What a clusterfuck it must be to a Palestinian who’s LGBTQ, I mean not only are you going to be victimised by the Israeli government’s apartheid regime against the Palestinian people but you’ll also going to be victimised by other Palestinians for being LGBTQ, not only do you run the risk of being shot or rocketed to death by the Israeli Defence Force for being Palestinian but you’re also at risk of being thrown off the top of a rooftop by other Palestinians for being LGBTQ.
Nobody can help being Palestinian, nobody can help being
LGBTQ, nobody should ever be discriminated or persecuted because of stuff they
can’t help such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or
age, it kind of goes without saying that a political leftist physically
disabled Jewish transsexual lesbian such as myself would espouse this. Because
I’m a trans woman who is a lesbian, Zionists love to challenge me for having supported
justice for the Palestinian people & critical of the Israeli government when
its evident that homophobia/transphobia is rampant amongst the Palestinian populous
& LGBTQ Palestinians are being persecuted by other Palestinians for being
LGBTQ whereas within the state of Israel itself LGBTQ rights are progressively
on par with Western Europe. Other then the recent decision by the Palestinian
Authority to ban the activities of pro LGBTQ groups, I’m well aware there are
no protections or rights for Palestinians who are LGBTQ in the West Bank or Gaza,
yes I know in Gaza controlled by Hamas that LGBTQ people are being thrown off
rooftops no doubt excuse for which is no doubt poisonous religious
interpretation, yes LGBTQ rights in Israel are comparative to LGBTQ rights in Western
European, but none of this excuses the racist policies of the Israeli
government against the Palestinian people.
One of the oddities during the Apartheid era in my native
South Africa was transsexuals had rights & legal protections which were in
fact far more progressive then they were in the UK at that time, but how
progressive the apartheid regime in South Africa happened to be in regards
trans people this was never an excuse the savagely rabid racism of the apartheid
regime in treating non Whites like shit & the same goes for Israeli
government being ever so progressive when it comes to LGBTQ rights doesn’t
excuse the Israeli government orchestrating an apartheid regime as it has
against the Palestinian people.
No matter how rampant homophobia/transphobia might be
amongst the Palestinian people this doesn’t excuse the racism of the Israeli
government towards Palestinians, two wrongs don’t make a right, despite some
Zionists thinking it does. I have encountered Zionists who seem to think Palestinians
being homophobic/transphobic as fuck is enough of an excuse to go bomb the shit
out of Palestinian communities, but that’s not actually why the Israeli Defence
Force are shooting or rocketing Palestinians is it, no the IDF are firing upon
Palestinians for purely being Palestinians no matter if they’re homophobic/transphobic
I condemn both the Palestinian Authority & Hamas for being
homophobic/transphobic & equally I condemn the Israeli government for being
racist as fuck & overall I just fucking despair & most of all feel for
Palestinians who are LGBTQ literally getting shot on both sides.
Whenever there’s a terrorist atrocity committed by Islamic fundamentalists you will never cease hearing far-right trolling mothefuckers such as Tommy Robinson or Carl Benjamin loudly denounce Islam as being the devil incarnate threat to western civilisation & endlessly criticize the Muslim community & bang the racist drum for all Muslims to be deported from our shores, yet when a White supremacist commits a terrorist atrocity as happened this past weekend in the Texan city of El Paso where a White supremacist scumbag terrorist shot dead 22 people & injured 20 plus others at a Walmart store, Carl Benjamin posts a video in the aftermath saying we need to empathise & understand why young White males are carrying out such mass shootings because maybe they have legitimate grievances. The El Paso mass shooting being carried out by a White supremacist scumbag fuck, this isn’t the first time Carl ‘rape tweet guy’ Benjamin has posted a video on YouTube in which he reprehensibly attempts to justify nazi cunts going on killing sprees as a sneaky but utterly crass means of attempting to move the Overton-Window further to the far-right, he did likewise following the mosque shooting in the New Zealand city of Christchurch earlier this year, oh & by the way neither the latest video where Benjamin is repugnantly justifying the far-right terrorist attack in El Paso or his previous video repugnantly justifying the mosque attack in Christchurch have been demonetised, what the fuck YouTube I thought you were going to demonetise all Carl Benjamin’s videos due to him being rape tweet guy, YouTube are you sure your advertisers are going to like having their products associated with videos espousing ‘hug a nazi terrorist because they’ve legitimate grievances’ whether those nazi terrorists have killed 20 or 50 innocent people.
As ever with Alex Jones it was the usual antisemitic bullshit we’ve heard time again from the bigoted hatemongering shock-jock propagator of fake news in the aftermath of just about every horrific mass shooting there’s been in the United States over the past few years, which of course is the bullshit it’s a false flag prelude for us commie Jews to come steal his guns. We’ve indeed heard the same bullshit time again from Jones in the aftermath of every mass shooting to hit the headlines from the Aurora theatre mass shooting & Sandy Hook massacre in 2012 to the Parkland High School shooting in 2018 to now in 2019 with the mass shootings in El Paso & Dayton, Jones propagating these are false flag events with the objective of being used as an excuse for the ‘globalists’ to come steal his & his ignorant redneck wacko listenership arsenals of firearms, yet after Sandy Hook through to Parkland there’s been no massive gun coinvestigation orchestrated by the US government, in fact there’s been fuck all gun control legislation enacted in response to any of these mass shootings, yet despite this Jones keeps on getting away with profiting from propagating the same fake ‘the feds are coming for our guns’ bullshit after every horrific mass shooting because sadly yes there are rednecks in the flyover states who are that ignorant.
