More on the response to the campaign against the New York Times by GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign, and others for (1) reporting on the medical transitioning of minors and including the critical views of doctors and detransitioners, and (2) running an op-ed defending J.K. Rowling for casting a critical eye on requiring that transmen, including men who simply present as women, be granted access to women-only spaces.
‘Gay’ vs. ‘Queer’
What Gender-Queer Ideologues and Fundamentalist Theocrats Have in Common
Thou Shall Not Question Woke Holy Writ
Added: More about the woke-left’s protests against the New York Times for daring to report there is debate among doctors over the speed at which gender nonconforming kids are being rushed into medicalized transitioning.
The key premise of the NYT letter is that coverage resources are misplaced because nothing important has changed in youth gender treatment. And that is demonstrably untrue. https://t.co/JPdDHZso9E— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) February 16, 2023
Read Jonathan Chait on the media mob that tried to silence this reporting in the NYT:https://t.co/ohRf3Fgi2f— Wesley Yang (@wesyang) February 16, 2023
A @nytimes opinion columnist writes a defense of JK Rowling. You can agree or disagree with the piece, just as you can agree or disagree with JKR. But should “human rights” organizations really be in the business of demanding that ONLY perspectives they agree with be published? https://t.co/aevqI9UJyU— Jacob Mchangama (@JMchangama) February 17, 2023
This is not only unprincipled but also self-defeating. Very likely a huge proportion of Americans have more conflicting views on trans and gender issues than @HRC. Only tolerance for differing views – not least those of minorities – permit trans-activist a prominent voice.— Jacob Mchangama (@JMchangama) February 17, 2023
And Andrew Sullivan weighs in:
And yet the LGBTQ+ woke brigades care not about any of the evidence. Anyone who points out what’s actually happening, most often to gender-nonconforming gay and lesbian kids, is a “TERF” or a “homocon” or some other silly, dismissive insult lobbied by people who shut down their brains long ago to anything outside of the woke-progressive narrative that they parrot with a veracity that makes religious fundamentalists seem like pikers.
Exposing the Fallout of Medically Transitioning Minors
As the evidence of destroyed lives keeps mounting, woke LGBTQ+ activists choose not to see or hear what’s happening, secure in the destructive narrative they continue to promote.
Jamie Reed provides deeply disturbing examples of “how little patients understood what they were getting into,” for example:
Three months later she called the surgeon’s office to say she was going back to her birth name and that her pronouns were “she” and “her.” Heartbreakingly, she told the nurse, “I want my breasts back.” The surgeon’s office contacted our office because they didn’t know what to say to this girl.
My colleague and I said that we would reach out. It took a while to track her down, and when we did we made sure that she was in decent mental health, that she was not actively suicidal, that she was not using substances. The last I heard, she was pregnant. Of course, she’ll never be able to breastfeed her child.
She also writes:
Then I came across comments from Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who is a high official at the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The article read: “Levine, the U.S. assistant secretary for health, said that clinics are proceeding carefully and that no American children are receiving drugs or hormones for gender dysphoria who shouldn’t.”
I felt stunned and sickened. It wasn’t true. And I know that from deep first-hand experience.
So I started writing down everything I could about my experience at the Transgender Center. Two weeks ago, I brought my concerns and documents to the attention of Missouri’s attorney general. He is a Republican. I am a progressive. But the safety of children should not be a matter for our culture wars.
Protect Gender-Nonconforming Gay Kids from Medicalized Conversion Therapy
It still amazes, though probably it shouldn’t, how woke-progressive LGBTQ+ advocates have embraced medicalized conversion therapy for gay and lesbian kids who are gender nonconforming — and how they think their support for these procedures makes them morally superior, instead of morally monstrous.
When progressive parents lead gender-nonconforming kids to transition. https://t.co/RXBznjTlW6— CultureWatch (@IndeGayForum) February 6, 2023
More from this mom on YouTube, here: “I Transitioned My Child – I Regret It“.
The simple answer is that they redefined divergence from gendered stereotypes as transgender identity — there is no answer to the question “what and who is trans?” that does not resolve to this proposition https://t.co/TyOYa5xE4l pic.twitter.com/YWvd0gBkWh— Wesley Yang (@wesyang) February 7, 2023
And below, what LGBTQ+ activists don’t want gay people to understand:
Trans activists (some) have been a disaster for the reputation of the LGBT community. The pew numbers for 2022 will be stunning.— Jeffrey Towson 陶迅 (@JeffreyTowson) January 24, 2023
Not just in the US.
When gay activists in other countries push for things like marriage, they now get shown vids of drag queens sexualizing children
Queer Theory’s Bile Keeps Spreading
Is there anything that woke-academic “queer studies” doesn’t corrupt?
Progressive School Districts and Woke Conversion Therapy
Thread: how the trans cult is hurting gay children. https://t.co/YmxjzVtLUU— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) January 26, 2023
Many women are Tomboys growing up. This is me at 10/11 in the early ’90s. I wore androgynous/”masculine” clothes until around 23; friends and interests also skewed masculine.— Nina Power (@Nina_Compact) January 23, 2023
Not a single person ever suggested any of these things made me a boy or a man. We have gone backwards. pic.twitter.com/4GTA1yq6fR
And worth repeating from an earlier post (click on replies, below, to read the responses with numerous examples):
The gay to transgender pipeline amongst people under 25 is wild.— Fredward (@Fredward_III) December 21, 2022
The Rainbow Dagger
NHL defenceman Ivan Provorov refused to wear a rainbow flag gay pride jersey for the Flyers vs. Ducks game tonight (because he is a Russion Orthodox Christian) and what the media is doing to him is the Seinfeld Ribbon scene in real time👇👇👇 https://t.co/QQKdmituL3 pic.twitter.com/sfe0bph5qo— Wokal Distance (@wokal_distance) January 18, 2023
Mark Hemingway writes, “As recently as the ’90s, even liberal comedians understood that there was something un-American about the overweening pressure to virtue signal. “
New from me—> How The NHL Controversy Helps Vladimir Putin https://t.co/QoG6SoXicl— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) January 19, 2023
The gay rights movement was about liberating people. The LGBTQIA+ movement is about controlling them.— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) January 20, 2023
UK Was Right to Block Gender Bill
2./ You can savour the full Dr Strangelove vibe here. Harvie thinks Gender Self ID (which erases women’s single sex spaces, undermines gay rights and endangers the mental health of children) is just the start. He wants to go further. You bet he does….— Malcolm Clark (@TwisterFilm) January 17, 2023
Saying that predators will take advantage of a bill meant to help trans people is *not* the same as saying trans people are predators.— James Winbeck (@InMc80820675) January 17, 2023
Why is this simple point impossible for some people to understand? At this point it has to be intentional.
Relatedly, here in the U.S.:
Violent extremist group SoCal Antifa is organizing a direct action against those expressing support for the teen girl who spoke publicly about her experience with a naked man in the women’s locker room at a YMCA in Santee, San Diego County. https://t.co/EO7voyb3Ie pic.twitter.com/DBFH3iUxvo— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) January 17, 2023