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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Cis Rights. We, Too, Are Born This Way

A decade ago, Lady Gaga released "Born This Way," a song she wrote and recorded at the Abbey Road studio in London. It endeared her with the LGBTQ+ crowd, which is an important and even trend-setting demographic in pop music.

The song's message is simply this is who I am, accept me.

Well, OK.

And that was a good message for the time. California voters had voted down gay marriage 3 years earlier, even as they overwhelmingly voted for Obama.

But in the decade since, the goalposts have changed (as they always do with socialists). We have gone from tolerance to acceptance to dominance. Everyone has rights except the 95% who are straight and comfortable with their biological sex.

The left sneers and calls us cis.


Cis rights.

Lefties can have the rainbow flag. We'll take the American flag. Too bad if that triggers the left.

We take the American flag because for 245 years, it has stood for liberty, the very liberties that the LGBTQ+ crowd wants for itself but is unwilling to extend to others.

I get that long ago homosexuality was banned and people were imprisoned. Sodomy laws were in abundance. They had been there for hundreds of years. The law also banned adultery.

But as a baby boomer, our attitudes were different. I was 15 when the Stonewall Riots occurred in NYC. The next year, the Kinks released a very funny song about cross-dressing, called "Lola." Two years later, Lou Reed released his Transformer album. Its most famous track was "Walk on the Wild Side," which featured a transgendered girl named Holly. She came from Miama, F-L-A. Shaved her legs and then he was a she.

That song now offends transgenders.

The Village People came after that. Queen too. Rock Hudson came out of the closet, which did not surprise me. Jim Nabors did too, which did surprise me. I guess the rumor that the two had married in Hawaii was not as wild a tale as I thought. For the record, they did not marry.

My point is that LGBTQ+ was more acceptable to the baby boomer generation, or at least the sliver I was in.

What is not acceptable is treating straights as second-class citizens. The American Way is to accept all people, not just certain groups that claim victimhood. And if Lady Gaga meant "Born This Way" applies only to certain groups, well, too damned bad.

I'm cis.

I was born this way, too.

Rights, of course, come in conflict. Some transgendered women are trying to shove cis women to the back of the feminist movement, calling them TERFs. And of course, the Biden administration no longer calls women mothers. They have been demoted to birthing people, an irony because after a half century of feminism, lefties now want to reduce women to their ovaries and uteruses.

People now are rising for cis rights, although they do not call it that. They call it normal.

The Daily Mail reported, "An eighth grader in Virginia has slammed Loudoun County Public Schools for a policy she claims lets boys use girls locker rooms, putting female students in danger.

"Jolene Grover, 14, spoke at the school district's board meeting on Tuesday to address its proposed policy 8040. She was pulled from a LCPS school last year by her mother, Fox News reported. 

"'Two years ago, I was told policy 1040 was just an umbrella philosophy and you weren't going to allow boys into the girls' locker rooms. But here you are doing just that,' Grover said while wearing a shirt that read 'Woman is female.'"

Policy 8040 would replace 1040. The key part of 1040 is, "The Loudoun County School Board is committed to providing for an equitable, safe and inclusive learning and working environment.

The Loudoun County School Board affirms a commitment to this principle for all  persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, or genetic information."

The proposed 8040 would give special rights to transgendered kids.

The key part is, "All students are entitled to have access to restrooms and locker rooms that are sanitary, safe, and adequate, so that they can comfortably and fully engage in their school programs and activities. Students should be allowed to use the facility that corresponds to their gender identity. While some transgender students will want that access, others may want alternatives that afford more privacy. Taking into account existing school facilities, administrators should take steps to designate gender-inclusive or single-user restrooms commensurate with the size of the school."

And that is where lefties crossed the line, and deliberately so.

Girls will have to share locker rooms with boys who claim to be girls. Policy 8040, as proposed, says, "LCPS staff shall allow gender-expansive or transgender students to use their chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their gender identity without any substantiating evidence..."


Jolene Grover, 14, was brave and stood up to this, calling out the absurdity.

She is the child in "The Emperor's New Clothes" who breaks the silence and says the emperor is naked.

Grownups also are standing up.

The Daily Mail story noted, "The teen's comments come after Byron Tanner Cross, a gym teacher at Leesburg Elementary in the same school district, was suspended last month after giving a speech opposing the policy.

"Cross, who claimed the policies went against his religion, has since been ordered to be reinstated by a judge, who pointed to free speech and religious liberty in his decision.

"He was arguing over two policies put in place by the public school board: one mandating teachers use the pronouns a transgender child identifies with, and one allowing transgender kids to take part in sports with the gender they identify with."

LGBTQ+ has rights, but so does cis. And we need not apologize to anyone for being who we are because we were Born This Way.


