By Jonathon Van Maren
Earlier this month, the world’s most famous trans person headed onto TV to criticize President Donald Trump—because, said the former Bruce Jenner, Trump continues to interfere with a community that apparently just wants to be left alone, but the president is not allowing that:
“I want him to know politically I am disappointed, obviously,” the Olympian-turned-reality-TV-regular said in an interview with Broadly published this week. “I don’t want our community to go backwards.”
“Just leave us alone, that’s all we want,” said Jenner, one of the world’s most famous openly transgender women. “Then maybe later down the line, we can get somebody a little better,” the 68-year-old former “I am Cait” star added. Trump, Jenner said, “has been, for all LGBT issues, the worst president we have ever had.”
I’m fairly certain that saying all the LGBT movement wants is to be left alone may be either the most staggering lie told on television this month, or—considering this is a reality show star we’re talking about—one of the most oblivious comments in recent memory. The LGBT movement wants many, many things—but being “left alone” is not on that list. Their movement is growing, too—transgenderism is no longer just for aging Olympians who have fathered a bunch of kids—now it’s for kids, too. From The Sun:
A record 2,356 children including some as young as four are seeking medical help for gender issues. The number referred by GPs last year has more than tripled from 673 in 2014/15.
They were assigned to The Tavistock Centre in North London, the UK’s only facility for such issues in under-18s. Official NHS figures show most cases involve 15 and 16-year-olds. But 329 patients were under 13. Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner raised awareness after transitioning in 2015.
The courts are stepping in to ensure that the legal system gets behind this ongoing social transformation, as well. From The Hill:
A U.S. district court on Tuesday ruled in favor of transgender teenager Gavin Grimm in his fight against a Virginia school board to use the men’s restroom. The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia blocked the Gloucester School Board’s request to dismiss Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, and told both sides to plan a settlement meeting in the next 30 days.
The federal court also ruled that Title IX and the Constitution protect transgender students from being blocked from using the restroom that matches their gender identity. “I feel an incredible sense of relief,” said Grimm, 19, according to NBC 12. “After fighting this policy since I was 15 years old, I finally have a court decision saying that what the Gloucester County School Board did to me was wrong and it was against the law.”
Grimm, who graduated high school in 2017, was barred from using the men’s restroom in 2014 after the Gloucester County School Board enacted a policy requiring all students to use the bathroom that corresponds with the gender they were assigned at birth.
Notice, again, how the media not-so-subtly reaffirms the transgender narrative by using phrases like “the gender they were assigned at birth,” as if the doctor just randomly picked the gender he thought the kid might like, rather than correctly identifying the presence of a penis or a vagina. This is really simple stuff, but we unfortunately live in very stupid times.
On the other hand, there has been some good news lately as well—a California judge ruled in favor of a Christian baker who declined to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, citing her Christian beliefs. The couple, of course, promptly filed a complaint with California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, claiming that they’d been discriminated against and that their civil rights had been violated. The department sought an order to compel the baker to create the cake, but a judge sided with her, stating in part:
The right to freedom of speech under the First Amendment outweighs the State’s interest in ensuring a freely accessible marketplace. The right of freedom of thought guaranteed by the First Amendment includes the right to speak, and the right to refrain from speaking. Sometimes the most profound protest is silence.
Hopefully this case will allow other Christian bakers to simply be left alone.