ACLU changes abortion quote by Ruth Bader Ginsburg to make it gender-neutral

In 2018, Time magazine published the following quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The bolding is mine:

“The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When Government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for her own choices.”

Original source: https://time.com/5354490/ruth-bader-ginsburg-roe-v-wade/

Archived source: https://web.archive.org/web/20180803070425/https://time.com/5354490/ruth-bader-ginsburg-roe-v-wade/

In 2021, now that Ginsburg is dead, the American Civil Liberties Union has taken it upon itself to change her words in order to make the quote gender-neutral. This is the gender-neutral version that was tweeted by the ACLU. The bolding mine:

“The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a [person’s] life, to [their] well-being and dignity… When the government controls that decision for [people], [they are] being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for [their] own choices.”

Original source: https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1439259891064004610

Archived source: https://web.archive.org/web/20210920003532/https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1439259891064004610

Here’s a screenshot of the ACLU’s tweet of the gender-neutral version of Ginsburg’s quote:

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This is exactly the kind of thing that George Orwell warned us about in his novel 1984.

I never thought that the American Civil Liberties Union would do something like this. On the contrary, those of us who truly support civil liberties tend to be very much opposed to this kind of thing.

Shame on the ACLU.

September 26, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Abortion, LGBT, Political correctness, SCOTUS, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Motorcyclist Who Identifies As Bicyclist Sets Cycling World Record (satire)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipvesqJP1e4

June 29, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Humor, LGBT, Sports. Leave a comment.

There’s a children’s book called The GayBCs

https://twitter.com/DianneLester/status/1366146582014550019

March 2, 2021. Tags: , , , , , . Books, Education, LGBT, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Chad Felix Greene: How Ryan Anderson’s Banned Book, ‘When Harry Became Sally,’ Helped Me With Gender Dysphoria

https://thefederalist.com/2021/03/01/how-ryan-andersons-banned-book-when-harry-became-sally-helped-me-with-gender-dysphoria/

How Ryan Anderson’s Banned Book, ‘When Harry Became Sally,’ Helped Me With Gender Dysphoria

People like me have gone years feeling alone and ignored by the popular discussion of gender identity. Backed by science, Ryan gives us hope and understanding.

By Chad Felix Greene

March 1, 2021

In July 2017, I took a risk and submitted an article to a publication that I respected and read frequently, hoping to provide conservatives a perspective they may not have viewed before. I wanted to address why suicide was so high among transgender people and ask questions about transition I hadn’t seen asked by mainstream LGBT sources.

I wanted to present my voice as a person who experienced gender dysphoria, pursued transition, then later found myself grateful I didn’t go through with it. So with nervousness, I sent the article to Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute.

I’d hoped for a positive reply, but I didn’t expect a response from Ryan T. Anderson, a conservative voice I had respected for a long time. He thanked me for sending my story. Ryan took a risk on me, an amateur writer, and offered me my first professional writing opportunity. He also published another personal story about my experience with gender dysphoria. Throughout both interactions, he was kind, generous with feedback and recommendations, and interested in what I had to say.

When his breakthrough book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” was published, I excitedly downloaded it to my vast Audible library. To say his book was eye-opening is to provide a vague description. I had not heard the arguments he made before, nor read through the scientific research and other objective examinations of the condition and its effects the way Anderson presented it before. I also had not heard stories of other people who had gone through what I had until then.

I Thought I Was the Only One

I rarely discussed my gender dysphoria because I never transitioned, and I assumed something was unusual about me. I connected emotionally with most transgender stories right up until they began medical intervention and then I felt out of place and truly alone.

In many ways, I saw myself as a failure because the only transgender stories I encountered were those who accomplished what felt impossible for me. I was embarrassed to even bring up the topic because I didn’t want to have to answer the humiliating questions about why I stayed trapped in the “wrong” body all these years, or admit something inside me kept me from moving forward.

Anderson shared deep, rich stories by people just like me who did transition and then realized it was a mistake. Then they faced rebuilding the body and the identity they socially and medically altered in pursuit of some intangible goal of idealized gender.

Their understanding of discomfort in their bodies resonated loudly with me, even more than the initial concept of being transgender. I saw my struggle in their accomplishments, and I realized how truly grateful I was to have hesitated earlier in my life. When I wrote my story and sent it to Public Discourse, I thought it was unique because I hadn’t seen it before. I didn’t know I was among many friends.

I soon realized Ryan’s work offered me so much more than just a sense of personal validation in my journey. He also offered me answers. The book goes in-depth into the science behind biological sex and what we understand about the human body and how it functions.

Anderson moves through the development of a human fetus into brain development and what science tells us can affect that development. He answers the question, to the best of his ability and using the most pertinent science available, why the argument in favor of gender identity over biology is flawed.

