Friday, December 9, 2016

LGBT

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kim davis

Kentucky couple, David Ermold and David Moore, planned on shedding light on a rural Christian county clerk who refused to give them a marriage license. They didn’t intend to create a conservative celebrity.

Ermold and Moore had heard that Kim Davis, the clerk who claimed that her religion prevented her from issuing marriages to gay couples, was declining requests—so, when they went to file their own marriage license, they made sure to record the exchange so they could document exactly what happened to them.

The result, instead, was a several-weeks-long media circus, which resulted in Davis going to jail for contempt-of-court, and then later sharing a stage with former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, who vowed to defend Christian faith. Conservatives were suddenly galvanized over gay marriage—an issue that, just months before, seemed like it had been all but decided by the Supreme Court.

In fact, things went so awry for Ermold and Moore that they regret turning Davis into a national celebrity.

“Mike Huckabee comes down and creates a martyr of Davis,” Ermold complained, in an interview with GQ—which was, obviously, not their intention. “They took her picture with her hair down in a braid, and her husband was in bib overalls, the whole thing. They staged these photo opportunities for her.

“We’re also complicit in her fame,” Moore added. “We’re the ones who filmed her originally.”

“I thought if she could see us and talk to us, maybe she would go home and think about the people she’s affecting,” Moore added. “We decided we were going to go in and document it.”

He continued, “I put [the video] up around 11 at night. The next morning, Gawker had it, and then The Advocate was running it. By the time I got up, it already had 200,000 hits.”

At which point, Davis became a national talking point.

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Dean Transgender

According to Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz, he was. At an Iowa campaign stop on Sunday, Cruz told a reporter that Dear was a “transgendered leftist activist”

Dear, 57, with guns blazing, held a Planned Parenthood clinic hostage for nearly six hours. When his shooting rampage concluded, three were dead, and six had been injured.

Though he is said to have made comments about “baby parts” to arresting officers in a reference to the leaked hidden camera videos that showed top Planned Parenthood executives brokering the sale of organs from aborted fetuses, the extent of his motivations remain a mystery. Law enforcement says it’s too soon, since they’re still investigating and processing evidence.

But if Cruz is right, that Dear was transgender, it could give an interesting new angle to Dear’s motivations.

Cruz’s claims come from a story initially reported by center-right news source, The Gateway Pundit, that said Dear “identifies as [a] woman.” The source of that information came in the form of publicly-accessible Colorado voter information, which has Dear listed as a female.

It’s unclear whether Dear actually, in fact, identifies as a woman, or whether it was merely a clerical error. His appearance—namely his long, grizzled beard—doesn’t seem to suggest that he’s becoming a woman.

But if Dear is, in fact, a leftist activist protesting so-called “cisgender” (non-transgender) women at a Planned Parenthood, it could dramatically shift the national conversation on a number of key issues.

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gay dentist

Dr. John Wolf, a well-respected Manhattan dentist, has been arrested by federal officials–for a long list of shocking and disgusting crimes.

First, Wolf was charged with having a massive trove of child pornography.

But Wolf’s brand of child pornography was even more horrifying than usual. Not only did he use his dental practice to distribute kiddy porn, but the age of his victims raises even more eyebrows. Police say that he “provided the undercover agent with a flash drive containing files depicting child pornography, including videos of children as young as toddlers being raped by adult men.”

According an informant, Wolf’s favorite video–the one that made him particularly “excited”–was one “depicting an 8-year-old ‘retarded’ girl engaged in sex.” Police found 246 videos in all, and Wolf has apparently admitted to possessing the videos, but maintains he never had sex with a child.

But Wolf’s shocking sex crimes didn’t stop there.

Wolf was also charged with being part of an underground sex club, which didn’t have sex with children–but, rather, they did something equally disgusting. The federal informant said that Wolf “was actively involved in underground sex parties at various locations in New York City, including in Brooklyn, where participants would engage in sexual intercourse with animals.”

Even when Wolf did have sex with adult humans, he couldn’t help but commit a crime.

Feds claim the dentist, who is HIV-positive and has been a noted AIDS activist for decades, poked holes in condoms “in an intentional attempt to spread the HIV to his sexual partners.”

The investigation into Wolf started in March, when his drug dealer was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The dealer agreed to become an informant and, while police were investigating Wolf over drug crimes, soon realized they had a real sicko on their hands.

People who knew Wolf were absolutely stunned that the kind and friendly dentist could be capable of such horrific crimes.

“I never suspected this,” one of his employees said. “He’s an amazing guy, a very giving person. He helped a lot of people in the community.”

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gay asian

Sometimes the left is so sensitive, it hurts its own feelings. The Sacramento California LGBT Community Center had to issue an apology last week for that very thing. It seemed that their annual Red Dress fundraiser for the community center and HIV prevention went “too far” in “appropriating East Asian culture.”

