Friday, January 11, 2019

NYTimes magazine does feature on gay conservatives

Benoit Denizet-Lewis has a New York Magazine “Feature”, “For gay conservatives, the Trump era is the best of times and the worst of times.”  
The article describes the natural idea of being socially liberal and fiscally conservative, even libertarian (as with Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty in the 1990s).

Many gays are wondering why the radical Left is trying to erase their freedom of speech.  You’re not supposed to debate positions that are related to immutable characteristics that define identity and even intersectional groups.

The article notes the somewhat quizzical attitude toward trans and gender fluid people.  You’re not allowed to question this subminority, which is said to be very small.  Conservative gays are mixed on Trump’s attempted ban on trans in the military, believing in the abstract idea for someone through transition but realizing the practical issues in many cases.

And gay men tend to be attracted to men whom they perceive as “masculine”, and find that the idea of fluidity is almost offensive, destroying whatever generates erotic interest.  So you find some gay Youtube channels, like Eduardo Sanchez-Ubanell, who seem to celebrate masculinity for its own sake.  

Milo Yiannopoulos, who has fallen, is the most notorious gay conservative.  He has gone over the top and been reckless (every since Gamergate) but the smears of him seem way out of line with the fact. 

 Someone like Eduardo finds much nicer ways to express manly values.
The Palm Center has released a fact sheet on the case of Trump’s military transgender ban (for dysphoria) on the possible outcomes. 

Picture: Therapy club, NYC this week; also Stonewall National Monument.  On Tuesday nights, Therapy has a drag show with tables rather than dance floor.

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