Gender Ideology and Homophobia

There’s a lot of denial about the implications of radical gender ideology on gay and lesbian identity, and especially the messages being directed at gay kids. I don’t agree with Andrew Sullivan about all things political, but he’s been at the forefront of warning about what’s going on. In Britain, feminist Kathleen Stock has risked her academic career to do the same.

Florida Bill: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ or Protecting Gay Kids from Gender Jacobins?

The Florida bill, if passed, would bar teacher-led discussions of gender identity and sexual orientation in kindergarten through 3rd grade. The restriction is debatable but should be viewed in light of teachers instructing 6 and 7 year olds to reconsider their gender identities if their behavior doesn’t conform to stereotypes for boys and girls. So, is it really a “don’t say gay” bill, as the Human Rights Campaign charges (think fundraising), or a move that will protect lesbian and gay kids from being told they’re in the wrong bodies.

Today’s gender ideology is premised on the widespread assertion of gender identity drawn from gender stereotypes, and is far distant from anything to do with the small number of people who might actually be considered transsexual.

Wright backs up his argument:

Gender activists believe that being a man or a woman requires embracing stereotypes of masculinity or femininity, respectively … A recent New York Times piece refers to “men, women and gender nonconforming people,” as though gender nonconformity were incompatible with being a man or a woman. According to the Genderbread Person, a popular educational tool for teaching young children about gender identity, the properties of “man-ness” and “woman-ness” include certain stereotypical “personality traits, jobs, hobbies, likes, dislikes, roles, [and] expectations.”
The clear message of gender ideology is that, if you’re a female who doesn’t “identify with” the social roles and stereotypes of femininity, then you’re not a woman; if you’re a male who similarly rejects the social roles and stereotypes of masculinity, then you’re not a man.

The Movement Now

It’s as if there is no longer a movement for gay and lesbian people. It’s all about critical gender theory and transgenderism, which is often directly at odds with the rights of women and homosexual people, and, especially, gay youth.

A biological male, fully equipped, who enjoys presenting as a woman while pursuing penetrative sex with women, is celebrated for being a lesbian.

A rare bit of sanity on trans issues.

Ends and Means

Using the state to persecute traditional religious believers for their views on marriage and sex, in a case from Finland — but the idea that writing in favor of these beliefs should be considered a hate crime is cropping up in progressives circles elsewhere, including in the U.S. and U.K.

Legitimizing Pedophilia?

The phenomenon should be studied and understood so criminal behavior can better be treated and controlled, and in doing so using an objective term such as “minor attracted people” isn’t out of bounds. But the professor muddies the waters by veering into the language of inclusion and being nonjudgmental, justified by making a distinction between sexual attraction and behavior when, as gay people know, the two are hard to distinguish in the real world. Some stigmas remain necessary, and sexual attraction to children is a prime example.

Negating Homosexuality

Sharing Andrew Sullivan’s tweet about a piece in The Stranger by a person with female genitalia who presents as a man and is outraged that gay men don’t want to have sex with this person. Transgenderism of this stripe is, as Sullivan and others have said, a negation of homosexuality and of gay rights, which is the defense of same-sex attraction and sexual intimacy—same-sex, not same-gender presentation.