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GLAAD called the advice columnist’s post on bisexuality
This part infuriates me:
"Bisexual activists have been extremely critical of Slate’s running of the post, though there has been no formal response from Slate despite “multiple inquiries” and the only response GLAAD received was from Prudence herself thanking GLAAD for their note.”
A thank you note? Do they think they can patch this over with a thank you note? A thank you note is what you send your elderly great aunt when she buys you an ugly Christmas sweater, not what you say when civil rights groups point out your flagrantly offensive rhetoric! What the hell Slate?
Yoffe owes the bisexual letter writer and the bisexual community an apology. She needs to make a commitment to doing some kind of bisexual cultural competency training with someone — be it GLAAD or BiNet or BRC. Or she needs to stop giving bisexual people her so-called “advice”.
And where the hell is the Outward (Slate’s LGBT section) staff on this? It is happening on their site on their watch and you’d never know it to look at their section. Are they going to hold their co-workers accountable to write fairly and accurately about the B in LGBT, or does Outward only exist to shove queer content into a little ghetto so Slate can try to sell us a Lexus?
“As the 39th Festival closes and we turn our hearts and minds to our landmark 40th anniversary, we reiterate that Michfest recognizes trans womyn as womyn - and they are our sisters. We do not fear their presence among us, a false claim repeatedly made. What we resist – and what we will never stop fighting – is the continued erasure and disrespect for the specific experience of being born and living as female in a patriarchal, misogynist world.”—The Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival has released a statement responding to the longstanding claims that its “womyn-born-womyn” policy excludes trans women. This is only the very beginning; the full statement is here. What do you think? (via gaywrites)
Defendants could not escape murder charges by claiming they panicked when they discovered someone was gay or transgender under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown. The state Assembly approved AB2501 on a 50-10 vote Wednesday.