Friends and Enemies

Anti-Semitism isn’t the only issue breaching the alliance many liberal gays and lesbians have felt with the left and the Democratic party:


5 Comments for “Friends and Enemies”

  1. posted by Jorge on

    “…I know who my allies are. And my allies are not the people who, looking at facile, external markers of my identity, one might imagine them to be.”

    I had a moment to remind me of that a few days ago when I read a 1993 opinion column about the repeal of the ban on gays in the military. It was brutal.

    Yes, I know exactly who my allies are and how to spot them. Thank you so much for reminding me I’m “the last line of defense”, Ms. Weiss. I’ll remember those words when I’m in the voting booth reading the choice between Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and the little piles of third party Toto turds too and watching my nose fall off.

    I don’t want to mention this very often but there is a fair bit to forgive. The people who have modeled sacrifice, justice, and honor also stood for suspicion and tyranny. I have to forgive them for losing to me in a world where we all survived.

  2. posted by Edward TJ Brown on

    1. The Federalist Society is supporting equal rights, now?

    2. I think that we should, generally speaking, focus on what we can agree on and that includes lots of trans rights issues. And try to have civil conversations about what we disagree with.

    • posted by Agee on

      Actually, it’s the TQ (trans and queer) issues that we most disagree about — and among the trans issues would be encouraging non-gender conforming youth to begin transitioning (without appropriate guardrails), fully bio men competing against women in sports and undressing in women’s safe spaces, etc.

      As for the Federalist Society (not to be confused with an unrelated right-wing publication titled The Federalist), they invited Bari to give the Barbara K. Olson lecture, named after a women who along with her husband (Ted Olson) had broken with fellow Republicans to support same-sex marriage.

  3. posted by Edward TJ Brown on

    Back the ERA, then we will talk.

    • posted by Agee on

      That would be the Equal Rights Amendment that enshrines gender self-identification in federal law, so that based on gender affirmation it would be unlawful to distinguish between biological men and women in school sports, locker rooms, etc.

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