I have been patiently waiting since this past Saturday for GLAAD's reaction to all of the negative - "problematic" publicity the national media has been giving to Transgender people in the last thirty days.
I was a little concerned GLAAD might take the side of those who said, "Lighten up. It is just British low brow comedy." and "What about Uncle Miltie and Flip Wilson? They did skits dressed as women." and "Can't you take a joke?"
I can take a joke when it is funny and when it is not at expense of others. There is nothing funny about objectifying and degrading others! I will “lighten-up” when Transgender people are not being murdered because of whom they are. I will “lighten-up” when there is an end to all forms of discrimination against Transgender people. Until this time, I cannot crack the faintest of smiles.
Without further ado, here is GLAAD's much anticipated response. In my opinion, they did not let us down.
By the way, please support GLAAD. They are one of the few organizations who truly support the Transgender community!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Posted by De Sube at 2/09/2011 02:00:00 PM