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Indiana School Board Member Caught On Video Saying 'CRY ME A RIVER' Over LGBT Suicides

Indiana School Board Member Caught On Video Saying ‘CRY ME A RIVER’ Over LGBT Suicides

Members of the LGBT group the Tri-State Alliance (TSA) of Southeastern Illinois, southwestern Indiana and western Kentucky. went to a to speak with the Evansville-Vandeburgh County School Corporation school board to talk about the unmet needs of LGB and transgender students at a school in their district.

Six of the 10 activists in the group signed up to speak at the meeting, but only one was allowed as the others were allegedly denied by board president Karen Ragland. Five more were eventually allowed to speak only after vocal protests were launched by the TSA.  

After the meeting, a board member identified as Ann Ennis, approached the protesters to confront them.

In the video footage posted on the TSA’s Facebook page, one of the activists—identified as TSA President Wally Paynter can be heard calling Ennis, “so transphobic. When you met with us, you were so transphobic.”

At that point Ennis backs away from the group saying “cry me a river,” while making a sweeping gesture with her arms and hands that appears to be a violin-playing motion.

“Cry me a river?” Paynter asks.

Another person can then be heard saying, “oh, cry us a river about the kids who have died?”

Paynter, then says, “kids commit suicide, you don’t care.”

The second activist added, “you’re a… shitty person” before the video cut off.

According to a study published in 2017 by the Indiana State Department of Health, the third-highest cause of death among 10- to 14-year-old Indiana citizens is suicide. Among 15- to 24-year-olds, it is the second-highest cause.

You can contact Ann Ennis and School President Karen Ragland by calling or emailing the information below.

This horrendous and sick behavior cannot go unpunished.

Email Mrs. Ragland
812-471-7807

Email Mrs. Ennis
812-483-5671

Cincinnati ER Nurse Resigns After Posting Abusive Anti-LGBT Rant On Facebook

Cincinnati ER Nurse Resigns After Posting Abusive Anti-LGBT Rant On Facebook

A Cincinatti, Ohio emergency room nurse has “resigned” after having a transphobic, homophobic meltdown on Facebook over Procter & Gamble removing the female “Venus” symbol from its packaging on its ‘Always’ menstrual products last week

Cindy Carter, who worked for Tri-Health posted the following on Facebook:

Fuck ‘Always.’ This country has gone to complete shit,”

Why do certain applications ask for LEGAL SEX … you’re either male or female. There’s no fucking in between. Jesus people – get your heads on straight. Grab a mirror – it’s easy. You either have a dick or you don’t.

I swear, these fucking cock sucking homos think that they deserve everything. And the confused woman are just as bad. Men need to be men. Women need to be women. Stop the stupid ass ‘man buns’ and man you buns up to do some hard labor.”

Tri-Health a major Cincinnati health provider, opened an investigation on the allegations after openly gay Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach shared a screenshot of the post on his Twitter account.

“Cindy Carter is a nurse at @TriHealth. As an LGBTQ+ person, I don’t feel comfortable using their services until I know Mrs. Carter would never treat me,” he wrote. “Until TriHealth terminates the employment of Carter, I will not be using their services,” he concluded adding the hashtag #BoycottTriHealth.

On Thursday, TriHealth CEO Mark Clement released a statement saying that the investigation was over, “because the individual involved in this matter “voluntarily” resigned her position.” and went on to say that the company, which employs roughly 11,500 individuals, does not “condone these derogatory comments made about LGBTQ community members.”

New UK Group LGB Alliance Labeled Transphobic For Not Including The "T"

New UK Group LGB Alliance Labeled Transphobic For Not Including The “T”

A newly formed lesbian, gay and bisexual alliance group in the UK has come under heavy criticism for making their focus of issues pertaining to ” the right of lesbians, bisexuals and gay men to define themselves as same-sex attracted.” and for excluding the transgender community, prompting some to label it transphobic for its vision that ” gender is a social construct.”

Bev Jackson, a co-founder of the Gay Liberation Front one of the first gay activists groups formed after the Stonewall riots of 1969 and spokesperson for the LGB Alliance, told  Britian’s The Independent: “​We did not, do not, exclude trans people. Several trans people attended the meeting, one as a guest speaker. We are not attacking trans people.

“Our group focuses on sexual orientation. This has become necessary, because lesbians in particular, and recently gay men too, are suffering from the confusion between sex and gender. Lesbians and gay men are people who are attracted to others of the same sex. I fought for their rights to be respected fifty years ago and am sad that I need to defend those rights again today.”

Stonewall UK , Britain’s main LGBT activism and charity group has been trying to distance itself from the new group after reports have claimed the that major supporters and donors of the new LGB group have left Stonewall and are now supporting them.

Paul Twocock, Stonewall’s interim CEO said: “There is no truth to reports of Stonewall ‘splitting’, so please ignore the alarmist headlines.

“These stories don’t refer to any current Stonewall staff or trustees. There is no equality for lesbian, gay and bi people without equality for trans people. We’re all united in our mission to achieve acceptance without exception for all LGBT+ people.”

LGBTQ+ rights activist Alok Vaid-Menon, took to Instagram to condemn the group. 

“A new trans + non binary exclusionary alliance organization between cis lesbian, gay, + bisexual people was just announced in the UK as a reaction to the quote rise in ‘gender extremism.’ Let’s be clear: the real extreme gender ideology is the colonial gender binary forcibly imposed on indigenous peoples across the world, erasing thousands of alternative gender-sex systems, responsible for countless murders of trans + gender variant people + spreading the pervasive myth that we are ‘new.

Feminism without respecting trans women & non-binary people is just patriarchy,” they continued. “Reducing women to their genitalia & reproductive capacity is just misogyny. Fortifying gender and sex binaries is not progressive, it is racist and conservative.”

Comments on Twitter have also not been kind to Britain’s new LGB Alliance.

Does the LGBTQIA+ umbrella always have to be together? Or should specific sub-sections of our community be allowed to work separately or together on their own issues without being labeled “phobic”?

Leave your comments below.

International Comedy Festival Removes Barry Humphries (Dame Edna) Name From Award Over Transphobia

International Comedy Festival Removes Barry Humphries (Dame Edna) Name From Award Over Transphobia

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival said its prestigious Barry Award for best show would be renamed.

Humphries, best known for his character Dame Edna Everage, has repeatedly drawn anger and outrage for his comments about transgender people – to which he later defended himself.

His remarks had “definitely played a part” in the change, the festival said.

Humphries co-founded the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 1987, and it is now one of the world’s premier comedy events. Its top prize has been named in his honor since 2000.

In one comment in which Humphries claimed to have been speaking in character when referred to gender-reassignment surgery as “self-mutilation” in a 2016 interview with The Telegraph. He also described Caitlyn Jenner as a “publicity-seeking rat-bag”.

Humphries has also called being trans a ‘fashion’ in the past

Previous winners of the Barry, including Hannah Gadsby and Zoe Coombs Marr, called for the award to be renamed after he made the above comments.

GetEQUAL Shuts Down! - Group Becomes Victim of It's Own Social Justice Agenda

GetEQUAL Shuts Down! – Group Becomes Victim of It’s Own Social Justice Agenda

GetEQUAL’s newly appointed Executive Director Gabriel Garcia-Vera announced today that the group will be shutting down immediately following a scandal surrounding the termination of a former staffer, Campaign Manager Aaryn Lang who accused the board of racism and transphobia.

“I have learned so much over the last few months, but one thing I have always known is that the movement and the world need fewer people in power who are ready to abuse it for their insecure whims,” Lang wrote on Facebook. “We all deserve better from the people and places that have aligned themselves with justice.”

Lang demanded GetEQUAL make donations to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Trans Sistas of Color Collective, Black Queer and Intersectional Columbus and No Justice No Pride which the GE has worked closely with in the past.

Garcia-Vera denied the allegations of discrimination but also put some blame on the groups closing on finances, even though they supposedly just came off a successful donor drive. “Our financial assets are barely sufficient to cover our operations for more than a few weeks. Our board of directors has collapsed. Raising new revenue and rebuilding the board would be a tremendous challenge even if we weren’t in the middle of a social media storm,” Garcia-Vera wrote in an open letter to the community. “But even more importantly, I fear that our capacity to advance our mission has been undermined.”

GetEQUAL was founded in 2010 by Robin McGehee, who was co-director of the National Equality March that took place in Washington, D.C..

GetEQUAL original mission statement was to secure complete Federal civil rights for the LGBT community and staged a series of protests against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which included Lt. Dan Choi and other service members handcuffing themselves to the White House fence.

Next Heather Cronk picked up the gauntlet as leader of the group following the civil rights message but it was not until Angela Peoples joined and started to take over that GetEQUAL changed its message to a QPOC (Queer People of Color), Trans Rights group.  And it protests changed from handcuffing themselves to the White House gates to protesting Pride Parades thus cutting out their base donors.

The irony of a GetEQUAL a being accused of racism and transphobia after years of accusing the gay and lesbian community of racism and transphobia is not lost on many in the community who have questioned their tactics and behavior after People’s took charge.

Gay Bashing, Homophobia and Transphobia Takes Place At Philadelphia’s 2016 Mummers Parade – Video

Mummers Fruit Loops

The Mummers Parade is held each New Year’s Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The costumed celebrants loudly parading through the city in satirical costumes traces back to mid-17th-century roots it is believed to be the oldest folk festival in the United States.

But this year the parade was not without controversy this year with a gay-bashing incident and critics leveling accusations of racism and homophobia over some of the acts.

John Holtz says he was walking his dog when two mummers in red, white, and blue outfits began shouting homophobic slurs.  “I turned over to the guy just to kind of say, ‘cool your jets, buddy.’ His buddy jumped in and clocks me in the face,” Holtz said.

Another controversial act during the march was Finnegan’s NYB’s ‘Finnegan Goes for the Gold’ featuring Bruce Jenner turning into Caitlyn Jenner as a Wheaties box was held side by side with a Froot Loops box. And a costumed Caitlyn Jenner marching alongside. While a marcher yelled, “Fuck the gays, Fuck the gays.”

Finnegans released a tweet saying it cannot be responsible for the actions of a few members

Rich Porco, the President of the Comics Division, tells Action News there was “no intent to harm or degrade anyone with the performances. This sort of satire has been around for 116 years.”

Watch the Action News 6 video report by CLICKING HERE.

 

New York City Ad Agency Suspends Chief Executive Over Transphobic Rant Column

Gavin McInnes


Gavin McInnes the hipster chief creative officer of Rooster in New York City and occasional contributor to FOX NEWS has been put on suspension after writing a  repulsive transphobic column for Thought Catalog.

Excerpt:

“We’re all transphobic. We aren’t blind. We see there are no old trannies. They die of drug overdoses and suicide way before they’re 40 and nobody notices because nobody knows them. They are mentally ill gays who need help, and that help doesn’t include being maimed by physicians. These aren’t women trapped in a man’s body. They are nuts trapped in a crazy person’s body. I see them on the streets of New York. They are guys with tits and a sweatshirt. They wear jeans and New Balance. “What’s the matter with simply being a fag who wears makeup?” I think when I see them. You’re not a woman. You’re a tomboy at best. Get fucked in the ass. And ladies, if you’re a butch lesbian, you’re a lady with a lot of testosterone. Put a dick on a belt and fuck your girlfriend. You don’t need to turn your vagina inside out. You’re not a man. You don’t even know what Turf Builder is.”

WHOA!  What a “cis-gender” asshole right?  

AdWeek reports on the outrage and outcome of McInnes’ crazed piece below

Gavin McInnes, chief creative officer of Rooster in New York, has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence following the publication of a transphobic essay. Published earlier this week onThought Catalog, “Transphobia is Perfectly Natural” has at publication received 2,082 comments. It has also sparked a “Boycott Rooster” movement, with Tumblr and Twitter accounts asking followers to let Rooster clients—Vans, Red Bull, Fox Sports and others—know they will not support companies that work with McInnes. “Gavin’s views are his own and do not represent those of the company or its members,” said a Rooster representative. “We are extremely disappointed with his actions and have asked that he take a leave of absence while we determine the most appropriate course of action.”

Well I suppose now the bigoted hipster asshole can work for FOX News full time.

Bigots Go Bonkers Over “Kinky Boots” Performance At Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Video

kink Boots Macy's Parade

Within seconds of the beginning of a musical number from the Tony Award winning Broadway musical “Kinky Boots” this morning at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade anti-LGBT bigots took to Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media howling like banshee’s proving that hate does not take a holiday.

Melissa Dickey Boff Cannot believe that there is a dance skit called “Kinky Boots.” I thought this was supposed to be a family event….not appropriate at all. Recording is deleted and not watching this again. Will also shop elsewhere….I’ve got plenty of other options.
Rebecca Gunder We just changed the channel , not to excited about the drag queen show! Stay classy
Adam Cervas Macy’s worst decision ever with your cross dresser show on Thanksgiving, you’ve completely removed the family part of thanksgiving. Absolutely disgusting, whoever made that decision should be fired.
Shelby Wells Shame on you for putting transvestites in a traditionally family-friendly, wholesome event as the Thanksgiving Day parade. Awful of you to insinuate sexualization of children into this event- evil!
Rebecca Kling Boycotting Macy’s immediately. My entire family and I were altogether disgusted. Changed the channel within seconds of the “Kinky Boots” act, before my young children were exposed to the highly sexualized explicit adult material. Disappointed is an understatement. As a business, you know that Word Of Mouth (WOM) communication is a huge part of marketing. You should also know that negative WOM spreads faster than positive. Be assured, I will never say another positive word about your company, but will make sure those who missed out on the debacle of your parade this year are aware of your grand entrance into the push of sexuality onto young children. A public apology is owed. Americans deserve better than this.
And that’s only the armature bigots.  Wait until tomorrow when the pro’s like Tony Perkins, Bryan Fischer, and One Million Old Biddys Moms show up.
As for them boycotting.  If I were Macy’s I wouldn’t worry. It’s doubtful that any of these knuckle dragging, trailer park dwelling neanderthal bigots shop at Macy’s at all  let alone afford it.   But while these transphobic inbred assholes rant on and bash macy’s about the inclusion of the musical number lets all drop over to Macy’s Facebook page and leave a note of THANKS for making this years parade diverse and for all families.

