Try to unwind the political correctness in this headline — “Pride Parade Bans Drag Queens Because They Offend Transgendered.” It’s the kind of thing that prompts you to fold up the paper, fling it into the trash, and condemn society as irrevocably lost.
A group of — honestly, I don’t know how I’m supposed to describe them — some people who put on a gay pride parade in Scotland decided to not allow “cis” drag queens because some transsexuals feel it makes a mockery of their gender identity. “Cis,” if you didn’t know, means non-transgendered. Think of it as short for “normal.”
The organization that came up with this, Free Pride Glasgow, was formed as “an ‘anti-commercialist’ alternative to the main Pride Glasgow event.” That gives you an idea of how seriously these people take themselves.
Honestly, I give up. I can’t follow this shell game anymore. If anybody needs me, I’ll be on Xbox.