Did you know yesterday was “Transgender Day of Visibility”? That’s funny, it seemed to me that this tiny minority in the U.S. has been disproportionately visible for years. Here’s the Presidents’ obsequious pander:
“To everyone celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility, I want you to know your president sees you, Jill, Kamala, Doug, our entire administration sees you for who you are. On this day and every day, we recognize the resilience, strength, and joy of transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people. We celebrate the activism and determination that have fueled the fight for transgender equality. We acknowledge the adversity and discrimination that the transgender community continues to face across our nation and around the world. Like never before, they are sharing their stories in books and magazines; breaking glass ceilings of representation on television and movie screens; enlisting — once again — to serve proudly and openly in our military; getting elected and making policy at every level of government; and running businesses, curing diseases, and serving our communities in countless other ways. Despite this progress, transgender Americans continue to face discrimination, harassment, and barriers to opportunity…I call upon all Americans to join us in lifting up the lives and voices of transgender people throughout our Nation and to work toward eliminating discrimination against all transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary people — and all people.”
To state the obvious, there is nothing for legitimately transgendered individual to “celebrate.” there is nothing to be ashamed of, either, but one of the many social maladies we have is that everything has to be one extreme or another. Theirs is a disastrous misalignment of body, sexuality and mind that is painful and expensive to correct, to the extent it can be corrected. The problem, that does require a solution, is to be regarded with understanding and compassion, but “celebrating” it is like celebrating being bi-polar. This is pure propaganda.
Among the “discrimination” examples Biden cited was objecting to biological men like Lia Thomas throttling biological women in women’s swimming events. And that is justification for discounting anything he, or his ventriloquists blather on the topic.
The day before, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs (OPA) released a document titled “Gender Affirming Care and Young People.” A similar release came from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), which titled theirs “Gender-Affirming Care Is Trauma-Informed Care.”
These releases confirmed that the Democratic Party-controlled federal agencies are using their power to push extreme Democratic constituency agendas on American society and culture before the know what’s happening
The OPA document classifies puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and gender-affirming surgeries for children as “gender-affirming care.” You know, like their cherry-picked “experts” claim. Though the effects of these medications can be irreversible and can pose other health risks, none have been subjected to randomized controlled trials or longitudinal studies, or approved by the FDA. The fad of letting, or persuading, or applauding minors changing their sex hasn’t been around long enough to study: this is how really bad ideas are inflicted on the culture.
We are told that “gender-affirming care” improves the mental health and overall well-being of “gender-diverse children.” None of this is science; it’s advocacy. This is why courts in the U.K. recently banned puberty blockers and hormone therapy for children under 16.
Writes John Sexton,
The NCTSN recommends adults simply believe whatever children tell them about their gender identity and affirm it without question…For some reason, these agencies want children to be in charge rather than guided and questioned.
If you find this stuff ill-advised, irresponsible, and dangerous, you are just an anti-LBGTQ bigot, that’s all. That is the current progressive line.
I resent that. Many of my very best and most cherished friends are gay; perhaps even more than I think. Among them are some of the finest, smartest, most generous and wise human beings in my life. Some have changed and influenced my life for the better in significant ways. I have two good friends who are tansgender, one male and one female. I’m pretty sure that puts me in a select minority. I don’t think any less of these individuals than I would of anyone else, unless they try to use their special condition to, say, cheat in sports. I would trust either with my life. For all of these, and my bisexual friends (and family members) too, I want nothing but happiness and success for them, and would do nothing to stand in the way of that.
However, the strong-arm tactics of LBGTQ activists, including such abuse of government power, parental rights and children’s welfare or not in anyone’ best interests, including my friends’. They are simply cynical bids for uninformed votes by a party (not the only one) that doesn’t care what damage its policies do, as long as they win elections
[Incidentally, when we discuss this topic I miss the perspective of house expert zoebrain greatly.]