The arguments he makes are positioned within the compassionate and empathetic interest of a scientist trying to understand what is causing a person so much pain and what can truly be done to relieve it. Without ever dismissing the experience of the transgender person, he asks the important question, one I struggled with for years, of whether a medical transition is genuinely the best option to alleviate gender dysphoria and all the pain and suffering associated with it. He bravely challenges the arguments supporting pro-transgender therapy in children and imbues the reader with the information necessary to understand why.

The Left Is on a Book-banning Crusade

For years I have championed this book to those interested in fully understanding the transgender movement, its arguments, and how to challenge them on the science, especially regarding public policy. When I saw that Amazon had removed Anderson’s book without so much as leaving the listing, complete with its history of valuable commentary from other readers, my heart sank. When I found out that LGBT activists were cheering on the decision, I sighed with frustrated disappointment.

Anderson’s “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” is not an anti-LGBT or anti-transgender work. Ryan is not anti-LGBT, and he was never dismissive or cruel to transgender people. His work is certainly a far cry from anything resembling “hate speech.”

Like Abigail Shrier’s, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters” and Dr. Debra Soh’s, “The End of Gender: Debunking the Myths About Sex and Identity in Our Society,” also targeted by LGBT activists for banning, Anderson’s book asks necessary questions that deserve to be given fair consideration and debated, not restricted from public view.

For people like me who may have gone years feeling alone and completely ignored by the popular discussion of gender identity, Ryan’s book gives us hope and understanding of ourselves and the options we have for our future.

That, in its simplest form, is the best argument for keeping this book and others like it available for people to consider and decide for themselves how to respond. Instead, LGBT activists seem to feel entitled to decide what information we should have access to so that we only make the choices they believe are best for us.

We live in an era of absolute human potential and knowledge. We have access to information and ideas beyond anything most people who ever lived could have dreamed possible, yet we find ourselves restricted by powerful, ideological Puritans who believe this freedom is dangerous. I hope that Amazon corrects this mistake before it causes further damage to the free ability to decide for yourself what you want to believe.

You can purchase Ryan’s book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” directly from the publisher, Encounter Books.

March 1, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , . Books, Cancel culture, LGBT, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

BBC article on people who regretted getting sex change surgery

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6923912.stm

Are sex change operations justified?

By Innes Bowen

August 1, 2007

Many people who have been through sex change operations say it was the only solution to a distressing condition. But a leading feminist campaigner claims that sex reassignment surgery is based on unscientific ideas – and could be doing more harm than good.

“I should never have had sex change surgery,” Claudia MacLean, a transsexual woman told the audience at a recent debate organised by the BBC Radio 4 programme Hecklers and the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

“As a result of the surgery, I am incapable of sex and I have lived a life apart.”

Claudia was speaking out in support of Julie Bindel, a radical feminist and journalist, who was trying to persuade medics and trans people that sex change surgery is unnecessary mutilation.

Threatening concept

Radical feminists have ideological reasons for opposing sex change surgery.

To them, the claim that someone can be “born into the wrong sex” is a deeply threatening concept.

Many feminists believe that the behaviours and feelings which are considered typically masculine or typically feminine are purely socially conditioned.

But if, as some in the transsexual lobby believes, the tendency to feel masculine or feminine is something innate then it follows that gender stereotypical behaviours could well be “natural” rather than as the result of social pressures and male oppression.

As a feminist, Julie Bindel therefore has a strong political motivation for her scepticism about sex change surgery.

But, her argument goes beyond ideology.

Having looked into the medical research on transsexualism, she claims there is a lack of science behind the diagnosis, no satisfactory research into the outcomes for patients and individual stories of post-operative regret.

Regret

Claudia says she was referred for surgery after a single 45 minute consultation.

“At no time did I say to that psychiatrist that I felt like a woman. In my opinion what happened to me was all about money.”

She is one of a small number of trans people who have publicly expressed their regrets about having had sex change surgery.

Another is Charles Kane who, as Sam Hashimi, was the subject of a BBC documentary One Life: Make me a Man Again, televised in 2004.

This showed Sam, a transsexual woman, undergoing surgery to become a man again.

She told the BBC that her desire to become a woman had developed following a nervous breakdown.

For her, these feelings were caused by a longing to retreat into a fantasy character rather than having a crisis of gender identity.

“When I was in the psychiatric hospital there was a man on one side of me who thought he was King George and another guy on the other side who thought he was Jesus Christ. I decided I was Sam.”

Others, like Miranda Ponsonby, blame post-operative discontent on society’s lack of willingness to accept transsexual people.

In her forthcoming autobiography, The Making of Miranda, she describes having a strong sense from a young age that she was a female trapped in a man’s body.

However, like Claudia, she says that, since her surgery, she has lived a life apart.