Former Director of S.C. GOP Todd Kincannon Tweets Extreme Hatred Towards Transexuals

Todd Kincannon

Todd Kincannon who in the past has served as both General Counsel and Executive Director of the South Carolina Republican Party and now through his law firm in Columbia, South Carolina represents many GOP and Tea Part campaigns and Tea Party groups took to Twitter this week to express his disgust for transgender people, or “trannies” as he likes to calls them. After transgender activist Kat Haché replied to one of Kincannon’s tweets on an entirely different topic.

The unhinged Kincannon  says he does this to widen the “Overton window,” which refers to a of political ideas that the public will accept. denying transgender people equal recognition under the law more easily as a other then the less extreme notions like Kincannon’s of putting transsexuals in “concentration camps”

Kincannon, in the past has done everything from mocking victims of Hurricane Katrina to laughing about the death of Trayvon Martin,

Todd Kincannon can be reached by dialing 877.99-COURT.  Just saying.

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OutServe-S​LDN Leaders Demand Removal of Josh Seefried After Allyson Robinson Coup d’état

OutServe-SLDN chapter leaders are demanding the removal of Josh Seefreid (above) from their board and expecting his resignation immediately after a possible transphobic coup d’état in which he sneakily orchestrated the removal of Executive Director Allyson Robinson for his own benefit

Bil Browning of The Bilerico Project originally broke the story when he came into possession on a leaked email of the coup by Seefreid sent to BP.  Robinson was the only transgender leader of a major LGBT organization that is not specifically trans-related.

Although no one would speak on the record about the reasons for the board’s decision to seek Robinson’s resignation, sources familiar with the board’s decision expressed the possibility of anti-transgender bias.

The coalition of chapter leaders is demanding that Seefried step down from the leadership of the organization, saying his recent actions have “damaged OS-SLDN’s reputation as a leader in the LGBT community and as an advocate for the transgender military community.”

The chapter leaders’ mutiny comes as no surprise, however, since over a dozen leaders had previously demanded to see items from the board meeting that led to Robinson’s ouster – including board minutes, financial statements, and more; claiming they controlled a large chunk of the membership, the coalition threatened to bolt if the org’s leadership didn’t provide the documents. But chapter leaders weren’t happy with what was provided prompting one source involved to call the documents “obviously massaged data.”

Seefried was also in the news recently along publicly criticizing San Francisco Pride after the announcement that trans identifying wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning was “mistakenly” chosen as Grand Marshall.

STATEMENT FROM THE COALITION OF CHAPTER LEADERS

This week, OutServe-SLDN’s mission of full equality in the military was set back by the abrupt attempt to dismiss Executive Director Allyson Robinson. The cause was attributed to the current financial state of the organization, but that crisis was never disclosed to the general membership, nor was a call to action asking for help. Two statements were released three days after initial leaks reported these events.

This entire episode has damaged OS-SLDN’s reputation as a leader in the LGBT community and as an advocate for the transgender military community. Donors and sponsors have indicated that Allyson’s loss makes them think twice about contributing to our organization. The loss of key board members and staff who resigned in protest due to the Board’s method of approaching Allyson has damaged OS-SLDN’s operational capability.

In sum, this episode was the result of a reckless attempt to save money without considering the consequences and it has had a clear detrimental impact on the organization, including our future ability to advocate effectively for the LGB and transgender military communities.

It is our view, after reviewing the situation and options available, that the best way forward is to address the problems within the leadership. We will be asking for the resignation of Josh Seefried, Co-Chair of the OS-SLDN Board of Directors and coordinator of the process that led to requesting Allyson’s resignation.

If OS-SLDN is to survive, we need change immediately. We need transparency and honesty. We need clear communication that comes from the top of the organization and directly addresses the membership.

We need to react and repair the damage that has been done by the Board of Directors.

OS-SLDN is a membership-based organization. Without the members, it cannot exist. We are committed to improving this by ensuring that membership has an ever-present voice and the opportunity to participate in the governance of OS-SLDN.

Most importantly, we are unequivocally dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America’s military, veterans, and our families, to include ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity