Andrew Sullivan: Imposing ‘critical gender theory,’ erasing boys and girls poses risk to gay community

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Biological boys and girls exist, and the demonstrable fact that the Democrat Party and the teachers they back wish to teach children otherwise is a massive problem, according to openly gay conservative commentator Andrew Sullivan,

Writing for Substack late last week, Sullivan noted that many of the critical queer and gender theory (CQT) books being promoted in schools by the left contain the “consistent message … that being a boy or a girl has nothing to do with your body,” “and that you can ‘become’ either, both or ‘something else entirely.'”

“The lesson here is that your body doesn’t matter. … ‘Sex’ therefore becomes a ‘pronoun assigned at birth.’ Yes, you read that right. Biological sex is merely ‘what the doctors or midwives said when you were born.’ It’s a word without meaning,” he writes.

And it is, more importantly, pseudoscience that no reasonable parent would want their children to learn.

“[T]eaching all public school kids under the age of eight that their body has no reference to their sex is a huge development — and news to most American parents. And encouraging toddlers to pick pronouns like ‘ze’ and ‘tree’ is not exactly what parents send their kids to public school for,” Sullivan notes.

Plus, it’s attack on society, including women, children and even the gay comunity.

Recall the 1990s, when a large number of children were incorrectly diagnosed with ADHD or autism. Similarly, Sullivan worries that too many modern children who might otherwise suffer from autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or who might otherwise be gay, are being encouraged to automatically assume they’re transgender.

“I’m worried about kids with autism, kids from very dysfunctional families, kids with every sort of mental health issue that needs to be unpacked before judgment is made. I’m worried that gay kids could absorb the idea that what is different about them is not that they are attracted to their same sex, but that they may, in fact, be the other sex ‘inside,'” he writes.

“Most kids with gender dysphoria turn out to be gay in adulthood, as the discomfort disappears with puberty. (That’s certainly my own experience.) But these young gay kids are being subtly taught, at a deeply impressionable age, that they may be in the wrong body.”

As for those kids who are simply gay boys, much as Sullivan was as a child, this erasure of biological sex is in fact an erasure of them.

“If there is no sex binary, there is no homosexuality. We are not some third sex; we are one of two sexes: men. Our sex is not just in our head; it was not merely assigned at birth. It is in our bodies and minds shaped by testosterone since the womb, bodies that seek sex and intimacy with other male bodies shaped by testosterone in the womb,” he writes.

“That the former gay rights movement would now seek to deny this is just one sign of its collapse into woke degeneracy. That some gay rights leaders are now telling gay men they should force themselves to be attracted to vaginas, or that we have to have a pronoun sticker on our jacket to remind people we’re men, is an outrage.”

Similarly, straight men are being told that they must be attracted to “transgender women.”

Sullivan concludes his piece by warning the transgender lobby that he’s not alone in his complaints.

“I have a feeling that some in the forefront of this revolution know there is a large body of silent opinion among gay men and many lesbians that deeply believes in sex differences, cherishes and celebrates the male and female bodies, and does not see gayness as connected to transgender experience (which is not to say that transgender experience is any less valid),” he writes.

“Gay happiness depends on our owning our own sex, not denying it. And biology is our friend. There’s no reason gay kids should not also understand this. And be spared the mandatory indoctrination into a postmodern homophobic lie.”

He isn’t wrong …


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