She claims that she is no happier now than she was before the operation.

Her advice to those contemplating sex change surgery is “Don’t do it.”

Stories of satisfaction

Against these stories of disappointment and regret, there are many more people who will testify publicly to their overwhelming satisfaction with sex change surgery.

But are most people who have sex change surgery satisfied or dissatisfied?

It comes as something of a surprise to learn that the medical profession does not yet know the answer to this question.

According to a review carried out by the School of Health and Related Research at Sheffield University, the poor quality of research in this area means that “little robust evidence exists” on the outcomes for patients who have sex change surgery.

Dr Kevan Wylie, a consultant in sexual medicine and the head of the UK body looking into standards of care for sex change surgery patients, admits there have been difficulties.

“The problem is that we tend to lose touch with our patients after a relatively short period of time following surgery.”

Some local health authorities now refuse to fund sex change operations on the basis that there is a lack of evidence about the surgical efficacy and psychological benefits of surgery.

In the absence of more research studies, gender dysphoria specialist Dr Kevan Wylie says it is important to listen to his patients.

However, those contemplating surgery – and the health authorities which fund them – ought also to be able to get advice about the risks versus the potential benefits of such a major operation and, until further research is done, doctors are unable to give them such information.

February 25, 2021. Tags: , , , , , . Health care, LGBT. Leave a comment.

Best-Selling Controversial Book on Transgender People Removed From Amazon 3 Years After Publication

https://www.newsweek.com/best-selling-controversial-book-transgender-people-removed-amazon-3-years-after-publication-1571087

Best-Selling Controversial Book on Transgender People Removed From Amazon 3 Years After Publication

By Katherine Fung

February 22, 2021

Ryan Anderson’s When Harry Became Sally was removed from Amazon’s cyber shelves Sunday, three years after the controversial best-seller was published on February 20, 2018.

Anderson told Newsweek that he discovered that his book had vanished from Amazon—as well as the company’s e-reader Kindle, podcast service Audible and used-book sellers—when someone looking to buy a copy informed the author. He said that neither he nor his publisher were notified by Amazon.

In 2018, the book hit No. 1 on two of Amazon’s best-seller list before it was even released, but sparked controversy for arguing that society’s growing acceptance of transgender people stems more from ideology than science.

“We need to respect the dignity of people who identify as transgender,” Anderson argued in the book, “but without encouraging children to undergo experimental transition treatments, and without trampling on the needs and interests of others.”

While the book was well-received by conservatives, LGBTQ activists have dismissed the book as anti-trans and “dangerous.”

“People who have actually read my book discovered that it was a thoughtful and accessible presentation of the state of the scientific, medical, philosophical and legal debates,” Anderson told Newsweek. “Yes, it advances an argument from a certain viewpoint. No, it didn’t get any facts wrong, and it didn’t engage in any name-calling.”

He argues that the book’s research is more important than ever before given the recent push for trans policies from the new Biden administration.

“Three years after publication, in the very same week that the House of Representatives is going to ram through a radical transgender bill amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Amazon erases my book opposing gender ideology from their cyber shelves,” Anderson wrote to Newsweek. “Make no mistake, both Big Government and Big Tech can undermine human dignity and liberty, human flourishing and the common good.”

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden undid a host of Trump-era policies and issued a sweeping executive order, protecting gay and transgender people from discrimination in schools, the workplace, health care among other facets of daily life.

“Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports,” Biden’s executive order stated. “Adults should be able to earn a living and pursue a vocation knowing that they will not be fired, demoted, or mistreated because of whom they go home to or because how they dress does not conform to sex-based stereotypes. People should be able to access health care and secure a roof over their heads without being subjected to sex discrimination.”

Days later, Biden also reversed former President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Equality Act this week after Democratic Representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island reintroduced the LGBTQ rights bill last week.

The Equality Act would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces, public funding and jury service.

While it passed the House in 2019 after eight GOP lawmakers broke party ranks in a historic vote, the bill was stalled in the then-Republican-controlled Senate. But sponsors of the bill are hopeful that it could pass now that the Senate is split 50–50.

Anderson said that although his book has been praised by a number of psychology experts “none of that matters. It’s not about how you say it, it’s not about how rigorously you argue it, it’s not about how charitably you present it. It’s about whether you dissent from a new orthodoxy.”

He said his publisher has since contacted Amazon to inquire about the grounds for removal but has not received a response.

Amazon also declined Newsweek’s request for comment, although a spokesperson referred to the company’s content guidelines, which removes books that include illegal or infringing content, offensive content, poor customer experience or public domain content.

“We don’t sell certain content including content that we determine is hate speech, promotes the abuse or sexual exploitation of children, contains pornography, glorifies rape or pedophilia, advocates terrorism, or other material we deem inappropriate or offensive,” Amazon’s guidelines read.

