Seen recently on Facebook:
Seen in the recent past on ENDABlog, TransAdvocate and other non-Marriage-Derangement-Syndrome outlets:
[UPDATED – 8/17/2011, 08:56 CDT]
No, not with any question(s), but with an answer – from one of many people who a Gay, Inc., that actually gave 1/10000th of a fuck about the lives and rights of trans people would have lavished job offers on, but, well, you know…
On the same Facebook thread on which Sklarz appears to have had an epihpany, Vanessa Edwards Foster writes:
You didn’t see this coming. Perhaps I’ve been considered a hard-ass in this, the era of the Keisling, but there’s a reason. I learned this about HRC in the late 90’s independently, then as the “unifying” effect (of the gay/lesbian community) went forward (again thanks to Mara who chastised us for trying to play divide & conquer with G&L’s as adversarial), we’ve now seen a full decade of our own strategy back in early NTAC now applied to the T community for a decade.
It’s worked marvelously for them: we’re irreparably fractured as never before in the past 15 yrs., they’re marching on with their own personal agenda with zero regard for us and they’ve successfully discovered that we T folks are desparate ($$$ disparate) and there will always be separable folks in our ranks who will do their advocacy & promotion to us and the world for a few sheckels. This gets those separable few some special favors (invites to things) and whatever spare benefits they deign to brush off the table in their general direction while they play their “house trannie” to pull out and validate their own “inclusivity” (a laughable farce) and keep the rest of us at bay, squelched and power-stripped here in poverty-land. And if these chosen folks decide they’re pissed at their G&L handlers, well, they’ll simply threaten to toss them to live with the rest of us here in powerless poverty-land, while they select another unaware and eager recruit to be the next “trans leader handpicked by Gay Inc.” (our alleged overseers in this unofficial coup and unconditional surrender). This overall gameplan has been evident for many years.
In short, they realize we’ll never stick together and unify. Game over.
Ah yes, but didn’t HRC’s hire of Alyson Robinson prove that Gay, Inc., really doesn’t want to see us all swinging from poplar trees?
Hasn’t NGLTF’s decade-long employment of a trans-expert – who isn’t trans – proven that that Gay, Inc., will at least take time out to cut us down from the poplar trees when they stumble upon our hanging remains while tweaking and fucking in the park?
Didn’t Lambda Legal’s hire of Cole Thaler prove that Gay, Inc., really doesn’t discriminate against trans people in its hiring practices?
Hasn’t Tom Duane’s decade of blubbering proven that NY’s Gay, Inc., really does view trans people to be equal to gays?