By Jonathon Van Maren
Activist Christopher Rufo’s latest story is a very weird, very disturbing bombshell. Transgender activists groups now receive funding from all sorts of places, and the explosion of their movement has given them enormous cultural clout. Their beliefs, however, are dangerous and delusional. Rufo somehow got his hands on video of a series of presentations hosted by a number of Washington State trans activist groups, including TRACTION, the Lavender Rights Project, Black Trans Task Force, Gender Justice League, and UTOPIA Washington.
In 2021, Rufo reports, “a group of Washington State gender-identity nonprofits—all of which work with children and receive public funding—hosted a presentation series called ‘Decolonizing Gender,’ claiming that ‘the process of creating men and women actually is the process of genocide.’” Rufo provides receipts: the video of this presentation is hard to believe.
A key speaker was “Ganesha Gold Buffalo,” a male prostitute identifying as female who describes what sounds remarkably like demonic possession—voices “screaming from outside my window” that he eventually followed into the woods where “nature spirits” “decolonized” his mind. Buffalo then claims that despite being male, society should affirm him as a woman: “I 100 percent want to still be able to look in the mirror and see every part of myself as a woman … my mustache, all of my facial hair, my untrimmed brows, my fat ass, my belly, my big d**k.”
Another speaker, also a male attempting to pass as female, told the Zoom audience society should endorse a range of gender identities, including but not limited to “cyborg,” “Wakanda,” “goddess,” and unicorn.” These activists, Rufo points out, represent “organizations [that]work extensively with children.” (Anyone who follows the daily stream of video footage documenting what teachers are telling their students on a daily basis from Libs of TikTok will unfortunately not be shocked by this.) One panelist announced that “straight white Americans” should be paying reparations to trans people: “Pay that money to us now.”