The Latest From ‘Equality’ Maryland’s Trans-Othering Scrubbing Bubbles

Does Barry Allen live in Maryland?

Jay Garrick perhaps?

First this…

And just a few minutes later we find this…

Folks, we can still stop the disease that is HB235, but we have to be quicker than those who are deceptively conducting its last-minute surge.

46 Responses to The Latest From ‘Equality’ Maryland’s Trans-Othering Scrubbing Bubbles

  1. TransGriot says:

    So that’s where the Bush scrubbers got employment after Dubya left the White House

  2. Cathy Brennan says:

    Of course, Kat, you’ve never seen Morgan or any other Maryland person because you don’t live here. And as far as I know, you’ve never done any advocacy here, or attempted to talk to anyone here.

    Also, seriously, do you think EqMD should let your stuff on their website when you are constantly smacking them? Why should they?

    Don’t worry, you still have your blog!

    • Katrina Rose says:

      Why would I want to live in a state where the gays and lesbians erect barriers to trans civil rights and then lie about how transphobic the legal landscape is?

      But, nevertheless, I have to set foot in Maryland now and then – which is the entire point of my criticism of the deceptive narrative that EQMD is pushing and that you’re defending.

      But, then again, you’ve never been one to acknowledge what the real issue is.

    • Beth Morgan says:

      as long as she’s just constructively criticizing them and not downright insulting them, I think she should have her stuff on their page (and she wouldn’t have to insult them if they hadn’t deleted the tame constructive criticism she posted to their page in the first place).
      it’s embarrassing and scary to have censorship, especially when the censorship is of constructive criticism. dissent can be good.

      • Katrina Rose says:

        Well, remember the Gay, Inc., definition of homophobe:

        cis or trans person who calls out gay people for their shady and questionably ethical behavior in online discourse

        I’m sure if Bug was in the Justice Department I’d already be charged with a hate crime.

      • Cathy Brennan says:

        We’ll have to agree to disagree.

        Also, Kat, you really don’t know me – I oppose hate crimes legislation for any group.

      • Cathy Brennan says:

        I don’t disagree, but if you think threatening and bullying people is “constructive,” we will have to agree to disagree. As far as I can tell, the threatening and bullying people some from this blog, and other like it.

        I’m not concerned with censorship on the Internet when there are mechanisms for other competeing voices – like, for example, this blog!

  3. Donna Simone says:

    I owe Katrina a HUGE public apology.
    I volunteered with Equality Maryland for well over a year and a half. I lobbied at the Rayburn Office Building in Washington with them, I spoke at the National Press Club with them, I worked their booth at Baltimore Pride, I got HUNDREDS of postcards signed in support of Marriage Equality and Transgender protections for them, I did video and photo shoots with them preparing to battle the “bathroom” argument, I did media training at WMAR TV with them, I attended speakers workshops with them and I phonebanked for them. I was CONSTANTLY assured that they would settle for NO LESS than FULL protections for Maryland’s transgender community the entire time. I defended Equality Maryland while being warned that I was being used by Katrina and others. YOU were right Katrina – I was betrayed by EqMd. I am sorry for doubting you.

  4. Ashley Love says:

    Cathy Brennan banned me from Equality Maryland’s Facebook page, even though the things I said were not half as unfavorable to Equality Maryland as I have been seeing other people post there who oppose HB 235. Why is Cathy so resistant to truth telling? I have stayed in Maryland before, and go to DC a lot, and visit MD. But even if I didn’t, this affects all of us. Other states could follow the trend of “half baked” bills if this passes in its toxic form.

    • Beth Morgan says:

      I agree with most of this, except apparently/supposedly, Cathy is not a friend of EQMD (even if she agrees with their bill) and is not on their FB admin, so I don’t think it was her that banned you from it (although if you can find evidence to the contrary, please tell me).

      • Cathy Brennan says:

        Beth – Do you go to Towson? I live on Murdock Road. If you want to come to my house email bugbrennan on gmail and we’ll set that up. I’ll make coffee, and you can tell me all about myself.

    • Cathy Brennan says:

      Huh? I’m not even with EqMD, but if they banned you, good for them.

  5. Alyson Meiselman says:

    The “truth” about Ms. Brennan: she is a manipulative control freak, a bigot, and a lesbian that does not support any civil or human rights for transgendered individuals! She has never supported full equality when it comes to transgendered persons. So, why do we expect that her behavior will change? It won’t. And, those in our community that continue to allow themselves to be manipulated by her abuse deserve what they get. She can’t even stand to be in the same room as a transgendered individual…
    Sorry to all those that think they can stop Ms. Brennan… you can’t. She deserves to be branded the B.L.A.H. that she is!

    • Katrina Rose says:

      I defer to Ms. Meiselman on this point.

    • Beth Morgan says:

      yep.
      except what’s a “B.L.A.H.”?

      • Cathy Brennan says:

        Beth, do I even know you?

        Seriously, are you high as well?

      • Cathy Brennan says:

        Beth – is this you?

