Protest GLAAD?

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Transexual Menace protested HRC for lack of inclusion in their advocacy back in 2005, I think maybe it’s time to protest GLAAD for the same thing.

In a post entitled : GLAAD About Hate Speech, I discussed the viciousness of Michael Savage’s most remarks concerning the murder of Ruby Ordenana.

GLAAD’s response consisted of a paragraph, released ONLY to me.

So what do I get in my email box today?

GLAAD Call to Action: “The O’Reilly Factor” – “Lesbian Gang Epidemic?”

Problem: popular talk show host overstates the facts on Lesbian Gangs
Action: action alert.

Problem: popular talk show host says:

“The wages of sin are death. You’re gonna cut off your willy, you’re gonna walk around in women’s clothes, you’re gonna hook, you’re gonna wind up dead under a freeway, Johnson”

“But you know what? You’re never gonna make me respect the freak. I don’t want to respect the freak. The freak ought to be glad that they’re allowed to walk around without begging for something. You know, sick and tired of the whole country begging, bending over backwards for the junkie, the freak, the pervert, the illegal immigrant. All of them are better than everybody else. Sick. Everything is upside down.”

Action: write a paragraph to a small blog.

Shockingly, another supposed GLB”T” group plays fast and loose on who they advocate for. If you include us in your mission statement, how about you follow through with it? Is that too much to ask?

Marti Abernathey is the founder of the Transadvocate and the previous managing editor. Abernathey has worn many different hats, including that of podcaster, activist, and radiologic technologist. She's been a part of various internet radio ventures such as TSR Live!, The T-Party, and The Radical Trannies, TransFM, and Sodium Pentathol Sunday. As an advocate she's previously been involved with the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance, Rock Indiana Campaign for Equality, and the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition. She's taken vital roles as a grass roots community organizer in The Indianapolis Tax Day Protest (2003), The Indy Pride HRC Protest (2004), Transgender Day of Remembrance (2004), Indiana's Witch Hunt (2005), and the Rally At The Statehouse (the largest ever GLBT protest in Indiana - 3/2005). In 2008 she was a delegate from Indiana to the Democratic National Convention and a member of Barack Obama's LGBT Steering and Policy Committee.

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