Police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the arson attack on Dr. Pierre Brassard’s cosmetic surgery clinic. Brassard is the only surgeon in Canada who will perform the radical genital surgeries desired by some transgender people who believe the procedures will ease their dysphoria caused by wishing they had reproductive systems of the opposite sex. The men who keep Brassard in business call themselves “Brassard Beauties”. These complex surgeries have a high rate of complications, both acute and chronic, even in the best case scenario. For example, the majority of males who undergo “gender affirming” genital surgery will go on to experience chronic urinary tract infections for the rest of their lives.
On May 2nd a man carrying a machete, an ax, and a gas can entered the side door of the clinic after hours. He was witnessed by a worker who assumed he was a fellow employee who’d gotten locked out by the back dumpsters. The man rushed past him into the operating theatre and ignited the incendiary, which set off the sprinkler system, damaging clinic equipment and supplies. He left the premises before the fire department arrived. Personnel who remained in the building evacuated and no one was harmed. Over $700,000. in damage was caused, and surgeries were cancelled for two days until an alternate temporary facility was arranged. 
The transgender community described the incident as an “act of terror” against transgenders , likened to attacks by men on women’s reproductive health providers , and called for hate crime charges to be brought against the perpetrator. Egale, the Canadian Human Rights Trust, stated:
“On May 2nd, 2016, a man armed with a machete, axe, and gas can, stormed Canada’s only sex reassignment clinic in Montréal, and set it on fire.
This act of arson is a symbolic affront to Canada’s trans community, and nothing short of hate crime. The attack underlines the threat of violence that is endured by Canadian trans people on a daily basis, and affirms the continued need for positive change in our country’s public perception of trans people.” 
The suspect sought by police is Jayne Hellen Heideck, 42, of British Columbia, a transwoman and apparent  ex-patient of Brassard’s. He is charged with breaking and entering, arson by negligence, arson with disregard for human life, among other charges.
While the transgender community decried the lack of outrage that the “hate crime” received in the mainstream press and blogosphere, common sense led most sites, including this one, to suspect the perpetrator may be a member of the transgender community itself.
In 2012 transgender activists attempted to fire bomb a Wells Fargo bank in Portland. 
In 2012 transgender activists shut down the University of Pittsburgh repeatedly via bomb threats scrawled on bathroom walls and sent over the internet. 
In 2012 a transgender activist threatened to firebomb the feminist London Radfem 2012 conference. 
In 2015 a transwoman was convicted in an arson attack on the San Francisco home of facial feminization surgeon Doug Ousterhout. 
In 2015 Stacie Laughton, first elected openly transgender state representative, was arrested for threatening to firebomb a hospital. 
Last month, a transwoman confessed to an arson attack on the Gay Pride flag at the University of British Columbia. 
May 18, 2016
LOL this idiot.
From the video [bolding by me]:
“A woman asked me to leave the bathroom at walmart. I saw it and it happened and I thought to myself “this is unbelievable”. Like, she said “You are not supposed to be here. You need to leave.” So at first I was like, does she think I like work in a different store, and I shouldn’t be in this bathroom? So I said “Yes I do”. And then she flipped me off and she’s like “you’re disgusting” and she storms out. So I realized like when I was washing my hands like “Holy shit. She just thought I was somebody that was transgender.”
From the Danbury NewsTimes [bolding by me]:
“Aimee Toms, a 22-year-old from Naugatuck who works at a retail store in the Bethel-Danbury retail area around Walmart…” http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Woman-mistaken-for-transgender-harassed-in-7471666.php
Here’s the GenderTrender take on this lying idiot. Aimee Toms “works” and I use that word lightly in another store adjacent to the one where the “alleged incident” occurred. She is constantly accessing the bathroom facility on her “breaks” and otherwise to meet with and socialize with her friends who also work in the same stripmall. This pattern of behavior is annoying and disruptive and has been duly noted by co-workers and regular shoppers over a period of time. One of them finally spoke up and told her to get back in her lane. “You’re not supposed to be here. You need to leave.” Aimee likely responded with a defense of her work ethic, explaining that her occupation of an adjacent store’s restroom was an excellent use of her employer’s time. She was told she was not a positive role model: “You’re disgusting.” (No one actually flipped her the bird, judging by her “tell” – the sidewards glance of confabulation she exhibits when relaying that point in the first thirty seconds of the video.)
Our hapless protagonist thought to herself : ‘Am I going to get in trouble? Don’t I have the right to use this bathroom as a place to fuck off with my friends when I’m supposed to be working next door? Golly this must be how “the transgendereds” feel being asked to stop using a restroom! I’m going to post on my facebook about this injustice! And when I get some attention I’m going to increasingly spin the events that occurred, thus deflecting attention away from my own behavior! Because this is how I deal with life! Nevermind that every single person that works in that stripmall can surmise exactly what actually occurred and will be laughing at what a lying confabulating lazy-ass no work ethic loser I am! Now when I use that restroom as my personal hide-out they will all keep their mouths shut in fear of what false accusations I may make! Because transgender! All hail the power of transgender! The solution to all your pathetic personal failings! The ultimate get out of jail free deflector card! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!
For the record, I am sharing an excerpt from the gender identity laws state chart that I posted on this site in 2013.
These are states in which gender identity laws have already been passed, yet protection for sex-segregation is also explicitly allowed by statute. This differs from the recent DOJ interpretations of “sex” where “gender identity” is not a separate concept, but one and same with “sex.”
The “gender identity” definition is on the right in column D. The (s)exception language protecting sex-segregation in certain spaces is in column C, middle. Compare and contrast!!
Don’t let anyone tell you there is no statutory or historical support for a female right to privacy from males in certain spaces of public accommodation.
As you can see, the protections vary in their construction but the overall message is one of legislative recognition that sex-segregation is legitimate and appropriate in certain circumstances.
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May 8, 2016
ANTIOCH COLLEGE STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ANTIOCH REVIEW ESSAY, “THE SACRED ANDROGEN: THE TRANSGENDER DEBATE” BY DANIEL HARRIS
May 5, 2016
Full article: http://review.antiochcollege.org/sacred-androgen-transgender-debate-daniel-harris Daniel Harris’s essay will be reposted on GenderTrender in full if it is censored.
It has come to our attention that an article published in the Winter 2016 issue of The Antioch Review is stirring debate in our campus and alumni communities and within the broader transgender community. Daniel Harris’ views are his own, and based on the response of some readers, are deeply offensive to many transgender individuals and supporters. Antioch College does not condone or always agree with the ideas and viewpoints expressed in the Review. We do, however, have confidence in the Review’s editor and editorial process, and support a key Antiochian value—the free expression of ideas and opinions, even when they run counter to our own. As a college, we encourage our students, faculty, and the broader community to engage in critical thought and dialogue around important issues, including this one. We believe commitments to the ideals of free expression and support for LGBTQ human and civil rights are not…
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April 30, 2016
The nameless members of the Milwaukee Pride Parade Board of Directors stripped legendary rights activist Miriam Ben-Shalom of her honored spot as Grand Marshall of the June 12, 2016 “Heroes of Pride” event after men monitoring her Facebook page noticed women had made posts there that were critical of the idea of heterosexual “male lesbians”.
Miriam Ben-Shalom will be a familiar name to Lesbian and Gay Rights activists and historians. She was the first openly homosexual individual to be reinstated into military service after serving as plaintiff in multiple lawsuits and refusing a cash settlement.
After serving in the Israeli Army as an Armored Personnel Carrier driver, she enlisted as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army from 1974-1976, when she was dismissed on the basis of homosexuality, and served again from 1987- 1990 following her reinstatement after a decade of trials. She was then discharged, yet again, on the basis of homosexuality, ending her military career.
She co-founded the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA) and spent another decade organizing activism against the U.S. military policy of exclusion, and later against the Clinton era “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy. She chained herself, in uniform, to the White House fence in 1993. Along with Dan Choi and other lesbian and gay service-members she was arrested after again chaining herself to the White House fence in 2010. President Barack Obama invited her to the White House in recognition of her decades of activism, she stood present when he signed the law repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” later that year.
