The backlash against the charity is part of a depressing trend for trans people in Britain, whose rights and safety are under threat
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A black transgender woman wanted to be heard, but the white men wanted to celebrate.
It was an important turning point, but by no means were the riots the first act of Queer resistance.
Ever since the 1969 riots on the streets outside New York City’s Stonewall Inn, L.G.B.T.Q. communities have gathered there to express their joy, their anger, their pain and their power.
The charity Stonewall has condemned the actions of pressure group Transgender Trend in publishing a set of stickers on its website which promote messages such as “kids shouldn’t be taught in school that they can choose to be a boy or a girl”.
The Lesbian Rights Alliance’s anti-transgender stance was called “divisive, hateful and misguided”
“Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of Stonewall Inn Thursday night to protest President Donald Trump rolling back protections for transgender Americans. In the description of the Facebook event for their protest, Rally organizers said they wanted to “make it clear that we will fight to keep protections for Trans and gender non-conforming people and students.”
“A college student received a surprising note from her professor regarding the Stonewall riots on an essay she wrote about the role of anger in activism.”
“Not that we expected otherwise, but anyone fearful the fairly substantial attention Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’ has been getting for being so bad would result in some sort of a ‘we need to see how awful it is’ box office boost can exhale: The movie tanked.”
Reading this reminds me of the comedians defense; “It’s ONLY a JOKE, lighten up!”
“Director Roland Emmerich and screenwriter Jon Robin Baitz, both out gay men, sympathized with criticism that trans people and people of color central to the Stonewall riots were being pushed aside — and asked for patience until the film’s release.”