However, it remains unclear as to why Anderson’s book has been removed by the online retailer.

February 25, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Books, Cancel culture, Health care, LGBT, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Dr. Rand Paul asks Dr. Rachel Levine whether she supports or opposes letting people under the age of 18 get transgender surgery and hormone treatment without their parents’ permission. Dr. Levine refuses to answer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y4ZhQUre-4

February 25, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , . Health care, LGBT. Leave a comment.

In my opinion, California’s AB 1084 actually has very little to do with gender, and everything to do with the fact that the politicians who support it are a bunch of control freaks

California’s AB 1084 would require retail stores to have gender neutral areas for children’s clothing.

I am against the government getting involved in this.

In my opinion, businesses should arrange their stores according to what their customers want, not according to what politicians want.

I think this bill actually has very little to do with gender, and everything to do with the fact that the politicians who support it are a bunch of control freaks.

https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/new-ca-bill-to-require-gender-neutral-retail-departments/

New CA Bill to Require Gender Neutral Retail Departments

AB 1084 will require retailers to maintain one undivided area of its sales floor for children’s clothing, as well as online

By Chris Micheli

February 19, 2021

On February 18, Assembly members Evan Low and Cristina Garcia introduced Assembly Bill 1084 to require gender neutral retail departments. The bill would add Part 2.57 (commencing with Section 55.7) to Division 1 of the Civil Code.

Section One of the bill would add Part 2.57, which would be titled “Gender Neutral Retail Departments.” The bill would specify legislative findings and declarations that there are unjustified differences in similar products that are traditionally marketed either for girls or for boys can be more easily identified by the consumer if similar items are displayed closer to one another in one, undivided area of the retail sales floor. In addition, keeping similar items that are traditionally marketed either for girls or for boys separated makes it more difficult for the consumer to compare the products and incorrectly implies that their use by one gender is inappropriate.

The bill would specify that a retail department store that offers childcare items for sale is required to maintain one undivided area of its sales floor where the majority of the childcare items being offered shall be displayed, regardless of whether a particular childcare item has been traditionally marketed for either girls or for boys. In addition, a retail department store that offers children’s clothing for sale, as well as toys for sale, would be required to maintain one undivided area of its sales floor where the majority of the children’s clothing being offered shall be displayed, regardless of whether a particular article of children’s clothing has been traditionally marketed for either girls or for boys. The bill defines the terms “childcare item,” “clothing,” and “toy.”

AB 1084 would also specify that it is not to be construed to constrain how a retailer promotes, displays, or presents a particular item within each undivided area of its sales floor where either childcare items, children’s clothing, or toys are being offered for sale. However, no signage is allowed to be used within any undivided area where either childcare items, children’s clothing, or toys are offered for sale indicating the items are for either girls or for boys.

In addition, a retail department store located in California that maintains an internet website through which it sells childcare items, children’s clothing, toys, or anything that could be considered a combination thereof, is required to dedicate a section of the internet website to the sale of those items and articles that must be titled, at the discretion of the retailer, “kids”, “unisex”, or “gender neutral”.

This proposed law would only apply to retail department stores with 500 or more employees. Beginning on January 1, 2024, a retail department store that fails to correct a violation of this law within 30 days of receiving written notice of the violation from the Attorney General is liable for a civil penalty of $1,000 which may be assessed and recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the people of the State of California by the Attorney General in any court of competent jurisdiction.

February 19, 2021. Tags: , , , . LGBT. Leave a comment.

According to social justice warriors, AIDS is not caused by “high-risk behavior.” Instead, it’s caused by racism and homophobia.

Apparently, people on the radical left think that racists like David Duke are running around injecting black men with HIV.

American Progress writes: (the boldng is mine)

https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/issues/2012/07/pdf/hiv_community_of_color.pdf

African Americans, who make up only 14 percent of the U.S. population, make up 44 percent of the HIV-positive population…

Men who have sex with men represent 2 percent of the U.S. population but account for 61 percent of all new HIV infections…

… the racial HIV gap and the racial health gap in general, is strongly correlated with… historical and contemporary processes of segregation in housing, education, employment, and health care…

The high rates of HIV/AIDS we see among communities of color are not the result of high-risk behavior in these communities, but structural inequalities…

December 4, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , . LGBT, Racism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Comedy writer permanently banned from Twitter for saying “men aren’t women”

https://disrn.com/news/comedy-writer-banned-from-twitter-for-saying-men-arent-women/

Comedy writer permanently banned from Twitter for saying “men aren’t women”

By Adam Ford

June 28, 2020

Irish comedy writer Graham Linehan has been permanently banned from Twitter after he tweeted “men aren’t women tho” in response to a tweet by a women’s group wishing men who identify as women a happy Pride Month.

