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Michael Knowles vs. transgender people

Michael Knowles is an American writer and anti-transgender extremist.


Michael¬†John¬†Knowles was born March 18, 1990 in Bedford Hills, New York. He grew up in a Catholic family. As a teen he trained at the¬†Stella Adler Studio of Acting. After he earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, he acted in Los Angeles.

In 2016, Knowles was invited to join The Daily Wire.

He married Alissa Mahler in 2018 and has two children.

Anti-transgender activism

Knowles opposes marriage equality.

In 2019, Knowles gave a speech at the¬†University of Missouri‚ÄďKansas City¬†titled “Men Are Not Women,” which led to protests.

In February 2023, Knowles called for the elimination of the concept of being¬†transgender, arguing that those who identify as transgender are “laboring a delusion, and we need to correct that delusion”. At the¬†Conservative Political Action Conference¬†(CPAC) in March, he further stated that “there can be no middle way in dealing with transgenderism”, and that “for the good of society, transgenderism must be eradicated from public life entirely.”


Kilander, Gustaf (March 4, 2023).¬†CPAC speaker sparks alarm with call for trans people to be ‘eradicated’.¬†The Independent.¬†[archive]

Hawkinson, Katie (March 4, 2023).¬†Michael Knowles Says Transgenderism Must Be ‘Eradicated’ at CPAC.¬†The Daily Beast.¬†[archive]

McClure, Kelly (March 4, 2023).¬†CPAC speaker says, “Transgenderism must be eradicated,” while claiming it doesn’t exist.¬†Salon.¬†[archive]¬†

Zoledziowski, Anya (March 6, 2023). CPAC Speaker Calls for Eradication of ‘Transgenderism,’ Crowd Goes Wild.¬†Vice.¬†[archive]

Rodriguez, Matthew (March 6, 2023). CPAC Speaker Michael Knowles Says “Transgenderism Must Be Eradicated”.¬†them¬†[archive]


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