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July 7, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has had a rough year. On the heels of a book titled American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic, Americans discovered that Cuomo had spent the pandemic forcing COVID patients into long-term care homes, killing thousands of elderly New Yorkers. His leadership credentials took a further hit when it was revealed that his feminism was limited to legalizing abortion until birth but did not preclude making passes at young staffers. Like so many liberal men, he appeared bewildered at the accusations, as he presumably felt that these young women had been privileged to receive his attentions.

But Cuomo’s progressive credentials have been burnished once again as his daughter Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo (the governor’s ex-wife is Kerry Kennedy, the seventh child of Robert F. Kennedy) is again publicly discussing her “sexuality” or whatever. In June, she marked “pride month” by coming out as “queer” on Instagram, sympathizing with “those who are contending with the compulsive heterosexuality our society force feeds us” and stating that “we all reserve the right to change our minds or evolve at anytime.” She also warned her “hetero allies” that “[b]eing pro gay marriage is not enough to assure queer folks that we will not be ostracized for our sexuality.”

She then claimed that Instagram was censoring LGBT content and that if “#bi” wasn’t “censored,” “maybe I could have accessed information and tools that as a bisexual person I would need to protect myself from increased rates of sexual victimization, homelessness, hunger, unemployment, hate crimes, and mental health challenges. Today, I stand in my queer identity with pride, and in memory of those who came before me.” Not her Catholic family, mind you — the early sexual revolutionaries. Rose Kennedy would be so proud.

Perhaps aware that “queer identity” is a pretty expansive term these days, the 23-year-old has now come even further out of the closet to reveal new details about herself. She is, she informed the world, “demisexual.” This means that she only is sexually attracted to someone when they have an emotional connection, which used to be called “love” or, even further back in time, “marriage.” Now, of course, it is on the rainbow spectrum, allowing her to identify as queer and, more importantly, not identify as straight.

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In 2019, LifePetitions launched a similar petition on behalf of Jeff Younger (the father) and his son James, asking for support and for the Texas state authorities to intervene in a unbelievable case in which the Dallas courts keep flip-flopping over which parent has parental rights and, ultimately, whether or not James must be forced to live as a girl and suffer the trauma of so-called gender "transitioning," as his mom believes he is a girl.

Incredibly, we now seem to be back at square one.

Jeff Younger currently has a gag order put on him, which prohibits him to speak out in defense of his son. But, because he has recently decided to ignore that order, to save his son from irreversible surgery, this brave Dad now faces possible arrest.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which does two things: 1) Supports Jeff Younger (again, the Dad) in his fight to save his son, James, from so-called gender "transitioning;" and, 2) Calls on Texas' Attorney General to intervene in this case and quash the gag order against Mr. Younger.

CLICK HERE to WATCH the latest LifeSite interview with Jeff Younger. Hear about the latest developments with his son, as well as the real dangers of gender reassignment surgery and other “transititioning” methods.

Currently, even though he shares 50/50 parental rights to James, which has allowed him to stop the chemical castration of his son, Jeff’s ex-wife recently sued to have full parental rights and to "give her sole medical and psychological decision making."

Jeff is also being threatened with jail time from the gag order, which he believes was intentionally done to stop him from helping pass legislation in Texas to ban sex-change surgeries for minors.

Jeff says that the gag order "prohibits me from speaking on all manner of political topics. And I’m not even allowed to tell you in that gag order whether my son’s a boy or girl."

But Jeff is speaking out, no matter what, because of the real danger that his son is in if he undergoes "transition" surgery.

Indeed, so-called gender "transitions" present many unsafe effects, some desired, some undesired, though all dangerous for one's physical and mental health.

Puberty-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones have not been proven safe. For example, the FDA has NOT approved Lupron and GnRH analogues for use in blocking puberty.

Risks associated with these pharmaceuticals include: low bone density, high blood pressure, weight gain, abnormal glucose tolerance, breast cancer, liver disease, thrombosis, and cardiovascular disease.

And, additional risks and potential harms include: 

For Males: Stunting of penile and testicular growth, sexual dysfunction, prevention of spermatogenesis, and disruption of normal brain and bone development.

