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Investigating the insidious rise of the gay incel
Much has been written about incels, mainly in the context of toxic masculinity, far-right radicalisation, and mental health. But very little has been written about the tiny proportion of gay men among them, and it’s worth asking: who are they?
This pattern was identified by Reddit user zanmato1109, who also happens to be a PhD candidate, and summarised in a mini-essay: The New Internalised Homophobia, or, Revenge of the Gay Incels.
“Repeated rejection leads some young men to concoct an unflattering, two-dimensional caricature of the group that spurned them, whether it’s women or gays” – @zanmato1109
Although he says he wouldn’t use the term ‘incel’ had he written it again today, the insightful post drew key parallels between the gay and straight men reframing their personal issues through the lens of a broader worldview. He tells me he noticed this happened often in the ‘gaybros’ community, which “started off with an internalised homophobia vibe” – “these posts complaining about the state of the gay community were written by guys who didn’t do well in the bar scene, and whose dates never turned into anything”. He found that their anger turned into a “moralising stance,” which frustrated him. “It was disheartening to read what were essentially homophobic, right-wing talking points repurposed as handful of disaffected gays’ wrongheaded coping mechanisms.”
In the same way that incel forums have become hotbeds of far-right ideology and misogyny, these gay incels often share similarly right-wing views and a hatred towards the potential partners rejecting them. “I don’t think we’re wrong to see some kind of parallel,” he continues. “In both cases, repeated rejection leads some young men to concoct an unflattering, two-dimensional caricature of the group that spurned them, whether it’s women or gays. In both cases, part of their attack is some kind of moralising about sexual promiscuity – particularly in online spaces.”
'There are too many white people in here': Black woman shouts 'this is a space for people of color' at students in multicultural center - before University of Virginia says the facility is open to everyone
In the footage, the woman grabs everyone's attention and then states: 'If you all didn't know, this is an MSC (multicultural student center) and frankly there are just too many white people in here.
'This is a space for people of color, so just be really cognizant of the space you're taking up because it does make some of us POCs feel uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here.'
Chaos at Virginia Legislature After Pastor Recites Antigay Prayer
A minister’s prayer condemning same-sex marriage and abortion caused some members of the Virginia House of Delegates to walk out Tuesday and the speaker of the House to slam her gavel and cut him off.
He told House members that they risked God’s wrath for not following the Bible. He denounced abortion, saying, “All life is precious and worthy of a chance to be born.”
“And why are there so many abortion clinics near African-American communities?” he added. “This is planned urban genocide, and you can change this.”
“Marriage is to join a biological male and a biological female in holy matrimony, not to provoke the Almighty God,” he said. “Without laws to protect traditional marriage, Virginia will be reduced to increased fatherless children and welfare victims and homelessness, a tax burden to us all.”
Uber driver tells gay men to stop kissing: “I’m a Christian!”
An Uber driver asked two men to stop kissing in the back of her car because of her Christian faith.
One of the passengers, Finn Davies, had attended a birthday party on Saturday night at his friend’s home in London, where he met and flirted with “a handsome man” who it turned out lived in the same direction as he did.
LGBTQ Methodists were stuck loving a church that didn’t love them back. Sound familiar?
LGBTQ inclusion in the policy and practices of UMC has been a long contentious and exhausting battle – both nationally and globally. The proposed schism to be voted on in May at General Conference in Minneapolis will divide the nation’s third-largest denomination worldwide.
While the current UMC will allow LGBTQ marriages and clergy, the impending split will create a new “traditionalist Methodist” denomination, allowing outright discrimination and denunciation of LGBTQ people in the name of God.
The Supreme Court will hear 2 major cases about when religious schools can ignore civil rights laws
The Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that it would hear a pair of cases concerning the “ministerial exemption” to employment discrimination laws. Broadly speaking, the “ministerial exemption” provides that religious “ministers” are not protected by civil rights laws in their workplace — so a church could, for example, fire its preacher because the preacher is black.
New Jersey mayor calls LGBTQ rights movement 'an affront to almighty God'
A New Jersey mayor called the LGBTQ rights movement "an affront to almighty God" at a town council meeting and warned that people who support "unrighteous laws" will be held accountable.
Barnegat Township Mayor Alfonso Cirulli, a former assistant principal, began Tuesday by condemning a state law that requires LGBTQ-inclusive material be taught in public school. He said the law "crossed over the line into absurdity" and politicians "have no right to promote the LGBT agenda."
NYPD Seeks Man Who Sprayed ‘Kill The Gay Away’ on Side of Building: WATCH
Separate and not equal: Why Black Gay Pride hurts me
In a society that has historically valued white above all other human colors, we the black people need our own advocates and forums of recognition, whether they be in the form of individuals, organizations, award ceremonies, TV, or movies. As a black man, I get it. That doesn’t mean I have to always like it.
The “black” make-up movement I love least right now is one currently playing out from sea to shining sea (in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, among other U.S. cities) and in London: Black Gay Pride. Again, as a black man, I get it. That doesn’t mean I have to like it.
Black Gay Pride is a positive celebration, but it’s also a sobering reminder that, in many ways, the LGBTQ community is no more accepting than the straight community. It’s a world where activists preach diversity and acceptance, but one in which white, masculine, and young are seen as superior to any of the alternatives.
