I once believed a conspiracy theory that nearly ended my life. This is my argument against banning them online. In 2011 I was sick, desperately, continuously, hopelessly sick. I had begun what was then a very lonely journey through HIV diagnosis and treatment and my future outlook was grim. Although I was promised an extended life with new medicines, I certainly could not imagine a decade or more of daily vomiting, endless migraine headaches and the omnipresent feeling that my body was falling apart. The medication I was taking was the newest and best available and my doctor, who could…


I attended college from 2003 to 2009, earning two degrees and taking nearly every liberal art’s class available on the subject of gender, sexuality, race and social justice. Despite my leftist zeal for understanding and passionately championing the issues I learned about, I often found myself as the subject of criticism by the other students. In my Race and Gender studies class, I was shamed as a racist for questioning the notion that color-blindness was itself a racist symptom of white supremacy. In my gender studies course I was limited as a male voice. I maintained some level of authority…


With the aggressiveness of progressive social agendas being imposed onto children without parental influence being as common as it is, its easy for conservatives to react with suspicion or even outrage at anything resembling this agenda. Drag queens reading stories to very young children, 11-year-old boys dancing in drag in gay bars for an audience of intoxicated adults and children being encouraged to believe they are the opposite sex all cause a great deal of concern. But what about something that is becoming increasingly normal and noncontroversial like a gay wedding?

A long-running children’s cartoon show, Arthur, opened its 22nd…


Being transgender is not a simple concept. Despite the instinct of the Left to present it as an effortless truth only the most hateful and ignorant disagree with, the experience is exceptionally complicated. In the same way, too many on the Right fall too comfortably into merely dismissing it all as attention-seeking, nonsense and/or mental illness. Unfortunately, the topic is so heavily politicized and the language surrounding it so heavily regulated, a true understanding becomes difficult. But I can empathize and relate, and not only due to my own experience with gender dysphoria and confusion surrounding gender identity.

A remarkably…


It can be argued that resentment and hostility in the LGBT movement, at one time, was fully justified. The Religious Right was heavily focused on homosexuality as a concept and often disregarded how its message impacted gay individuals. Many organizations, advocacy and political and writing careers grew out of combating a narrative that felt unfair and hateful. In many ways it was the advocacy of love, tolerance and normalcy from much of gay media that successfully integrated gay people into society. …


When I was 10 years old I loved the X-Men. I devoured the comic books, covered my room in character-themed curtains and a bedspread and watched the cartoon version every Saturday morning. The entire concept fascinated me and while other superheroes felt over-the-top and ridiculous, I believed the X-Men were real. I indulged myself in deeply intricate fantasies about discovering my own hidden powers and being rescued from my boring and isolated life. I never managed to keep real friends and so the characters in the comic became my companions and confidants. I identified most with Rogue. I always found…


In an unlikely alliance, the conservative Right and a growing feminist movement have found common ground on a very important issue of our time. Without realizing it, both groups have been fighting the same battle, often expressing the same concerns, and have yet to recognize each other fully. The feminist movement, in recent years, has become, arguably, a transgender movement. Transgender activists play an major part in the Women’s March, touted as the voice of American feminism. For the 2018 Women’s March, organizers decided to stop promoting the famed ‘pussy hats’ as they were deemed offensive to transgender activists.

Many…


I have often found a fascinating conflict between the way groups of people engaged in politics describe themselves and others. As a person who engages in politics as a hobby I have a adopted a specific language shared with others in my ideological circle. People on the Right, for example, tend to describe things in a way that people on the Left and average non-political observers, simply do not.

A perfect example is the phrasing of ‘people on the Right/Left.’ Those on the Left do not tend to refer to themselves as ‘the Left’ or refer to those on the…


Warning: This article discusses the difficult topic of suicide and contains adult language and links to several adult performer’s twitter accounts and an associated news website that may contain adult material.

A tragic story has revealed a larger truth about our politicized world that many are uncomfortable discussing. I think it is time we spoke about it honestly.

Many are familiar with the recent suicide of August Ames, an adult film star. …


I wrote in more detail my objection to the romanticizing of an adult-teen sexual relationship in a piece titled, ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is not controversial because of an ‘age gap’, but a larger message it sends to LGBT teenagers. I have continued to speak out against the film and its ongoing praise as best I can, but have found little empathy from the liberal side of the equation. In truth, I have only experienced total dismissal or hostile outrage from that perspective.

It seems the Left views my objection as criticizing the same-sex nature of the film itself…

Chad Felix Greene

Senior Contributor to The Federalist, Contributor to Huffington Post, Author of the Reasonably Gay Series, Almost Jewish, There is No Such Thing as Hate Speech

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