” just because you order us to. https://t.co/tR8gE4sgjy
— IGF CultureWatch (@IndeGayForum) September 14, 2019
— IWF (@IWF) September 14, 2019
An interesting take. We’ll see what happens when the case is argued.
Meanwhile, while LGBTQ activists argue for their rights, other LGBTQ activists seek to take away the rights of others, which again may be headed to the Supreme Court. It would be interesting if the court were to rule separately that gay and transgender people are protected from workplace discrimination, and religious business owners can’t be compelled to create messages and participate in ceremonies that violate their faith.
New from me: New Arizona Supreme Court decision shows it’s time for gay and trans activists to rethink their approach
It's Masterpiece Cakeshop 2.0.
When will LGBT activists realize that tolerance cannot be government-mandated?https://t.co/Cl5nySvNPV
— Brad Polumbo (@brad_polumbo) September 17, 2019
As I’ve said before, actual transsexuals who seek to transition and live as their perceived authentic gender don’t benefit from the LGBTQ movement’s embrace of gender nihilism.
Buzzfeed: How to Talk to Your Kids About Gender-Nonconforming People. https://t.co/vvtQcak5Fw
— IGF CultureWatch (@IndeGayForum) September 10, 2019
As Dave Chappelle said, “No matter what you do…, you are never, ever, allowed to upset the alphabet people.”
A few examples of protests that seem to overreach:
It’s an R rated horror movie. Did you not expect to see anyone die? Or were you hoping to watch the violent deaths of exclusively straight people? https://t.co/VSawDG8laK
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 7, 2019
Two gay men are murdered *in the book* and recreated in the movie. You know, like all the other characters murdered… 🙄
Pennywise Is Surprisingly Anti-Queer in ‘It Chapter Two’ https://t.co/XBVjuJkv8p
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) September 9, 2019
[Parody that hits the mark:]
By refusing to depict Pennywise as a queer ally, the makers of IT are inciting homophobia in the psychopathic clown community. pic.twitter.com/digOUaUNzv
— Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) September 9, 2019
This Twitter moment is fake news.
The *company* has no “anti-LGBT record.” It serves and employs LGBT people with a smile.
The owners — in a personal capacity — donate money to causes progressives dislike.
Let’s get this, ahem, straight.https://t.co/M9ugwwUIsU
— Brad Polumbo (@brad_polumbo) September 7, 2019
It’s always the Leftists who are able to do ridiculous, all day protests like this because they don’t have jobs https://t.co/8MPQHzn7h7
— Ashley StClair 🇺🇸 (@stclairashley) September 6, 2019
Will & Grace was a show about teaching tolerance. Today these people have zero tolerance for those who don’t think like them as Will calls for publication of a Hollywood enemies list. https://t.co/UcjGEVBgU0
— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) August 31, 2019
Dishonest and dissembling:
McCormack’s original tweet: “Report on everyone attending the [Trump fundraiser], so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with.” Not misinterpreted. https://t.co/dIqykZGcXM
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 4, 2019
When you contributed, nobody demanded you be put on a list so they could avoid employing you, did they, @Debramessing? Because that would be black-listing, wouldn’t it?
The hypocrisy is truly stunning. This is true fascism. https://t.co/Z4ClEHwmpl
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) September 1, 2019
You’ve become what you say you hate. https://t.co/56HJbiwPdO
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) September 9, 2019
What’s often missed is that actual transsexuals, who gender transition surgically, are the ones most hurt by the LGBTQ movements embrace of the “gender presentation” standard and demanding unfettered access to changing/locker rooms (much more of an issue than restrooms) and other traditionally separate-sex spaces on the basis of “presentation” and asserted identity.
In the U.S., the presentation standard as a basis for gender nondiscrimination throughout federal law would be enshrined if the proposed “Equality Act,” as passed by the House, were to be enacted.