GLAADS Trans100 the slickest trans assimilation scheme ever, or just a great thing?

I'm not saying its a bad idea, in fact its a great idea. Every year put 100 people front and center who have contributed to transgender progress in highly positives way. But what about those who just managed to make it one more year struggling in some back ally, eating out of a garbage can?

A person can be nominated via web form by anyone. And for or the narcissists in the crowd, you can even nominate yourself.  According to the Trans 100 about page you need to be pretty active and a sucessfull  advocate. Hard to do when you are in the ally but that doesn't lessen your value my friend.

Someone, most likely GLAAD staff then selects "Curators" from the trans community who vote anonymously sending those selections back to GLAAD.

Getting the curated message out.

A recent Rolling Stones article first quotes Hayden Mora of the Human Rights Campaign, then Tiq Milan, GLAAD's senior media strategist and a host of high profile trans people who were selected to be honored.

That's brilliant message control.

But what about the selections that GLAAD disproves of?

Controlling the message

Trans man Mark Angelo Cummings said he was told he was selected but after he made a statement critical of Janet Mock for her interview by Pierce Morgan, he was deselected. Cummings feels strongly that his criticism of Mock was the sole  reason for him not being a trans 100 honoree.

The facebook status Cummings posted on his profile..
I am seeing a very strange twist in our community, and why are we all of a sudden admiring individuals who have recently come out as advocates with little to no experience in that role. One is an actress, the other stealth for many years working at Peoples magazine behind a cubicle and now decides to write a book and is identifying as a fierce advocate? Both trans woman of color, which seems to be a very prominent twist these days as if they are the only ones in the trans community who have suffered and constantly harp on how bad they have it, leaving behind the rest of us. Separating themselves, creating their own groups and associations and hijacking the community at large.

Now all of sudden we see this rage, this uproar, this hatred towards "Cis" Gender individuals, there years of hurt is coming out in their attempt to advocate and it is creating one ugly picture. in addition, they are leading a war path, a path that will lead us into an abyss. I believe we need to stop this movement before it back fires and redirect our efforts to showing love and compassion and stop seeing color.... Mark Angelo Cummings.

Since that time Cummings has been demonized, called a racist and has been the subject of intense ridicule by trans people of color., That lends a lot of credence to his belief that he wasn't selected because of his views critical of a person of color by GLAAD.

To be clear I do not agree with Cummings about his criticism of Mock. I thought she is brilliant and an amazing trans representative. However, taking what Cummings said out of context, labeling him a racist and troll him over the Internet and getting things he posted taken down, is censorship. That is wrong, highly destructive and counter intuitive.

And so are the Parker Marie Malloy led Twitter gang bangs of cis and trans people.

And what of others who call the Trans100 out for being problematic? They are berated, intimidated and if not picked as a GLAAD Trans100, told they are questioning the process simply out of sour grapes, or worst.

That happened to me.

Recently, after I had cross posted Mark Cummings arctile from FB "Trans Role Models" which was subsequently deleted by the page mods, I was attacked via PMs and simultaneously on the article by Parker Marie Malloy. During this attack, I was baited into saying something about a Monica Roberts for which I applogized for sayingBut the one who baited me immediately broadcast my faux pas on social media in a straw man attack  accusing me of being a white supremacist racist. Really!?!

The only reason I posted Cumming's article was because I wanted to spark a debate about the Trans 100 selection process but for others, they saw it as an opening.

Silencing those who question the Trans100.

After the conflagration that Parker began I was removed as a contributor at the TransAdvocate without so much as a word. Roberts is an editor at that publication so its really not hard to figure out why I was dumped. That and both Melloy and Roberts are Trans100 receipents. That and, well Roberts always intensly disliked me for some reason.

And Parkers attack wasn't just some serendipitous event.

That was a premeditated malicious attack on my being in which this person got a whole gang come after me. Those people have no idea who I am or what I have done, or what I am doing, and they could not care less. They have a victim. Incredibly, I have on multiple times defended that same person when people accused her of using these exact same Nazi tactics, and had just done so a few weeks ago after a Huffpost Gay video was posted ridiculing her..

