Lowell attack on transgender man inve...

Lowell attack on transgender man investigated as possible hate ...

There are 111 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jan 12, 2009, titled Lowell attack on transgender man investigated as possible hate .... In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Jamie Rondeau says he was walking along Lawrence Street Wednesday night, on his way to a drag show at a downtown bar, when he heard two teenage boys behind him shout a word that made him cringe.

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Lowell, MA

#112 Nov 15, 2009
first the punks attack boygirls . if they get away with it then they attack homeless people. well you get it some people like to pick of the weak.. be carefull i mknow a few dragqueens that could wipp ass

Chelmsford, MA

#113 Nov 15, 2009
Hank has a hard enough time figuring out the boys from the girls. Hank doesnt like to have to wonder if its a he or a she. Hank gets confused

Tyngsboro, MA

#114 Nov 16, 2009
Southie wrote:
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I would've gone with "small-minded, abject stupidity."
I really don't care how you would've gone, but at least you mention two areas where you personally excel.

Tyngsboro, MA

#115 Nov 16, 2009
PatriciaCross wrote:
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You are blinded by heteronormativeness. We live in a predominantly Hetero society where anything not Hetero is frowned upon. We have Kings and Queens of Proms and Homecoming, we have events like Mardi Gras where girls bare their tits at men for beads. Your movies are made up of presenting stereotypical women in distress being saved by strong leading men and having her fall head over heels for him. Your entire society is based around celebrating the fact you are all straight. So much is based on male/female relations; marriage, traditional family units and gender roles. You celebrate it with everything you do. Every parade, every book, every movie...everything.
It is your excessive pride in being straight which makes you have such an issue with people who are not. If the world around you is so wonderous and is built and run and geared towards you and your straight lives; then anyone who does not feel at home in it must be mentally ill or corrupt.
Imagine if 99% of the movies available for you to see where about fags. Imagine if every celebration or parade was Gay Pride. Imagine for a moment the sexuality in this world were reversed only you were still straight. How would you feel? I certainly would wish it on no person.
You do not see how we are oppressed because you are not us. It is like when the Queen was asked about the poor and she replied "let the eat cake" She was so far removed from being able to comprehend what being poor would be like that she could not offer them anything but well meant insults.
So many hangups. I don't think about being straight, I just am. All you seem to think about is not being straight and the young women at Mardi Gras. Can't help you with that one.

Since: Oct 09

Belleville, Canada

#116 Nov 16, 2009
Wondering wrote:
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So many hangups. I don't think about being straight, I just am. All you seem to think about is not being straight and the young women at Mardi Gras. Can't help you with that one.
You were the one hung up on gay pride and the like.

Just like you "just are" straight, we "just are" whatever we are. You just proved our point. You put no thought into being straight, because you are straight. You just are. No question about it, no confusion. Gays "just are" gay, Bisexuals "just are" bi, and Transsexuals "just are" Transgendered.

Any thought we have to put into it is from the rest of you telling us we have to be straight.

And I love tits, so of course the women at Mardi Gras get stuck on my mind :p

Tyngsboro, MA

#117 Nov 16, 2009
PatriciaCross wrote:
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You were the one hung up on gay pride and the like.
No gay pride days unless there is a straight pride day and it's advertised as such. Fair is fair.

Montgomery, AL

#118 Nov 16, 2009
silly boy

Billerica, MA

#119 Nov 16, 2009
EAGLE wrote:
Why do you have to be a Homosexual...Jew...or "Transgender" to be involved in a Hate Crime? Any beating involves hate.
Because thanks to liberals some people are more important than others. It is part of the democrats plan to divide the people of this country.

"Honey, does this dress make me look fat?"

No but your testicles do.

Turners Falls, MA

#120 Apr 22, 2011
So if your sister or mother or aunt or girlfriend is dressed a little slutty and gets raped, then it's her fault because she asked for it?
jamie Rondeau

Lowell, MA

#121 Jul 22, 2011
electricrnb wrote:
Thanks Lowell Sun for publishing this article. One thing though. The article identifies both survivors of violence here as self-identified transgender or trans-sexual. If that is the case, why does the reporter refer to both of them as men and "he?" We should respect people's rights to identify how they feel. Like Rondeau said, "I'm just trying to live my life." An injury to one is an injury to all!
thank you at least someone gets my point

Haverhill, MA

#122 Jul 22, 2011
Tilt wrote:
Why do people have to accept this as normal behavior? It is true that people have the right to choose in life, but at what expense? This type of homosexual/bi/trans behavior and lifestyle has been frowned upon by every culture throughout the history of mankind. How would he have fared in Iran? or Saudi Arabia? Will the UN someday try to force the homosexual/transexual/bisexual lifestyle upon all nations? When do we have a choice to say NO? Is it our right to object to that lifestyle? Somehow we come closer to a time where the line will be drawn in the sand...
when does 'no' translate into physically attacking a person walking down the street? if you don't like homosexuality, dont be homosexual. don't like transgenders? don't be transgendered.
nobody has the RIGHT to tell another person what to be or how to be it. mind your own business and live your own life. don't worry about how others are living theirs.

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