The only mass shooting where response from Alex Jones was
somewhat different was back in 2016 when 50 people were murdered at an Orlando
LGBTQ nightclub, he then
claimed it was the fault of the LGBTQ community for being anti-gun, oh did
I neglect to mention Jones as well as being antisemitic & generally
racist/xenophobic is also a misogynist & rabidly homophobic/transphobic. Hmm
I wonder what most reasonably minded rational people would find more disturbing
two people of the same gender identity loving one another or Jones the mass
shooter’s favourite shock-jock who constantly uses his talk radio show to push stochastic
terrorism against various sections of society coupled with fetishizing the
Second Amendment because he’s a bigoted gunsexual buffoon who can’t get sexually
aroused unless he’s fondling an AR-15 assault rifle.
(Please excuse the interlude whilst Sophia bangs her head repeatedly on her desk)
I’m not going to dignify Keller’s attention seeking homophobic/transphobic Westboro Baptist type bullshit with a response, other to say along with Donald Trump blaming videogames for mass shootings occurring at the frequency they’re happening in the United States it’s symptomatic of the dance of denial & deflection going on in avoidance of tackling root cause as to why mass shootings keep on happening in the United States something which I’ve already covered in the previous article to this one.
Maybe it’s not videogames which Donald Trump should be blaming for the El Paso mass shooting but himself & the racist shite he’s said, considering the White supremacist terrorist nazi scum fuck who killed 22 people in El Paso this past weekend quoted racist shite Trump has said over the past few years about Mexicans in their ‘manifesto’ as to why they were going to go on a murderous rampage in a city near US border with Mexico, in other words this nazi scum fuck went on a killing spree because he had a sickening hatred for Mexican immigrants to the point he wanted to kill them all & he used quotes of racist shite said by Donald Trump as means of supporting his killing spree.
I’ve been downing Tramadol this morning after Trans Pride Brighton as if they were fucking Smarties due to the physical agony attending events such as Trans Pride Brighton & Pride in London has on disabled me, however the physical agony I now feel due to my exertions yesterday in attending TPB was worth it not only when it comes to the reward in being able to do my bit to champion the trans cause & to shout loudly & proudly trans is beautiful, but because this was the best TPB for me on a personal level specifically due to two fellow trans women I met
I want to give a special mention to both Patricia & Dee who I met at Trans Pride Brighton as they were both were really sweet by simply being welcoming of me, with being autistic & physically disabled I’ve often found it hard to socially connect with people at events such as TPB & often found people who I thought would be friendly towards me not actually being very welcoming of me at all, so yeah it meant a lot there were people at TPB wanting to know me & who I also discovered really value the stuff I write. Patricia is the chief organiser of the trans group I’ve more often than not marched with in the Pride London parade, though we’ve only recently become far more friendly to one another & I’ve discovered that despite various political differences Patricia is one of the sweetest trans women I’ve ever met, I also discovered that despite our political differences Patricia has been moved to tears by some of the articles I’ve written of late. Dee I met for the first time at TPB 2019, I actually thought she was going to ask for my autograph as she really did come over as something of a mega fan of my whole ‘don’t give a fuck’ style of writing, she was definitely expressing a great deal of praise about me as a writer to her friends, I’m seriously blown the fuck away because usually I’m met with quite a bit of indifference about the stuff I write even from those who claim they ‘care’ about me.
As lovely as it might have been for Trans Pride Brighton to facilitate my ego being massaged & thus helping to make this the best TPB on a personal level, of far more importance is that organisers are saying overall this is the best TPB there’s been so far, there definitely appeared to be more people participating in the TPB parade along the Brighton seafront & there definitely were more attendees both trans & cis at the park event & the park was chock full stalls more then there’s previously been giving out info on all kinds of trans related stuff.
Well I’m pleased to report this year’s Trans Pride Brighton there was no attempt by terfy transphobic bigoted motherfuckers to spoil the event with some disruptive stunt to push their odious agenda of transphobic hate, though the bigoted motherfuckers have been getting their panties in a bind online about Green Party MP & former party leader Caroline Lucas having attended TPB. Caroline Lucas was indeed in attendance at this year’s TPB & it’s not the first she’s attended because as being the local MP she also steadfastly supports greater equality & social-justice for trans people & reiterated this in the awesome speech she gave when addressing those of us who were about to participate in the TPB parade along Brighton’s promenade, I’d expect nothing from Caroline because I’ve long known she’s fucking awesome!
