In a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on Wednesday, transgender activist Olivia Hunt blamed legislation to protect kids from undergoing transgender operations for attacks on gay and transgender people.
“From bomb threats and intimidation tactics targeting hospitals and churches to attacks like the shooting at Club Q, LGBTQ+ people nationwide are living under the threat of violence,” Hunt said.
The House is currently holding a hearing on "Anti-LGBTQ" violence where a person named Olivia Hunt says "there is a straight line that can be drawn" between laws banning boys from girl's sports and sex changes for kids "to the acts of violence that have taken far too many lives." pic.twitter.com/mbb2uhmFFN
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 14, 2022
Survivors of the deadly attack at the LGBTQ nightclub, Club Q, in Colorado Springs and other advocates also testified at the hearing about “harmful political rhetoric,” and the use of the word “groomer” against social media personalities, which they alleged are responsible for the rise in attacks against the gay and transgender community.
In several standard motions filed on behalf of the Club Q shooting suspect, Anderson Lee Aldrich, Aldrich has identified as nonbinary and requested to be addressed as “Mx. Aldrich,” noting in footnotes that they use they/them pronouns.
Opponents of child objectification and child transgender surgeries vehemently deny claims that all gay and transgender people support the involvement of children in such activities.
The group “Gays Against Groomers” Twitter account was banned from Google, Venmo and Paypal for “hateful conduct” a few months ago because their stance on protecting children was labeled “anti-trans.”
Fox News host Tucker Carlson called out the absurdity it being considered anti-gay simply for wanting to protect kids from objectification.
Gays Against Groomers @againstgrmrs founder Jaimee Michell tells Tucker Carlson about the group’s ongoing battle with social media companies:
“We were banned for ‘hateful conduct,’ which they consider calling out child predators…”pic.twitter.com/tkZXxEOQwM
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 20, 2022
Gays Against Groomers’ founder Jaimee Michell told Carlson that in any moral society, the objectification of young kids should be criminalized, but instead, such groomers are being protected by the media, and they are using the LGBT community as shields to continue to push their agenda.
According to the Daily Mail, transgender surgeries among children have risen 13-fold in the last ten years. A study by the University of California shows that irreversible mastectomies among girls under 12 have risen from 3.7 per 100,000 persons to 47.7 per 100,000 between 2013 and 2020.
According to the study, the majority had a history of mental illness — around 60 percent had anxiety and/or depression, and 11 percent had a history of an eating disorder.