Ravens Superbowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo on Transgender Rights: If a man wears womans clothes and is really a man, who cares?

Human rights activist Brendon Ayanbadejo Ravens linebacker explained his support for transgender rights on CNN after eloquently stating his support of marriage equality:

“If a woman wants to wear a man's clothes or if a man wants to wear a woman's clothes or you feel like you're a woman on the inside and you're really a man. Who cares? Let's just treat everyone equally. Let's move on. Let's evolve as a culture, as a people.”

I honestly believe Ayanbadejo ether lacks a understanding of transgender people or was talking about cross dressers. In ether case it was a tragic faux pas at a crucial moment stereotyping transgender people as really men or woman who dress in the opposite sex's clothing. Can we help to understand who we are? Yes we can! (did someone say that before?) Heres Brendon's facebook fan page. Show some love. Be nice, help educate Brendon.

1 comment:

Justine Valinotti said...

Hi! While I think we should try to educate Brendon Ayanbadejo, I think we should also cut him some slack. I get the feeling he really just doesn't know any better: Plenty of people outside the LGBT/gender-variant community don't understand the difference between a trans person and cross-dresser--or, for that matter, between a drag queen and an effeminate gay man. In fact, some within the LGBT community don't understand those differences, either.