Thoughtful observations.

I see parallels in the US evangelical Christian movement to vilify the so-called gay agenda.

As if a bunch of us queer folk sit around plotting the destruction of decency.

Well, sometimes we do sit around plotting, of course.

We plot for our own recognition as full members of the human family.

We plot for the betterment of queer youth, aghast that so many of them are homeless and that rates of suicide attempts are through the roof.

We have an agenda all right - not to be persecuted.

That Times article is absurd on its face.

The idea that trans people ought not be supported, ought not be recognized as deserving respect and dignity just because there are relatively few trans people is ridiculous.

In fact, societies can often be measured by the way they treat their minorities, their vulnerable.

I wonder what the Times thinks it’s doing by dismissing public discourse so casually?

The article reads more like knee-jerk, puerile trans bashing than like respectable journalism or responsible public dialogue.

It sounds like making fun of people because they’re different.

It sounds like dismissing people by ridiculing them.

Shame on the Times for stooping so low.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Jim

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