I found it!
Kavindu “Kavi” Ade performing IT
“transsexual gold digger”
if we thought that the Sherlock fandom couldn’t stoop lower than sexism, racism, classism, and homophobia
we thought wrong.
So in case you didn’t know, those red equal signs everyone’s posting on Facebook are a modified version of the Human Rights Campaign’s logo. Keep in mind:
A) Yesterday HRC had a trans flag removed from the demonstration outside the courthouse, in keeping with their longstanding policy of always being afraid someone will find out what the T in LGBT stands for.
B) Today HRC asked a speaker from United We Dream’s Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project to not mention that he was undocumented — because heaven forfend anyone realize that immigration rights issues touch our community too! (English captions for the video available here courtesy of Sprinkles McGillicuddy)
C) When this got started, HRC actually publicly opposed filing lawsuits against Prop 8 specifically because they didn’t want the issue to go before the Supreme Court — but now that it’s there and signs are promising, they’re quite eager to take the credit, of course.
Listen, if marriage is really your thing and you want to say so in a public way, go for it! Personally, I think marriage is overrated as an issue, but we can agree to disagree and discuss it further from there.
But please: inform yourself about who you’re supporting before you decide on how to do so. HRC actually has a long, awful history with practically everyone except their wealthy donors; they’re just good at marketing themselves. Don’t be fooled.
It was exactly three months ago that Richard Littlejohn published a piece in the Daily Mail viciously attacking Lucy Meadows, a primary school teacher in Britain. Littlejohn targeted Meadows because she’s transgender and had chosen to remain in her job as a teacher after beginning to present as a woman – this was the entire basis for his outrageous, unprovoked assault on her identity, her career, and her very life. It was vile and hateful in all the ways we’ve come to expect from a publication that, like much of the press these days, treats trans women as alternately ridiculous or a threat to society. It was quite literally intolerant of everything that Lucy Meadows was.
So it came as a surprise today that the Daily Mail has completely removed any mention of Meadows from Littlejohn’s column. What happened? Did they suffer a sudden attack of morality, three months later? No. Their decision was based on something much darker than conscience.
Lucy Meadows killed herself this week.
One of the comments left on this piece is succinct. Kids understand things much better than you think they do. Finding our that your teacher has died (though I’m sure they’ll be sheltered from the details…) is a far bigger deal.
I am done with the world today.
The next time someone tries to imply that hate speech is harmless, I’m going to punch them in the fucking throat.
Littlejohn needs to be in the ground, he’s a fucking piece of shit.
Tumblr, we need you! A rogue Arizona State representative, John Kavanagh, wants to pass a bill that would thow trans people in jail for using public restrooms. Anyone could be asked for I.D. to “prove” their gender, and if there’s a discrepancy they could face a fine or jailtime.
When asked why the bill targeted trans people, Kavanagh explained that it’s because he thinks “they’re weird.” Outrageous.
We can stop this bill by taking action at www.allout.org/arizona and spreading the word far and wide. Will you help?
Wow…wow okay i am very very angry fuck PEOPLE COULD GO TO JAIL JUST CAUSE THEY NEED TO FUCKING PEE AND YOU JUSTIFY THIS CAUSE YOU THINK THEYRE WEIRD??? WOW HOW ABOUT ROT IN HELL HOW ABOUT I DROPKICK YOUR HEAD IN CAUSE I THINK YOURE WEIRD AND BY WEIRD I MEAN A FUCKING ASSHOLE
Being trans and enjoying any sort of media is essentially playing Russian roulette with a gun containing at least one transphobia bullet.
Any time I watch something new I just start a timer in the back of my head and wait.
The Trevor Project has given an award to Katy Perry. Yes, you read that correctly. The Trevor Project, the organization whose aim is to prevent LGBTQ youth suicide, is giving an award to Katy Perry to honor her for “inspiring LGBTQ youth to find their spark through her video ‘Firework’” and ”increasing visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community.”
I wonder which acts of visibility and understanding they’re referring to exactly. Was it the time she made heaps of money for celebrating the stereotype that girls kissing girls is an act done for attention? You know, the song Kathleen Hanna called “straight-up offensive,” P!nk said “trivializes lesbianism” and Beth Ditto noted was indicative of Perry ”just riding on the backs of our culture, without having to pay any of the dues and not being actually lesbian or anything at all”?
Or was it the time she peppered a song with effeminate gay male stereotypes so she could insult an ex-boyfriend, equating queerness with negativity and encouraging bullying against gay people? Did the fact that she opened that song with the lines “I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf /While jacking off listening to Mozart” really seal the deal for a LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group?
Maybe it was the time she talked about looking like a “tranny” in Rolling Stone? Or when she mocked trans* people on twitter, inspiring a condemnation from GLAAD? Those don’t seem like moments when queer visibility was improved, nor were they stellar examples of helping other to “understand” our community any better. Those seem like moments when some homophobia slipped through the cracks, and no one listened when queers called it out. After all, Perry herself has declared that “certain parts of the world — especially in the U.S. — are just dying to be offended” and that it “won’t change how I express myself as an artist.”
Being pissed off at Katy Perry isn’t anything new for the queer community, which is why it seems strange for us to be giving her some kind of award, although it’s certainly not the first time we’ve been baffled by Perry’s inclusion and celebration in a queer space. In 2008, Perry made the cover of the OUT 100, earning the coveted honor of “Musician of the Year,” inspiring lesbian entertainment blogger Dorothy Snarker to ask OUT, “What the fuck? Katy Perry? Katy fucking Perry? This is a joke, right? What you meant to do was pick an actual lesbian to pose amid the gay men, right? Right?”
Autostraddle pretty much nails it with this article.
For those who don’t know, The Guardian is one of the more “respectable” newspapers in the UK, however after reading this I am absolutely horrified
I warn you, I could barely get past the second paragraph
The contact email is here: firstname.lastname@example.org
I suggest as many of you write in and complain as you can, awareness needs to be raised and this woman needs to face the consequences
Why have I yet to hear about how gay men are transphobic for not wanting to have sex with a man with a vagina
probably because there’s no history of gay men rallying en masse to pen transmisandrist screeds about how trans men are rapists who want to infiltrate men’s - and particularly gay men’s - spaces with their inherently dangerous genitalia
also nice try but it’s still bullshit for cis men to say that they will never have sex with trans men (on the presumed basis of their junk, which is faulty reasoning to begin with: not all trans dudes have vaginae, amazingly enough) as a result of being gay, rather than as an arbitrary and not at all universal preference which is often based in a) essentialism - “but they’re not fully/biologically/actually men” - or b) false assumptions about trans people’s bodies - eg the way cis gay men are routinely stunned when they discover that dudes they’re attracted to are trans, “i never would have known”, etc
Um, what gay men have you been hanging with? I’ve never had this happen to me. I think that you’re lying. Gay men aren’t attracted to trans “men”. Ever. Maybe some bisexual dudes are, but no gay men are. If you think that trans “men” are deceiving gay men on the regular, you are sorely mistaken.