Bloodroot Restaurant

A transgender campaign against the Bloodroot Vegetarian Restaurant and Feminist Bookstore in Connecticut was launched over the holidays by a young person named Juniper, who is apparently a teenage girl who identifies as ‘non-binary’. (Non-binary individuals are members of a subculture who believe that reproductive sex does not exist as an objective dimorphism in mammals, and consider themselves to be reproductively intersex or neuter, although absent any evidence of such.)

Juniper kicked off the campaign to shut down the restaurant with the following Facebook post:

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Hundreds of transactivists responded by flooding the restaurant, owned and operated by Lesbian Feminists for over forty years, with hostile phone calls and emails and negative ratings and comments on their Facebook and Yelp sites, along with the requisite rape and death threats that have come to typify modern transgender activism.

“Burn it down and kill the owners”

Now Juniper is apologizing.

“I never intended to elicit threats of harm or death to the women of Bloodroot. I do not wish violence upon anyone- that’s the opposite of why I posted this. I greatly apologize for the unintended consequences of the situation…I agree that the use of the word “violence” to describe the Bloodroot owners was dramatic and out of place. I agree that folks (me included) tend to use the word “violence” frivolously, which can dehumanize the person we are accusing and unwittingly cause real violence to occur…Also, most of the businesses that we shop at are probably owned by shitty cis men who do real harm to women, unlike the owners of Bloodroot”


Owners Selma and Noel (credit: Connecticut Post)

Read the full statement from Bloodroot Vegetarian Restaurant and Feminist Bookstore here:

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by Ryan Terry, a eighteen-year-old male from Peru, New York. Mr. Terry identifies as a transwoman and is a student at Champlain Valley Educational Services (CV-TEC) where he studies Technical Computer Applications.

Public photo posted by Ryan Terry via his reddit account.

Ryan Terry was chosen to serve as Student Ambassador for the Champlain Valley CV-TEC community for 2017-2018.


Public Twitter Post- Ryan Terry Student Ambassador CV-TECH


AMAB here, age 18. I have been on HRT for 5 or so months now. I want to take this time to let out a rant I’ve kept bottled inside for some months now (I haven’t talked extensively about my transition since it started months ago, and a lot changes.) The transition has been very systematic. Skins softens, breasts grow, the usual. I haven’t yet crossed the line of looking in the mirror and feeling blissfully at ease. I yearn for that still. But something else that feels entirely unchanged is my envy of other women. My lust for the beauty they withhold. My hatred for not being what they are. These emotions manifest and concatenate in often dangerous ways. For instance, earlier I watched that Ryan Reynolds movie called Voices. In it, Reynolds, cute as ever, is a schizophrenic factory worker that works with a number of beautiful women. Throughout the movie he is convinced by his cat and dog to murder the women and keep their heads in his fridge. One of the women, whom Reynolds’ character has a brief romance with before killing her too, is played by Anna Kendrick. This is where the movie stirred up and provoked the triple threat of emotions I mentioned above.

I love Anna Kendrick, in every sense of the word. She’s beautiful, an excellent singer, a lovely actress, as perfect as they come. But she is an excellent example of a target for my emotions. I have a strong lust for her because of her beauty and sexy voice. I have an incredible envy over her because of how fucking white her teeth are, how sexy her singing voice is, how perfect her hair is, how beautiful she looked in the dress that Reynolds killed her in. I also have a despicable hatred for her for all the same reasons.

This is a lethal mixture I have for many many women. Celebrities, girls I know personally, girls I’ve never even heard of that I see in pictures. My last relationship was consumed by my desire to be my girlfriend. I even sometimes, with every ounce of my being, hold a strong resentment towards innocent little girls simply because they are what I never got to be: a little girl. I can’t stand being around them sometimes because I almost break down crying to a five-year-old, which is something they shouldn’t have to deal with and is frankly pathetic.

With that being said, I loved watching Anna Kendrick being killed in Voices. I re-watched her break her neck and lay in bed in her lovely dress helplessly at least five times. That’s where my fantasies center around. I want girls like her to be hurt. Badly. I often subdue bouts of painful dysphoria with more powerful thoughts of hurting the girl who caused it. I feel guilty for feeling this way and these desires date back a few years. Psychology has taught me that this potentially originates from the overwhelming need to control a female body, the delusion that harming a beautiful women at my own hands feeds my desperation to be ultimately near to and have control over her body.

