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Transphobic gays shocked to learn that their conservative allies are anti-gay

Transphobic gays shocked to learn that their conservative allies are anti-gay
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For all their efforts to separate the T from the LGB, conservative gays are starting to realize that the enemy of your enemy is not always your friend.

Cases in point: Gay conservatives Andrew Sullivan and Katie Herzog.

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Sullivan, the former New Republic editor who opposed a trans-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and who has accused “critical gender theory” of being “homophobic,” recently called out one of the conservative voices he has previously promoted.

In response to a tweet from Christopher Rufo, a prominent critic of “critical race theory” and a fellow opponent of transgender equality, Sullivan called his erstwhile ally out for suggesting that the arrest of sex offenders who worked for Disney somehow justifies Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay/Trans” law.

Sullivan replied that, while disgusting, the story had nothing to do with the debate over allowing teachers and schools to talk about LGBTQ people.

But the twitterverse wasn’t about to let Sullivan off that easy. Commenters were quick to remind Sullivan that he was warned about people like Rufo but continued to elevate them anyway.

Others accused him of supporting racism and only putting his foot down when his own identity was on the line.

Somehow, Sullivan didn’t anticipate that the people attacking transgender folks would also come for gay people.

Katie Herzog, who wrote the “gender critical” piece “The Detransitioners,” has denounced the Florida law and has gotten called out for failing to see how years of legislative attacks on transgender youth led to this attack on gay and bi youth.

Herzog denied that the transphobic laws led to the homophobic law and instead said that opposition to transphobic laws was to blame for the Don’t Say Gay law.

 

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