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Rock and roll legend Dee Snider of Twisted Sister has recently come under attack for being a “transphobe” after he expressed his disapproval of children and teens undergoing medical sex change. Snider was condemned around the same time that KISS member Paul Stanley walked back his statements about people transitioning.
Following Snider’s recent remarks, he was booted from the San Francisco Pride Parade after he had come out in support of Stanley’s comments about the “sad and dangerous fad” of parents pressing gender-affirming care on minors, who Snider does not believe should be able to make those types of decisions, per LoudWire.
Snider recently took to Facebook, posting a lengthy response to the accusations that he is a transphobe. The title of the post is called, “So, I hear I’m transphobic. Really?”
Snider says: “Why did the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade invite me, Dee Snider to be a Grand Marshal in their parade and sing ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ on the center stage at what could possibly be the most important LGBTQIA+ gathering in the organization’s long history[?]”
“To quote Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, ‘…Dee Snider [is] a longtime supporter of LGBTQ rights…’ I have ALWAYS stood with the community and its important causes. I was honored to accept the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade’s invitation and I even gave my blessing for ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ to be used as this year’s battle cry [‘Queer Not Gonna Take It!’).”
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