        Beth Morgan
        Actor; Baltimore, Maryland citizen; Gettysburg College ’10 Alumna (Theatre major, member of Allies, Amnesty International, O&N/Theatre Dept./stage crew, Peace Club, Vagina Monologues, International Club, Japan Club, Accent, Active Minds, Student MUsical Theatre, etc.); feminist; queer-ish (but mostly straight); interested in Green Party and Socialism; believes in equal rights and social justice for all (LGBTQQIA+, women, minorities, poor, disabled, etc.) and environmental justice (being a friend to the Earth). Believes in love and peace. Person trying to do what’s right. (from http://www.greenteaparty.us/)

        So let me get this “straight” – you are a striaght lady from Towson, you went to Towson High School, and you want to tell me, an out lesbian, all the bad things you have read about me on the Internet, without ever actually trying to talk to me?

        Seriously?

      • Beth Morgan says:

        okay, so I don’t know you, Cathy, so maybe that means Alyson Meiselman (and Katrina, by default) are wrong about their points. maybe I shouldn’t have “echoed” their view without knowing you first.
        however, you have not really disproved any of these points with your own actions. you stood in 2001 against trans rights in the GL jobs, housing, and PA bill, and today you seem to stand against PA for trans in HB235. if I am wrong about that, I am sorry, but nothing indicates that I am wrong about that.

        and that doesn’t give you an excuse to post personal identifying details about me on a blog without my permission.

      • JC says:

        Beth: Are you for real? MAYBE you shouldn’t have agreed with things you have no idea about??? You need to chill with the presuming & conclusions you’re jumping to. Youth is no excuse.

      • JC says:

        She’s gotta disprove what some person you don’t know spits out on the internet?

      • Beth Morgan says:

        JC: I have an idea from all the comments Cathy’s posted, those speak for themselves, along with information about how she was involved in 2001′s trans right betrayal. what else do you need? do you need to see her with a head on a stick?
        (note to Cathy: I am not saying you advocate murder or even harming people in any way, shape, or form, I am sure you don’t – I am inferring that JC waits until she knows for sure the very worst about someone to even think about that person in a negative way)

        and yeah, it would help if she disproved that (things from her comments and her role in the 2001 debacle).

    • Cathy Brennan says:

      Alyson – I am laughing at this. Are you high right now?

    • Cathy Brennan says:

      P.S. – It’s true! I am a lesbian.

    • Wow, that comment is just so over-the-top.

      Seriously, I’d love to see, in the aftermath of the echo chamber attacks on those LGB & T community members — as well as LGBT community allies — who are not for killing HB 235, what the actual, brick-and-mortar world plan will be to pass a gender identity bill in Maryland next year that includes public accommodation antidiscrimination protections.

      The current plan seems to be to alienate any delegate who may have been willing to submit a such a bill to the House of Delegates, as well as alienate any LGBT community member who might be inclined to work on public accommodation protections next year and into the future.

      There are no trans delegates in the Maryland House of Delegates. On that point alone, our community is going to need allies.

      Alyson, your name-calling might sate your anger for a bit, but it won’t help get our trans peers antidiscrimination protections for housing, employment, and public accommodation in Maryland.

      I just want to know yours and others brick-and-mortar world plans for getting Maryland legislation passed into law in the future that provides antidiscrimination protections based on gender identity for housing, employment, and public accommodation. And Alyson, I’d like to hear your specific plans on what you personally plan to do to pass such legislation into law in the future. I’m all ears.

    • Cathy Brennan says:

      Beth – http://www.greenteaparty.us/ – if you don’t want that there, delete it.

      Also, since I gave you my telephone #, call me. Happy to chat about anything you want.

  6. Anna Forbes says:

    You guys are so nuts that even you all don’t realize it!

    • Katrina Rose says:

      Try getting a law degree sometime.

      And, on the off chance you already have one, try to actually use it instead of listening to what a retired doctor and some self-absorbed, detached-from-reality gays and lesbians tell you about the law.

    • Beth Morgan says:

      mmm, Anna, I love that ableist privilege, keep it coming.
      what are you going to do next, call us all “retards”?

  7. TransGriot says:

    Yeah Anna, we’re the same ‘crazy’ people that in 2007 warned the trans community that we were going to get cut out of ENDA. We were called delusional, liars, crazy, and everything else by the Quisling and her NCTEoids until September 2007 when it happened.

    Then the trans community came crying to us after Barney cut us out of the bill.

    ‘Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it’.

    And you’re definitely repeating it in Maryland right now.

  8. friday jones says:

    Cathy, she’s not moving there because she doesn’t like the way your town smells. Whichever town that might happen to be. :p

  9. JC says:

    Circle jerk in progress, step back! Beth: you look like an uninformed person trying so hard to jump into the cool squad, any cool squad. Quite agreeable with anything; unsubstantiated or not at all. These folks are loud and opinionated and not much more. Thankfully they have no power but to annoy!!!!!!!!!!

    • Beth Morgan says:

      JC: if I look like it to you, then you need glasses or contacts.
      I’ve never tried to fit into the “cool squad” (is that what the cool kids call it these days?).
      the idea of me being cool is hilarious. XD

  10. TransGriot says:

    Autumn,
    I’d like you know what you and your Pimp HB 235 crew are going to say and do when the first discrimination suit filed based on the public accommodations free bill is dismissed. (assuming it passes)

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