Homophobic Wokesters

Homophobic Wokesters. By Brendan O’Neill.

Anyone who has even a fleeting familiarity with cancel culture in the UK will know that the LGB Alliance is one of the most loathed organisations among intolerant identitarians. Because it questions the ideology of transgenderism, and believes that the erasure of the reality of biological sex poses a threat to the culture and rights of those who are same-sex attracted, the LGB Alliance is viewed as a vile heretical organisation. It is constantly being subjected to McCarthyite crusades by hysterical woke censors who brand it a ‘hate group’, ‘transphobic’, ‘dangerous’ and all the rest.

So turning up to a gathering of queer and trans activists in an LGB Alliance hat and t-shirt is a pretty brave thing to do. It’s like showing up to the Westboro Baptist Church draped in a rainbow flag. What happened to the [gay] man who did it — one Alexander Bramham — was not surprising. The protesters rounded on him, screaming ‘TRANS LIVES MATTER’. The subtext to this menacing chant — that lesbian, gay and bisexual lives don’t matter, or at least don’t matter as much — was pretty clear to anyone who hasn’t had their moral worldview warped by wokeness. The mob’s aim was clear: to get this uppity gay man off the streets. They exploded into whoops and cheers when they succeeded and the cops led Bramham away. …

Pink News loved the fact that this gay man was ‘promptly told where to go’. A gay magazine celebrating a mob hounding a gay man off the streets is a new one on me. Mob fury seems to be all the rage among preening woke tweeters. …

Woke homophobia:

We are witnessing the rise of woke homophobia. In the past it tended to be hard-right loons or extremist Bible-bashers who’d go blue in the face at the sight of same-sex-attracted people standing up for their liberties. Now it’s the supposedly hip purveyors of wokeness who rage against homosexuals who think that homosexuals are a real thing and deserve real rights. …

It’s now woke activists who try to defund gay-rights groups — witness their ferocious efforts to have the LGB Alliance expelled from fundraising websites and to deprive it of charity status. …

Partly, this all speaks to how the transgender ideology, the bizarre belief that sex is a social construct that people can chop and change as they please, has become an unquestionable orthodoxy in woke circles. It is their gospel truth. Entry into their society is entirely dependent on genuflecting to the hocus-pocus idea that someone with a penis can literally be a woman. And likewise, expulsion from their society is the inevitable outcome for anybody who blasphemes against their cult of genderfluidity. Feminists, gay-rights activists, everyday social-media users — all will be subjected to bile and writs of expulsion if they dare to utter a word of dissent.

Woke also rehabilitates misogyny:

But these recent events also reveal that identity politics is rehabilitating some dark old prejudices. Not content with having breathed life back into misogyny — just look at how women who question the trans ideology are denounced as disgusting old hags and threatened with rape, death or at the very least censorship – now the ‘trans allies’ of the woke mob are rehabilitating homophobia.

The usual leftist virtue-signalling contest spiraling into madness. It will burn itself out eventually, after who-knows how much damage.