The group that is upset is not even predominantly East Asian. In fact the APIQSC actually stands for Asian Pacific Islander Queer Sacramento Coalition. As pretentious as it sounds, it isn’t a made up group. A member, Richard Carriollo, that attended the Community Center’s party had this to say:

“There were Japanese fans, there were Japanese umbrellas, Japanese cranes mixed in with the Chinese dragon theme, Chinese lanterns, and it kind of made it unclear which culture they were referring to”

The October 17th event deeply offended the guests from APIQSC. But you have to wonder if they didn’t come in looking for something to be offended about. Overall they claim that the party which “appropriated” very little culture that applied to them specifically, was the cause of “deep pain and alienation”.

The Community Center apologized for the made-up crime.

The “Red Dragon” theme was on trial for “homogenizing Asian culture” and “perpetuating Western stereotypes”. The group also said the did not feel that the decorations were tasteful and that they did not convey the beauty of the culture.

And so it was that the Left gave itself a culturally insensitive black eye. Next year, people should come dressed as unisexual beings and all the decorations will be grey. But, I’m sure that there would be complaints about that too.

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caitlyn-jenner

The liberal Left is flipping out–after a prominent “liberation feminist,” Germaine Greer, is being accused of “transphobic” comments.

Though Greer has a long history of making comments that run against the liberal Left’s narrative about transgenders, she’s again under fire after taking aim at Caitlyn Jenner–the former Olympian once known as Bruce Jenner, who came out as transgender earlier this year.

Greer took aim at Jenner winning Glamour magazine’s “Woman of the Year” award. She thinks, because Jenner was born a man, she isn’t a woman.

Being the radical feminist that she is, Greer also saw misogynistic overtones in Jenner’s fight for transgender rights.

“I think it’s misogynist. I think misogyny plays a really big part in all of this, that a man who goes to these lengths [to become a woman] will be a better woman than someone who is just born a woman…It seems to me that what was going on there is that he/she wanted the limelight that the other, female, members of the family were enjoying and has conquered it, just like that.”

Greer’s comments mesh with her previous stances on transgenders. In 2009, she authored a controversial column where she wrote:

“Nowadays we are all likely to meet people who think they are women, have women’s names, and feminine clothes and lots of eyeshadow, who seem to us to be some kind of ghastly parody, though it isn’t polite to say so. We pretend that all the people passing for female really are. Other delusions may be challenged, but not a man’s delusion that he is female.”

Greer, for her stance, has been largely disavowed by the Left. A petition from Cardiff University, created with the goal of getting a lecture from Greer cancelled, accused her of “misogynistic views towards trans women.”

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transgender-inmate

A Maryland inmate named Neon Brown–who prefers to be known now as Sandy–just won a key legal victory that will give her some new special privileges in the screening system.

Brown was sent to the state prison in Patuxent, Maryland, in February 2014–where she was placed in solitary confinement for 66 days, even though the warden had ordered staff not to segregate her.

Brown claims that, during that time, guards made fun of her while she showered and, at one point, even told her to commit suicide.

“She told me I should kill myself, that I’m not a woman, that I’ll never be heard,” Brown said, about the corrections officer she claims harassed her.

Brown adds that she was called “it” and “some kind of animal” by other guards, as well.

The judged who ruled on Brown’s case, Denise Oakes Shaffer, ruled that Brown’s treatment violated the Prison Rape Elimination Act, and she ordered the prison to “effectively and professionally communicate transgender inmates.”

So far, Gerard Shields, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correction Services, says there’s been a “total shift in agency thinking” since Brown’s ordeal, and that it won’t happen again.

Brown’s fight is just another in the nationwide push for more recognition and respect for transgender Americans–who have become increasingly visible in 2015.

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trans-rights

Jill Soloway won the award for Best Directing for a Comedy Series on Sunday at the 2015 Primetime Emmys–and she used her victory speech as a launch pad to slam Americans on transgender rights.

Soloway is the creator of the critically-acclaimed Amazon show, “Transparent,” which features a transgender woman, played by Jeffrey Tambor, who comes out to his children.

Like the fictional character, Soloway’s dad–whom she now calls “mapa”–is also a transgender woman.

In her speech, Soloway said, “Something interesting about my mapa Carrie. She could go to try and find an apartment, and in 32 states it would be legal for the landlord to look her in the eye and say, ‘We don’t rent to trans people.'”

Soloway added: “We don’t have a trans tipping point yet. We have a trans civil rights problem.”

She then urged viewers to support the “transequality” bill in Congress, which would add gender identity to a growing list of protected classes, who can’t be discriminated against for things like housing or employment.

Soloway has a history of using her victory speeches to raise awareness about transgender issues. In December, when she won a Golden Globe for “Transparent,” she also used her speech to draw awareness.

After Caitlyn Jenner–the former Olympian once known as Bruce Jenner–came out as transgender earlier this year, the visibility of transgendered people have been exploding. But so far, none of that has resulted in any new legal protections. It remains to be seen whether activism from Hollywood, like Soloway’s, can make any difference.

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gay-serial-killer

The definition of a serial killer is, “A person who murders three or more people, usually due to abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break (a “cooling off period”) between them.”

Serial killers may be overwhelmingly male and most likely to be either black or white, but is there a connection for these men between their tendencies and their sexual behavior?