I have a suggestion for GLAAD. Why not take nominations just like you have but make a completely random selection. That would be a true trans 100 everyone could get behind. Even me.

 I have a suggestion for people who use words that offend in wide racial brush strokes. That's not going to help the trans agenda. You are ostracizing people. Attacking those with these tactics is only going to tear our community apart and set our agenda back.

And my advice to my new antagonist Parker Marie Malloy? People have told me since that you have attacked them in much the same fashion. Like chicken little sooner or later no one will listen. You have great writing skills. Don't waste it on foolish, childish, hateful games.


กะเทยไม่เคยนอกใจ - วิด ไฮเปอร์ อาร์ สยาม Love story goes viral

The music video that tells the story of love between a transsexual woman and her best childhood friend, has gone viral on YouTube.

Video musical de una TRANSEXUAL. Hay partes q no me gustan como el masoquismo pero por algo empieza la inclusión social.

เพลงรักป๊อปร็อก ทุกคำชัดเจน ตรงไปตรงมา เป็นความรู้สึกที่ หนุ่มวิด ไฮเปอร์ อาร์ สยาม ขอพูดแทนใจสาวประเภทสองทั่วประเทศทุกๆคน อยากให้เข้าใจดอกไม้ปลอมๆอย่างพวกเธอ ถึงแม้ร่างจะเป็นชาย แต่หัวใจเธอคือผู้หญิงที่ต้องการความรัก ความจริงใจเหมือนคนอื่น หัวใจไม่ปลอมจ๊ะ

There will be people who object to the video's blatant misogynistic underpinnings. We have to realize there is a difference in every societies understanding of transsexualism and how linguistics is a multiplier.

Source empresasgayfriendly.com Thailand -. The video of the love story of a transsexual woman has reached more than 9 million views in just a few weeks .

The story is told through a Thai pop song titled "Transgender woman never lies" , played by Hiper Rsiam Vid . The message of the video is the normalization of gender diversity, but sins in his image and lyrics to show a submissive woman resulting certainly sexist.

The video, lasting 10 minutes, tells the struggle of a boy in love with his best friend in childhood; over time are reunited but one of them is now a gorgeous transsexual woman. They fall in love, but then the conflict arises when the transsexual reality of one of them is revealed.

How did it end this story of true love? (english subtitles)

New Korean cop thriller "A man on high heels" trailer

"Ji-wook is a cold-blooded detective who would brutally assault and stop at nothing to catch criminals. However, despite his perfectly masculine appearance, Ji-wook struggles with a secret desire to be a woman. At last, Ji-wook decides to get a sex-change. However, a gang Ji-wook had brutally arrested by force plots revenge against him. While Ji-wook resigns and secretly dreams of transforming into a real woman, people close to him get caught up in a conspiracy... and killed. When the one person he must protect, 'Jang-mi', also falls in danger, Ji-wook faces a crossroads in making his choice."

This review at Twitch films makes a lot assumptions based solely on the preview and the poster. The author feels its a great concept. Kind of violently revengeful for me but in the spirit of fair mindedness and non judgemental-ism, who knows? It could be good.

Am i dating myself when I say I treasured my platforms in the 70's. I adored my wife for giving me those shoes (and her hand-me-down-clothes) long before I had ever heard of the word transgender.

Ohio state transgender inmate Whitney Lee wins fight to resume HRT

Ohio Transgender inmate Whitney Lee had been receiving HRT continuously since 1999, but those treatments were discontinued by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in February 2012.

Last month, a federal Judge Algenon Marbley issued a temporary order reinstating her treatments after a prison psychiatrist ruled that she wasn't transgender.

After a two-day hearing, Judge Marbley ordered the state on Friday to permanently continue the treatments.

Lee had been receiving HRT while an inmate in federal prison. She is due to be released in October.

Source: The State.com


Video Gender variant person beaten in Daytona Beach. *trigger warning

William Jackson
Gender variant person beaten in Daytona Beach. Chief says it maybe a hate crime as the attackers used slurs when beating Jackson.

