Friday, June 23, 2023

A Full Court Press.

Politicians, social media, podcasts, YouTube, and Fox News they are all primed agaisnt us and it is working!
Across social media, prominent conservative stars are gaining clout through transphobic content — and more and more are following suit
Rolling Stone
By EJ Dickson, Nikki McCann Ramirez
June 15, 2023

A FEW MINUTES into the documentary What Is a Woman?, Matt Walsh is seen striding into the woods with a fishing rod, his plaid shirt, vest, and close-cropped beard, giving off lumberjack dad energy. “I like to come out here to think,” he intones as he casts his line into the water. “Nature seems to always tell the truth, even when we don’t want to hear it.” He then asks himself a series of rhetorical, seemingly joking questions about gender and identity: “Is there a son trapped in my daughter’s body? If so, how do I get him out? Are any of my kids who they claim to be?”  

So begins that film, which premiered in June 2022 and features Walsh peppering a series of health-care providers, politicians, and LGBTQ activists with questions intended to expose what he refers to as the “insane ideological cult” of “gender ideology.” Walsh travels the world asking people to define the word “woman”; in a climactic moment, in which Walsh speaks at a Virginia school board meeting about a policy that would, among other things, require teachers to refer to trans kids by their preferred pronouns and allow them to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, he proclaims, with sober piano music in the background, that those who support the policy are “child abusers” and “predators.” It ends with Walsh posing the question to his wife, who defines the term as “an adult human female” and then hands him a pickle jar to open.
So while he is out in the wild has he seen any trans animals, because there are trans animals. The San Diego Gay & Lesbian News (SDGLN) had an article about trans animals,
By: Thomas M. Hubbard
September 10, 2022

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a growing acceptance of transgender individuals in our society. But did you know that trans identities are not limited to humans? In 2018, a study was published about transgender monkeys, proving that trans individuals exist across the animal kingdom. Let’s explore what this research means for our understanding of gender identity. 


One study found that 4% of male and 2% of female captive chimpanzees were transsexual. This suggests that chimpanzees are more transgendered than humans, where 0.6% are. Some animals can change sex. This happens when the animal reaches a certain age or size or in reaction to population fluctuations. Animals are most likely to undergo protandry.

Transsexual Chimpanzee
Transgender chimpanzees are rarely studied because most study focuses on their behavior in the wild. According to research, chimpanzee transgenderism is common. In one study, 4% of male and 2% of female chimpanzees in captivity were transsexual. Transgenderism is more common in chimpanzees than in humans (0.6% incidence). Transgender chimpanzees often use the opposite sex’s lavatory, play with their toys, or show male-like aggression.
Some how I don’t think that the chimps came out while watching social media.
The film did tremendous damage in terms of helping to “amplify anti-trans ideology, making it mainstream, providing it to a bigger audience,” says R.G. Cravens, senior research analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center. “[It] took advantage of the underlying transphobia that exists in the country.” It also helped legitimize Walsh as a political authority, leading to an invitation for him to testify in front of the Tennessee House Committee regarding a bill banning gender-affirming care for minors in February 2023, “giving him entrée into places” that he would never have had access to before, says Cravens.
We have to get smart, we have to start educating the public with the truth, we have to get mainstream media to help us get the message the truth out!
But this isn’t just about Walsh. It’s about how a whole crew of right-wing pundits went hard on anti-trans talking points, seemingly all at once — building huge audiences by capitalizing on that carefully constructed rhetoric.
Joseph Goebbels, Nazi’s Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
The Republicans have learned their lesson well!


  1. Yes the neo-fascists are a real big problem. But let's not forget that many within our own community are just as bad. There are groups, Gays Against Groomers, Walk Away who are leading the pack in trans hate. They are now in the process of rewriting our history to suit themselves. When I was reading their recent material just out for PRIDE month, I thought I was reading the play book of the neo-fascist, rightwing republicans. Such distortion's and lies. Goebbels would be proud while Ernst Rohm would beg to differ. These are dangerous people. They are in NYC this weekend to protest the Pride parade. Let's hope someone puts their fist where these people's transphobic mouths are.

    1. Once again I forgot to put my name. Richard Nelson wrote the above comment.