Lineman, who had hundreds of thousands of followers on the social network, is the creator or co-creator of the sitcoms Father Ted, Black Books, and The IT Crowd.

Twitter said Linehan “has been permanently suspended after repeated violations of our rules against hateful conduct and platform manipulation.”

June 29, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Cancel culture, LGBT, Media bias, Political correctness, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

YouTuber Arielle Scarcella: I’m A Lesbian Woman and I’m Leaving The INSANE “Progressive” Left

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzYHBPTfXCI

February 25, 2020. Tags: , , . LGBT. Leave a comment.

Salon forced to close after refusing to wax transgender woman’s male genitalia

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/salon-forced-to-close-after-refusing-to-wax-transgender-females-male-genitalia

Salon forced to close after refusing to wax transgender woman’s male genitalia

July 22, 2019

A Canadian small business owner was forced to close her home-based beauty salon after refusing to provide a Brazilian wax for a transgender woman’s male genitalia.

Marcia Da Silva received a response about the opening of her new salon from Jessica Yaniv, a transgender activist, after previously only have provided services to family and friends. They initially agreed to an appointment via text message and Yaniv claimed that Da Silva canceled the session after she sent her a photo and identified as a transgender woman.

Yaniv filed over a dozen complaints with a British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, claiming she was discriminated against. “You cannot choose who your clientele is going to be,” Yaniv said while speaking in front of the Tribunal. The LGBT activist has demanded monetary compensation and condemned Da Silva’s decision not to wax her genitalia as neo-Nazism.

“This is about businesses and individuals using their religion and culture to refuse service to protected groups because -they- don’t agree with it,” Yaniv said in a tweet.

This is not about waxing. This is about businesses and individuals using their religion and culture to refuse service to protected groups because -they- don’t agree with it or the person and use that to illegally discriminate contrary to the BC Human Rights Code and the CHRC.

— Jessica Yaniv (@trustednerd) July 18, 2019

Da Silva said her refusal to wax Yaniv’s genitalia was because of safety concerns raised by her husband, alleged harassment on Yaniv’s part, and discomfort carrying out a Brazilian wax on male genitalia.

Jay Cameron, a lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, is representing Da Silva at the Tribunal.

“Some of my clients have been very significantly affected on a personal level. [Another client also] closed her business, she has been depressed, anxious, sleepless, and that has gone on for a period of many many months,” said Cameron.

“It is a very serious thing to launch a human rights complaint against a person. My clients are people. They have a right to make a living and this has interfered with their livelihood, but also you have the stigma of being associated with this hanging over you.”

Yaniv has said on Twitter that she will “never give up fighting for human rights equality”.

One proud lesbian. I’ll never give up fighting for human rights equality.

July 22, 2019. Tags: , , , , , . LGBT. Leave a comment.

Gay rights activist set fire to his own home in fake hate crime, Michigan police say

https://news.yahoo.com/gay-rights-activist-set-fire-230859095.html

Gay rights activist set fire to his own home in fake hate crime, Michigan police say

February 25, 2019

DETROIT —When Nikki Joly’s Jackson home burned down in 2017, some thought the fire was a hate crime against the transgendered, gay-rights activist who had fought for a local anti-discrimination ordinance.

But now, instead of a victim, the 54-year-old is accused of being the perpetrator.

The Michigan case is gaining national attention alongside the situation involving Jussie Smollett, another alleged hate crime victim who became the accused. Authorities concluded the attack on Smollett was a hoax.

“Real hate crimes are on the rise,” Graham Cassano, associate professor of sociology at Michigan’s Oakland University, said Monday. “But, as these crimes increase and become publicized, it’s not surprising to me that people would take the opportunity to use this to their advantage and fabricate hate crimes.”

Authorities accuse Joly of setting fire to his own home and killing his pets, two dogs and three cats. He has been charged with first-degree arson, and a hearing has been set for March 8 in Jackson County Circuit Court.

“We determined it pretty quickly to be an arson,” Elmer Hitt, Jackson’s director of police and fire services, said Monday. “We investigated it over, what probably was a year’s time before the prosecutor ended up issuing charges.”

Two cases with unexpected twists

Initially, some in the community perceived the blaze to be a hate crime, Hitt said. Investigators considered that, too, but ruled out the possibility as evidence that pointed to Joly came to light.

Declining to offer a motive for the house fire, Hitt acknowledged that some in Jackson were probably rattled — perhaps in a similar way to the Smollett case — by the police investigation’s unexpected outcome and charge.  Joly was named 2018’s Citizen of the Year by the Jackson’s newspaper, the Citizen Patriot.

In the higher-profile hate crime case that turned on its head last week, Smollett, a 36-year-old actor on the drama TV series “Empire,” alleged to Chicago police he had been a victim. Smollett was arrested on charges that he set up the assault.

