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Consequences of Vilification: The Transphobic Mob Attack in Paris

This video has shocked France. Last week, Julia, a transgender woman in her early 30’s was trying to get on the subway when a group of young men blocked her … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · 17 Comments

A Meaningful Discussion on Trans Issues

… should not be led by me! But should definitely be had considering trans people have become the main target of today’s Christian Right. So I’d like to suggest a … Continue reading

November 17, 2018 · 51 Comments

The World in Which a Dead Son Is Better Than a Gay Son

I’d rather have a dead son than a gay son. Let that phrase wash over you. Let it envelop you. Let it sink in. Taste its bitter sting. A dead … Continue reading

October 26, 2018 · 192 Comments

Dame Gillian Lynne 1926-2018. Once upon a time.

  Dame Gillian Lynne, who has died at the age of 92, quite simply changed the way we think of dance. Her husband, actor Peter Land, announced on Twitter the … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · 15 Comments

The Magnificent Hannah Gadsby Monologue

” … because I still have shame. You learn from the part of the story you focus on. I need to tell my story properly. Because the closet, for me, … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · 44 Comments

Is Jordan Peterson the stupid man’s smart person? – via Macleans.ca

Tabatha Southey delves into University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson’s work and finds his secret sauce—and what makes his work unnerving Tabatha Southey “…Western civilization is, after all, a delicate … Continue reading

January 28, 2018 · 44 Comments

(Translation) Tradução: 40 Anos do Movimento Anti-Gay

Versão original in English: aqui. Em 2005 a SPLC publicou um cronograma da história do movimento anti-gay nos Estados Unidos. Usando aquele trabalho como base criei uma versão alternativa, mais detalhada, … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 25 Comments

Sexism, Racism, Classism & Homophobia – Here I come!

Or there I went. Down the rabbit hole, just like Alice. This business of one’s past is dangerous stuff. Here I was, safely behind my exceedingly high French walls, but no, … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 81 Comments

And then there were sirens

Red, white and blue, and sirens. Maybe yellow instead of white. I don’t really remember that part. I do remember it was dark and cold, and someone covered me with … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 58 Comments

A Boy (or more) to be Sacrificed

I watched the men talking on the beach with some degree of suspicion. I simply did not understand what was going on, what they were doing, or why. I’d never … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · 16 Comments

Trans discrimination II via Clare Flourish

Trans discrimination II by Clare Flourish “It is not a free speech issue. You’re a man, really has little value as speech. Why would anyone want to be rude to … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 20 Comments

Standards of Real Manhood™

“Segurem suas cabras que meu bode está solto“ That’s a traditional Lusophone saying that means tie up your does because my buck is free. Get it? Keep your females locked up … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · 58 Comments

Daniel Douglas: Jordan Peterson is The Professor Who Teaches You How to Save Your Father from the Belly of the Beast

Hello, Everyone Here’s a very interesting blog, and an even more interesting (and thoughtful) discussion. Some of you are interested in gender issues, others in classical liberalism, others in civil … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · 34 Comments

Illuminated by Gas

About a year after I came out the dust had settled. All financial support from my family had ceased. Many harsh things were said- mostly by me. And at that … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · 51 Comments

Of what we feel – and don’t feel.

After posting that little excerpt from The End of Eddy I ended up reading the English version yesterday. Excellent, although the translation isn’t quite as stylish as the French original; … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · 21 Comments

Is rape imaginary?

…“The dissociation of labor and disintegration of society, which liberty and free competition occasion, is especially injurious to the poorer class; for besides the labor necessary to support the family, … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 40 Comments

George Michael, pop superstar, dies at 53 | Music | The Guardian

Star who made his name as half of pop group Wham! has died peacefully at home, according to his publicist Source: George Michael, pop superstar, dies at 53 | Music … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · 34 Comments

What Gamergate should have taught us about the ‘alt-right’ + Let’s talk about language.

“It’s understandable that the world didn’t much care about Gamergate. The 2014 hashtag campaign, ostensibly founded to protest about perceived ethical failures in games journalism, clearly thrived on hate – … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 80 Comments

Religious radicalisation before there was ISIS: Reports of the West’s Enlightenment have been greatly exaggerated.

