As trans activism and anti-trans activism comes further into the consciousness of the public, the general public will also undoubtedly see some aspects of trans activism that make them uncomfortable, or downright afraid.
There are certain discussions that trans people are torn over. Many of those discussions we don’t usually have in mixed company because we know the discussion might be too much too fast for potential allies, or that we don’t have solid answers just yet. Sometimes when we have those discussions publicly, they can be offputting to the general population or allies, and may leave them with questions.
A Republican candidate for California’s house just lost her primary.
In May, Jazmina Saavedra streamed video of herself harassing a transgender womanin a Denny’s bathroom.
“She built a community to protect the abused. Now she’s on the side of the abusers. What happened to YouTuber Laci Green?”
“After Makana Milho, a transgender woman from Hawaii, published videos of her supervisor allegedly asking her for sexual favors in return for an early dismissal from her court-ordered community service, she first felt empowered.”
(Via. Huffington Post)
Anti-LGBT Group Admits It Invented Story Transgender Student Harassing Classmates.
Conservative media has been quite exercised this week by a story about a transgender student at Florence High School in Colorado allegedly harassing girls in the locker room. The Pacific Justice Institute, a California-based anti-LGBT group, spurred the media focus by sending a letter to the school demanding accommodation for the supposed victims. Cristan Williams at The TransAdvocate debunked the story by speaking directly with Superintendent Rhonda Vendetti, who explained that no harassment took place — a few parents just don’t like that a transgender student is being allowed to use the locker room of the gender with which she identifies. Now, PJI has basically admitted they invented the story because they’re just transphobic.
Read the story on ThinkProgress.