The truth is that I would do anything to be Anna Kendrick, but I fear that, in leu of that ever being a possibility, I would just kill her if ever given the chance, and sob inconsolably over her perfection after the fact.

Needless to say, I have a lot of powerful emotions that I have suppressed my entire life.

These dreadful fantasies are not just directed at celebrities and are not only provoked by watching someone getting killed beforehand. I was on a school trip a couple months ago to the capital of my state. It was for my [nameless] organization for officers-only, which I am one of, and was actually state-wide conference with over 2000 attendants. It was a blast, but my teacher did the usual thing of gendering the rooms. He made each of us – only about 8 officers – room with a partner of the same sex, genders in different hallways. It’s bad enough that I had to be separated from the girls which I internally felt included with, but the ones from my school on the trip were fucking beautiful, and I was so jealous that they were able to be in the girls hallway, no questions asked. One of them, who we’ll call Greg, is someone I’ve been kinda friends with through this organization for about a year. She is the epitome of everything I wish I was. She is so outrageously beautiful and funny and popular and talented. My experience over this entire trip was somewhat tainted by my overwhelming grief of being fixated on her for the whole three days.

For the next few days after, I found myself in my counselor’s office for hours because I was unable to function because my mind was fixated on a desire to cause harm to this girl. I hated her so much and I wanted to press lightly on her trachea and look into her beautiful eyes listening as her final breaths cry for mercy. I didn’t want to actually hurt her, I usually don’t. I always imagine girls’ deaths to be gentle, so as to not disturb their natural beauty. I don’t want to harm them, I just want their life to end. Normally in these fantasies I pinch their nose shut and cover their mouth so I can watch them fade so elegantly at my own gentle hands. It’s not about making them not beautiful anymore. It’s about taking the life from them. I want to reduce their beauty to just a corpse because their life isn’t fair. I want to caress them in my arms and carefully tighten a rope around their neck so they can look at me when I take their soul. I want to feel their final breaths. I want to release the life from their body so I can have the shell. The beautiful shell.

Needless to say, my counselor, whom is otherwise very supportive of me, was concerned to say the least and almost had to call 911.

I texted Greg initially telling her how much of a bitch I think she is, but when I got the surprising response talking about how sorry she is that I feel that way and that she tries not to be since she’s been bullied her whole life, I quickly retracted the statement. I told her that I am trans and that I only said that out of spiteful envy over her beauty. She responded kindly.

The worst thoughts are those of hurting little girls. When I ride the elementary bus home from my school, I am bombarded by fun little kids that all love me because I’m often the only high-schooler, and rather funny. I almost always find myself on these trips home to be fixated on a young girl on the bus. I make everyone laugh while holding back the tears of looking at the little girls who will grow up to be strong, beautiful women. I hate them because I never got to be a little girl and I hate that they have what I never could, their princess room and their cute clothes and their girly little personalities. Sometimes I want to hurt them too. Why did God make them little girls but never me? I miss the childhood I never had.

Thanks for listening to my rant. I hate myself.


Ryan Terry public confession to serial criminal harassment and violent threats to specific women

Public photo posted by Ryan Terry from his reddit ‘byteandahalf’ account

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I was in the process of writing a longer article around the events at the Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday, but I am also trying to stay on top of the rest of my life while dealing with the horrendous bullying of people around me which is underway by some trans activists and allies. I have been traumatised by my experiences on Saturday and by events since, resulting in a lack of sleep and inability to concentrate. I wanted to complete the longer article, but as lies are being circulated by those who attacked me, I feel I have to put out a shorter statement now.

When I refer to trans activists in this statement I mean people who are activists on trans issues, I do not mean that all of them were trans, nor that they represent the views of all trans identifying people. For those who don’t know what…

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Seems there’s more to the story about the “transgender teen” allegedly assaulted in an anti-transgender bias attack at an Arizona pool party. Turns out the “victim”, white male legal adult (18 years old) Dakota Kern had posted a Facebook video three days prior which showed him beating up a teenage black girl and dragging her around by her hair – apparently in retaliation for calling him “dude”.

