Monday, David Marcus at the conservative Federalist claims to have tracked down the anonymous guy behind the “Drop the T” petition; something I wrote about this on Friday. This individual claims to be “a socialist atheist gay man who is pro-choice, against the death penalty, and hoping we get real gun control.” I am not entirely certain that this individual actually exists. Nevertheless, in his own words:
- … we don’t need medicine or surgery to help us become who we believe we are, which is the case with the trans community.
- … so many of our enemies see us as one and the same—that Caitlyn Jenner, for example, is a “homo,” when that is not the case.
- Gay men and women succeeded partly because we expressed the desire to be treated equally—so that we could serve in the military, so that we could marry the people we love, etc.—and because we came out to our friends and families as what we are, just regular people trying to get through this journey called life …
- My concern is that trans activism, which does not align with that of the larger gay/lesbian/bisexual community, is so radical and alienating—the insistence on access to women’s private spaces, the transitioning of young children who likely are just gay/lesbian/bisexual kids—that it will harm the community as a whole.