Maybe it’s time terfy transphobic bigoted motherfuckers twigged
they’re very much on the wrong side of history as they’ve lost their culture
war against the trans community which was always was fucking asinine in the
first place, because it’s not just Caroline Lucas or Jeremy Corbyn & MPs on
the left of the political spectrum who support trans people’s wish to live free
as their true selves & to do so without harassment for being their true
selves. Maybe terfy transphobic bigoted motherfuckers ought to do the decent
thing & fuck off & literally choked on their sour grapes, certainly
time they realised their political friends aren’t to be found on the radical-left
but on the far-right, as TERFs obsessive hatred of trans people & in
particular of trans women has a great deal in common with the far-right &
their brand of bigoted hate.
One thing which I took away from this year’s Trans Pride
Brighton which gave me hope for the future was when talking to younger trans
& non binary activists whilst marching in the TPB parade who like myself
fear the increasing rise of the far-right & thus are very much dedicated to
campaigning against the threat the far-right pose, good news to hear the future
generation of trans activists are taking the threat which the far-right pose
far more seriously as it’s been my experience in the recent past that those Guardian
reading middle-class trans women who’ve tended to steer the direction of the
trans community have been far too complacent about the threat which the
far-right pose & thus have never been that willing to do anything to
effectively campaign against the far-right.
The growth of Trans Pride Brighton from where it started in
back in 2013 to the size it is in 2019 has been an astonishing success & I’m
proud to have been part of it’s success, long may TPB grow & have
increasing success in being able to raise awareness of the trans cause & to
champion trans is beautiful! As long as terfy transphobic bigots have influence
in the mainstream media, so long as the mainstream media continues to attack
the trans community, so long as there are increasing physical assaults motivated
by transphobic hate, so long as trans people aren’t receiving adequate healthcare,
so long as the far-right pose a threat to there being diversity & tolerance
of diversity, there will be a need for TPB.
I can take it to my grave that back in 2013 I was at the inaugural Trans Pride Brighton where there was less then 10 of us on the parade through the streets of Brighton & a half empty park sparsely filled with stalls, five years on & last year Trans Pride Brighton had grown into the biggest trans orientated Pride event in Europe with near on 10,000 participating in the parade along Brighton’s promenade & a park full to capacity which was chock full of stalls championing the trans cause. There’s most definitely been rapid growth (& then some) with Trans Pride Brighton & I’m proud to have been year on year part of TPB’s rapid development, so this coming Saturday I’m planning to again be proudly part of TPB & I encourage all trans comrades if able to also make an effort in attending because trans visibility is such a crucial facet to our success.
Sarah Savage & Fox Fisher & everybody else who got the ball rolling with Trans Pride Brighton & who continue to invest their energy in keeping TPB going should be commended for their efforts, having the foresight to make TPB happen in the first place & subsequently seeing an explosive growth in the event has had over the past 6 years has proven that for trans people our time is now! But despite there seeming to be far more support & acceptance of trans people here in the UK, despite the trans community getting far more attention than it ever has previously & despite the trans community having far more of an impact on wider society then it’s ever had, despite it all adding up to appearing that our time is now, we still very much need an event such as Trans Pride Brighton to have continued growth & success because there’s still much work to be done to seriously improve the plight of many trans people. There’s still much work to be done regards raising awareness of the specific issues all us trans people face on a daily basis & how best to address such issues, we are still faced with unacceptable amounts of discrimination as well as out & out transphobic hate reports of which seem to sadly be on the increase, there are still extremist transphobic bigots who’ve not grasped they’ve lost the culture war & have far too much influence, oh & then there’s Boris Johnson becoming the UK’s next Prime Minister which won’t necessarily mean he’ll be full on Donald Trump in attitude towards trans people but I do think a Tory government under Boris will lurch towards the hard-right thus possibly not be as pro trans nor pro LGBTQ as they have recently been, so having as massive of an event as Trans Brighton can get is important as it helps to draw more attention to all of what I’ve detailed plus much more & the more the numbers of attendees are bolstered by trans people the better.
It’s not just the more trans people who attend Trans Pride Brighton the more its going to help attract attention from the mainstream news media thus helping to increase trans awareness, it’s also about a show of force as in a positive show of force with strength in numbers against those who would like nothing better then to wipe us from the face of the earth. Remember I previously mentioned there were extremist transphobic bigots who hadn’t grasped they’ve lost the culture war, well last year these terfy motherfuckers disrupted Pride in London to protest trans inclusion, then attempted to gain entry to last year’s TPB event to push their odiously hateful agenda but ended up with a small number of them hurling abuse from a distance as we paraded along the seafront in Brighton which was met with several thousand of us giving them the wanker sign. Because I doubt any these bigoted motherfuckers have fucked off to choke on their sour grapes having finally grasped they’ve lost the culture war, they might very well attempt to disrupt this year’s TPB event & its perfectly understandable why the prospect of transphobic bigots possibly disrupting TPB which might put off some trans people from attending, but I’d point out scaring trans people away from attending TPB is exactly what transphobic bigots want to do & major means by which we will defeat these bigoted bullies is to show we are not fucking scared of them with a show of strength in numbers, this is why I’ve long said the more trans visibility is a crucial plank to our success as the more trans visibility there is then the less we will eventually be bullied for simply being our true selves as it illustrates the bullies can’t win.
