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Jen Martinez: I Joined Gays Against Groomers Because I Don't Recognize My Community Anymore

My name is Jen Martinez. I am the co-chapter leader of Gays Against Groomers Long Beach, and this is my Gays Against Groomers origin story:

In June of 2022, I stumbled across Jaimee Michell's first tweet about the organization she was creating, called Gays Against Groomers. As I read through her tweet, I thought “This is me, too!” I felt a sense of relief. It was a shock knowing I wasn’t the only lesbian who felt like the mainstream alphabet soup had gone way too far.

Over the previous few years, I had watched in anger as "the community" began to devolve into nearly every regressive stereotype that I and the gay elders before me had fought so hard against. For many of us, including myself, once marriage equality was achieved, we were content to just blend into the background and live our lives. Yet, Rainbow, Inc. had other plans for our "community." Those organizations could no longer use the gay community, so they created a new victim class: Transgenderism.

While there have always been transsexuals in the world, nobody was actively pushing transgenderism, especially not to children. As of today, you would be lucky to go to any major online platform and not see a story on “Drag Queen Story Time,” an all ages drag show, or teachers pushing more pronouns than we can keep up with.

I began to see how drastically this was affecting teenage girls and young women, especially. I could no longer stand by and not try to do something. This is why aligned with Gays Against Groomers. Rainbow, Inc. is deliberately indoctrinating children younger and younger into gender ideology, using the our community as a shield to do it. This is not progressive, and it is hurting us more than anyone can imagine.

If any of this has struck a chord with you, please consider joining us in this movement.

Our silence is what got us here and only our voices can end it.

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