After being cut from the lineup for the San Francisco Pride Parade & Celebration, Dee Snider, lead singer of Twisted Sister, had something to say. The song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” was a huge success in the 1980s.
KISS musician Paul Stanley wondered on Twitter if “trans-affirming” therapies were required for youngsters, and that’s when Snider got into difficulty. Those parents who embrace transgender beliefs, according to Stanley, are part of a “sad and dangerous trend.”
Ignorance is bliss,” There have been occasions in my life when I, too, “felt pretty.” I’m relieved that my parents didn’t have to make any snap judgments. “Well put, @PaulStanleyLive,” Snider replied on Twitter.
Since then, Stanley has had a change of heart and apologized. However, Snider elaborated on his position, insisting that he is a “ally” of LGBTQ persons who agrees with left-wing gender theory for adults but not children.
The title of a blog post by Snider reads, “So, I hear I’m transphobic. Really?”
The musician began his remarks by claiming that he has “ALWAYS stood with the [LGBTQ] community,” which is why he was selected as Grand Marshal of the San Francisco Pride Parade. Snider stated that he was “honored” to be selected and that a new rendition of the classic Twisted Sister song “Queer Not Gonna Take It” should serve as “this year’s battle cry.”
I had no idea that the Transgender community demands unwavering allegiance and unquestioning support of its members’ opinions without exception, labeling everyone who disagrees as “transphobic.” I guess it’s not good enough that I’ve always acknowledged the Transgender group and accepted their freedom to self-identify in whatever manner they see fit. Why is that?” Snider made the claims in his statement.
“Recently, I expressed my opinion that I do not believe young children are mature enough to make decisions about their gender. I believe that parents should support and accept their children’s decisions, but I disagree that children are capable of making mature, well-considered choices that will have long-lasting consequences for them as individuals. He was quoted as saying, “I don’t think their minds are developed enough.”
Snider went on to say that some doctors have questioned the efficacy of transgender therapies for youngsters.
Dr. Jennifer Katzenstein, director of psychology, neuropsychology, and social work at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and co-director of the Center for Behavioral Health, says, “‘It is important for parents to remember that children develop at different rates and that a certain age, like 7, is not the end of development or a ‘deadline for developing reasoning skills.’People’s brains continue to develop when they become 18 years old. The role of parents is to constantly push and support their children. Right on! As he put it, “It’s just good parenting.”
Snider said that requiring absolute allegiance will alienate “moderate” friends who otherwise support left-wing gender theory.
My life is good being a moderate. Besides my Tesla, I also own a Hummer. Even though I own far too many firearms, I am a staunch supporter of sensible gun regulation. Despite the fact that I am a mother of four, I advocate for a woman’s freedom to make her own choices. I am an eco-friendly motorcyclist. Although I identify as heterosexual, I fully endorse the fight for LBGTQIA+ equality. I don’t see why these things can’t all work together, and I believe many of you feel the same way.Snider said that the transgender community needs moderates who back their decisions even if they aren’t universally popular.
The artist claimed that it was bad for their cause when “some Transgender people, but not all,” accused supporters like herself of transphobia. Just because we don’t always agree doesn’t mean we shouldn’t march, sing, and stand with you. We’re still here for you.