Michfest (Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival) is only “the very tip of the iceberg” says a man who believes that lesbians are “bigots” against heterosexual males, because we won’t sleep with them, invite them to our lesbian potlucks, or allow them to participate in our lesbian feminist political activism as “one of us”.
But mainly, because we won’t sleep with them.
Lesbians are “hostile” to the men who desire sexual access to our bodies, and “dismissive” of male sexual desires, and this man is calling on national LGBT organizations to “take action” against this “problem”.
Before the mind’s eye of the reader (especially those unfamiliar with the current status of lesbians in the LGBT political sphere) travels too far, perhaps imagining a trench-coated sex-offender distributing cum-splattered self-produced pamphlets in bus terminals, or a member of a roving band of Ugandan corrective-rape practitioners, it should be stated that this man is not without influence, in the political left, no less. His call for action was published by the Huffington Post.
His name is Dana [formerly Wayne] Beyer, a wealthy “retired” eye surgeon who lives in Chevy Chase, MD, one of the most expensive zip codes in the entire US, who just completed a failed Senate bid to eject Richard Madaleno, the first incumbent gay senator elected in the state. Beyer’s retirement present to himself was a divorce and re-invention of himself in a transgender “male lesbian” persona. During the run-up to the senate primary he called himself “more gay” than his opponent, since his transgender identity transformed his heterosexuality (at least in his own mind) into lesbianism. Beyer has undertaken multiple failed (presumably self-funded) bids for public office. In the interim he serves as the self-appointed head of an organization of his own creation, called Gender Rights Maryland, whose sole purpose appears to be promoting the “rights” of heterosexual men to be “recognized” as lesbians. Unfortunately for such men, actual lesbians (the female homosexual kind) have no interest in engaging with males, even males who really, really, want them to. This has resulted in some teeth gnashing for wealthy white heterosexual men like Beyer who have lived lives of ultimate privilege and are used to getting what they want.
But his call for “action” from national LGBT organizations against the lesbians who reject him is not as insane as it sounds, because such wealthy white middle-aged heterosexual men as him have taken over the boards of nearly every major formerly LGBT lobbying group as gay funding dwindles in the post DADT (Don’t Ask Don’t Tell) and DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) era.
As of May, the board of GLAAD (Formerly Gays and Lesbians Allied Against Defamation, the group severed itself officially from its “Gay” and “Lesbian” roots earlier this year, keeping the acronym only for its name recognition) was controlled by middle-aged, white, heterosexual “male lesbians”. Transgenderists were represented at a rate 11 times greater than their demographic in “the LGBT”. All are white. All are male. All are heterosexual. All are middle-aged white males who recently wanted to be lesbians. All had been (or still were) married to women as heterosexual males.
The HRC (Human Rights Campaign), once the premiere national gay rights lobbying group, funded by wealthy gays and politically well-connected, is now run by heterosexual “male lesbian” Meghan Stabler, who reverted his legal gender marker back to male after multiple facial feminization, breast implant, and genital surgeries in order to obtain a legal marriage to his current wife in a state (TX) that still outlaws marriage between actual female lesbians. He did this in 2011, during his tenure at HRC. His co-head is HRC Senior Content Manager Beth Sherouse, a democratic career-activist and politicker who “identifies as bisexual” but is partnered with a male in the orientation formerly known as a heterosexual.
The NGLTF (National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) rejected all but one lesbian presentation at their annual “Creating Change” conference, and withheld approval for a lesbian caucus, citing administrative difficulties and space limitations. Their keynote speaker this year was “ex-gay” male drag queen Laverne Cox, who took the opportunity to proclaim that describing male transgenderists as male “is an act of violence”.
The NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights) now donates nearly all their (plummeting) resources to non-lesbian (predominantly heterosexual and male) activism, much of it anti-gay. Their legal director is “ex-lesbian” attorney Shannon Minter, who injects testosterone and now “identifies as” a heterosexual male.
So, lest you think Mr. Beyer’s Huffington Post clarion call for intervention against lesbians (for the “bigotry” of cock-blocking heterosexual male desires for access to lesbian bodies and culture) is completely unrealistic: all of the formerly gay orgs cited above now exist solely to serve the needs of moneyed white heterosexual middle-aged transgendering “male lesbians”.
The new “male lesbian” power base flexed its muscles last week in a historically unprecedented anti-lesbian, anti-woman, anti-feminist action by the above noted formerly LGBT orgs. Nearly all of them issued statements against the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, a lesbian organized woman-only private event that excludes all males. For forty years the festival has been organized by women to allow the experience of living for a week solely among others who were born female and socialized accordingly from birth, a profound shared experience among women of all cultures, races, classes, ages, and eras. GLAAD, HRC, NCLR, NGLTF, among others all proclaimed that lesbianism is discriminatory against heterosexual men, and that private women-only gatherings are a form of hate crime against men who believe they are “female-brained”, including those who adopt female sex-stereotyped behaviors or dress, or who take medical or surgical means to appear female, and also those men who simply have the “feeling” that they “feel like” females.
Beyer titled his anti-lesbian corrective rape article “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and correlates his experience as a male who would like to be a lesbian to that of interracial couples fighting for the right of interracial marriage. One of the many problems with this racist, colonizing analogy is that BOTH MEMBERS OF THE INTERACIAL RELATIONSHIP who fought against racist marriage prohibitions WANTED TO BE IN THAT RELATIONSHIP. Hello? Also, interracial marriage civil rights activists WERE NOT THEN CLAIMING SAID MARRIAGE ACTUALLY MADE THEM THE OTHER RACE. The only people who ever claimed the “human right” of relations to those who DID NOT WANT THOSE RELATIONS are SLAVERS, PIMPS, and RAPISTS.
Dana Beyer can have his hetero “male lesbian” bros (and those they fund) shout at lesbians until the cows come home. They can bankroll every dying obsolete gay organization that ever existed. They can lobby. They can threaten. They can wish. They can dream. They can fantasize. They can coerce. They can pay. They can terrorize. They can vandalize. They can infiltrate. They can “pass”. They can pressure. They can manipulate. They can blame. They can (try to) shame. They can guilt trip. They can lobby. They can censor. They can strong arm. They can gaslight. They can rape. They can strangle. They can kill. They can threaten our families. They can threaten our children. They can no-platform us. They can track us. They can stalk us. They can harass our employers. They can damage our income. They can spam us. They can DOS us. They can yell. They can assault. They can threaten suicide. They can lie. They can do whatever the fuck they want, but guys, NO WOMAN EVER actually belives you are female. And NO LESBIAN EVER ACTUALLY BELIEVES THAT MALES ARE LESBIANS.
If any woman ever tells you that she accepts you, a male, as female, SHE IS HUMORING YOU. You can’t bully your way into being female guys, no matter how much money or power you have and no matter how much porn you enjoy consuming.
So there’s that.
Deal with it.