Dead Name, an American indie documentary released at the end of last year, seeks to give a voice to parents who are skeptical of their children’s trans identities. However, with depressing predictability, video platform Vimeo removed Dead Name in January, just 34 days after it was first published on the site. Vimeo apparently does not trust audiences to make up their own minds on this issue. [Trailer below]
Undeterred, the team behind Dead Name hastily ‘re-platformed’ the film within four hours, on deadnamedocumentary.com. The film’s director, Taylor Reece, told me that the attempt to suppress the film had in fact sparked a surge in interest, driving sales ‘through the roof’.
Dead Name is a raw, intimate portrait of three parents whose children were labelled ‘trans’. A ‘dead name’ refers to the birth name that is discarded when a person begins to identify as nonbinary or as the opposite sex. Those profiled in Dead Name are not campaigners. They are relatable people struggling to make sense of a nonsensical ideology. In Reece’s words, ‘they’re simply parents who’ve dared to raise questions, who have struggled with being marginalized and being silenced’.
The first to speak is Amy, a mother whose teen daughter began identifying as a boy at 15, following a break-up with her boyfriend. She went from being a youngster interested in performing arts to becoming introverted, increasingly distressed and ‘cloistering herself in her room’. What Amy describes of her child’s behavior sounds like normal adolescent angst. Yet, after a single remote consultation with a clinic, she was prescribed testosterone. This mother will never again hear her daughter’s voice as it was before it was altered by hormones. She has not seen her daughter for years.
Then Helen tells her story. Helen is a lesbian whose ex-wife decided to socially transition their child, Jonas, when he was just four years old. The first Helen knew of this was when a letter from Jonas’ preschool informed her that ‘one of our students is now trans, and we would love for you all to celebrate and support her’. Jonas’ name was changed to Rosa on the register. Helen had to fight a legal battle for two years to prevent her son from being socially and medically transitioned, eventually winning custody. Initially, she struggled to find an attorney who would even take on the case.
Last is Bill. Bill’s son, Sean, began to identify as trans shortly after he enrolled at college. Just months later, he was dead. As a child, Sean suffered the loss of his mother from illness and his brother from a heroin overdose. He was diagnosed with cancer both as a toddler and then as an older teenager. Bill believes that Sean had been buying hormones online and that these interacted with his cancer medication, hastening his death. His request for a proper autopsy was refused.
Full story at Spiked.
Watch the Dead Name trailer:
Eternal rest grant unto Sean, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Serious question: where do the alphabet people draw the line? Is there any line that they consider going too far to cross?
For example, is transpeciesism too far for the rainbow brigade? Or will transpeciesism be shoved down our throats too in five years? Will the elites require affirming kids who identify as cats or dogs and support species-affirming surgery and drugs to give them hair and tails? Will schools be required to have dog runs where the trans-dogs can do their business and litterboxes where the trans cats can do theirs? Will TV shows and movies portray trans-dogs and trans-cats sympathetically in plot lines, to the gushing accolades of the film academy?
I think they will support all those things because the root cause of all this is insanity, and insanity knows no limits. It started with the insanity of gay marriage. Now look where it’s led and where it’s going.
I hate to even mention this, but the litter box thing is already happening. Disturbing and extremely evil.
Whether or not this is true, I am sorry to disappoint you, but lycanthropy has been around since mankind began. Some scientists are also mixing human DNA with animal DNA in some labs.
You believe in werewolves?
What other occult beliefs do you have?
Nice try to twist my words but it won’t work. There are people who think they are wolves or wild animals who have mental problems. It is the same with men who pretend they are women, and women who pretend they are men. It is really a type of fraud. A surgeon cannot change a man into a woman or a woman into a man. Corrective surgery on someone with deformed genitals is an entirely different matter.
I did not twist your words. I took you at your word.
I guess you meant clinical lycanthropy. Which is extremely rare.
I do not think that gender dysphoria is comparable to it at all.