Smollett, who is black and gay, said masked men yelled racial slurs, attacked him, put a rope around his neck and made references to President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

But, Chicago police said, their investigation found evidence that Smollett staged the crime, possibly to portray himself as a victim and boost his salary as an actor, and lied to police.

Tearing up at the thought of his dogs

Joly, a transgender man, was touted as Jackon’s 2018 citizen of the year by the local newspaper and described as an activist who had endured slights and still re-energized a movement.

He tried to “pass an ordinance in Jackson protecting people against discrimination because they are gay, because they are transgender, because they aren’t as some say they should be,” according to the newspaper.

The long profile described the Detroit native as someone who had been on his own since his adoptive parents ousted him at 15, had been sexually assaulted, and subjected to “insulting gender questions” and “refused service in bars or restaurants.”

Joly, the article said, was “born female,” but “prefers a masculine pronoun,” and has long “been activist-minded even if it was not always openly.”

It also mentioned the fire on Aug. 10, 2017, in which his home was burned down.

In the profile, Joly said that he was “really in shock for quite a while.” He teared at the thought of his dogs, who perished in the blaze, the article said, and organized a weapons training course at a gun range to fight fear.

A few months later, Joly was charged with setting the fire.

Terrible for those ‘facing real hate crimes’

In the Joly case, police suspicion was based on a timeline of events, phone records, physical evidence and witness statements. Joly had the “means and opportunity to start the fire,” according to a report published by Mlive.com in October.

Security camera video showed Joly filling a gas can before the fire, the Mive article said. Gasoline was on his clothing, per the report, and a witness smelled gas on him. Photographs seemed to be missing from the walls, and Joly received $50,000 in donations after the fire.

Joly’s attorney, Andrew Abood, challenged the police conclusion.

“What they have is a coincidence and a coincidence is not proof beyond reasonable doubt,” Abood said, per Mlive. “They are trying to convict on circumstantial evidence and theory when they have no direct evidence in the case.”

Still, Cassano said, when presumed victims of hate crimes are actually the perpetrators, “it’s terrible for social movements in general” and terrible, specifically, for people “facing real hate crimes.”

In 2018 alone, the civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign, tracked 26 deaths of transgender people in the U.S. as a result of fatal violence. So far this year, the group identified one death.

The most recent stats from the FBI showed 7,106 hate crimes in 2017, up 17 percent from the year before. Of those crimes, nearly 60 percent of the victims were targeted because of race and ethnicity and nearly 16 percent because of sexual orientation.

“When someone comes along and fabricates a hate crime, it calls into question people who have really experience these things,” Cassano said. “It’s absolutely awful. It really, to my mind, is incomprehensible.”

Wilfred Reilly, an associate professor of political science at Kentucky State University in Frankfort who has studied fake hate crimes, wrote that the fact that Smollett’s case is being alleged a hoax “shouldn’t surprise anyone.”

Reiley didn’t mention the Joly case but made the case in an opinion piece for USA Today and a book “Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War,” that  “a great many hate crime stories turn out to be hoaxes.”

The professor said he found more than 400 confirmed hate hoaxes, and he concluded that “what hate hoaxers actually do is worsen generally good race relations, and distract attention from real problems.”

February 26, 2019. Tags: , , , . Fake hate crimes, LGBT. Leave a comment.

Jussie Smollett: The Lifetime Movie – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEpZzvSzYfI

February 23, 2019. Tags: , , , , , . Fake hate crimes, Humor, LGBT, Racism. Leave a comment.

Gay Black Veteran Calls Out Jussie Smollet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL_2BY375M8

February 23, 2019. Tags: , , , , , , , . Fake hate crimes, LGBT, Racism. Leave a comment.

Massachusetts government forces health insurance companies to pay for drug that costs $24,000 a year so gay men won’t have to wear condoms

I’m a libertarian. I don’t care what consenting gay adults do in the privacy of their own home.

But I do care about spiraling health care costs that, for decades, have been growing substantially faster than the rate of inflation.

There’s already a very low cost way for sexually active gay men to substantially reduce their risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control states:

When used the right way every time, condoms are highly effective in preventing HIV

But there’s a problem  – at least to the people who work in the Medical Industrial Complex and make their living off of overinflated health care costs: condoms are very inexpensive. And low cost health care is the enemy of the Medical Industrial Complex.

To deal with this “problem” of low cost health care, the Massachusetts government has ordered insurance companies to pay for a drug called Truvada.

Truvada is a drug that sexually active gay men who don’t have HIV can take, which substantially reduces their risk of contracting HIV, even if they don’t wear a condom. It costs $24,000 a year.

So now, the very same Centers for Disease Control that says inexpensive condoms “are highly effective in preventing HIV,” is also saying that healthy, sexually active gay men who do not have HIV should switch to Truvada, which costs $24,000 a year.

