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Australians Have Been Instructed to Wear Purple Today or Face the Consequences
The long march of gender through the instititutions, Down Under
Today is Wear it Purple Day in Australia, an annual fundraising and awareness event for LGBTIQAlphabetical young people. Held every August since 2010, Wear it Purple Day was inaugurated after the suicide of Tyler Clementi, an American teenager from New Jersey who had been captured kissing another male on video.
Whereas the Wear it Purple Day tradition began out of the need to prevent self-harm, an idea that was contained neatly in the phrase ‘it gets better,’ today Wear it Purple Day is an extension of the new Pride culture and all its ‘queer’ transgressive politics. Far from a movement for the marginalized, Wear it Purple Day has become another annual exercise in insufferable, indoctrinating rainbow oppression.
“On Wear it Purple Day, you’re not just wearing a color,” says a 2015 Facebook video posted to the account of ACON (All Class in One Network), which has since assumed control over the event. “You’re taking a stand. You’re showing that you care. About young gay people. About young lesbian people. About young transgender people, and how they feel at school.”
Katherine Hudson and Scott Williams, the co-founders of Wear it Purple Day, were moved to act when American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres appealed for an end to the bullying of young homosexuals.
They thought wearing purple would “make a difference.” Their efforts to spread this idea succeeded beyond their wildest dreams, as the New South Wales police force, the Department of Education, and the Australian parliament all jumped on board the Wear it Purple Day bandwagon immediately. ACON gave them prestigious awards. The new Wear it Purple Day tradition was swiftly appropriated to the new spirit of Pride — and slowly stripped of its hopeful, positive message.
By 2022, ACON employees were all sharing their pronouns whenever they spoke in public. ‘Visibility and inclusion for gender diverse people’ were the constant preoccupation of ACON advocacy. Transgender suicide risk was hyped to the exclusion of messages that ‘it gets better.’ And Wear it Purple Day had become the new unofficial civic religion of Australia.
Formerly the AIDS Council of New South Wales, ACON is more or less the Australian equivalent to Stonewall: a lobbying organization left over from a previous epoch of civil rights, that now works to transform government and corporate worlds, that has itself been transformed by gender ideology. Wear it Purple Day has turned into a self-congratulatory celebration of ACON’s ideological tyranny over Australians.
Australians are terrified to speak out about ACON. Even ‘gender critical’ voices in Australia are unable to speak on the record out of fear. In fact, I am writing these words because an Australian TERF begged me to help put a spotlight on the organization, as they are unable to put their own career at risk.
ACON is a human rights monopoly in Australia, which has such low population density that there is really just one bureaucracy to capture in any given issue space. The ‘long march’ of gender identity through Australia’s institutions has therefore been easier there than it was elsewhere in the English-speaking world, and is now more complete. In turn, ACON impresses the new ideology on everyone of consequence in Australia,
The website ‘ACON Exposed’ has documented the organization’s ideological takeover of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, for example. Disregarding whatever their staff may feel about it, the ABC “supports individuals to use the facilities of your affirmed gender or those which you are most comfortable using” and made their toilets gender neutral. At the urging of ACON, they offer 10 days paid Gender Affirmation Leave to recover from the various surgical interventions of transgender ‘care.’
In what becomes a familiar scheme to anyone who has paid attention to the unravelling of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions program, every obeisance to the cult of trans is rewarded with points, so that ABC can signal their ‘diversity’ to the world.
“The Australian Federal Police are foundational members of the Pride in Diversity Scheme,” we also learn. Again, this resonates with the rainbow capture of police departments in the UK through the Stonewall scheme. Police officers have even been disciplined for criticizing their departmental AWEI (Australian Workplace Equality Index) submissions. “Which other interest group gets this representation from the police?” ACON Exposed asks. Indeed.
Of course, no transborg agenda would be complete without child-sterilizing regimens. Michelle Telfer — advocate for puberty blockade; former head of AUSPATH, the Australian WPATH; and head of the Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Clinic — has appeared at ACON panels.
ACON actively supports and promotes transgender medicine via their website TransHub. They have named transgender advocacy as one of the key focal areas in their annual report, and transgender rights feature heavily in the Australian Workplace Equality Index tool. It is worth noting that Teddy Cook, ACON’s Director of Community Health, is Vice President of the Board of AusPath (a transgender medicined lobby group) and was appointed while Michelle Telfer held the presidency of this organisation.
Let us unpack that paragraph. A ‘trans man,’ Teddy Cook used to have a website called ‘Grunt.’ Focused on ‘trans men’ having sex with gay men, it disappeared when he was hired into the job at ACON.
Cook gave young ‘trans men’ advice that they don’t always need consent before touching a man. What progressive advice! “If you’re fisting or blowing someone, it may not be a thing worth mentioning,” Cook said. “Don’t assume that he won’t be ok with it. But also expect that some cis men won’t be into what you got.”
The website can still be found through the Wayback Machine, though the reader searches at their own risk. Take eyebleach. Then remember that this person is now the webmaster at TransHub.
Now a key ACON employee, Cook’s close friend and co-worker Morgan Carpenter. is “a Research Affiliate and bioethicist in the University of Sydney School of Public Health, intending to submit a PhD thesis in bioethics in September 2023.”