Sandra Rose has the receipts:

“A gender confused teenager was attacked by a group of people at a Phoenix, Arizona pool party after he uploaded a video of himself beating a young black girl for calling him a “dude.”

Police say a group of about 20 people attacked 18-year-old Dakota Kern at a pool party on August 16 — about a week after he uploaded the video to his Facebook page.

Kern, who is white, is seen dragging a young black girl by her hair across the pavement and pummeling her about the face with his closed fist.

“This is what happened when b**** try me,” he captioned the video on his Facebook page.

“Tell yo’ mama to come my way. I’ll do that to yo’ mama too, b-tch,” he tells the girl in the video.

About a week later, Kern was spotted at a pool party by the girl’s family members.

Kern told a local news outlet that he was surrounded by people who yelled homophobic slurs at him.

He said he decided to leave when a man yelled, “Get it! Get it!”

“Then one of the guys, he ends up grabbing me by my head, grabbing me by my hair and then he hit me a few times,” Kern told CBS 5 News.

Kern was hospitalized with neck injuries after the attack. He has since been released.

A video shared on shows Kern being assaulted at the pool party.

The local media quickly portrayed Kern as the victim.

But Facebook users refused to take pity on him. “Well u beat up my granddaughter last week Karma ain’t no joke,” wrote one woman on Facebook.

In another post on Facebook, a man called Kern a coward. “U a whole man fight on a female & gon [sic] threaten her momma but not her dad…”

Many users questioned why Kern wasn’t arrested for assaulting the adolescent girl

Police say a 15-year-old boy was arrested and at least two others are being sought in the pool attack.”

While Kern has taken his Facebook post down, one of his victims uploaded receipts today. The poster states:

I would like to tell y’all that this transgender dude name Dakota Kern aka queen red have been harassing me for a long time and he legally drag me across the street by my hair calling me a bitch and hitting me in the head and told me my mama can get it too bitch and have my mama come her way bitch , but just let y’all know I’m only 17 years old and this transgender is 19 years beating me up calling me bitch and he littray slam me on the floor calling me bitch while he was hitting me in The face and funny thing is I was on my way to work and he decided to drag me and hitting me in the face calling me bitch like and comment if you think its fair for a grow man to be beating up a young black girl 🤘😣😫

Here is her video:

More receipts. In this one you can hear Dakota Kern threaten to beat up the victim’s mother:

From Dakota Kern’s Facebook page (now deleted):

It is very interesting that none of the mainstream media reports covering this “hate crime” mentions these very pertinent facts. Hmmmm.

An adult white man can batter a black female minor with impunity, posting and publicly celebrating the crime, and it’s not a hate crime as long as he “identifies as” a transwoman and claims the girl “misgendered” him  by using the generic term “dude”. Okayyyyy.

Turns out this creep was arrested two weeks ago on some other charge.

What a scumbag.

It’s hard to have sympathy for a guy who got roughed up at a pool party after committing these actions. File this one under “Don’t start none, Won’t be none.”



Booking Photo (Alameda County Sheriff's Department)

Booking Photo (Alameda County Sheriff’s Department)

Noted transgender activist Dana Rivers was arraigned Tuesday on charges of committing a brutal triple homicide in Oakland, California in the early hours of Friday, November 11. The victims have been identified as lesbian couple Patricia Wright and Charlotte Reed and their son Toto “Benny” Diambu-Wright.

Rivers allegedly stabbed and then shot the victims in their home, which he then set ablaze in an attempt to destroy evidence. Rivers was apprehended while attempting to flee the scene of the crime on Reed’s motorcycle. He was covered in their blood.

Police state Rivers made statements confessing to the crime. He was arraigned without bail on charges of triple homicide, arson of an inhabited dwelling, and possession of metal knuckles. He faces life without possibility of parole, and potential death sentence.

Rivers’ motive is unknown. The Mercury News reports: “Authorities have not released a motive but have indicated it might have been a dispute over some property”, while Fox Channel KTVU News reported: “Sources said the case is an isolated incident involving a domestic dispute.”

Dana Rivers (formerly David Warfield) rose to national prominence in 1999 when he was removed from his tenured teaching position as an IT instructor at Center High School in Sacramento following allegations that he inappropriately over-shared personal information with students following his on-the-job gender transition.

