|These twitter sites, supposedly from LGBTQ people, have sprung up on Twitter. All sharing lies about the LGBTQ community (especially the transgender community) and other far right narratives.|
The above sites are a part of a huge coalition taking aim at the LGBTQ community. Specifically, there are now Twitter accounts which spread lies and fear about the LGBTQ community for the sake of profit. And some of these accounts are allegedly run by LGBTQ people.
We know about Libs of TikTok and Gays Against Grooming and what they do to profit from scaring gullible people about the LGBTQ community. ,
The three above sites were recently created and mimic the narrative of the original Gays Against Groomers site. They claim that they are run by members of the LGBTQ community who think that we have supposedly gone too far and are now a danger to America, particularly children.
What they are doing is spreading LGBTQ lies for the sake of clout and profit. It's the social media version of Anita Bryant and the vast majority of it is simply vile:
But what makes these folks more dangerous is that they claim to be members of the LGBTQ community. That gives them more credibility than someone like Franklin Graham or Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. Their narrative is "what we are saying is not homophobic because we are members of the community and we see that the religious right is correct about the gay community."
Lastly, there are real world repercussions to what these accounts spew. People
have been targeted and threatened
after being falsely accused of being pedophiles. Several children's hospitals had to contend with bomb threats
because these sites and other right-wing pundits falsely claimed that they were giving transgender kids hysterectomies
. Two weeks ago, a woman was arrested
for threatening to blow up the Boston Children's Hospital.
It's some sad bullshit but also par for the course. Exploiting fear is a vice which no group in the world escapes. Every group has at least a few people in it willing to lie and stab their own in the back, front or wherever if the result is lots of media attention and profit.
Yes, I said profit.
The original Gays Against Groomers
tweet address directs you to a webpage (which I am not sharing) where you can buy overpriced swag, i.e. clothing with the Gays Against Groomers
logo. OR you can give donations
All that matters is keeping the clout and the money coming. And for that, these accounts are willing shock, sicken, anger, or whatever else is needed to pick the pockets.
Update - G.A.G.newyork - @G_A_G_NY sent me the following tweet. It was after he or she tried to convince me that the Twitter account is comprised of gay folks. If you're going to pretend to be gay, at least use current catchphrases. I mean who says "slay" anymore?