Leave it to the straight white male Vice co-founder to appoint himself as enlightened representative of mentally ill LGTBs and trans folks. Then, when shit hits the fan and people call foul, use the free speech defense. Yes Gavin, you are free to be a patriarchal dick.
Last time I checked gender identity is not the source of mental illness. Last time I listened to trans folks who’ve transitioned, living in the wrong body is one of the most uncomfortable, for lack of a better word, experiences one can go through.
How is Gavin qualified to dispense his unsolicited psycho-sexual pathologies? Is he a psychiatrist? Is he a psychiatrist who works with trans folks? Has he ever had a conversation with a trans person? No, probably not, and probably not.
‘But my family is being threatened.’ Boo fucking hoo. Your words were dehumanizing. Like your wealthy white straight male ass will get a scratch. You know the NYPD is basically the white bourgeoisie’s bodyguard. You know in all likelihood nothing is going to happen to you or your family. I don’t endorse threatening peoples lives, but did you, Gavin, ever consider how queer lives, trans lives, queer and trans lives of color, are routinely threatened? Routinely dehumanized? Routinely killed? And you don’t expect us to retaliate with the same hostility we’re routinely faced with? Get real. Meanwhile I’ll be drinking your patriarchal tears and fears boyfriend.