5 Things To Know About Transgender Pe...

5 Things To Know About Transgender People

There are 33 comments on the National Public Radio story from Jun 21, 2014, titled 5 Things To Know About Transgender People. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

President Barack Obama has quietly done more to advance rights for transgender people than any other president, but they remain among the nation's most misunderstood minorities.

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St Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Jun 21, 2014
TerryE wrote:
As usual, you don't know what you're talking about. Virginia Prince fought the Gays relentlessly. So did Sylvia Rivera, Read their stories! I can't say what Phyllis Frye did, Lynn Conway make no mention of them whatsoever. Donna Rose quit HRC because of Gay duplicity.
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I allowed that some trans person were upset at HRC and the lgbt community, just as a lot of lgb people have been over the years. I used the word "disappointed" I think.

Even by your disingenuous reckoning in your present post most of the trans people you characterized as not considering themselves part of the lgbt community either were part of the lgbt community or you don't know that they weren't.

And just because some of the person you name fought over things with the community doesn't mean they also didn't identify with the lgbt community. Michael Callen and Larry Kramer fought with the lgbt community...yet they obviously identified as lgbt.

So you lied again. Just like str8 / cis tee baggrz do. Just like you do when you claim that Obama's significant margins in the Presidential elections are accounted for by fraud. That's ridiculous. Fraud does not exist in that many millions of votes.

You are a lying loon. Now off to your NRA "safety" demo so you can meet your Maker in an "unforeseeable" accident.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#25 Jun 22, 2014
"Disappointed" doesn't begin to cover it! And why does an organization that purports to be helping us, turn on us? Then when the leading member, Donna Rose, quits in disgust, that same organization minimizes it's own duplicity by saying, "She was disappointed".
Why is it so important to you that "Trans" people be on board with you? Is it so you can point to us and say We're not as bad as them! Why does our less than one percent matter so much that you have to lie about our supposed mutual affection?
I don't know of Larry Kramer or Michael Callen and I don't know what their issues were, Obviously, they weren't over misunderstood and disparaged gender issues, they must have been over internal (to the organization) issues.
Obama stole the election! Nuff said! The guy's a creepy socialist and very few people would have voted for him if they knew what was coming. We should have elected Romney! In fact, By the overwhelming number of Romney signs that we saw all over this country, everyone thought that's what we were going to do. There was no lack of obvious support for him. But that support melted away in the voting booth. Obama sucks! He stole the election!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
St Rick Saintpornum wrote:
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I allowed that some trans person were upset at HRC and the lgbt community, just as a lot of lgb people have been over the years. I used the word "disappointed" I think.
Even by your disingenuous reckoning in your present post most of the trans people you characterized as not considering themselves part of the lgbt community either were part of the lgbt community or you don't know that they weren't.
And just because some of the person you name fought over things with the community doesn't mean they also didn't identify with the lgbt community. Michael Callen and Larry Kramer fought with the lgbt community...yet they obviously identified as lgbt.
So you lied again. Just like str8 / cis tee baggrz do. Just like you do when you claim that Obama's significant margins in the Presidential elections are accounted for by fraud. That's ridiculous. Fraud does not exist in that many millions of votes.
You are a lying loon. Now off to your NRA "safety" demo so you can meet your Maker in an "unforeseeable" accident.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#26 Jun 22, 2014
St Rick Saintpornum wrote:
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Hey "non" religious christardate, the point is if you sexually sick homophobes want to go on and on and on about how lgbt people should never make their sexual orientation known, or never discuss their dating or their sex lives, then you ostensibly heterosexual homophobes may do the same regarding your relationships and sexual activities.
It has nothing to do with my tuning anything out. I don't care if people make their sexual orientation known. That other, sick homophobe stated he has a problem with people making their sexual orientation known. Fine, then he can act according to his own (lying) standards.
I knew it would be too complex for you.
It's simple, Freak. Why would anyone want to go out of the way to tell people they are gay or straight? Everything you described is pretty normal. People go out into the public with their kids, even gay people do that. I never talked about my sexual activities, they are between me and my partner. Some people do though but they aren't on soap boxes or in some kind of borderline obscene gay pride parade.