I might not always feel welcome at TPB when it comes to the
whole social-networking stuff, always feel somewhat left out in cold with
people & their particular circle of friends at Trans Pride Brighton, but I
always try to remember the bigger picture there is with TPB & by helping to
further the trans cause with my attendance.
With this past Saturday having been Pride in London & possibly in reaction to transphobes having disrupted the start of last year’s Pride in London parade to push their odious agenda of trans exclusion, Jeremy Corbyn authored an article for Pink News urging the rejection of transphobic campaigns. Being a trans woman who’s met Jeremy Corbyn on several occasions & spoken with him on those occasions about trans rights & knowing he has one the best (if not the best) voting records of any MP when it comes to trans issues, I’m certain he fully supports equality for trans people, but the same can’t be said sadly for a good proportion of those who appear to be his most hardcore supporters.
When I posted the article Jeremy had authored for Pink News
speaking out against transphobic campaigns on various Facebook groups in support
of Jeremy as Labour leader, well some of the responses included ‘He didn’t write the article so it can’t be
assumed these are actually his views’ & ‘transphobia comes from the right
so I really hope he is not taken in by the reframing of feminism as transphobia’
& other more extreme transphobic TERF type bullshit hate, I don’t know if
any of those posting this shite are actual paid up Labour Party members, because
despite Labour in the past year having expelled a number of transphobic
activists. Labour still have an issue with transphobia amongst it’s ranks probably
greater then there’s an issue with antisemitism. Unlike with antisemitism where
there’s some ambiguity because people conflate legitimate criticism of the Israeli
government with actual hatred of Jewish people, with transphobia its pretty
black & white, if you deny the gender identity of any trans woman & deny
them equal rights with any cis woman then you are being transphobic, plus if
you are prepared to deny equality to trans women & trans people in general
then you are in fact going against the principles which Labour have long
espouse, but the nastiness there’s been within Labour hasn’t in fact surprised
me as over years I’ve become increasingly aware of the lack of support with there
is with the hard left when it comes to the concerns of LGBTQ people & in
particular criticism of Pride in London.
I can’t say that the criticisms of Pride in London having
become ‘too commercialised & corporate’ is necessarily a disguised
homophobic/transphobic agenda as I’ve heard plenty of criticism of Pride in
London having become too corporate from LGBTQ activists on the left of the
political spectrum, Peter Tatchell has certainly been one prominent LGBTQ
activist on the political left who’s been extremely vocal in protesting that
Pride’s political message is being lost due to all the commercialisation &
corporate sponsorship there’s now associated with Pride in London. Having
attended Pride in London now for many years, I’ve seen the increasing corporate
involvement in the event with Apple, Facebook, Barclays, Sainsbury’s & even
the housing association who are my landlord having floats in the parade going
through the streets of London, but it’s that corporate sponsorship which keeps
Pride free for me & every other LGBTQ activist who does have a political
message to march in the parade.
It’s not as if I don’t sympathise with some of the anticapitalist criticisms against Pride in London, the main argument being it’s all very well for tech giants such as Facebook, Apple & Amazon being socially progressive in publicly supporting LGBTQ friendly, but these companies dodge paying corporation tax in UK & any other taxes they should be paying. Of course the likes of Amazon & Apple & whichever other major corporation should be forced to pay the taxes they ought to be paying if they want to trade in this country, as its unfair to small & medium sized businesses as well as a detriment to society as a whole, but this doesn’t take away from the fact the likes of Apple & Amazon are prepared to be seen to support LGBTQ Pride events, would you rather those corporations weren’t LGBTQ friendly & supportive of the LGBTQ community?
I can remember a time when it was perfectly legal for a
company to sack an employee for being LGBTQ & I don’t particularly want to
back that kind bullshit which leads me onto the criticism lefties who are far
more cynical have against Pride in London, this being various corporations
support Pride in London as it’s a means of free advertising by having a float
plastered with their corporate logo in the parade traversing the streets of the
capital yet if you delved a bit deeper into how these companies actually treat
their employees you’d likely find these companies aren’t as LGBTQ friendly as
they’d like us to believe, hey I’m not going to deny that some of those same
corporations who have floats in the Pride in London parade aren’t as LGBTQ
friendly as they’d like you to believe & if there are corporations who are
pledging support for LGBTQ Pride but are still treating LGBTQ employees like
shit for being LGBTQ then this definitely needs to be exposed & opposed.
It’s a misnomer that corporations get ‘free advertising’ by
having a float in the Pride in London parade plastered in their corporate logo,
they actually have to pay to have a float in the parade & their
contributions ensure I & other trans members of the LGBTQ community get to
march in the Pride in London parade for free & thus trans people get the
opportunity to promote the need for greater trans equality for free & there
is definitely a need to be promoting greater trans equality & I nor any
trans activist is going to turn down such an opportunity, ah but the hard left anticapitalist
argument here is its all very well corporate sponsorship of Pride in London
helping trans people to campaign for justice & equality but what about
those same corporations being unscrupulous & unethical in it’s business
practices in the developing world by employing child labour & generally
fucking up the environment & whatever other egregious bullshit, to which my
response is if major corporations are up to no fucking good in the developing
world is the same as above which is expose & oppose the fuckers.
