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LGBTV – The 'V' is for Victimhood

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There is no other movement in America like the acronym-that-knows-no-bounds movement: LGBTQGNC et al. It’s simultaneously one of the most powerful and most victimized (at least, according to its own PR). 


If you have to pull a Jussie Smollett and fake a hate crime, are you really that victimized?

I hate violence. I love people. I hate deception. I love exposing it. 

Despite constantly comparing themselves to African-Americans and the hard-fought civil rights plight in America, LGBT activists have been trying to sell this lie: Gay is the new black. It’s not. Not even close. The problem when we compare one dissimilar situation with another is that, inevitably, it trivializes the preceding one. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling our temporary border detention facilities “concentration camps” would epitomize this kind of ignorance. Homosexuals in this country (or any other category in the rainbow-colored acronym) never faced what people of my complexion did. They weren’t enslaved. They weren’t lynched. They weren’t ever denied the right to vote. They weren’t segregated into different schools. (Ironically, unlike colored folk back in the day, they can now use any bathroom of their choice.) They never had to sit up in the balcony in movie theaters. They weren’t denied entrance to restaurants or a seat at a lunch counter. They weren’t brutalized by fire hoses or police dogs. (On the contrary, LGBT activists have had the privilege of having fire trucks don their flags and lead their multi-million-dollar parades. In fact, black Americans didn’t have corporate-sponsored parades and events…LGBT activists do.) There’s just no comparison. 


But victimhood is powerful…and profitable. 

Recently, Ellen Page—a Hollywood actress who “came out” as a lesbian in 2014—announced to the world that she is now a man. You know, because identity is reality. Right? If she’s a man, then Rachel Dolezal is black. If identity’s all that matters, then convicted child sex offender Joseph Gobrick is an 8-year-old girl. If gender is as fluid as LGBTQGNC activists and organizations say it is, why isn’t age, “race”, socioeconomic status or any other trait? Because reality matters especially when you make claims about our very nature that are unscientific, untenable, and simply untrue. My heart goes out to hurt unhealed. 

Mainstream media’s zeal for “fact-checking” never seems, though, to venture into false accusations made by leading LGBT organizations and activists. “The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences. In 2020 alone it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, the majority of which were Black and LatinX trans women. To the political leaders who work to criminalize trans health care and deny our right to exist and to all of those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: you have blood on your hands.” These sensationalized words were from Page. The bogus stat and accusation of transphobia are courtesy of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). 


HRC is a $28.6 million-dollar activist group known for being rooted in hyperbole but never fact-checked. It asserts on its website: “Sadly, 2020 has already seen at least 41 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means, the majority of which were Black and Latinx transgender women…HRC has been tracking reports of fatal anti-transgender violence for the past several years.” These “reports” are merely numbers they claim exist from news accounts. There are no citations. None of the data comes from the FBI (they don’t track sexual orientation in their homicide stats). HRC can’t cite one single example of an individual being killed as a result of “anti-trans violence” yet, they call it a “national epidemic.”

Every human life is precious. Homicides are tragic, but it’s repulsive the way HRC and other LGBTV groups exploit people who have been murdered to advance their political agenda. Their footnote-free report, Dismantling a Culture of Violence, absurdly begins: “Since 2013, more than 130 transgender and gender-expansive individuals have been killed in the United States. Even in the face of this physical danger, hatred and discrimination, transgender Americans live courageously and overcome unjust barriers in all corners of our country.”

What “discrimination” caused this? Which “barriers” killed them?


I’m a factivist, so let me lay out the dishonesty of this victimhood campaign. According to the pro-LGBT UCLA Williams Institute, 0.6% of the U.S. population “identifies” as “transgender.” Forty-one “transgender” deaths among last year’s reported 14,014 homicides (since there are no final FBI 2020 stats yet) equates to just under 0.3% of all murders. That’s not an “epidemic”; that’s an underrepresentation. 

But facts don’t engender sympathy.

What happens when the “hatred” comes from within? According to numerous studies, intimate partner violence (IPV) is twice as high in the transgender population. But it’s easier for people to blame others than to shine a light on themselves. LGBT powerhouse groups like HRC and Lambda Legal are also heavily pushing for one of the most prevalent forms of violence on the most vulnerable in the LGBT community: prostitution. Both HRC and Lambda Legal fight to legalize what they call “sex work”—an industry where sexual and physical violence are endemic. 

You can’t decry violence while aggressively supporting it. And nowhere is violence more promoted and celebrated by LGBTV activists and organizations than when it comes to abortion. Every major LGBT group takes pride in the violence of abortion. Lambda Legal declared that “for at least a century, reproductive freedom and LGBT rights have been inextricably linked both legally and politically…a threat to one directly and profoundly impacts the other.” 


HRC stands in solidarity with the nation’s leading abortion chain, too. Planned Parenthood understands their mutual bond tweeting: “Repro Rights are LGBTQ Rights”. Unlike the rhetoric of “anti-trans violence”, abortion violence is documented and undeniable violence in our country, annually taking the lives of over 860,000 of the most marginalized, most discriminated against, most vulnerable human beings in society. 

People identify as all kinds of things today. We don’t need more falsely identifying with victimhood. 

© Ryan Bomberger

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