Countdown to Homophobe Elisa Chan Being Crowned the New Radphlegm Heroine in 3…2…1….

From the San Antonio Express-News:

Former District 3 Councilwoman Leticia Ozuna is calling for the resignation of District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan, who was captured making disparaging remarks about the LGBT community in a secret recording of a May staff meeting.

Chan and aides were strategizing how to oppose a pending update to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance, which would add protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Former Chan aide James Stevens released the recording to the San Antonio Express-News last week.

In the recording, Chan discusses Ozuna’s family life. Ozuna, who lost re-election in May, is married to Sophia Parafina, a transgender woman; they have two children.

The Express-News had previously withheld that portion of the recording to protect Ozuna’s privacy. Ozuna agreed this week to address the portion regarding her family.

“I am terribly saddened to learn that me and my family were used as subjects of ridicule and criticism by Elisa Chan and her staff,” Ozuna said in a statement.

More details:

Brian Chasnoff, the Express-News reporter who published the original audio, now reports.

“That lady was born a man. So that marriage is still valid in the state of Texas,” one of Chan’s aides says in the new audio.

“So what kind of marriage is that?,” Chan responds during the meeting in her San Antonio, Texas city council office.

And now, in accurately summarizing Elisa Chan’s post-exposure gameplan, longtime Express-News columnist Rick Casey provides irrefutable proof that Chan – homophobia in tow – will be welcomed with open arms by trans-exterminationist radphlegm lesbians (if she hasn’t been already):

At her news conference, for which her staff recruited a crowd of supporters, Chan read from a prepared statement: “I stand strong in my First Amendment right to freedom of speech and our right to privacy. As an immigrant, I consider this the greatest privilege of being a U.S. citizen.”

It’s a common play-the-martyr tactic. Suggest that people who are appalled by your utterings are violating your rights by trying to shut you up.

Late-70s San Francisco had the  Castro Clone male.

Trans-exterminationist radphlegmery has the Bailey-Dreger Clone martyr.

Should it ever be revealed that Chan’s statement at that news conference was actually written for her by Michael Bailey, er…, Alice Dreger, er… Julie Burchill, er…, Victoria Brownworth, er………………..

I know, I know….

“When,” not “if”….


  1. Hey, hon, she’s speaking truthiness to the powerless!, and ya gotta respect that (or else!)

    And with respect to the “Bailey-Dreger Clone martyr” – an apt summary of the phenomenon? I came across a strangely parallel circumstance of investigators doing research in sexology who were similarly assailed by some of the subjects of their study, accused of violating standards for conducting research, including failure to submit their research protocol to supervision by an Institutional Review Board, unforgivable failings in their methodology, etc., and yet not only has Alice Dreger thus far failed to come to their defense…

    Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam, the authors of “A Billion Wicked Thoughts”, have not claimed the mantle of “scientific martyrdom!”

    One has to conclude that they are not “serious” about it all, right? I mean, they are quoted as saying:

    We intentionally conducted our research outside of academia, without federal funding, in order to remain independent from the fierce tempest of ideological, social, and political pressures that besets the contemporary study of sexuality.

    Wow… totally not serious, right?

    PS: They actually express admiration on their web page for some of the idiots writing on this “research”, including Dreger; I’ve tried in a gentle way to incite Sai to reexamine that issue, but maybe I should try a little harder?

    • So – the set up a gossip website? Why doesn’t he just partner with Perez Hilton and get more hits?

      Or would that queer the marketing angle on the “it’s science!” bullshit?

      Funny, Dreger’s such a timid thing when confronting one of her own is called for. Funny old world, isn’t it? Just no meal ticket to be to be found in bashing the institution associated from institutions. If only there were some discrete, disadavantaged minority associated with the wicked ways. Sigh.

      Can’t cry over spilled milk.

      • Well Kathy, you know how they say “Nothing is ever that simple?”

        This is just that simple… it’s hilarious!

        The persons who were deeply offended, and whose wroth is fully-linked in that article on Ogi Ogas, were… hold on! … MEMBERS OF THE SLASH FICTION COMMUNITY!

        You have to “follow the links” to decode the bullshit: in a case that’s curiously parallel (but not!) to that of J. Michael Bailey, the members of an offended community reached out to do harm to the reputation of those doing research in sexology… only

        1) They’re mostly white, privileged women; and
        2) In high contrast to the assertions made by Lynn Conway, Deirdre McCloskey, and Andrea James regarding the misbehaviors of J. Michael Bailey, that MegaPig of “Sciency Endeavor!”, all of their claims were basically bullshit?, and
        3) Nobody on Wikipedia ever bothered to weed out the WP:SPS “Self-Published Sources” blogs (inherently unacceptable in a biography on Wikipedia) making radical assertions about the awfulness of the Ogi/Gaddam research, which were brutally cut in the case of articles not just on J. Michael Bailey, but in related articles, especially Blanchard’s Transsexualism Typology. (Mostly by James Cantor – to highlight the leading culprit – WP:COI, much?)
        4) Paladin of Science† Alice Dreger is somehow absent from the Field of Honor here?

        But maybe that last is because Ogas and Gaddam have been unwilling to assume the airs of martyrs, right? They just took all the complaints in stride, and it certainly helped that those complaints were entirely ignored by their superiors at Boston University, because (unlike the case with J. Michael Bailey?) they were entirely ill-founded.

        “A Billion Wicked Thoughts” is a great, great book, in my opinion; the research concept was a stroke of genius; if you intrinsically loathe all efforts to explain human behavior with concepts from evolutionary psychology, you’re going to hate it, but I think they do a fair job of it, and unlike Bailey – they don’t present it all as SCIENCE! and expect you to worship their product… OR ELSE!

        They weren’t out to de-legitimate anybody for their sexual interests; quite the contrary: they just wanted to get a better understanding of what actually turns people on, as opposed to what they say about themselves. The conclusion of the book is very nice, basically a call for more tolerance of sexual preferences and behaviors that particular individuals may find inducing feelings of squick, because incomprehension of the sexual foibles of others is almost a universal… and almost everybody has such foibles?

        – bonzie anne

        PS: As it turns out, Ogas and Gaddam’s research provides substantial evidence that sexual interest in shemales is evinced by a large subset of the straight male population, and is a cultural universal. Isn’t that interesting?

        Why? Easy: It’s not a “perversion”. It would be a Good Thing, in my view, if this were more widely known.

        † Which may be abbreviated as “POS” – I only just noticed that? GOOD ON ME – I’ll get another Gold Star in my class in “Advanced Character Aspersion” at the Country College of the Comedic Sciences!

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