It’s not just with Pride in London being too capitalistic
which the hard left has an issue with, nor is it just with trans women because a
number have been indoctrinated with transphobic rhetoric mistakenly thinking
it’s ‘radical feminism’, my impression is it’s with the entire LGBTQ community
& our struggle. My experience over the years since I came out as a trans
woman & a lesbian, is the hard left aren’t in fact that supportive of the
LGBTQ community, my conclusion as to why they’re not as supportive as you might
think a political grouping who bangs on awful about equality would be is it’s maybe
due the hard left view just about everything through the prism of class
struggle & thus seem to view the LGBTQ community & our own struggle as
the product of bourgeois vanity & decadence, or maybe it’s because LGBTQ
issues cut across the class divide thus they’re Tory toffs who are LGBTQ &
if you’re narrowminded enough to view everyfuckingthing through the prism of
class struggle then you’re going to be all at sea when it comes to those issues
which cut cross the class divide. Maybe the hard left haven’t been as
supportive as they use to be of the LGBTQ community is due to there being
greater LGBTQ acceptance there are LGBTQ people living more comfortable lives,
maybe it’s because LGBTQ people aren’t screaming for the complete destruction
of neoliberal-capitalist system, maybe it’s just because of residual
Yes the Labour Party needed to move to the left as Blairites were far too much in love with neoliberal-capitalism & neoliberal-capitalism hasn’t been serving the interests of the many, but the less I felt welcomed as a trans woman within the party the further the party travelled leftwards with not just tolerance for those espousing transphobic rhetoric but electing them to positions of influence & power within the party, the party wouldn’t tolerate racists so which it tolerating transphobes, well this once-upon-a-time paid up member of the Labour Party who voted for Jeremy Corbyn to lead the party is now no longer a member, sure I’ll vote Labour at the next General Election but that’s only because I’m not a single issue voter & the Green Party have just as much of an issue with transphobic bigots amongst their membership.
Pride in London is the one day of the year where you get
cheered on for being trans & that you get cheered on by hundreds of
thousands lining the streets of the capital as you march in the Pride parade for
being trans is an experience that’s exhilarating as feck, it’s the reason I’ve kept
on marching year on year in the Pride in London parade since I came out as
trans almost a decade ago, no matter year after year the increasing physical pain
I feel from participating in the Pride in London parade. But it’s not just the
personal exhilaration I feel from being cheered on as I walk through the
streets of London for being trans as to why I’ll put up with the physical anguish
I’m feeling right now despite having been chugging Tramadol as if they were
smarties, I’m prepared to endure physical pain from marching around London on a
humid Saturday afternoon to further trans visibility because it’s the least I
can do when far too many trans women & trans men &
gender-non-conforming people have suffered far worse for simply being visibly
A reminder of the role trans people have played in the struggle for LGBTQ acceptance came at Pride in London with public address announcers on the route of the march with remembrance that this year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots & it was trans women who were central to instigating the Stonewall Riots, a reminder that trans women were central to the most significant event which led to the LGBTQ civil rights movement as we now know it & thus we were very much involved at the very inception of LGBTQ civil rights movement, we’ve always been part of the LGBTQ community & central to pushing for greater LGBTQ acceptance no matter how much TERF & truscum bigoted fucks attempt to rewrite history. Yes unfortunately there were TERF bigots at yesterday’s Pride in London parade, a group of TERF bigots did come running past the trans group I was marching with as we waited to set off on the parade shouting some bullshit about how this wasn’t our pride but theirs, yeah well we loudly told them in no uncertain terms to FUCK OFF!
At least with 2019’s Pride in London there wasn’t a repeat of what happened last year when a group of TERF bigots hijacked the start of the parade to push their hatefully odious agenda of trans exclusion, instead this Pride in London was led with a lesbian group showing solidarity with trans sisters by marching with a #LwiththeT banner, an obvious attempt of Pride in London organisers to make amends. Though it was good move to have a lesbian group lead the Pride in London parade as misconceptions need be dispelled & the truth needs to be illustrated that the vast majority of cis lesbians do in fact support their trans sisters, an illustration that with the LGBTQ community there’s more which unites us then divides us, personally I would have still preferred if an out & out trans group had led the parade as a means to make a amends for last year as well as acknowledgement of the contribution trans people have made to the LGBTQ community with this being the year which marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots etc.
I’m not sure as to exact reason why Mermaids a trans charity which helps
trans youth weren’t at the front of this year’s Pride in London parade because
it would have been fitting as it would have shown solidarity from Pride in
London against the continuous attacks in the Tory press against Mermaids for
daring to actually help & support trans kids, however Mermaids did have a
presence further back in the parade & did make an impression with their
I’m glad Mermaids were in attendance at this year’s Pride in London just as I’m glad of all the trans presence there was at this year’s Pride in London, trans visibility is so vital to the trans community gaining greater social-justice & didn’t hurt that TransPals whom I was marching with had a fuck off gigantic Trans Pride flag hehehe.
I actually want to close this article by giving special
thanks to Patricia Curtis of TransPals as she far too much grief & not
enough thanks for the work as a trans activist she does.
