Will the LGBs Ditch the Ts?
Where transgenderism is concerned, there are some noticeable cracks in the Rainbow Mafia foundation.
Not long ago, anyone who predicted drag queens would be performing for kids in public libraries, parents would be allowing their kids to take puberty-blocking drugs, and teens would be having sex-change surgeries would’ve been dismissed as deranged and delusional.
But not today.
Now, Big Tech, Hollywood, the media, our children’s schools, and the federal government are pushing gender fluidity and transgenderism. Moreover, as columnist Jarrett Stepman writes, “They’ve suppressed any opinion or evidence that contradicts the narrative that gender transitioning is an unalloyed good that is opposed only by bigots.”
But here’s the good news: Some in the “LGB” part of the Rainbow Mafia are increasingly at odds with those in the “T” part, especially now that adolescents are becoming victims of a movement gone too far.
Political analyst Bill Hansmann writes about a homosexual man whose video criticizing schools for teaching children about transgenderism has gone viral. Says Hansmann: “Far too many individuals in our society believe that all gay people are in favor of the LGBTQ etc. agenda, a platform which would ram many heretofore impossible beliefs down the throats of the public and force our children and grandchildren to be indoctrinated with their sick ideas. The video makes it clear that is not the case.”
The silver lining in what seems like a lost culture war is that when the radical agenda of the transgender movement is explained in clear and identifiable terms, even some on the Left are disturbed by what they’re seeing. For example, as Manhattan Institute fellow Leor Sapir writes: “When Florida passed its Parental Rights in Education Act, the Democratic establishment and left-of-center media environment immediately labelled it the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law. The reason for this was obvious: Left-of-center Americans were more likely to oppose a law that they saw as threatening the advances in gay rights, but less likely to oppose it if they understood it to restrict gender-identity instruction.”
And we may be seeing a trend, as more leftist voices are speaking out against the damage being done to our kids. Comedian and talk-show host Bill Maher recently spoke out about transgenderism as an epidemic, correctly noting that we’re “literally experimenting on children.”
Meanwhile, The Center for Bioethics and Culture has produced a video titled “The Detransition Diaries: Saving our Sisters.” The CBC explains: “The Detransition Diaries is a documentary film that recounts the stories of three young women, who felt that their trauma and dysphoria would be fixed by trying to medically transition from female to male. Medical professionals, therapists, counselors, and even school officials affirmed that they were indeed ‘trans’ but only once they started down this path, which promised to offer them hope, they each came to realize that they had made a terrible decision.”
Not long ago, we were told that the claim about children having gender surgery was false, and both Democrats and their allies in the Leftmedia told us we were spreading conspiracy theories. But then The New York Times published an article admitting that teenage girls are indeed electing to have “top surgery.”
Of course, the Times portrays such procedures in a positive light while accusing conservatives of exaggerating the issue. And the paper can’t be bothered to report that the faddish nature of “gender affirming” surgery could be leading to higher rates of suicide in places where parental consent isn’t needed, as reported by The Heritage Foundation.
Across the country, there’s a growing movement among the states, which are passing a range of laws to ban or limit puberty blockers and “gender affirming” surgeries. On Capitol Hill, a group of 37 Republicans is working to criminalize the insanity of “gender affirming” medical procedures for young people.
It’s good that we’re finally seeing some pushback against this direct assault on the most precious and vulnerable members of our society: our kids. And we’re finally hearing from voices across the Rainbow, not just conservatives. In the end, it’s going to take a broader and more resounding coalition to win this battle.
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