Rivers was subsequently featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, among other national media. He planned on writing a book and selling a movie version of his life story. With the help of an ACLU attorney Rivers negotiated a $150,000 buy-out of his tenured position and resigned. He discussed his decision in an interview with GenderPAC here:


“IYF: What are your chances of getting another

teaching job in the public school?

DR: Excellent. Not only am I an award-winning

teacher with years of experience, but California

is in the midst of a serious teacher shortage. To

be honest, I am not worried about getting another

job in a public high school.

IYF: What happens now? I know that you have some

speaking gigs. Do you see yourself continuing as

a gender activist?

DR: I have been thrust into this role and, to be

honest, I love it. It is part of who I am to be

up front, candid, and in the spotlight. I do not

believe that this means I am particularly vain or

ego-centric. Rather, I know I am capable of

speaking out, and it feels good to move the

mountain. As long as people want to hear me, I

am willing to spread the word.

     My transition thus far has been easy (yes,

even though I lost my job) compared to my sisters

and brothers who have faced ridicule and physical

harm for their gender difference. I am humbled by

the effort and energy of GenderPAC and the other

organizations who are trying to make a difference.

IYF: You just addressed NGLTF’s ‘Creating Change’

in Oakland and traveled to Washington to meet with

Rep. Barney Frank, among others. Tell us about your

new-found high-profile status as an activist.

DR: It’s been fun, a bit overwhelming, and very

rewarding to have so much attention paid to my

situation. I have been interviewed by newspapers

and radio programs and magazines from as far away

as Germany. ABC News has followed my case closely,

and flew my daughter and me out to New York to be

on Good Morning America. I had to secure the help

of an agent to handle the flood of requests for my

time. A book and movie are being considered.

     I actually had Diane Sawyer and a producer

from Oprah Winfrey on the phone at the same time

a few weeks ago. People magazine named me one of

the 25 most intriguing people of 1999, and Jane

magazine named me one of the Gutsiest Women of

the Year. It is amazing! I hope this exposure

gets our message into homes where normal people

can look at me, hear or read about me, and decide

for themselves if I would be a good teacher, or

neighbor, or spouse.”

Twitter Photo @latitude3739

Twitter Photo @latitude3739

Rivers was last seen in the media in a 2008 Bay City Reporter article featuring his work as a teacher in the Five Keys Charter School program in the San Francisco County Jail.

Patricia Wright, Benny Diambu-Wright, and Charlotte Reed.

Patricia Wright, Benny Diambu-Wright, and Charlotte Reed.

A vigil was held yesterday for Benny Diambu-Wright at Berkely High, where the nineteen-year-old graduated from high school last year before enrolling in nursing school. Over a hundred people burned candles and shared memories of the young man and his mothers. Patricia Wright, a special-ed teacher, had worked for the same district for a decade until her retirement last year.

At time of publication, GenderTrender is the only LGBT website to report.

Dana Rivers on a television appearance circa 1999

Dana Rivers: TV appearance circa 1999


Here is the footage of Chaudhary committing violent assault against a fellow transgender community member during the TDOR event.


Regular readers of this blog will remember Chaudhary as the “transwoman” who organized a group of transgenders to stalk and terrorize a small gathering of Radical Feminists as they gathered in a private home. You can read about that here:

Chaudhary has a “no trespass” order against him issued by the University of Toronto Campus Police due to multiple violent threats against women and transgenders: “These threats have been conveyed in graphic detail”, says the order, which you can see by clicking HERE.

According to media reports one group of trans activists stole the Transgender Flag from another group of trans activists who organized yesterday’s event, where Toronto mayor-elect John Tory appeared. A new flag was provided by the Sherbourne Health Centre. Regular readers will remember that Sherbourne Health Centre representative Xander Sarkisova published the home address of a lesbian feminist activist online in a call to terrorize and harass the woman and her children in their home. The post emanated from an official Sherbourne Health Centre computer. You can read about that here:

 The Toronto Sun reports that the event ended when it degenerated into a “shouting and shoving match” between violent men who “identify as” women. Click on the highlighted links to read more.

Incidentally, here is the design of the new “Transgender Flag” (intended to replace the pink and light-blue “baby colors” flag) which was unveiled as part of the ceremony: