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‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ Protest in DC Canceled Over ‘Credible threat to life’.

TWITTER Removes All Tweets About “Trans Day of Vengeance” Protest in DC

Twitter says it has removed 5000 tweets showing a poster promoting a “Trans Day of Vengeance” protest in support of transgender rights in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

“We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them. “Vengeance” does not imply peaceful protest. Organizing or support for peaceful protests is ok,” Irwin wrote in the tweet.

Twitter used automated processes to do it quickly at a large scale, without considering what context the tweets were shared in. Because of this, both tweets that were critical of and those that supported the protests were removed. This angered not only trans activist and supporters but also angered many conservative Twitter users who said the rules were unfairly applied to them because they were posting the image of the protest flyer to speak out against it.

Many of the tweets Twitter removed were from conservative users sharing an image of the flyer in an attempt to connect the planned protests with the recent school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee. 

One of those “conservatives” Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account was restricted. for seven days after she repeatedly posted an image of a poster about a rally called “Trans Day of Vengeance. Greene initially deleted her tweet and then posted it again voicing frustration about the action from Twitter — along with sharing the poster again, she called on the Department of Justice to investigate. Twitter again deleted the tweet — prompting yet another tweet and repost from Greene. “The people need to know about the threats they face from Antifa & trans-terrorism!!!” Greene said.

On its website, the group organizing Saturday’s protest said it does not condone violence. In a statement posted on the site, the Trans Radical Activist Network and other organizers also strongly rejected any connection between the school shooting in Nashville and Saturday’s protest, which organizers said was planned before the shooting took place.

“Vengeance means fighting back with vehemence,” the protest’s organizers wrote on their website. “We are fighting against false narratives, criminalization, and eradication of our existence.”

While I have never been opposed to a good protest I am adverse to a bad planned one. Promoting this protest as a “Day of Vengeance” in this current political climate just dares the other side to show up and fight.

What was the trans community thinking? Do they ever think and plan or only lash out and go off half cocked?

Whatever the reason trans-activist need to pull their shit together. Get some leaders, start some trans organizations, and for Goddesses sake. Get a PR person already. At this point it could only help.

Please be peaceful and aware of those around you if you join the protest on Saturday.

Keep safe.

200 Congressional Democrats Call On Obama To Issue LGBT Federal Workers’ Executive Order‏

ENDAOver 200 Congressional and House Democrats have joined together and are sending a letter to President Obama calling on him to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.

The move comes as the White House keeps maintaining that Obama’s preferred path is passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act into law is through Congress rather than signing the executive order and the LGBT community continues to push for the executive order in the wake of last fall’s Senate passage of the ENDA, which is now stuck in the GOP controlled House and is likely to go nowhere.

The bill that would ban most private employers who have Government contracts from anti-LGBT discrimination.

The nearly 200 congressional Democrats write, “We are committed to doing all that we can in Congress to get ENDA to your desk this year; however, there is no reason you cannot immediately act by taking this important step.”

The effort was led by Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Jared Polis, with support from Sens. Tom Harkin and Tammy Baldwin and Reps. Michael Michaud, David Cicilline, Sean Patrick Maloney, Mark Pocan, Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Takano, Frank Pallone, Lois Capps, Diana DeGette, Joe Garcia, Raul Grijalva, Mike Honda, Barbara Lee, Jerrold Nadler, and Adam Schiff.

The proposed order follows Obama’s agreement in a 2008 candidate questionnaire that, if elected president, he would support a nondiscrimination policy for LGBT employees of federal contractors. Advocates and lawmakers have been pressing Obama to model the policy off an existing executive order, Executive Order 11246, that bans federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


Bigots File Last Minute Marriage Appeal To U.S. Supreme Court To Stop Gay Marriage In Washington, DC

With little less than 48 hours before same-sex marriage licenses are due to be granted in Washington, D.C. anti-gay bigots in the nation’s capital have filed a last minute appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Court papers filed Monday with Chief Justice John Roberts argue that Washington residents should be able to vote on the matter. Local courts have rejected the opponents’ arguments.

opponents include a Baptist minister, Walter E. Fauntroy, who was Washington’s delegate in the House for nearly 20 years and ironically was a good friend and confidant of the late Reverend Martin Luther King and and helped organize the 1963 March On Washington, a watershed event in human rights

 I am sure if King were alive today that he would have some choice words for Fauntroy. “Hypocritical homophobic bastard” being amongst them