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While the LGBT continues to consume itself in infighting and language policing, Real hate is at work on the outside watching the tensions rise with hopes for real weakness and retreat, We have always been stronger, bolder and irrepressible in our resolve. In a recent article posted to the National review, and by far one of the most blatant outbursts of transphobia I have ever read published to a major media outlet, writer Kevin D. Williamson attacks the Trans community and Laverne Cox in particular in his misguided and vicious diatribe. Please comment and share. The hate around us is real and unity is most important.
RuPaul – “Does the word ‘tranny’ bother me? No. I love the word ‘tranny.’ … It’s not the transexual community who’s saying that. These are fringe people who are looking for storylines to strengthen their identity as victims.
Occupy Wall Street has died down. Remnants of it exist in a very disorganized matter. Disgusted by what she saw as ineptitude, Justin Tunney took control of not only the twitter account of occupy wall street, she took control of occupywallst.org. How did Justine manage this? Justine created those accounts in July 2011.
The camp, “You Are You” (the name has been changed to protect the privacy of the children and is also the name of Morris’ series), is for “Parents who don’t have a gender-confirming 3-year-old who wants to wear high heels and prefers to go down the pink aisle in K-Mart and not that nasty dark boys’ aisle,” Morris said with a laugh.
HTTP://FIERTH.COM – This weekend, the New York Times published anextremely exploitative article about a transgender woman who had died in a fire. The article, about Lorena Escalera, only mentions that she was killed in a fire after telling readers that she was “curvaceous,” that she “drew admiring glances” in her “gritty Brooklyn neighborhood,” that she “was known to invite men for visits to her apartment,” that Lorena was “called Lorena” (as opposed to saying she was “named Lorena” or that she simply was Lorena) and that she “brought two men to her apartment” sometime between late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
HTTP://FIERTH.COM – In an effort to determine one community’s acceptance of transgender people, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Carmen Carrera is cast in the role of a New Jersey diner waitress, while an actor portrays a longtime customer who deplores the fact the waiter he once knew and liked as “Christopher” is now a woman.
HTTP://FIERTH.COM -Tomorrow, the Office of Public Engagement at the White House is hosting a meeting with a number of transgender activists and leaders working on federal policy around trans issues — for the first time in American history. Via the Washington Blade: