Transgender Rights and Real Atrocity in Prisons

Two homosexual celebrities are lobbying the DOJ to “do more” for transgender rights.

Elton John and Michael Stipe (the singer and songwriter for R.E.M. before it broke up) are lobbying the Department of Justice to “do more to end the culture of violence and discrimination surrounding gender identity and expression,” according to

They also wrote, “We urge the state of Georgia to embrace desperately needed changes to their correctional system.”

The problem here is that Georgia (along with every other state) does need to embrace change because it is desperately needed. But it is disgusting that the problem is only mentioned tangentially as a way of elaborating so-called “transgender rights.” The issue is raised over the plight of Ashley Diamond—which, we can be reasonably sure, was not the prisoner’s birth name and probably not his legal name yet. Diamond is a man. The article claims he is a “transgender woman.” That’s a new media word for “man.”

Elton John and Michael Stipe are both notorious perverts (according to Wikipedia, Stipe prefers the term “queer” because it is “more inclusive of the grey areas”). Naturally, they are fully committed to the entire transgender illusion. I say “naturally,” because they are cool, hip celebrities. There is actually no real reason why a person who is erotically enticed by one’s own sex should embrace the fantasy that male people can be “really” female or vice versa.

But they are doing a real disservice to a real problem by making it a transgender rights issue.

Safety is also an issue for women like Diamond, who says she [sic] has been raped at least seven times during the three years she’s [sic] been behind bars for non-violent offenses. “Transgender women in male prisons have an equal right to protection from violence and abuse in prison, yet they continue to face horrific injustices,” the statement continues, according to Rolling Stone. It also references Zahara Green, another inmate at a Georgia men’s prison who says she [sic] was raped, then moved into the same cell as the man who raped her [sic]. “The experiences of Ashley Diamond and Zahara Green cast a harsh light on the brutality, torture, and horrible conditions inside Georgia prisons today,” Stipe and John say.

Yes, that is horrific. Prisons in the country are horrific because they are rape cages and no one cares enough to stop it! Anyone who is lacking in power or strength is fair game. It would be no surprise that delusional prisoners who think they are women would face extra torture, but they are by no means the only ones.

[See also, “Judge: California Taxpayers Must Mutilate Man’s Genitals.”]

If it is true that Diamond is serving time for a non-violent offense, this makes his predicament all the more disgusting. It would be unjust no matter what his offense. But sentencing a man to seven rapes along with incarceration for a non-violent crime is a disgusting violation of proportionality.

I guess I should be grateful to John and Stipe for bringing this to my attention. But would they care about this man (yes, man!) if he wasn’t the cause of the day?