It Is As If Chris Crain Never Left the Washington Blade

And so, of course, the Blade ran a story about the Congressional hearing on the Equality Act – in which the christian theocracy party (sometimes still d/b/a the GOP) demonstrated the degree to which the christian theocracy party (sometimes still d/b/a the GOP) and lesbian TERFs (an acronym which even TERFs know is not a slur) are in bed together.

Then came the comments.

One in particular:

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That screen snap was taken on the morning of April 11, 2019, around 10:20 CDT.  So, the ‘4 days ago’ refers back to April 7th.

For four days, the Washington Blade, which bills itself as:

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has been willing to permit a genocidally transphobic rant to persist in polluting the comments section of one of its news items.

Your move, Blade.

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No One Dared Call ‘The Final Solution’ ‘The Final Solution’ Until It Was Well Underway

With that in mind, I offer up a Tweet thread by Brynn Tannehill about what is going on under our noses while those who should care are going wall-to-wall about Joe Biden’s nose.

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Twenty years ago I asserted that if Gay, Inc. did not then and there substantively include trans people and demand that Barney Frank modify ENDA to include trans people that there would be no federal anti-discrimination legislation in my working lifetime.

Of course there was no chance for trans-inclusive ENDA to pass in 1999 – though not because trans people were ‘too much too soon’.  We all know – and knew – the reason why: Because there also was no chance for Barney Frank’s and HRC’s gay-only ENDA to pass in 1999.

Barney Frank and HRC knew what game they were playing back then – and it was NOT ‘incremental progress.’

For I also asserted twenty years ago that the same people within the same Gay, Inc. organizations that were then systematically excluding us from consideration from gainful employment within said organizations and who were not merely speaking ‘incremental progress’-speak on ENDA but who were actively working against trans equality (while cashing paychecks funded by donations intended to support civil rights) were setting the stage – some unwittingly but some very purposely – for the extermination of trans people.

I was pish-poshed on all of those points by LGBs who either lived in jurisdictions that protected their jobs or who had jobs with entities with non-discrimination policies – gay-only non-discrimination policies of course.

I was also pish-poshed on all of those points by that certain rare brand of trans person – the handful who either had already sold out the community in favor of gay marriage (for some reason I’m looking west as I type) or who was in the process of selling out the community in favor of some combination of good, old-fashioned money and the aspiration of being to HRC what Samuel L. Jackson’s character was to Leonardo Di Caprio’s in Django Unchained (and for some reason I felt the need to look east while typing that.)

We’re all going up against the wall now – and I do mean all: Ts as well as LGBs.

The only thing I care about now is holding out long enough to see some, if not all, of those who thought that they could cash out by forcefully putting their boots on our necks to gain personal financial traction enjoy the wall before I do.

Is it a far, far better thing I do today than I’ve ever done before?

No.

But none of you ever cared about the better things that we were capable of.  All you ever cared about was convincing yourselves that you were not merely better than the christianist right, but also better than us.

As Negan recently said: “No one ever thinks that they’re the evil one.”

It takes the victims of that evil to point it out.

I won’t stop pointing it out until I actually am up against that wall.

Of Course, When You Really Think About It…

Joe Solmonese actually is the perfect person to be the head of a political party’s national convention that is being held in the state of Wisconsin.

After all, Wisconsin is the ONLY remaining state with a gay rights law that does not include trans people along with LGBs.

I guess the only surprise is that Elizabeth Birch, Winnie Stachelberg and Liz Seaton weren’t also announced as his official posse.

Is Cosmopolitan UK Going to Remove This Example of Group Libel Now That The Source Admits It Is False?

UK ‘journalism‘…

Murderer Ian Huntley wants to change gender so he can live in a women’s prison

…certainly seems to be TERF-infected.

The now-proven-false story of that particular male inmate allegedly desiring to transition was not merely false, not merely inflammatory against that particular inmate but instead an act of group libel against all trans people everywhere – created, perpetrated and propagated with the sole intent of driving negative publicity against all trans people everywhere, but particularly against trans women.

