Happy Pride !

July 1, 2014

Cover of SFWeekly Pride Issue 2014

Cover of SFWeekly Pride Issue 2014

"Transwoman" Carmen Carrera

“Transwoman” Carmen Carrera

The trans male and gay male and drag queen communities have been roiling for weeks over the issue of whether the gay community word “tranny” is an affectionate term with a long history, or a bigoted slur against transgender male “transwomen”. I frame this as an entirely male issue both because the female (F2T) trans community has largely adopted the “affectionate” usage of this term long ago, and also because the transgender politic is a male-centric men’s rights movement, and as such the female opinion is not addressed or given credence in any of the many dozens of articles and opinion pieces generated on this issue in recent months.

This recent iteration of the “Tranny” controversy stems from the use of the word by RuPaul, a gay black man and community icon with a long-running television show featuring female impersonators on the LOGO television network.

RuPaul, in and out of drag

RuPaul, in and out of drag

Arguably his biggest critic is a former contestant of that show, Carmen Carrera, a man previously featured on this blog when he “shushed” Katie Couric for asking if Carrera had undergone any surgical modification of his dick and balls (he hasn’t, as he intends to persuade an actual female to transform his sperm into a family for him and his gay male partner). Weeks after shaming the journalist and accusing her of asking overly invasive questions about his reproductive sex organs (which he claimed were too painful to answer), Carrera auctioned off photos of his penis for a high-profile HIV fundraiser. Hypocrisy.

This week Carmen Carrera is back in the gay press defending himself against recent revelations that exposed his own long personal usage of the word “Tranny”, referring to himself and others, during recorded public interviews and appearances.

What is interesting is what is not being reported.

Then again, that’s why you read GenderTrender, correct?

What is not being reported in any of these stories about Carrera’s opinion on what constitutes a slur, is his long public use of the word “Nigga” to refer to Black individuals. It’s not exactly a secret. Carrera has been calling blacks “Niggas” for years, and continues to do so. It is interesting that Carrera calls Gay Black men “bigots” for using the word “Tranny” to refer to themselves, as he (a non-black person) calls these men by the racist slur “Niggas”.

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When Carrera refused to explain this outrageous contradiction and ignored requests for response by his followers on social media the fans began posting screen caps of his racist slurs by the dozen on his facebook page and in his twitter feed. Carrera finally responded to the furor on May 31 by deleting many of his racist tweets. He then claimed that the racist tweets were “fakes”. Unfortunately (for him) Carerra had failed to delete all of the “fake” tweets from his account, as they spanned over several years. In fact, some of them still remain. His followers became enraged by his blatant lie, and thousands of enraged commenters reacted to his falsified denial by verbalizing their complaints on his Facebook page.

The now deleted implausible Facebook denial

The now deleted implausible Facebook denial

 

Eventually Carrera deleted his implausible denial, along with many hundreds of the comments, banning hundreds from his page. As people continue to post comments of protest, he deletes them, and bans them from further comment.

Now, it is likely not a surprise to many that Carmen Carrera is demonstrably racist, a hypocrite, an unintelligent man, and a blatant liar whose opinion on any subject is of questionable credibility.  What does surprise some is that the so-called “LGBT” (male) media has decided to white-wash these recent developments entirely from their reportage, even though they are all well aware of them.

Since mainstream LGBT outlets like The Advocate have refused to report on this matter in pieces on Carmen Carrera even as recently as today, I am posting some of Carrera’s many racist tweets- (that he has denied making!)- here, below the fold.

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Tranny Bingo

May 17, 2014

“Transgender Warrior” Indi Edwards on his new campaign to censor the words “tranny” and “gay” as slurs in the Gay community. Or something. Edwards is best known for his previous campaign of violent death threats against Lesbians and Feminists.

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Actual graphic of the “new” PFLAG’s “pro-sex-role” print media campaign

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) was initially formed as a group that supported parents coming to terms with the fact that their kids were gay, back when gay was a terrible, awful thing to be. They ran support groups and such in a pre-internet age for parents desperate for information.

Like many lesbian and gay organizations PFLAG eventually became obsolete as “gay became okay”. Parents and friends of lesbians and gays no longer require the infrastructure of support groups and the outreach network once provided by the PFLAG organization, due to the successful activism of an entire generation of “out” lesbians and gays.

But the political capital and “name recognition” of the now defunct PFLAG organization still has a certain cache, and so has been colonized by members of the transgender movement, who espouse an explicitly anti-gay, anti-feminist platform which is completely at odds with the original PFLAG mandate.

According to the anti-gay transgenderists who are now operating under the PFLAG moniker, lesbians and gays discriminate against and are oppressive to heterosexuals because of our same-sex orientation, which is based on biological sex instead of social gender role.

The current genderist “New PFLAG” platform says that individuals have distinct and inborn innate psychological, intellectual, and personality traits caused by our reproductive biology. And… surprise! These innate differences are evidenced by adherence to norms of behavior which ritualize female subordination to male domination. The “New PFLAG” claims that failure to perform sex-roles is a medical emergency requiring drugs and surgeries designed to disguise sex-role deformed kids as members of the opposite sex. Such deformed children should then try to “pass” as opposite sexed persons in order to uphold sex stereotypes. This medicalization and plastic surgery corrective approach to kids who reject sex stereotypical social roles is somehow supposed to be liberatory and progressive.

What was once a lifeline for parents seeking support for kids who rejected heterosexual and gender mandates now promotes this:

 

[This is NOT a joke! What follows is the ACTUAL new “Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays” media campaign.]

 

 

 

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image from the page

Gay males have launched the hilariously titled public Facebook group “Homosexuals not Homogenderuals” designed to explore Gay Pride and the gay movement in relation to the genderist politics of the transgender movement.

They post daily items that reflect on and highlight the inherent homophobia of the “T” in the LGBT, and explore the inevitable clash between those who are same-sex attracted and transgenderists, who:

  1. Believe that biological sex does not exist.
  2. Assert that belief in biological sex is a form of bigotry against transgenderists.
  3. Therefore homosexuality is a form of bigotry against heterosexuals who “identify as” the opposite sex.

And WOW even gay men are getting violent threats (although not the sexualized violence so commonly perpetrated against lesbian bloggers) from the transgenderists for pushing back against the absurd idea that homosexuality is oppressive to heterosexuals.

Do these threats emanate from transgender heterosexual females demanding entry to the gay male community under threat of violence? Of course not. Even on a gay male page the violent homophobia is coming from: you guessed it! Heterosexual male “lesbians”.

Thank you to our gay male brothers for running this page, and do check them out and support them against the anti-gay transgender “male lesbian” death-threaters.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Homosexuals-not-Homogenderuals/242151782575693

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