For Females: A menopause-like state, blockade of normal breast development, decreased blood flow to vagina and vulva, sexual dysfunction, thinning of vaginal epithelium, vaginal atrophy, prevention of menses/ovulation, and disruption of normal brain and bone development.

In other words, these medications can sterilize and cause medical harm to vulnerable, confused children.

And, the stunning part about this: studies show that 85% of gender confused children eventually become comfortable with the sex of their bodies.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which supports Jeff Younger, a Texas Dad, who is fighting to prevent his son, James, from being "turned into a girl." At the same time, we appeal to Texas State Attorney General, to intervene in this case and quash the gag order against Jeff.

Thank you!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Save James: Father risks arrest to save 9-year-old son from forced gender-transition': https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/save-james-father-risks-arrest-to-save-9-year-old-son-from-forced-gender-transition

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/mommy-says-im-a-girl-a-fathers-final-chance-to-save-his-son-comes-in-court-in-october

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/6-year-old-boy-forced-to-live-as-a-girl-while-mom-threatens-dad-for-not-goi

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DANGERS OF PUSHING GENDER IDEOLOGY ON CHILDREN:

Many eminent psychiatrists are now speaking against the faulty notion that sex is fluid and a matter of choice. In particular, they are concerned about the welfare of children and young people in this regard.

Dr Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins University, who has researched the occurrence of gender dysphoria for 40 years, has stated that the notion of gender fluidity "is doing much damage to families, adolescents, and children and should be confronted as an opinion without biological foundation wherever it emerges". [See more below.]

And, the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) is definite about the promotion of transgenderism as being harmful public policy:

"Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: 'XY' and 'XX' are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived, either male or female…Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents…” [Read more below.]

Here is what Dr Paul McHugh said on this topic: https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgendered-men-dont-become-women-they-become

This is the ACP statement on Gender Ideology: http://www.acpeds.org/the-college-speaks/position-statements/gender-ideology-harms-children

About the medical risks associated with medical interventions to attempt to change the sex of the body: https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2020/01/59422/

About some of the unconscionable practices some medical professionals are engaged in:

https://www.christianpost.com/news/testosterone-being-given-to-8-y-o-girls-age-lowered-from-13-doctors.html

https://www.christianpost.com/news/parents-of-gender-confused-kids-demand-investigation-govt-funded-study-puberty-blockers.html

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Kennedy-Cuomo says this explicitly. “When I was in elementary school, I feared that I was lesbian. When I was in middle school, I came out to my family and close friends as bisexual. When I was in high school, I discovered pansexuality and thought, ‘That’s the flag for me.’ And I’ve recently learned more about demisexuality, and have believed that that identity resonates with me most,” she said on a livestream. She went on to say that she has “always dreamed of a world in which nobody will have to come out, because everybody’s sexuality will be assumed fluid […] but in a world that force-feeds cisgender heterosexuality, coming out of the closet is a lifelong process of unpacking internalized social constructions and stigmas.”

In short: Kennedy-Cuomo dreams of a world where everyone does anything with no sexual boundaries, riding waves of liquid modernity and gender fluidity. Interestingly, she adds that when she first came out (last month, that is) she was afraid that people might write it off as “attention-seeking” due to the fact that it is “hip or cool not to be hetero in my liberal bubble.” Unbeknownst to most, this is actually a growing phenomenon — teen girls worried that being straight is “dumb and boring” and thus choosing to identify as something else (although this is the first most people will have heard of “demisexual,” so full points to Kennedy-Cuomo for creativity.) 

Veteran gay rights activist Andrew Sullivan has even noted his suspicion over the fact that the vast majority of people identifying as “bisexual” are actually in relationships with opposite-sex partners, thus making it likely that many are simply choosing to identify on the LGBT spectrum while remaining exclusively in heterosexual relationships. This unfolding scenario — that being “queer” is cool and being straight is square — surely exceeds the wildest dreams and aspirations of the most radical LGBT activists.

This, as a side note, is where wokeism now leads. Everyone must be different so that everyone can be the same. Diversity is essential for uniformity. And, above all, “heteronormativity” must be smashed.

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.

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