|Enough is enough. Saturday Night Live, NBC and Comcast have gone too far by ridiculing Transgender women and promoting misunderstanding about Transgender people in general. |
There are plenty of other topics from which to chose.
I understand SNL attempts to poke fun at everyone but there comes a time when even they have to consider the implications of when something is no longer funny.
Transgender Rights Group Demands that NBC/Comcast Apologize for Transphobic Saturday Night Live Skit
"Estro-Maxx" Skit Degrades and Dehumanizes the Lives of Transgender Women
New York, New York - On Saturday, January 29, NBC's Saturday Night Lived aired a cruel and transphobic skit. It revolved around "Estro-Maxx" and it amounted to nothing more than an attack on transgender people.
The piece purported to represent transgender women during gender transition on "Estro-Maxx" hormone therapy, and mocked them with representations of men with facial hair wearing dresses. It was an attack on transgender women, plain and simple.
"Degrading, dehumanizing and ridiculing transgender people isn't comedy," said Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) executive director Michael Silverman. "Saturday Night Live's skit contributes to the toxic brew of intolerance that leads to real-life discrimination, harassment and violence for transgender people."
TLDEF demands that NBC and its owner Comcast apologize and take steps to ensure that similar segments do not air again in the future.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Posted by De Sube at 1/31/2011 08:59:00 AM
Friday, January 28, 2011
|Transgender folks are fortunate to have such wonderful organizations protecting the rights we have and fighting for the rights we yet to have! |
Posted by De Sube at 1/28/2011 02:34:00 PM
Posted by De Sube at 1/28/2011 02:07:00 PM
Synnwyr cyffredin Used Yng Nghymru ar gyfer Pobl Trawsrywiol - Common Sense Used In Wales For Transgender People
Tybed pam fod cymaint o gynnwrf am bobl sy'n defnyddio ystafell ymolchi. Mae gennym dair ystafell ymolchi yn ein cartref. Mae pob un ohonynt yn cael eu dynodi fel un rhyw, ac ni fyddwn byth yn cael unrhyw broblemau.
TRANSLATION: I wonder why there is so much commotion about people using a bathroom. We have three bathrooms in our home. All of them are designated as unisex and we never have any problems.
Cymeradwyaf y myfyrwyr o Gymru ar gyfer eu synnwyr cyffredin. Cofiwch, mae pobl Cymru yn enwog am eu synnwyr cyffredin. Er enghraifft, maent yn codi y mynediad Saesneg i'r cestyll yn y Saesneg yn berchen ar unwaith cyn iddynt gael eu gyrru o Gymru.
TRANSLATION: I applaud the Welsh students for their common sense.
Please remember, the people of Wales are known for their common sense. For example, they charge the English admission to the very castles the English once owned before they were driven from Wales.
Cardiff Students' Union to install unisex loosOriginal article
Posted by De Sube at 1/28/2011 09:24:00 AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I had a conversation with another Queer activist yesterday. She asked me what are the major concerns of the Hampton Roads Trans community and the greater LGBTQ community in Hampton Roads.
I said, "Marriage equality is certainly important. Everyone should certainly have the right to be "married." As for the Trans community, inequality means no employment, little to no health care, and rampant housing discrimination. It is most difficult to think about marriage when you do not have a roof over your head. You do not have a job. You cannot afford to eat. Health care professionals turn you away because they refuse to treat Transgender people."
"As for the greater LGB community, many of these folks share the same issues in particular if they are LGBTQ of any color than white."
It is so easy for folks who are white, middle class, assimilated to sit back in their easy chairs and ponder their marriage equality navels.
Military service is not the answer to these immediate issues for Transgender people. It is a tradeoff. One trades their lack of civilian rights so they can gain said rights by putting their own well being in harm's way.
Do not misunderstand me. Everyone should have full equality throughout society including the right to get married or to join the military.
Employment, housing, food, and health care are more important than getting married or a military trade off.
Let's get our priorities right!
Posted by De Sube at 1/26/2011 09:42:00 AM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans Folks in NC and VA:
Please, Fill Out this Survey!
January 19th, 2011
Southerners On New Ground - SONG is doing a survey of LGBTQ People in VA and NC as part of our Listening Work to lead up to new Projects and Campaigns!
Filling out this survey means YOU have a voice in the future of SONG’s work to build stronger and more whole LGBTQ communities in VA/NC! Please take a few minutes and do it TODAY and encourage other LGBTQ North Carolinians and Virginians to do it TODAY as well…we need you to take this opportunity to fill us in on what is most important to you, your community, your families, and your state. There are so FEW opportunities that LGBTQ folks of color, rural people, immigrants, people with disabilities, and working class and poor folks get to speak for OURSELVES, so let’s get this opportunity out to as many people as we can!
We are trying to get as many surveys as we can before FEBRUARY 5, 2011
Please click on Links in English and Espanol Below!
Thank you so much for taking the time to build a Better South for all of us!
Posted by De Sube at 1/25/2011 04:19:00 PM
Due to a conflict in scheduling
Transitioning Your Life Clinic Reopens
TLC has a new day and new time.
TLC is moving to Mondays from 4 pm to 7 pm. Location is still at Park Place Medical Center.
Posted by De Sube at 1/25/2011 09:51:00 AM
Our Trans sister, LLLL (like the letter but more of them) asked me if there was anything I could do to help a dear friend, Christy Moyer. Christy supported LLLL through transition and remains a close friend to this day.
Because Christy is a special friend of LLLL, Christy is a dear friend of mine and a dear friend and ally to the entire Trans community.
Now it is the Trans community's turn to support Christy. Let's surround Christy with love and support.
Please, dig deep into your pockets! If you cannot afford a donation, send positive thoughts to Christy.
Support her in any way you can.
A good friend of mine is in need of help. She's been living with a horrible chronic pain condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (or CRPS). It makes it feel like her skin is constantly on fire and she can't get away from it. It started in July of 2009 in her arm and has spread through her entire body, from the top of her head to the tips of her feet.
Although there is no cure, she has been getting treatments for it to attempt to put it in remission. In particular, she's seen one of the few experts in CRPS, Dr. Schwartzmann of Drexel University (who has been the head of Neurology for over 35 years and has trained more neurologists in the USA than any other doctor) who is convinced that he can help her get rid of the pain. Her best bet is a procedure that requires her to travel to Mexico where she will be induced in a coma for five days while ketamine, an NMDA receptor antagonist or pain inhibitor, is pumped through her body. The reason that she has to travel to Mexico for this procedure is that in the United States it is illegal to induce a coma for more than 48 hours. And since their health insurance is based in the US, this treatment is not covered.
The whole process is going to cost her about $50,000, which she doesn't have. She's looking for donations which can be sent through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to send a donation in another manner, she asks that you contact her or her husband at email@example.com.
I've known Christy since middle school. She's an absolutely amazing person, and one of exactly three of my (cis) childhood friends who continue to talk to me since I came out as trans (one other being her wonderful and awesome husband). Ever since she's been out of school, she's been helping people by working with people with mental disabilities in a nursing home as well as helping young children with school. She hasn't been able to do either as of late due to the advanced stage of CRPS. Anything you can do to help, even if it's only donating $5, it will help tremendously.
For more information, as well as a link to her PayPal donations, please visit Donations For Christy Moyer.
Posted by De Sube at 1/25/2011 09:07:00 AM