‘Real Time’ Bill Maher Says LGBTQ Rise Is In – Deadline

bill maher played one of society’s third rails tonight at his hbo to show Real time, taking on the rise of the LGBTQ community in his “New Rules” editorial at the end of the show.

Noting that polls have documented an exponential increase in those who claim to be LGBTQ, he asked if people should be allowed to ask, “What’s up with that?”

It wasn’t that long ago when adults asked children what they wanted to be when they grew up. “They wanted to say what profession,” Maher joked.

He cited a recent ACLU finding that the abortion rights controversy affects LGBTQ people more than so-called “breeders.” While she allowed that everyone should always keep in mind the respect and protection of others, she said: “Someone has to say it, it’s not all about you. It’s okay to ask questions about something very new,” and she turned to the trend of giving young children hormone blockers.

“We are literally experimenting with children,” Maher said, adding that we don’t know the long-term effects of that, “but logic says there will be problems,” citing bone density and fertility, among other issues. . “It’s not a lifestyle decision,” she added.

Maher said that an upcoming Pride parade in New York does not have gay men as Grand Marshalls. “That’s where we are now: gay men are not hip enough for a Gay Pride parade.” She added: “Gay is practically CIS, and CIS is practically Mormon.”

He tried to argue that polls indicating an increase in the LGBTQ community are all the rage, saying that “teenagers know that ‘The Prime Directive’ is anything to surprise and challenge the squares that mentioned them. That’s why no one puts a nose ring at 56.”

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Giving in to requests for hormone blockers and genital surgery is using children as part of the culture wars, he said, asking to wait. “If you are a man who wants to experience life without a pair of balls, you can get married,” she noted.

“Never forget that children are impressionable and very, very stupid,” Maher said. “A guy who thinks he’s a girl might just be gay, or whatever ‘Frazier’ was, pointing out that being a girl doesn’t mean you have to act like a Kardashian. And maybe, if life makes you sad, “There are other solutions besides giving me the penis saw.”

“I understand that being trans is different, it’s innate,” Maher said. “But children have phases. Children are fluent above all. If at the age of 8 they knew what they wanted to be, the world would be full of cowboys and princesses. He recalled: “I wanted to be a pirate. Thank God no one scheduled me to have an eye removed and peg leg surgery.”

Earlier, Maher had a somewhat chilling discussion with former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, who has a new book, A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times.

Esper, who was ultimately fired by Trump, had to convince the former president not to order troops to fire on protesters outside the White House.

Asked by Maher about a what-if scenario of if Trump runs for president and loses, then runs again, where the military would be positioned, Esper said the majority would support the American people and against any coup attempt.

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Maher scoffed at Esper’s claim that the US $800 billion defense budget was inadequate, as he claimed in his book, and held his feet to the fire when he was at a loss for words about whether there were compromises in his work.

But one key question: who Esper would vote for in a 2024 presidential race with Trump and “any Democrat” also had Esper fighting. He admitted that he would not vote for Trump, but added: “If Joe Biden continues to lean to the left, I can’t vote for him either.”

The panel discussion featured former Democratic operator Donna Brazile and podcaster Adam Carolla. There was an interesting moment when Brazile brought up the government’s claim that the most important threat facing the country is white supremacy, something Carolla said was “full of bullshit.”