Most serial killers are seeking out a thrill. But from where does their blood lust stem? Radford University keeps a database of statistics surrounding serial killers; age, race, method of kill, location, and even IQ. Are they purposefully leaving out sexual orientation? How can a “comprehensive” database ignore that particular variable?

A publication, explores the relationship between serial killers and homosexuality. It states that just about two percent of the U.S. population identifies as homosexual and yet, another study conducted in 2003 suggests that over 43% of serial killers are homosexual. (“Homosexual Rape and Murder of Children”, published in Journal of the Family Research Institute, Vol. 18 No. 1, Feb 2003. )

How is it that such a small percentage of the population is so hugely represented when it comes to chronic perpetrators of senseless violence?

Even just as recently as last week, a gay black man murdered two people on live television in Roanoke, Virginia. He cited his race and sexual orientation as a cause for the attack. The same man who lauded those who have conducted massacres. At face value it seemed he was hoping to get some kind of revenge on the station that fired him but his intentions were more sinister than that. In a twenty three page manifesto he sent to ABC News he delves into a violent plan to incite a race war.

Even the Human Rights Campaign, a group that lobbies for the “rights” of homosexual and transexual people, cites a study conducted that shows a shocking trend of violence in intimate relationships in the LGBTQ community. It shows homosexual and bisexual men and women facing more physical and sexual violence at the hands of domestic partners than heterosexual people. Rape, stalking, and physical violence are all placed into the spectrum of violence that is being conducted at the hands of those who claim to be “sexual minorities”. Meanwhile these symptoms of violence are also eerily familiar in the behavior of serial murderers.

Though it is a disturbing trend, the LGBTQ activists will fight hard to call this penchant for violence something else. They argue that gay serial killers are deviants within a deviant community. Yet, they refuse to look at the violence plaguing their own subculture. Without an objective look into this correlation, we may be letting those who kill for lusty pleasure go by our own glance. Is protecting the feelings of those who call themselves gay really worth more death?

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liberals-ban

University of Tennessee has taken political correctness to a new level–by urging students and professors to give up “offensive” words like “he” and “she.”

Now? You’ll have to call everyone, regardless of gender, the made-up gender-neutral pronoun “ze.”

“With the new semester beginning and an influx of new students on campus, it is important to participate in making our campus welcoming and inclusive for all. One way to do that is to use a student’s chosen name and their correct pronouns,” said Donna Braquet, director of UT’s Pride Center.

“We should not assume someone’s gender by their appearance, nor by what is listed on a roster or in student information systems. Transgender people and people who do not identity within the gender binary may use a different name than their legal name and pronouns of their gender identity, rather than the pronouns of the sex they were assigned at birth.”

The liberal fight for wider recognition of transgender people comes after Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as the Olympic hero Bruce Jenner, announced “ze” was switching, er, zis gender to female.

It also hit fever pitch after the Supreme Court Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which legalized gay marriage. Gay rights was formerly the Left’s civil rights fight of the moment, but now that that fight has largely been won, it’s moving on to the next class of victims.

The new focus on transgender issues means the Left is now in the tenuous position of fighting for women’s rights on issues like abortion and sexual assault–while also simultaneously asserting that gender is optional and fluid.

It remains to be seen whether or not “ze” will catch on at University of Tennessee–and if other schools will continue to fight to dismantle gender on campus. Or if we’ve already hit peak political correctness–and the backlash that’s fueled Donald Trump’s rise in the polls will ultimately prevail.

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caitlyn-jenner

Caitlyn Jenner, at the time Bruce Jenner, struck a car in California man in a three car pile up on February of this year that killed a woman. Jenner was allegedly on her phone at the time of the accident and is being sued by multiple people injured in the crash and the family of the deceased. Worse for Jenner, she might be charged with vehicular manslaughter.

If charged, Caitlyn Jenner could serve a full year in prison. This begs the question, will Jenner go to male or female prison?

Federal law confers the right of Jenner to select which gender of prison she wishes to go to. This is according to a regulations mandated by the Department of Justice in 2003, which is only recently enforced, called Prison Rape Elimination Act or PREA. This law allows inmates to determine which gender they sexual identify with and in which population they wish to serve their sentence. The stipulation is that any transgender potential inmate must have legally amended their birth certificate to show the gender with which they identify.

This is not the only potentially controversial transgender prison issue of recent note. Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea Manning, responsible for leaking confidential government documents to Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, is serving time in Army prison. While the prison is for males, Chelsea is having her controversial hormone treatments paid for by the United States Army – otherwise known as the American taxpayer.

With roughly 700,000 transgender people in the United States it’s inevitable that some will find their way into the justice system. But with many transgender people lacking the ability to change their birth certificate there’s room for even more controversy. Will future inmates be allowed to change their prison gender preference at will regardless of stated sex on a birth certificate?

The culture is now accepting of transgender individuals, but penal policy has not caught up. The local controversies about young people who believe they are transgendered using the “wrong” middle school bathroom is difficult enough, but what fate awaits a transgender in a prison situation as once again, pop culture bolts way ahead of government policy and universal social acceptance.

Perhaps only a Supreme Court case will tell.

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