Showing posts with label Drag Queen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Drag Queen. Show all posts

10/25/12

Trevor Ashley: Your "trAnnie" kills Trans Children


Despite of the petition, numerous complaints to the Anti Discrimination Board  answered at best with form letters, and emails to the Sydney Opera House not to show 'trAnnie' it appears they plan to go forward with this show which mocks transgender children associating  them with sexual perversity, substance abuse and pedophilia.

Why would these people make Christmas even more agonizing for trans youth by making their ridicule a yule time tradition?
Why is it conscionable to perform what is essentially black face or trans face by gay people arguably associated to transgender people by the acronym LGBT?
What rational could the Opera House, actors and the government have for helping to intensify the stigmatization of trans youth who already have an attempted suicide rate of 50%?

They all say its in good fun, we should learn to take a joke and we should stop claiming to be victims.
The plot and trailer



The lead role and co writer is Trevor Ashley, an Australian gay man who apparently spent much of his life in cabaret and garnered quite a following.

I just finished interviewing Ali, a transgender youth from Arkansas. While I was writing her article it hit me like a ton of bricks. Her narrative in the Friend Film  trailer primarily focused on the hate she endured in rural Stuttgart being forced to present as male and being called a 'faggot'.



Now that she has come out as a young trans woman, she will have to deal with being called a different pejorative one that pierces her heart, "Tranny". This youth survived her early childhood, but she and other trans girls like her, shy and unassuming, are who this production and promotion of "tRanie" puts in peril.

They are the ones we will mourn losing this Transgender Day of Remembrance  only days before this show mocks them. Mainly young woman of color, marginalized by the same stigmatization Trevor Ashly promotes with "trAnnie".

The word "Tranny" is a pejorative used almost exclusively as a weapon during beatings and murders and to describe children and adults in the pornographic industry.

Want proof?


Trevor Ashley is connecting with these predators, gay transphobes and a assortment of others on  twitter promoting his play with the hashtag "Trannie" .


A screen snip of a man responding to Trevor Ashley and few following unassociated tweets, the kind you will always find by people using the slur "trannie or tranny":


I implore you Ashley Trevor to have a change of heart. We would never know exactly how many lives would be saved by cancelling "trAnnie" but you would know you this.

 You wouldn't be contributing to the hate that kills.

5/13/11

"Queer Rising" Stop Drag n round Transgender Expression on the Aids Walk

Kat over at Enda Blog is righteously "fucking mad" that New York gay's are continuing to place Marriage equality over GENDA.

I couldn't agree more with Kat on that count but what makes me really "fucking mad" is a that queer rising, a New York Gay advocacy organization is using Rupaul's misappropriated brand trying to embarrass their opponents with MY transgender expression.

Queer Rising offended that Senator Diaz is holding a anti gay marriage rally the same day will be on the Aids Walk route taking pictures of the Senator in drag with participants for a dollar.

Ok, this is not right you're thinking, but maybe Queer Rising has a history of transgender activism and being populated by trans people this transgression might not seem as offensive. Viewing the video of past actions I see no obviously trans peeps so we'll dig a little deeper, there still might be some trans in the woodpile.

Well, Queer Rising's Facebook page and web page listing past actions doesn't have anything in support of the most vulnerable of our community, inner city transgender people. Neither does Queer Rising cofounder Natasha Dillon Twitter account nor does Queer Rising..
But Queer Rising's Tweeter stream overflows with tweets by gay people celebrating Queers Rising dehumanizing of transgender people for GAY MARRIAGE!

Queer Rising WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? TAKE THE "T" OUT OF YOUR NAME! you have done nothing to earn it

So, I painted myself into a corner you think defending RuPaul of all people!

Number 1. RuPaul is a transphobic cisgender gay pig who's monetarily capitalizing on the transgender expression which tragically simultaneously assimilates our expression. (we got him, like it or not)

Number 2. That said, drag does fall under the transgender umbrella as much as I don't like it and you're using it to denigrate our existence is an attack on our physical welfare


I got a better idea! Why don't we place your senatorial opponents on top of your gay fist and humiliate him with the idea HE MIGHT BE GAY? *GASP* Just leave transgender expression and identity alone. I'll tell you why.


You are gay and lesbian misogynist and did not want to denigrate the gay experience. Because transgender people are easily accessible less respected minority EVERYONE can laugh at, one that gay people feel they have some claim to. YOU USED US!


We are not less than you, damn it.


Contact queerrising@gmail.com and/or call Co Founder Natasha Dillon at 917-520-8554.

Update of sorts. Its still a day before the walk but I have had two phone conversations with Natasha Dillion. She told me during those talks the reason Queer Rising has no history of transgender advocacy is because no transgender people have attended their meetings.

According to Natasha" We vote on advocacy ideas from our members but since we have had no transgender members there have been no trans events" I really suspected as much. When she was questioned about who suggested using drag to humiliate the Senator Ms. Dillion told me "We have a couple drag queen members, some who have been arrested with us and they suggested the idea". Ms. Dillion did say that their drag members did not live full time.

In this mornings twitter conversation Ms Dillion responded positively to my list of blogs I asked her to read with this mention:

Again I ask that DRAG, a part of our culture NOT be used to humiliate and degrade our adversaries. Actions like that send a message to the transgender communities foes that not only are we less than they but less than gay.

2/20/09

Reann Ballslee : George Mason's Uni-diversity Homecoming Queen


Now this Drag Queen has Class! Apparently 30,000 people think so too! Ryan Allen AKA Reann Ballslee when she performs in Washington DC area celebrates after being elected Homecoming Queen by the Class of 2009 at George Mason University!
According to the AP release George Mason picks drag queen as homecoming queen Ms. Ballslee says "Reann is very sassy, very silly. She's an entertainer throughout. She's not afraid to do a high kick if that's what it takes," Allen said. "She's got a little camp but is not as campy as some queens."

Homecoming gender Uni-diversity!

by Kelli Busey
February 20, 2009
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