The New York Times reports:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges men and women at risk for H.I.V. infection to take Truvada daily. Studies have shown the drug to be extremely effective at blocking the virus…

… 80 percent of people who take Truvada are gay men

Given that the CDC already says inexpensive condoms are “highly effective in preventing HIV,” it’s absurd that the very same CDC is now urging people to switch to a drug that costs $24,000 a year.

Clearly, the CDC, as well as the government of Massachusetts, are both aligned with the Medical Industrial Complex, whose goal is to make health care more expensive, not less expensive.

January 12, 2019. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Health care, LGBT. Leave a comment.

A person who was born as a biological male and identifies as a female has just won a women’s world championship cycling event

Rachel McKinnon, who was born as a biological male and identifies as a female, has just won the women’s 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles.

As far as I know, this is the first time that a transgender person has even won a world championship in any athletic sport.

The other thing that makes this incident particularly interesting is that McKinnon believes that men who identity as women should not be required to take testosterone suppressing hormones (let alone have gender reassignment surgery) in order to participate in women’s athletic competitions.

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: this is unfair to female athletes who were born as biological women.

On the other hand, for left wing feminists who claim that gender is a social construct and not a biological one, there is no legitimate reason to complain that this is unfair. They got exactly what they wanted.

October 14, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . LGBT, Sports. 1 comment.

Male high school track runner climbs all the way from last place to first place simply by claiming to be a girl

At Cromwell High School in Connecticut, a male track runner has climbed all the way from last place to first place simply by claiming to be a girl.

In this particular case, the person in question has not even taken any gender altering hormones, and has not had sexual reassignment surgery. Instead, the person merely claimed to be a girl – and presto – they moved up all the way from last place to first place.

Radical left wing feminists have no right to complain that this is “unfair,” because it is they themselves who created this situation.

As time goes on, more and more “female” sports will come to be dominated by people who were born with a penis and have XY chromosomes, but who simply claim to be female. They won’t even have to take the hormones or have the surgery. They just have to say that they are female. Quite a racket that they have started for themselves.

By comparison, men’s sports will never have to worry about this. I guess the radical left wing feminists will probably end up referring to this as “male privilege,” even though it was the radical left wing feminists themselves who created this “unfair” situation in the first place.

 

June 5, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . LGBT, Political correctness, Sexism, Social justice warriors, Sports. 1 comment.

The government imposed Islamization of Hamtramck, Michigan continues with a girls-only prom

According to this 2015 article from the Washington Post, Hamtramck, Michigan is the first Muslim majority city in the U.S., and Muslims make up the majority of its city council. At the time the article was published, this Muslim majority city council had done at least two things to force the rest of the city to adopt the Muslim way of life.

First, the city council banned business owners within 500 feet of any of the city’s mosques from obtaining a liquor license.

Secondly, the city gave all of these mosques an exemption from the city’s noise ordinance, so they can use electronic amplification to loudly broadcast the Muslim call to prayer five times a day, every day. Residents who live near these mosques have complained that this wakes them up at 6 a.m.

Now in 2017, we have something new, a third thing.

Hamtramck High School is a public high school in the city.

It has just been reported that this government owned, operated, and funded high school will be having a “safe space” prom for Muslim girls, where boys will be banned.

The prom was suggested by female Muslim students, who said they wanted to be able to expose their hair without it being seen by boys.

The government owned and operated school said OK.

And thus, government sponsored Islamization in the U.S. continues.

But what about biological boys who self-identify as girls? Will they be allowed to attend this prom, or will they be banned? So far, I haven’t been able to find any answer to that.

 

May 12, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Islamization, LGBT, Political correctness, Religion, Sexism, Social justice warriors. 7 comments.

Here’s the 1996 clip from “Bill Nye the Science Guy” which is currently being censored on Netflix

During the original 1996 broadcast of the “Probability” episode of the TV program “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” there was a segment that explained how a person’s gender is determined by genetics.

In 2017, Netflix aired a version of this episode in which this segment had been removed.

I don’t know if it was Netflix, Nye himself, or some other party that instigated this censorship.

Since YouTube has a nasty habit of removing politically incorrect videos, I’m including links to four videos, all of which have the clip.

The censored footage consists entirely and exclusively of the part where the young lady is talking about how gender is determined by genetics. Some of these videos also contain additional content which was not censored:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5z9s_bimnw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PArom6CRB0Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNpac2TYX5Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sV_W5nFmjA

May 3, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Education, LGBT, Political correctness, Science, Social justice warriors, Television. 1 comment.

Transgender Wins International Women’s Weightlifting Title

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/03/transgender-wins-international-womens-weightlifting-title/

Transgender Wins International Women’s Weightlifting Title

March 20, 2017

Laurel Hubbard, a 39 year-old transgender who was born male, won her first international women’s weightlifting title in Australia breaking four national records in the process.



