Suspect Jayne Ellen Heideck

Suspect Jayne Ellen Heideck [facebook]

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. [1]

The transgender community described the incident as an “act of terror” against transgenders [2], likened to attacks by men on women’s reproductive health providers [1], 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.” [3]

The suspect sought by police is Jayne Hellen Heideck, 42, of British Columbia, a transwoman and apparent [4] 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. [5]

In 2012 transgender activists shut down the University of Pittsburgh repeatedly via bomb threats scrawled on bathroom walls and sent over the internet. [6]

In 2012 a transgender activist threatened to firebomb the feminist London Radfem 2012 conference. [5]

In 2015 a transwoman was convicted in an arson attack on the San Francisco home of facial feminization surgeon Doug Ousterhout. [7]

In 2015 Stacie Laughton, first elected openly transgender state representative, was arrested for threatening to firebomb a hospital. [8]

Last month, a transwoman confessed to an arson attack on the Gay Pride flag at the University of British Columbia. [9]

Brassard's clinic

Brassard’s clinic

[1] http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/arson-sounds-a-lot-like-anti-abortion-radicals-canadas-only-sex-reassignment-clinic-under-siege

[2] http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2016/05/montreal-gender-surgery-center.html

[3] http://egale.ca/egales-statement-on-montreal-sex-reassignment-clinic-attack/

[4] http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/woman-from-bc-sought-as-suspect-in-arson-fire-at-montreal-clinic

[5] https://gendertrender.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/transgender-activists-escalate-violence-bomb-threats/

[6] https://gendertrender.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/transgender-activists-escalate-violence-bomb-threats/

[7] https://gendertrender.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/transwoman-arrested-for-attempted-murder-by-arson-of-facial-feminization-surgeon-dr-ousterhout/

[8] https://gendertrender.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/stacie-laughton-first-openly-transgender-candidate-arrested-for-making-bomb-threats/

[9] https://gendertrender.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/true-trans-ubc-pride-flag-arsonist-brooklyn-m-fink-confesses/

Sex matters.

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.

GenderIdentity_SEXsegregationALLOWED_11states_2013

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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north carolina hb2

 

Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2 into law late Wednesday after the state legislature convened in a special one-day session to prevent a local Charlotte ordinance from taking effect April 1.

The Charlotte ordinance provided anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people but included a “Gender Identity” provision that eliminated sex-based protections for women and girls- in fact, it eliminated the legal category of “sex” entirely. The ordinance allowed any man, including convicted sex-offenders, to access women’s facilities merely by declaring a “feeling” that they were reproductively female, although male-bodied.

 

House Bill 2 eliminates the ability of local municipalities to enact their own unique categories of legal protections within the state. The bill also creates the first statewide anti-discrimination policy for women and girls, based on legal sex (which is already a federally-protected right but one under attack from the Obama administration -which seeks to replace the legal category of sex with “Gender Identity”, a subjective and undefined quality lacking any characteristics and based on men’s “feelings”.

 

North Carolina becomes the first state to officially clarify that areas of public nudity (such as restrooms and locker rooms) in state-run facilities (such as public schools and municipal buildings), are sex-segregated areas. An exception is made for transgender individuals who change their legal sex marker on their birth certificates. Transgender lobbying groups had declined to propose any sort of compromise prior to the session, claiming that excluding convicted male sex-offenders from women’s spaces would restrict the men’s rights to express their feelings.

 

The measure passed the House overwhelmingly with bipartisan support while all the Democrats in the Senate took the unusual step of recusing themselves by walking out of the session and declining to register a vote either way. The remaining Republicans passed the measure by unanimous 32-0 vote. The legislature will not reconvene until April 30.

 

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Andy Wachowski now "Lilly"

Andy Wachowski now “Lilly”

Both members of the Wachowski Brothers directorial team wish to now be recognized as women, reports the Windy City Times. Larry came out as “Lana” in 2011. Andy will now be called “Lilly”. Like his brother, he requests that people pretend that he is an ova-producing person, not the sperm producer that he actually is. Both married heterosexual brothers are undergoing cosmetic surgical and hormone treatments in pursuit of a more female appearance. Andy posted the above right photo and has issued a public statement.

“So yeah, I’m transgender.
And yeah, I’ve transitioned.
I’m out to my friends and family. Most people at work know too. Everyone is cool with it. Yes, thanks to my fabulous sister they’ve done it before, but also because they’re fantastic people. Without the love and support of my wife and friends and family I would not be where I am today.

But these words, “transgender” and “transitioned” are hard for me because they both have lost their complexity in their assimilation into the mainstream. There is a lack of nuance of time and space. To be transgender is something largely understood as existing within the dogmatic terminus of male or female. And to “transition” imparts a sense of immediacy, a before and after from one terminus to another. But the reality, my reality is that I’ve been transitioning and will continue to transition all of my life, through the infinite that exists between male and female as it does in the infinite between the binary of zero and one. We need to elevate the dialogue beyond the simplicity of binary. Binary is a false idol.

Now, gender theory and queer theory hurt my tiny brain. The combinations of words, like freeform jazz, clang disjointed and discordant in my ears. I long for understanding of queer and gender theory but it’s a struggle as is the struggle for understanding of my own identity. I have a quote in my office though by José Muñoz given to me by a good friend. I stare at it in contemplation sometimes trying to decipher its meaning but the last sentence resonates:

“Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality for another world.”
So I will continue to be an optimist adding my shoulder to the Sisyphean struggle of progress and in my very being, be an example of the potentiality of another world.”

———-

Larry Wachowski now "Lana"

Larry Wachowski now “Lana”

You can read the full statement here:

http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Second-Wachowski-filmmaker-sibling-comes-out-as-trans-/54509.html

*NOTICE: This is NOT a joke! *

No.

March 8, 2016

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2016/03/can-we-celebrate-all-who-identify-women-international-women-s-day

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