At Bilerico, Joe Mirabella joins Dan Savage’s Greek Chorus of Rehabilitative Obfuscation, pimping the item about the trans kid from Mississippi – the item that Savage concluded with his extortion scheme – himself concluding:
As an added bonus, for those of you who are upset with Dan for this:
In ’08 Sloggers helped raised more than $5,000 to pay for the funeral of Duanna Johnson, a transwoman and a victim of police brutality who was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee. According to Johnson’s family, half of the money raised for Johnson’s funeral came from donors in Seattle after a call for donations appeared on Slog. Let’s see what we can raise for a trans kid who’s still alive, shall we? (Oh, and folks who want me to apologize for this: Okay, I will–after we raise at least 2K for Juin and his family. Otherwise, meh, I’ll just keep hating on trans people like the raging anti-trans beegoat that I am.)
So there you have it. If you want to see Dan Savage grovel, click the button below and raise some money for a very worthy cause.
I don’t want to see him grovel.
I want to see him fired.
I don’t want to see people aid and abet Savage’s bullshit scheme to extort money from the poorest-by-virtue-of-discrimination-and-hatred-by-gays-and-lesbians segment of the LGB(T) community in return for an ‘apology’ which, even if the text of it amounts to an ‘apology’ for what Savage actually did that was actually diseased, would be as believable as Joe Solmonese’s 2007 speech to Southern Comfort or that HRC’s hiring of an insta-trans, insta-alleged-activist means that it isn’t the seat of hatred of trans people in America.