Not Even A Homosexual Activist Can Satisfy Tranny-Liberal Speech Codes

Dan Savage has a reputation as a committed and vile homosexual advocate. I’ve mentioned him before on the subject of forced abortions. But not even he can escape the long arm of the transgender speech police. According to the Illinois Review, “Univ. of Chicago students offended by gay activist’s “transphobic slur.” It seems even a homosexual activist can be found guilty of transphobia.

 LGBTQ students at the University of Chicago are circulating a petition objecting to slurs gay rights activist Dan Savage used during a exchange at the school’s Institute of Politics event last week. They said they were made to “feel uncomfortable” by a “transphobic slur” used during Savage’s presentation.

The incident occurred when, according to several sources, Savage and [the event hostess Ana Marie] Cox began discussing [Savage’s] personal history as a gay man. According to a first-year student and member of the LGBTQ community who asked to be identified as Hex, Savage used the slur t—– as an example in an anecdote about reclaiming words. Cox then added, “I used to make jokes about t—-ies,” audience members recounted.

“That was one of the most hurtful parts,” Hex said, explaining the perceived insult was that Cox used the slur to refer to the group of people she joked about. “In that context, it was like being applied to all transgender people,” it said. (“It” is Hex’s chosen pronoun.)

“Hex” and other met with the IOP Executive Director Steve Edwards, who reported on the meeting to the Chicago Maroon:

“We listened openly and sympathetically to the concerns about language and about the dehumanizing effects of language and expressed our desire not to be a place where dehumanizing language is used,” Edwards said. “At no time did we characterize the language from the event itself.” They also praised the students for standing up against what they perceived as an issue.

But the meeting did not result as the offended expected, so they set up a petition drive on Change.org, asking the IOP organizers to avoid offensive language and terminology being used in presentations in the future.

I found the top comment pretty insightful:

Illinois is going down an economic rat hole and this is what U of C kiddies are worried about. (I hope I didn’t offend anyone.)

As far as I can tell, promising sexual utopia leads to unending conflicts and outrages. No matter how much every weird perversity is accepted, any possible sign of a lack of acceptance, even from a person who is friendly to the cause, is counted as a grave offense. And every offense must be punished.

These people have invented new ways to sin.