“He is also Executive Director of Intersex Human Rights Australia, a national charity by and for people with innate variations of sex characteristics.” The inventor of the ‘intersex flag,’ “Morgan is an intersex human rights defender with lived experience.” Oh, and he was also at the Yogyakarta conference. You know, the international gathering of gender identitarians that produced the set of principles which have since developed into the LGBTQAlphabetical agenda worldwide. The keystone document that shaped ‘gender identity’ legislation after 2007 by deliberately ignoring the rights of women, not to mention core civic principles of western enlightment societies. That one.
If you were wondering why so-called ‘intersex’ conditions, also known as disorders or differences of sexual development (DSDs), have been swept up under the ‘gender identity’ umbrella and their medical terminology (‘assigned male/female at birth’) appropriated to the needs of adults with factitious identity disorders, it is because selling out to fetishists is the only way an activist like Carpenter can ever access the funding to organize themselves for politics at all, especially in a civic environment like Australia’s.
Carpenter is an early signatory of the Darlington Statement, which says that “sex and gender binaries are upheld by structural violence.” Furthermore, “undue emphasis on how to classify intersex people rather than how we are treated is also a form of structural violence.”
Radicalism oozes from the document. In what seems like a demand for land statements, governments and institutions must “acknowledge and apologise for the treatment of people born with variations of sex characteristics, and provide redress and reparation for people born with variations of sex characteristics who have experienced involuntary or coercive medical interventions.” Furthermore, “there must be no time limit on access” to these benefits, because intersex people were apparently enslaved for centuries.
The Darlington aims are revolutionary. For the signatories, “the larger goal is not to seek new classifications but to end legal classification systems and the hierarchies that lie behind them.” Governments everywhere must stop registering infants as ‘male’ or ‘female’ this instant, they say, because it is “harmful” to a tiny number of children with DSDs.
“As with race or religion,” the single most basic demographic question about 99.9918 percent of human beings must henceforth be deemed too controversial for the public record, the Darlington signatories cry. Nor will they accept a ‘third sex’ classification. All children shall now exist in quantum states of gender until they grow up and decide what kind of sex characteristics they should have: “sex/gender assignments must be regarded as provisional.” All babies are now Schrödinger babies.
It is an agenda perfectly designed to create a wide breach that ‘gender identity’ can come through. And it has its own ‘diversity’ extortion scheme: a ‘Yellow Tick.’
“The Yellow Tick is the best way to ensure your organisation is intersex affirmative from the front door to the boardroom table,” the Darlington website says. To earn this virtue signal, an organization must buy their “policy and program review service alongside training and intersex specific resources” to help “improve consistency and accountability when groups move to learn more and make their services more intersex inclusive.” In other words, everyone must learn to incorporate the new woo, or else.
It is the ACON AWEI model, replicated and designed to reinforce the demands of the TQ+, even at the expense of the LGB. These organizations have developed ideological control far beyond police, education, media, and major companies.
DISER, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, also has a Pride network that “engaged with the management of Questacon and were able to light up their buildings in purple and rainbows for Wear it Purple Day” to get points on their AWEI score. Restrooms are of course unisex now and DISER has done everything they can to promote pronouns. How does that advance industry, science, energy, and resources in Australia? Your guess is as good as mine.
This kind of ‘diversity’ is ideological indoctrination. Entities pay ACON’s Pride in Diversity Program to learn how they can conform to the rainbow purple-wearing Pride agenda and get better scores on their AWEI submissions. It is a profitable scam. “With substantial and increasing public funding, ACON has become Australia’s largest LGBTQI+ charity, and is currently receiving over $17 million in government funding per year,” ACON Exposed says.
With its focus now on the gender identity ideology movement, it has successfully introduced concepts of Queer Theory into Australian public bodies including the media and education departments, and these concepts are increasingly being enshrined in school curriculums and legislature in a manner that is undermining and replacing women’s and girl’s sex-based rights. This work has also served to act against the interests of the LGB communities ACON is funded to represent.
Indeed, “no one can give us a better idea of how the former AIDS infrastructure is being repurposed for politicised social justice in Australia than Teddy Cook,” Edie Wyatt wrote in The Spectator last November. “ACON is the peak LGBTQ organisation in Australia and our largest AIDS charity.”
Wyatt points to the disturbing case of a gay man denied telephone counseling services because he expressed his fear that someone exactly like Cook would come along to violate his boundaries exactly the way Cook described on ‘Grunt’.
Wanting to be honest, Jason told Thorne Harbour Health that one major source of anxiety in his life is the inclusion policies of public and private services for gay men in Victoria. Jason has been self-excluding from dating sites, gay bars, and saunas because he is anxious about encountering trans-identified females.
Jason understands that some women feel like they have a male soul, but he doesn’t understand why gay men can’t be allowed exclusive spaces, not just dating, but for a space of community and release from heterosexual society.
“If AIDS charities are guilty of taking on the ideology Cook displays in Grunt,” Wyatt writes, “it would make sense that men like Jason are feeling alienated. Shaming gay men for their lack of attraction to female bodies is the single most appalling thing that an AIDS charity can do.”
And: “Let’s not forget one AIDS charity (ACON) runs the largest workplace equity benchmarking scheme in the nation.”
The ideological conformity is impressed on the everyday worker through posters, policies, pronoun badges, unisex loos, and of course, the relentless pressure to wear purple on this one day every August. Australians are increasingly resentful, fed up with an agenda-driven racket that only pretends to still care about HIV and LGB. Fear keeps many of them anonymous, but in the weeks to come The Distance will be telling their stories. Resistance is rising.
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