Zoe Ellen Brain, Mercedes Allen, Autumn Sandeen, Monica Roberts, Stephanie Stevens, Jena Lewis, Michelle Lee
Invitation to form "Trans-AuCaUs Media Watch. A Transgender group of advocate bloggers from Australia, Canada and United States of American.
I am writing you because of our shared passion that transgender people be treated with dignity.
How many times have we been assailed by gay media with the word 'tranny' being used as a pejorative?
How any times have we responded individually hoping for a larger transender community response to back us up on a offenders blog?
How many times have we as a community been gang raped by gay media in articles purportly desiring goodwill dialouge with trans people that in realty were thinly disquised efforts crafted to antagonize and dehumanize us?
How many times have you felt as I have, powerless, when responding on my blog knowing good and well I was only reaching 1/10th of the audience as the offending gay blog?
How many times have we watched mainstream media pickup on gay media's predatory practices, parrot the offending gay media's offensive behaviour therby gaining attention exponentially.
How many times have you shared my sense of disempowerment when GLAAD, a gay organization, speaks for transgender people?
I am conducting a simple survey of trans identified people here http://bit.ly/asvzsc that will provide what we now lack to speak on behalf of the trans community.
This simple 5 question survey provides every person to identify, including anyone who considers themselves a 'tranny'.
This survey asks trans people and allies about how they feel about cisgender media using the word 'tranny'.
We will use the results of this survey to provide us a mandate when we confront transphobic media using our new organization "Trans-AuCaUs Media Watch".
As a organization, banding together transgender bloggers and activists and armed with factual evidence of transgender sensitivities we will dismantle gay misogony and hetero transphobia in media. As never before we will have a voice.
I see a organization run by individual bloggers belonging to Trans AuCaUs Media Watch committee. Each possessing her/his unique abilities and passions cross posting from their own blogs on Trans-AuCaUs Media Wach. Each committee member will be empowered with equal abilities to issue statements when necessary, condeming or commending.
Our power united we will easily overcome our singular adversaries. Together we can do this.
Hoping you will join this endeavour. We are nothing without you.
We are unstoppable with you.
kelli Anne Busey
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Arrest Bush ~ Protesting with Code Pink at the Dallas book signing
Protesting with Code Pink at GW Bush's signing of his memoir "Decision Points," a guide to torture in Dallas Texas, 2 miles from the Bush residence. We demand Bush be made accountable for authorizing torture, imprisoning innocent foreign national.
We demand the United States immediately cease spiriting away people to former soviet block countries for torture. We were regaled unceasingly by cars passing by with with shouts of "FUCK YOU", GO HOME, YOU SUCK.
One bible thumper looked me in the eye and said, well the Koran says 'kill all infidels' so why shouldn't we torture them?
I asked if he had ever read the Koran on much to his credit he admitted he had not. I told him the same was true for many fanatic Muslims and Christians, both groups hatred of each other being fed by a misquoting hating voice.
Not that that excuses Bushes torture. NO it DOES not.
Our protest peaked when we moved directly across from the Bush heads and started chanting "ARREST BUSH NOW" which resulted in your face arguments and heated standoffs, all under the close eye of a ever increasing police presence.
Another thing. How many log cabin gays are there in Dallas? There had to be hundreds there sucking up to the murderer of our youth.
Look for us on the news tonight.
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