Tuesday, June 30, 2015

a tale of two blogs

There's an unwritten edict that whenever an popular LGBT blog or website closes, the rest of us unpopular blogs and websites are supposed to either pay them tribute or question whether we should follow them down the rabbit hole.

I will not be following that rule.

Today, Bil Browning, editor in chief of The Bilerico Project, announced he was calling it quits.

This will be my last post on Bilerico Project. The site will be archived at bilericoproject.com so that all 31,000+ posts will still be available for readers. It's been a long strange journey and I've loved every single moment of it, but the time has come to end the project and call it a success. Read more at http://www.bilerico.com/2015/06/turning_the_page_bilerico_project_is_ending.php#ccxHOM2moSs1ZdGo.99
My thoughts, short and sweet: Goodbye and good riddance.

The Bilerico Project has been one of two websites that have help to create and stoke a campaign of anti-gay misinformation, mostly at the expense of LGBT activists and the community.  The other website is Pam's House Blend.

The Bileico Project is the website where then Congressman Barney Frank announced Congress will not be passing an all or nothing Employment Non Discrimination Act. After being severely vilified by trans activists, they made up for it by literally and figuratively throwing a respected New York City gay activist whom they invited to serve as a columnist.   They've attacked gay blogs and gay rights organizations for questioning their veracity as a LGBT group blog.

And even though Pam's House Blend  closed down in July, 2013, to this day, it's still not quite known the extent of damage Pam Spaulding created by way of her careless disregard for responsible journalism. Spaulding is also the person cited for allowing a bunch of mentally ill trannies to embark on a campaign of disinformation, harassment, and stalking of gender critical trans woman activists and more especially lesbian feminists who say transgenderism is rape culture hiding behind the civil rights umbrella.

Although she claimed she was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, she returned to personal blogging. After regaling us with her mental health issues, she began to refocus her blog and write of her love for rock band Journey.

Oddly, today came news that Deen Castronovo, a drummer and singer for Journey was arrested on June 14, 2015 and charged with fourth-degree assault and menacing after police say he physically injured a woman. As a result, he was dropped from several upcoming performances and replaced by someone named Omar Hakim. On June 29, 2015, Castronovo was indicted by a Marion County grand jury. He faces felony charges of assault, sexual abuse, unlawful use of a dangerous weapon, and contempt of court (violation of terms of bail after the June 14 arrest).

There's been no comment from Pam Spaulding.

no john oliver, it is our fucking business

Last week’s gay rights victory was historic, but perhaps not so much for the transgender community. Many transgender activists, such as Becky Juro, have been openly critical of the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality.

For example, this is what Becky wrote on her Facebook, on Friday, June 26, shortly after the decision was released:
The LGBT civil rights movement as we know it just came to a screeching halt now that SCOTUS has legalized marriage in all 50 states. LGBT working families and especially trans people are on our own now. Now that the rich gays have what they want, look for them to start funding Republicans to save even more money on taxes. 
The rest of us are totally fucked now. Now that there will be no money for politicians in supporting LGBT rights and gay marriage will no longer be a hot topic for left-wing media, no one will notice or care what happens to the rest of us. 
The battle is over. Gay Inc. has won and as always, it's the LGBT working class who will find ourselves stuck with paying the price for that win. 
Rah, fucking, rah.
Gotta love Becky; She's always telling it like it is, even on those days when she's trying to have it both ways.   And here's one for the fear mongers and conspiracy theorists: I make an effort to listen to her radio show every week, and if not live, then the morning after.    Becky, along with two other people were instrumental in opening my eyes to the realities of Gay Inc., and how the LGBT community loves eating its own especially when it's learned we're not monolithic and infallible.

So while it's clear in her statement Becky is aligning herself with anti-gay politicians and religious leaders reviling the SCOTUS decision, she's is correct in her fears tougher times lie ahead for the LGBT and especially transgenders.

It's been predicted many marriage equality organizations will soon announce they're closing or shutting down as a result of their work being done.

Enter John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight; this past Sunday, Oliver spoke at length about the discrimination transgender people are [allegedly] across many areas of life.

I suppose if your transgender, or a gay/straight ally of the transgender community, you're doing cartwheels. This segment aired Sunday night, just mere hours after hundreds of thousands took part in gay pride celebrations in New York City [and elsewhere].

