Parker Molloy is a man in Chicago, Illinois who started identifying as a Woman in the last two years. Molloy writes for The Advocate, a longstanding Gay magazine that has, in recent years, broadened to include the entire GLBT acronym. Molloy recently penned an opinion piece for The Advocate about Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club, a film that addresses the AIDS crisis as viewed through the story of Ron Woodroof. In the movie, Leto plays Rayon, a Gay man who dresses as a woman.
Leto was accused of “transmisogyny” by another man who identifies as a woman while Leto attended a film festival. In response to the heckler, Leto said:
“Because I’m a man, I don’t deserve to play that part?” Leto asked in response. “So you would hold a role against someone who happened to be gay or lesbian — they can’t play a straight part? Then you’ve made sure people that are gay, people that aren’t straight, people like the Rayons of the world, would never have the opportunity to turn the tables and explore parts of that art.”
In The Advocate piece, Molloy states: In Dallas Buyers Club, the audience is led to believe that Rayon, a transgender woman, is sexually attracted to men. This would mean that Rayon is straight, contrary to what Leto said in his off-the-cuff response.
Parker Molloy wants you to believe that Rayon is a “straight woman.” Parker Molloy wants you to believe that Rayon went to gay bars to socialize with gay men and engage in sex with gay men because Rayon was a “straight woman.”
This is the kind of revisionism in which Transgender Advocates routinely engage.
Molloy might want to spend some time looking through The Advocate‘s archives and read its excellent reporting around AIDS from the 1980s. The groups most impacted by HIV and AIDS were not actually straight women who socialized in gay bars and had sex with gay men.