This is so evil there is only one word for it……diabolical.
Families destroyed..by addiction, mental illness, murder, suicide, alcoholism, personality disorders, accidents, illness, war, terrorism, adultery, theft, gambling…
The Church is deeply convinced that only by the acceptance of the Gospel are the hopes that man legitimately places in marriage and in the family capable of being fulfilled.
Familiaris Consortio St. John Paul II 1981
Gender ideology should be illegal. I was so thrilled to read, just now– that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration punished the Hyatt Regency Miami hotel, by revoking its liquor license, because the filthy, creepy hotel held a sexually explicit Drag Queen Show– with children present.
More regarding the destruction of families… I just read that the famous Carter children’s clothing line, which sells a great deal of infant and toddler clothing and accessories, now features an LGBT-themed clothing line. I just signed a petition to the company.
Whose list are you on that you are always signing petitions?
The USCCB, California Catholic Comference, California (Pro Life) Family Council, LiveAction, LifeSiteNews, Texas Right to Life, One Million Moms, Family Research Council, National Organization for Marriage, American Life League, and many more! How about you– are you active for our Catholic Pro Life and Pro Christian Marriage issues?
I would never sign an online petition-so I’m not active that way.
You could do a lot of good, by doing your part, especially if Catholic– to sign petitions of the USCCB and Calif. Catholic Conference, as well as many other related Catholic groups. Also, you will learn how you, a constituent, can participate in the legislative process by doing your part, as a constituent, of offering your comments and your “yes” or “no” positions on current bills going through either Congress or our State legislature. You can also participate by making phone calls, sending emails, and writing letters to politicians, to politely offer your opinions. You may not see results very soon, but it is highly important for us to try. Some things may take many years to happen, by the grace of God. It is very necessary for our elected officials to know what constituents believe, and where they stand on things– even if they disagree. If Pres. Biden and Gov. Newsom want to pass many bad laws against God, for evil things like abortion, transgender mutilations of minors, gay “marriage,” or anything else– you have a place to contribute your opinions. Pres. Biden and Gov. Newsom are certainly not “King Biden” and “King Newsom!” And we are not their helpless “pawns.”
I just got an email from the SF Republican Party, regarding the hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on March 21st at 9am, in Room 437. Scott Wiener and another Assembly Member have a very evil bill, AB957, that will give legal preference in a custody battle, to the parent willing to transition a child. Wiener has authored legislation making California a transgender “sanctuary state” for minor youth, encouraging early-age medical gender transition while undermining parental authority. The SF Republican Party is urging us to make phone calls, send emails, and attend the March 21st hearing. The SF GOP Party also has three Calls to Action, for this issue. They show you how to go on the CA Legislature Position Letter Portal and make an account, log-in, and send a letter– and also, choose your stance (“oppose” or “support”) on AB 957. You can directly call and email Members of the Judiciary Committee and give your views. You can also consider coming to the meeting, in Sacramento– and testifying in person against the bill. If you go to the SF Republican Party website, and sign-up to receive their emails, they will probably send you the same email that I got today, and you can get involved in this. This is the SF Republican Party– not the State or National GOP Party website. These days, there are dozens of very immoral, dangerous, just terrible bills to fight, for God.
OneMillionMoms is a part of the outstanding, faith-based organization, American Family Association, under the American Family Foundation, founded in the 1970s to combat the evil Death Culture. They are at afa.net, online. They have a group of organizations that includes OneMillionMoms, American Family Radio, American Family News, AFA Streaming online platform, etc. They are also on Youtube, and everywhere else. They have films, books, and many resources.
I don’t go along with the “sensational” or “radical” style of the editors of LifeSiteNews– but I appreciate their fidelity to the Catholic Faith. All the hard, truthful, and excellent journalistic work they do, is wonderful! I also worry about the USCCB’s honest positions on Pro Life and Christian Marriage, and denying Communion to pro abort “Catholic” politicians… — they csn be very wrongfully ambiguous at times… also, it can be a worry, their positions on border control, and (illegal) immigration– but overall, I think they’re okay, and always sign their petitions. You have to be careful, use your head. I also worry about the bishops’ liberal or “naive” stance on crime, and dangerous, mentally-unstable, violent criminals, too. It is a horror, Bishop O’Connell ‘s murder– was he perhaps “too trusting” of a hardened criminal type of man? I have no idea. Criminal minds are not normal minds. They cannot easily be rehabilitated and transformed into normal and decent people– they are very deceptively unstable — and extremely dangerous! The bishops’ promotion of “Restorative Justice” is a good idea, but it does not always work. Scary!!
No child should ever be in a so-called “gay family,” with “two mommies” or “two daddies”– wearing clothing advertising the “gay agenda.” For example– it is a horrible thing, to see a baby in a onesie or with a bib, or toddler in pajamas or t-shirt, with rainbow-colored slogans like, “I love my two daddies!” (Or worse– sexually-themed “comical” filthy slogans!)
Here is a link from “One Million Moms” to sign the petition to Carter’s, to protest their new, LGBT-themed children’s clothing line:
I don’t understand this. It is a fundamentalist Christian organization so I get that they don’t like the clothing but why threaten the company? That is not Christian. Christian might be “I can no longer purchase you clothes.”, not “I won’t buy your clothes until you change and I’ll tell everyone else not to either.”
There is an internet name for people like that. I don’t use it.
I think you are making a distinction without much difference. Not to purchase clothing and spreading the word belong to the same mindset, or so it seems to me. Boycotts are either Christian or not, depending on the desired goal. If the goal is Christian, so is the boycott. From my perspective, and you may call this unchristian, any protest that can be made against the LGBT juggernaut is most likely Christian, regardless of fundamentalist backing. Maybe you should join the One Million Moms effort and sign the petition; except now, with this suggestion, the internet has names for people like me, which you don’t use. That is the risk in a society where free speech still exists in places, for now.
Here is the difference. One accepts the others agency and makes a decision not to support it. The other is manipulative bullying.
Where did Christ ever say “gang up on sinners to convert them?”
Anonymous, perhaps you would not like or understand the mission of Christ and His cousin, St. John the Baptist– and all the Jewish prophets before them. They all harshly scolded sinful wrongdoers, called them to repentance– and were not popular, except with very good people who truly loved God and kept His Commandments! Christ called the Pharisees “hypocrites,” “brood of vipers,” “whitened sepulchres,” and much more! He scolded the money changers, overturned their tables, and then took a long whip, and drove them out of the Temple. He was the Son of God– and was always truthful. And we must likewise be truthful–and drive Satan out of our country and out of our Church! Satan and his Death Culture are tearing our Church and our country to pieces! Don’t you understand that? We all must have courage and determination– and fight these spiritual battles, for our Church and country– for Chtist! That is what we are called to do, as Christians and as Catholics!
The Pharisees weren’t sinners. They were religious people who looked down on sinners and were in it for their own egos. Some, like St. Paul, were sincerely zealous for God but he persecuted the Church until he had a miraculous vision.
The money changers were people who were exploiting those who came to fulfill God’s commandments and worship Him at the temple.
But of course, you must put other people down because they do obey Christ and not your fundamentalist organization, which has revenue of $30 million per year.
I would like to find one person who claims to be a Christian who actually does what Christ said to do. So far, the only one I have found is Mary, his Mother.
Sorry, but you are really mixed-up on Christ. You also fail to understand that we are as Christians, called to fight Evil. You have to have courage and commitment to do that. Your children, family, and community are counting on you to stand up and “say no” to Evil– and help protect your family and community.
What are doing about all the evil?
You should be praying the Rosary. Pray the Chaplet of Mercy. Go to Mass. Make a Holy Hour.
