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  1. Marc says

    I think the best thing we can do to eliminate our fears is to actually sit down and talk with someone with whom we are afraid, or don’t understand. We have to be willing to actually dialogue with an open mind. And yes, we are going to have lots of tough questions, and hopefully they can all be addressed. No one should be expected to understand something of which they have no experience. But to be bigoted because we refuse to even get to know someone is wrong.

    Of course, many of those who don’t understand transgender people are going to be afraid of them or worry about their little girl having a little “boy” walking in on them in the locker room. So let’s help these people eliminate their fears. Let’s talk about that. Talk to a transgender kid. I bet you, none of them are the monsters Mr. Protect the Majority thinks they are. Let’s address not only the parents’ fears, but the children’s fears. If a little girl (let’s call her Maria) understands that Sara is transgender, and even though Sara may have a penis, she identifies as a girl and wants to do all the things girls do…. then Maria is going to be more accepting and comfortable when Sara changes into her gym clothes. Kids just need to learn, and so do the parents. That’s all. Just learn.

    Listen more. Seek to understand. That could solve SO many of our society’s problems. When we seem to understand that which we actually don’t, problems arise…. and this is the perfect example.

  2. C B says

    OK – seems like they have deleted the small section of this clip where the insult happens. What gives? Did CNN make this edit themselves or from some group/individual request??

  3. TomTallis says

    Karma just got him right in his tiny little balls. The California Supreme Court just put a knife in the back of Prop H8. It’s over. Prop H8 is DEAD!

  4. Bart says

    …I am surprised and disappointed that CNN relied on Randy Thomasson, described by Media Matters as the leader of an ‘anti-LGBT hate group,’ to discuss the passage of California’s AB1266 (the School Success and Opportunity Act).

    It’s WHY CNN picked him. How could anyone be surprised that any 24 news organization is going to select the most inbred, semi-literate, small penised, assclown bigot. That sort of squeaky-pitched drama is what they think is journalism because it’s more apt to be written about the next day. Just like what’s happened here.

    To anyone going on a “news show” don’t be surprised that you will be talking against a loud cretin. Expect it.

  5. says

    Heavens to Betsy, this person has a ridiculously strong motivation to prove to the world that he’s heterosexual and his only motivation for hating so many people he’s never met nor had any contact with is to protect the children from the influences of nature.

    Hmmm… Who else do we know who represents themselves as the protectors and saviors of humanity who’s only in it for the children…?

    Let me ask my priest. I’m sure HE knows…

  6. Bill Perdue says

    Should we respect what trans people want to be called? Absolutely.

    Should trans people adhere to the same rule of conduct? Absolutely.

    I am not a “cis.” I don’t call myself that. Don’t call me that.

    I am not LGBT. I am a gay man. It took me a long time to say that with pride. Don’t mislabel me. I am not a letter in an alphabet and my identity is not trans and should not be linked with trans.

    If trans people won’t stop calling me LGBT and “cis” then I don’t see why I should be upset when others disrespect them.

  7. E.nigma says

    Sorry, but I’m gonna be the voice of dissent. Why should there be a whole extension of rights to people just because they “feel” like they are the opposite sex?? I understand in cases of being born with both sex organs (hermaphrodite), but just because a male decides he feels more feminine and wants to start wearing womens clothing, and be called by a womens name (or vice versa), he or she should now be afforded all the rights of the opposite sex?
    That’s just beyond ridiculous! Worse yet, it’s being encouraged in children?

    Sexual orientation (hetero and same sex) is natural- science backs that up, and it’s even visible in the animal kingdom. But the transgender movement is nothing but a Frankensteinesque offshoot of the LGB drive for equality. It defies everything that is natural- biology and natural social order. Take into account:

    *Transgender people cant even EXIST without clothing of the opposite gender, or to a more extreme, hormone therapy of the opposite gender and the assistance of several routines by a team of skilled surgeons.

    *The core of transgenderism is experiencing sexuality as the opposite sex, with the same sex. The majority of Transgender people worldwide (Thailand, Middle Eastern counteries, South America, North America) are heavily in the sex trade- pornography, prostitution, etc.

    *If society were to collapse world wide back to a primitive state, Heterosexual and Homosexual individuals would still be able to thrive. Transgender people would not be able to exist as their entire existence is cosmetic based (wigs, opposite gender clothing, opposite gender hormones, plastic surgery, therapy, etc.)

  8. Henry Holland says

    I am not a “cis.” I don’t call myself that. Don’t call me that.

    I am not LGBT. I am a gay man. It took me a long time to say that with pride. Don’t mislabel me. I am not a letter in an alphabet and my identity is not trans and should not be linked with trans.