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.
So this past Friday was the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots the most significant event which lead to the modern day LGBTQ civil rights movement & something which I & every trans woman in the western world has benefited from. I had meant to write an article on the actual anniversary of Stonewall but I was suffering writer’s burnout & was also generally feeling like utter shite this past Friday, however I did manage to post a few tweets giving my thoughts on the significance of Stonewall & how the likes of Kellie Maloney & India Willoughby as trans women have a history of being openly hostile towards the LGBTQ community & thus far from appreciative of the campaign for LGBTQ equality having benefited them, though it’s true to say Kellie Maloney of late has come round to being far more supportive of the LGBTQ community, however same can’t be said of India Willoughby & I received the below tweet from India in response to my tweet about her not appreciating the LGBTQ civil rights movement which the Stonewall Riots inspired.
We don’t need transphobic arseholes within the LGBTQ
community & transphobic enemies outside the LGBTQ community attempting to
erase the involvement of trans women in the Stonewall Riots when in fact trans
women were very much central to the actual instigation of the Stonewall Riots, we
have India Willoughby a cuntish truscum bigoted trans woman doing so because
she’s ‘dragphobic’ as if that’s a thing or that kind bigoted behaviour should
ever be an acceptable form of bigotry. It’s true that not all drag queens identify
as trans, but Marsha P did & she wasn’t the only trans woman who was there amidst
the Stonewall Riots, there were several including trans legend Jayne County &
believe me Jayne County is a trans fucking legend! I highly recommend people check
out Jayne County’s autobiography Man Enough to be a Woman because
she really has lived a life, as well as being in the middle of the Stonewall
Riots, she was involved with Andy Warhol & The Factory artsy scene back in
the 1960s & then was involved with CBGBs music scene in the 1970s, it’s the
CBGBs scene of the 1970s which has had the greatest cultural impact upon my
life as it’s what essentially gave us what we now know as Punk Rock & if
you haven’t noticed I’m very much Punk fucking Rock!
I’ve identified as Punk Rock ever since I heard The Ramones
in my teens, I identify as Punk Rock just as much now as I did prior to coming
out as trans, maybe I was born Punk Rock & so possibly would have just been
as much Punk Rock if I’d never heard The Ramones or The Sex Pistols or Nirvana,
but what I actually do know is I’m 45 years old & I’ll be Punk Rock as long
as I live, what I also know is the likes of India Willoughby racked by
insecurities from being caught up in a malaise of middle-class mundanity will
never get me & to be honest I really don’t fucking care. Yeah those like
India will just say you can’t take me seriously because I’m vulgar & angry,
yeah I might let off f bombs & drop the occasional c bomb, but hey real bombs
are currently being dropped in Yemen causing a humanitarian disaster, so maybe
some people should actually get their fucking priorities in order as to what they
get their panties in a bind about. Yes I might be a vulgar crusty Punk but at
least I’m not a cunt because I’m not the one who goes about pissing on other
trans women because I’m an anally retentive insecure trans woman petrified
about not ‘being taken serious’ as a woman & needing to feel better about
themselves whereas India fucking Willoughby does so fucking regularly.
You often hear me refer to the likes of India Willoughby
& Trump supporting YouTube shitlord Blaire White (who I’m certain is a put
up job courtesy of the Koch Brothers) as truscum, an alternative term is ‘true
trans’ which essentially means trans women who seem to think they’re the
arbiters of what makes or doesn’t make somebody a trans woman, they typically
think you’re not ‘true trans’ unless you do as they do to fulfil all the patriarchal
stereotypes of how women should be, it’s pretty much if they’ve had to go
through the pain & expense to help them to reinforce patriarchal stereotypes
of womanhood & patriarchal stereotypes of femininity then every trans woman
must do so to be a ‘true’ trans women like them. As well as the snobbish choking
on sour grapes that not all trans women have gone through the pain &
expense as they have & yet are still considered just as much trans women,
there’s also hefty dose of insecurity with truscum about ‘not being taken
seriously’ as women because others in the trans community aren’t conforming to
how they think trans women should confirm, such as people who identify as non-binary
or specifically with India Willoughby the fear of being compared to a drag
queen thus the fear she won’t be taken seriously as a woman & this is why
she’s ‘dragphobic’. Trans YouTuber Natalie Wynn aka Contrapoints actually
produced a brilliant satire
about likes of Blaire White & all the truscum/true-trans bullshit which
definitely is worth a watch.
Truscum bigots are ostensibly trans bullies who are just as
much the same as any other bully, I’m sure many a trans woman including myself
would have preferred to have been born as a cis woman, but not all trans women
(including myself) are capable for whatever reason to conform to the stereotypes
of how society envisages women to be, so having the truscum likes of India
Willoughby & Blaire White constantly bitching at those trans women for not
conforming to feminine stereotypes is just being fucking nasty, it’s like bullying
a wheelchair user for not trying to run the 100m sprint as fast as Usain Bolt
& it’s the kind of shit TERFs do to trans women. Trans women get enough
bigoted bullshit from TERF motherfuckers without truscum bullying fellow trans
women, for fucks sake TERFs & their utter hatred for trans women to the
extent of exterminating us all should focus the minds of all trans women has to
who the real enemy is, particularly as TERFs with their hatred for trans women
are getting into bed with far-right hatemongering headbangers & the
far-right are definitely looking to target the LGBTQ community as in just over
month we have the homophobic/transphobic bullshit which will be ‘Straight Pride’.
