11/29/10

The Trentonian newspaper's Christmas Kick in the Teeth with 'Tranny' headline

Original story follows this update.

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Updated Dec 01, 2010: The Trentonian newspaper replaces 'tranny' in headline with 'transgender'.

The Newspaper evidently unaware of the problematic nature of the word 'tranny' made the change after being alerted by GLAAD which linked this article in it's announcement.

I would like to thank the Trentonian on behalf of the majority of trans folk who were offended by this pejorative and for your making this correction so quickly. Thank you GLAAD and Aaron Nobel, Merry Christmas!

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Original story published Nov 29, 2010:

The Trentonian headline published Sunday, November 28, 2010 reads "Trannies rejoice because they're finding jobs at Goodwill store."

In a holiday slap down aimed at trans people the Trentonian headlined this article with the pejorative 'tranny' ignoring the LGBT media guide ostensibly to rejoice in there good fortune.

Aaron Nobel's insidious intent.

The Trentonian's editor, Aaron Nobel knew it would be a win-win. He knew that a New Jersey newspapers story about transgender people in California would probably create little or no interest among his normal readership, and evidenced by it lack of recommendations, he was correct.

The Trentonian's editor is not ignorant about the harm he's doing.

Aaron Nobel knew this article would intense create controversy since this pejorative used once in the headline would elicit intense immediate condemnation from many trans activists, such as myself.

Aaron Nobel also knew this article would be indignantly self righteously defended by a majority of LGBT and hetero readers as well as our unrelenting foe, the predacious misogynists, because the remainder of the story was well written, celebratory and respectful.

As wonderfull as finding any job in these hard economic times are I have issues with this article because.....

The employees were slandered since none of transgender people interviewed specifically identified as a 'tranny'. The word 'tranny' was not used again in the article.

The headline suggests that 'trannies' would do very well to accept a minimum wage temporary retail job at a second hand store.

The title suggests that transgender people should be eternally grateful for and satisfied with menial jobs.

The title suggests a glass ceiling for transgender people, this being the most meaningful form of employment one could expect.

The majority of trans people detest this word as shown in a recent survey we strongly perfer it not to be used by cisgender media, gay or hetreo.

To put this into perspective.....

I am a transgender woman who last year after two years of unemployment found a temporary position in retail much as these woman have.

I have since been brought on permanent by this employer but survive at a pay rate 1/3 of the governments level for indigence.

I have been denied employment in the field I previously held since I transitioned. This retail job is NOT all I am capable of and I deeply resent this newspapers headline which suggests it is.

Merry Christmas Aaron Nobel.

11/27/10

Joe Rehyansky US Judge advocates for rape of military Lesbians


A sitting judge Joe Rehyansky has been quoted as recommending allowing men rape woman whom they consider unresponsive sexually or gay.

According to Pink News This US Judge would empower straight men to 'swing through the trees' and fuck woman by any means they deamed necessary.

That's called rape, and it is the most odious of all offenses against humanity when used as a weapon of war. And a US JUDGE ADVOCATES THIS? OMG.
More at The Raw Story.

11/25/10

GAY INC. Utah invites you to party with It's Drag 'Trannys'

The misogynistic men of Gay.Com once again are unashamedly and joyfully going to beat us down again.

Gay Pigs
From GayPig.Com
"Break out those leather pants and Michael Jackson red leather jackets because this year’s party is no high-brow snooze fest. It’s time to party like a rock star, giving guests that edgy vibe making you feel as if you have been invited to an exclusive VIP after-concert party with an all- access pass."

The victims
"They have brought in drag superstar Porshe along with fellow tranny big wigs Gorgeous Jared Gomez and Coko to give us some fierce realness with celebrity impersonation."

Using 'drag trannies' we are being attacked, both woman trans and cisgender, but hey its OK and for those who have a smidgen of moral integrity, its for a good cause.

Anyways, they got plenty of booze if you're normally respectful of trans people so soon you'll be partying with the other pigs, just like a rock star.

When will we say enough is enough? Now damn it.

Updated 11/27/2010


Some in our community were taken aback by my use of the term 'Gay Pig'. I will explain why this is so personal to me.

When the LDS involvement in Prop8 became apparent I did a number of posts about the GLB's response in SLC. I Became fully involved at that point advocating for marriage equality.

