Tuesday, December 18, 2018

When did they become so concerned for the welfare of gay kids?

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Fundamentalist Catholics refuse to fully accept their gay children because of something no more compelling than superstition. They are advocates of discredited conversion therapy and tell their gay kids that they are going to Hell. Suddenly, these misfits are concerned for the welfare of a gay child. That child is “drag-kid” Desmond is Amazing.
Doug Mainwaring sickens me.
Doug Mainwaring is a gay man who rejoined his lesbian wife as a religious duty “for the benefit of the children.” Those kids are probably so screwed up at this point as to defy an army of psychologists. He is in no position to evaluate anything concerning Desmond.

Mainwaring was the “gay man who opposed gay marriage.” Mainwaring allowed Brian S. Brown to schlepp him from venue to venue like a puppy in order to testify to the evils of marriage equality. Now a clearly unbalanced man with the ego-strengths of a tadpole presumes to lecture us about the very together Desmond is Amazing.

Mainwaring writes: 11-year-old ‘drag kid’ dances in popular NYC gay club as patrons toss money at him. Was Mainwaring there and so what? The only way to determine whether or not this was appropriate would be to have an informative discussion with Desmond and his parents.

The only reason that Mainwaring is interested is to attempt to embarrass the gay community. I am not embarrassed.
Perhaps sensing the horrific optics of the event, LGBT news sites have assiduously avoided reporting that their favorite 11-year-old drag kid “Desmond Is Amazing” danced on stage in a New York gay bar while adult male patrons tossed money his way as if he were a male stripper.
The simple truth is that were it not for right wing outlets I would not know about this. Other than Desmond's Facebook page it is covered by The Daily Wire, The American Conservative and TheBlaze. I was not there. I don't know whether or not the kid was enjoying it all or being exploited. Neither does Doug Mainwaring.

Mainwaring's solution would be to send Desmond to the Courage Ministry to pray-away-the-gay which can permanently damage a child. All this concern is just a smokescreen for depraved bigotry.
The pre-adolescent boy, dressed in drag to imitate singer Gwen Stefani, pranced around the stage at Brooklyn’s 3 Dollar Bill, an LGBT bar described as “queer owned & operated,” and “Brooklyn’s Premiere Queer Bar & Performance Venue.”

While none of the major LGBT news sites have chosen to highlight Desmond Is Amazing’s performance at the club, some liberals and gays have taken to social media to criticize – if not condemn – the event.

“11 year olds are too young to be performing at bars. This should not be legal,” declared “God is not Real” on Twitter, adding, “I'm a liberal democrat.”
Again, no one is in a position to judge unless they have consulted with Desmond and his parents. Mainwaring shows a graphic of a tweet by fellow Catholic conservative Matt Walsh:
Sexual abuse? Where on earth is that coming from? The kid is a successful entertainer doing what he wants to do. If I learned that he was being exploited by his parents I would have a different view but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Walsh wasn't there, he has never met Desmond and he is assuming that there is something salacious in all of this. He is also pushing the theme that gay people are sexually attracted to children. Does Walsh have pedophile fantasies or something? Is he projecting? This is not a sex act. It requires considerable skill and a huge helping of self-confidence.
The disturbing event was first reported by Yosef Ozia of Ozia Media in a YouTube video, which was in turn reported by Milo Yiannopoulos’s Dangerous website.
Neither of those people were there either. Ozia (if you are unfamiliar) is a self-promoting idiot. Milo is Milo.
ABC’s “Good Morning America” (GMA) recently devoted a segment to the boy during which his cross-dressing was celebrated as an example of individuality, and his parents were praised for their support of his drag hobby.

The segment also treated Napoles to a surprise visit by “iconic drag queens” Hedda Lettuce, Shannel, and Alyssa Edwards. The performers lavished praise on the boy’s activities as “courageous,” “inspirational,” and “the future of drag.” They also presented the boy with a number of gifts, including a gift basket of makeup, a unicorn bag with fake nails and other assorted items, and more.
Sounds about right to me. As long as Desmond is being allowed to be Desmond there is nothing wrong with any of this. Apparently Desmond is very good at what he does. Again, if he is being exploited then my opinion changes but there is no evidence of that.

But there is more. Desmond's mother writes:
Desmond is on the autism spectrum. For those that don't know, autism spectrum disorder impacts the nervous system. The range and severity of symptoms can vary widely. Common symptoms include difficulty with communication, difficulty with social interactions, obsessive interests, and repetitive behaviors.
This may all be a form of therapy for Desmond, a way of communicating. I have never met him so I have no idea. By the way the entire post is mom defending her kid. It is a very worthwhile read. Mom is what every mom should be and she is taking no shit from anyone! I am proud of her.

Mr. Mainwaring is angry with Mr. Mainwaring for being gay. He attempts to spread his personality disorder because misery loves company. I am not buying any of it.

Were Desmond my kid, I would be damned proud of him.

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