My chum Kevin Logan who’s an antifascist YouTuber has had 7 videos removed from his channel & this follows YouTube having already previously demonetised his channel, thus proving to be utter bollocks that YouTube has a ‘leftwing bias’ or a ‘liberal bias’ which is the bullshit typically propagated by Far-right shitlord YouTuber hatemongers such as Paul Joseph Watson, ironically one of the videos YouTube seemed have removed from Kevin Logan’s channel (unless for some reason Kev’s removed it himself) is a compilation Kevin compiled of the bullshit Paul Joseph Watson has said in previous videos posted on his own YT channel praising Ayn Rand style laissez faire free market capitalism to the hilt & yet whining about free market capitalism when it doesn’t work for him thus proving PJW to be a giant fucking hypocrite.
Funny how Paul Joseph Watson had a massive fucking stiffy
for laissez faire free market capitalism & was oh so anti-government regulation
up until the point when social-media platforms started banning Alex Jones his
former boss at Infowars & then he was wanting governments to
regulate social-media platforms such as Facebook & Twitter & YouTube if
they were public utilities, by the way considering the revelations which
have come out of the past few days about his former boss, I wonder if the real
reason Paul left Infowars wasn’t just about bullshit Jones was repeatedly bellowing
about the Sandy Hook massacre being a hoax but he has a suspicion or had some knowledge
Jones was a kiddie-fiddler? Paul use to grift for his old boss whilst at
Infowars by flogging Jones’s do-fuck-all-for-you supplements & boner pills,
which had soy as a base ingredient & Paul didn’t take kindly when this was
pointed out as he was at one point attempting to make the term ‘soy boy’ the
new in crowd insult for the far-right to fling at those of us on the left, so
Paul Joseph Watson no stranger to grifting as neither are many far-right
shitlord hatemongers & Paul has a new grift since leaving Infowars, Paul wants you to
donate to him setting up some new online free speech multimedia platform you
know the kind of place people can call Black people n*****s & LGBTQ people
f*****s because Paul reckons free speech on YouTube is dead & his YT
channel is under threat from taking being taken down, this is in fact not at all
a new kind of con pulled by a shitlord YouTuber, I recall a few years back a
certain TJ Kirk otherwise known as The Amazing Atheist posted a video asking
for donations to set up a ‘free speech’ alternative to YouTube & thought
people donated nothing seemed to come of this proposed ‘free speech’
alternative to YouTube which TJ was going to create.
Hey Paul if your freedom of speech is so in peril on YouTube then why it since you posted that video begging for donations you’ve managed to post two more video, one of which is a homophobic/transphobic hate fuelled rant about LGBTQ Pride. As a trans woman I really wish the truth was Paul Joseph Watson’s YT channel was under threat because I’m so fucking fed up with him posting video after video radicalising stupid people to hate me & all other trans women for simply being what I happen to fucking be!
Oh I so fucking wish the channels of Paul Joseph Watson & every other far-right shitlord YouTuber propagating hate were under threat, but I seriously doubt the YT channels of any of these shitlord hatemongers is under any serious threat. Oh sure YouTube said they’re going to clamp down on far-right hatemongering on its platform, but when they removed the channel of Black Pigeon Speaks who’s content I’ve never watched but Kevin Logan has informed me is about as close as you can get to being an out & out nazi without using the out & out language of a nazi, there was huge outcry from far-right snowflakes & YouTube caved in reinstated the channel of Black Pigeon Speaks, way you go in setting a seriously bad precedent YouTube, because nazi snowflakes now know if you ban somebody they like then all they need to do is throw a fucking hissy fit to reverse your decision.
Carl Benjamin like fellow UKIP wanker Paul Joseph Watson also thinks his YT channel is under threat as YouTube is now being run by commulists, despite the fact that after electorally destroying UKIP at the European Elections he said it was but a minor setback in his grand 20-year plan in defeating commulism. Err Carl the reason your YouTube channel might be under threat is due to advertisers wanting fuck all to do with bigoted & hateful content from you an atrocious garbage human being, which is pretty far fucking removed from communism but has everything to do with free market capitalism you dense motherfucking gobshite!