Catholic seminarians in late 1930’s Pamplona taking up arms for what the church itself called a Crusade. The crusade involved overthrowing the democratically elected 2nd Republic. Catholicism became omnipresent in … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 64 Comments

Already Happening: The Normalization of Trumpism – via TDB

“… Only the characteristic bluntness of a child, who proclaimed the emperor’s nudity as he paraded through the streets humiliating himself and his kingdom, threatened to break the spell. But … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 35 Comments

Patriarchy, feminism & other things

What do you think gay boys fear being called the most when we’re young? It’s not a short list, is it? I bet you came up with at least three … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 43 Comments

Bakers, the KKK and the False Dilemma – Meerkat Musings

Interesting discussion via Darth Timon: “Let me start by saying that I have a measure of respect for anyone who puts their name to their posts and bares their soul … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · 16 Comments

How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet | TIME

Fantastic article at Time: “But trolling has become the main tool of the alt-right, an Internet-grown reactionary movement that works for men’s rights and against immigration and may have used … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · 42 Comments

When the livin’ is easy

That’s Mike and the girls looking at Mazamet from a medieval village on the Black Mountain. A tiny, cute village with a pleasant restaurant. The weather’s been amazing. The girls … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 7 Comments

Trump’s VP Pick Mike Pence a Homophobe | Prometheus Unbound

Trump’s likely VP pick is homophobe Mike Pence. Here he is hemming and hawing on whether it should be legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians in Indiana. Lovely man. … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 12 Comments

The Mask You Live In – Coalition of the Brave. The harm patriarchy inflicts on… men.

Video post. Source: The Mask You Live In – Coalition of the Brave

July 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

Officer, I was walking down the street when a gang of Micro-Aggressions attacked me!

Yes, my friends, this is what we’re up against: the infantilization of society. A game of semantics so ridiculous that people making an effort not to be racist are deemed racist. … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · 34 Comments

(Video) Anderson Cooper goes at Florida AG Pam Bondi for her disingenuous LGBT position

June 16, 2016 · 8 Comments

The Morning After.The Instrumentalisation of a Massacre.

I watched that scene unfold on Sky News last night in disbelief. That, my friends, is the lens of homophobia. Mark Longhurst completely dismisses the LGBT identity of the victims of … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · 14 Comments

The alleged shooter of Pulse Orlando is named: Omar Mateen 

Omar Mir Seddique Mateen has been named as the gunman who killed as many as 20 people and wounded 40 others at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, CBS News … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · 49 Comments

Is it really Christians who are under attack? The story of a prolonged aggression.

In 2005 the SPLC published a timeline of the history of the anti-gay movement in America. Using that as a basis I’ve created an alternate, more detailed, international and up … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · 54 Comments

Hate Speech vs. Free Speech

After a discussion this week with an American blogger regarding free speech, I decided to do a little research. Apparently the US is the only developed nation which does not … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · 89 Comments

Transgender bill passes House with unexpected support

BOSTON — Support for the transgender public accommodations bill exceeded expectations on Wednesday as it not only passed the House, but earned a veto-proof majority, something House Speaker Robert DeLeo … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · 6 Comments

From Cardinal Cañizares to Donald Trump to Brexit: The Objective of Othering.

“Social identities are relational; groups typically define themselves in relation to others. This is because identity has little meaning without the “other”. So, by defining itself a group defines others. … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 23 Comments

The imbecility goes on: Pseudo-feminists and a new angle?

First they proposed a solution to a nonexistent problem: let’s stop trans women using women’s bathrooms to stop the attacks that have never happened. Ever. And this week they’re back … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 61 Comments

Roy Moore may be removed from AL Supreme Court!!!

“The Southern Poverty Law Center continues its quest to remove Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore from the bench. Today they moved one step closer. The Alabama Judicial Inquiry … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 3 Comments

Of religion and successful marketing: The doctrine of finding solutions to nonexistent problems

If you follow American politics, by now you’re privy to the case of the many bathroom bills introduced by religious conservatives in various states. The recent, rather unsurprising revelation that all … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · 19 Comments

Sorry Bigots, Your Facebook Memes Are Wrong – The Daily Beast

Sorry Bigots, Your Facebook Memes Are Wrong by Samantha Allen Anti-trans, Target-boycotting memes are all over social media. And they’re all fake. If you see a viral anti-transgender post circulating … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · 16 Comments

One True Ideologies: Sectarianism. I think she just said white supremacist.

The way my encounter with the TERF group began was bad enough- but trust me, it’s been all downhill from there. People who don’t embrace their discriminatory ideology aren’t just alleged supporters … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · 57 Comments

The pseudo-feminists: TERF’s. This is how cults work.

