Civil Rights and Discrimination
Never Woke Enough
“Women’s sports are not the place to validate identities. Identities do not play sports, bodies play sports,” by @libbyemmons https://t.co/zRYpWfCZ4w— Outspoken (@GetOutspokenUSA) December 21, 2021
Hard to disagree with Richard Grenell …
American Lesbians should be the loudest ones at the @Olympics for Team USA.— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 27, 2021
69 countries competing criminalize homosexuality. @mPinoe is extremely lucky to be living in the US. @SUBWAY https://t.co/tTpNq4k6Ar
You hear this more and more, and not just on campuses, which largely birthed woke intersectional dogma, but in mainstream LGBTQ movement groups, such as GLAAD (discussed here) and HRC. Cis, gay, white men, increasingly, aren’t welcomed, or are expected to receive and accept abuse as penance for their privilege if they are employed or otherwise seek to be involved. Yet they continue to fund these same groups, as they always have.
From LGBAlliance USA, A Rainbow by Any Other Name: In Defense of “The Homosexual”:
One gay man’s story about how campus LGBTQ organizations have become places filled with regressive homophobia that will not allow advocacy based on same-sex orientation.
Taking a Stand
James Kirchick writes:
If the public face of the ACLU was Ira Glasser during the latter part of the previous century, today that honor can be claimed by a staff attorney named Chase Strangio … the ACLU’s deputy director for transgender justice. Like many activists consumed by this issue, he is uncompromising in demanding strict adherence to a set of highly contestable orthodoxies, and merciless toward anyone who dares question them. Two women who have—J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, and Abigail Shrier, author of a book about the role of “peer contagion” in the rising rate of teenage girls declaring themselves transgender—are “closely aligned with white supremacists in power,” Strangio declared on Twitter, offering not a shred of evidence for this claim. “Stopping the circulation of [Shrier’s] book and these ideas is 100% a hill I will die on,” he wrote, a rather bizarre position for an ACLU employee to endorse. …
Strangio is of course perfectly entitled to his views about the fairness of allowing natal males to compete against natal females in high school sports, and to advocate for an “information climate” suppressing books he doesn’t like. What’s puzzling is why someone with such pro-censorship inclinations would want to work, of all places, at the American Civil Liberties Union. … Puzzling, that is, until you realize that—like so many other institutions whose worthy missions we naively assumed to be inviolable—the ACLU is no longer itself.
And when other constitutional rights have come into conflict with a First Amendment freedom even more unpopular with progressives than speech—that of religion—the ACLU has made it all but official policy to consider claims of religious conscience as smokescreens for discrimination, arguing that an evangelical Christian baker must make cakes for same-sex weddings against his will (a violation of both expressive and religious freedom), and that Catholic hospitals must perform abortions.
BREAKING: Arkansas has become the first state to ban health care for trans youth.— ACLU (@ACLU) March 29, 2021
Last 100 @ACLU tweets by topic— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) March 31, 2021
Immigration/Muslim ban: 8
Police reform/racial justice: 9
Voting rights: 7
Economic inequality: 3
DC Statehood: 2
ACLU fundraising: 1
Trans issues: 63
Free speech: 1
Due process: 0
Say it with us: what you call “gender affirming care” is ruining the lives of thousands of young lesbian, gay and bisexual people. How do we know? Because they tell us – years later, after the hormones, sterilization and mastectomies you call “care”. Shame on you @ACLU https://t.co/wD7OAZxhka— LGB Alliance (@ALLIANCELGB) April 5, 2021
ACLU sues to block woman’s request for data on transgender inmates in women’s prisons. https://t.co/jO64FxZoQa— CultureWatch (@IndeGayForum) April 14, 2021
The downward spirals goes on and on … and on
It confuses me so much that major organizations like the ACLU make no effort to rein in their most famous, Online staffers. To accuse Michelle Goldberg — Michelle Goldberg! — of peddling "white supremacy" makes the organization look like an utter laughingstock. https://t.co/WrOY2QkYEt— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) April 19, 2021
House Democrats Pass ‘Equality Act’ with No Compromises
‘Equality Act’ Is the Wrong Solution
Balancing Conflicting Rights Would Require Political Courage. Alas…
The Triumph of Identity Politics Is Not Equal Treatment for All
Pete Buttigieg couldn’t fix South Bend’s pothole problem — now he’s Biden’s nominee for transportation secretary https://t.co/FNz1bDEec4— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) December 16, 2020
Liberal media’s erasing Richard Grenell from history is frightening but that’s what progressives do.
If Buttigieg is confirmed as transportation secretary, he’ll be the second openly LGBT cabinet member ever — the first being @RichardGrenell under President Trump.— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) December 15, 2020
I am calling on @PeteButtigieg to step up and correct this intentionally misleading information that is erasing the legacy of @RichardGrenell who made LGBT history and fought to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide.— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) December 16, 2020
This is beyond politics.
Do the right thing.
Speak up! pic.twitter.com/ISmzux9GiF
Congrats to @PeteButtigieg for making history as the first cabinet member ever.— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) December 17, 2020