I’ll most definitely be waving my Trans Pride flag tomorrow whilst marching in the annual Pride in London parade & I hope I’m one of many visible trans people who’ll be participating in London’s annual Pride parade or amongst the crowds lining the streets cheering the parade on because trans visibility at LGBT Pride events is so vital to the trans cause.
The Stonewall Riots were the most significant event which led to the proliferation of Pride parades celebrating LGBTQ diversity in just about every major westernised city around the globe as part of the modern-day civil rights movement which all trans people living in the western world have benefited from. This of course marks the 50th anniversary since the Stonewall Riots & no matter what transphobic arseholes within the LGBTQ community resentful of trans inclusion might say or what transphobic enemies from outside the LGBTQ community might say in an attempt to either malign or blatantly erase trans involvement in the Stonewall Riots, the fact remains trans women were instrumental in the instigation of the Stonewall Riots, the likes of trans legend Jayne County along with notable trans women such as Marsha P Johnson were very much in the amidst of it all. Trans people have always been part of the LGBTQ civil rights movement from it’s very inception & as far as I’m concerned we should remain very much part of the LGBTQ movement, you don’t have to tell me there is hostility towards trans people coming from within the LGBTQ community, what with the whole #DropTheT bullshit campaign on social-media & that the majority of the most rabid transphobic bigots are lesbians (TERFs), I know from my experience of having sat on the national executive of LGBT Labour that trans concerns are more often than not overlooked by the rest of the LGBTQ community, but the answer isn’t to say fuck it & run away, to do so would achieve nothing as the trans community is simply not strong enough to stand alone, plus I along many trans women are very much very much LGBTQ as any other ‘bonafide’ member of the LGBTQ community as we are lesbians as well as trans women.
Considering the hostility there’s been from some individuals within the LGBTQ community towards trans people, considering a group of bigoted TERFs disrupted last year’s Pride in London parade to push their odious agenda of transphobic hate & the rumour there were Pride in London organisers complicit in helping TERFs disrupt last year’s Pride parade in the capital, I know there might be a substantial number of trans people who’ll be thinking of boycotting this year’s Pride in London, but I’d strongly urge them not to do so as that is exactly what transphobes want. I personally think it’s utter bollocks there were Pride in London organisers complicit in helping TERFs disrupt last year’s event, as a bunch of TERF bigots preaching hate is antithetical to the image peace & love & pride in LGBTQ diversity which Pride in London would want to convey. I actually strongly suspect the rumour about there were Pride in London organisers complicit in helping TERFs disrupt last year’s Pride event was in fact started by transphobes in an attempt to dissuade trans people to come to this year’s Pride event in London or any future Pride event in London, yeah well one should never give into bullies, trans people wouldn’t have accomplished as much as we have since the Stonewall riots in ’69 if we had kotowed to homophobic/transphobic motherfucking bullies & we won’t secure greater justice for ourselves unless we don’t stand steadfast & resolute in being out, loud & proud not only in being trans but in being LGBTQ
There’s more which unites lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender & genderqueer people then divides us, yes I’ve detailed some of the hostility towards trans people which I’ve witnessed from within the LGBTQ community, but let’s be honest this is coming in the main from a minute bigoted minority within a minority & the problem with rabid transphobes within the LGBTQ community is the same problem with all extremists of any stripe which they’ll shout the loudest thus get heard & go to the nth degree to make their point thus get publicity etc, the truth however is that 95% of the LGBTQ community are in fact onside when it comes to supporting trans people & very much of the mentality there’s more which unites us then divides us.
Despite the increase in people coming out as trans & this has obviously helped the growth of the trans community, we are still not a community which is strong enough to stand on its own in campaigning for better civil rights, equality & justice, we still need to align ourselves with the rest of the LGBTQ community, so if trans people aren’t visible at Pride events nor generally visible within LGBTQ community then its far harder to keep people within the LGBTQ community onside in supporting trans equality or combatting what hostility towards trans people there might happen to be. Of course trans women such as India Willoughby being uber conservative truscum fuckwits will always go out of their way to say they’re not part of the LGBTQ community & will frequently be publicly hostile towards the LGBTQ, encouraging hostility & division with the rest of the LGBTQ community really isn’t the way to go when campaigning for greater justice for trans people & greater respect for gender diversity, it’s in fact really fucking unhelpful as encouraging hostility & division with the rest of the LGBTQ community will just be returned in kind & that is certainly not what trans people need! Trans people have always been involved with the LGBTQ civil rights movement from it’s inception, the LGBTQ community are the most natural allies of the trans community & we need all the allies we can get right now, so fuck off India Willoughby & all other truscum bigots just fuck right off!
Fuck off truscum bigots, fuck of TERF bigots, I hope to see trans people & genderqueer people turn out en masse tomorrow at Pride in London showing we won’t be maligned or ignored, I hope to see trans people & genderqueer people turn out en masse tomorrow because being visible & being seen to be visible is one of the greatest strengths in furthering the trans cause.