And why not? It was a damn good segment...as long as one is willing to suspend disbelief about the material reality of our bodies and lives.

So while there may be some truth "transgender people are facing staggering challenges" it begs to question how much of this segment was based on reality or propaganda.

Just weeks ago, Oliver received a GLAAD award for Best Talk Show Episode, for a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver segment about a Ugandan transgender activist. Oliver and his staff also worked with GLAAD and other organizations to make sure they stayed on script.

Because hell hath no fury like a woman with a penis scorned.

So what was or is wrong with the piece? Lots.

First things first: With John Oliver introducing his segment by talking about the SCOTUS decision, he lumps sexual orientation with gender identity and expression.  They are not the same thing.  

To be fair, he did make that distinction, but, he ended that portion by saying, asking trans people whether they undergo hormone therapy or sexual orientation surgery is "none of your fucking business."
Transgender people have a gender identity that differs from the one they were assigned at birth, and that gender identity is not the same as sexual orientation. Gender identity is who you are, sexual orientation is who you love. Some transgender people do undergo hormone therapy or sexual reassignment surgery as part of their transition; some do not. And interestingly, their decision on this matter is, medically speaking, none of your fucking business. If you’re still wondering, ‘What do I call a transgender person, it’s so confusing,’ actually it’s pretty simple: call them whatever they want to be called.
Sorry, John, yes it is our fucking business.  Demanding accountability and transparency is the primary job of a responsible journalist, no matter what the medium.  I explain.

Years ago, a bunch of cross dressers and transsexuals came from out of nowhere and informed everyone we're supposed to call this thing of ours "LGBT," no questions asked.

For reasons that can't be explained, once again, because this is not the first time, our leaders agreed to this, while the rest of us went went the flow.  Now we have all this nonsense talking place with transgender activists believing their above the law, above the critics, and above and beyond reproach.

They tell us, respect the pronouns, yet they think they're not obligated to do likewise when gay and straight males want to be known as males, straight and lesbian females want to be known as females, and reject substitute wording.

But it's not pronouns, or naive talk show hosts, or problems with the DMV that are problems, it's in having transgenderism being seen as an acceptable alternative to homosexuality. It's having  some of these people are jonesing for the right to serve in the military so they can go abroad and terrorize people of color all over the world..

Or that of late they're trying to justify their cause or existence by hiding behind gender confused children and using them as a conduit to gain access to dangerous drugs, including Lupron.

If only John Oliver had spent more time discussing the real pros and cons of supporting a movement or cause based on makeup and imagination instead of attacking journalists and government employees doing their job.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

coming soon, i am jazz, another reality tv trainwreck

I Am Jazz is a new reality show soon to air on TLC; it stars Jazz Jennings, the poster child for childhood transgenderism and her dysfunctional family, "her" parents Greg and Jeanette, and her siblings Ari, Griffen and Sander.

According to news reports, the eleven episode series will follow the fourteen year old year as "she" prepares to start high school in the fall, grapples with health issues and enters the dating world.

This is going to be another reality TV trainwreck.

Jazz Jennings, by all reports was born a boy. He was never born in a female body. He still has his male genitalia.

Preparing for high school and dating will be the least of Jazz' worries; but of course this will all depend on the reality show itself, how much of it is based on fact, and how many scenes were staged for the sake of entertainment and ratings.

If there's indeed an episode showing Jazz dating a boy, that boy is either gay, or a paid actor.

And there's another problem, another elephant in the room that is either being purposely ignored or unaddressed, and I assume the former and latter are because no one wants to take that risk: For weeks, perhaps months, ngblog has been hearing and reading mostly by way of social media, Jeannette Jennings may be exploiting her son's so called gender dysphoria because she's enmeshed with celebrity culture.

Until now those reports have been merely talk; words being exchanged between social groups trying to win arguments on social media.

But on Tuesday, during his weekly based social commentary program, Mark/Maritza Angelo Cummings and his/her partner Lynna Lopez, revealed a conversation he had in 2013 with Jeanette Jennings and suggested or implied Jeanette Jennings is suffering from Munchausen By Proxy syndrome.