This is not the first time hetersexual male members of the “LGBT” have surveiled, attacked, and dishonored Miriam Ben-Shalom’s legacy. Last year trans activist Autumn Sandeen wrote an entire OpEd sponsored by the San Diego LGBTWeekly titled “Unknowingly protesting with a lesbian transphobe!” where he complained that he observed Miriam using the term “Woman Born Woman” on a facebook post. He said this was offensive to men because it made a distinction between individuals born male or female. He went on to state that he wished, as a heterosexual male, that he had never protested DADT, a policy which never affected straight men like himself anyway.
Here is the full text of the Milwaukee Pride Parade Board notification to Miriam Ben-Shalom, stripping her of Grand Marshall Honors, followed by Miriam’s response to the board:
Dear Ms Ben-Shalom,
I am writing you today about our offering of the 2016 Grand Marshal position to you.
The Board of Directors was excited to have an opportunity to acknowledge your many contributions to the LGBT community by offering you the Grand Marshal position for this year’s parade. However, shortly after we offered you the position, it was brought to our attention that your Facebook page contains a number of posts asserting that transwomen are a danger to young girls in public bathrooms and locker rooms. After considering these posts, it is the Board’s opinion that these posts are transphobic and as such represent an attack on an important segment of the LBGT community.
While we fully support a person’s right to express their own beliefs and political opinions, we also feel it is important that our Grand Marshals publicly declared beliefs mesh with those held by the Milwaukee Pride Parade and the Board of Directors. The Grand Marshal is the public face of the Milwauee Pride Parade and thus needs to be someone whose views are compatible with our own.
The Bylaws of the Milwaukee Pride Parade include our mission statement, “To provide an outlet to the citizens of South Eastern Wisconsin in which GLBT individuals and groups can participate in a parade to show their pride.” We are an inclusive organization that seeks to be free of intolerance, and seeks to promote the equality of all members of the community. As such, we feel that we cannot have a Grand Marshal who has publically and repeatedly denigrated transwomen.
We wish to apologize for rescinding our offer of this honor. It is not a step that we take lightly, and it in no way should be considered a denial of the important work you have previously done for the LGBT community. Please understand this was never our intent to lead you on.
The Board of Directors would like to thank you for your understanding of this situation.
The Milwaukee Pride Parade Board of Directors
Miriam Ben-Shalom’s reply:
To you bunch of Moral reprobates–so cowardly you can’t even post a name: Really rather a cowardly manner to deal with this. You are not correct about my FB page, although my FB page does have posts from others on it about the so-called trans issue. This issue is very sensitive for women born of women, but I would not expect men to understand. Further, no one asked me about my stance — which is very discriminatory indeed. For your information, I am indeed a PERF–penis exclusionary radical feminist who believes that women born of women have the right to safe spaces of their own and cultural events they put on for themselves and those sisters who might like to attend. After all, men have had a long history of male only spaces in the GBT community and not much ado was made of it.
I believe that gender roles ought to be abolished so that people can just be–without feeling the need to surgically change their bodies to meet binary stereotypes which are artificial and not biological. Your elimination is called sexism and is discriminatory and misogynistic. When I consider what the trans community did to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival and the threats that were made there that I personally saw and heard and when I consider the threats directed at women who stand up to speak out about women’s safety, I become firmer in my estimation of who these people are and what trans means to –it appears–a great many people. No woman I know would threaten to kill another woman because of opinion. No woman I know would call others who differing opinions the nastiest words in the English language. Therefore, Pride Parade Committee: You are no better then those who threatened to hurt women born of women simply because they wished to be in a nurturing environ with others who were like minded. One may hope you take the so-called Trans community to task for all the threats and nastiness heaped on women as you took me.
I see that Milwaukee Pride cares more about men than it does about women’s safety. So be it. I was truthful about my beliefs and I hold with Thomas Paine: “It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. He takes up the trade of a priest for the sake of gain, and in order to qualify himself for that trade, he begins with a perjury. Can we conceive any thing more destructive to morality than this?” Thanks for fucking me over for being honest about what I think. You are no better than the Army.>>
Should you wish more from me, I will be GLAD to cooperate.