Anatomy of a Tragedy, and It’s Exploitation

The suicide of Nex Benedict, who suffered years of sexual abuse from her father, is a profound tragedy and in a better world she and her family would not be subject to further privacy violations. But LGBTQ+ activists, compliant media and manipulative politicians rapidly moved in with wildly false narratives (i.e, outright lies) to advance a “trans the kids” ideology that requires refutation. Sad, indeed.

Feminine Gay Men and the False Promises of Transgenderism

Art Morty adds:

“I myself was a feminine gay man attracted to much more masculine men than myself, and for a time I felt guilt, shame, and confusion about the mismatch, so I can somewhat understand what these men are feeling. But in the late ’90s I worked at a trans bar, and what I saw there was profoundly sad, in a deep, fundamental way not easily remedied with flags and parades and campaigns for better “representation.” I came to suspect that there was a structural dysfunction at the heart of the transgender subculture.”

He continues:

“The gender movement thinks it’s flinging open the gates of free gender expression, liberating everyone to express their gender however they wish. But really, all this extra attention being paid to everyone’s gender expression is just making everyone feel overcautious and cling harder to stereotypes….”

And this:

“I know all too well the confusion about being a young, gender nonconforming gay man, and the pain and loneliness it brings. I want society to show them that they can have happy and healthy relationships just as they are.”

The Backlash Cometh

The rightwing “Not the Bee” shares a range of tweets that reveal what’s actually fueling the backlash, such as:
— “One day you’re ok with gays getting married, next day they’re telling you kids have to cut their genitals in order to be happy with their identity?”
— “Funny how we went from ‘let us get married’ to ‘let me mutilate your child’ in a decade.”
— “I supported it [same-sex marriage] back then and wish I never had. No offense to gay people who just wanted to be happy but it opened Pandora’s box….”

Across the pond, they actually are following the science.

Gay men and and lesbians standing up to the TQ+ radicals find themselves excommunicated.


The New Homophobia — from the Left

Well worth 22 minutes of your time.

A few excerpts:

[J]ust try to imagine who you were 10 years ago … and imagine if at that time someone had suggested to you … that healthy teenage girls should be encouraged by health professionals to get double mastectomies, that younger feminine boys would be told they’re actually probably girls and they should be put on medication to halt puberty … or that women would be fired from their jobs and subject to threats of death and rape for saying that biological sex is real ….
Those who say that … these are fringe concerns, they’re effectively saying that free speech doesn’t matter, that women’s rights don’t matter, that gay rights don’t matter. They’re effectively saying it’s absolutely fine if some women are sexually assaulted because of the dismantling of women’s spaces, that it’s … absolutely fine to have gay kids medicalized, and that it’s fine for people to be arrested for the words they choose to say … and that all of this is just the price that we pay for progress. …
The reason why the culture warriors have been so successful is that we haven’t really taken a sufficient stand against them. That’s why I’m so pleased that the theme of the LGB Alliance conference this year is courage, because I think that is absolutely key. Most people are intimidated….

Added: An example of the opposing view:

Added: Andrew Sullivan weighs in:


Kim and Smith add:

One can witness the perverse consequences in the Rutgers professor Jasbir K. Puar’s concept of “homonationalism,” in which gays and lesbians co-opted by “normative” state policies are no longer even considered “queer.” Her analysis designates “masculine” and “white” gays as sinister agents, oppressors of her metaphorical “queers” — who themselves are defined however she wants them to be at any given time. … Such a binarization of gay men against metaphorical “queers” invites anyone who would identify as “queer” to disparage gay men and their hard-won access to social and political power, which made them less “marginalized.”

As the post asks…


Sullivan adds: “This is because the vast majority of children with gender dysphoria are gay or lesbian; and this is the target population for child sex changes. … In many ways, the threat to gay and lesbian children is as grave a threat as any that the gay world has encountered. And because of the “LGBTQ+” formulation, the threat this time is coming from inside the house.”

Absolutely: “LGBTQ+” prioritizes transing gender-nonconforming gay boys and lesbian girls, and adult gays and lesbians who don’t go along are labeled “transphobic” bigots.

And this: