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Trans Activist and Rose McGowan Get In Shouting Match At Barnes & Noble Book Signing [Video]

Via Variety:

A woman shot up from her seat to confront McGowan about comments made on RuPaul’s “What’s the Tee?” podcast in July 2017, which recently resurfaced on social media. The mood took a sharp turn.

“I have a suggestion. Talk about what you said on RuPaul. Trans women are dying and you said that we, as trans women, are not like regular women. We get raped more often. We go through domestic violence more often. There was a trans woman killed here a few blocks [away]. I have been followed home –.” The woman was then interrupted by Rose.

“Hold on. So am I. We are the same. My point was, we are the same. There’s an entire show called ID channel, a network, dedicated to women getting abused, murdered, sexualized, violated, and you’re a part of that, too, sister. It’s the same,” McGowan retorted.

“You do nothing for them. Trans women are in men’s prisons. And what have you done for them?” she asked.

“What have you done for women?” McGowan said.

At this point the unknown trans activists was removed by Barnes & Noble security all the while chanting “white cis feminism!” as she was led to the exit.

McGowan continued:

Don’t label me, sister. Don’t put your labels on me. Don’t you f—ing do that. Do not put your labels on me. I don’t come from your planet. Leave me alone. I do not subscribe to your rules. I do not subscribe to your language. You will not put labels on me or anybody. Step the f— back. What I do for the f—ing world and you should be f—ing grateful. Shut the f— up. Get off my back. What have you done? I know what I’ve done, God dammit.”

(sic) For once. In the world. You know what I’m talking about. Just tell the God damned truth. Stop boxing everybody into s—. I didn’t agree to your cis f—ing world. Ok? F— off.”

Watch the videos below.



Russia’s Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality Holds Protests In St. Petersburg – Video

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Russia’s Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality held a series of  brave protests in solidarity with other groups around the world this past week against Russia’s extreme discrimination against its LGBT citizens   The Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality  participated in the #Russia4Love – Day of Action despite being stalked and filmed by police, and harassed by anti-gay Russian extremist.

We, Russian LGBT people and their allies, would like to thank all the people around the world who support us and express their concern about the events in our country in hope of making a difference and pulling Russia out of a tightening medieval darkness,’ the organizers said in an official statement.

About 30 Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality members gathered near the city’s statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg but soon attracted a police attention who refused to let protesters take photographs of themselves with their signs so the activists moved to St Isaac’s Square.  Police filmed the whole action and demanded the IDs of those involved.

In another part of the city Daniel Grachev,  picketed at the Olympic clock in the Little Stables and was attacked by Russian nationalists who approached him and shoved a cake in his face and said “Welcome to the Soviet Union.  Welcome to Russia”.

Grachev was wearing a T-shirt with a pink triangle, which served as a pretext for an attack, as well as a poster, on which was written ” The Nuremberg Trials, and not the Olympics. ”

“I wanted to convey the idea that Russia is going to fascism, and it is not a place for the Olympic Games and the space for the Nuremberg trials,” – he said.

The two men who attacked Daniel were arrested but while at the police station the St. Petersberg police also checked into Grachev extremism. “I was amused by it.” said Daniel.  “If I am am arrested for calling Russia a facist state then Russia proves that it is indeed a fascist state, “- he concluded. (Loosely translated from Russian text)

Video of Daniel’s attack can be seen below:

Russian Activist Arrested In Red Square Protesting New Anti-Gay Law – мужество!

Russian activist Nikolai Alekseev, Vladimir Ivanov, and another activist were arrested in Russia’s Red Square last night as they stood up and bravely protested  the “new” Russian law that prohibits the passing of  “propaganda (information, etc) of sodomy (homosexuality), lesbianism, bisexualism, transgenderism, and pedophilia to minors’.   In which the Russian goverment has lumped the LGBT Community into one law with sexual crimes against minors by pedophiles, members of the Russian Legislative Assembly are attempting no to demonize LGBT community more within the realm of Russia’s public opinion and also severely limit human rights in St. Petersburg.

Nicolai Alekseev wrote on his Facebook page that it was the “First ever public event of Russian LGBT community at Red Square in Moscow.”

LGBT Asylum News writes:

Their protest, signaled on social media to happen in another Moscow location, in fact occurred in front of the most famous location in all of Russia. Within seconds they were swarmed by police.

The dolls – Piggy, Stepashka, Fili and Karkushi – at the Red Square protest were from popular children’s TV shows and the banners said “Good night, kids!”

These are amazing and and extremely brave people.  Back2Stonewall.com salutes them.