6/30/17 Background Radiation

Hello folks. I am four weeks post surgery, and my head is clear enough to once again scream into the void.

Below is my weekly round up of infuriatingly anti-LGBT sentiments come to life. I have a huge backlog to pick from, so let’s get started.

Headline: Same-sex marriage will abolish Mother’s Day, politician says
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/06/30/same-sex-marriage-will-abolish-mothers-day-politician-says/

Can we just laugh at the sheer stupidity of this. Apparently, using inclusive language on legal documents is just too much for this guy.

Headline: Trans teen Ava Le’Ray Barrin is the 14th transgender person murdered in 2017
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/06/trans-teen-ava-leray-barrin-14th-transgender-person-murdered-2017/

More transgender women have been murdered. It’s not shocking, just horrifyingly predictable. I am so sorry she was shot, and I am so sorry her friends and family have to mourn this loss.

Headline: Why Straight Men Kill The Trans Women They Love
http://www.newnownext.com/why-straight-men-kill-the-trans-women-they-love/05/2017/

This is an op ed by Jen Richards, who is herself a transgender women. It’s one of the stronger pieces that I have seen. It’s well written. Go read it.

Headline: “Anything” starring Matt Bomer, sends another toxic message to the transgender community
https://wearyourvoicemag.com/lgbtq-identities/anything-starring-matt-bomer-sends-another-toxic-message-transgender-community

Another movie, another transgender women portrayed by a cisgender man. As if we don’t have actors in our community.

Headline: Military leaders seek to delay transgender enlistment policy
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/27/military-leaders-seek-to-delay-transgender-enlistment-policy/

This is so dumb for me. There are quite a number of transgender people already in the military. I think their numbers are off, because I see a lot of transgender guys in the military talk about how nobody knows they are transgender. It’s been that way for as long as I can remember. The idea that we can’t serve is infuriating to me. I work with people who hold this kind of viewpoint, and they just can’t wrap their minds around the idea that we are just as capable as anyone else.

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