HB2 – and laws substantively similar to it – happen not merely because christianists have gerrymandered democracy into oblivion but because a certain element of the gay male population has succeeded in averting negative public gaze away from themselves and onto the nonexistent ‘threat’ of trans women.
A few months after the above was published, its author, David Goodstein, took control of the Advocate, turning it from a progressive (albeit still skewed toward men) publication that had a history of taking trans concerns seriously to a style rag for rich gay Republican men who had trouble deciding who to fantasize about while watching the debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley.
A few months after Goodstein took control, his Advocate’s reaction to trans people standing up to revealed ‘incremental progress’ wisdom of Minnesota LGBs who would benefit from gay-now-trans-whenever (whose chief lobbyist went on to found the Human Right Scampaign) was a childish editorial, written as a fairy tale, slamming all of those who didn’t accept the revealed ‘incremental progress’ wisdom of Minnesota LGBs who would benefit from gay-now-trans-whenever.
Constrictive homocon thought was being championed by a gay man who thought that 12-year-olds should be able to consent to sex with adults…
three years before Anita Bryant felt compelled to ‘save our children.’
Yet somehow not trans women are the problem.
Lets be honest here – and by that I mean answer this question while hooked up to a lie detector: Which are you less comfortable with – trans women in the women’s restroom or Milo Yiannopolous in the men’s room?
In your heart, you know what the answer is.
Questions for the ACLU:
Did you ask LGBTs in Alabama for their input on that?
Who the f*#% wrote it? Barney “We had three items and there was only room for two” Frank?
If the ACLU is making this a zero-sum game, then its time to close up the constitutional shop and let #DonTheCon put his implants in our brains.
A REAL (read: non-gerrymandered-Republican-fake-majority) Congress would have the time and energy to deal with anti-LGBT and anti-Muslim concerns. THIS Congress would like to see all members of both groups up against the wall. Hell, thus far the only time the current Congress has had anything close to an inclination to do anything other than kneel before #DonTheCon with an open mouth has been standing up to the Puzder nomination.
ACLU: EPIC FAIL!
The time has come to officially retract the (even-in-2012-nonsensical) position espoused in:
If you want to regain some credibility, you’ll allow me to write the retraction op-ed.