Source WFTA
"The incident started when Jackson said he broke up a fight between his girlfriends and another group of girls. About 30 minutes later, he said the men jumped him at the Citgo on International Speedway Boulevard.
The beating was caught on video and posted to Facebook. It shows numerous men punching and kicking Jackson near the gas pump in front of the convenience store."

"In the video from early Sunday morning, Jackson can be seen wearing a black and white dress. He said the reason the men attacked him was because likes to dress like a woman."

Daytona Beach Detectives went to the State Attorney's Office with this video and asked for an arrest warrant for Aggravated Assault during a Hate Crime. The attorneys would not give a warrant for the attackers arrest and detectives were told all they had was simple battery at best. Write or call State Attorney R.J. Larizza and ask him and his office to take a 2nd look at this brutal Hate Crime! If nothing is done about the attack of William Jackson - it send the message that Daytona Beach condones attacking gay, bi, transgender and trans-sexual people! That should be great for Tourism! Email: larizzar@sao7.org or Phone: (386) 239-7710; Fax: (386) 239-7711


Debunking MDPetition.com Neil Parrott falsehoods for opposing the Fairness for all Marylanders Act

Maryland Republican Neil Parrott has launched an online petition drive to force a vote on the states new transgender inclusive bill, Fairness for all Marylanders Act of 2014.

During the conference Del. Parrott and House Minority Whip Kathy Szleiga said they oppose SB 212 saying it "opens bathrooms to predators, not necessarily transsexuals, but predators as they will take advantage of this bill and use the opposite gender bathroom and owners of those restrooms, like the one right behind this wall, would have no legal recourse."

In 2011, Parrott and Szleiga voted against HB235, which was much like this law  except it didn't include public accommodations. Their contention that they oppose this bill because it includes 'bathroom' provisions and would have supported legislation without it is a lie. It's especially odious that they say they are doing so because they are concerned with children's safety citing fictitious or irrelevant incidents.

"The most egregious part of this bill will require businesses to open up their public facilities (bathrooms, saunas, shower rooms, locker rooms, etc.) so that men can use the ladies’ room and women can use the men’s room."
This statement from the MDPETITION.com website is not just fear mongering, its also unequivocally false.

From the bill's text: "The bill does not apply to a private facility in a place of public accommodation, if the place of public accommodation makes available, for the use of persons whose gender identity is different from their assigned sex at birth, a space that is functionally equivalent to the space made available to users of the private facility. The bill defines “private facility” as a facility (1) that is designed to accommodate only a particular sex; (2) that is designed to be used simultaneously by more than one user of the same sex; and (3) in which it is customary to disrobe in view of other users of the facility.

There is a well-organized coalition supporting fairness for all Marylanders. One of which is TransMaryland whose leader Jenna Fischetti is working to educate the public. She explains the meaning of “gender identity” in this bill:

“Gender identity,” means the “gender-related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of a person, regardless of the person’s assigned sex at birth.”

The Act provides that a person’s gender identity may be demonstrated by the “consistent and uniform assertion” of their gender identity or any other evidence that the gender identity is “sincerely held as part of the person’s core identity.”

So, the Act’s definition of “gender identity” said Jenna "only includes an identity that is sincerely held as part of a person’s core identity." 
"This definition was proposed by Republican Senator Joseph Getty, and is consistent with the definition adopted in 17 other states that have enacted gender identity protections, including Delaware, Connecticut, and Massachusetts."

Legislative efforts to include transgender people has taken place nearly every year since 1997. The effort to define the language that allows transgender people the same rights as everyone has been a arduous journey contrary to what Neil Parrott have you believe.

WBAL reports thst in 2011 and 2012, MDPetitions.com gathered enough petition signatures to put the DREAM Act, congressional redistricting and the same sex marriage law before voters in the 2012 General Election.

Voters overwhelmingly approved all three issues in the 2012 election defeating referendum efforts.

However given Parrott's tactics its important that the truth be known. Maryland should remain a fair place for all.