The other day, a friend wrote to tell me he’d been suspended from Twitter. Two of his tweets had triggered the ban on “promoting violence against, threatening, or harassing other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.” In one of them, he had criticized Pride month and pointed out the statistical fact that people in the LGBTQ community suffer a high rate of mental illness. In the other, he had responded to someone noting the disproportionate incidence of monkeypox in gay men with the simple observation, “In my generation of gay men, it was HIV.” My friend should know, because he is HIV+ himself—a consequence of many hellish wasted years in the 90s Castro scene. Today, he lives a quiet life of chastity, taking every opportunity to tell others like himself that Jesus loves them.
To get the word out, he asked if I could tweet his screenshots for him. Unfortunately, I had to tell him that wasn’t possible. Because that very morning, I had woken up to discover that I was suspended for the same thing. Read more»
Bethel McGrew | “Trans Formation At Twitter” | July 8, 2022
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Anyone know what the demographics of social media users look like? What I’m trying to understand is how and why corporations are so quick to cancel people who speak out about some of these LGBTQ issues if only a relatively small minority of the population supports the movements. Seems like they’d be more concerned about losing business from a larger segment of consumers who don’t go along with all of it.
I was suspended for noting that Eliot Page is female and that it is impossible for people to change their sex.
I could be freed from suspension if I delete my tweet, thereby admitting that it was hate speech. I refuse to do so.