My blog became a lightening rod as LDS mothers behind gilded walls stared horrified at the masses of protesting gay people outside there gates. You see, their church leadership had mislead them and kept them ignorant about gay equality and there involvement with the San Francisco Catholic Diocese,in a temporary alliance of adversaries, to amass the money and manpower needed to garner enough popular votes to make marriage equality unattainable in California. All parties understood the country's future was at stake because if they succeeded in passing prop8 they would have set a standard for which the rest of the country would likely follow.

The Mormon moms flocked to my blog and I was somehow given access to their chat room in Salt Lake city. I was horrified to hear of the deception of the LDS leaders and my heart went out to these woman.

Screen shot of my blogs hit counter recording the visits mainly from Salt Lake City LDS moms.

My Trans friends couldn't understand why I should care so much about a gay issue. Some Trans folk in California wrote me protesting my involvement telling me there marriages would be adversely affected should prop8 rejected.
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I told my trans friends in California who felt they would suffer should Prop8 be defeated my involvement was justified since this being our community, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of a few.

These gay pigs make me rue my compassion. I feel personally betrayed by there wilfully using ths pejorative that the majority of the trans community so abhorres. I am ashamed of my compassion and love since I transitioned and hate these gay people for making me feel this way.

Damn gay pigs.

London Wake UP! It's Kelli 'transphobic cultural imperialistic bigot' Busey Calling


I'm being called a transatlantic capitalistic cultural imperialist because I objected to a drag queen partying at the London TDOR with a rendition of 'I'm a tra##y'. Well London peeps, some of your own country's trans folk are equally upset about this.

I wouldn't have even know about it if it hadn't been for your own country woman's blog post expressing her abhorrence of what you did.

I said essentially the same thing Helen did, but as is my style, I took it further, inflaming passions and yes even pushing the envelope of decency and creditability.

But the essence of my objection remains valid and unanswered by your indignation.

How can you justify so offending any portion of your community just to satisfy your sense of rebellion?

Cultural Imperialism. Excuse me for jumping to avoid your jerking knees.

The Internet has long been used to mix our nationalities unique sensitivities and create new social mores. We have all long 'capitalised' on that fact without any of the participants of the London TDOR before voicing there objections.

Am I wrong about the 'T' word? Could be wouldn't be the last time. But here's the 'rub'.

I use history as my tool to validate.


The 'N' word at one time was used widely as a form of rebellion and self identity much as those who insist on using the 'T' word do now. At the height of the rioting the 'N' word was a battle cry, but ultimately it's usage was devastatingly detrimental.

Since the pejorative 'ni##er' has become mainly unheard, POC and others are now being understood, loved and respected by each other as never before.

After the 'T' word runs it course as he 'N' word did, history will be replayed and we will see the same results.

I just hope some peeps do wake up so this doesn't take as long.

11/23/10

Tyjanae Moore focus of religious zealots hatred


Dave Welch, spokesman for the Houston Area Pastor Council HAPC is a boldface liar. Dave Welch, pictured left, would see this woman Tyjanae Moore beaten, for gods sake!

He knowingly made misleading statements about transgender people in the bible to support his desire that this woman, Tyjanae Moore be denied entrance to the woman's room and instead be forced to use the men's room and forced into extremly dangerous situations likely leading to physical violence.

See video upper right or this link

Tyjanae Moore in Houston Texas on November 17 was found and falsely jailed for using the ladies room. This brought out Dave Welsh, a right wing religious extremist who made statements that would have everyone beleive transgender people are something new and undefined in society and condemned by the bible.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

In the old testament Isaiah 56 "Rewards for Obedience to God"

3Let not the (F)foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say,
"The LORD will surely separate me from His people "
Nor let the (G)eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree."
4For thus says the LORD,
"To the eunuchs who (H)keep My sabbaths,
And choose what pleases Me,
And (I)hold fast My covenant,
5To them I will give in My (J)house and within My (K)walls a memorial,
And a name better than that of sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting (L)name which (M)will not be cut off.

In the new testament Mathew 19:11,12"

11But He said to them, "(J)Not all men can accept this statement, but (K)only those to whom it has been given.

12"For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it."

As a angel of the lord instructed a successful pastor to leave his congregations comfort and travel a desolate road, ours together less traveled, in Acts 8;

"An Ethiopian (eunuch or trans person) Receives Christ"

25So, when they had solemnly (AH)testified and spoken (AI)the word of the Lord, they started back to Jerusalem, and were (AJ)preaching the gospel to many villages of the (AK)Samaritans.
26But (AL)an angel of the Lord spoke to (AM)Philip saying, "Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to (AN)Gaza." (This is a desert road.)

