Quickies: Gayness blamed on abuse again * Bigot coffee * Trans* people should be grateful to drag performers * Trans* rights in India increased
Good afternoon, everyone! Time for a quick look at what’s going on in the queer world today.
Since Tony Perkins has been busy claiming that the right would never boycott a company over support of gay rights, Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina has been covering his lying over the radio gig. And repeats the “gay people must have been abused” lie. Land apparently thinks all gay people are Doug Phillips. (Hey, three quickies for the price of one!)
JONAH, the “ex-gay” group that is being sued by the SPLC for consumer fraud for claiming they can “cure” homosexuality when there is no evidence that that is possible, is trying to raise money for its legal defense by selling coffee. As my girlfriend just pointed out, it doesn’t even say what kind of coffee it is, so how could you possibly know whether $15 for 12oz is worth it? The consensus at the Negisa Estate is that it might be if it’s Jamaican Blue Mountain, but it’s probably Arabica.
Our Lady J makes what sounds a whole lot like a right-wing argument about why trans* people should not only not be offended by the use of slurs, but should be thankful that drag performers have made them more popular. She also rambles about “political correctness” and “free speech” and other things that have no bearing on how she’s saying that trans* people are not allowed to be offended and harmed by various words.
And finally, good news in India. A landmark court ruling there recognizes trans* people has being as a “third sex,” which opens up a lot of benefits including allowing them equal access to education, healthcare, and employment, as well as prohibiting discrimination against them. This is very good news for trans* Indians.