Cummings shared a screengrab he had with Jennings where she all but admitted to brainwashing her son into believing he is a girl trapped in a boy's body.

Ironically it was Mark Cummings who bought Jazz Jennings into the world of transgender politics. In an email conversation I had with him earlier this week, Cummings wrote he first met Jeanette Jennings at a book signing in Florida nine years ago. They met shortly after Mark's appearance on The Maury Povich Show and Jennings contacted him by e-mail.

During that book signing, a reporter from The New Times who was doing a story about Mark, then becoming quite popular on spanish language television talk shows introduced that reporter to Jeannette Jennings and Jazz. The story was so popular, ABC News 20/20 then contacted Mark about doing a show on trans children.

The rest is history: Hosted by Barbara Walters, I'm a Girl' -- Understanding Transgender Children is one of ABC 20/20's most watched programs.

Fast forward to present day, Mark has been having what amounts to transition regrets. Earlier this year he released a video advocating against puberty blockers for children.  His main argument, or parts of it has centered on Jazz Jennings. For it, he's been vilified on social media, ironically, by the every people who once called him a hero: Transgenders. They've been calling him a liar, and sometimes worse, which is quite an indictment coming from a social group whose entire ideology is based on myth and synthetics and perhaps a wild imagination.

Yet that e-mail Mark shared may just well turn out to be a smoking gun; Evidence of a massive fraud perpetrated by a woman exploiting a psychiatric disorder for celebrity.

Even more odd is that TLC is the very same network who abruptly cancelled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after it was revealed June Shannon was dating a sex offender; And TLC is the same network who recently put 19 Kids And Counting on hiatus after it was revealed Josh Duggar, one of the stars of the show molested five girls including some of his sisters when he was fourteen or fifteen years old.

But because this show is being endorsed by Gay Inc and the gay/liberal media, no one seems to give a shit whether this boy, being sold to the public as a girl named Jazz, is a suitable choice for transgender awareness.

Or maybe it's just a bunch of ghouls grooming Jazz Jennings into jumping in front of a truck and becomes a victim martyr.

for a blog no one reads...

It's amazing what powers I have over everyone.

Somehow, I've managed to do in three words, what Dan Savage couldn't do in his notorious  hour plus long dinner table debate with Brian Brown of The National Organization For Marriage: Piss him off.

This is what happened shortly after I sent the above tweet:

Welcome to ngblog, card carrying member of the radical homosexual agenda.  Equality chumps need not apply.

today in i was taken out of context...

Earlier this week, Rick Scarborough, a conservative Christian political advocate, appeared on a national conference call and threatened to set himself on fire if the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage:

“We understand what’s coming. No matter what the cost, we rate the cost. We are not going to bow. We are not going to bend, and if necessary, we will burn.”

So, did he?

Because wouldn't that be something, having a christian actually practicing what they preached?  As a reminder, I sent out this tweet yesterday, just minutes after the historic Supreme Court decision:

Unfortunately, it wasn't to be.

As per another website, Scarborough released a statement to clarify what he meant in his, um, earlier statement:

“I made that comment to paraphrase a spiritual song, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in which the three were given a choice—to bow to the image of Nebucahdnezzar or burn in a furnace. We will burn means that we will accept any sanction from the government for resisting today’s Supreme Court decision. We do not support any violence or physical harm.”

Translation: I'm a coward and hypocrite and no one should take me too literally.

Friday, June 26, 2015

winners and losers

So whom are the winners and losers in today's monumental Supreme Court decision?

Seems to me if you are LGB and living in a state that prohibits same sex marriage, then it's a great day for you, or them. Unfortunately some may have to wait awhile because today's decision only effects the four states covered in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Today's decision is also a great victory for the assimilationist/gay conservative community. Marriage, formerly Marriage Equality, formerly same sex marriage is an agenda or ideology or both assimilationist gays been pushing for many years, most of it at the expense of, well transgenders and liberationists, the latter whom reject the notion of conforming to the heterosexual paradigm, whereas transgenders are solely interested in their one or two special causes and don't give a fuck about anyone or anything...especially marriage.

To be fair, I've not spoken to a liberationist about today's decision.  I'm not sure such a person or activist exists anymore.  None of the people I follow on social media are liberal. If they were, they wouldn't have ever put up with all this crap and nonsense coming from Gay Inc, and the blogs and writers on their payroll. Nonetheless today's decison must be bittersweet.

One thing I am sure of is reaction by the transgender community to today's decision; They been having a collective meltdown on social media.  And some are proving why from henceforth we probably need to refer to ourselves, and them as L-G-B-Drop the T.

It really doesn't make sense to have them lumped in with gays and lesbians. Sexuality and gender are not the same thing and are independent of one another.

Update: They even have Jazz Jennings saying sexuality and gender are not same thing

All the more confusing, many transgender people are born straight and then transition to become gay whereas those who are born gay or lesbian transition to become straight. Do we really want them having equal access?

And don't even get me started on all these people who want to label themselves asexual, pansexual, genderqueer, and genderfluid. They all do us no favors either.

And last but not least, if you're a politician or religious leader and are fundamentally opposed to LGBT social causes, moreso today's decision, then welcome to Loserville, population you.


tricks are for kids, mathew.

Mathew K. Rodriguez is the community editor for TheBody.com as well as an essayist and activist. On his website, mathewkrodriguez.com, he claims to be an award winning journalist and a renowned speaker "who has addressed audiences nationally and internationally at the New York Public Library, Times Square, the Apollo Theatre and the International AIDS Conference."

His bio also states he's a member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Association of Health Care Journalists.


In an article for The Advocate titled, "Op-ed: I Stand With Obama Heckler Jennicet Gutierrez" he compared the heckling incident at the White House to ActUp, an LGBT advocacy group whose only means at the time to bring attention and awareness to people with HIV/AIDS and the AIDS pandemic mostly involved alot of interruption and shouting. He also expresses upset with the gay community specifically the ones who were invited to the event for basically taking President Obama's side, "an important cishet ally in the struggle," and there goes that word again being used as a weapon instead of term of endearment, instead of a trans woman, "whose voice ached for her people."

Yeah, sure.

While it's true ActUp is famous for their hooliganism - They interrupted a church service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, held a major demonstration at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus, disrupted the start of the CBS Evening News With Dan Rather and PBS' MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour, and caused a major disruption at Grand Central - there's one thing they didn't do, and that is desecrate the The White House and interrupt the President Of The United States.

Had they, we would still be an underground movement, sharing the crazy space with pedophiles and trannies too lazy to step it up.

Yeah, hooliganism.  I'm not mincing words unlike some other people.

And even though I was not part of the ActUp movement,  I am of the belief that survinving ActUp members and veterans would reject any comparison to  everything they had to do over a special interest group whose needs and wants have nothing to do with gay rights.

Once again, I will remind myself mostly because no one else has the balls to do it,  This whole thing must suck for people who are LGB and become T and T who become LGB thru their transitioning.  As a blogger and activist, it's been a rather difficult process, becoming first an ally - the only gay man to stand up to Barney Frank on a public forum - then an adversary, and having people Republicans and christians co-opting our concerns and views.  Worse still, having the gay media incapable of knowing the difference.

But let's not kid ourselves: Until this week, no one ever heard of Jennicet GutiƩrrez, or cared for his organizaton until this week. In fact, his own website still identifies him as a man named Jorge.

And therein lies the problem: In order for people to accept transgenderism as a legitimate social class, our suspension of disbelief in their synthetic nature is required as a moral imperative.

Thus the question or questions: Is Jorge being an opportunist? Did he exploit transgenderism and gay rights? 

Because it sure seems like Jorge got caught trying to play tricks on President Obama and his administration.

Silly Mathew! Doesn't he know tricks are for kids?

Here's another argument or talking point that can be debunked: The notion that The White House is "our house." Quoting:
The White House is President Obama's house because we put him there. And with our taxes, we keep the lights on.
For this one, let's cue in Cue in Bill Lumbergh,the banal boss from Office Space and the HipChat commercial: "Yeah, I think we need to do a little catchup here with Matthew, m-kay?

Gotta wonder if Mr. Rodriguez would say the same thing had he invited an obnoxious tranny into his home, and they criticised him for his lifestyle choices.

I'd bet that Mathew would have thrown her out of his Queens apartment and tell Jorge to ride the train; Last stop: Go fuck yourself.

Update: Nice try at playing the race card.

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