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Did Seth MacFarlane And Family Guy Cross The Line And Insult The Trans Community?

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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3 Responses

  1. Renee says:

    Give them a break? Are you kidding me? This is not the first time McFarlane has done transphobia in his shows. Do you perhaps remember The Cleveland show episode that just happened to coincide with transgender day of remembrance? The man clearly has no respect for the trans community. This is not about getting morals from a television show this is about not continuing to other a vulnerable section of society for giggles. Brians reaction is typical of many cisgender people and it is not funny. The idea that a trans woman is disgusting leads to their deaths.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I agree… I am a transsexual, I transitioned early and I am in LTR of 11 YRS. I have no issues with Jokes and Pokes at myself or the community in which I exist… BUT none of the main characters of this episode ever saw the error in their ways, just seemed like misinformation and hate spewing from the entire Griffin house-hold. Unfortunatly there are still people out there who get their morals and " learn how to act" from TV. It's bound to happen, so a show like this can hurt, in fact it hurt me. The day after the show aired I was at work and a customer made a comment about me to his buddy on the phone and mentioned the family guy episode. I was actully afraid for my life for a few minutes. I was in his house alone with him. My job brings me to peoples houses all day. Let me say this, I am a beautiful woman of 36, I transiioned in my teens. I have never had any REAL issues with people. On occassion I do, maybe once a year. It seems to happen when there is a show about transsexualism on TV. Thanks Seth and the whole cast for making my life a little bit harder, just what I needed… to struggle even harder for the RIGHTS I should have anyway.

  3. Joe says:

    Of course they dis… That’s what they f***ing do. If they make fun of genocide and get away with it without you guys throwing a fit then then why would you treat your cause any more special? It’s absurd. I have nothing against those who believe they’re in the wrong body but I don’t support the idea but even then you have to realize that not everything revolves around these people just because they’re a minority. Only select people are really scummy enough to bully transsexuals and if the same people are scummy enough to discriminate against anyone of a different archetype. I’m saying focus on the right causes because these movements ask for the moon because they cry discrimination and oppression and then they become the oppressors.

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