LGBT issues are neither left or right in my opinion. There are problems that exist for LGBT people and then there’s a bunch of people saying “well the best way to fix this is my right-leaning way!” or left leaning if you want. I don’t necessarily agree that either a wholly right-wing or a wholly left-wing method for fixing our problems is ever going to really work. I’d rather look at the problems, compare to the facts we have and then work on what’s going to achieve the best positive results for people.
For example some people think trans people should be institutionalised, so I look at the facts of that. Which essentially means locking up roughly 20,000 people in the UK (trans are 0.03% of the population). That’s 20,000 tax payers wiped off the books and who are having to be supported financially – prison costs roughly £50,000 per year per inmate – imagine what medical institutions would cost for the taxpayer/families of trans people. So for this reason, clearly locking us up isn’t the best idea. I apply the same standard to my arguments and try not to concern myself with whether its left leaning or not. The facts are what matter, not the identity. My point in that post was that Blaire knows this – said it in previous videos – but still acts like it matters. Its a bad idea informed by hypocrisy & bad information; purely to pander to her right wing audience. That’s my problem with that video.
“To start, I would love to publicly be a part of a trans organization and support my fellow transgender individuals, but I don’t. Why? Because basically, in my opinion, the whole movement is nothing but constant victimization. All they do is whine about the pettiest slights against them, often turning into full blown screaming matches because “Ugh! TRANSMISOGYNY/MISANDRY BECAUSE THE STARBUCKS BARISTA DIDN’T USE THE CORRECT NAME ARGHBLARGHBLARGHBLARGH!!!111!!”
I guess I’m lucky to have had a family who rip on me constantly, so I’m used to it. I’m distant from them so I transitioned solo, when they eventually came to visit the literal first thing my dad said to me was “you could’ve picked a better name.” My response was “yeah cause you did such a great job with that one”. Its this kind of thing that the trans community – and well a lot of communities really – are missing. They’re humourless and angry, rather than funny and friendly. The latter gets people on side more and its what I prefer doing personally.
“Another thing that bothers me is who we are propping up as our representatives. I’m sure there are a lot of talented, well-educated and meaning trans people who could be better suited for introducing our community into the mainstream