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And a sympathetic view of trans weightlifters, via NBC News.
This is why we can't have nice things: following demands and disruptions from social justice activists, organizers decide to cancel the 2019 Edmonton Pride Festival https://t.co/QyPFGBZ7tI
— Walter Olson (@walterolson) April 11, 2019
Coming soon to a Pride march near you!
>>Global News has obtained a copy of an email sent out by the Edmonton Pride Festival Society explaining why the 2019 edition of the annual event, which aims to educate people and create a spirit of unity by celebrating gender and sexual diversity, has been called off. …
The society was presented with a list of seven demands including ending the Pride Parade and providing annual funding for Shades of Color and RaricaNow. …
“So no floats, no corporate, just community groups and it would be a protest march instead, and then they asked for each group to receive $20,000 a year in funding from us.”…
The Pride Society’s decision not to act on a call to ban police and military officers from taking part in the festival boiled over during the Pride Parade last summer.
The parade was stalled for about a half-hour when demonstrators blocked the route to demand that police, RCMP and military members be banned from marching in future parades.<<
I disagree with Mayor Pete on a number of policy issues, but it’s interesting to see the left struggle with whether his being gay is enough to make up for still being a white male, or to raise the issue of whether he is gay enough.
He’s spoken lovingly about his husband on national television, as an elected official, while running for President. All that aside, who the hell are you to judge or question anyone else’s pride or personal decisions on this front? Such a gross thread. 👎👎👎 https://t.co/GpYYoEQG2s
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 30, 2019
(The original tweet that Guy Benson and others in the thread were taking issue with has now been removed by the poster.)
The left is clearly of two minds on this, or maybe it’s liberals vs. progressives. Frank Bruni writes in the New York Times:
“The author is asserting that Buttigieg, 37, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., doesn’t come across as particularly gay, meaning . . . what? That he lacks stereotypical mannerisms? That his voice isn’t high-pitched? I’m kind of floored, because I and other gay people around my age (54) or older spent most of our lives educating people about the bigotry and inaccuracy of those very stereotypes and trumpeting the message — the truth! — that gay people can be every bit as buttoned-down and strait-laced as, well, Pete Buttigieg! Now his divergence from those stereotypes is deemed remarkable and in need of dissection? Strange days indeed.”
Some Cons saying Mayor Pete can’t be a Christian because he’s gay and some libs saying he’s not gay enough because he’s married, a capitalist, and was in the military.
Garbage takes all around. https://t.co/duxT1z5gnx
— Sarah Longwell (@SarahLongwell25) April 11, 2019
Among LGBTQ folk, I have only heard white gay men excited for him. Meanwhile, not only have I not heard any support from him from a single LB or T person (or any LGBTQ person of color), many LGBTQ people I know are openly hostile to what he is offering…
— Steven W. Thrasher (@thrasherxy) April 14, 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.
“Jussie Smollett was victimized first in a hate-motivated and violent attack in Chicago and has since been doubly victimized as the subject of speculation by the media industry and broader culture,” GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, said in a statement. … “GLAAD joined with Color of Change to condemn the racism and homophobia that fueled the physical violence against Jussie and today we double down on that stance, while also calling out a culture where LGBTQ people of color are too often the last to be believed.”
A host of liberals are bleating about conservative “gloating” over the Smollett debunking. What they seem to sincerely not understand is that their instant acceptance of the story and their instant condemnation of anyone who voiced skepticism over it was an act of oppression. “You must care!” “You must believe!” There is no safe harbor. No right to skepticism or even reflection.
This LGBT activist's house was burned down. Police now suspect he set the fire himself. https://t.co/Nqgp82TTxv
— reason (@reason) February 25, 2019
Liberal LGBT activist burns down own home in hoax hate crime because “he had been frustrated the controversy over gay rights had died down with the passage of the nondiscrimination law.”
The need for some to be perpetual victims is all too real. https://t.co/yCGyQd9aPH
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) February 25, 2019
In the last few seconds of this vid protestor says to the speaker that “quite a few trans people were beaten up last time you spoke on campus.” Speaker says he’s never spoken on campus before. Protester shrugs and admits he made it up. https://t.co/4TFQVO6wp1
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) March 6, 2019
It’s an old story but young gay conservatives are discovering it anew.
Openly gay South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg was supposed to be “a moderate” alternative. Not quite, it seems:
Mr. Buttigieg argued the deal would actually boost the economy, including the industrial Midwest. For instance, his county recently increased the number of union jobs in the auto industry through electric-car manufacturing.
“I think a Green New Deal would support that,” he said.
Democrats struggled Sunday to defend the Green New Deal after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s botched roll-out threatened to turn the sweeping climate plan into a national punchline.
Pete Buttigieg, a Democrat running for the 2020 presidential nomination, called it “the right beginning” and “right direction”…
More. If he ever was a moderate, he isn’t one now. From the Washington Post:
“His message for 2020 will be centered on a clean, sharp break with the Lite Republicanism that Democrats embraced in the 1990s. While older voters still tell pollsters they favor keeping taxes low and ambitions modest, millennials overwhelmingly support Medicare-for-all, free college, heavy spending to tackle poverty and climate change, and major infrastructure investments — social democracy, in a nutshell.”
President Trump’s DC Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Neomi Rao:
“I take people as they come — irrespective of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation; I treat people as individuals.” pic.twitter.com/bkANhgPo8C
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) February 5, 2019
Meanwhile, Democrats torpedoed the nomination of Patrick Bumatay, an openly gay man, for the 9th Circuit.
Is Kamala Harris sabotaging the nomination of Patrick Bumatay, a gay Filipino-American, to the 9th circuit because she fears his minority status? @WSJOpinion asks some good questions. https://t.co/Hb9ZdsDLaY
— Avik Roy (@Avik) January 30, 2019
“The California Democrats are demanding in particular that Mr. Trump dump Patrick Bumatay . . . an assistant U.S. Attorney who . . . happens to be a 40-year old gay Filipino-American who believes in the original meaning of the Constitution.” https://t.co/kQ2zJlB3BN
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) January 30, 2019
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) January 25, 2019
Now they are already on-record opposing qualified gay nominee Patrick Bumatay for the #9thCircuit.
Even worse? Both are THEIR CONSTITUENTS. https://t.co/lYNh26PqJb
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) October 17, 2018