And a counterpoint:
Trans activist barbarism:
And a counterpoint:
Trans activist barbarism:
Update: The “New Republic” pulls the article and apologizes. But really, what we’re they thinking.
The full article is archived, as least as of this writing, here. Another eye-popping passage:
Mary Pete is a neoliberal and a Jeffersonian meritocrat, which is to say he’s just another unrepentant or at least unexamined beneficiary of white male privilege…. Like Kirsten Gillibrand, he believes in “healthy capitalism,” which is a bit like saying you believe in “healthy cancer”: Yeah, you can (usually) treat it, but wouldn’t you rather be cured?
Andrew Sullivan on “The Gender-Theory Backlash” (second item in column):
For the first time, we’re seeing a sharp drop in tolerance of “LGBTQ” people among the younger generation. …
Or check this out: 62 percent of young men regarded themselves as “allies” of LGBTQ people in 2016; only 35 percent now say the same — a near-halving of support. Women “allies” have dropped from 65 to 52 percent. The turn began in the year that the Obama administration — with no public discussion or congressional support — imposed critical gender theory on America’s high schools, determining sex to be whatever a student says it is. The imposition of trans ideology by fiat on the entire country’s young — along with severe public stigma for those with even the slightest questions — was almost textbook left authoritarianism. Well meant, perhaps. But dictatorial.
Even GLAAD, the culture police for the gay left, concedes that the transformation of the gay-rights movement into a trans movement steeped in critical gender theory in the past few years is likely the reason: “The younger generation was coming in contact with more LBGTQ people, particularly individuals who are non-binary and don’t identify simply as lesbian or gay.” GLAAD of course blames Trump, and social media, and vows to crack down ever more firmly on those who aren’t fully onboard with its agenda. The last thing GLAAD would do is ask itself if it is actually exacerbating the problem, and that the redefinition of almost everyone’s sex and gender to accommodate less than 1 percent of the population is why this resistance is happening.
TRANSANITY: @sullydish, legendary gay rights pioneer & journalist, explains why he is being driven out of the movement by extreme trans activists 50 years after #Stonewall New episode here: https://t.co/PJqhGhpO9W pic.twitter.com/mLxm8b32XZ
— Femsplainers (@Femsplainers) July 2, 2019
Three Connecticut teenage girls filed a complaint with the @usedgov arguing that Connecticut’s policy on transgender athletes has disadvantaged them on the basis of their biological sex. #TitleIX #IWpol https://t.co/YNFHq0nLbS
— IWF (@IWF) July 4, 2019
Here’s another reason for the drop in support in the U.K.:
Fully 52% of UK Muslims thought there should be a punishment for homosexuality. Compared with only 5% of the wider population. If one community is growing in size, and that community has 10 times the negative attitudes of the wider community, then it would ordinarily be thought inevitable that there will be some impact on the wider society’s attitudes towards the matter. Either because they influence the views of wider society or because as their proportion among the population increases so the representation of their views increases.
The Senate has confirmed the former Log Cabin Republicans chief as assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs. The vote had been held up nearly a full year by Democrats.
He’s taking up all the bandwidth, except for the theatrics around the Equity Act.
On moronic right-wingers, Brad Polumbo writes:
>>Most mainstream conservatives denounce Wohl and his antics, but many people will now have the greasy grifter in mind when they think of conservatives and sexual assault. Some on the left will inevitably try to cast undue blame on the entirety of the right.
This is truly a shame. In the age of #MeToo, where controversies like the charges against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh claim headlines, conservatives have been the ones standing up for due process and the rights of the accused. But any association with rape hoaxers, no matter how distant, provides weight to the otherwise baseless attacks that the right doesn’t care about survivors or take assault seriously. Now, conservatives are left playing catch-up, all because a few foolish internet trolls decide to smear a good man, rather than challenge his politics honestly.<<
Where has the love gone?
In June 2015, Indiana then-Gov Mike Pence was asked about Pete Buttigieg coming out. Pence response: 'I hold Mayor Buttigieg in the highest personal regard. We have a great working relationship, and I see him as a dedicated public servant and a patriot.' https://t.co/VwNjnejPTm
— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 8, 2019
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) April 8, 2019
If I saw a restaurant owner refuse to serve a gay couple, I wouldn't eat there anymore. http://t.co/QCAPBfnJzL
— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) March 30, 2015
Pence said he and Buttigieg "worked very closely together when I was (Indiana's) governor, and I considered him a friend."
"And he knows I don't have a problem with him," he added. https://t.co/xVkMhPDFbp
— Dan Merica (@merica) April 12, 2019
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) April 14, 2019
Why Democratic Party thought leaders and the media elite are embracing him, and why they moved quickly to tamp down the left-progressives that didn’t find him sufficiently intersectional.
When they murder in packs like animals, you do, and if you don't, you're a fool. https://t.co/uZ37vewRxT
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) April 6, 2019
Calling members of a gang that has beheaded people and ripped out hearts “animals” should not be controversial.
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) April 6, 2019
Now do babies in the womb, Pete. https://t.co/Yv7ERGdPSM
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) April 6, 2019
You support late term abortion. Sit the heck down. https://t.co/aF6Rb0Jqgq
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) April 7, 2019
The Human Rights Campaign is promoting legislation requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. HRC, in doing so, takes note that some employees without paid sick leave are LGBTQ.
The issue with HRC pursing a broadly progressive agenda is that when it fundraises among Republicans, it presents itself as a group focused on LGBTQ-rights advocacy. Yes, the Log Cabin Republicans support a broadly conservative GOP-driven agenda. They’ve got the name “Republican” upfront, and their mission is as much about lobbying support for Republicans as it is about lobbying Republican support for LGBTQ legal equality. The same was true, in reverse, with the now-defunct Stonewall Democrats.
But HRC was founded with a nonpartisan mission and for many years held to that in its congressional endorsements and fundraising (before it started supporting presidential candidates). If that had remained true, the Stonewall Democrats wouldn’t have been rendered redundant, and HRC would not have turned into an adjunct of the Democratic party.
More. From Equality California:
“Enacting gun safety reforms [sic] at the federal level is a top priority for Equality California. LGBTQ people and our allies are often the targets of bias-motivated gun violence.”
And since no LGBTQ people or allies use guns to defend themselves from hate crimes, no problem there.