Sanity returns to Britain.
Revised guidelines from the UK on gender-dysphoric and gender-incongruent children: no puberty blockers outside clinical trials; new emphasis on full psychological exploration. @iamjohnoliver @TheProblem https://t.co/2xqDMBBO0A— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) October 27, 2022
But here in the U.S.:
My 12 year old niece is currently going in and out of depression and anxiety because she thinks she might be asexual, but a girl, and her friends are trans or bi.— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) October 27, 2022
She feels left out and broken.
She’s 12 and panicking over which identity combination she’s supposed to pick.
Two interesting reports, one finding that the plurality of the self-identifying LGBTQ students at elite colleges are either “questioning” or bisexual, and overwhelmingly so among women. This is the movement originally but no longer about gay identity but hey, where are the bucks for HRC in that? The other study looks at students who are actually gay and male, and finds they’re different from others.
All in all, I liked Billy Eichner’s “Bros” more than the linked review below, despite its flaws, which I’ll get to. The depiction of urban gay life among thirtysomethings in the age of Grinder rings true, as does the budding relationship between neurotic Bobby (Eichner) and hot lawyer Aaron (Luke Macfarlane) as they try to overcome the barriers that hook-up culture and self-doubt pose to emotional intimacy. The “realness” of the onscreen relationship between these two emotional wounded men, and the film’s dark humor, may be why straight audiences haven’t embraced “Bros,” as it’s far from the cutesy rom-com mold that might have been more commercially acceptable.
And then there’s the fake history and woke politics that Eichner’s script imposes on the story. I nearly signed off after Bobby’s opening monologue, where he relates the myth that Stonewall was led by transwomen of color who threw the first brick (no, it wasn’t and they didn’t) and declares that a cis gay white man probably only threw the 11th brick. That canard is repeated later as well by Bobby, a fundraiser for a budding LGBTQ+ history museum in Manhattan. Later, when the museum opens, an exhibit celebrates Obama and refers to the “nightmare” that followed. You get the picture.
But the infighting among the “diverse” fundraising committee of transpeople of color, a bisexual, a lesbian or two, and Bobby (the lone cis white gay man) is played for some genuine laughs (although, of course, this diversity excludes anyone not on the woke left although gay Republicans would no doubt help to fund such a museum).
I’m not sure what compromises, if any, could have made “Bros” a profitable picture, but thumbing its nose at a large segment of gay viewers didn’t help.
Woke, far-Left Hollywood Reporter just threw Eichner under the bus!https://t.co/jUWfDr6c70— Christian Toto (@HollywoodInToto) October 5, 2022
Its hard to money on 7% of the population.— Donald Taylor (@DTincville) October 4, 2022
The Hollywood Reporter https://t.co/oR5u22xtOQ
Western LGBTQ+ and feminists groups won’t criticize deadly homophobia and misogyny in Islamic countries because that would put them on the side of “colonialism” and white/western supremacy.
Corporations paying off @HRC for absolution = modern-day religious indulgence. Throwing cash at a big-city galas doesn’t excuse the responsibility they have to our community to call out true evil. They’re more obsessed with pronouns in FL than gays being executed in the ME. https://t.co/1BdLUGR6Xd— Charles T. Moran (@CharlesTMoran) October 8, 2022
These brave women, who do nothing but love their same Sex brothers & sisters & have never said anything transphobic ever. I salute & admire their strength. https://t.co/fbiaseXbbs— frances Barber (@francesbarber13) October 2, 2022
Bit by bit, the absence of any evidentiary basis behind “gender affirming care” for minors makes it way onto the public record, even in the organs that have been uncritically parroting activist speak and boxing out any review of the evidence for years https://t.co/55AwpiKuUo— Wesley Yang (@wesyang) October 6, 2022
It’s true. pic.twitter.com/bGj0gOdtDH— Colin Wright (@SwipeWright) September 6, 2022