Educate yourself on the Catholic faith and stop playing with fundamentalism.
Not interested, eh? Perhaps you do not believe in God, do not accept and live by Christian Morality, or guide your family, together with your spouse, by good Christian family values… and perhaps you are not even Catholic. Maybe you do not worry about America’s families and kids, including yours– being attacked and assaulted savagely, by the evils of the Culture of Death. Why
then, are you on this website?? Christianity, and Christian values, are under attack and persecution, all over America– and worldwide! This is a Catholic website. One MillionMoms is a Christian non-denominational, faith-based organization that is fighting Satanic evils of the Culture of Death, destroyng America’s children and families, today. Catholic pro-life and pro-family, and similar faith-based organizations, work together all the time, fighting today’s evils– fighting abortion, the LGBT agenda, transgender and gender ideologies, Drag Queens, pornography, liberal-leftist sexualization of children in American schools, etc. Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, works all the time also, side-by-side, with these faith-based organizations, such as the Family Research Council, American Family Association, and others. etc. etc. — to fight Evil, and reclaim America from the Death Culture, and end religious abuse and discrimination, to Catholics, and to all Christians. Donahue has issues he asks his readers to fight for too, with emails, letters, and phone calls to protest evils in our society. Bill Donohue and the Catholic League are superb! Did you know that many Christian faith-based organizations worked together, yo help end Roe vs. Wade, in the recent SCOTUS case, last year? We have to get busy, work for Christ, and fight Satan’s Death Culture, destroying our children, families, and our great country!
Recently, there has been a great public outrage, in the U.S. and UK, about nearly-nude Drag Queens, performing lewd dances, and sexually “twerking” before moms and babies. Before that, there was a terrible public outrage over the Spanish company, Balenciaga, featuring a new, lewd and horrible children’s line of toys, with ad photos of small children holding teddy bears and toys dressed in filthy, violent BDSM pervert sex gear. The outrage was so fierce, that Balenciaga publicly apologized, and dumped its filthy, perverted new children’s product line. It is very important to fight such evils.
How would nearly nude Drag Queens (not sure why we are capitalizing that) even work?
As for the Balenciaga ads, I saw them and thought nothing of them. You would have to know a lot about kinky sex to even know what was wrong with them.
Instead of immersing yourself in sin, why don’t you read the Bible?
Reading the Bible is useless unless you decide to honestly practice your Faith.
“Get thee behind me, Satan!”
You should have more faith in God and less in man.
You should have more faith in God– and the commitment to do His Will to join the efforts of Christians to eradicate horrific evils that harm innocent children.
If you are fighting satan, then he has you in his power.
Do you not know how to do spiritual warfare?
Pray and love. He has no power over you if you pray and love.
Do you have a spiritual director or confessor or pastor that can guide you on these things?
I could tell a long time ago that something non-Catholic had entered your spiritual life just from things you say in your comments here.
All life is a spiritual struggle between Good and Evil, God and Satan, on this earth. Christ calls us to help destroy the evil Culture of Death and help Him establish His Kingdom in the Culture of Life. We have the adult responsibility to God, to seek to make a good country for our children and grandchildren, and destroy Evil, by the help of God. Pray, love– and do Christ’s work. Your children, grandchildren, and many others are counting on you.
Reply to, as a friend I tell you this: that is not Catholic
What did Jesus say about family?
How much credibility does Bill Donohue have?
I should not have fed the troll.
There are far too many mindless hypocrites and trolls on this website, with no moral conscience, making useless comments.
We Fly to Thy Patronage
Catholic Online Prayers
In every engagement with the infernal powers, we shall always certainly conquer by having recourse to the Mother of God, Who is also our Mother, saying and repeating again and again: “We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God: we fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God.” Oh how many victories have not the faithful gained over hell, by having recourse to Mary with this short but most powerful prayer! Thus is was that the great servant of god, Sister Mary Crucified, of the Order of St. Benedict, always overcame the devils.