I must admit I hadn’t heard of this movement until very recently- and what an unpleasant surprise it has been. They represent, for all intents and purposes, the opposite of … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 35 Comments

Diary of the Oppressive White Male

I read something appalling yesterday. Of course I understand that when people are young, they see the world in the first person. All that exists, only exists in relation to … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 15 Comments

The Eight Species of Gaymen. A Non-Scientific Study by The Pink Agendist

In my many years out, I’ve been conducting entirely non-scientific (anti-scientific, even) research to identify and inform society of the many species of gaymen they may come into contact with … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · 44 Comments

Anti-lgbt C-Fam’s Tax Return

Amusing reading: C-fam 2013 Tax Return This is how to make homophobia and opposition to women’s rights into a lucrative business: Austin Ruse, who started and heads this anti-gay group, pockets over … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 21 Comments

French Anti-lgbt Icon Writes Book, Sells 38 Whole Copies!!!

Christine Boutin the crazy Catholic, aka Mrs. Homosexuality is an Abomination, aka George Bush plotted 9/11, aka mastectomy in the case of breast cancer is sex reassignment surgery (yes, she … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · 27 Comments

How many days can there be?

“… you ever just get tired of being alive? I’m not suicidal, but jesus christ, how many days can there be?” Tom Segura Tom, my friend, bad question. I was … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 20 Comments

Late night internet dangers

I know it’s generally a total no no. But once in a while I do it anyway. The how does the ex look now check. This one looks pretty good. He’s … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 16 Comments

A Tildeb Moment: The dangers of interpretation bias

As I said a few days ago, this blogging thing is fascinating. Yesterday Tildeb was pointing out in one of his comments the dangers of interpretation bias. That is, when an … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · 32 Comments

New York Times Sparks Breitbart Article Scapegoating against LGBT Human Rights Advocacy | Melanie Nathan

NEW YORK TIMES SPARKS BREITBART ARTICLE SCAPEGOATING AGAINST LGBT HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY By Melanie Nathan, December 22, 2015. Who has hurt African LGBT people more?  Is that the question?  Ask yourself … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · 6 Comments

bad research and the dangers of groupthink | violetwisp

“Recently there was much outrage over the alleged anti-homosexuality law in Uganda, but if you read the actual law it was speaking of forced sexual contact with minors with the intent … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

UK growth revised downwards. Spanish stocks fall. Oil & gold at record lows.

And there are more floods in Britain. That’s what I get for reading the news every morning. Oh, and a British muslim family was not allowed to board an aeroplane … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · 22 Comments

AMAZING message for everyone #noelsansprejuges

This just came up on television. I’m thoroughly impressed. I could hardly believe it. Vive la France! Even if you don’t understand French, watch it anyway. The message is clear.

December 22, 2015 · 37 Comments

So your qualification to speak on this topic is… sexism?

Goodness gracious; the garbage that’s out there is truly, truly appalling. Just when you think you’ve already seen the worst of it, you hear of something called a Milo Yiannopoulos. A promoter … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · 31 Comments

Déjà Vu, Global Radicalism Edition | Right Wing Watch

Sometimes, covering the Religious Right every day, we feel like we’re hearing the exact same talking points repeated over and over again. And then, sometimes, we actually are hearing the … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 14 Comments

Austin Ruse’s C-Fam Conjobbery

First, I recommend anyone who has a sense of humour visit the (anti-gay and anti-women’s rights) C-Fam site and read through Austin Ruse’s bio. It’s just hilarious. One gets the impression … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 24 Comments

The face that launched 1000 women running across the street

… in fear of being raped. In case you’ve never heard of him, he’s part of the anti-gay & anti-women’s rights Faust/Lopez/Edelman circle. He also happens to be the man … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 14 Comments

Trying to save her homophobic sinking ship: Katy Faust is at it again

We had a short break from her chronic homophobia, but she’s at it again. After her Australian fiasco, her blog went private, then she simply decided to remove the comments section. … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 21 Comments

Please do detest me; and don’t hesitate to offend me.

  Just because I think I wouldn’t be half the person I am had I not been as truculent as I was born to be. The other day someone from … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 19 Comments

Twitter: What in the world?

I looked at twitter today. I’d never really used it until a few weeks ago. I find it semi-amusing. Five of my new followers, I’m guessing from their picture choice, are … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 21 Comments

Existentialist Nights. Do you ever ask yourself why?

