If you think that Dan Savage is the worst enemy of the trans community, you’re sadly mistaken.
“If I’m an enemy of trans people,” he said, “then [the trans struggle for rights and recognition is] over; it’s lost.”
Marriage equality is the most winnable part of the civil rights are human rights struggle, and it will lead to the elimination of discrimination.
The next speaker talked about how marriage equality should not be “the” goal of the community (who said it was?)
I’d like The John to volunteer to submit to a lie detector test to answer the following question: Have you really never heard any gay man or lesbian utter the phrase ‘Once we have marriage, nothing else will matter’ or some phrase substantively similar? Because I damn sure have
Dan Savage was glitter-bombed before his appearance at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on Jan 21, the third such action against the high-profile sex columnist and political commentator in recent months.
A group of six activists, who named themselves The Homomilitia for the event, said they confronted Savage as he entered the theatre through a back-alley entrance.
In an interview with Xtra after the confrontation, activist Fister Limp Wrist accused Savage of “ableist, racist, transphobic, fat-phobic, sero-phobic and rape-apologist attitudes and views.” Activists handed audience members bright pink pamphlets outlining their accusations as they entered the theatre.
Fister Limp Wrist?
Thus far I’ve seen opportunistic, gay primacy-centric ‘coverage’ of this on The John’s site, Bil the Shill’s site and – as its origin – Canada’s Xtra…