It’s not homophobia, it’s disgust…

Yes, I am disgusted when the perpetually outraged alphabet people (I.e., the LGBTQIA+XYZMFW# community) find that they, and they alone, are upset with a commonplace traffic sign that they demand must be removed in order to protect their sensibilities and feelings in this cold, cruel, heterosexuals' world.

I couldn’t even begin to imagine the level of self-indulgent narcissism and political pandering that would cause the Los Angeles City Council to order the removal of innocuous, standardized, State-certified U-Turn traffic signs in a particular part of Los Angeles.

It appears that Los Angeles City Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martínez, himself a pandering progressive communist democrat activist, believes that, “the ‘No U-turn’ and ‘No Cruising’ signs in the Silver Lake neighborhood were installed in 1997 to ‘target and persecute’ the LGBT community.” 

Anti-gay ‘No U-turn’ signs come down in LA’s LGBTQ-friendly Silver Lake
Removing a sign you had to walk past daily 'means a lot,' says a member of LGBTQ+ community

About 27 years after “No U-turn” signs were posted along Griffith Park Boulevard in Silver Lake in an attempt to keep gay men from cruising the neighborhood to pick up other gay men, members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community joined two Los Angeles city councilmembers on Monday, June 10, as they took down the last two remaining “No U-turn” signs that were put up in the 1990s.

The removal of the signs took place at Griffith Park Boulevard and Fernwood Avenue, which straddles Los Angeles City Council Districts 4 and 13.

Getting rid of the signs was long overdue for many, including Donovan Daughtry, a gay man who five years ago moved to Silver Lake, known as being LGBTQ-friendly.

Two years ago, Daughtry reached out to L.A. City Councilmember Nithya Raman’s office about the signs after learning about them from a podcast hosted by Chris Cruse, founder of, an online archive of 150 years of queer history in L.A. On Monday, moments after he helped take down the last sign, Daughtry said, “This is a small effort, but just to have a sign that I would have to walk past with my dog every day be taken down meant a lot.”

Before the signs came down, city elected officials and community members gathered nearby at the AT Center, a recovery and wellness center for the LGBTQ+ community, to mark the occasion with speeches and performances. <Source>

Remember when the politicians and their chosen scientific authorities lied about AIDS to “protect” the homosexual community?

Unlearned AIDS Lessons for Covid
In the 1980s, Fauci and Redfield sowed fear about a heterosexual epidemic that never happened.

When AIDS spread among gay men and intravenous drug users four decades ago, it became conventional wisdom that the plague would soon devastate the rest of the American population. In 1987, Oprah Winfrey opened her show by announcing, “Research studies now project that 1 in 5—listen to me, hard to believe—1 in 5 heterosexuals could be dead of AIDS in the next three years.” The prediction was outlandishly wrong, but she wasn’t wrong in attributing the scare to scientists.

One early alarmist was Anthony Fauci, who made national news in 1983 with an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association warning that AIDS could infect even children because of “the possibility that routine close contact, as within a family household, can spread the disease.” After criticism that he had inspired a wave of hysterical homophobia, Dr. Fauci (who in 1984 began his current job, as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), promptly pivoted 180 degrees, declaring less than two months after his piece appeared that it was “absolutely preposterous” to suggest AIDS could be spread by normal social contact. But other supposed experts went on warning erroneously that AIDS could spread widely via toilet seats, mosquito bites and kissing.

Robert Redfield, an Army physician who would later direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the Covid pandemic, claimed in 1985 that his research on soldiers showed AIDS would soon spread as rapidly among heterosexuals as among homosexuals. He and other scientists became much-quoted authorities for the imminent “heterosexual breakout,” which was proclaimed on the covers of Life in 1985 (“Now No One Is Safe from AIDS”) and the Atlantic in 1987 (“Heterosexuals and AIDS: The Second Stage of the Epidemic”).

In reality, researchers discovered early on that transmission through vaginal intercourse was rare, and that those who claimed to have been infected that way were typically concealing intravenous drug use or homosexual activity. One major study estimated the risk of contracting AIDS during intercourse with someone outside the known risk groups was 1 in 5 million. But the CDC nonetheless started a publicity campaign warning that everyone was in danger. It mailed brochures to more than 100 million households and aired dozens of public-service announcements, like a television ad with a man proclaiming, “If I can get AIDS, anyone can.”

The CDC’s own epidemiologists objected to this message, arguing that resources should be focused on those at risk, as the Journal reported in 1996. But they were overruled by superiors who decided, on the advice of marketing consultants, that presenting AIDS as a universal threat was the best way to win attention and funding. By those measures, the campaign succeeded. Polls showed that Americans became terrified of being infected, and funding for AIDS prevention surged—much of it squandered on measures to protect heterosexuals.

Scientists and public officials sustained the panic by wildly overestimating the prevalence of AIDS. Challenging those numbers was a risky career move, as New York City’s health commissioner, Stephen C. Joseph, discovered in 1988 when he reduced the estimated number of AIDS cases in the city by half. He had good reasons for the reduction—the correct number turned out to be much lower still—but he soon needed police protection. Activists occupied his office, disrupted his speeches, and picketed and spray-painted his home. <Source>

As I remember it…

First came the activist push to de-stigmatize homosexuality in the broader community. Then came the activist push to normalize homosexuality in the broader community. Then came the activist push to legalize homosexuality by rationalizing existing laws concerning marriage and the rights of partners. So far, all was well with a “live and let live” philosophy.

But now, we are being asked by the activists to openly celebrate and promote the homosexual culture, even to young children who have no interest in sex. This is wrong.

Even worse, we find the progressive communist democrats exploiting the alleged victimhood of homosexuals in order to grow their coalition of the disaffected to gain or maintain political power.

Not a joke…

One of the more prominent members of the Silver Lake Neighborhood  Council, which initiated the sign removal, is a local drag queen and politician named Maebe A. Girl (she/they).

MAEBE A. GIRL – At-Large Representative; Board Treasurer; Budget & Finance Committee Co-Chair ​

I’ve been a proud resident of diverse Silver Lake since 2013, living in Region 5, and I’m involved with the Lyric-Hyperion Cafe and Theatre, where I host and produce a weekly, all-ages drag show. I want Silver Lake to remain a safe and welcoming place for people of all backgrounds. LGBTQIA and Homelessness issues are my passion, and I encourage everyone to get involved. <Source>

Bottom line…

It is time to kill intersectionality that is being exploited by progressive communist democrats in their attempt to gain perpetual political power.

And, since we are removing the traffic control impediments that prevent cruising for homosexual partners, can we expect that the Los Angeles City Council also remove the traffic signs in the Hollywood area to facilitate heterosexuals' cruising?

It’s time to elect officials who will represent the people and not some intersectional coalition.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

BTW: Will the sign removal create more rear-end collisions as people suddenly stop to chat with those on the curb?

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