Posts tagged ‘Transphobia’

January 11, 2012

Transgender Sensitivity

Spent the evening watching a panel discussion about Transgender issues and sensitivity from Toronto ( yes I am Canadian) hosted by Xtra Canada . The panel was (apparently) a reaction to insensitive comments made by someone at Xtra.  It was informative though rather disappointing since I never actually heard Xtra apologizing.

Right after the live stream I saw a tweet from BACK2STONEWALL which promoted the headline “Oh Sweet Cookie Jesus – Conservative Religious Groups Boycott Girl Scout Cookies Over Trans Inclusive Rule”. Naturally, I had to read it and discovered that it really was true.

World Net Daily (Which I won’t link to because I don’t want them to get extra traffic) and other conservative religious groups are running to the aid of a 14 year  Girl Scout who is upset that The Girl Scouts organization policy is allowing transgender girls to join and so she is calling for the BOYCOTT of Girl Scout cookies and the conservative religious organizations are supporting her.

Read the rest on BACK2STONEWALL here.

I am not going to say much about the hateful thoughts going through that girl’s head as she is a minor but I think she needs to spend a bit more time  thinking about the feelings of others and less about her own selfish and bigoted views. Comments and likes/dislikes have been disabled on the video which at the time of this writing had about 700 hits.

Not to be daunted, however, one young transgender person made a comprehensive video of his own and posted it.  Sometimes when you wonder about the future you see it right in front of you – and it looks a whole lot brighter.

My response to this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y514LSe8FWk&context=C303c6b6ADOEgsToPDskK-…, in which a girl scout by the name of Taylor calls for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies because the organization welcomes transgender kids.

I am proud to say I support the struggles of the transgender community throughout the world  for acceptance and equality.

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October 25, 2011

Response to that hateful video posted yesterday

Via  @vivekshraya on Twitter

A response to the video  posted by the so-called Institute for Canadian Values ( apparently their values book was written by Westboro Baptist Church).
October 25, 2011

This is NOT my Canada.

My Twitter friend @PaisleyRae , an activist of  no mean reach, tweeted this video this evening in horror.   I suspect that evil people like Stephen Harper who have worked hard to destroy the national reputation that Trudeau created are responsible. The evil starts at 1:07

That commercial is hateful, evil and un-Canadian.  Let kids be whatever they want to be. Pardon my Quebecois but fuck you Harper!

Signed,

Vern. A proud Canadian who is enduring you and your kind trying to muck up my Canadian dream for me and my kind.