  1. Replies
    1. I always thought the title was a nod to the country hit "The Wild Side of Life," which had led to Kitty Wells' classivc, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"

    2. I usually like your articles, Don, but I can't agree with your capitulation to the normalization of same-sex attraction disorder. The Marxist "tide of history" is wrong and harmful today in pushing transgender lunacy and it was wrong and harmful in pushing yesterday's homosexual agenda. Conservatism is not about preserving the increasingly leftist status quo, it is about restoring the "ordered liberty" that the Founders bequeathed to us. They would be ashamed of your surrender to liberalism on sexual morality.

    3. There's a reason homosexuals can't reproduce, and it's not accidental. Homosexuality is a mental-disorder. Queers need professional help, not support.

  2. Freedom includes being free from harm. The young lady gets it.

  3. She wasn't born "that way". "That" way is mental illness.

    PS Lola is just a girl who looks you in the eye and says what she means. The rest is urban legend and
    Lefty propaganda.

    I know because I married a girl like that.

    1. "Lola"'s lyrics were intentionally ambiguous, especially the end: "I'm glad I'm a man and so is Lola." That could mean either Lola is glad the singer is a man, Lola being more likely a woman, or it could mean the singer and Lola are both men. Like the Saturday Night Live sketches years ago "It's Pat!"

  4. So was I. Miss her.She Was a high spectrum Autistic. To her it was a superpower.
    When she said something she meant it.

  5. Boris Johnson urges G7 leaders to build a ‘more gender neutral, more feminine’ world.

    1. Androgyny becomes prevalent “as a civilization is starting to unravel. You find it again and again and again in history.” Camille Paglia

      “People who live in such times feel that they’re very sophisticated, they’re very cosmopolitan,” she says. But in truth, they are evidence of a civilization that no longer believes in itself.

    2. Boris was supposed to be Donald Trump Jr. instead, he is more like Pierre Delecto.

  6. P.S. — According to Liberals there are no longer males/men.

    Instead these humans are referred to by Liberals as “Inseminators” or, in the Liberal vernacular, “Turkey Basters.”

  7. I make the distinction between LGB and T. In my view, L, G, and B is all about who you love. T is all about trying to FORCE others to accept and affirm your mental disorder. (Shrinks call it a psychosis. Psychoses are characterized by hallucinations and/or delusions. [Textbook definition.] A hallucination is seeing or hearing something that, in fact, is not there. A delusion is believing something that, in fact, is not true. The classic example of a delusion is a person who believes he is God [delusion of grandeur] or that he can turn into an animal [clinical lycanthropy]. A male who believes he is a female is called a somatic delusion.) Unfortunately, as long as the L, G, and B folks include the T folks as equals, they will be unfairly associated with the “transgenders’” psychosis.

  8. It might just be the 'dirty old man' in me talking, but I have to wonder how many teen boys with a little something on the ball besides raging hormones will try to exploit policies like this and 'identify' as girls/women to get a look in the girl's locker room?

  9. >99% are straight.

    The nonstop propaganda on the issue makes it seem otherwise.

  10. I don’t think I’ve ever read a stinker from Mr. Surber. Another brilliant edition.

  11. Great column, Don. Keep making this point. One minor disagreement, which is actually a major point. I refuse to use the left's newly invented term 'cis.' It is offensive to me. I am not 'cis.' I am a man.

  12. And none, NONE of this is possible without the media.

  13. I wouldn't give them the satisfaction of using the term "cis" whatever that means. As far as I am concerned there is no such word...

  14. "And that was a good message for the time. California voters had voted down gay marriage 3 years earlier, even as they overwhelmingly voted for Obama." It was never a good message. Sodomy is not normal or acceptable. Not any more so than incest, or bestiality, or pedophilia. It does not matter if you claim are born that way. If you have any of these abominable urges, it does not make it right. It is disgusting. I grow tired of columnists feeling the need to have to moderate their opposition to the radical LGBT agenda by expressing support for run-of-the-mill sodomy. If you do not have the Bible as the basis for your morality, you ultimately are not in any better of a position than the worst Marxist out there. Without Christ, your efforts to conserve the culture will fail.

  15. Do not cede the language to the Regressives. “Cis” is a word they made up, and they use it to paint a false picture abput gender.

    I don’t identify as “cis.” I identify as normal, and I insist you call me that. I consider “cis” hate speech.

  16. What the LGBT-UVWXYZ community does not see, is they and their militant deviancy will result in a repeat of history... namely, they will be beat back into the shadows when their idiotic usefulness has expired.

  17. What is it with 48 star flags? You still see them everywhere, even though we have had 50 states since 1959. Is there some hidden meaning, or just that they are easier to draw?

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