Some nights I wonder. Everything has always had to be so bombastic. I don’t think I’ll ever be cured of that. It’s become a part of me- that rush. A … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · 28 Comments

Family Values Activist Josh Duggar Had a Paid Ashley Madison Account

“In 2013, conservative reality TV star Josh Duggar—of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting fame—was named the executive director of the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying group in D.C. which … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · 16 Comments

UK: 1 in 2 young people say they are not 100% heterosexual

“Asked to plot themselves on a ‘sexuality scale’, 23% of British people choose something other than 100% heterosexual – and the figure rises to 49% among 18-24 year olds” Fascinating stuff. … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 47 Comments

The Sydney Morning Herald sums up Q&A (and Faust’s performance)

Worth reading the whole article, but here’s the best part. Warning: Don’t try drinking anything while reading this, you will spit it out: “Faust comes blessed with an interesting surname … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 9 Comments

Katy Faust & the Scott Lively Playbook

If you listened to Faust carefully there were some words that stood out. They were telling because they sounded like they were pulled verbatim from this document. That’s a strategy guide by Scott … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 9 Comments

Thank You, Australia!

I’ve never gotten two of those in a row- and separated by just one comment! The map thingy tells me that in the past 24 hours I’ve had 5 times … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 67 Comments

Grace Church Seattle: Ryan Faust’s Defence of Katy Faust

When I exposed Katy Faust/Askthebigot’s identity , her husband, the pastor Ryan Faust responded. I noticed he recently deleted it from his page, but I think it’s important his attack … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · 18 Comments

Robert Oscar Lopez, the man who presides Katy Faust’s ICRI

  Robert Oscar Lopez is one of them, and the newest name that should go on that list is Katy Faust. For the full HRC report click here.  

August 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

Katy Faust, supporter of Exodus International purveyor of Gay Conversion Therapy

  The organization Faust is recommending is this one: They not only promoted (debunked) reparative therapy (praying the gay away), but were at the now infamous conference in Uganda which … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 24 Comments

The ICRI Sham. More deception from Lopez, Faust, Klein/Edelman et al.

Self-publishing, circular-referencing, creating associations with misleading names with themselves in multiple capacities- it seems no step is a step too far for these people to try to lend credibility to … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 23 Comments

Katy Faust’s Cult: The Membership Covenant at Grace Church Seattle

  It’s not just that it’s an anti-gay church, it’s that dissent is simply not permitted. The document in its entirety is available here.  Note how they put homosexuality in … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · 60 Comments

My Sincere Apologies to the People of Australia for Inflicting Katy Faust Upon You

  It’s not every day that one gets blamed on national television for subjecting an entire country to veiled bigotry. Apparently the reason Mrs. Faust got on an aeroplane and flew to … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · 136 Comments

Ideological Poison Part I: Grace Church Seattle & Askthebigot

As promised I’ve been preparing various posts on the internet branch of the anti-gay Grace Church Seattle.  If you’re late to the party and want some background, you can find it … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 102 Comments

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Announcing a series on religious hate groups & their methods.

There’s no other way to begin this than with an apology to fellow bloggers VW, CF and RSM. They were right, I was wrong. Here is my public mea-culpa. In the … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 34 Comments

Religious Methods: thimblerig , sophistry, legerdemain, chicanery

  If we look at the current crop of religious anti-human rights websites we find a very amusing recurring argument that goes something like this; They start with the false … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 16 Comments

(The superb) John Oliver on Transgender Rights

June 29, 2015 · 13 Comments

Hiding behind the children: the current tactics of the anti-gay brigade

Some of them are appalling individuals. Creators and fomenters of social apartheid. Others are ordinary people, caught up in the storm, parroting the discredited propaganda of old. Propaganda that’s been … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 23 Comments

Hilarious

June 15, 2015 · 21 Comments

Arguing religion at face value and why it’s a waste of time

“It is the law of the brothel. This type of marriage will never be anything but an immoral and scandalous concubinage. A form of incest.”— Spokesman for Catholic Bishops (El Pais archive) … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 44 Comments

A victory for secularism and a lesson to the world

“That generosity the Yes Equality campaign was depending on came through. The decency of the Irish people was not limited to the liberal leafy suburbs of Dublin, nor the solidarity … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · 31 Comments

Irish referendum results to be announced at 4pm

Meanwhile, here’s an outstanding article by David Robert Grimes for The Guardian: “This perhaps isn’t surprising – religious conservatives have a long and ignoble history of distorting research to fit … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · 5 Comments

Back to the nitty gritty: politics and religion

I’ve decided it would be ridiculous, impossible even, for me to maintain a blog that just talks about the more pretty and pleasant aspects of life. So there. I was reading … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · 25 Comments

Roof-work, kitchens and sculleries

Now there’s a good picture for proportion! Doesn’t he look tiny? He’s replaced eight broken roof tiles and repaired cracks on the chimneys. Fortunately the roof is in quite good condition. … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 11 Comments

Serious Cultural Differences (regarding women)

This has been a very interesting surprise. I don’t think I’ve ever lived in a culture where sexism was so frowned upon. That’s not to say it doesn’t happen, but … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 7 Comments
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