St. Alphonsus Liguori in Hail Holy Queen!
Funny… the most pious people I know are suffering the most and the most wicked are prospering. Funny how providence works.
The view from the Cross
That’s exactly what it says in the Bible– and what many Saints also said.
Last week, leaders of the Family Research Council gathered at City Hall in Port Wentworth, Georgia, to deliver 35,000 petitions (including mine) in support of a young, 19-year-old police officer, Jacob Kersey, who was forced to resign for simply stating on Social Media that he is a Christian and believes that Marriage is only between one man and one woman! He was told he could not share his beliefs on Social Media. Many fine faith-based organizations are standing up for Jacob, includibg Catholic ones– and he has a lawsuit in court, with a Christian faith-based legal team representing him. We all need to work hard, with God at our side– to return our Nation to good Christian Morality and family values! We are “One Nation Under God,” as it says in our Pledge of Allegiance!
and now he has a podcast…
It is a situation that needs to be decided-it has happened to a lot of people.
Can people be fired or in his case, warned that they could be fired whence he decided to resign, because of something they write on social media?
Christianity is being attacked savagely today, in our country, and around the world. If you post traditional Christian beliefs on Social Media, yes, you may risk being either harassed or fired. The “WOKE” beliefs, including the immoral “LGBT agenda,”
are poisoning the countries of Western civilization. The Christian cake artist, Jack Philips, just lost another battle in his home state, Colorado. He has won and lost cases for over a decade, I think, because the LGBTs keep harassing and suing him for his Christian beliefs. The situation is very serious. The Biden administration is also seeking to remove religious exemptions for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, etc., on performing or assisting at abortions, or distributing abortion pills. The situation is very serious, very evil.
This really is not an attack on Christianity. Christians decide to disobey laws that violate their beliefs and rightly so. In our country, we have recourse to courts and our elected officials to help rectify and clarify the situation.
The cake baker won at the Supreme Court in a very limited way because of an error of those who punished him. People who fight against the laws of accommodation have never won on the grounds of freedom of religion.
It has to be written into the law. That is why the bishops opposed the bill protecting same sex marriage because it had no protection for people like the baker.
No, the liberal-leftists are now in power, and are deliberately making immoral, false, anti-Christian laws. They hate Christianity, and they especially hate Christian Morality– and want to destroy it, so they can “legally” lead sinful lives. They are deliberately attacking Christian core beliefs. This is ravaging America and many countries. One needs a good moral conscience and the courage and commitment for obedience to God only– and to fight against all wrongful anti-Christian laws and beliefs. That is our duty to God, as Catholics and as Christians. For example– if there are laws that state, “no religious exemptions for doctors, nurses, and all medical personnel– by law, they now are required to perform abortions or participate in them”– then, you must disobey those Satanic laws, and fight against them! As Christ said, “the Law was made to serve man”– to help mankind, not harm mankind. Mankind must obey only God’s Laws, and all human laws must be in accordance with God’s Divine Laws. We live in very evil, dangerous times. We all must fight to re-establish Christianity, in many Western countries. There are evil, misguided, anti-Christian, pro-LGBT lawyers and activists, who have threatened the Colorado Christian baker, sent him death threats, and have evilly told him to his face, that they will never stop persecuting him, and will constantly find ways to harass him and sue him, until he breaks down and abandons his Christian faith. They are enraged, demonic.
Christ never said “the Law was made to serve man”.
Maybe you should not read so many emails and read the Bible and the Catechism and some writings of the saints.
Read St. Mark 2:24-28
You will see that Jesus was harassed all the time by the Jewish religious leaders and Pharisees, for breaking Jewish laws, and doing His healing work on the Sabbath. Jesus told them, that “the Sabbath was made for man. not man for the Sabbath.”
Yes. Now you have it correct. Thank you for correcting yourself.
But you are correct that there are attacks on Christians and Catholics all around the world.