|Russian leader Vladimir Putin (top) and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins (bottom) are both claim that they are protecting children with their attacks on LGBTQ people.|
This week, a trans woman in California, Christynne Wood, won a settlement from a fitness center which discriminated against her.
Anti-LGBTQ hate group the Family Research Council exploited the incident for its latest attack on transgender Americans. In its whine, FRC offers up the usual nonsense about "men in locker rooms," making sure to demonize transgender women and girls as "naked men" who may be present when wives and daughters enter locker rooms. More of the same lies and appeals to fears.
Then the group said the following in an attempt to tie President Biden into the situation:
And yet, this is the "progress" Joe Biden wants to bring to every locker room in America. And while grown-ups can fight these issues at places like Crunch, what's really terrible is when schools impose this on students -- and no one is allowed to complain! At its best, it's unfair to girls. At its worst, it's dangerous. Two teenagers in Loudoun County will have scars for the rest of the life because a policy like this one gave a boy in a skirt access to rape and assault two girls. But that hasn't stopped the Left from pushing schools to throw children's privacy to the wind and cast their lot with radical transgender policies like this one. If that makes you or your daughter uncomfortable, this president's response is a lot like Christynne's: "too bad."
. . . the policy was passed by the school board on August 11 -- months after May 28, when the assault was reported to have taken place, making it impossible for the suspect to have used the protections “as an advantage to get into the bathrooms.” The myth that trans-inclusive bathrooms allow predators to attack women has been repeatedly debunked; additionally, assaults and harassment are already illegal regardless of whether bathrooms allow trans people. In fact, the suspect was later charged in a second assault in Loudoun County that was reported to have taken place in “an empty classroom.” The suspect has now been arrested and detained in juvenile detention.
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Receiving photos of mutilated bodies with the warning “you’re next” rattled gay rights activist Nikita Tomilov but when he saw surveillance men outside his home, he fled Russia for good. The threats via social media came from Pila - Russian for “saw” - a homophobic group which has said it was behind the fatal stabbing in July of an LGBT+ activist whose name was among a dozen on their widely-circulated assassination “blacklist”.
“I went to the police when I saw two masked men lurking outside my apartment, but they said they couldn’t do anything without proof that these men were there,” Tomilov, 22, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation via Skype from a European country. “What kind of proof could I bring them? And my family members started receiving threats as well. I realised it was too dangerous for me to stay in Russia.”
"We are not forbidding anything and nobody is being grabbed off the street, and there is no punishment for such kinds of relations, . . . You can feel relaxed and calm [in Russia], but leave children alone, please."