Like Steph Mineart, I recieved a letter from Indiana Equality (IE) asking for money. The following paragraph steamed my ass:
“In September of this year, State Senator Pat Miller proposed a bill that would have criminalized artificial insemination for unmarried women in Indiana. The purpose of this proposal was to deny all members of the LGBT community the fundamental right to have children. By taking swift action and working in conjunction with civil rights, child protection, and family rights organizations, Indiana Equality forced Senator Miller to withdraw her bill from consideration.“
WHAT SWIFT ACTION? I wouldn’t call a press release, “swift action.” Should I send IE cash because they put out spiffy press releases? What “work” was done with other organizations? I seem to remember a group of people that did take swift action, but they were from Rock Indiana Campaign for Equality.
You want my cash? Give me a reason to give… and stop taking credit where you deserve none.
(thanks to Steph for the heads up!)
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.
Abernathey currently hosts the Youtube Channel "The T-Party with Marti Abernathey."