Bigots Film Transgender Bathroom-Goers

Massachusettes – A bigot hate group calling itself “MassResistance” snuck into the Peabody Marriot Hotel this past week while the annual “First Event” transgender conference was taking place. With the purpose of “exposing the horror” of transgender men and women using the restrooms. Joe.My.God posted copy from this hate group’s statements:

Transgender madness in Massachusetts: The Peabody Marriott Hotel hosted the annual “First Event” transgender conference on January 15-17, 2009. These photos and videos illustrate the insanity that will descend on all of America . . . unless this sexual radical movement is stopped: Seven-foot men in dresses using the women’s restroom. Hundreds of cross-dressers swarming the hotel, upsetting other guests (who were not forewarned). A transgender rock concert. This is what protecting “gender identity and expression” really means. Mass. Bill H1728 (now before the Legislature) would punish any opposition to such madness with fines and jail time. Even schools would be opened up to cross-dressing children, transgender restrooms and locker rooms, and sports teams. Employers would be subject to new non-discrimination regulations. (At the federal level, ENDA would force this on the country if passed.)

I see this as bigotry at it’s lowest form. Those who make up the “T” in our community are most often those of us who have it hardest in life. Transgender men and women are least likely to be employed, have adequate housing and even those lucky enough to have jobs on average make under $25000 a year. And even though it’s rarely mentioned, I think we’re all aware that people who are Transgender sit at the bottom of the LGBT pile. It needs to change.

MassResistance belongs in a hole.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Justan on March 16, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Your last line says it all, sweetie.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Sheri on March 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I’m just speechless yet again. So much hate and fear out there.

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  3. Posted by Brianne on March 17, 2010 at 12:57 am

    I don’t know you Eric, but this is very well said. Thank you for thinking of us T’s out there!

    Reply

    • Posted by ethingtoneric on March 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

      My pleasure Brianne! As a “B” I know it’s hard getting left out all the time, but I can’t even imagine how hard it is for you. It’s got to be one of my biggest peeves in our community how we constantly forget our Trans brothers and sisters. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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  4. Posted by Adair on March 18, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Blech.

    It was this sort of opposition to transgender people that shot me from identifying as a conservative to realizing my true liberal self. I can’t even comprehend why anyone gives a crap what bathroom someone uses–I think it’d be better for society if we didn’t segregate bathrooms by gender.

    The fervid belief in two types of people–men and women–whose essence is defined by visible sexual anatomy and demands certain culturally-determined behaviors and manners of dress disgusts me. It isn’t just transphobia–it’s pure sexism. If we got rid of the sexism, we’d get rid of the transphobia.

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