Why Calling Out Every Single Instance of Transphobia – and Never Letting Anyone Forget Any of Them – is Still Necessary

A comment I made and a response thereto at an item currently up on the website of what used to be The Advocate:

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So, according to ‘Bill Carr,’ I’m making trans things up – seeing things where there are none.

I must be a real whack job, eh?

Well…

Here are the last two paragraphs of the item in question, two paragraphs which constitute approximately half of the text in the item:

Savage highlighted the hypocrisy demonstrated by the Duggar family, who have peddled their anti-LGBT agenda and activism as a means of protecting families – including campaigning against an LGBT rights ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark., which cast transgender people as child predators.

“Particularly when religious conservatives want to talk about it, they want to point a finger at non-family. They want to point a finger at people that they define as the enemies of families or not from or having families of their own – LGBT people, particularly trans people increasingly with these anti-trans bathroom bills,” Savage told Hayes. “And that is what the Duggars have dug in on is attacking trans people and opposing this LGBT civil rights bill in Fayetteville where they were out there arguing that the threat to little girls in Fayetteville were transwomen when they knew, when they were covering for someone who had demonstrated, at least at that age, was a threat to little girls himself.”

The fact that two people actually ‘liked’ the comment by ‘Bill Carr’ demonstrates that the LGBT community is about a ‘post-transphobia’ as the nation as a whole is ‘post-racial.’

Questions that Should be Asked Until Substantively Answered

Questions posed to Mike Huckabee:

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A Photo that America Should not be Allowed to Forget

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Duggar – Rhymes With…

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“It’s not easy for me, because I’m thoughtful.”

With David Letterman preparing to put on his Velcro suit and be catapulted into the television sunset, here is a collection of snippets that are worth viewing:

 11 times David Letterman humiliated the right

My two disappointments with Dave: (1) he didn’t figure a way to assemble Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Dhani Harrison and Julian and Sean Lennon on stage together at the Ed Sullivan Theater for as much of a Beatles reunion as he could have ever had on either incarnation of his late night show (George and even John would have both been available for his morning show, but why should anyone believe that an NBC viewership that had given the network an excuse to kill off Hollywood Squares classic which made room for the Letterman morning show in the first place – and still didn’t watch it – would have bothered tuning in for even a true Beatles reunion?); and (2) he didn’t eviscerate trans-exterminationist TERFs the same way he took apart O’Reilly, Dubya and Darth.

Does He Mean the Sort of Strange New Name that Marion Morrison Adopted?

From Salon:

Duke professor exposed for posting shockingly racist Internet comment: “Virtually every black has a strange new name”

Perhaps the professor in question…

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…should himself adopt a new name.

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James Watt, perhaps?

Some of us Were Fighting Transphobia Across America Fifteen Years Ago – And the Advocate Was One of the Things We Had to Fight Against

And we sacrificed our well-being to do so.

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Come June, I wonder if its current crop of well-heeled sideline-sitters will pretend that this never happened and/or doesn’t matter?

Actually, I don’t wonder.

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