Month: November 2015

There’s no such thing as a Right-Wing, Radical Feminist

It’s a contradiction in terms, just like “feminine penis.”

Yet our opponents accuse us, a group of gay/lesbian/bisexual progressives, of being “homocons” and “TERFs.”  We can’t be both.

It’s disheartening that progressive media have silenced our legitimate criticism of “transitioning.”   That is why we had no choice but to start a petition: to get our voices heard.  Everyone should have a voice, including gays & lesbians who believe that T ideology is both homophobic & misogynist, as well as unnecessary, expensive, physically  risky and ultimately a failure: it’s impossible to change biological sex.  A man may have cosmetic surgery and artificial hormones to look like a woman, but this does not make him a woman.

There is nothing “radical” about feminist ideals conceived more than 40 years ago and illustrated in the classic children’s book entitled Free to Be You and Me.  Little girls are free to play football, and little boys are free to play princess.   Many of us gays & lesbians were ourselves gender nonconforming as children, and now as adults, are relieved that nobody encouraged us to change our bodies to fit in with society’s restrictive sex roles.

This is why we think T is homophobic: it is encouraging possibly gay children to disrupt their growth and development in order to fit in with heteronormative sex stereotypes.  The long term consequences of delaying puberty are unknown.  The risk isn’t worth it, because there is nothing wrong with being gay or lesbian.  Gender nonconforming children do not need to be medicalized and possibly sterilized.  They need to be free to play with whatever toys they like and to dress however they wish, instead of being burdened with gender identity.

Restrooms are segregated by reproductive organs, not by gender identity nor physical appearance.  Biological females require and deserve privacy from biological males.  60% of male-to-female transgenders are “autogynphiles,” which are straight men who get aroused by being perceived as women and occupying women’s private spaces.  North Virginia currently has a man dressed as a woman spying in public restrooms on the loose, and recently Julianna Fialkowski, an M2T being reported as a “woman,” was arrested for child pornography and the rape of a lesbian.  Please search Donna/Doug Perry for information about an M2T who killed two women because he was jealous of their ability to get pregnant.

Personally, I am dismayed that conservative media are reporting on our views but liberal media are censoring them.  In my opinion, T ideology is aligned with 1950s sex roles, and is therefore regressive and not progressive.

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Maybe It’s Time Our LGBT Communities Rethink Our Red Dress Parties

“Our LGBT history is rich with defiance through public displays of toying with people’s perception of sexuality and gender identity. We did it to teach the outside world that we would not be anchored by stereotypes. Yet, when our own actions have the potential to hurt or harm those within our own community, well, we have an obligation to act. To my fellow LGBT leaders, our movement is evolving. It’s maturing. Are we not creative enough to maintain the spirit of an event without asking cisgender men to don a dress?

Maybe It’s Time Our LGBT Communities Rethink Our Red Dress Parties

Drop the T

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We are a group of gay/bisexual men and women who have come to the conclusion that the transgender community needs to be disassociated from the larger LGB community; in essence, we ask that organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Lambda Legal and media outlets such as The Advocate, Out, Huff Post Gay Voices, etc., stop representing the transgender community as we feel their ideology is not only completely different from that promoted by the LGB community (LGB is about sexual orientation, trans is about gender identity), but is ultimately regressive and actually hostile to the goals of women and gay men.

There are several areas in which the ideology of the trans community is at odds with or actively hostile to that of women and gay men; among the most important are:

• The vilification and harassment of women and gay/lesbian individuals who openly express disagreement with the trans ideology; a simple disagreement over an issue can result in responses that range from insults (“transphobic bigot”) to threats of physical harm (often, in the case of women, rape) and even death; the harassment by the transgender community of prominent individuals ranging from iconic gay rights activist/drag queen RuPaul and legendary feminist Germaine Greer has been particularly loathsome.

• The infringement of the rights of individuals, particularly women, to perform normal everyday activities in traditional safe spaces based on sex; this is most pernicious in the case of men claiming to be transgender demanding access to bathrooms, locker rooms, women’s shelters and other such spaces reserved for women.

• The appropriation and re-writing of gay and lesbian history and culture, most notably attempting to re-cast the majority gay white men who participated in the Stonewall riots as transgender, specifically casting as “transgender” men who adopted feminine attire but still identified as men (they called themselves transvestites, which is not the same as the modern transgender identity); particularly frustrating was the fact that media outlets such as The Advocate, Out and Huff Post Gay Voices, who should have been the first to point out the fallacy of this notion, actually went along with the lie.

• Most troubling, by persuading parents and health professionals to diagnose children as young as four as transgender, despite considerable research that shows that more than 90 percent of children who express “gender dysphoria” at a young age grow out of it by adolescence and, in most cases, grow up to be well-adjusted gay men and women; ideologically, it runs counter to traditional LGB and feminist philosophy – whereas feminists and gay men/women advocate for expanding and re-defining gender concepts, the trans movement is regressive, insisting upon re-asserting and codifying classic gender concepts of what is masculine and what is feminine.

Please note that we are not advocating intolerance or prejudice against the transgender community: we recognize and respect the right of adults to determine their own path in life, including transitioning to the opposite gender if they so wish. However, that cannot occur by infringing upon the rights of women, gay men and children.

At the very least, a discussion must be opened up to these issues, which for too long are being suppressed and censored – they are genuine concerns that need to be aired. In the end, we feel that the transgender ideology is not compatible with the rights of women, gay men and children and ask that the organizations and media outlets mentioned above disassociate themselves from the transgender movement and return to representing their base support of gay men and lesbians.

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