27So he got up and went; and (AO)there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he (AP)had come to Jerusalem to worship,

28and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

29Then (AQ)the Spirit said to Philip, "Go up and join this chariot."

30Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"

31And he said, "Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

32Now the passage of Scripture which he was reading was this:
"(AR)HE WAS LED AS A SHEEP TO SLAUGHTER;
AND AS A LAMB BEFORE ITS SHEARER IS SILENT,
SO HE DOES NOT OPEN HIS MOUTH.
33"(AS)IN HUMILIATION HIS JUDGMENT WAS TAKEN AWAY;
WHO WILL RELATE HIS GENERATION?
FOR HIS LIFE IS REMOVED FROM THE EARTH."

34The eunuch answered Philip and said, "Please tell me, of whom does the prophet say this? Of himself or of someone else?"

35Then Philip (AT)opened his mouth, and (AU)beginning from this Scripture he (AV)preached Jesus to him.

36As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look! Water! (AW)What prevents me from being baptized?"

37[[a]And Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."]

38And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him.

39When they came up out of the water, (AX)the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but went on his way rejoicing.

Trans people have been loved by our God, accepted by Jesus Christ and welcomed into the kingdom since the beginning of our Lords recorded history. It would be in Dave Welch's interest if he desisted from spreading lies and untruths about Christian trans people and our place in society.

TransAction ConVergence Survey "Who we are" results

The people who identify under transgender transsexual unbrella are now embroiled in a epic struggle to identify ourselves. This crisis has brought many splits in our community with the word 'tranny' being at the epicenter.





There are two arguments, one advocating the use of 'tranny' and one adamantly opposed to it's usage, with both sides supported with valid contentions.

One contingent of the LGBTQIA spectrum decries the usage of 'tranny' under any circumstances. This group contends that 'tranny' is a pejorative as presently understood, demeaning and demoralizing. This same contingent contends the word 'tranny' has never been accepted widely and in fact is synonymous with other pejoratives such as nigger and conveys the same negative connotations.



The other argument is for our reclaiming the word 'tranny' thereby establishing our self identity and revolting against modern conventions about the word. This component of our community also righteously calls out the most important tenets of our community, inclusiveness and respect.



In that this survey was conducted in good faith and all respondents allowed equal opportunities to voice opinions.

It is revealed that:

The majority of peoples identifying under the trans umbrella and allies find the word 'tranny' offensive when used by cisgender media since it's portrayal is enviably negative.

It my hope the people of our community who persist in it's usage and promotion take heed to there own council, respect our communities wishes and desist from this behaviour that is so harmful to us.

Full responses from survey found here

Note* All questions were allowed more than more than one response so some answers do not equal 100%.

11/22/10

Drag queen "Miss Kimberly" Parties it up at the 2010 London TDOR with a rendition of "I'm a tranny"

Drag queen "Miss Kimberly", pictured right, regaled the London 2010 TDOR with a rendition of 'I'm a woman' substituting 'tranny' for 'woman'.

Helen G at the UK based blog "Bird of Paradox" seemed to be incensed, as were as she reported, many transgender people in attendance at the vigil. In a post about the 2010 TDOR Bird of Paradox she writes
"The use of the t-word last night by the singer at the London TDoR vigil was, in my opinion, both inappropriate and insensitive. Further, to expect all those of us attending the vigil to happily join in with the singalong as though we were partying at a nightclub, was either jaw-droppingly naive or deliberately provocative."

Why should Helen Boyd be surprised that the 2010 TDOR was desecrated by this man? The attendees weren't upset when he did the same song at the 2009 TDOR. Judging by the laughter of the men room such at the 2009 TDOR like J Jaiden Geirrsson's they thought he was a riot.



The 2010 London TDOR was a party laughing it up as a cisgender man who while performing drag makes a mockery of trans folk.

Where is the spine of London's transgender community? Why is the London Trans community complacent, complicit and silent about this atrocity?

Why has the London TDOR become a drag show? The only things missing from making the London transgender Day of Remembrance a complete insult to our dead was a strip stage, pole and drinks.

Or maybe the London transgender community will reclaim the 2011 TDOR and hold a event respectful of not just the living, but the dead as well.

Up dated November 25 2010.
Corrections.
Misgendering in title.
Clarification of Miss Kimberly's gender to "cisgender man".
Helen Boyd incorrectly identified as 'Bird of Paradox' author.

11/20/10

survey

Survey results

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.

Love,

kelli Anne Busey






11/9/10

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.

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcdfw.com/video.



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.