I’ll be entirely honest. I’m as stupefied by this as you are. This is some strange in-fighting within the LGBT community.
Let me give you some context. Free Pride Glasgow, a self-described “non-commercial” and more “open-minded” alternative to “traditional” Glasgow LGBT events, has decided to ban drag queens and shows from their event.
The Daily Wire reports: “After extensive consideration, the Free Pride Glasgow committee members decided that having men dressed as women giving stellar performances during the event would be offensive to transgender individuals, and that non-binary people within their ranks would be ‘uncomfortable' with having drag performances.’”
Let me tell you, transgender people aren’t the only ones who are uncomfortable with drag performances. No doubt, children who are forced to be there by their insane parents are also likely uncomfortable with the whole event, not just the drag queen parts of it.
In a statement, Free Pride Glasgow said: “It was felt that it [drag performance] would make some of those who were transgender or questioning their gender uncomfortable. It was felt by the group within the Trans/Non Binary Caucus (can’t believe they have a caucus) that some drag performance, particularly cis drag, hinges on the social view of gender and making it into a joke, however transgender individuals do not feel as though their gender identity is a joke.”
I’m sorry, you can’t tell from reading this, but I’m having trouble writing this. Not because of the issue itself, but because I can’t quite control my laughter here. There are no words to describe how ridiculous this sounds on all fronts.
Wouldn’t that statement about supposedly making a mockery of gender be offensive to drag queens? I don’t want to defend drag queens, but you would think, in their own crazy mentality, that they are serious about dressing up in drag and not trying to mock gender. So wouldn’t a statement like that offend drag queens?
Of course it does. And of course it did.
The Daily Wire reports: “The decision was, notably, unpopular with famous drag queens, many of whom took to social media to suggest Free Pride Glasgow was drawing unnecessary and offensive distinctions of its own.”
They even quote a tweet by a woman/man/whatever named Michelle Visage, who wrote: “WHO. THE HELL. BANS DRAG QUEENS FROM GAY PRIDE? THE VERY BACKBONE OF THE PRIDE CELEBRATION? Hello, ever hear of THE STONEWALL RIOTS?!!!”
The Stonewall Riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
Now, I don’t know why she references the Stonewall Riots here, but her/his/I don’t know frustration is evident. No doubt, many other drag queens feel much the same way.
This sort of in-fighting is… interesting, as I wouldn’t picture such in-fighting within the LGBT community. But in-fighting has been known to happen within the Left.
Throughout the “#MeToo” movement, many Leftists have had to abandon long-time Democrat donors and supporters just to advance their agenda and to eventually target Trump. They’ve had to turn on Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby and others whom they would otherwise defend or even ignore their actions.
And in-fighting comes naturally when discussing the gay community and Muslim community, as the two are natural enemies (though mostly because of the Muslim community, not the gay community).
Saying gay people are treated horrendously by Muslims is an understatement. Even the suspicion of homosexuality is enough to get someone into a deal of trouble.
Now, the in-fighting doesn’t come from either community, but rather from the Left as a whole. While it’s not as public an in-fight as this drag queen situation, the sort of in-fighting that happens is that the Left will be forced to choose one or the other – interestingly enough, seemingly always choosing the Muslim community.
The Left will support the gay community until Islam is somehow involved. Remember the Orlando night club shooting? The Left was more preoccupied with protecting Muslims than gay people. They tried to label the shooting as just another shooting and not a terrorist attack, despite the fact that the perpetrator was a Muslim who pledged allegiance to ISIS.
Have you ever wondered why the Left never really addresses gay people’s situation in the Middle East? Why the issue of “gay rights” is strictly focused on the United States? Why they never really focus on the lack of these “rights” gay people should have in the Middle East? Particularly in Muslim nations?
Therein lies the problem of pandering to particular groups of people, which is precisely what Free Pride Glasgow is doing here. While trying to “protect” one group of people (transgenders), they utterly ignore and even punish (to an extent) another group of people.
In their mission to protect the feelings of transgenders, they offend drag queens. And in a liberal world, to offend someone else (unless that person is a Christian, conservative, Republican or Trump supporter), is a crime… at least it is in England.
That’s the problem with choosing people over principles. The Left will be supportive of gay people until the conversation shifts to talking about their situation in the Middle East, which is a conversation no Leftist wants to have. They’d rather ignore the plights of one of their target demographics if it means the other one doesn’t get mad at them in some way and capacity.
The Left will “support” women’s rights while simultaneously destroying the very definition of a woman and allowing men to claim to be women and participate in women’s sports. And, of course, those men largely dominate women in physical competitions because men tend to be physically stronger and superior.
They will “support” women’s rights to be safe from predatory men while denying them the right to protect themselves with a gun.
The Left never supports what is right, just what is “trendy” and “popular” and “mainstream”. They claim being open about your sexuality is “cool” while being a follower and believer of Christ is “dumb”, “ridiculous”, or even “evil”.
In the case of the Free Pride Glasgow, there really is nothing right about it. But to flat out ban a particular group of people, particularly a group of people who have been a major part of these events, seems altogether stupid and unnecessary. If they want to be there, why shouldn’t they be allowed to be there? If they want to participate, why shouldn’t they be allowed to participate?
It’s their choice to live a life of sin and unrepentance. I would suggest against doing that, but it’s ultimately their decision. Why would they be denied by the very people they would think are their allies? That just doesn’t make much sense, particularly with the given reasons for it.
Like I said, there is nothing right about a parade that celebrates homosexuality and I would hope these people eventually accept Christ (though most of them likely won’t). But this whole ordeal seems… strange, if nothing else. I don’t know how else to describe it… other than perhaps “funny”.
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