LGBT News and Perspectives
This week we cover news subjects ranging from gay diseased liars, gay vampires, trans are actually gay men, and cisgender privilege. All the below episodes will be covered in this week’s episode of The Queer Life on Friday December 11th, 2014 at 6-8pm on KBBF 89.1 FM. Listen to the show live at this time or watch it indefinitely on this page or on the YouTube channel!
The name of the show is LGBT news, perspectives, round table discussion, and interviews; but we’ve really only been focusing on interviews and trans issues. This episode we’re covering news from the LGBT, but as is the case for the media frenzy right now, there is a lot of trans news. Our show is trans-centric for the time being because trans issues is the hot topic right now. While Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer news in general is still happening–and we do try to cover this–we’re going to cover what’s hot in the LGBT world right now, and that’s trans issues. Here are a few recent highlights from around the web that are making Queer headlines:
FDA Panel Endorses Lifetime Ban on Gay Blood Donation, Suggests Gay Men Are Diseased Liars
Ever since the AIDS crisis of the 80s, the FDA issued a ban on gay men giving blood at all blood donation banks. This caught my eye because we live in a day and age where science and reason should trump bigotry and ignorance, and yet we’re still preventing thousands of potential donors from potentially saving lives. Guess we have gay marriage and should just shutup right? Guess we’re all just gay diseased vampires. Am I right? Which leads me to my next article.
Transgender Woman’s Blood Donation Turned Away In Vancouver
As someone who’s donated gallons and gallons of blood in my lifetime, the idea that I’ll never be able to donate blood as a O- blood type is appalling to me. It’s also insulting to a trans woman’s gender identity to be treated clinically as a gay man in the case of giving blood. It literally says, “hey, you can call yourself whatever you want, but when it comes to giving blood, you’re just a gay guy.” We need to have a The Queer Life field trip to a blood bank and get them on the record ourselves.
‘Christmas’ leaflet distributed in Cambridge claims homosexuals are like vampires
Sometimes hatred and ignorance come in many forms, some so offensive that I can’t help but laugh and roll on the ground because the absurdity is just too real. Take a look at this Christmas leaflet distributed with anti-gay propaganda.
“Homosexuals, like vampires in their insatiable lust, prey upon youth, as they conspire to create more of their own kind, meanwhile busy abusing each other’s anuses and worshiping (sic) their own and each others’ penises in a festival of authentic Satanism.
“This corruption of youth cries to heaven for vengeance.
“While the pale, pathetic world of lesbianism de-feminises women and makes demonic mockery of true womanhood, embodied in the Blessed Virgin Mary.
“Gay and Lesbian homo-fascists scheme their eval design of indoctrinating and corrupting young children with the big lie that depravity is “diversity”.
“This too cries out to heaven for vengeance. The increasing army of the deranged’ transgenderists, transvestites, ‘queer-folk’, ‘indeterminates’, ‘polyamorists’ and ‘asexuals’; forming the advanced guard of the Antichrist, like unleashed denizens of hell.”
30+ Examples of Cisgender Privilege
Being transgender in cisgender world is a huge challenge to say at the least. When you’re cis, you don’t realize all the privileges that you have, I didn’t realize that even such a thing existed until I realized that I was being treated differently. Here’s a fine list of privileges as laid out by http://www.Itspronouncedmetrosexual.com