March 21, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , . LGBT, Political correctness, Social justice warriors, Sports. 3 comments.

In the politically correct future that social justice warriors are creating, Caitlyn Jenner-like athletes will likely dominate women’s sports

A 17-year-old wrestler in Texas named Mack Beggs was born female, and is in the process of transitioning to being male. As part of this transition, Beggs is taking the hormone testosterone under a doctor’s supervision.

As a wrestler who identifies as male, Beggs had wanted to compete in the boys’ wrestling league.

However, the rules required Beggs to participate in the girls’ wrestling league.

Normally in such competitions, participants are banned from taking hormonal drugs such as testosterone.

But under today’s politically correct climate, where social justice warriors insist that a person with a penis should be allowed to expose that penis in a girl’s locker room, it is considered perfectly acceptable for someone who self identifies as male, and who is taking testosterone, to participate in a girl’s athletic competition.

Not surprisingly, Beggs went the entire wrestling season undefeated, and won the state championship.

If this kind of thing continues to be allowed, then in the future, many world records in women’s athletics will likely be taken over by people who were born male, who transitioned to being female. So, for example, think of a future Caitlyn Jenner-type athlete competing at the Olympics against a bunch of women.

If this actually does happen, the left wing feminists will have no one to blame but themselves.

February 26, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . LGBT, Political correctness, Social justice warriors, Sports. 1 comment.

Women’s march speaker Donna Hylton spent 27 years in a maximum-security prison for being an accessory to the kidnapping, torture, rape, and murder of a gay man

Women’s march speaker Donna Hylton spent 27 years in a maximum-security prison for being an accessory to the kidnapping, torture, rape, and murder of a gay man.

Which is not surprising, given that we already knew that women’s march organizer Linda Sarsour wants the U.S. to adopt Sharia law.

linda-sarsour-tweets

 

January 29, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Donald Trump, Islamization, LGBT, Sexism, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Netherlands: Government-funded watchdog says it’s ok for Muslims to send death threats to gays

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/12/netherlands-government-funded-watchdog-says-its-ok-for-muslims-to-send-death-threats-to-gays

Netherlands: Government-funded watchdog says it’s ok for Muslims to send death threats to gays

December 3, 2016

“The disgraceful stance came to light when a member of the public complained about death threats posted to an online forum which called for homosexuals to be ‘burned, decapitated and slaughtered.’” Yet this “anti-discrimination watchdog” refused to pursue the case, writing: “The remarks must be seen in the context of religious beliefs in Islam, which juridically takes away the insulting character.”

In their globalist ardor to appease and accommodate Islamic supremacists, there seems to be no absurdity that is out of bounds for the political elites.

“Fury as watchdog says it’s OK to send gay people death threats – but only if you’re Muslim,” by Nick Gutteridge, Express, December 3, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

FURIOUS Dutch MPs have demanded an immediate public inquiry after a government-backed watchdog said it was acceptable for Muslims to send gay people death threats.

In a shocking move, the taxpayer-funded hotline said it would not pursue a criminal complaint over horrific messages from radical Islamists because the Koran says gay people can be killed.

The disgraceful stance came to light when a member of the public complained about death threats posted to an online forum which called for homosexuals to be “burned, decapitated and slaughtered”.

Dutch MPs today reacted with horror to the revelations, demanding an immediate inquiry into the remarks and calling for the hotline to be stripped of public funding.

According to Dutch media advisors from the anti-discrimination bureau MiND said that, while homophobic abuse was usually a crime, it was justifiable if you were Muslim due to laws on freedom of religious expression.

They argued that the Koran says it is acceptable to kill people for being homosexual, and so death threats towards gay people from Muslims could not be discriminatory.

In a jaw-dropping email explaining why they could not take up the complaint, they wrote: “The remarks must be seen in the context of religious beliefs in Islam, which juridically takes away the insulting character.”

They concluded that the remarks were made in “the context of a public debate about how to interpret the Quran” and added that “some Muslims understand from the Quran that gays should be killed”.

And they went on: “In the context of religious expression that exists in the Netherlands there is a large degree of freedom of expression. In addition, the expressions are used in the context of the public debate (how to interpret the Koran), which also removes the offending character.”

The death threats had been made in the comments section for an article about a Dutch-Moroccan gay society, which had been posted to an online platform for Holland’s large Moroccan community….

December 3, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Islamization, Political correctness, Politics, Religion. Leave a comment.

Bisexual MILO Fan: Coming Out As Conservative Way More Frightening Than Coming Out As Gay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI5Jm7UCIKQ

December 2, 2016. Tags: , , , . LGBT, Milo Yiannopoulos, Politics. Leave a comment.

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