The way I see it being treated equally is being treated as a person. You people have to get the gay into it, then you aren't a regular person, you are a gay person.
Belle Sexton

Santa Cruz, CA

#27 Jun 22, 2014
TerryE wrote:
Many years ago, back in the eighties, I thought I was part of the LGB group. Then I found out they didn't like me.(Or any Transgendered people) They just couldn't wrap their minds around the fact that a person could feel this way. There were only two choices be gay or be straight. Many other Transgendered had similar experiences. Many thought that the T was at the end as an afterthought. Many thought that they only wanted us to be characters in their parades.The Gay groups made promises that they knew they weren't going to keep. So who needs them? If you look up the history of Trans rights, You find that we ourselves made it happen. People like Virginia Prince, Phyllis R Frye, Sylvia Rivera, Marsha Johnson, Lynn Conway, and the thousands of girls whom were victimized in one way or another and fought back themselves with no help from a Gay group. So what good would it do to align ourselves with gays? I don't want to be thought of as part of a gay group, I'm not and I prefer it that way.
We got this far on our own and we can get what we need without your help ,Thank you!
regards, Terri
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Apart from public ignorance and abuse, how are transgendered persons like gay or bi persons ... unless they ARE also gay or bi ?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#28 Jun 22, 2014
harry wrote:
1. They are mentally ill.
2. They are disgusting
3. They are nasty.
4. They are sick.
5. They are freaks.
Sounds just like someone living in denial. Normal people don't care.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#29 Jun 22, 2014
harry wrote:
1. They are mentally ill.
2. They are disgusting
3. They are nasty.
4. They are sick.
5. They are freaks.
And that's why you love 'em, huh?
Christsharians

Philadelphia, PA

#30 Jun 22, 2014
TerryE wrote:
"Disappointed" doesn't begin to cover it....
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I don't care about your racist pedo Daniel from LI screeds about Obama, who margins of victory far, far eclipsed any possible level of voter fraud. Fraud which has never been demonstrated conclusively on any major scale.(Although I know how some of it works in Philly.)

You lied that those persons you name do not identify with the lgbt community. You revealed your lie when you attempted to list each one and what little you know about them.

It doesn't matter if they were enraged at the lgbt community - as Larry Kramer was - or not, they identified as lgbt...or in the similar nomenclature of the day.

You are a bizarro, trans, gun nut Republican who is removed from reality who does not identify with the lgbt community. And thank gawd for that fact. But you have nothing to do with those other folks you mentioned.

Tee baggrz alwayz lyin.
Christsharians

Philadelphia, PA

#31 Jun 22, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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Why would anyone want to go out of the way to tell people they are gay or straight?
That's your usual ignorant hate, not a question, but taking it at face value then you're saying (lying) that str8 people should never discuss or indicate their sexual orientation in public. Of course they do so all the time and everyone knows that's perfectly appropriate. Bishop Romney, to take one repulsive example, makes it quite clear in public he's heterosexual, married to his horse lady, and pumping out a missionary every 18 months or so.

It is also appropriate for lgbt people to reveal or discuss or indicate their sexual orientation.

The additional hook there is that lgbt people face discrimination just on that basis, even if they aren't out to anyone. So there is an additional, political reason for lgbt people to come out.

But you knew all that and were just revealing how much feces resides where most people have their brains.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#32 Jun 22, 2014
Belle Sexton wrote:
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Apart from public ignorance and abuse, how are transgendered persons like gay or bi persons ... unless they ARE also gay or bi ?
This link should help you to see the connection. If it doesn't work. Try again later.

http://media01.commpartners.com/AMA/sexual_id...

BTW. Do you attend the meetings at the Diversity Center?
Belle Sexton

Santa Cruz, CA

#33 Jun 23, 2014
WasteWater wrote:
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This link should help you to see the connection. If it doesn't work. Try again later.
http://media01.commpartners.com/AMA/sexual_id...
BTW. Do you attend the meetings at the Diversity Center?
I want her to answer.

(I have my reasons)
Bobby

Gainesville, FL

#34 Jun 23, 2014
So does just wishing I was a girl make me "transgendered?" If I merely FEEL cutesy, flirty, and feminine, does that make me transgendered - even inwardly?

I don't think it does. It just makes me gay, like alot of other "fem" boys that enjoy letting that part of them out to play once in a while.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#35 Jun 23, 2014
Bobby wrote:
So does just wishing I was a girl make me "transgendered?" If I merely FEEL cutesy, flirty, and feminine, does that make me transgendered - even inwardly?
I don't think it does. It just makes me gay, like alot of other "fem" boys that enjoy letting that part of them out to play once in a while.
Yes it does.

It has nothing to do with being gay. Being gay means sexual attraction to the same sex. Cross dressing does not make you transgendered either.
Abrahammock Religions

Philadelphia, PA

#36 Jun 24, 2014
Bobby wrote:
It just makes me gay....
You've revealed more than you intended to.

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