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Queer Animal Liberation activists take a stand 

It's not everyday that Eastern European sausage prompts one to have a life changing epiphanous moment, but that's exactly what was related to participants attending presentations hosted by the hard core animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere. As reported by the right of center Front Page news portal on Jan.8, 2015, the activist organization recently hosted an event in which a variety of topics and presentations were given, which included such titles as "Trickle-Up Queer Animal Liberation" and "LGBTQ and Animal Liberation."

As presenter Hana Low stated during her presentation on Trickle-Up Queer Animal Liberation, only when she was microwaving her kielbasa did she come to the realize how hypocritical her own carnivorous urges have been her whole life. "How could I justly seek my own liberation, while denying that to others?" Low asked rhetorically.

Later during her presentation, the empowerment facilitator showed a photo of her girlfriend at animal sanctuary somewhere in the wilds of Colorado being at one with her new found bovine buddy. she pondered. As described by Low, her gal pal and accompanying cow pal were in the midst of "connecting" and the cow seemed to be "really enjoying himself."

In the latter moments of Low's presentation, her agenda was made clear, “My goal is total animal, queer, and trans liberation.”

Another presenter spoke of the nexus of the struggles of non-heterosexual human and overall animal liberation. Going by the singular name of Dominique, the lecturer pointed out “I’m going to talk about some of the ways in which the struggles for LGBTQ and animal liberation intersect with each other.”

Utilizing photos of drakes hanging out, and a pair of primate bonobos having sex, with an infant bonobo between them, Dominique stated, “I’m not sure if the adults are the same gender or sex, or if they are opposite sex, but like humans, they are one species that have sex for pleasure." Not done yet, she went on, "And they form a variety of relationships with each other, both opposite sex and same sex relations, and also have multiple partners."

While the Direct Action Everywhere official website refers to animals as our "fellow Earthings," one of the main themes of their video presentations decry "human supremacy." The presentations end with the overall mission being "The LGBTQ rights and animal right movements must work together to achieve human and nonhuman equality."

Published on Jan 6, 2015

"The LGBTQ rights and animal rights movements must work together to achieve human and nonhuman equality..." says activist Dominique De La Loza at a recent meeting of the organization Direct Action Everywhere.

Dateline Tuesday January 6 2015 - Portland Oregon: Just when you think that you have heard and seen it all you find it. That piece or Liberal lunacy that pushes it that one step further. In a bizarre series of presentations a San Francisco Bay Area Organization is promoting equality between animals and humans. You might think I am exaggerating. The video tells the tale.

First up in this compilation of "fair use" clips is Hana Low. She and her two partners are from Colorado and prefers the use of "They/Them" pronouns rather than the colloquial "she." Hana makes a presentation on "Trickle-Up Queer Animal Liberation." (No I am not making that up.) She relays a beautiful story of a trans woman finding love for animals over her microwaved kielbasa. After showing one of her (Oops *their*) partners in a relationship with a cow, Hana goes on to explain what she is really on about:

"My goal is total animal and queer Liberation."

But where does one begin to Liberate animals? Why at home of course! Let's start with the common house cat. Speaker and soon to be attorney Zsea Beaumonis advocates just that. "Liberation begins at home, respecting companion animals." She goes on: "Why not let your dog sit on the bed, why not let your cat sit on the counter?"

Dominique De La Loza shows great examples of Bonobos doing (... we report you decide ...) with a baby chimp in between them and advocates this as "normal" person behavior. Some of her more controversial comments ought to go over well with Second Amendment enthusiasts particularly hunters: "Another naturalistic *myth* that is used to justify human supremacy, is that animals were naturally intended for us to eat." Her punch line which she both spelled out and delivered orally was: "The LGBTQ rights and animal right movements must work together to achieve human and nonhuman equality..." That's it. Verbatim.

Finally we have Pax Ahimsa Gethen who lets us know that it is not only normal for a person's gender to change from day-to-day but from hour-to-hour as well. She informs us that Sweden is way ahead of the game, having developed a "Non-BinaryPronoun" which is "Hen." "Hen" she informs us is a gender neutral pronoun which Swedes have started using in ***nursery school***. Says Pax:

"In Sweden for example they are using 'Hen' in many nursery schools to try and give young children a gender neutral education from the start. So that's pretty exciting to me."

But getting back to animal equality, Pax informs us that we should not identify animals in the third person singular neutral:

"I would say do not call our fellow animals, non human animals, 'it' either. Now these animals can not tell us what their gender identity is so unfortunately we have to make some assumptions based on their anatomy."

She goes on to explain about the lesbian relationship between two chickens, Snow and Duala. "That shows that Snow is a person, some *one* not some *thing*"" claims Pax. She goes on equating the relationship between the two chickens to the relationship between a man (Brian) and a male goat (Luv):

{Speaking about Brian who is in the room, and showing a picture of him in the hay loft with the goat} "We have a couple guys hanging out you might recognize one of them one of them is in the room Brian. So since Luv (the goat) can't tell us otherwise what his gender identity is I'm going to call him 'he' just like you would call Brian a 'he' because they are both *people*"

It's just over 6 minutes of short excepts from the hours of madness on their YouTube Channel ( used under the Fair Use Laws.

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