“TERF” is No More of a Slur to TERFs than “NATO” is to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

The words the letters T, E, R and F represent are a substantive description of what TERFs are and want.

Buying the false claim that “TERF” is a slur is tantamount to siding with TERFs and their bigotry.

But, if you claim that the application of “TERF” to you is a slur, then you must disavow at least one component of the term as applied to you – you know, somewhat akin to crushing at least one element of a cause of action in order to get a case tossed on summary judgment.

So, lets get to the analysis…

Are you seriously claiming that “Trans-Excluding” – the “T” and the “E” – do not apply to you?

Well, because you defamatorily assert that trans women are men you want to exclude trans women from certain spaces, right? If so, how precisely do you credibly deny that “Trans-Excluding” applies to you?

We’re halfway there.

Want to quit while you’re behind?

Are you claiming that “Radical Feminist” (and or RadFem) does not apply to you?

This is a bit trickier – though only a bit.

GOP women certainly won’t claim it (except selectively – namely to get on TV to bash women’s equality; I’m looking at YOU Kellyanne Conjob!). But as for the reminder of the TERFs…

Don’t all of you wear “RadFem” like a crown?

So…

That’s a “T,” an “E,” an “R,” and an “F.”

TERF!

So, TERFs, you’ve lost your case, conclusively.

So much so that an assertion by a TERF (which, as we’ve just proven, is not a slur) that “TERF” is a slur should be regarded as legally defamatory to the person accurately applying “TERF” (which, again, as we’ve just proven, is not a slur) to the TERF (which, to repeat, is not a slur.)

The Obstruction of (Mrs.) Justice

Currently, two men occupy seats on the U.S. Supreme Court who, under no circumstances, should ever be referred to as “Justice.” Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh acquired their seats through multiple, interwoven forms of illegality. Nothing they say or write should ever be respected as having come from the Supreme Court.

Which brings us to Clarence Thomas.

He committed perjury to gain his seat, but most people view the process in which that perjury occurred to have been at least somewhat legitimate. G.H.W. Bush technically won a presidential election – Lee Atwater and Willie Horton notwithstanding – and Thomas actually did receive a majority vote in the Senate.

Which brings us to his wife.

President Trump met last week with a delegation of hard-right activists led by Ginni Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, listening quietly as members of the group denounced transgender people and women serving in the military before accusing White House aides of blocking Trump supporters from getting jobs in the administration, according to three people with direct knowledge of the events.

It is unusual for the wife of a sitting Supreme Court justice to have such a meeting with the president, and some close to Mr. Trump said it was inappropriate for Ms. Thomas to have asked for a meeting with the head of a different branch of government.

Ms. Thomas, whose group, Groundswell, meets weekly, joined others in prayer at the start of the meeting, and some members of the group prayed at different points as the meeting continued. At one point, Mr. Trump pulled in his daughter Ivanka, a West Wing adviser, saying she would be beloved if she were serving a liberal president, instead of getting negative news coverage.

One woman in the group argued that women should not serve in the military because they do not have the physical capacity that men do, according to the people familiar with the events.

This isn’t the first time her unabashed hatred for people who do not believe exactly as she does has become disturbingly evident.

Or the second…

Or the third…

No anti-trans ruling that emerges from a Supreme Court that contains Clarence Thomas as a deciding fifth vote should be respected as a valid holding by a Supreme Court majority.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Has a TERF Infection

From PghLesbian:

The phrase ‘a new low’ seems inadequate to describe the mean-spirited, churlish, vicious, nasty, hateful bitterness of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board. But writing out that serious of descriptive words repeatedly is equally insufficient to capture the true evil this Board has embraced.

This week, they published this scathing indictment of Twitter’s new speech policies with their own frightening anti-trans rhetoric and dog whistling. Coming just weeks after the Federal Government has begun to dismantle federal recognition of the humanity and rights of transgender Americans, this is disturbing on multiple levels.