Black Gay Pride serves as a reality check that I might never be just a gay man or just a black man. For now and for the foreseeable future, I’ll always be a “gay black man.” I’ll have to wear at least one “X” everywhere, whether I am in an exclusively black crowd or an exclusively gay one, signifying that I don’t completely belong to either.
Most Jamaicans want to keep same-sex activity illegal
New research has showed most Jamaicans want to still keep the ban on gay sex.
LGBTI organisation, the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG), commissioned the research.
It found between seven and 30% of the population identified as LGBTI. The research also found that 97% of people had very little understanding of trans people and trans issues.
‘Over the last couple of years, we have seen some improvement in the situation where LGBT people are concerned. I think there is respect and tolerance for the community, but we are still a very far way from where we need to go,’ J-Flag’s executive director, Jaevion Nelson told a Gleaner forum.
Nelson said bullying and discrimination was still a huge issue for LGBTI people. But he felt heartened by findings that 68% of employers and 88% of politicians would report violence against LGBTIs. But only 34% of the general public would do so.
Gay Star News
Police Release Video of 4 People Wanted for Brutal Beating of Gay Man in Phoenix: WATCH
Eight men were murdered in Toronto’s gay village. Why did it take so long to catch their killer?
Dozens of countries just banned America’s ‘kill the gays’ hate preacher from entering
How I started living for myself and not just for weekends on the gay scene
When you’re surrounded by people, you can still be isolated.
You might be in a busy bar, beer in hand, but it can feel like the loneliest place in the world.
When Damian and I started our podcast MenTalkHealth, we didn’t have a clear intent on what we wanted to do.
What came out of it was the older LGBTI people in Brighton came to us and said it was amazing. These were people that weren’t going out but they still wanted to listen to gay voices.
The majority of gay men I know are always busy, but they often don’t make any actual connections. Grindr and Scruff aren’t real. You might meet people going out to bars, with all its drinking and drugs, but you won’t find real connections there.
Gay Star News
Clergy no longer welcome in nation's busiest death chamber, Texas says
Texas prisons will no longer allow clergy in the death chamber after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the scheduled execution of a man who argued his religious freedom would be violated if his Buddhist spiritual adviser couldn't accompany him.
Effective immediately, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will only permit prison security staff into the death chamber, a spokesman said Wednesday. The policy change comes in response to the high court's ruling staying the execution of Patrick Murphy, a member of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners.
White Supremacist Propaganda At 'Record-Setting' Levels, ADL Report Finds
At first, you might not realize the flyer was put there by a white supremacy group.
The poster, in shades of black, white and teal, features Andrew Jackson on horseback. The accompanying text reads: "European roots, American greatness."
Flyers like this, posted across the country by American neo-Nazi and white supremacist group Identity Evropa are popping up far more than they used to. Others feature George Washington. According to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League, white supremacy propaganda increased by 182 percent in 2018 compared with the year before.
The increase in flyers and other propaganda reflects a relatively new strategy for hate groups, the ADL says. Under intense scrutiny, white supremacists are reluctant to show their face in public, so they're relying more on leaflets and posters to spread hate without putting themselves at personal risk, it adds.
Alabama newspaper editor calls for the Ku Klux Klan to 'clean out D.C.'
The editor of a small-town Alabama newspaper published an editorial calling for "the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again" against "Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats [who] are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama."
Goodloe Sutton – who is the publisher of the Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, Alabama – confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser on Monday that he authored the Feb. 14 editorial calling for the return of a white supremacist hate group.
"If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we'd all been better off," Sutton said.
Asked to elaborate what he meant by "cleaning up D.C.," Sutton suggested lynching.
"We'll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them," Sutton said.
Hate Crime Charges Filed in MLK Day Viral Video Altercation in Brickell
Is it OK for restaurants with a mostly white clientele to play rap songs that use the N-word? This man says no.
Several weeks ago I was in a North Side coffeehouse, trying to ignore the usual hodgepodge of music blaring from the speakers, when a rap song came on.
It made me stop and listen. Over and over, it used the racial epithet we euphemistically call “the N-word,” and with each repetition I felt more bothered.
Was this OK? For this racially charged word to be so cavalierly broadcast into this public space? A space occupied entirely by white people? If there had been any black people there, would it have been better? Or worse? Was it OK because the word was being used by a black person?
I stewed over those questions for the time it took to finish my coffee, then on my way out stopped by the counter. I told the barista I thought it was wrong to casually blast that word in here, to treat it, in this space, as background entertainment. He shrugged.
Music should be written for everyone to enjoy. 18-Feb-2019
Study Shows How 'Talking Black' Can Hurt You In Court
“Sounding Black” has often been attributed to being passed up for jobs, getting declined for housing, and a factor for being less successful in your career, but a new study shows that having a “Black accent” is also a problem when giving a courtroom testimony.
The forthcoming report found that Philadelphia court reporters accurately transcribed what linguists call “African-American English” only 40 percent of the time. On average, the 27 stenographers who participated in the research, got two out of five sentences correct.
In one example, “He don’t be in that neighborhood.” was transcribed to “We going to be in this neighborhood.” In this instance, the exact opposite of what was meant would have been entered into court records.