Jo Brand as has been widely reported in the media made an
ill-advised joke whilst appearing on a recent BBC Radio 4 show about wanting to
chuck battery acid rather then milkshakes at politicians, well guess who made a
video bitching about Jo Brand making this joke despite having himself claimed
threatening a female Labour MP with rape was a joke, the irony & the cheek
& sheer hypocrisy of Carl Benjamin is fucking stuffocating to the point it
makes you want to seriously puke. Hey Carl doesn’t Jo Brand get a right to free
speech or is that only applicable to far-right shitlord hatemongers like you,
ah but of course in the world of Carl Benjamin women have no rights, in the
world of Carl Benjamin the only reason women have two legs is so they don’t
leave a slimy trail going from the kitchen to the bedroom, Carl you really are
an appalling women hating bigoted piece of utter fucking shite who needs to be
taken out of circulation for the sake of humanity.
has been yet another annual rise in reported homophobic & transphobic hate-crimes
in the UK, alarmingly the amount of stalking, harassment & violent
assaults LGBTQ people have been subjected to has more then doubled over the
past 5 years. I find it more than a coincidence that the dramatic increase in homophobic
& transphobic hate crimes has coincided with the rise of Nigel Farage as a
far more prominent figure in British politics & consequentially Farage
being given a far greater media platform which has been an opportunity for him
to propagate far-right bullshit, because not only has Farage done a number in
turning the masses into Brexit precious Brexit Gollum type creatures, he’s
helped to make bigotry socially acceptable including bigotry towards the LGBTQ
Owen Jones this past week interviewed Munroe Bergdorf & it’s not a comfortable watch, in fact it literally made be cry the first time I watched it, it was seriously distressing for me as a trans woman to see Munroe’s own emotional distress which has come as a consequence of being subjected to unwarranted abuse & discrimination for being a trans woman of colour, subjected to abuse & discrimination for simply being herfuckingself!
Owen is definitely a good guys, he’s over the years been a
first-class trans ally & it was obvious he’s also upset & angered by
the transphobic bullshit which Munroe has been subjected to & the resulting
emotional distress it’s caused Munroe, but my issue with Owen isn’t just he
wears woolly jumpers, it’s he’s way too woolly jumper, in fact it’s my
criticism of mainstream left that it’s all a bit too woolly humpers & cups
of tea & being ever so nice & not having enough bite, when it’s Punk
Rock bite which is required in battling the escalating threat of fascism!
I realise that if you work within the corporate mainstream media you have to play by their rules, the likes of Owen Jones have to play nice to get published, yeah well I don’t work within the mainstream media & nor do I want to, so I can rage like a motherfucker & so move over Owen Jones because I’m a trans woman who desperately needs to motherfucking rage about the transphobic shit Munroe Bergdorf has been subjected to.
Oh of course they’ll be sexist dickheads who’ll try to
undermine the legitimacy of my gender identity as a woman by saying my foul
mouth aggressive manner isn’t very ‘ladylike’, hey sexist dickheads my feminine
role-models weren’t Marilyn Monroe or Barbara fucking Cartland, they were Ellen
Ripley in Aliens or Sarah Connor in T2:Judgment Day, they were all female Punk
Rock bands like L7
& Rock Bitch, so
fuck you to the self-appointed arbiters of how women should be, it literally is
what makes you such a fucking expert on womanhood. It is these self-appointed arbiters
of not only how trans women should be but how cis women should be which are
very much at the route of the problem, they’re transphobic & misogynistic
Misogynistic bigots will of course be busying themselves right now pooh-poohing the FIFA Women’s World Cup currently being played in France & transphobic bigots are as per fucking usual whipping up bullshit paranoia & fear about trans women using women only spaces or doing likewise about trans women indoctrinating children into being trans. One reason I don’t write purely about trans issues as the tendency with many journalists/blogger who are trans, is the prospect of having to endlessly write the same crap time & time again about the bogus hatemongering & fearmongering bullshit which transphobic bigots propagate that if you let trans women use the women’s toilets & changing rooms then trans women will sexually assault cis women, if it’s not that bullshit you find yourself dispelling again & again then it’s the lie being propagated by transphobic bigots about trans women working with impressionable children in schools or community centres or wherever else as a means of brainwashing children into thinking they’re trans, but here I’m defending Munroe Bergdorf who was removed as the face of NSPCC’s first Childline LGBTQ campaign after there was whole load of bitching from transphobic bigots about her helping to indoctrinate children into thinking they’re trans.
Munroe is one of the sweetest & most
positive trans women I’ve ever met, in fact she’s one of the sweetest &
most positive women I’ve met period! I’m certainly angry, extremely fucking angry
about the abuse which has been directed at Munroe, knowing how much of a sweet
& positive person she is & that she’d have genuinely wanted to help children
who might be in distress due to coming to terms with being LGBTQ, but all this has
also angered me because it’s touched a raw nerve with me about my own childhood
& coming to terms with being trans. No trans woman brainwashed me into
believing I was trans, I vividly remember watching Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman
when I was 4yrs old & I instinctively knew I was meant to have been born with
female genitalia, I wasn’t allowed to transition in my early teens when I found
transsexuals were for real as these were the dark days of Section 28 & that
caused a severe amount of pain during my adolescence, now we seem to be returning
to those dark days of Section 28 with all the current transphobic rhetoric abound
& fuck knows how many more trans children will have their lives fucked up
as mine was if they were prevented from transitioning.
The trans community has come out swinging for Munroe
Bergdorf, with the exception of the India
Willoughby, but I can’t say I’m surprised considering India voted for
Brexit, supports Nigel Farage, ah I see a pattern emerging considering the
colour of Munroe’s skin, yeah India you racist truscum cunt will you please
shut the fuck up!