Could this be the end of the rainbow? The LGBTQIA+ community may be headed for a divorce.
Many lesbians, gays and bisexuals, frustrated with the tone and tenor of the community say the time has come for the group to split, with the LGBs remaining intact and the ever-growing TQIA+ community going their separate ways.
Angry LGBs cite “screaming, loud-mouthed, violent” trans activists as one of the main reasons they want to split.
In recent months, we have seen trans activists attack college swimming champion, Riley Gaines because she doesn’t want transgender men competing in women sports.
Conservative protesters have also been ambushed by angry trans activists.
Gay men leaving the community
In my YouTube video, thousands of members of the community weighed in, in the comments section, sharing personal horror stories of their interactions with TQIA+ activists.
Many gays and lesbians say they have been targeted and bullied by trans activists because they don’t want to date trans men and women respectively. As a result, many of them have been called, “transphobic.”
In a video that has since garnered more than 1 million views, YouTuber and political commentator, Amir Odom, who is a gay, black man, said he no longer considers himself to be a part of the community.
“If someone asked me in passing, Amir do you support the gay community, I would said no,” said Odom, who noted that the movement has “gotten out of hand.”
He’s not the only one.
“I’m a gay man and I don’t want to be a part of the LGBT community anymore because of the way things have become. I don’t even hate trans people at all. I just think we need to be realistic and accepting of who we are, what we are, and how people perceive us. Live your life, but you can’t force anyone to think or believe anything. It’s a losing battle,” said Michael Kudlacek.
Another commenter with the handle, Marty McFartface, said the LGBT movement has been “hijacked” by people who want to “force their delusions” on people.
“Look at the comments section on any LGBT-related YouTube and you will see comments from gay people saying that the trans community has gone too far,” he said.
The gay rights movement, which was instrumental in securing gay rights, including marriage equality, has been undergoing rapid changes over the past 10 years and not all of it has been positive.
LGBTQIA+ activists bully and cancel dissenters
The community, which often preaches love, acceptance and tolerance, has a tendency to turn on anyone with a dissenting voice, including community members.
Detransitioners who express public regret about gender reassignment surgery and use their platform to warn others, are often viewed as traitors and transphobic.
Whenever a dissenter highlights a concerns about the surgery or voices opposition, particularly when it involves children, they are immediately cancelled, bullied, harassed and even physically assaulted.
“As a lesbian, it’s time to drop the extra letters. Who wants to give rights to screaming, loud mouth, violent, close-minded radical beings,” said Aida G.
Gays call woke activists, “troublesome”
Another video commenter, identified as Wolfen443 had similar sentiments.
“The trans movement is like the extreme activist anarchists of the political realms. They want chaos regardless of which political affiliation they come from,” they said. “When you allow a troublesome group to flourish, problems take hold.”
Despite being a part of the community, lesbians, gays and bisexuals say they have found themselves defending themselves against online and in-person bullying from trans activists.
“All of these new identity labels can be very damaging. Boxing ourselves into these small groups, in my honest opinion, doesn’t allow for real growth, progress or real freedom,” said Green Jeans.
“Open discord is how we grow and figure things out. The name calling and silencing of any and all dissenting opinions will stunt growth, unity and peace.”
It’s important to note that there were many trans people in the comments section of my video, who, too disagreed with the way activists are pushing for rights. Some said they were embarrassed by the community’s actions and just wanted to live in peace.
It’s unclear what will happen moving forward, but for now, the growing sentiment is that the time has come for the group to go its separate ways.
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