    POSTED BY: BILL PERDUE | AUG 14, 2013

    ^^^^^ THIS x 1,000

  9. JMC says

    Well, at the vert least this comment thread took longer and usual to devolve into nonsensical transphobic bullsh*t.

    P.S. You’re cisgendered and make up the G in LGBT, Bill. Get over it.

  10. In Nomine says

    Transgender people would not be able to exist – E.nigma

    They would still exist, it’s not just about wearing opposite sex clothing as you put it, but from what I understand it’s who they are inside, the feeling they were born the wrong sex…so, they would still be here, just not as visible I guess & certainly, they wouldn’t have access to surgery to complete the esthetic aspects, which is just one aspect of being trans – hence to word.

  11. ElCid says

    OK. Mister Davis has a point. He should be called gentleman.
    Now, allow me to echo others posts and say that I deplore being categorized as “cis” gender… it’s not like we’re cis/trans fat, come on!

  12. tom says

    I see that Towle has basically allowed his formerly interesting site to be totally transjacked. This “RJ” who has done nothing but push his transsexual agenda of gay-hate in his constant posts, has put the final nail in the coffin. Had enough!

  13. Thedrdonna says

    @ Everyone else: what word should be used to describe someone who isn’t transgender? And please don’t say normal, because then I’ll ask you why we shouldn’t say normal instead of “straight”, “white”, or “Christian”.

  14. Jols says

    “cis” is just the quivalent of “straight”. You’re cis if you’re not transgendered. I don’t see the problem, and surely you never ask straight people if they want to be called straight, do you?

    Anyway, once again, trolls are en masse in this comment section. I now very much dislike reading Towleroad comments.

  15. Bill Perdue says

    DrDonna,

    It doesn’t matter what word we use to describe the 99.9% of the population that is not trans. We can simply say non-trans or we can come up with our own word. The point is you don’t get to create that word and impose it on us against our will. And if you do, you don’t get to demand from us that we not do the same to you.

    So as long as trans activists tell us that we are cis and LGBT whether we want to be called that or not, then we’ll return the disrespect. You are a man. You are a shemale. You are a tranny. You are a he-she. Enjoy it.

  16. Thedrdonna says

    @Bill, haha, you are a tool. Way to not answer the question. Did you ask straights if they wanted to be called that before you “inflicted” it on them?

  17. Bill Perdue says

    @DrDonna,

    What do you have against tools? It took a lot of tools and a lot of tool users to create the illusion that you are a female.

    I don’t think that gay people created the word straight and imposed it on heterosexuals. I have never heard a heterosexual complain about being called straight but I have heard gay people complain that using the word straight for heterosexuals implies that gays are crooked. So no I don’t think it is comparable to cis, where a bunch of trans activist thugs invented the word and imposed it on the world. A better comparison would be “breeder.” Gays did create that word a long time ago, but it would never be used as anything but an insult. In ordinary discourse, you would never call a heterosexual a breeder and then tell him that he should just accept it because the gays have decided what he should be called. You only see that kind of disgusting arrogance from trans activists, who don’t respect or care about anyone but themselves.

  18. says

    and the great news is, that anti-trans gay men are the biggest most useless cowards ever and so you never really “see” or “hear” their disgusting bigotry in the real world, simply because they don’t have the cojones to say it out loud. only online, and only ever anonymously.

    so take solace, my glorious transgendered brothers and sisters – the people who hate you only hate you because you live with a strength and resilience that they’ll never know. you will outlast them, and your allies will stand with you until the battle is won.

    so yay 😀

  19. Weston Transmansable says

    What a useless argument. Cisgender is a term used to distinguish between those biologically born male/female and those who aren’t. That is all. It is not malicious in nature. When discussing transgender individuals, I feel the term cisgender is more than appropriate so as to alleviate any confusion.

    I don’t care if someone refers to me as a transgender male. Some of you have become so flipping sensitive and politically correct it’s nauseating!

    It’s the LGBT community. We’re supposed to be in the fight for equality together. Far too often, I see hate and intolerance among our own group. It’s deplorable. Repugnant. Some of you need to grow the hell up.

  20. Bill Perdue says

    It is not an LGBT community. It never was. That nonsensical concept was foisted on LGBs the same way that cis was foisted on every non-trans person. Of course you don’t mind being called transgender since trans people invented that term. If non-trans people came up with a word for you without your consent you wouldn’t like it.

    No surprise that I have to explain empathy to you. Transfolk tend to lack empathy and have difficulty showing respect for others.

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