Wednesday, November 7, 2007

TransGriot: Why The Transgender Community Hates HRC

When your GLB friends ask why transpeople have issues with HRC, show them this:

TransGriot: Why The Transgender Community Hates HRC

1 comment:

  1. I'm just a dumb white girl whose political awareness could fit in a thimble with room for club soda, and I realize this article isn't a holistic history of trans rights, and I ask lots of dumb questions. Ok? Ok.

    Seeing the blatant hostility against themselves by the GLB powerqueers over 20+ years of work, have the trans-rights leadership tried to build any bridges with any other minority rights groups? From my little corner of whitebread suburbia, it seems like disability rights groups might be a natural choice, with medical parity and right-to-treatment and right-to-no-treatment and all that stuff. Of course, that's predicated on the willingness to label trans-ness as a treatable birth defect, I suppose, with some sort of stepped treatment approach, and that alone might very well not fly real nice.

    Like I said, dumb white girl.

    But again, considering the hostility, have trans activists looked elsewhere in the broader civil rights community for support?


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