Tuesday, June 06, 2017

'Some trans people still feel excluded at Pride' & other Tue midday news briefs

Nearly 50 years after Stonewall, trans people still feel excluded at Pride - Not just transgender folks probably feel this way. I think this is a symptom of a larger problem in our community in terms of visibility and who gets anointed as leaders and spokespeople. But let's just keep it at Pride for the moment.  Pride is a wonderful event for all and it's grown in so many different areas. With the growth comes debates involving concepts of pride, sponsorship, entertainment, etc. Personally, I don't feel there is anything wrong with intelligent debates about what exactly is Pride and what it should be. We need to listen to each other in the spirit of cooperation.  I have definite opinions on the matters but feel that when it all comes down to it, Pride should be something which gives us all joy, love, and motivation to make this world a better place - and not just for those in our "circle." We keep that belief in mind and we can get through the debates.

 HIV long-term survivors fight invisibility and isolation - Wonderful article. Never forget.

 Laverne Cox speaks out against people who don’t see transgender women as real women - Take them to school, Laverne!!!!

Coming Out: The Pros and Cons - Never forget our personal stories. 

20 Perfect Tweets That Sum Up Watching "Wonder Woman" As A Queer Woman - THIS is hilarious! 

Photo taken from Transmarch.org

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those of us over 45 or 50 also feel very excluded from Pride and pretty much from the LGBT community as a whole. Gray/silver haired people are definitely made to feel not welcome. Pride is for the young and "pretty" people. All others are invisible.